Rita's Ramblings: a basically house-bound woman in Fargo, North Dakota blogging for friends, family, and anybody who finds it interesting. I talk about any art or craft project I'm currently involved in, the weather, movies, books, health, spirit, life, and my cat Karma. Welcome!
Thursday, November 07, 2013
I so rarely take evening shots. The sun made an appearance yesterday afternoon. This was dusk...
...and this was sunrise this morning.
Looks like we have a sunny day in store!
The FedEx package arrived yesterday.
Do you see anything new at the art table?
Yes! A little wastebasket that looks like a red Solo cup!
The white rim comes off so you can tuck the plastic liner underneath it and not ruin the total giant-Solo-cup effect.
You may recall the even smaller, skinny, red wastebasket is strictly a receptacle for the recycling of baby wipes and paper towels covered with paint and ink. Now Leah has her little white wastebasket back on her side of the craft table. (We have our usual spots--such creatures of habit.)
My ten minute sessions were filled up with cleaning the spice rack and all the bottles...
...and running all my big kitchen utensils through the washing machine...
...while Karma slept in the Solo box--LOL!
She heard the camera whine, woke up, and stretched...
...wondering if she was missing something exciting.
She went back to sleep in her new box.
I scrubbed down this side of the counter by the stove and got things back in order.
And scrubbed down the counter on the other side of the stove and got the utensils back in the big pot.
I bought this at a pottery store back in 1980. I only know the year because this was freshly thrown & baked and the date is carved on the bottom. Trust me--my memory is not that good--LOL! It's been a part of my every kitchen since I carried this treasure home with me. Now it is all sparkling clean again. :)
I keep working away...little by little.
Dagan and Leah came by last night. Dagan did updates and some cleaning up on my TV computer. (It is apparently nearing its last legs.) Leah helped me with some Chrome questions--and cut my book board for me--tada!!
So now I have some different sizes to experiment with (on how to use cloth on the covers for one thing). The smallest ones will be either writing or sketching/drawing journals for sure. The biggest one--either watercolor or mixed media paper. We'll see, eh? But more winter projects are lined up.
Leah wasn't too happy when she saw my trusty old camera sitting out on the table.
Why, you may ask?
This is the camera they gave me years ago when they bought a newer one. This is the camera I have been using for all these pictures in this blog for lo these many years. This is the camera I am quite comfortable with, right? Well, they use their cell phones now to take all their pictures and videos, so they brought me over their camera because they don't use it anymore--like three weeks ago.
Where's the camera we brought over?
Why are you still using this one?
I explained that I had put it safely away in my desk and was saving it as a back up, of course. **** No-no. You need to save the older camera for back up and use the newer version one with the bigger screen, etc. It's better.
Can't get to it.
It's behind the folding table now.
They got it out with no problem--of course.
Looks similar--but thinner...
...and the buttons are in different places or look and feel very different.
So--okay--I used the newer camera to take the morning sunrise pics and the picture of my old camera. I don't know which camera Dagan took this picture of Karma with last night to show the world how Karma truly feels about company. (If he had gotten any closer she would have hissed at him.)
Learning how to use a newer version of the PowerShot is easier than trying to figure out how to use my cell phone for pictures...so I am going to start using the newer camera. **** I promise.
But I am keeping them both out for now. ;)
Truth...for a while I probably looked a lot like Karma last night...thinking to myself (in quite a grumbly tone) that I am already trying to adjust to Chrome (which actually is finally going better after a few weeks and a few more questions answered). I know I am not the only...shall we say "mature"...person who has to be pushed into changes with anything having to do with electronics or computer stuff. And even after being pushed in...I never truly know my way around but only find skinny pathways through the forest of information.
The thing that actually convinced me this might be a good idea after all? Leah said I can take videos longer than 9 or 10 minutes with the newer version camera. So...maybe I might get back into taking videos again this winter...
So many plans for my little snail life, eh?
But, for now...I want to finish cleaning and organizing my kitchen...and I need to think about Christmas cards...and the 21 Secrets videos availability is slowly ticking away...and Leah said they might have the bookcase shelves next time they come (in two weeks)...
Might be a while--but videos are back on my radar. :)
My timer just went off.
My hour is up.
Time to go.
Have a good one!!! :):)
"As long as the candle burns, there is time to make repairs."