It's actually taking more willpower than it should, just to write this post... I wouldn't say it's completely inane, but certainly the importance of the rest of the content is unavailing comparatively to other news.
It's got me all mixed up, because despite the bad news, I received the very welcome news that my husband does not need to go on furlough anymore.
We can just call this post neutral ground, shall we?
The 24th marked a quarter century living the life that I do. I'm still wondering where the past 8 years went, because I still can't fathom I am even in my 20's... and this certainly seems to be the mentality of many others, because no one believes me still that I'm a mere few years from being 30; they believe my husband is robbing from the cradle.
My husband spoiled the heck out of me; I'm still gobsmacked over the amount of TLC I lavished in.
He bought me lots of pretty things, and took me to pretty places...
The books and bracelet were given to me by my in-laws, and the rest was my husband. Perhaps one day, I'll feel up to posting excerpts of these books, as I imagine the titles might pique a few readers. The story behind them being from Goodwill is that we were shopping there with my sister-in-law. I usually head straight for the book section, then try to make my way to the crafts... but by the time I get there I usually blow most of the money I take on those trips on just books. I'm too stubborn to change that thrifty shopping habit or give up what I find, so my sister-in-law relieved some of that "weight" as an early birthday present.
|Excuse the awkward looking skin of my arm... it didn't feel photo ready, apparently.|
The bracelet was given to me by my mother-in-law; a very glitzy and glamy piece that I was all too thrilled to have received.
I hate to sound absurdly biased, but the gifts my husband gave me invoked a frenzy of joy which I still haven't come down from yet. First he bought me the mini cookware set; it appears to be for children, but was in fact made for cooking single serving breakfast; it comes with a poacher pot, griddle pan and skillet. However, I am using it to brew up my potions and serums for natural beauty.
Second, he bought me a 32 piece makeup brush set along with 2 shadow pallets from wet n' wild, that I still haven't stopped using... and now my eyes are completely sore from wiping off all the "make up fun".
I saved the best for last...
|My new one that has my heart aflutter|
My previous camera had an insatiable appetite for batteries; it easily went through a 20 pack of batteries in one month. Blogging started becoming an expensive hobby at the rate I was going...
The features, memory and megapixels of my new one blow my old one right out of the water with dynamite; it's also sleek and pretty...
|My old one. Yup... just a meager 7 MP...|
In the defense of my old one... it was completely free. My mom bought it for a measly 500 air miles-- it was the bottom bin kind of camera, but the one before it was only 2.5 MP which was also free, won in a employee raffle.
So in case you're thinking it's impossible to have decent photos with a "crappy" camera, it really isn't... and all the photos before June 21st 2013 prove this statement. Just have to get to know your equipment, that's all.
Which is funny because I'm still on the learning curve of my new one, so the photos are currently coming out to be the same quality as my old one... once I get to know it better, I'm quite hopeful the quality will reflect into my blog.
I had a chance to give it a good test when my husband took me out to a couple hiking trails and a picnic during the summer solstice... these are just a few of my favorite shots I was able to take.