Good morning out there to you where ever in the world you are. Thank you and welcome to all that have stopped by in the past few weeks looking for something to pass the time. I get it. Times are tough. If you are not working you are probably getting bored. I love seeing all the creativity this pandemic is creating. Many of my “social acquaintances” or people I have virtually met on-line have been happily posting photos showing their latest projects and newest hobbies. Even my own son and his family have started a garden. I would give them advice but, I still have brown thumbs even though my luck with plants has been way better than it has in the past. Still, I have yet to conquer the back yard pests but at least the bunny has been getting fresh scraps of Brussels sprout leaves. Sadly, this morning, I made the decision to pull out a few of the plants as the insects had done too much damage. Ugh. At least the flowers seem to be doing just sweet, like sugar. However, I do need to search out some professional advice on harvesting this latest batch.
So, I learned some new stuff in Photoshop. I am sure most people know how to create a GIF but I didn’t so that was new to me. I also learned how to manipulate the backgrounds using a new technique. I like this way much better. It is easier. Luckily, I had hubby take some test shots for me when we were out this weekend. Because I am still recovering from a surgery I had 18 months ago, and now because of the pandemic it is kind of hard to get subjects to practice on. Often I use hubby. While I was out I had an idea. I was thinking, instead of charging for portraits, I could do a trade, exchange a session for an interview. You know, everyone and I mean everyone, has a story. Like Hubby for instance, he has been playing music since he was like, I wanna way 12 or 13. He plays piano, guitar, bass and I think I am missing a few things. He has a vast musical video library (some on VHS tape and cassettes) and history of classic rock. Those are just a few things. So, it may take some time, just like with other things but at least it is down and out in my Universe so I can go back to this and work on it later, cause I will, just slooowllly….
Hubby turned 55 on Saturday. I know I moon over him because after all, he is my Hubby. That dude liked me when I was not desirable and over 300 pounds. Who am I kidding, I am not everyone’s ideal, but I am his. Heck, back then, I hated myself. Somehow, he liked me. He has been there when I have been hangry and have cried because he didn’t move fast enough out of his seat so we could leave for dinner when I was having issues with my potassium. He was there when my eyes rolled back in my head and I had seizures. He washed my hair when I couldn’t. He always manages to smile at me through dancing women, with their tits swinging in front of the band. Ladies, and I am talking to you gals around my age, you go on with your bad selves, but know, he is smiling at me. I trust him completely. It took a long time, not going to lie, but trust is a gift you give yourself. Trust allows you to sleep at night and breath and dream and hope. Do I worry when he is late coming home? Of course? We live in a seasonal place with wild speed zones and senior drivers (I am or would be considered a senior driver). I worry constantly about other drivers. He said to me once that he would never change. It was like a statement of defiance. He was trying to make me change my mind about marrying him. It didn’t work obviously. He was wrong though, he has changed. We have both changed together and I am sure still evolving.
This weekend I was looking through old card for pics of hubby for his birthday. I found some old selfies that I took around 2017. Remember, I said I was a goofball. I will end the post with a few of those photos for amusement, okay.
Goofy, right? I was trying to get my creative juices flowing. I ended up making myself laugh but I did produce one photo that I use as my avatar. By the way, those are my favorite glasses as orange is my favorite color. I wish I could still see out of them. Anyhow, if you that is reading is local to the Coachella Valley or Southern California and you are interested in an exchange – a photo shoot for an interview, shoot me a message.
Thank you for visiting and may you joy find you today where ever you are. Hugs to you.