Friday, January 09, 2009

Back into the swing of things

Happy Friday everyone!!

Well, this was the first week back to school for Jayla. And also the first week back to some form of "normalcy" for me. It was actually kinda nice to get back into our routine. Jayla was SUPER excited about going back to school on Tuesday and even asked if she could just spend the night there. Again, I ask you...WHOSE KID IS THIS??? lol She absolutely LOVES school and wants to be there all the freakin time. My gosh, I hope she keeps this attitude about learning and just the school experience.

I hope that I can follow in Jayla's footsteps, so to speak, and start learning a little something myself. I have decided to jump on the photo taking bandwagon and do the 365 challenge. I wanted to do it last year. But believe it or not, I was, and still am a little, affraid of my camera. And it's not even like it's a super spectacular photo taking machine. It's your basic Kodak EasyShare. However, it can do things that I'm just not use to or comfortable doing. So, what better way to try some things out than to take a picture...EVERY...SINGLE...DAY...of the year? Something tells me, this is yet another journey I'm gonna cut a little short. But so far, I'm doing alright. I know we're only 9 days into the year! DUH!!! I'm just sayin...

ANYWAY, here are my first 9 shots of the year. I think I'm just going to (try) and share the photos once a week as opposed to everyday. We all know how my blogging record has been as of late...

1/1 - "The Start"

1/2 - "In the clouds" (these "silky" pj's were one of Jayla's favorite Christmas gifts. How could I resist this happy shot?)

1/3 "The road MOST traveled" (this is the road I must take to get ANYwhere. Our neighborhood is on this street)

1/4- "Scrapbook room with a view" (this is the view from my scrapbook room. What a gloomy day)

1/5 - "Do you MIND?" (Ok, I was...ahem, using the facilities and I took the camera with me, [it was a short visit] to take a look at the pictures I'd taken thus far for this challenge. And Mr. Trae "nosed" his way in when he heard me turn the camera on) LOL

1/6 - "CFA Lunch"

1/7 - "Wasn't me!" (notice the torn up paper towel on the floor? Trae has this...THING about locating and tearing up used papertowels, then leaving them at the top of the stairs. As soon as he saw me come out of my room, he stood up and turned away from me, as if to say, "It wasn't me!" it!)

1/8 - "Purple stuff" (need I say more? I just love me some purple, lol)

1/9 - "Nothing to watch"

That's about it for this week; as far as the pictures go. I SURE hope I get better at this...cuz these are SOOO "beginner" at best. My camera has so much more potential than these photos show. Problem is, my eyes and mind see something totally different than what I end up with. I'll keep working on it. And if anyone has any tips or wants to suggest that I just quit this while the gettin out is good...let me know :-).

ADDED 1/10 @ 9:40pm. Please let it be known, that I DO in fact, sometimes have an original thought, lol. However, I have taken the lead from my friend and fellow blogger, Adrienne, and have created a new blog just for my 365 photo project. So for those of you who are interested, feel free to check my new blog. (there's also a permanent link here, to the right.)

Oh guess what? A couple of years ago, I had oral surgery done, where they removed all 4 wisdom teeth (no wonder I can't take good pictures) and 1 molar. Well, just before Christmas, I went in for a cleaning. The hygenist asked me if I had given any thought to having "this wisdom tooth" removed. HUH??? First of all, have I given it any thought? Why would I think about something like that? Then I quickly remembered the surgery I'd had. I said, "Now wait a minute, how many wisdom teeth does a person have?" It was actually a rhetorical question because I knew that it was only 4. So I reminded her of my surgery and she says, "Well, there it is, right there, as plain as day on the x-ray!" She was right! OBVIOUSLY the oral surgeon missed one. Anyway, long story short, she informs the dentist, who is just as surprised as we were. They then find a letter in my file from the surgeon listing the FIVE teeth he'd removed. Oh well, I heard from the surgeons office yesterday and they want me to come in and let them see, if in fact, he'd missed something (it's obvious he did, the tooth is still in my head!) And they advised me that he would remove it (again) at no charge to me. Well I guess SO...I already paid for it once! LOL Big fun I tell ya...BIG FUN!!

Alrighty, that's about all I can think of to share with you for now. So how bout I leave you with a Flower Fix? Remember those? lol

Ya'll have a great weekend and I'll be chatting with you later. SAY CHEESE!!!


Jude said...

Ok, I WISH Lincoln liked school, just a little! He did NOT want to go back and still does not like it very much! :( Glad you are doing the 365... I have given myself permission to miss afew days here and there! LOL..... :)
Sorry about the tooth... OUCH!

Gretchen said...

Wow, the 365 is a little to lofty a goal for me, but I'm happy to live vicariously through all my bloggy friends who take it on. :) I know what you mean about not feeling so comfy with all your camera's features. You'll get there.

I hope your last wisdom tooth is indeed the last one, and that removal is painfree with a quick recovery.

Veroncia said...

I need to get busy on posting my pics for 365. I said I wasn't going to do it, but I have been taking pics. I would be livid about the tooth. You are taking that pretty darn good.

Lynilu said...

"The road most traveled," at least the first picture without houses, looks like just about every street in the suburban Atlanta!!! LOL!

"Do you mind?" is so my house, but X4!!! Every time I go the the little room, I have all four of the little ones on my heels. I don't even bother to shut the door any more!!!

And Dawn, I would have believed that you had extra wisdom teeth. After all, consider how wise you actually are. There!!

Actually, I'm surprised that no one in the oral surgeon's office noticed that there were not 5 teeth in the tray (or whatever they put them in) after all was said and done. What's with that???

...Is Johnson said...

sorry to hear about your tooth. that's not fun at all! They definetly owe you:) lol

Susie Q said...

That little angel is so precious...what a smile! Just like her pretty mama.
I bet your are so loving the new camera...I got one too and it is tough to learn all the gizmos. You will get there!

I hate that about the tooth! Ouch! You should not have to go throug this again...I think that dentist needs to offer you some sort of apology...hmm...a week in the Bahamas? Now THAT would be worth going through it agai8n! *smile*

Love ya dear heart,

Brown English Muffin said...

I am dying about the wisdom teeth of charge duh...what if you had to take a day of work for a tooth they'd missed...and more days to recuperate ?

Brown English Muffin said...

love the pictures by the way I'm excited to see what you have as you go.