Sharing my camera phone photos and my stories behind them.
Last Friday was my birthday. I included a photo of my breakfast in bed at the end of my week in review. Now, here's the rest of my day... and week...
Kaitlin saw this while we were shopping together a while ago. She showed it to me, saying it was perfect for me.
Before taking the kids shopping for birthday presents, JD asked me to make a list of things I wanted. I asked for that case, because it's perfect for me. And my very favorite soap, which Sarah got for me. She did a great job picking out the scents. John gave me four pounds of Twizzlers. Because I asked for Twizzlers. And JD gave me a gift certificate to DSW. He is such a smart man.
Mom came with me. It was like I was ten all over again, getting my ears pierced with my mom. So fun. Thanks, mom!
After lunch with mom and dad and JD, I picked up my friend Andrea to help her take pictures of a wedding:
They were the sweetest couple. Glad I got to spend my birthday helping them remember their big day. I pretty much did whatever Andrea needed me to do: carry stuff, get people, hide bra straps.
I also took some detail shots and candids on my camera. But I didn't purchase my DSL with professional photography in mind, and I haven't really learned how to use it properly, so I was really afraid that my photos wouldn't turn out professional looking. Hopefully a couple turned out.
It was a long day. It was fun to watch Andrea work her magic. She's pretty awesome at what she does. (She's the one who did our family photos.) We were there from 1:30 until 9:15 pm. Afterwards Andrea and I felt like we'd earned some smokin' martinis.
I'm not sure what she means by me embarrassing her...?
Also, I think my new hair color matches the card.
See in that picture how my lip is curled a little bit, like a snarl? This is a new thing that's been happening involuntarily. I'll be doing whatever and suddenly realize that I'm raising one side of my lip.
Because Eyes Without A Face. And White Wedding. And Rebel Yell.
(I think I missed my calling as an 80s rocker groupie.)
So, that's my explanation. Either that or it could be that the old wive's tale is true: your face really will freeze that way if you make a face too often.
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When my book club friends left I stayed because my mom and sister and Linnie came to enjoy some music and girl time.
I used to like Halloween. And then I was appalled by it. And then I had kids. And then I was confused. And then I saw some people doing something redeeming with Halloween. And then I saw some redeemed people being unneighborly on Halloween. And now I like Halloween again. I wrote all about it in this post if you are interested.
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Considering some of the things going on at work, I thought this costume would be appropriate. Actually, I've always wanted to wear leggings like those, and it was a good excuse.
The residents told me that before I came in, they were all looking forward to seeing what I came dressed up as. I even got a round of applause when I walked into the dining room at lunch. It was fun to do that for them.
I went upstairs to show my 101 year old resident my costume. The other residents had told her about it, but she is not well enough to come downstairs. She's in her last days on earth; ready to go home. Right when I got up to her apartment, her minister was there. I waited in the hallway and listened to him forgive her sins and give her communion.
I felt a little odd when I passed him in the hallway in my costume.
(This next photo ought not be supersized:)
That pumpkin was supposed to be a jack o'lantern but I didn't have time. Instead I got my IKEA lanterns and put them out. So much less messy. And the pumpkin is still good for Thanksgiving decor.
Yay! It's November! Birthdays and Halloween are over, and it's time to focus on Thanksgiving.
I love Thanksgiving month.