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Thru My Lens

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Just ordered a Nikon D40 from Amazon.  Other places had lower prices, but shipping was $20+ to get it 2 day.  I have Amazon Prime, so I get free 2 day shipping.  Or 1 day shipping for $3.99, which is what I ended up doing.  It worked out to be slightly cheaper that way, so Amazon was a good deal, plus I trust them.

I am really excited about it…I used to love photography.  I had many people tell me that I had a good eye, that I just needed the technical skills, etc.  So I decided to take a class.  I learned absolutely NOTHING.  And when we brought in some of our favorite photos, he just flipped through them and said they were OK.  No constructive criticism, no “that’s good, but if you’d done XYZ, it would have been great.”  It was useless.   He had something of a big head and was pretty full of himself.  I thought he was a good photographer, but certainly not worth the prices he was charging.  He was an absolutely terrible teacher, though.  It really turned me off for a long time.  I felt like I’d been deluding myself, that anyone who thought I had talent was stupid.  But now I want to try again.  Get a camera with more functionality, try some new things.  I think it will be fun, and I’m hoping it gives me a good (if expensive!) hobby to play around with.  I do so little for myself these days…

Speaking of, C’s been sleeping part of the night in his room on the queen mattress there.  It’s great to have the bed back to ourselves, if only for a few hours.  My back already feels better!  It’s been wonderful.

W Family Players

D is the dad, the husband, and the breadwinner. All around nice guy and good at pretty much everything he does. It's disgusting, really. But makes him worth keeping around.

M is the mom, the wife, and the hopeless housekeeper. At least the kids' heads haven't fallen off yet. Beyond that, she sucks at the "stay at home" thing. Oh, and she's the blogger.

J is the big boy. Born October 11 2002, he is in kindergarten and loves it. Now 6 years old, and too smart for his own good. Talks a lot but extremely entertaining.

C is the little boy. Born June 26, 2006, he went through a lot in his first year but is doing just fine now. The only blond in the family, so his paternity is routinely questioned by rude strangers.

V is our baby girl. She is brand new and arrived in January 2009. So far everything is going well. We're thrilled to have added the final piece to our family puzzle. And yes, she WILL be the final piece!