Sunday, May 6, 2012
Today was a special day to my family and me... it was the first time in more than 15 years that I've taken communion at church. It was also the very first time that my daughter has taken communion ever. It brought tears to my eyes to see her kneel down and accept the bread and grape juice and to know their significance. The sermon that Brother Steve gave was titled "When the Lightbulb Comes On". The title and listening to him speak got the wheels in my head turning. As Tony and I talked on the way home from church, he came up with an idea for today's photo that reflects the title of the sermon. The shot obviously had to be edited in order to end up in its final state, but I can't help but look at it without smiling as I think about the symbolism behind the photo itself.
Saturday, May 5, 2012
It's a SUPER MOON!!! The full moon we are seeing tonight is supposed to be the largest and brightest full moon we see all year. I, of course, couldn't resist taking my tripod and camera outside for a few shots. Since I already did a few full moon shots earlier this year, I didn't want to use a photo that was just the moon. As I played around with my shutter speed, I ended up with this shot... I left the shutter open for about 2 seconds, which allowed me to pick up the aura around the moon, as well as several flares reflecting off of objects below on the ground. It's shots like this that make me feel artsy. :)
Friday, May 4, 2012
I haven't been feeling particularly motivated today - this was basically my view for the majority of the day as I sat at my desk working on a couple of different crochet projects and played around on the computer off and on.
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Those who know me know that I HATE doing laundry. I would rather scrub toilets than deal with doing laundry. Okay... let me clarify. I don't mind the getting everything into the washing machine. I don't mind the moving everything from the washer to the dryer. The part that I despise it folding and putting away everything. Today, my distaste for doing laundry became even more solidified.
I had one load washed and in the dryer, one load going in the washer, and 3 loads ready to go in right behind those. When I went to pull the first load out of the dryer, I realized they were still damp. I tried to turn the dryer back on, which I have to do occasionally, and it wouldn't work. I could hear the timer ticking, but the dryer itself wasn't doing anything otherwise. After Tony got home from work, he pulled the dryer apart and discovered that the little piece you see above was no longer working. I'm not sure exactly what it's called, but basically it keeps the dryer from overheating... and because it is no longer working, the dryer won't work at all. UGH! Now I have to pay $35.00 for a new one, plus the shipping, plus wait for it to arrive. And in the meantime, I am hanging shirts to dry and Tony is taking everything else to the laundry room at our apartment complex to dry it. Grrrrr.... at least it's still cheaper than buying a new dryer altogether.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
This is the necklace that Tony bought for me at the Strawberry Festival a few weeks ago. I absolutely love the way it's made - it was created from 4 horseshoe nails bent into position then wrapped in wire. And of course, I picked one that was done in Alabama colors.