Hawaii bound

Friday, October 21, 2011
Hawaii bound
I booked our cruise round trip San Diego to Hawaii for March of next year! It’s not that far in the future when I look at all there is to do. The kids will take care of the animals, which would otherwise be a huge stumbling block. It’s hard to get a house or pet sitter that does dogs, fish, horses and cats! Now my only worry is that I will be having a mammogram in Feb,. and if it shows anything I will need a biopsy, and who knows what might follow? I tell myself I shouldn’t borrow trouble, but myself doesn’t listen very well. I did opt to include insurance on the trip and the flight to SD, at least we would get our $ back. And could re-book.

I recently took a photo course online, the purpose was to get an understanding of the features of the Nikon D40. Once the class was done, I pretty much forgot all that I learned, so I reprinted the class syllabus today and have been slowly going over it. It sticks better the second time around, I think. In addition I am working thru a training book for Photoshop, and I am quite happy to know all the ins and outs of PS. Like a lot of photographers, I have fooled around with Photoshop, but I am surprised at how easy it is to do pretty complex manipulations of photos. Once I work my way through it I’ll post some before-and-after things here. I want to take lots of photos in Hawaii and on the ship (Holland America) since I’m real sure we won’t be back there again.

Here’s a little blog question that I have seen on other sites: What is a true thing that could be said about you?
Answer: It is true that I am a very fast learner. I can pick up “how to” without someone showing me how, and I even amaze myself; sometimes I make things up as I go along, and at the end find I was 100% correct. Now if only the things I am fast at would prove to be financially rewarding! Ah well.

Thought for the day: “If all else fails… more duct tape!”
Posted by Redhead at 4:26 PM 2 comments
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Wordless Wednesday
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Saturday, October 15, 2011
Ides of October
Raven, the black Newfoundland, came through her surgery on Monday just fine, after Wednesday’s false start. (She had a bad reaction to the anesthetic.) The main difficulty, as I said before, is getting her into and out of the truck. Anyway, she is walking on her bum leg, limping, but walking on it. She and Magpie will have to get used to seeing each other through the fence, as Maggie is far too rough in her playing, and we CANNOT pay for hip replacement or shoulder surgery or elbow surgery when the most direct way is to separate them, not just now while Raven is mending, but all the time. Forever. Sad, but there it is.

The fall colors are taking a beating now, what with the 20 mile-an-hour wind on Saturday and the torrential rain storms. Sunday is expected to be nice, before starting the week with showers every day. If so, I’ll post some photos here. These were taken in the front yard. Fall is my favorite time of the year, but it seems to go by so fast, and then we are in the dreary rainy days of winter. Not to mention those days of s**w that make for lousy driving conditions, and let’s not think of them.

I think I will take a page from Lucky Lady and begin a Wordless Wednesday. It will be fun to see what I can come up with. I promise it won’t ALL be pics of the cats.

Bumper sticker for the day: “Why is abbreviation such a long word?”
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