Friday, April 25, 2008

So much to do, so little time...

It occured to me last night that I have tonight and tomorrow to plan and pack for my scrapbook retreat next weekend. Why? Well...this Sunday I have a crop/jewelry party at the store (and I have to prep for my monthly card class), Monday night is the card class, Tuesday night is the photography class that I'm taking, and Wednesday night I drive down to my parents' so that Mom and I can go to the Vera Bradley sale early Thursday morning...then, I'm driving back here to pick-up Heather and go to our retreat in Nappanee. Super-busy week, but I can't wait!!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Monday, Monday (insert la-la's here)

Woke up with a screaming headache - so bad that I couldn't tell whether it was a migraine or the worst sinus/tension combo-headache known to mankind. Thought I grabbed the Tylenol sinus on my way out the door this morning. Guess not - must have missed my purse when I tossed the box. Crud. No meds in my desk at work. No meds (except Prilosec) in my purse. Luckily, I was able to track down some ibuprofen. (Thanks a million, Connie!!) That took the edge off. I slept at my desk through lunch - with my sweater over my head to block out the light. Felt a little better after the nap. I came home after work, ate, and took another "nap." (Basically, this means that I fell asleep and woke up about 3-4 hours later, around 10PM...That's why I'm still awake now.)

When I woke up, I remembered that I still needed to make prints for my photography class tomorrow night. Downloaded to SAM's - check. Below are a couple of pictures that I took Sunday evening (around 7:30). This tree is near the entrance of my apartment complex. Isn't it gorgeous? I'm still learning to play with the settings on my camera. This first picture was taken in AV with a 5.6 f-stop. Not bad, but...The one below was taken in the same setting, only I adusted the white balance for sunlight. What a difference!

It's getting late, so I'm going to try to go "back" to sleep. Later, gators!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

I'm baaack!

My goodness, it's been a long time since my last post. Sorry about that. I'm going to try to be better, honest!

Let's see...What's new? Not much, really. Still working a lot. Still scrapping and crafting whenever possible. I recently bought the A&E/BBC production of Pride & Prejudice. It's 5 hours long, but worth every minute. One of my favorite actors, Colin Firth, stars as Mr. Darcy. I've watched it 3 times already! My other favorite purchase is my new digital Rebel. Yep, that's right. Until a couple of weeks ago, I was still shooting with a 35mm. Everyone, welcome me to the 21st century! I can't even begin to tell you how wonderful it is to not have to shoot an entire roll of film to get a few pictures for a project! And, I really love being able to see if my pictures have "turned out" when I take them rather than when I pick them up at SAM's photo lab. Below are some pictures I took of Ian with my new digi. I'm still playing with it and learning how to set all of the bells & whistles, but I'm loving every minute of it! =)

Have a super weekend!