Whoo hoo!

MaddieThis little girl (hasn’t had braces for quite some time now and) passed her road test today!  She has a license!!!  Look out, World! Congratulations, Maddie!


Bodies Know

Spring, You Crack Me Up!I checked my Sit Spot Journal…  As early as March 1st I was already complaining of fatigue.  Did I listen?  Did I turn that into changed behavior?  No!  I continued to work my 40 hours per week, take care of family and friends, do my Sit Spot challenge, host a cast party, go see a play that started at 8pm when my regular bedtime is 9pm, drive 8 hours to pick up my daughter, etc., etc., etc…

This week, I pay.  My body said, “I know how to make you listen!  Take this!”  And on came the chills and fever.  “And that!”  Wracking cough.  Stuffy head.  “And a little bit of this!”  Runny nose.

And so, my colleagues are covering for me at work.  And I’m sleeping a lot.

If only I had listened before it got to this…

Lens Rental

RandG_029I learned in this post from Tom that it is possible to rent lenses.  It never occured to me to think about it!  When Bob asked me to take pictures of his show, I knew I couldn’t with the kit lens that came with my camera.  So I went to LensRentals.com, read all the reviews, and decided to rent the Canon 85mm f1.8.

All in all, I was pretty pleased with most of the shots I got.  Next time, though, I think I will try the Canon 50mm f1.4.  I love that I can try these lenses out without having to buy!  This is fabulous!  (I still need to learn more about Photoshop to adjust a few things… But hey…  One step at a time!)

I think I’ll rent a macro lens for wildflower season… and a zoom lens for dragonfly season…

See more photos from Jamestown Community College’s production of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead at my Flickr site, here.

Procrastination Game

I read about it here.

Posted TreeThe Rules:

1. Pick up the nearest book.
2. Open to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.

There are probably many answers.  Maybe there is not enough wind in tropical forests, or not enough animals in northern forests.  Perhaps there are fewer animals in northern forests simply because the trees don’t offer nectar rewards because they use the wind.


  1. Do you know what book my quote comes from?
  2. Do you want to play (/procrastinate)?

Six Word Memoir

She never cared much for sun.

Adam tagged me for a new meme in this post. It’s a six word memoir, inspired by Hemingway, who once bet ten dollars that he could sum up his life in six words.  He came up with:   For Sale: baby shoes, never worn.

Here are the meme rules:

1. Write your own six word memoir.

2. Post it on your blog and include a visual illustration if you’d like.

3. Link to the person who tagged you in your post and to this original post if possible so we can track it as it travels across the blogosphere.

4. Tag five more blogs with links.

5. And don’t forget to leave a comment on the tagged blogs with an invitation to play!

If it sounds like fun, consider yourself tagged!

P.S.  I think another blogging friend tagged me for this a while ago.  I wasn’t ready to play then.  This time when it came around, I instantly had an idea…  Apologies to the first tagger, and for forgetting who that was…

P.P.S.  That’s me with the crossed arms.