Grandma didn't want anything special done ON her birthday so the family decided to have Kama's birthday celebration (a week later) at the nursing facility where Grandma lives now. It was a special day; Kama and Katie did a few tunes, with me interjecting and adding intermittently.
It was my hope that my camera would last longer than it did; I got nice still photos but I don't think my videos are much to brag about. *smile* No matter, it was fun to share my daughter's birthday at her grandmother's nursing facility. A few of the residents also came, had cake, and even a few who sang along with us.
Happy Birthday Mom Iona and Kama!
After a couple weeks of highly emotionally-charged days at work, I decided to unwind a bit last night to take in a couple hours of one of my favorite music venues, the OK Sisters - Kate Fly and Karen Earhart. It was fun hearing some songs from their two CDs. It was special memories for me because I was lucky enough to share the day of recording some of their first CD. What a fun day!
I've discovered a fun thing recently, about my camera. I can click a button, and it will take a series of 4-5 images, seconds apart. I did a little experimentation with it last night, and here are the results of that fun little button:
All photos taken by me. Now I need to learn how to put music to my photo shows. But for now ... this was a fun evening of music and photo exploration with my fairly new little camera. Enjoy ... ~Nancy Larson-Lenz
I've seen lunar eclipses, yes. I've seen Haley's Comet, too. This was a new experience; I've been a bit out of sorts, all day. Being a 'sensitive' (a term familiar with new energy medicine people), the quick solar/lunar shifts affected me about how I had anticipated. For lack of a better term, it was cerebral ... physically, mentally, emotionally, and visually. It was an experience I would have regretted, had I not closed shop for a few hours today.
This past weekend I set up my tripod and took a few test shots at about the same time it was supposed to be total darkness. Because of the results I decided I would just spend my lunch hour here at home. Later that evening I checked my phone and had a message from a co-worker. She offer to come pick me up at work about 11 am and bring me back. I forgot my tripod, good camera, etc. and opted to be her passenger. I did, however, have the small camera that is usually close at hand. She had chairs, we both had our glasses (I had two pair, one was used in attempting to take some photos either blindly, or without any idea as to where I was shooting; I had 'high hopes'!)
This photoshow is done with single shots as well as triple-click shots (3 consecutive, with various filters). This is a compilation of my day, with shots from the first I noticed the sun this morning, then a few before work. There will be another photoshow with shots of what the sunset and clouds looked like this evening. Many of those are the 3-click shots; pretty cool effects. I haven't learned all the things this camera does.
When I moved where I am now, my landlord was 90 years old. Even before renting, we discussed his age and how he had already informed his children his wishes, regarding his rentals. He told me what he wanted them to do was to sell all the properties, offering them for sale to current owners. Well, that didn't happen. When he passed, the son in charge of his 'financials' ... bought them all. I told him his father is 'turning over in his grave'. Not my business, I was just sharing his father's conversations he had with me.
The reason why his father felt that way was because he felt they could not be effective, good landlords, not living here local. His son, my current landlord, lives in the San Diego area, California. Renters got a letter informing us of the change, and that he planned on coming back several times a year, for maintenance of them.
Originally, it worked fine. This last trip was canceled because he had a back injury (keeping in mind everything he has to do back here is 'physical' in nature, on some level. This year, for the 4th, the store closed and I had a floater ... couldn't go, landlord coming back that weekend.
The first day he came, he did some foundation work, started a fan, and opened the cellar windows to try and dry out all the water and dampness that dripped down there - from a broken spigot outside that happened this past winter. I've been getting a bout with mold/fungi ... I think this was no doubt part of my problem. He said he would come back on Wednesday morning to shut off the fan and close and lock the windows.
When I got home from work, I could see nothing was different. I sat down to check my email. There's an email from him ... saying, "As I sit here in the DENVER airport, I just realized that I FORGOT to come back. Oh, terrific, so ... here is a visual demonstration of my dilemma.
The rest of the story:
One helper blew me off. The neighbor's son got himself in trouble for coming home late. I was gone most of the day, but earlier this evening Brenton came over and took care of my dilemma. He is quite tall. As he was just finishing the second one, I commented to him I should have video taped him!
Thanks, Brenton; you were my angel today. Later, I will be tossing him a five-dollar bill for helping me. So, for now, all done, all good. And now I can begin trying to 'green back up' ... his (the landlord) yard. ~nrl
Who is this little girl?
I am . . .