Shoot for the moon…or maybe just shoot it.

Friday, August 31, 2007 at 5:49 pm (Murmurs from the Future)

First things first:

I have still not received my growth hormone shots (See #34 and if you are still curious you can google it or ask me) so my level of energy is not quite at par. (HOWEVER…I did join the gym on Monday and worked out everyday this week but Wednesday. This is a really big accomplishment…I haven’t been able to really do this in about 6 years because of my health. Before that I worked out like a maniac so this is terribly exciting for me!) I was supposed to receive them by today but didn’t and since it is now the weekend they won’t ship until next week (the package must be refrigerated). So…all this to say…that’s my excuse. for not blogging. deal with it.

Alrighty then…moving right along. It looks as though this unemployed suburban housewife may have a chance to use her passion and make some money. That’s always a good thing, right? I’ve actually done this in the past but I am looking into the possibility of stepping it up and investing in it a bit more. Those of you who know me probably realize that I’m speaking (typing, really) of photography. If you didn’t know that…well shame on you!

So, like I said…in the past I’ve done shoots for people and made some money. Some of you may even remember from my old blog that I had a photograph of mine used on a billboard. However, I’veĀ  never been at the place where I could go much further with this hobby until now. Before now I always had the constraints of a job pulling on me and just in general had not been ready to pursue this any further. Times…well they are a’changin’.

Let me just say this…this does NOT mean I am going to be a career gal. My first and utmost priority is being a wife and someday a mother. However, I truly enjoy doing photography and want to use a talent that I feel God has given me. I have plenty of time now to devote a few hours a week to something and well…if I love it AND I can earn some extra cash…well, why not? My brain wheels have been turning rather quickly the last few days as I’ve mulled this over more seriously than ever before. I’m thinking about what equipment I’ll need (probably going to get a Nikon D200…an awesome camera) and what kind of photography I want to do. I have always loved shooting nature and flowers and other stationary appropriate things, so that’s one direction (and I think I would love coming up with a line of greeting cards or something similar). I also enjoy shooting families and especially children, so there’s another. I’m not sure on the whole wedding thing yet. That’s still to be determined. So…this really could go in any direction and will probably go in EVERY direction at least for a while.

I will keep you updated as things progress and I’m really hoping that they will progress rather quickly as I’m a bit antsy to get started. I have also realized that if I do pursue this…every future trip is going to be able to be written off as a business expense because I don’t travel without camera in hand. How GREAT is that? Just one more reason to see the world, yes? Yes.

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If A=B and B=C then A=C; otherwise known as the only algebra I remember…

Saturday, August 25, 2007 at 2:50 pm (Lessons Learned)

My current equation looks something like this:

Jonna=no growth hormone shots

No growth hormone shots=lethargic

therefore

Jonna=lethargic

Lethargic [luh-tharh-jik]

-adjective

1. the quality or state of being drowsy and dull, listless and unenergetic, or indifferent and lazy; apathetic or sluggish inactivity.

2. Pathology. an abnormal state or disorder characterized by overpowering drowsiness or sleep.

In other words…give me a couple of days and then I’ll be back! I know how you’ve missed me!

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I’m eating my words…and they taste pretty good…

Sunday, August 12, 2007 at 5:26 pm (Lessons Learned)

Very rarely does this happen. I mean, VERY rarely. This is about the equivalent of seeing Lindsay Lohan without a drink in hand. However, today is a special day so sit back and enjoy. Invite your friends and get ready to be amazed!

Here goes…I WAS WRONG. Yes, occasionally it happens, even to the best of us. I know, it’s difficult to accept but please don’t be disillusioned…I’m still practically flawless.

So…today I am choosing to eat my words (I decided on this because eating crow is pretty disgusting and is probably an open invitation for the CDC to stop by my house). I’ve also found that in this case my words are tasting pretty good. If it was this great to be wrong all the time I’d welcome the challenge; and it would be a challenge. However, that’s neither here nor there…

So…for years, and I do mean YEARS I have held tightly to a certain belief. I guess I have been prejudice towards this subject and now I’m here to apologize. Harry Potter, please accept these humble words from your newest fan.

What? you ask…WHO doesn’t like Harry Potter? WHO hasn’t read Harry Potter? WHO hasn’t seen Harry Potter on the big screen? Well, before last week I could have answered “ME!” to those questions. You see, I’ve never really enjoyed fantasy fiction and had no desire what-so-ever to branch out and read about a little wizard boy. However, after my trip to Arkansas last week and through the prodding (again) of my dear sister I decided to give Mr. Potter a try. Perhaps it was that I had finished my book that I took on the trip and had nothing else to read. Perhaps it was so that I wouldn’t have to listen to my sister telling me how fabulous the books were anymore. Perhaps…perhaps I was a TAD curious.

Now I must tell you that it seems curiosity has served this cat quite well. And I need to clarify something else as well. Though I may have been wrong about the enjoyment level of these books, my stubbornness has also served me in a rather good manner. You see, for all of you who have loved Harry from the start you have had to wait patiently for each new book and spend time back in the real world, often forgetting key plots and such. I have done this with so many series and it is pure torture waiting for the next book. Television is also that way. Those suits in Hollywood think it’s funny to leave us hanging on after the season finale and all we’ve left to do is spend our summers watching reruns and the like. However, if one has the willpower (or stubbornness as the case may be) one can wait until the entire series (books or television) is complete and then enjoy it all at once. This is hedonism at it’s finest (and probably healthiest but that’s a different blog all together).

So, I’ve one thing to ask of you, my faithful readers…please, don’t spoil anything for me…at this point, I only ask for your congratulations. Once I’ve gone out and bought my books and read them we can go into the discussion of details. However, this will take some time as I’m going to be very busy this next week.

And now, let me sum up this entire blog by giving you my official press statement: I am now (along with so so many of you other muggles), officially and openly, a Harry Potter fanatic.

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Feels like home

Friday, August 10, 2007 at 3:56 pm (She's baaack!)

I’m back and I’ve got some serious blogging to do! I’ve already started about 3 different posts so give me a day or so and you’ll have some new reading as well as pictures! See you soon!

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On the road again…

Wednesday, August 1, 2007 at 10:30 pm (Get outta town!)

This time I’ll be visiting my home state and town in Arkansas. I’ll be away for about a week. I’m still undecided as to whether or not I will blog while I’m there…it all depends on the inspiration factor. You must understand that one cannot force this type of talent. Really, people. I’m only going to deliver the goods if they are worthy of it. So…that being said, keep checking back with me. Now…the only thing I’ve left to do before departing is trying to figure out where to pack my ego. Maybe I should take an extra suitcase?

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