So Here's My Life

The things we make,
the food we eat and
the shenanigans in between.

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Monday, July 28, 2008

You know what aggrivates me?

When you turn in your hours in a timely manner to the person who does payroll. But then the person that does Payroll goes out of town on vacation, and neglects to give you your paycheck, even though you turned in your hours several days before they left. And while they are enjoying their nice little vacation, you have expenses coming in (like the health insurance payment that automatically withdraws from your bank account each month) and you start overdrafting on your account (because, well, you were supposed to have your paycheck by then)- and then you have to pull money out of your savings account to pay for someone else's lack of planning. And then when they finally do get back from their nice vacation, they still don't get your paycheck to you, because they have a "stack of other things to get to" - WHAT THE HECK IS WRONG WITH YOU???? AND WHY ARE YOU SO STUPID THAT YOU FAIL TO REALIZE THAT OTHER PEOPLE ARE GREATLY AFFECTED BY YOUR SERIOUS LACK OF PLANNING???? ARRRRGGGG!!!!

You know, I'm all about people taking a break and vacations. Those are needed. But why in the world would you leave a bunch of loose ends when you leave? If you can't finish everything before you go, can you at least set a system in place to take care of things while you are gone??? Don't be stupid.

in the meantime I am quickly losing my faith in humanity and their ability to function on an intelligent level. And my fridge and pantry shelves are quickly becoming bare. And I've had a serious craving for some homemade Pretzel Balls from a local market, and NO MONEY to purchase them! AHHH!!! I'm so frustrated.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Random Events and Thoughts.

I'm going to try to blog quickly today, because I have an agenda full of things to do today - mainly to continue working through the Photoshop tutorial that my father lent me and to study flash photography. I've been trying to learn as much as possible before the next two weddings in August.

So here's a couple of things that have happened recently, and a couple of things that have been on my mind -
I made these two pictures on photoshop this week for a for a friend of mine's two daughters. They had a birthday party earlier this week, and I didn't have a card to put on their present. So I decided that I would make a card with their picture on it (because they really can't read anyway) and that way they would be able to tell whose present belonged to who. It was a fun photoshop project.

Joel got a sunburn on his head from doing yard work in the backyard last Saturday. It was really horrible. His head actually blistered, and started oozing orange goo from his blisters. (I know you wanted to know that. You're welcome)

I've been doing Yoga for about two months now. I skip the weird meditation part and just do the stretches. I'm really starting to see the results. I really haven't lost any weight, but I have gained a lot of inner strength in my core. I like it.To lose weight, I would have to be doing cardio regularly. For now, I'm just sticking to the yoga.

Recently Joel installed a Nintendo emulator on the Wii and so we've been playing the original Super Mario Bros from like 1985. We've been playing it like every night. I lose frequently, get aggrivated and quit after about half an hour - but it's still a lot of fun. I've also started to play Zelda. I watched my brother play it on the Wii all week when he was visiting last week, and it caught my interest. What is happening to me? I'm turning into the biggest dork ever. I think that being married to a nerd turns you into one. I'm almost convinced.

Two serious thoughts -

I have come to the realization recently that my relationship with God over the past year is not as close to Him as I have been in the past. Reason? Some of you could probably guess. I've allowed certain difficult situations to choke out my love and passion for God. They've distracted me, and deterred my focus - kind of like a weed in the garden - like the weeds that are overwhelming the rest of the plants in my flower beds that I hate to keep up with. I've had so many "weeds" in my life, it's taken a while to pull them out. It was difficult to focus on what's really important because the "weeds" were all that I could see. But now the weeds are becoming more and more sparse. It's good. And I feel like I can finally see. It's been a journey. And once again, I desire to have that deep and intimate relationship with God that I have in the past. And that's what I'm working on again.

Someone told me something last week that really stuck with me. They told me that I have so much potential that I can do great things in my life. You know what? That's not the first time that I've been told that. My husband tells me that all the time (but a lot of times I think that he just says that because he is in love with makes you see things a certain way). I've had music teachers tell me the same. I never know what to do with these comments. To me it seems strange that someone would tell me something like this. My husband gets frustrated when he tells me about my great potential, and I act like I don't believe it. But I began to really think about "The Potential" issue this week. I believe that deep down inside, if I put my mind to something, I can accomplish it. So when I act like I don't believe when a person tells me that, it's not that I do....I think that it's the fact that perhaps I don't see it (my potential)...and even moreso, deep down inside, reaching my full potential scares me. Yes, that is it. I'm scared. But I have no idea sounds ridiculous.

Hmmm...this blog took about 30 minutes to write. Not quite as quick as I would have liked.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

The wedding.

Did you guys miss me? Of course you did. So the wedding that Patty and I shot went really well. We didn't mess up the pictures. I think we did a great job, especially considering that this was our first wedding. I think that I like the wedding photography business. I would like to continue down this road. It also can pay out a LOT of money. I now understand why wedding photographers are so expensive. I learned a lot from this wedding and I know what I need to improve on. So this month I plan on putting a lot of time into studying the areas I'm weak in...because I have two more weddings next month!! Very exciting.

Here are a couple of my favorites from the wedding.