Project 366: Day 164

A week ago today was the Venus Transit. What was the Venus Transit? It was when the planet Venus passed between the Sun and the Earth. The next Venus Transit will not take place until 2117. 

Rob and I are astrology astronomy geeks. Though he was out of town, the kids and I used Rob’s welding lenses to witness the celestial event. Just like I’ve used sunglasses to act as a filter for my camera, I thought I’d try using Rob’s welding lenses as a filter. My hope was to capture the event on film. To say I am thrilled with the results is an understatement. This picture is going down as one of my all time favorite shots.

Honestly, I can’t believe I took it. I look at the picture and think it is a professional shot. I’m good. Continue reading

10 Reasons Why I Do Not Have Friends

During two separate conversations with two separate friends, the three of us mentioned the fact that we do not have friends. I mean, we are friends to a certain extent; one of the gals is one of my best friends, and the other gal is a coworker. While I get together with the one gal, the other gal and I don’t mingle outside of work. (Though, I did go with her and her daughter to see the midnight release of the movie Eclipse.)

For several days I pondered about why I do not have friends, and I came up with 10 reasons. Continue reading

Project 366: Day 163

As I mentioned earlier, this past weekend my family gathered to celebrate my nephew’s 14th birthday. During the gathering, the boys and I sat and watched folks play Bocce ball. Wanting to capture this moment of a mom and her boys, I called in an assistant. Thanks to my niece Katherine, the moment was captured. Thank you, Katherine! Continue reading

Project 366: Day 162

Yesterday, we celebrated the 14th birthday of our nephew, Colin. I took many pictures while visiting with family. Driving home I thought I knew which picture I was going to share with you today, but I changed my mind when I saw this picture. The sister pictured may not be thrilled I’m sharing this with you, so please keep it between us.

Happy birthday, Colin! The strawberries, cake, ice cream and whipped topping were yummy! Continue reading