Saturday, December 27, 2008
It's Almost Over Anyways!
Well at least part of Christmas is over. We had a WONDERFUL time with our grand children and their parents on Christmas eve. We had T-bone steak and the trimmin's thanks to our daughter and sil. I brought a cherry salad and some cookies, then forgot to get the cherry salad out of the fridge...guess we weren't hungry for more huh? We had plenty and Sarah is a very good cook. We opened gifts with the family and my daughter from OKC even drove up to join us. Then Beth and her dog Daisy came home with us and we brought Chloe home too. That made FIVE dogs in my little house for Christmas day. Sarah and her family were going to Enid for Christmas and a couple days there after for other gatherings and a funeral. Chris lost his grandfather the day before Christmas eve and the funeral was scheduled for Friday.
I can honestly say this has not been one of the best Christmas' I have had. I am not talking about the gifts, that was completed early this year and I was very happy with my selections for everyone. This year was the first year in my adult life that I can remember that I did not decorate for Christmas. That just makes me very sad for I have beautiful decorations. I have spent my entire life collecting things to make Christmas festive. It just seemed different this year. It was a little depressing, just not much fun. No Christmas parties, I didn't get cards sent out, I feel a little like a failure....ok, no pity party here. It is what it is, it didn't get done and next year will be different. I can assure you all of that.
Yesterday our temperature was unbelievable. We broke all records by several degrees. We were still 73 at 10:00 last night. It was hot in the house. I almost turned the a/c on to cool the house down. Humid, hot, uncomfortable...and today we are to have very cold temps. Right now at 6:00 a.m. it is 72!!! But very strong storms are coming through. We are under a tornado watch just like spring and I see the lightning out my window right now. So I better make this short and get it posted before the storm hits. Oh, I hear the thunder now too.
Yesterday I took pictures of my mom's cousin and her two daughters and their two daughters each. I had a lot of fun. I took 315 pictures and was able to throw several out, I narrowed it down to just a little over 200!!! I will let them take it from there! I am so pleased with how several turned out, and the girls all get along great together. They are all very close in age, one set of twins at almost 12, and then the other two are 12 and 14. They were so funny and willing to try different things. They told me this was the most fun time they have ever had having their pictures taken. That made me feel great!
Today I am taking pictures at a family reunion of about 50 people. That should be interesting! It will be more of a challenge, trying to get a good shot quickly of so many families. I think she told me it will be seven siblings and their families plus one elderly aunt and uncle if they come. But we will see, the weather is coming in really bad right now, thank goodness this party is not until 4:00 today. I just trust it will all be ok by then.
The lens I have been watching on Amazon went up by about $40.00 !!! darn it! I didn't get any camera equipment for Christmas which would be very hard for anyone to do, but I really would like this new lens. I have my tickets bought for Florida for the end of January to visit my aunt and uncle YEA!! and most of Christmas is paid for. So that is good news. I don't make resolutions, I would never keep them, but I do hope that this next year brings me a stronger work attitude, that I pursue my photography more as a business and not JUST a hobby. I hope to really make some changes such as adding a family room onto our house, make the garage into a studio, and have a shop built for my husbands tools and hobbies. I just can not believe how fast the years are passing me by, age is a funny thing when it comes to time and I am not sure I like it. I hope this posting find everyone healthy, enjoying time with family, and ready to celebrate the beginning of another new year. I hope everyone is making plans to celebrate safely and responsibly. I sure don't want to lose any of my new friends due to something we have control over! Ok, the cop in me is coming out huh? The rain is coming in, I hear it on the roof so I am going to close my post. Have a great weekend.