Remember those lists people were making just 3 weeks ago?
I didn't make one, I don't think.
Which is probably for the best. Cause now all I have to do is get some groceries.
And maybe post another picture or two on this blog. I've really gotten into the other ones, and have some waiting to publish ahead of time. Good thing for these days when nothing seems to be coming out right.
|Cute unknown ducks at Lake Tomahawk|
There's a new/old computer in my life. But though it's newer version of several programs than the dying laptop, it hasn't got a good photo editing program. So I may go back to Picassa. Maybe. It also has limitations, and holds grudges in counting the bytes against my google inventory, apparently. I liked being able to keep just some pictures as large size files (perhaps for a web page one day) and use smaller ones here on blogs or to send in emails. But resizing is one thing the XP version doesn't do worth a crap. No percentage reduction, no cropping with easy to use tools. So I will definitely not be using it cause these are things I use for each shot at least once. Don't tell me I should be able to take pictures that don't need cropping. I just won't listen.
Anyway, I've got lots of other things I can do. Like find the cord to connect the sound to the speakers on the new computer. That just means digging into the stack of big tupperware tubs in the closet floor, opening each one, which once was labeled, but with so many changes, the labels are sadly out of date. And then there's packing away the holiday decorations, which I still haven't felt like doing.
Yep, I'm in my terribly introverted, don't want to do a thing, phase of life. It goes along with rain for days. My breathing has been stressed if I just take out the trash. So that is another reason to sit at the computer. And I have zero inspiration to work in clay either. I haven't been either in my own or the Black Mountain studio for a week. I will go in to BMCA studio tomorrow as a volunteer, and may feel like puttering with clay. But I may not, because the last time I tried, I lost interest in about 10 minutes.
I am not eliciting your advice as to how to get my "groove of inspiration" going again. I'm sure it will be there, as well as healthier breathing, soon. When it comes, I'll be ready. In the meantime, I'm really grateful my fingers can click on a keyboard, and my body can move me around my comfortable home. And that I do get to see some of my friends sometimes. There are some delightful things in my life. I continue to take pictures of cats and the marvelous amaryllis. It's at 3 -1/2 blooms open, with another half about to burst as well. Potential of 8 blooms in all this time around. Oh my!
|One of our nearby B&B's.|