Tuesday, March 24, 2015
I am almost completely mobil again. I have limitations like I still can't bend my knee to get up and down stairs, I can't carry any kind of weight, and worst of all I can't sit indian style which is my favorite way to sit. If the hubby or dogs bump it in the night I wake up crying a little and turning to fast in the wrong direction can still knock me to the ground in sheer pain, but really I am doing so much better. Good enough in fact that I took a driving picture tour into the country looking for barns on Saturday.
|Not a barn but the old farm house to the white barns below.|
Then on Sunday I took my camera into the city and walked from 7th to 11th street and then walked from Market street to Walnut St. Thats 3 blocks, on Walnut I made the left and walked back to 7th St, another left there and I headed back to Market St and my parked car. It was slow going and at times tiring but invigorating as well.
I came home exhausted and happy.
Yesterday was a Murphy's Law kind of day. Getty was suppose to go to the groomers but ended at the vet instead. He is now wearing the cone of shame because he has chewed a spot raw on his hinny.
While waiting for my vet appointment I decide to back up the computer and then do the updates that needed doing. The back up went fine the first update went fine and then the second update seemed to get stuck. I don't panic, not yet anyway. I take Getty to the vet, pick up lunch for Mom and come back home, there is no change to the computer. I call Apple care it is over a 3hr wait time and you are being urged to go to Apple . com for help. Well now I can't do that. While I am on the phone listening to my options, I look at the vet bill and realize I was charged twice for an expensive prescription. I hang up from Apple, (I am not waiting 3 hours on the phone) and I call the vet, this is the first problem all day that has been an easy fix. I am now starting to panic and suffer withdrawal like symptoms, after all it has been 3 and 1/2 hours with out my computer. I pack my baby up and head to the Apple store where no matter how much I insisted, and stomped my foot the first available appointment was 4 hours away. Unhappy but resigned I drive back home. I get dinner ready and head back to the Apple Store my normal 20 minute ride takes 45 minutes due to rush hour, It should be called Slow Hour because you get no where fast. Any way I planned for traffic and left early only to be 5 minutes late. They don't hold this kind of appointment if your not on time you lose your spot. I walk in scared I had lost my spot and was told all was good, I start to smile only to have the check in girl wipe the smile right off again. She asked me for my email conformation for the appointment. I am sorry to say for a minute I lost control of my composure. I was less then polite when I explained to her once again that I could not access my computer it would not turn on or off therefore I could not get to my email. I was in tears and frustrated beyond words at that point, so afraid they weren't going to honor the appointment. In the end they did honor the appointment and about a 1/2 hour later the Apple Genius had me up and running and had even run a few test to make sure it wouldn't happen again. I looked for the check in girl to say I was sorry but I couldn't find her so the next time I see her I will be sure to apologize. Murphy's Law, what can I say I am not a fan of those days, I am just happy that it is over.
As you can see I am back to living life and telling you about it, but that won't stop me from continuing on with my Short Story. I have a beginning which you have read, I have a middle that you will read soon enough and hopefully by then I will have figured out the end.
Thursday, March 19, 2015
The trail was dry and dusty and the day was hot, she sat up on the seat of the wagon in the long cumbersome dress of English style with corset and too many petticoats under it, wishing for some shade. Wishing she had listened to the wagon master before they set out on this dirty old trail.
Monday, March 9, 2015
I wrote a nice post all about my weekend starting with my injured knee and ending with all the fun we had with Madeline even if I was unable to walk and play too. Well due to operator error my entire post just vanished off my screen. I am to frustrated and uncomfortable to try and re-write my post so I am going to let the pictures tell the story. After Domino body slammed my knee all I could do was take pictures of the fun. Not to worry I am on the mend and will be walking normally before the week is over. All in all injury aside it was a great weekend and I am sure my pictures will say it better then I can. The nature shots are from earlier in the day when I could still walk.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Time is just flying by. It is March and for more than one reason I find it hard to believe that to be true. Number one it was January 1st just a minute ago. I blinked and it was March. Number two March means the coming of spring and flowers, well if you live anywhere but the north and mid east coast that is. My state is expecting a foot of snow over night tonight. On top of the ice and sleet that March saw fit to deliver her first 3 days of being. In like lion out like a lamb. One can only hope.
The ice storm gave me a chance to get some real nice pictures. Ice is so beautiful, so dangerous, and at times even fun, it is hard not to be intrigued by it. Walking out back to play with my camera was a little more than dicy and convinced me to stay close to home. That was just fine because there was no shortage of sights to see.
The pine tree actually had to lay some of it's branches on the ground to rest from the weight of the ice. No branches broke much to my happiness and when the ice had melted the tree was able to lift it's branches back proudly in the air.
Another type of pine tree had a bald spot in the middle where the weight of the ice just laid branches down. It took two days but the tree has resumed it normal beauty and is standing tall as always.
Ice incased everything it touched. I am sure the plants and trees weren't loving it, but to my eye everything the ice touched became even more beautiful. There is something mysteries and spellbinding when the sun reflects off the leaves, pinecones, and berries all covered in ice.
Even the exposed wood in our wood pile found itself coated in ice. So sleek and smooth and then after the melt it was just wet.
After the ice melted and the sun was shining bright for a few hours the bird and squirrels came out to play. This little fellow found an orange slice to nosh on. Much to my pleasure he found a seat right in my camera range.
It has been raining all day today and will continue until late tonight, when temperatures will change and then its going to snow for about 6 to 8 hours giving us with any luck a foot of snow. My computer photography trainer today helped me find a few new,Old Red Barns to photograph and once the roads are clear I will be off to enjoy 1 foot snow red barns and my camera.
I entered a photo in a small contest that only had bragging rights and a day of your photo on their web site front page. I didn't win not even close I suspect but I got my feet wet and the photo that did win was indeed spectacular.
I feel pretty good about the photo I submitted, Madeline always makes a good subject.