5.18.2011

hello and other things

I got a new camera!  Hooray!  A new camera that WORKS!  But I don't know how to use it.  Like, I technically can figure it out, but it isn't comfortable.  And the colors all look funny.  But it is mine and I think I maybe kissed it when I took it out of the box.  Maybe.

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I can't believe I have a new camera.

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And of course my laptop found out about my new camera and decided to quit working.

(I am typing this on Luke's work laptop.)

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My blood sugar crashed last night and all of these wild thoughts were running through my head. I need more time for me. And more time to write things down. I would like to be organized and have them on my blog, but even written on a piece of paper would be better than flitting out of my brain and never returning. I would like to buy an iMac or an oversized plain paper notebook and a new sharpie. Probably the second one. I am paying off the new camera.

Hope I will be back soon with my notebook thoughts all ready for the world.

XOXO

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Continuing with the question answering:

the grumbles asked:  i want to hear about these goodwill bins! what are these bins you speak of? how does one find them?

Ohhhh my my.  I will do a post about the bins soon.  It is technically called The Goodwill Outlet and it is nuttttsssss.  As the old gentleman I always run into there says, "I just call this place the mad market."  Basically it is unsorted Goodwill merchandise that no one has looked at yet mixed with merchandise that didn't sell.  It is all dumped into bins that are wheeled out into a room full of waiting wild-eyed people wearing gloves.  The waiting people POUNCE on the junk as it is rolled out and tear through it like the crazies that they are.  (I am one of them so I can say such things.)  I have actually seen people FIGHT over this stuff, like, all up face to face, having words with locked eyes and then getting kicked out, the whole bit.  It is 99 or 69 cents a pound, depending on what you are buying.  And the stuff I've bought?  I will save for another post.  I've bought like, um, 60 or so pounds of stuff.  I'm a little ashamed but it is so much fun.

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Michelle G asked: if you could do ANYTHING (in YES a perfect world...) what would it be?   (photograpy....re-sale shop for the thrift store "scores" etc..)

Oh Michelle, this is THE question I ask myself all the time.  What am I even doing?  I think the answer is that I want to do everything and I want to do it all really well-- so much better than I currently can do any one thing.  I want to get better enough at something and everything to turn the sparks in my brain into something I can look at and hold and put away in a drawer.  Specific, I know.

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Tell me one or two differences in your parenting from baby #1 to baby #3 (as we all seem to change SO much in our parenting styles with each new kiddo :)


Well, Clark was actually an easy baby.  Clark who is the challenge of all challenges now?  Was an easy baby.  I was totally the mom who 100% cloth diapered, played toys on the floor all the time, "KNEW" what worked, etc.  While I loved being at that place and doing all that stuff, Hal has never worn a cloth diaper.  Sad, kind of, because cloth diapering is really economical and can be fun, but I am 30,000 times busier and tireder now than I was then.  And I don't "KNOW" anything now.  I know what is working for me today, but not what works.  There is a big difference.

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BloggerKate from Big City Belly said:  what time do you go to bed? how much sleep do you get? what time do you usually wake up in the morning? (clearly, I love to talk about sleep) 

I am a night owl, it is in my blood, and I have always gone to bed after midnight.  HOWEVER, Hal has never slept more than five hours at a time and wakes up around 5:30 every morning, so I am tired all the time.  All of the time.  I am tired. All of the time.  And as night-owly as I am, I am every bit as much not a morning person.  Is there a word for that kind of person?  It is me.  I am a huge jerk until 11 every morning.  My eyes don't open until allllll the coffee is gone. And I drink my coffee from a Mason jar.


(I will keep answering the questions left here a little at a time until they are all done.  You can leave me one if you missed it the first time and there is something you are wondering!)


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18 comments:

  1. Mmm... I adore you and miss you. The night-owl/non-morning-person/coffee-by-the-gallon thing? kindred spirits.

    and what a hubby. that camera? score.

    xo

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  2. i just saw your banner for the first time... SO CUTE! I love it! :)

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  3. oh I feel for you being so tired! Must not be easy, I admire you!
    What kind of camera did you get? My camera I got last year is much more capable than me, as in I still haven't quite figured out the manual settings even though it makes for much better photos. I wish human beings weren't predisposed to take the shortcut route if there is one! I guess sometimes we dont.. but generally you know? hehe anyway that's too much thinking for this early. I'm off to have my jar of coffee now! :) xo

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  4. Okay, I'm loving your new camera! Great pictures! I'm very excited for lots of more pictures!

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  5. What a camera! What great pics! What a great PHOTOGRAPHER!

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  6. "I want to do everything, and do it really well."

    Yes, friend! The story of my life. It's a hard life to live, though, especially with not much sleep.

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  7. You got it, you got it, you got it!!!! Its such a great camera :) Yay!

    Also, I can't remember if I ever told you this or not, but feel like I have known less with each baby. By the time Evan came around I was pretty clueless. Not sure what that is all about...

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  8. kiss your camera for me, i love new camera feeling! of course then you have to learn to get to know eachother, but that's neither here nor there.

    ok, now tell me WHERE these bins are! :)

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  9. What camera did you end up getting? So exciting!!!!

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  10. A brilliant photographer deserves a fabulous camera. Congratulations to you and your camera.

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  11. So glad you got things back up for now! Love the new header, too. I'm seeing Jil this weekend, too, btw. Still crack up at when you just had Clark on your xanga blog! How small this world is.

    Steph

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  12. I think you're doing a GREAT job with that new camera! And, I love that you drink coffee from a mason jar! ha!

    So fun to learn new things about you from the questions. :)

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  13. Did you make Alice's adorable skirt?!! Love it! Looks suspiciously like it could've come from your lovely pillowcase collection. :)

    And, oh, my. Does anyone know what they're doing when it comes to raising munchkins? A friend tried to tell me what "works" a few months ago. She has six children, so for a second I thought maybe I should listen up. But, then it dawned on me that ALL of her children are the easy types...super compliant from birth types. Mine are not like that.

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  14. I love your photos! What kind of camera is it? enjoy :)

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  15. what a good, sweet luke. what a nice husband he is for giving you such a perfect gift. not liking your camera is frustrating. happy you have a new one. love the new top logo. love that close up of clark.

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  16. i really love this because i'm consumed with exhaustion and guilt..i just blogged it! because ever is nursing so much and i work full time for the first time in my life with a baby, she is our fourth too and i take her with me to work in the baby room but ommmggggg i'm sooo tiiireeddd

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  17. I saved this blog to comment when blogger would allow me.... I think it was to tell you I love that photo of Alice, but I'm not sure anymore :\

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  18. You clearly made a good choice with the camera - and you have a knack for photography. (I think I've told you that a million times).

    Also - your answer to the question about what you could do if you could do ANYTHING? I totally get it.

    stephanie@metropolitanmama.net

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