it's hard to believe it's been three years since i made a serious commitment to learning photography. i miss taking classes. a lot. but apparently not enough to drive a three hour round trip once a week.
most bedroom linens are either too busy or too plain. none seem to be just right for me. though i have have gotten closer today. of course i will change my mind by tomorrow morning.
i'm really, really glad this week is over, though monday and tuesday will be a tough couple of days. i'm a good organizer but there is some chaos that refuses to be organized so i'm learning to deal with those issues lately. it's wearing on the soul at times. but i have people to make me laugh, so it works.
i had a random thought that i've lost my edge from when i was a myspace blogger - it was anonymous and most people didn't know me by any other name than . (dot) but i think age will dull a person's edge too. now people know my name and where i live so i try to live by the thought that my nieces and nephews could find this one day - what example would i want to set for them. yes...there were a lot of things i would never wanted them to read on myspace - i'm glad i'm a bit duller these days. lately anonymous has taken on the personality of a bully (no, i was never a bully) and i don't like that.
i've been soaking up the olympics and i'm a big cheese - i have to admit that i love rooting for usa and get tears in my eyes when these kids do good. though our country has more than it's share of problems, i think it has a lot of good things too.
tonight my youngest nephew is going to his second dance and his first with a 'girlfriend'. good thing i'm not around to embarrass him. his mom took him last night to buy a new shirt - a tradition started by my mom. we always got a new piece of clothing for occasions like this. i can remember wearing a white dress to a valentine's dance and she bought me a shiny enameled heart pin to go with it. he's making the memories of his life right now. today at lunch the girls talked about their dances and we all laughed. i swear my mom told me that i would get pregnant if i let a boy french kiss me. lordy....i can remember freaking out the first time thinking about that.
it's supposed to be in the high 50's tomorrow - i trying to resist the urge to break out the flipflops and shorts. ( i know, i know) but then the cold rain comes back on sunday. i feel a picnic coming on...and kite flying.
My daughter thinks she can look up my blog although I have expressly forbidden it... she will one day..hopefully when she's old enough to know where I am coming from.ReplyDelete
Oh, I want to feel a picnic coming on. Yes!ReplyDelete
You blogged on myspace? Oh, well. And the biggest surprise, the biggest~ was that the photography was only three years in the making? Impossible.
picnics and kites...YES ! :-)ReplyDelete
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I love your observations....ReplyDelete
and I have also been soaking up the olympics like a sponge....do you think evan would come to my house for dinner if I invited him :)
we might get a bunch a snow on monday....like 6-9 inches....so put those flips flops on and flaunt them !
and the photography classes I take now are one on one with the instructors who work at my camera shop....I love that kind of attention and hands on help :)
The Olympics are amazing this winter. Whenever I turn the tv on, I'm instantly riveted. So many people are drawn right in to them. Maybe we're in a place in society where we just need to root for one another, to pull together and cheer. To just have some good, old fashioned fun! Have a wonderful weekend ...ReplyDelete
"chaos that refuses to get organized." That's the kind of stuff that keeps me up at night. I feel your pain, dear. But kite flying, you say..? That might certainly help. I hope next week is a little less stressful for you.ReplyDelete
Have a wonderful weekend, Char!
Oh Char, kite flying would be fun, glad your nephew is making memories....those parents always tried to scare us too. My Dad always said no boys with long hair....Have a great weekend char, wear your flip flops. I am surprised you have been only doing photography for three years. Your awesome...hugs, we are watching the Olympics here big time. It is so exciting when they are in your own country. The energy is amazing....all the athletes whatever country are so dedicated....very impressive. Hugs.ReplyDelete
i would wear flip flops. we're getting more snow this weekend. and i will admit that i'm kind of sad about this. i haven't got to watch much of the olympics, but i did catch some women's downhill skiing and I decided that it's all kind of insane. i think i'll take up curling.ReplyDelete
*smiling* My Grannie, God love her, said that I should NEVER kiss until I got married! And I believed it for a little while.........ReplyDelete
It was almost 60* yesterday afternoon here...yep same feeling for the FF's.
Hope the nephew has a fun and exciting time.
I'm glad the week is over too, even though I only had to work two days thanks to the snow storm we had. Oh and I know what you are saying about sheets!ReplyDelete
I have all my family looking at ours in the UK and even some friends comment on certain posts...so I have to be reallt careful and not too open about feelings..it's hard...the name thing too...but hey...I would never have met awesome people such as yourself.ReplyDelete
HUGS sweet lady.
oh really char it was like we were sitting on the couch chatting, great hearing from you...first dance...awwwwReplyDelete
I enjoyed your memories of high school dances...I can remember sewing new dresses for them...ReplyDelete
I cannot believe you have only been seriously into photography for three years!...You are definitely a natural then:)
Char, I love reading yor thoughts...they're always so full of truth and honesty. I had an anonymous blog for a little while, my rant and rave one, but I took it down just on the slim chance that one of my loved ones could happen on it by chance and recognize themselves.ReplyDelete
My first dance was in fifth grade where all the boys stood on one side of the gym and all the girls stood on the other side. The only song I remember is "She Loves You".
I've been soaking up all those sappy, feel-good tears from the Olympics too. Seems like every night I go to bed with watery eyes now. : ) In a world where things are falling apart, things are also coming together and it's heart-breakingly beautiful.ReplyDelete
I'm with you on the bed linens. It took me 6 months to decide on new stuff. And now I'm tired of it. And I've gotten a lot duller too. I used to have all these crazy adventures before I got married. I was constantly walking the edge...in my writing as well as my life and now that things are settled I've come to feel dull once in a while. But I have all those memories that I savor now...and the reason I backed away from the edge in the first place was because it was getting exhausting. I knew I'd burn out or possibly crash and burn so I decided to sacrifice thrill for depth and meaning. What I'm getting at is that I think it's a good balance. There's a time for all things under the sun, and I find everything you have to offer through this blog anything but dull.
I'm so exhausted from watching the Olympics...I can't go to bed until it's over...ReplyDelete
I'm with you on bed linens. I've never found anything I actually like - only things I can tolerate for a while. Let's get together and design a new line for people like us.
I can't believe that you've only been working on this photography thing seriously for three years - you've got a gifted eye, friend.
and I'm glad you aren't anonymous...you're one of those treasures I'm so thrilled to have found in the blogging community.
lovely post... Here in Canada home land of the Olympics, we keep faith no matter what!!ReplyDelete
saw you at Farmhouse...stopping by to say HiReplyDelete
the olympics are sheer love. so proud of all these athletes.ReplyDelete
An anonymous blog is an intriguing idea. Hmmm...ReplyDelete
Picnics and kites...that sounds lovely. The weather around here has been wonderful as well, but I think the rain is due to come back. It was nice while it lasted though. I hope you got to get out and enjoy it!ReplyDelete
No rain here today Char. I hope you didn't get any either.ReplyDelete
Did you take your photography classes at the university here when you lived in town. I've thought about it before. I'm not sure I'm willing to pay the parking, building and all the other fees they throw on you for the one class though. That and I don't have the right kind of camera either. One day I'll splurge on a good one and then I'll have to take lessons.
Hope next week is a good one for you.
Picnics, kites and flip flops are just around the corner!
it's a very interesting question as to whether one has more edge when anonymous. and if so, why? i'm not sure i would, because i have a hard time not being myself and using my voice. but it might be an interesting exercise to try...ReplyDelete
and speaking of bedroom linens, have you seen the bed group on flickr? they do a monthly picture of their bed and do elaborate setups and changes on a monthly basis. mostly incorporating vintage linens. they totally rock.
Only three years? Girl, you learned A LOT in three years.ReplyDelete
You said the magic word...flip flops....ohhhhhh I can't wait! Get so impatient this time of year.ReplyDelete