macro project 1:30
I just lost this whole post…firefox "closed unexpectedly" on me. It’s never as good the second time, so you’re going to have to settle for it in list form this time. I don’t have the heart to go back and find all my links…
1. Either I’m going to have to start working on my autobiography, or I’m going to have one heck of an "about page". Wow. When a girl asks for questions you all sure do come through! I don’t think there was a single question I didn’t like. I spent many a laundry-folding and dish-washing session pondering your fabulous questions. And since they all can’t be answered in a little old about page, I’ll think I’ll tackle some here over the next few weeks. Thank you for all the great ideas!
2. I’ve joined orange flower’s 30-day macro photo challenge. (here is where I had lots of links to other creative projects on the web…) I’m jumping in a few days late…but I’ll just start my 30 days, today. I’m really looking forward to this. I love that little macro button on my camera, and I’ve been in the mood for a good creative project.
3. You can pre-order the latest issue of MixTapeZine right over here. I wrote an article for this issue which was one of my "I can’t write under pressure" deadlines from the last few weeks. I won’t give you details on my review, but if you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time, you can probably determine which favorite author I’ve written about.
And finally, some news from the home front that might bore anyone outside of my immediate family… (okay, might bore anyone but my husband):
*Did I ever tell you that the way I discovered Elizabeth was ready for some solid food (like Cheerios) was when I found her pounding the cat food? It’s a constant battle in our home because I’m always forgetting to put the bowl up on the counter before putting Elizabeth down on the floor. The girl’s got cat food radar. She always knows when it’s down. And don’t worry, I don’t let her eat it. A simple, "Elizabeth???" Is there something in your mouth??" will cause her to spit all slimy contents into my palm. She only has the occasional fit of lock jaw and refuses to give it up.
Emma has realized that if she plays with my hair while I’m at her bedside giving final kisses and hugs at night, I’ll stay there for a ridiculously long period of time. Last night, when I attempted to pull my weak, relaxed body from her fingers that were twisted up in my hair she said, "Mom. Just let me play with your hair one more time while I count to 100." And I didn’t even stop her when her brain got stuck on a loop between 40 and 60. How can I resist?
At Emma’s riding lesson today she finally got it. Posting at a trot.(oddly, a video of a video) She’s been working so hard to figure it out, but it’s just one of those things you need to feel--like riding your bike without training wheels for the first time. I’m proud. And her sister is getting impatient for the day when it will be her turn. She’s getting sick of sitting on the fence.