.....that could use a dusting I see!
Tomorrow I will venture outside for my photo - yes I have great plans for tomorrow - I will shower and blow dry my hair, wear makeup and put my rings back on and get dressed in real clothes for the first time in five days. And I am looking forward to it! Coffee at Intermission House with my sweetheart is the plan. Then home to rest. :)
Yes, well, boredom is settling in.
I know it is because today I spelled my name in lights. You too can see your name in lights if you are lying in bed looking up at the ceiling fixture - bored, unable to move and needing a photo for the 365 blog.
Just put that camera on manual or shutter priority - s l ow 2 second shutter speed and move your camera around in the shape of the letter by the time the shutter closes.
It take a little practice.. but hey, I have time!!! Really! I have time!
My name in Lights - and this aint no ordinary bedroom ceiling fixture! It is a Schonbeck!
On to more normal photos and good news - I made it to the computer today - it took a while but here I am with two of my many fav things - my keyboard for my MAC (oh how I missed you MAC) and chocolate, courtesy of #1 son who knows how to make his mom feel better.
So today you got two (or six depending on how you look at it) photos for the price of one. Is someone paying me????
Taken Tuesday night late.
This is a metal art piece on my wall. I rotated my zoom lens into the art. Can't remember if I used the flash - don't think I did but then I can't remember much of Tuesday at all except this nagging feeling that I was supposed to take a photo.
I did grunge it up a little in Lightroom - upped the contrast and clarity - but that's all.
BTW sending this from the PC laptop from bed- just got DH to bring me my card reader off the MAC and I happen to have lightroom on his pc for when we travel. Although...would love a Mac book for Christmas... :) along with several other very expensive photography related things but hey if you don't ask you for sure won't get it.
Waiting for gravol to kick in.
Drugs are good.
For the few of you who faithfully visit daily you may have noticed that I have not posted since monday.
I headed into SCH early monday morning for surgery and am home now recuperating. (I posted mondays photo of ice minutes before I left to SCH). Yes I am a tad committed to this 365 thing. That bought me two days grace because I took Tuesday's photo late that night.
....of the bedroom art - you know, you can do funky things with a zoom and low shutter speed. Add to that the ability to do double exposures and it is amazing what you can come up with when flat on your back in a drug induced state. Wish my camera weren't so dang heavy.
My camera is, however, a welcome distraction...until I fall asleep again. So is my sweethearts laptop and wireless internet. I have read plenty of decorating magazines - mostly while waiting for surgery and I am now attempting to memorize 1 Peter chapter one since once I get my Bible set up (which is a bit of a task) I prefer not to turn the page.
I have not been able to make it down to the computer...so posting will have to wait. I very much miss my MAC!!
And now I am going to take more drugs and sleep....
please ignor/forgive spelling mistakes - there isn't any spell check showing up on the PC......
Charter House Interiors happens to be only three blocks from the office and it has a little cafe on the second floor that serves yummy soup and sandwiches ....so it makes for a great lunch break and it also makes for a little spending. I saw this lamp there and thought it was VERY cool. I didn't buy it but I did take a photo of it. It may just work in the upstairs hall.
However I bought a funky lime green ottoman which looks perfect in the family room. Maybe I will take a photo of it tomorrow.
A lunch walk to Cafe Sola. Me to wake myself up and see if there were any photo ops out there and Heather to satisfy a sweet tooth craving. Not that I showed great restraint - I had just finished a donut with my soup and bun special from Tims.
Cafe Sola is a cool place and this is where I first discovered Rooibus tea. Remember African Fog? Or shall it be Red Velvet Cape?
But THIS next photo is my shot of the day!
And the lighting was perfect!
So were the glass windows!
We had a gang (read starving University students) for supper tonight and Mark BBQed a fabulous pork tenderloin roast I had marinated in garlic and wine all day - it was quite good!
And I am pleased with the table shot too since people get mighty impatient waiting for me to take a photo when all this food is in front of them. So I only got two tries before the grumbling started. Shot this on the 12 sec delay timer so I could get in it! I did after all spend the day in the kitchen making all the food!!
Had an EDO today and loved every second of it! Now I don't want to go to work tomorrow - REALLY!!
But I also wanted to post this very cool shot from this afternoon. I was out running errands and saw this big tower, the blue sky and the sun and it just called out to me for a wide angle lens with a polarizing filter (which I had in the car after dragging it all around with me on my errands - after all I knew you would all be looking for today's photo...right?...right?).
I just love the funky light glare I got. Very space age.....
Earth to Mars, Earth to Mars, the ship has arrived.....
You know, some nights this 365 thing gets a little tedious....
I was going to call it a night (since I woke up at 5am this morning) when dear, thoughtful husband asked me (on my way to bed)..."Have you got your shot for the day?"
"Oh dang, no!" Off to the den to pick up the camera with macro lens on.
"What am I going to shoot?" I ask wandering the house.
"How about your new necklace?"
"Hmm" I turn my camera around, flash up, aim it at my chest.
He laughs. "Why don't you hang it on something?"
"This is easier....and more creative don't ya think?"
He laughs again.....with me, not at me.
two shots and....
"Well, what do ya know? Thank you dear!"
There appears to be a definitive theme of beverages here.... not my intention - purely incidental!
The African Fog! THIS is the newest hot beverage in town and is available ONLY at Intermission House on Central Ave in Saskatoon. Yes, it is SO new that it was actually just invented this morning... kinda.
I have been sick for the past few days with awful nauseating dizzy spells the result of taking in a smidgen too much caffeine in my morning decafs and the odd Halloween leftover at the office. I am paying big time for this minor indulgence. So I asked Rob at Intermission House to help me out with something healthy - thus the African Fog - and it is not only warm and deliscious, it is down right good for you! AND full of antioxidants to rid your body of all those ugly chemicals in junk food.
The secret? Steamed milk, vanilla bean flavour and the infamous African red tea Rooibos with some Lemongrass tea thrown in for good measure. Mmmmmm wonderful.
I am feeling better already - well at least not worse. This may very well replace my morning decaf on the way to work.
Mark allowed me four shots as he ran out the door to the Remembrance Day Ceremonies at 8 am this morning. His Saskatoon squadron goes to Delisle each year to do their service for them ~ have been doing this for years.
Mark is home for a visit and it is so good to have him home for a week, this live on the edge son of mine. Serving his country, serving his community fighting fires and being a paramedic in Thompson Manitoba and serving his Lord - he loves to do it all.
We both worked overtime, were tired, just didn't feel like facing the kitchen....so we went out for a post work debrief - but it was too noisy to really debrief with words ...but then who needs words to debrief anyways.
Know where we went????
Getting tired of self portraits? Me too! Not a fan of them AT ALL - especially ones of me. So I took my camera to work with me today and let me tell you, hauling it around with me along with my brief case, my big purse and a cup of coffee is a pain! But lunch down by the Bess proved to have some photo opportunities... until I discovered that my CompactFlash was sitting in my card reader next to the Mac from last nights 365 upload..... sigh. And I was seeing lots of great ops - like the young police officer's butt and his gun right beside my car at that red light! gee whiz!! Big expensive camera and no memory card! I could cry!
My christmas wish list? The Canon Powershot SX 20015 with 12.1 MP and a 12X zoom to carry in my purse! Are you reading this dear? Watch for that Don's Christmas sale.
So tonight you get my new tea pot I bought at HomeSense which is a very dangerous place to visit!!!
Took a few shots to get the lighting just right, but I like. (like about 34) I'm getting picky!
It was laziness, pure laziness... and a little creativity thrown in....time to get that photo of the day, somewhere in this house because it is too dark outside (and cold). So a self portrait without having to leave the computer.... or my seat for that matter. A reflection off my screen. That was easy.... sort of.
Another self portrait of sorts. I really do NOT like to take photos of myself - but this one is okay.
Do you know that Good Housekeeping does not have any recipes for Mahi Mahi? Internet had thousands! A special supper for a special husband tonight.