Hello Friends and happy Monday!
My son moved out (again) into his own apartment Saturday and I found myself quite sad. I wondered why….
I started this blog when my youngest child (daughter) married and moved out last year, I thought it would help me adjust and focus on something else other than work or on being sad that my children were all moved out.
Then this January, my son found himself in somewhat of a quandary with a work position and his apartment lease ending. He moved in with us with the intention of it only being a month or so, but ended up being a little bit longer.
About a month ago, my oldest daughter and her husband (with two littles XOXO) moved in for a couple weeks until their rental house was available. So for some time, my house was quite busy as you can imagine. But my daughter moved back out and now my son is gone and I find myself a little sad as we (me and hubs) are empty nesters (again)! ?
I really think I can get used to this as long as it doesn’t continually change. I live with lots of people, I almost live alone, live with lots of people, live almost alone…I just need time to adjust and consistency! LOL I DO NOT LIKE CHANGE, HAVE I MENTIONED THAT? LOL
I need time to adjust (this involves chocolate and Netflix) and now I’m feeling sad again, so thanks for reading friends! Pretty soon I will be back to myself or who I thought I was before I live with lots of people and then living alone.
I have a quandary…how to I continue to get good pictures (lighting, interesting background, variety) in the winter? ….
I’ve tried numerous settings close to my work locations, cause ya know the paying job comes first 🙂
One afternoon on my lunch break, I stopped at a lovely area next to a business park (it has a little stream and two pretty bridges) to take some pictures, and the landscaping company sat on their mowers and watched me the whole time I was there. Granted they were also there doing their job so I can’t fault them. It just felt awkward….just a little
Yesterday I thought to go to a local river trail that I frequent in the summer, it’s so beautiful. There were actually a lot of ducks on the river and even though foliage is somewhat dried up, it’s still very pretty this time of year. The only drawback is the temperature…17 degrees. That’s kind of a deterrent for me and for a lot of other people too. The trailhead was empty…and I’m out there propping up my phone/camera tripod on a big rock next to the river LOL and it is brutal cold…it could be worse. This time last year it was below zero…so yesterday was balmy compared to last year. But I have to get a picture of these awesome jeans! My whole outfit looks so cute together! It’s a studded tough girl look, I love it.
As I was finishing taking pictures, I saw someone walking up the trail toward me…a guy with a hood over his head….I have a very active imagination. Those that know me will attest to this! I hurried out of there cause I got kind of a sketchy feeling and my imagination is running wild, thinking I would be a murder victim by the river and it was lucky I left in time…my mind goes on like this sometimes…
In October, I watched the second season of “Stranger Things” and freaked myself out. One time home alone watching episodes, I happened to see someone post a picture (on Facebook) of a werewolf creeping up someone’s stairs! Obviously this is a gif and it’s not real, but I soon turned on all the lights in the house and really was very wary going down my stairs! Me and my imagination could start a war…seriously…
So what are the funniest/weirdest things you’ve ever done to get a good picture??? Check mine out below 🙂
Super high rise embellished jeans
So…I think this is my most exciting weekend EVER! Seriously! I’ll list some reasons why:
- Stranger Things came out on Netflix today…can you say binge watch weekend?
- Halloween Dinner (family tradition)
- Dressing up like (?) can’t say yet
- Giving out candy to the cutest kids (costumes) ever!
- Work Halloween party and potluck
I don’t know if anyone else is into Netflix series of “Stranger Things” but it’s awesome and I get to start watching today! Last season was super intense and fun and I’ve had to wait all year to watch more! Thing 1!
Every year my sister and I have a family tradition of a Halloween dinner, oddly enough always on Sunday…BUT anyways…we each try to create some creepy disgusting version of food (actually is food but looks gross) to creep each other out! Let me tell you, there have been some winners! (but left over food cause no one can eat it LOL) I am shopping for my dishes tomorrow and preparing some tomorrow. More pics to follow! Thing 2!
Dressing up! I’ve loved to dress up for Halloween forever and this year I finally talked the hubby into dressing up. So on Halloween I will post our pics! Thing 3!
Did I mention how much I love Halloween?? Really, love Halloween! I adore handing out candy to children of all ages and specifically get good (mucho chocolatey!) to hand out. I’m a therapist and I think it’s always better to have a 16 year old out trick or treating instead of doing drugs and ending up at my facility. Who cares if I buy candy for someone if it gives me so much joy? Thing 4!
My employer is having a work Halloween party/potluck next Tuesday so I get to dress up and stretch out the fun before I go home and stretch out the fun! Thing 5!
Everything starts tonight and ends four days from now! Let the fun begin! I thought I would add a couple pics from years before family dinner so you know what I mean 🙂