Friends and Kitties!
It's been a slow week here at Casa Cerecke. I gave in to myself and started reading George R. R. Martin's saga A Song of Ice and Fire, and to my
chagrin delight I'm enthralled with the series. I've enjoyed all the books so far, even Feast for Crows which a lot of fans despised. Of course, since these books are exactly 783548552 pages each, I haven't had a lot of time for anything else.
Scott and I had a difference of creative opinion over my blog and as a result I am taking my OWN photos from now on...it sounds mean but I think in the end this will be a good thing and force me to learn how to do more than just point-n-shoot stuff. I took the photo above, I think the composition came out well. It was windier than hell so I shot in sport mode to capture the leaves and flowers.
A couple of months ago I downloaded (for free!) Tony Northrup's DSLR Book: How to Create Stunning Digital Photography and so far it's a great guide. Long story short, if you have any good books to recommend or photo critiques please email me or leave a comment; I want to learn!
I also switched over to using Picasa for organizing and editing. Man--does it make Windows photo software look like a POS. Just *where* was my brain the past two years; I should have known that any Windows product would be a dog.
Everything looks the same across the street but work is happening! The electrical conduit and water lines have been laid underground, and our street was closed for a day to dig up the pavement and make the connections on our side of the street.
There was a sign out in front of our house.
Which got a little more graffiti on it; SAC are Scott's initials!
What a rebellious vandal. He was ever so pleased that I spotted his work immediately when I pulled into the driveway after work. It's the little things in life...
Do you see how Felix is ignoring the oat grass? What a stinker. If any of them needs to eat it it's him, yet he doesn't have a taste for greens. Most of the Horde chows down on grass, and I find an amazingly small amount that "boomerangs" (thanks, Sparkle!) so evidently it's going through. The oat grass is from the grocery store; it's cheaper there than the pet store and I think it lives longer, too.
The Cats are shedding boatloads of fur and I'm doing marathon grooming sessions. If there was an market for cat hair I'd never have to work again...except to brush felines, that is. Apparently it's whisker-shedding time too. We collect and save our kitty's whiskers and we find more in the spring than any other time of year.
Oh, and I got reading glasses. But enough about that.
While we were at the Eye Doctor, and I spotted a guy wearing these:
...and he raved about them! Well, guess who got a pair? In lime green? No, not me, Scott! On sale at Kohls. He LOVES 'em. He has weird feet (oar-shaped, I swear) and these are the best shoes he's had, ever. In fact, I had to order another pair right away for emergency back up. Normally he wears socks and no shoes all day--even to meander outdoors--so I imagine my "white" laundry load is going to dwindle substantially. HURRAH!
So that's all the news for this week, Have a good one...
XX Trish XX