Friday, October 16, 2009

Bring on the Rain.

Since the last time I've blogged...

Gary and I have moved into a glorious apartment in Woodstock, and we are loving it. It's been an adjustment, but we are still doing great and continuously learning, which is always a good thing!

Our job situations are pratically the same. I have also been given the task of Front Office Admin Assistant, and I get to do special projects, which is great, and we have more hours at work!

I'm becoming so much more interested in photography. I've been able to work with Illustrator at work and it has rekindled my interest in all things digital photography. As a result, I really want a Nikon D40, Photoshop (Elements is fine), and even Illustrator and PageMaker just for fun. lol. Oh, and some awesome places to go and test out my finds would be great! :)

My Holga has been fun. For the most part, the pics are fuzzy, but there are a few diamonds in the rough... I've posted some of my favs above.

We have had record rains and flooding here in Georgia. Today, I look out to yet another gloomy day and it makes me want to go to the abandoned field next to the apartment and take some pics with my new orange umbrella. lol. Hmmmm... That might be a good idea!

We actually have a freeze watch for this Sunday. Whoa.

But anywho, back to cleaning and arranging. (We still have a few boxes that haven't been unpacked... and we've been here about 3 months. lol)


Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Today is Wednesday, June 10th. It is currently 9:05 in the morning, and I am at home contemplating cleaning, researching cruises, and catching up on my virtual world of consequential reminders, updates, and whats-going-ons. I am not at work as I was not needed today. I am not at the grocery store, but shall be soon enough, and I am not in Maine, where my sister and madre are currently at the moment.

I am home, and when my husband is home, we are at home together.

I have really enjoyed our alone time recently. Being that the rest of the family is in Maine, we have had ample time to just "be" around the house, and be ourselves. No schedules, no tension, and nothing to do except be with each other. I love it! Not that I don't like being with the rest of my family, but being able to spend some quality time with Gary is just what we needed.

We are getting closer and closer to taking the steps to get our own place. Although our jobs don't exactly seem to be the most stable right now (more about this to come...), I feel like we shouldn't procrastinate getting our hands into a house, especially with all of the incentives for first-time home buyers. I would love to stay in the area, and would like to find a house basically as cheap as possible, to keep our payments down, but also being able to possibly spend any other funds on the house. I've done some research and there are some viable options in the area, which is great. Right now, we are working on getting pre-qualified, and looking at our credit scores and budget to see exactly what we can do.

We all could use the extra space as our house is currently busting at the seems with all of our accumulated goods from the 4 of us living here... so getting a house is not only the next step in our relationship, but it would spread the wealth a little more evenly and allow us all some breathing room. And it would also allow us to have them over to "our house" for dinner. So cute!

With all of that comes the job situation. Gary and I are both experiencing reduced hours/reduced work load. For us, the need just isn't there for all of gift production to be there every day for a full work day. I don't think I have worked a full work day since I started there almost 9 months ago. And don't get me wrong, while I really really like days off and the 4 day work week schedule, the fact that the paychecks are puney don't make it enjoyable. I have been thinking about trying to find something else, but jobs are still very scarce. And on top of that, should I really leave if things might change, and even if there is a chance to move up within the company in the future? Don't know! I pray that Gary finds stability in his job. Mortgage rates are going up and loans are in locks, and the stress from trying to close loans has got to be high.

I am so thankful for him, and his ability to leave work and come be with me. Despite me worries, he gives me his all and makes me feel amazing, and that's so important to me and our stability! We know how to talk to each other and be there for each other, and we will prosper!

Which is why I know that everything will work out! God has a plan for us, and has got our back... in a manner of speaking. Faith has been my savior!

One of the ladies at work used to be a truck driver for 16 years when she was younger. Hearing some of her stories, and how much she loved it, I can't help but think how much fun it would be to go drive a truck, with Gary as my partner, all over the US. Not only could we travel, but we would earn money (I think?), get to be with each other, and make memories...

I'm all about making memories...

Or we could even work on a cruise ship and go that route...

Anywho, I'm blabbering.

I'm going to go try to get productive.

All of the best until next time!

P.S. The picture was taken in Adairsville, GA. The lomo setting on my phone gives it is vibrancy and vignetting! :)

Friday, May 8, 2009


And I find it rather pleasing to note that my latest blog post was almost a year ago before my last. Pleasing not necessarily in a 'yay i haven't blogged in forever way' but pleasing in a 'wow, look at how time has flown'...

All is well here, and everything will work out!
I am still in love with my husband.
We are still living with my madre and sister.
I have grown away from some people I love,
... but made more friends.
I am taking risks and chances.
I am traveling.
And I am looking forward to the future...
... whatever that may bring.

Going over past blogs is always interesting. I revel in the idea that I can go back and read what I have written about my daily life, and reflect upon how I have changed.

I still think that this is one of the best ways to let people listen.

And until the next opportunity arises, I'm spent.



After being quizzed about what I would like for a potential birthday present, and checking for some suggestions, I discovered lomography.

Although it is a bit complicated to describe, lomography basically embraces the ideals of breaking the rules of photography and shooting "from the hip". It's about abstraction, mistakes, and interest without purpose and without plan. It highlights intense coloring, vignette framing, and light leaks. I, personally, have always been attracted to this style of photography without knowing what it actually was. I had a strange attraction to the chaos of it and the unnatural beauty, and now that I have a name to call it by, I feel better purposed. lol

Needless to say, obtaining a Holga or Diana (camera specifically designed for lomography... kinda ironic there) became the goal of my 24th Birthday present requests.

And it shall be acheived!

I am going to stick with the true self of lomography and go with the camera that uses the 120 film as opposed to the 35mm. Although I hear that the film is a bit harder to come by and get developed, I figure the trouble is worth it and simply a part of the process of lomography at it's finest.

And hopefully I will be able to get it before the trip to New York in just over 2 weeks. I figure that would give me some ground for discovery and practice.

All in all, I hope to be able to produce some interesting shots, and put them up so that people can share in my new-found love!

All Smiles! :)