Sunday, February 07, 2010

Bits & Pieces

It is bitterly cold out tonight. While the majority of the United States is watching the Superbowl, I've spent most of my evening outside. (I've been in and out enough to watch the halftime show and to make sure my Colts were still winning.) I'm learning to ride my four-wheeler, and I'm very proud of myself so far. The last time I rode it, it took me four or five times to get it to go. I've learned that I'm not very good with a clutch, I let it go to soon, causing me to jerk and then stall. However, I think I only did that twice the entire evening. That is a major, major improvement. I think I'll be ready for some serious riding by the time that spring gets here.

Of course, I also took advantage of my time off to snap a few pictures, too. I have to say that I'm loving the winter scenery; it is just perfect for photographs. I always feel silly though, out and about with my little digital camera, rolling around in the snow and squeezing into tight positions just to get a picture. I am by no means, any sort of professional...but I love my little hobby to the deepest of my core. I'm saddened by the fact that over the years, several computer crashes have caused me to lose the majority of my pictures from the past. Some of them were truly wonderful and special to me. I don't care that I haven't a clue as to what I'm doing, that if I edit pictures it's just the smallest things on 'photoscape' and that my $100 digital camera from 5 years ago is far from sufficient for someone who wants to be any 'good' at what they do. I am completely satisfied with what I do have and what I am capable and not capable of doing.

Tomorrow is Monday. As I've made known before, Monday's are my favorites. My grandmother and I have made plans to go shopping and my husband was sweet enough to help me get all the laundry done tonight so I have the entire day before class to spend with her. I'm looking so forward to it. I could use a new pair of pants or two, since I've lost enough weight now that quite a few of my old pairs are to big. (New Orleans just won the Superbowl. That makes me sad, I was so rooting for the Colts.) Our diet has taken a back seat as of lately, but I'm hoping that once warmer weather comes along, it will get a little easier again. It seems that when you're snowed in, you really just want some really good comfort food. So far, I've lost about 20 pounds and Jeremy has lost almost 30. We're doing so good, so a couple of weeks of not doing 'so good' shouldn't hurt us much!

I have no reason to be writing right now. There were just bits and pieces of this and that floating around in my brain and I just thought it would be good to type them out. Now I must attend to the last of our laundry. I hope everyone's weekend was as peaceful and beautiful as mine.

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