Friday, June 19, 2009

Friday Favorite Photo: Tree collage

I just recently came across this photo and remembered how much I like it. Created during my "collage" phase a few years ago, it's made from a couple of photos layered together. I like that it seems so dreamlike, and there seems to be a sense of movement to it,too.

I created this using Picasa, a free photo editing program that I love. But when I upgraded to the most recent edition of Picasa I was dismayed to discover the "collage" feature had become much more time consuming and harder to work with than it had been.

I dream of actually owning my very own photo editing tools someday. But if I did I'd probably never want to do anything else than fiddle around with them.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

A new house!!

We've finally found a house to buy - which is the good news. The bad news is I'm afraid we settled on this one mainly because we were sick of looking ( I saw more than 50!) and also because we're so anxious to get out of where we are.

It's a great house with some nice features - especially the big jetted tub - but it's more than we should have spent and not exactly where we wanted to be. We haven't yet signed on the final dotted line, but we did put some money down and had an inspection, so it looks like we'll be moving by August First in spite of some misgivings and worries.

This will be the 12th move of my adult life.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Another Fine Mess

This photo represents the current state of my life right now: there's a general lack of order, a lot of noise and distraction, some deep wounds, and things shooting off in all sorts of directions but not really getting anywhere.

I need to focus. And because of this I think I'll probably be blogging less. At least for a while.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Friday Favorite Photo: A fish as big as me

I think I was about four years old when this picture was taken. Cute idea, but I sure didn't appreciate being compared to a big, dead, stinking fish.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Incommunicado !

BB and I were without home Internet for four whole days!! It went out on Friday afternoon and we didn't get it back until late in the afternoon today, Tuesday. I'm glad to be back in touch with the world, but it was interesting to witness and reflect upon how lost we were without our connection.

We had no email to read or send, BB was unable to go on Facebook, play poker, or look things up on Google, and I couldn't Flickr, blog, or organize photos - activities that have come to take up quite a bit of our time. We had to find other things to do instead, such as talking, reading, making phone calls, going to the movies, the library, the gym, and getting things done on our "to do" lists. I did a lot more writing than I usually do, and I got a lot of laundry done, too.

So, is all the time we spend online a bad thing? Are we better off without it? I don't know. It's true that I spend a lot of my time on Flickr and Blogger, but those are both things that engage me creatively. Would it be different if I were knitting or building model airplanes?

BB says, "all things in moderation."