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I’m working on capturing movement and I think I’m starting to get the hang of it. I also understand why shooting outside when it’s overcast is so awesome. I barely touched up any of these photos and was more than pleased with how they turned out.
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me: do you think it’s too late to start on christmas gift knitting?
Naomi: depends on what the object is
me: I haven’t decided that yet
or who gets gifts
Naomi: so yeah, that could be problematic
me: how do you feel about washcloths for christmas?
but fancy ones
with different stitches
washcloths for EVERYONE!
that would be easy and also useful
Naomi: we actually need some for the kitchen area
I’m trying to only knit from the stash
this might not work
Naomi: yeah, how is your cotton stash looking?
me: mostly leftovers
so it would be very…random and possibly discordant
if you’re looking for a soothing, feng shui dish cloth, this may not be ideal for you
Naomi: yeah, i don’t give a flying eff about dish cloths
me: that’s a shitty attitude to have about a christmas present
me: I think I want to be a pirate for halloween!
me: but not a pirate ho
like a full on pirate
sexy-costumes of regular stuff is creepy
i saw a sexy banana one year
me: I need this costume in adult size, pls
me: how is a banana sexy?
was it a daiquiri?
it was a skin tight yellow dress in the shape of a banana
it was a shemale
in a yellow dress
just a sorority girl
me: sounds like a shemale to me
Naomi: the banana was the whole dress, not a protrusion from the groinal area
me: Pictures pls
i did not take
me: I just can’t picture it
I need a visual
can you draw me a picture?
me: that’s not a dress
that’s a onsie with missing buttons
Naomi: i’m not splitting hairs
me: captain hook
I’m gonna be captain hook
I find myself wanting to get back to my minimalist roots. Keep only what is necessary and useful. Get rid of anything that is unused or excessive. (Yarn stash exempted.)
To be more like my animals. Loving unconditionally and with absolute faith. To always be happy to see the people I love. And to show it without reserve or fear.
And definitely more napping. If I have learned anything from my animals, it is that you should nap often. Even if it’s just for a few minutes.
I should focus on the good in my life and not dwell on the negative. I am blessed. I should stop and reflect on that more. And most of all, to be content.
Now… Who wants to come over and do my laundry?
How To Tell If You Are Karma’s Bitch:
Tempt Karma, Fate, the Universe et al.
Example: Forget to go pick up your kid in carpool and don’t realize you’ve forgotten him until he calls you. Immediately rush to the school and pick him up. Feel bad that you lost track of time, but also a little smug that he’s not the last kid to get picked up.
Give Karma, Fate, the Universe et al. a chance to retaliate.
Example: The very next day your kid goes on a field trip. Two hours away.
Determine whether or not Karma, Fate, the Universe et al. owns you.
Example: While your kid is on said field trip two hours away, you get a call from your kid that he’s been sick and wants you to pick him up. This call happens an hour and a half before they’re scheduled to leave said field trip. Did I mention the two hour drive? After three phone calls (one from the kid, one from the nurse, and one from your husband after the nurse also calls him), you drop everything you’re doing and drive FOUR HOURS round trip to pick up your sick kid. Arrive home at roughly the same time you would have if he had ridden the bus back and been picked up from the school.
YOU ARE KARMA’S BITCH.
Moral of the story: Don’t forget to pick your kid up from school.
This August will be B’s and my 5th wedding anniversary. It’s special for both of us because it’ll be the longest either of us have ever been married to anyone (we’re both second timers) AND everyone knows that the 5th wedding anniversary is the Vegas Anniversary! I would say this is payback for B “updating” the anniversary presents for our first anniversary gift (the PS3), but this will also be a mutually beneficial anniversary gift. Plus, he’s my favoritest husband, EVER. And I KNOW I’m the best wife he’s ever had.
It’s also a mixed blessing that I do so much meeting planning and traveling for my work. Mixed in that sometimes it’s really tough to be gone so much, but the trade-off in points is kind of awesome. How so? Well, here are the things I’ve paid for with points so far:
- Booked our hotel stay at the Palazzo with points – 3 nights.
- Booked airfare for 1 round trip ticket with points.
- I have $250 in spa credits to use for hair and makeup while in Vegas. Thank you points!
Things we have shelled out real money for:
- Elvis Renewal Package at the Graceland Wedding Chapel!!!
Things we will probably shell out real money for:
- New dress for me
- Dress accessories (also for me)
- Whatever B decides to wear
- Incidentals while in Vegas
- Food (in Vegas specifically)
- One more round trip ticket (I have more points coming my way, but we’re trying to decide if we use or hold them.)
Things I am waffling on doing:
- Making a brooch bouquet to carry down the aisle while being escorted by Elvis. Because really, why not? This will probably happen.
[SIDE NOTE THAT IS TOTALLY RELEVANT] I love Pinterest. I have a whole board devoted just to our 5th Anniversary and what we want to do. You can view it over here. [/END RELEVANT SIDE NOTE]
And another thing? This is honestly, my dream wedding come true. I have always wanted to get married in Vegas and now we’re doing it! Well, we’re renewing our vows, but in a way, this is even better. At least it is for me. We’re going to celebrate our love for each other by being silly and having fun and it really doesn’t get much better than that in my book. (Also, full disclaimer/disclosure: I totally wanted Bob Denver to marry us, but only as Gilligan. This, I have been told, is both ridiculous and also never going to happen since he’s been dead since 2005. I am totally cool with an Elvis impersonator as choice number 2.)
So in 100 days, B and I will be celebrating our life together. We’ll be getting some alone/grown up time so we can be ridiculous and silly and awesome. I can’t think of a better way for us to spend our 5th anniversary together. I can’t wait!!