|My weekend ~ I have been BUSY!!||May 25, ’08 6:45 PM
for Mel ‘s friends, Mel ‘s family and Mel ‘s online buddies
I am taking a break from the list of 790 houses (ok, maybe it is only 54 and NOT 790, but whatever!!) that I need to narrow down to a reasonable number so I can house hunt while I am in MN. Christ on a cracker, I CANNOT keep stuff straight…. which one has a walk-out basement? Which one has a fireplace? Is there a pet restriction? Is it a model home that hasn’t even been built yet? GAAAAAAAAAH!
For a while today I was doing what I ALWAYS do when I am feeling stressed or anxiety about something else……… I ORGANIZE! Weeee! I was using my label maker to sort and organize my cards. Thank – you cards, Invites, and Birthday cards….. OH MY! Some of the cards had long since lost their spouses (their envelopes) and so I was using my craftlite cutter to cut the cards down. That way I could marry them off to their second husband (a new envelope) and give them a spot in my card organizer. BUT THEN, my butt fell asleep and my back/neck started hurting so I decided to work on something else!
And THAT brings me to my biggest project of the weekend ~ Carsten’s dance pictures. Carsten is going to miss her dance recital this year (because it was on the same day as the benefit) and so I promised her that I would give her an extended photo shoot, done by ME! The photographer that dance provided was only going to take pics of her in one outfit, and probably spend about 2 minutes with her – because that is how long he gave her last year.
So…. anyhoodle! We did her hair and make up and I used my big brain to come up with a backdrop (because I am too cheap to just buy myself a backdrop, which HELLO? would be MUCH easier!) and then I took 78 pictures!! (and no, I am not exaggerating, I really took 78!!)
Picture #1 (baton)
I have been spending LOTS of time editing the pictures with this new program I have. I am going to have some of them printed and I think I will make a calendar too. So far I have finished editing about 20 of them. Don’t worry…. I will not make you look at all 20…. just a few of my favorites.
Picture #2 (jazz)
Picture #3 (baton)
Picture #4 (ballet)
Picture #5 (jazz)
Picture #6 (tap)
Picture #7 (baton)
Picture #8 (ballet)
I can also add clipart. I did one that was HILARIOUS where she had big buck teeth, hairy ears, big huge glasses, and she was wearing a halo. Ummmm, she did NOT think it was funny. Oopsie! heehee I promised her that we could do a picture like that with one of Cody’s pictures, so she is not mad at me. Yay! So, I did another picture just for fun… and this one she DOES like!
Picture #9 (animals)