the little moments that make my world go round

my new toy

227, originally uploaded by imayle.

My grandpa came today and brought me a belated birthday present… can you guess what it is?

I’ll give you a hint. It starts with nikon and ends with 80. *cough*a nikon D80*cough*.

YOU’RE RIGHT!!! A lovely Nikon D80!

I am having sooo much fun with this thing… So far I’ve taken around 150 pictures. 🙂 Very addictive. It’s helping revive my creative spirit, too, as I’ve been crammed in the “perfect composition, perfect exposure, perfect aperture, perfect perfect perfect!!!!!” box lately. Taking pointless, badly composed but still amazingly better than I’m used to pictures is terribly refreshing. I’m going to make a point to do it more often.

Oh yes, and did I fail to mention, yesterday I finished school for the summer? Yesterday I finished school for the summer!!! Yessss.

Yet I am still dreading Monday for reasons yet to be announced…


2 responses

  1. laura

    wow…that camera starts at around $600 and can go as high as $1200 just for the body of the camera! quite a gift, if you ask me! I want your grandfather for my own — can i pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeee have him? at least you can share, right? i don’t think i’ve ever gotten a gift that expensive in my lifetime! (and that’s saying something since i’m over 60!)

    so school’s out and you’re freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee – at least for the summer! i remember those days. sleeping in. staying up late. summer jobs. love getting a paycheck!!! carefree. oh to be 16 again! i’d do so many things differently.

    so what’s going on monday that you’re hesitant about? a doctor visit? hard to guess but i know even now that when something is coming up that i really don’t want to do, it’s hard for me to focus on anything else. i go to bed thinking about it, wake up thinking about it and it pretty much stares me in the face until it’s over. crazy when i think about it now, tho – cuz none of the stuff was ever that bad — never bad enough to fret over it so much. what was wrong with me!

    i think the big part is learning to trust in the one who created me. i’m getting better at it the older i get. but the bottom line is this — when we worry, we stop trusting. he knows all – he created us – if we are his, everything he does is for our own good. so why do i allow worry to creep in? part of it is human — but part of it is control. we feel that we can control the situation if we worry about it. how silly, huh? we can’t control squat! everything is out of our control. thank god though that HE ALONE controls it all and we can relax and be confident that he will do what’s best.

    so whatever it is — give it to your creator – relax – sit back – allow him to show you who’s boss!

    May 16, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    • snappy009

      i know, i’m very excited and extremely grateful to my grandpa for my camera… that’s the most expensive gift i’ve ever gotten as well. i’m still pinching myself. haha 🙂

      yes indeed! 16 is such a fun age. i’m enjoying it while it lasts 🙂

      today we find out some news about our cat. he has a couple lumps on the back of his back left leg, and he may have fibrosarcosis, which would require amputation. the next diagnosis in the line of likelihood would be a regular tumor, which they could remove from the localized area. third is leukimia, which offers no real treatment. the best they can offer is a few months to a few years, each cat responds differently. this cat is our baby, so the thought of him losing life or limb, literally, is hard to deal with. so far there’s no news from the lab what it is, so i’m waiting and wondering and praying it turns out alright.

      thanks for the reminder on giving everything to God… i need to be reminded of that constantly. even when things don’t go according to MY will, God’s will is being done.

      thanks Laura! 🙂

      May 17, 2010 at 5:24 pm

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