Friday, December 19, 2008

Christmas In America

I've been busy with life. My mind has been so full that I'd sit down to blog and I just can't find it within myself to write ANYTHING. Not even filler. (This reminds me of the college years and having to pull creativity out of the air for graphic arts class. This time it was a writer's block.) I suppose busy can be a good thing, but I also came down with a cold. It's nothing bad, just a regular cold, complete with sneezing, sniffles, and having to walk around with a box of tissue all of the time. On top of that, my dog has an ear infection and requires ear drops. Other than the cold and my dog, everything is actually great. Also, the kid's bathroom should be complete AFTER Christmas. Oh what fun it is for the five of us to share one bathroom. Party mode is in full swing and we have one more party to attend tonight. Christmas shopping is just about finished. I just need to figure out what to give my father, since he has everything he needs and more. He loved the wool felt Indiana Jones type hat I gave him last year.

I haven't been running or exercising, but I've been in constant motion. I was in shock to see my weight drop about 5 pounds this week without even trying. It's also not a healthy weight loss, though. The Zyrtec I've been taking really suppresses my appetite. There's no muscle gain and I still can't get back into my skinny jeans. I'm hoping I can maintain just that five pound weight loss until I begin some weight lifting again, mixed in with some high intensity interval cardio. I need to turn that unhealthy weight loss into a good thing.

Yesterday, right before school, I took some pictures of my grandson for our annual Christmas card. I thought about doing the family picture, but we pretty much look the same as we did the last time we took a group picture two years ago. The grandson is the one who is growing and changing, and there's also the cute factor. The kid has the cute factor down... Well, at least I think so.

I really liked this shot, but it needs to be edited in the space between my grandson and the tree, and I don't have a compatible version of Photoshop for my computer.

I took about 15 photos in all, but one this was the winner:

Monday's song:
All I Want For Christmas Is You - Mariah Cary, Vince Vance and the Valiants, etc, - Barbie2be, Katiefeldmom, Tenderfoot Diaries



barbie2be said...

evan looks adorable!

hope you are feeling better soon.

NotSoccer Mom said...

oh he is just too cute! too bad the first pic couldn't be used. hope you get rid of that cold by next week!

Shosh said...

OK could he be any cuter? I don't think so. That one in front of the tree is really precious, like something you see on cards you buy.

Enjoy your party and I am voting for the cold to be gone by Wednesday ;-)

Southbay Girl said...

What a cutie pie!!! Great picture!!!

Enjoy the party-I haven't gone to one yet!!

Anne said...

Those are such adorable pictures; your friends and family are going to really enjoy that piece of postal mail! Exchanging holiday cards, by the way, is my favorite part of the holidays. This year, though, it just seemed a hassle and I don't know why. Maybe I need to have you come and take our photo next year -- you're really good.

Irene said...

I think he is! I'm starting to feel better, Thanks. :)

My daughter JUST loaded Photoshop onto this computer after I had already printed out the pictures and sent them out. A little late so perhaps it will come in handy later. :)

He really has the cute thing down! I need to "stage" my photo area better, though, so the pictures don't need editing. Thanks for the nice compliment. The cold is lessening, now. Hooray!

Thanks!!! He's the light in my life. :) The parties were fun!

Here's the deal... I'll take your family photos if you take mine. :) If we plan it right we could make a day in November 2009 to get it all done! What do you think???