Ten Confessions …

Confession #1:  Two days ago, my son sent me a text message informing me he can’t wait to have a turkey sandwich the day after Thanksgiving.

This is, apparently, the stuff college boys dream of?

Confession #2:  I’m tenatively planning a few days in L.A. to celebrate my twenty fourth birthday.

There are some museums I want to visit,

And a beach I want to photograph.

And, of course, my daughter is in L.A. also – an added bonus.

If you have any suggestions for fun things to do in the Los Angeles area, I’d love to hear them.

Confession #3:  I’ve been looking at “things” for the upcoming holidays.

Every year, about this time, I keep my eyes open for items which might make good  blog posts  gifts.

I like to blog about gift ideas, because it’s fun.

(And because, a lot of you often chip in with great ideas of your own.)

I think it’s really helpful to share ideas.

Confession #4:  I’m buried in work projects right now.

I spent four bazillion hours yesterday doing “stuff” for clients.

And by “stuff,” I don’t mean shooting (which is  only ten percent of  the fun part of photography).

I always seem to get busy this time of year.  I’m grateful even though it means long, tedious, hours on my computer.

Confession #5:  Yesterday, I also set up a second Drobo 5D because a large part of my life is about data storage.  Don’t you wish your life was as exciting as mine?

Confession #6:  I took a break at the end of the day and took Mocha for a short hike in our canyon.

She and I both needed to clear our heads with a dose of fresh air.

Confession #7:  I’m a little interested in the (new/updated/improved) iPad.  I “need” a big tablet, but I “want” a little one.  I’m so tired of dragging my laptop everywhere.  Travel absolutely kills my bum arm.  A tablet would be so much lighter and easier for short trips.  However, the primary reason I’m considering an iPad is so I can have my portfolio with me at all times.  I meet clients, and potential clients, everywhere I go.  How nice would it be to have my portfolio right with me?  I’ll probably check them out sometime soon and then think on it for another few years ….

Confession #8:  Dr. Painless is having a new (to me) medication fed-exed to me.  It might even arrive today.  It’s some sort of magic potion he thinks might help calm down my angry arm/shoulder nerves.  I’m always willing to try magic potions …

Confession #9:  I might have eaten about three handfuls of popcorn for dinner last night.  (This is the type of thing that happens when you don’t have kids home to cook for??)

Confession #10:  I’m spending a couple hours at the gym this morning because I’m pretty sure popcorn isn’t a healthy meal choice.  Then?  It’s back to work.  Sigh!

7 Responses to “Ten Confessions …”

  1. Michelle

    I’m pretty sure popcorn is healthy, unless doused in butter of course. But still, the gym will do you good. 🙂
    And turkey, I can’t wait until I can order it for Xmas, because we can’t really get it until early November in Australia. For some reason it is only a Xmas thing. And I think I am ordering twice what I did last year as my daughter and I love turkey.

    • Suzanne

      Popcorn is a delivery system for butter and salt, isn’t it?
      I mean, isn’t that the reason it was invented?
      : )

      I didn’t realize turkeys were so hard to come by in Australia!

  2. Jan's Sushai Bar

    OMG – I’d SO do 3 handfuls of popcorn (or a scrambled egg) for dinner if it weren’t for Beloved. It’ll be interesting to see how I do when he goes out of town next time. The Young One hasn’t told me about dreaming of turkey sandwiches (although I’m willing to bet he won’t turn one down The Day After), but he’s so pitiful as he tells me when he comes home, “No chicken, Mom. All I seem to eat at school is mac ‘n’ cheese and chicken…”

    I’ve started my Christmas shopping already! In fact, I’m almost done for one of the kids. Don’t ask me what happened; maybe it’s tied to the whole “I don’t wanna cook” think.

    Keeping my fingers crossed that your new meds work wonders.

    • Suzanne

      At least he CAN come home and get your delicious cooking, Jan. He’s very lucky. Good for you on the Christmas shopping! I haven’t started yet …. but I’m definitely “noticing” stuff as potential gifts.

  3. Denise

    If you want to make your son (and you and everyone you know!) happy, use this brine for your turkey. It is a game/life-changing experience. Truly…
    http://www.marthastewart.com/343940/turkey-brine
    Also, I hope your new magic potion is magical. For the first time, I have learned about pain (broken arm, surgery and another upcoming surgery). My injury is laughable in comparison to yours, but I have such empathy for those who experience chronic pain.
    Thank you for sharing your stories and exquisite photos.

  4. Suzanne

    I’m so sorry about your arm, Denise.
    I hope you get through the next surgery easily and heal quickly!

  5. Elaine Tyler

    My daughter sets up a “wish list” on Amazon for her and her entire family, all prices. It’s like being “registered,” and I just go down the list and choose their gifts. I even set one up for myself! And every time I think of something throughout the year that I’d kind of like, I add it.

    Hope the new med works wonders!!

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