I woke up this morning to low water pressure. Apparently there was some kind of water emergency a few streets away. Lee said they dug up half the road. I don’t know exactly what went wrong up the road, but at my house we had water at just above a trickle. Have you ever taken a shower in a trickle of water? It’s not fun. It was like the shower head was mocking me. It was really just spitting at me? The water was warm, but it didn’t cover my whole body. So as I was washing soap off my chest, my butt was cold. As I was washing my hair my legs had goose bumps. I just couldn’t win
Then I got all the kids out the door, relatively on time for church. We rushed to the garage. They jumped in their seats and put on their seat belts. Then I looked down at my tire and it was flat. I took that as a sign from God that I just needed to stay home today. So I went back in to take a nap.
Now I have a full blown sinus infection. Can somebody please explain to me why I have a sinus infection with the works [stuffy nose, headache, throbbing cheek pain] when I’ve been on antibiotics for three weeks? I thought that my ENT put me on antibiotics so I wouldn’t have to go through this. Wasn’t that the point? Or is he just testing me to see if I can remember to take a pill every day?
Since I decided to stay indoors today, I thought I’d work on those New Year’s Resolutions I made earlier this year. I’ve been pretty successful with my resolutions this year. I guess it’s easier to stick with them when you just make fun goals.
My first resolution was to take more photos and figure out my camera. At the end of each year I put all of the previous years photos in to a “Year in Review” folder. And every year, when I do that I realize I didn’t take any pictures in January or February. That changed this year. I’ve already taken quite a few photos and January isn’t even over yet.
I didn’t mention it in my post, but I also want to learn more about Photoshop. Before I took that digital imaging class last term, I used Photoshop to resize photos. That was it. I’m sure I could have found a much cheaper program if that’s all I was going to do with it.
But after that class and some experimenting, that’s all changed. Today I scoured the internet for some new tutorials and gave some of my old photos a new look.
I took this photo I shot of Stonehenge in 2005 which is nice, but not fabulous.
And I turned it in to this.
Look how far I’ve come. I can do more than resize a photo now. I’m not going to win any awards, but I’m learning. And I’m happy with it.