Well I fixed my camera...after I took this picture. If you wear glasses you will understand what happened. You know when you spend a bit of time outside and it is cold then you go inside where it is significantly warmer and your glasses instantly fog up? Well, that is basically what happened on the inside of my lens. Because it was on the inside, it was not de-fogging itself very quickly. I may have turned on the fan and held it in front of it to speed it up. Good news is that it worked and I can finish out the year taking pictures that you can actually see! Which is good considering I am working on some cool things that definitely need to be photographed.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Get this, the old camera is only 5 megapixels. Yep, you read that right, 5 megapixels. Not 15 or 25, but a lonely singular 5. I feel like it is ancient but then I remember that it is only 8 years old and I just feel old. Then I think about how my dad taught me photography on his Vivitar 35mm SLR about 16-17 years ago and I feel really really old. I remember being in high school and thinking that time just crept on by. Now it cannot seem to slow down. What happened there?
Every year just flies on by now. This year especially! I feel like I just started this dress project, not in the final days, finishing it up! Too fast! Must take a break soon to slow down a bit. Maybe we should move to Margaritaville. Time goes slow there. I wish that could happen.
Monday, December 2, 2013
Day 335: Pony Up!
Day 336: It bears repeating.
I need a new camera! I went to take my picture today and my camera is doing some wonky things. It is taking wonky pictures that could be mistaken for an Ikat print. So today's picture is brought to you by the camera on my phone, which I cannot set on a time or attach to a tripod. That in turn means my husband has to take the photos inside because it is too dark outside when he/we get home. ugh...
Saturday, November 30, 2013
House of Harkless, which is the woman's photography business to raise money. So please please donate! You will be helping two families bring home their future children.
Friday, November 29, 2013
Day 332: The one with all the turkey
Yesterday was a long and wonderful day! I didn't post because I wanted to spend as much time with family as possible. Eric and I went to two Thanksgiving meals yesterday. One with my family in the early afternoon and one with his family in the evening. My family lives 2.5 hours away from us and his sister, which is where we had it, lives about 1.5 hours away from my family. The drive back to our house was about 3 hours. That is a whole lot of driving. Oh and we took our dog with us! This was her first road trip. She did pretty good, except that she is completely spoiled and rode all but 1 hour in my lap.
Day 333: The one with all the shopping
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Are you ready for tomorrow? I am! We are not doing any of the cooking, so that maybe why I am so excited and not at all stressed. We have two Thanksgivings to go to tomorrow. I am ready to eat more than I should ever need to!
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Open Adoption Blogger Interview Project. Well today is the day my group posts their interviews.
I had the pleasure of interviewing Jessalynn from Birthmothers for Adoption. She blogs alongside her partner in crime Desha about open adoption and sharing their experiences. Here is our interview.
Other than blogging, do you have any hobbies?
No. Just kidding. I cook, read, plan parties, write short stories and poems, wrestle two children and two dogs. I don't know if it is a hobby but I am slightly, madly in love with TV. ha. I watch The Mindy Project, The Good Wife, Scandal, Grey's Anatomy, and Modern Family.
Who is your favorite celebrity style icon? Why?
Definitely Jennifer Lawrence. She is so awesome. I also love Charlize Theron. They are both just really classy and they are not afraid of wearing something kinda fun and flirty.
If your life were being turned into a movie, what would the title be?
The girl who did too much. I find myself getting into way too many activities, doing too many things, and committing to a lot. But I love it nonetheless.
What was your biggest fear with placing?
My biggest fear was that my birth daughter would hate me. She still might later on, but I like to think she will not.
How were you able to overcome that fear?
We have an open adoption. Because of this I am able to write her letters, talk to her, and Skype with her. This way she knows why I placed her, she knows who I am, and more importantly will know that I didn't throw her to the wolves and happily walk away. She will know it was the hardest, most thought out decision of my life.
What is the most joyful moment you have had with your adoption story?
The most Joyful moment was probably the first time she called me birth mom. It signified that she knew who I was and where I belonged in her life. She knew that I loved her and cared for her. This picture is probably the moment that I love the most.
I hope you enjoyed reading this! I know I sure have. I look forward to next years interview project.