Friday, January 28, 2011

Friday at last!

Why in the world was this week so long?  After all, we had a day off right in the middle of the week!  It must have been all the shoveling.  I think it makes you feel like you've worked twice as hard.  And that white fluffy snow makes me yearn for some white soft beach sand or a massage or a massage on the beach...
Massages on the beach at the Grand Sunset Princess, Riviera Maya, Mexico.
Well, since it will be a long time before I get either, I'm settling for some hot, homemade chicken soup (see Food, etc. page) to chase away the chill of this long week.   The weekend has begun!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

I need a quiet week....

Last week was insane with too many things to do - grocery shopping, miscellaneous errands, snow to shovel - and too many things on my mind - mail to respond to, forms to fill out, dentist appointments to schedule, tax returns to think about, bills to pay.  And when I go into overload, I tend to miss-step like forgetting to hit the 'confirm' button on the mortgage website so my payment goes in on time.  Ugh!   Yes, I could use a quiet, peaceful week - and I could also use another paycheck!

Friday, January 21, 2011

And so I begin...

Hey, I’m intrigued by this blog stuff.  I’m not sure why and, up until a short while ago, I didn’t even know what “blog” meant (yes, that's right).  I discovered the word is a blend of the words web log, but you probably already knew that.  Then I found out I could have different types of blogs –a music blog with MP3s, an audio blog a.k.a. podcasting, a photolog or phlog (yikes!) or I could even do microblogging which would be short posts.  I guess that would be like getting a post card in the mail instead of a nice long letter.  Don’t you miss getting letters in the mail – you know, nice letters, not letters from bill collectors?

Well, I think I’ll stick to a nice normal blog and, since photography is my passion, I’m going to concentrate on that with some other hopefully interesting stuff thrown in –maybe a recipe once in a while or a rant about the woman who blew through the stop sign and nearly broadsided me or maybe a question about the meaning of life (oh boy!).

And, as far as the photography goes, I’m no professional – only an enthusiast who wonders what others see through their eyes?  I look at some of the photos on-line or in magazines and ask myself - what was the person behind the camera seeing or thinking or feeling when they hit the shutter release?  And why is that photo blurry or crooked?  Did they want it that way?  Why was that moment significant?  I’d really like to know.  I’d like to know what you’re seeing or thinking when you look at my photos or read what precedes or follows.  So, I’ll let you know what I see and I’d really like to know what you see.   Maybe we see or think the same or maybe we don’t.  Or maybe you’ll just like what’s here or maybe you won’t.  I can’t wait to find out.