Tuesday, May 31, 2011
It's been one week since my last confession. One week that was shifter to create a 3 day weekend. Let me start by confessing that yes I think all weekends should be 3 days long.
To the right is a picture taken recently of Barry on a walk with me. It's not a great photo but it's a family photo. This brings me to my first confession tonight. Okay, it's really my second for admitting what should be the obvious... 3 day weekends rule! But back to the photo thingy. All my life I've been fond of photos. During my teenage years I started a practice that continued for years. I would shot a roll of film (you remember rolls?) and pitch it in a drawer. This would be repeated many times. Seldom did I unload the camera and run to have it developed. We wouldn't want to do anything rash!
So periodically I would reach in a drawer - usually under some entirely different pretense, but pull out a roll and get it off to process. The beauty of this approach is you were often totally surprised at what you got. Sometimes pictures 4 to 7 years old. Yep! I was that bad.
Imagine how excited I was with digital photography. The only problem is that I recently though about it and I have not been good about pulling all these photo files into a singular location. I'm sure I've lost some on computer drives I no longer have available to me. Or phones... though I think most of them recently I've been able to back up. But this whole worry over photos came about as I was reminiscing recently over photos we shot as the kids were growing up. I confess that I not only want to pull all the digital stuff together, I'd like to (cough!) get hard copies of many of them printed and organized in an album.
While I've fallen the last 45 days off the submission wagon (this is a confession) - I began my rebound over the weekend. And I've already received a rejection! I think it hit me in the but when I turned around. Alas, I will be sending more this week!
I spent some time this weekend cleaning out e-mail. Yes, I admit I am an e-mail hog! I confess that I keep e-mail I should delete and it grows overnight in my inbox. I swear it reproduces! Every once and a while I will do a tidy up - but I admit, I would do well to delete daily. Sometimes I just think I may need to go back to something so I don't immediately deal with it. I think it's disease.
I was at a similar today so I've actually been out of the office since Friday. I confess tomorrow looms intimidatingly close. (sigh)
Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week and may your e-mail be under control!