Thursday, October 25, 2012

Things I love Thursday

Having a good enough reason to buy pink champagne to celebrate happy times.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

We'll call it unique.

It seems like life has been going out of it's way to prove to me that I am unusual.

Conversations with people have led me to that conclusion.
And looking at myself has led me to the same conclusion.

Perhaps it is my massive love for lists.
Yes, I know there are many people who love the writing out and crossing off of lists.
But do all of these people plan out their entire week, complete with what they need to think(!) on certain days, and literally scheduling in when they can relax. Okay that last one may be true for more than a few people.

But as I was thinking(thinking? Uh oh, I didn't schedule that in.) over this fact this evening I figured something out. 1.I cannot live without a to do list or schedule. 2. This means all of my days are always planned. 3. Which means I never have an allotted time to rest or do nothing. 4. Which means when I do these things during the week or on the weekend I always feel guilty and not really relaxed. 5. And it also means that since I procrastinated the to do list, it doesn't ever get fully completed resulting in 6. Me feeling disappointed at the end of the week. But 7. Starting the list for the next week to start the cycle all over again.

Not totally like that..but very close. And I'm not sure what I gain from telling you this, because I am still very confused about the whole thing, but maybe you have suffered from a similar situation and can lend some advice my way.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Sad, funny 'oh.' moment.

I was saying something to my best friend about the pictures I had put up on Facebook earlier of my brothers wedding.

She texted me later, "There are no pictures."


I checked the situation out.

Turns out the album that I have been putting pictures into the ENTIRE YEAR was set to an 'only I can view them' status so the lack of comments and likes weren't because people don't like me, just my own stupidity.

I don't know how this has been going on for an entire year and I didn't realize.

So, if you are my Facebook friend, go check out a collection of 103 pictures that I took in the year 2012.

I guess it's nice for a little happy surprise.

Friday, October 5, 2012

A Crazy Photographer.

Lately my picture taking has slowed to a stop.

Mostly because my week is a write off. I come home after work and crawl into bed almost right away.
No, I don't go to sleep, but I spend what's left of the evening catching up on my cyber life or reading.

And when the weekend comes, I am so busy doing all the things I couldn't do in the week, that I don't have extra time for things like hobbies.

But today as I was driving into town at sunset, the view was spectacular. The sun was almost down and it was creating this wonderful silhouette thing with the mountains and the buildings in the distance.
Fortunately I had my camera with me.

Unfortunately I driving when I had this inspiration and I couldn't find parking anywhere, and I was getting more hurried and frustrated as the seconds ticked by, knowing that with each second I was losing the sun.

I finally found a parking spot at our park downtown, and I ran, literally booted it, across the park to the riverside so I would have an open view. The scene that I had been wanting to take was now gone, but the one I saw was almost as good, so I took a test picture....and I had forgotten to put the memory card back in the last time.


But I had one in the car.

Ran back.
Somebody had been in the car beside mine and asked me if I lost something.
Nope, just being a crazy photographer.

So, here it is. Definitely not the greatest, I haven't been trained in night shooting yet.
But I wanted to have something to show for my half an hour of craziness.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Stress is best.

I have figured out my problem.

Since I went for so long not blogging, but updating my Twitter, I am now perfect at coming up with witting starters or perfect titles, but then the actual content is non existent, or lame.

So, this time I didn't focus at all on those first things, and I will try and write something decent enough for you to read.

Let me tell you about the crazy fun time I just had today.
Crazy fun...or most painful experience I'd encountered in my life so far.

I have been wanting to try a specific diet out for months now, and I thought that the week leading up to Thanksgiving would be a perfect time for it because I can reward myself at the end of the  headache.

Headache...because it has been so far.

I don't know if you have ever done anything like a cleanse or diet, but let me tell you, it's not all fun and games. Well, it was never supposed to be, but so far (I'm on day 1 :D) it's been a nightmare.

Day 1 consists of Fruit. Just lots and lots of fruit. Oh, and gallons of water. That might be a reason my headache  migraine has been so bad. My water intake was a little lacking today...I'll know for the future.

Hannah is never a happy camper when she is eating healthy stuff, but when she is subjected to healthy stuff and healthy stuff alone? Moods and tempers and walking around with a sour face is definitely involved. I apologize for all the men that had to put up with me today, but they are pretty used to it by now anyway.

Fast forward/ rewind a bit.
I was asked to be a volunteer model for the Pregnancy Care Centre's Fundraiser Fashion Show.
I could insert a photo of me in my everyday clothes and we could all laugh hysterically at the idea of me pretending to be fashionable at

Let's just say, I didn't let myself have any part in the decision making of anything from hair, to outfits, to make up and jewelry. I just put on what I was told, and it worked for me.

The actual show was a wee bit fun, I have to admit that. But the headache, gnawing hunger ache in my stomach, and the temptation of all the fabulous desserts put a damper on things.
Not the greatest look, or lighting but you get the picture, eh? (pun SO intended!)

It was helpful that I had some great friends along to help make it a lighter, happier occasion.  

Stay tuned for updates on the 'DIE't coming up later this week.           

P.s. It looks like the blog wants to add to the already massive headache, so I'm sorry for the quirks that might be showing up for you, but I don't have the patience to fix it right now...or ever, probably.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

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