Empty Nest – The Beginning

It feels very strange not to have a “kid” in the house.

I find myself thinking things like, “What should I make PR for dinner?” and then I remember I don’t need to make him anything.

Having an empty nest doesn’t feel “real” to me yet.

I keep thinking PR is off at a friend’s house, and then I remember he’s not.

He did call me yesterday afternoon.

He was probably wondering if I was still sobbing.

(I wasn’t, but I do feel sad.  I made a point to be very happy and positive on the phone.)

My daughter called (twice) yesterday too.

I’m so happy I still have one of my kids in California.

I know a few months from now I’ll be very used to being kidless.

And, I really am looking forward to having a more flexible schedule.

Photography road trips are definitely on the horizon.

This is just another of life’s many transitions.


Paul Newman took good care of me yesterday.

I practically begged him to keep un-kinking me all day long.

(Unfortunately, he had other people waiting to be un-kinked also.)

My arm is a mess, but I’m sure I’ll feel much better after a couple more PT visits.

I have a busy week scheduled, but I did take a couple test shots with the Sony RX1R (Amazon or B&H).

I was extremely happy with my initial results.

Click on photo to purchase, or view larger, in 24atHeart gallery.

I haven’t used the camera enough, yet, to thoroughly test it out.

So far, I can say this:

•  It is SO light-weight.

*  It records amazing detail and color.  (I only shoot in RAW so I can’t speak to the jpeg quality.)

•  The bokeh (background blur) is excellent.

•  I’m using it with the Sony optional electronic viewfinder – a must, in my opinion.

•  I’ve been a Canon user my entire life, so it will take awhile for me to get used to the Sony menu system and controls.

Again, this camera is not a replacement for my regular gear.

It’s a lighter weight alternative for those times when I can’t haul my 5D (and lenses) wherever I’m going.

I’ll update you again after I’ve used it more.

In the meantime, I’m busy playing catch-up now that I’m back in The OC.

I’ve got a couple big photography projects in the works ….

I’m so glad I love what I do!

2 Responses to “Empty Nest – The Beginning”

  1. Jan's Sushai Bar

    I’ll be in your shoes one week from tomorrow. I don’t know if I can stand it, especially since it looks as if I’m going to have to have Scooter put to sleep.

    I’m going to be a mess over the next two weeks.

  2. Suzanne

    I’m so sorry Scooter isn’t doing well. : (
    These big life transitions are tougher than I thought they’d be.
    Big hugs to you, Jan!


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