Tuesday, January 13, 2009

making good on a promise.

I've been a lousy blogger lately.

But, in my defense-- I've suffered with a small child post-op strabismus surgery.

Who cares that I concealed my fuzzy slippers as I dropped my child off at school yesterday?
Who cares that I didn't feel a need to wear anything other than my polka dot pajamas all day, only getting dressed to pick my child up from school and run a few errands this afternoon. I think it's okay if life takes a lazy path once in a while.
But-- life starts again in the morning. I've got a full days worth of grocery shopping to do, followed by 7 loads of laundry and a mountain of dishes. I am trying to find my bliss in being domestic once again!
I did manage to slip away from the house for a few minutes on Monday-- to photograph something I have been drooling over for ages. The huge and mysterious old cotton mill in the old downtown area of my neighborhood. Sad thing was-- my battery died after photo number 4.
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Much to my second borns shagrin, we will be returning tomorrow to finish the job-- I didn't even get to creep around the spooky building! I felt thoroughly disappointed. My Nancy Drew tendencies are just a buzz at the possibility. What visual treasures lay awaiting my discovery. I guess my sidekick and I will find out tomorrow.
Stay tuned.

24 comments:

Lisa said...

I cannot wait to see what pictures you and your camera produce of that cotton mill. The one you did take is very, very cool.

By the way, my girls get so upset when I take them to school still in my jammies, but at their school parents are not allowed to get out of the car, we drive up and a teacher or someone opens the door and lets them out. So, it isn't like anyone sees my black t-shirt with kitties on it and my yellow rubby-ducky pj bottoms.

I love a lazy day now and then.

{leah} said...

The picture is great I'm excited to see the rest!

I love my fuzzy slippers!!

{glad your son is ok}

WishTrish said...

Emily, you don't need an excuse to stay in pj's and fuzzy slippers! That's just what stay-home Mom's wear to work!!

Don't rush anything bloggy. Family comes first! ;) Enjoy your photosleuthing tomorrow! Can't wait to see the results!

Laura said...

Hmmmm, the Mystery at the Old Cotton Mill! I can see Nancy on the case right now. Winter is a good excuse for staying in pj's most of the day.

Elena said...

"Nancy Drew tendencies"! So funny. I'd be a spy with you. I LOVE to sneak into old abandoned buildings and newly built houses. Just so fun.

Amber said...

Glad to hear you enjoyed a lazy day in your PJs. I had quite a few lazy days over winter break since Nathan was sick...it was nice to take it easy at home. Too bad that pile of laundry and dishes can't take care of itself, huh? Have fun on your photo adventures.

Brian and Staci said...

You are never a lousy blogger :) Hope all went well with the surgery. And enjoy the domestic blissdom :)

Heather M. said...

Emily, Anthony thinks you should be a stock photographer. Upload your photos on a stock photography
web site and let people buy your pictures and make money on them. We both love to look at your pictures.

Tony said...

This is Tony (Anthony). I really did say that. You take amazing pictures. I just wanted to give you a pat on the back of my own:)

Keep posting them (because we would be sad if you didn't), but you might as well sell a few:)

Say hi to Jeff for me. Here's to the ol' marriage class!

Tamie said...

like i said on FB---the green in January is just phenomenal! i can't believe it----there is NOTHING green here this time of the year---just drab, drab, drab---though, i must admit that i do love the snow.....can't complain there (b/c i complained enough that we didn't get any for Christmas!)

the duchess said...

I've often passed that building and wondered myself. Make sure you have either your running shoes on or some pepper spray just in case.

Emily said...

Thanks Lisa, that is so nice of you. I think we all need a jammie day now and then. Today I basked in mine-- and I didn't do a dang thing, all day!

Thanks Leah-- I am so glad the surgery is over!

Trish, thanks! Of all people, I know that you could appriciate a jammie day. I think I need to throw a full blown pajama party now. Wanna come?

Laura, exactly! Have I read that book before... it seems as if I have.

Elena, I am such a snoop. You know one of my favorite things... it might creep you out?! I love when you are driving at night and people leave their lights on and their blinds open and you can see them eating dinner and watching TV as you drive by. Just as you drive, I am not a peeping tom!

Thanks Amber! Sorry to hear Nathan was sick, but I hope you had fun in your PJ's. I wish I got more done today but I also had so much fun being a layabout.

Staci, well you are so nice to say so. I try, really really hard to keep it interesting!

Thanks Heather, I have never thought of that before... that's a good idea! You are so nice to make such a sweet complement. Thank you, it is so appriciated!!

Anthony! Thank you so much! Really, you guys are making me feel so special tonight. I am really going to try that stock photog thing. My new camera is kicking my butt-- all the dials and buttons. I have read about 20 books and watched numerous online videos about F-stops, Bokeh, and everything else. I am trying to practice at least once a day-- I am kind of missing my point n' shoot! But thanks again-- ya'll made my night.
-AND- yes, the lovely marriage class. That does not seem that long ago--- but what was it, 9 years or so?!!

Tamie, all the lawns are brown, and the trees are bare, but you can see a little green here and there if you look close enough. I was taken by the wall of green at the cotton mill!

Sarah, funny you should mention that. I got lost looking for it and ended up in a seedy part o' town. Luckily, I happened upon it down the road-- it's all commercial now, they have a huge parking lot and are selling loft space and everything. You kind of have to sneak around to take pictures.

Laura said...

Poor little guy. Thats a difficult recovery even for a grown up! I hope that all is well and he is NOT seeing double that was hard on Sean!! We are thinking about him and hoping his eyes are healing beautifully!!

Momma said...

Welcome back!!!!

Les@SpillingBuckets said...

I have strabismus too, but I didn't (don't) require surgery. I'm sure you've exhausted all the physical training options for his eyes?

My strabismus was discovered when I was 3 and I had training for years with my eye doctor. I now have control over the "lazy" eye and can keep it straight even without my glasses (for a period of time anyways)

I hope the surgery works and he doesn't need any other corrections - I also hope it was done in time to maintain his stereo vision.

Best of luck, and as always - Cool Photos!

Simply Me... said...

wow i don't think my comment will be as long as the other's be here goes :) i'm so glad to see you back in blogland i was so worried i may never see you again and that made me very sad... glad all is well and i love the picture's great coloring in them, have a wonderful week-end and i'll be back soon :) Lanny.

Rhea said...

Sorry you had to go through a surgery with one of your boys. That's super stressful, I totally understand.

I'm a huge Nancy Drew fan. LOVE her and her detecting skills.

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