I think I can, officially, say I'm over the hump with the worst of the post-surgery misery. It's going to be a long recovery process, but the horrible-as-hell stuff is retreating.
THAT was not fun.
On Saturday, for the first time since Surgery #8, I was able to wear a "real" (very soft!) shirt and it didn't make me cry.
I still have to wear yoga pants every day. I can't imagine wearing "real" pants ever again – my abdomen is still too sore. I may have to make a run to The Gap to buy a few more pairs. (I think they have the most comfortable ones.)
But hey, I wore a real shirt on Day #10. Woo hoo!
If the doc makes your fat stomach hurt enough, your arm won't seem so bad.
I also checked my battery on Saturday and found I was still fully charged. Then I turned myself UP for more pain control which really helped.
Yes, it IS freaky to be bionic.
It was beautiful here this weekend. Temperatures in the mid-eighties (28+ C), a nice breeze – spectacular. I took turns sitting outside on my patio, my upstairs deck, and by the pool.
I am so exciting!
I spent a lot of time playing with my new point and shoot camera too.
My dog, Mocha, might have gotten a little tired of all my practice clicks.
Not a bad photo for a point and shoot. I used Aperture Priority Mode for the above shot which is why her face is in focus and the rest of her is blurred.
In contrast, later in the weekend I took this one with my 7D. (Oh yes, I did – but I completely supported the camera with my left hand. I've got crazy camera skillzzzz!)
So, this is the deal …
In my opinion, the Canon S95 is probably the best, small, point and shoot camera on the market at the moment. So far, I've been impressed at what it can do. (Not that I'm a point and shoot expert or anything, but several of you have contacted me to say you're in the market for one and wanted to know my opinion.)
For example, it has a fish eye feature:
However, I've also realized how spoiled I am with my 7D.
I knew I wouldn't get photo quality anything like what I'm used to – and I didn't. I'm a perfectionist so it's frustrating for me not to.
I need to get over it.
Shutter Priority Mode did pretty well when I tried it on one of the many hummingbirds living in my yard. Have I ever mentioned my backyard is home to dozens of hummingbirds? Dozens!
They love my house ….
Did you know hummingbirds will "dive bomb" right at you?
Well, they will. And they do! (I haven't had one hit me yet, though.)
Briefcase took me to Dana Point Harbor for a short visit on Saturday. The harbor is flat. There are benches to rest everywhere. I wanted to get out of our house, have a change of scenery, and be by the ocean.
I decided to try the "beach" setting on the camera.
I didn't like any of the photos I got.
Next time, I'll handle the settings myself – which is what I should have done in the first place.
I did, however, get this awesome self portrait.
I think my legs are growing.
So far, it's my favorite shot with the new camera.
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