How are you today? Mine was a good day. I got a lot of work done, which is kind of funny. The reason I say that is not because of the actual work, but because my morning routine has changed a lot lately concerning it. For a while now I have been stressing about the tasks and projects that are on my plate. And usually I would be filled with a bit of dread that I might get them done. But I always do, and things work out. So nowadays, I wake up, think about work, but the thoughts are not filled with stress about how am I going to manage, but rather wondering in what way I will end up managing things. I have confidence that things will get done, but I am curious to see how I will actually do them. Like I am two people, and one is sitting back watching the other. Strange, isn’t it? But it’s also fun and fascinating.
But there is some sad news at work too. A coworker who I have worked with for 7 or 8 years is leaving. She found a different job with better growth potential. So while we are all sad to see her go, we are happy for her too. Today’s photo was taken at a local pizza joint, where we took her out for lunch. I made an Instax print of the photo for her, and my friend and I wrote a short good luck message on it.
I hope you had a great Thursday! The work week is almost over and the weekend is near!
Hi everyone! How are you this evening, morning, or afternoon? I’m doing well, although my back hurts a little bit. Luckily it is not serious, and not one of those inner muscles. So I think a good night’s rest will set things back in order. 😊
I’ve been going a little crazy printing out from the Instax SP-1 lately. I’ve gone through my Flickr photos a bit and selected a bunch to print out – I have 22 photos in the queue! It’s so fun to fill up the album. I don’t have one specific subject to print out… I print all kinds. From family photos, pet photos, landscapes, black & white, you name it! I also print out photos of my favorite celebrities such as the one above of Kasumi Arimura. I watched the movie “Flying Colors” and enjoyed it quite a bit, and also thought she was great in “Amachan”. So, why not make an Instax print? The photo is now a bookmark for one of the many books I am currently reading (and never seem to finish).
My Instax album can hold 108 photos and I think I have printed about 50 so far, giving away 10 or so. It’s funny that this little printer and the photos it produces has been so fun. I am still trying to figure out exactly what the appeal is and how it fits in with my photography hobby. Maybe I shouldn’t think about it too hard and just enjoy the experience?
Today was chilly again especially in the morning. I mentioned yesterday that my windshield was icy, and today was almost as cold so the car iced up again. ❄️ I thought I would take a photo of it to share… this time it didn’t take too long for it to melt (maybe only 3 minutes). The past couple days I have been parking backwards on the driveway so that when I leave in the morning, I can just drive straight out. I think this change of angle has made it easier for the windshield to freeze.
This evening, Bay and I went to the theater to see “Sherlock: The Abominable Bride”. 🎥 It was a special one-time movie event and the theater was very full. The girl who collected the tickets said there were only 20 seats left unsold! I was wondering how many people would actually go to the event and was pleasantly surprised at the turn-out. Plus, everyone was a Sherlock fan, so the vibe was really good. Before the show started, there was a bunch of Sherlock trivia on screen which was pretty fun. Bay got more answers correct than I did which is not surprising!
Oh, we got tickets to see Star Wars again for Saturday! I can’t wait. 😆
How was your Monday? For me, it was “back to work” and I was sort of dreading it. But, I actually enjoyed it and got a lot of work done! 😃
Today’s photo is of the laptop where I write my daily (mainly nightly) blog post. In fact, I am typing on that laptop right now. The table is pretty low, and I am sitting on the carpet, which is nice because our cat Miki 🐱 can lean up on me and act as a little heater. Convenient, huh?
This morning was so cold outside (for Texas) that my minivan had ice on the windshield. 🚐❄️ I didn’t think it was so bad, but it didn’t clear up quickly, so I had to pull over and let the heater melt the ice on the windshield. Fun fun fun!
It’s another chilly evening so I am thankful to have Miki here. Please stay warm wherever you may be!
How’s it going? Did you have a nice first weekend of 2016?
I’m sad to see the long weekend (and holiday-time) come to an end. Honestly, I am not looking forward to work… but I am sure I am not alone on that one! 😜 Today was another relaxing day spent at home with the family, but I did get out to ride my motorcycle for a little while this afternoon. It was a lot of fun, even if I only had a short while to ride.
Now that it is the new year, I should do some maintenance on the bike, including changing the brake fluid and engine oil. I also should replace a couple of the dashboard bulbs that have burnt out. All-in-all, my motorcycle has been super-reliable and one of the highlights of my life. Every time I go for a ride, I’ve had fun. It’s a real sense of freedom, riding a motorbike! I highly recommend it. 👍