Monday, January 10, 2011

How About This for a Change?

Ok...so my "adventuresome-ness" continues (can you tell how proud I am of myself?) Not only did I paint a crazy family tree chalkboard on the wall and buy a chandelier but I changed my mantel after EIGHT YEARS (yes, it's been pretty much the same for 8 years)...as soon as the Christmas decorations came down, this went up...
I had this little banner thingy on another wall but hung it on the hooks that held the Christmas stockings and decided I like the way it looks...
and then I put some of my books that have been published on the mantel along with...
this odd little mouse...
...and lots of mirrors. Now...if only I had that fancy new camera perhaps this picture would show you truly how nice everything looks up there,
but it's sortof hazy and out of focus huh? Oh well, I've started doing some research on fancy digital cameras...I know I want either a Nikon or Canon and I need one that will work well for the photographically challenged so if anyone wants to throw some suggestions my way I'm all ears!
And thanks to all the well wishes I've received for my father, I'm happy to report he's doing amazingly well. They finally took him off the oxygen, he's breathing solely on his own now and he's able to sit in his wheelchair for a few hours each day. He begins a physical therapy type workout tomorrow to build up his strength in the hopes he'll be able to transfer on his own at the end of January when they do a final skin graft (sp?) If he can successfully transfer from bed to chair and visa versa they'll discharge him and he'll be back home (and hopefully less ornery than he's been while in the hospital!)

2 comments:

jilly said...

Oh I love it!!! Great composition I think and I just love how you laid everything out!

Glad to hear your dad is doing better. It is tough to watch them go through anything isn't it?

I am curious to see what you wind up going with as far as a camera. I really want one too, but I have no idea what I would want. I do know that I don't like my new point and shoot.

Shannon.Doran. said...

I love the laundry line of cards, looks very chic. But then i like any banners of fun paper, thats why I'm still surrounded by snowflakes!

Canon and Nikon are both excellent choice. I have a canon G9, but I always use it on manual and have to pushing and turn dials every time I take a picture...I've never really used the auto! Its always best to go to the store and use the camera first..which one do you like holding and like how the menus work, what special features it has (is it small form factor, does it have face recognition, is it durable for outdoors?). Keep in mind that the super slim point and shoots compromise image quality. Good luck!