Splendidly // Week 46

Monday Ice skating. This can not possibly be good for her ankles. Or her knees. Which reminds me I need a good orthopedist for her. She is so pronated when she runs knees in feet flaring, its almost too painful for me to watch. I think pilates would actually be perfect for her but I just can't see her having the patience to master micro movements.  Contrary to her expression she had a great time and I loved just getting outside again. These two grabbed my arm as we walked by Urban Outfitters and screamed PHOTO BOOOOOTH! Tuesday I was back in the dentist ...

Highlights // Week 45

I just looked at my library in Lightroom (my photo editing software) and there are no photos from last week. So here I am, a week where I really haven't been shooting much. I have two rolls, half exposed, in the Mamiya, but I'm getting stingy with my shooting (spending) coming off a big month of buying stuff. Also, a tire warning light just came on and that means more spending is on its way, plus we are filing 5 college apps on Monday,$420 *poof* *gone*.  Parents of high school seniors can you feel me? Its funny when I start ...

Fun Sized // Week 44

Oh how I was not looking forward to this day. Actually it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. Do you remember my dental PSA post I wrote? That was almost three years ago. I started on that path with a new dentist and a renewed sense of hope that we could work down the list of 'things to do' in my mouth. Six months later my world came crashing down with Lily's accident. I remember the next time being in the dental chair crying through my story about what happened. Then the hygienist started to cry.  It ...

5 Days of Instant Film | Week 43

Its been a fun week with my cameras. I have forced myself to get outside and shoot with my pack camera for Polaroid Week. These are the cameras you see often as 'props' the pop out with accordion like bellows and smell like breaking down plastic. I just know they can't be the healthiest thing to handle. It was really cool to start out Polaroid Week as a featured artist on Snap It See It, a site that is dedicated to preserving the art of film photography specifically instant photography. I had the pleasure of meeting one of the contributors at ...

Comfort Stuff // Week 42

I'm cooking my favorite comfort food for a friend, even if its still 85 degrees outside. I've been ready for roasted ot vegetables, soups and stews since school started but So Cal weather isn't cooperating.  I had the pleasure of making dinner for another family who's oldest just underwent some pretty extensive knee surgery, I have a soft spot for her because I too had a similar surgery but instead of fixing mine when it happened, I waited 10 years. Spring Break, 1991, final semester at college. Looking back that was not a decision I would not make lightly again. I ...

Polaroid Week 2014

Ok, bonus post this week.  Today starts Day 1 of Polaroid Week (formerly known as 'RoidWeek.) If you are just joining us this is Part 2, the Autumn series, part one happens in May. A long time tradition that used to happen just once a year has now spawned into a biannual thing.  I always look forward to immersing myself into all things instant, if only for the week. Think you won't be hooked? Just wait. Your Saturday will feel a little less fun when you see no new photos and the group Flickr pool closed. And excuse the self promotion... today ...

GF Finds // Week 41

Mondays co-pilot, she's been especially friendly lately and I'm not sure why. She's watching me fumble as I attempt to answer some work emails. My typing has gotten so bad I am beginning to think I spend more time correcting then typing. What is it? Are my fingers just not firing as fast or accurately? I bought a new keyboard, I thought that would help but no. I'm also a look-down-as-I-type kinda girl which seems to trip me up. Bottom line I am beginning to feel old. Ok, old-er. Think about poor Weebs she's getting up there in cat years, ...

Celebrating 95 // Week 40

We're starting out on Wednesday this time. No more than a few days have passed since landing and I'm already on my way to the airport. This time to pick up my aunt from North Dahkoootah. I love going to the airport to pick up family. There is no better feeling than seeing some one you love, curbside, toes to the edge awaiting your arrival. Cue opening scene of Love Actually or the end, people dropping bags and running arms outreached tears streaming down their face. Ohhh man passs the Kleenex. Everyone is flying in for my grandmother, GiGi's 95th ...

Colorado // Week 39

So back up a couple weeks ago (I'm a wee bit behind) it was a Wednesday night, I was supposed to be finishing packing but as I took once last look through the ol' inbox, my eyes narrowed. RE: YOUR SCANS ARE HERE.  Tonight I got to see my very first set of scans from my new-to-me Mamiya 645AF (see week 37.)  I am pretty happy with them, although I think they could be a bit more in focus. Maybe its the film, maybe it the lens or maybe its my eyes and lack of correct dipotic lever use. It reminds me ...