Friday, April 1, 2011

friday mind dump

Who doesn’t like a post with bullet points?

  • I am taking a digital photography class. It’s one night a week for 5 weeks and I’ve only been to one class, but so far it’s cool. Aperture and shutter speed are finicky bitches. In the next four weeks I would love to know my camera inside and out. More importantly, I would like to be better at photo composition and taking extraordinary pictures in ordinary settings. I hope you guys will reap the benefits of the class.

  • The class is mostly baby boomers (which is nice considering I just spent the last several years in undergrad school with a bunch on snotty nosed kids) and when the teacher asked what we wanted to get out of the class a lady said, “I would like to learn how to post pictures to facebook.”

  • I’m also learning how to sew. I bought this little gem. It’s supposed to be a great beginner’s machine. How did I not learn how to sew until now? My grandmother sewed and my mother used to make my sister and I’s clothes. Matching outfits, btw. A couple of months ago, I met a lady at the running store who was a quilter. She is going to teach me how to make curtains next Wednesday.


  • In a couple of hours I’m meeting up with the dirty girls for another trail run. I’ve become the POC for walk/runners. I’m glad I can help guide people in their journey to become more fit, but does it make me a terrible person that I’m disappointed I’ll have to walk the whole loop this morning?

  • Lastly, and the most exciting! I’m going on a yoga retreat! Beyond excited. This has been a really rough couple of months emotionally. Going long periods of time without my husband is hard, but this trip I had to deal with a personal tragedy. Alone. I can’t express……..The retreat just a couple of short weeks away and then the following week he will be home. The timing couldn’t be more perfect. I NEED THIS.


Christi said...

A yoga retreat sounds great. I hope you have a fabulous time.

Molly said...

The yoga retreat sounds perfect. I'm sorry you've been going through so much, it will be great to quiet your mind. I want to go with you!!!!! : )

Amy - the gazelle said...

I am so sorry that you've had to go through your personal tragedy alone. I don't even know how I would get through a week without having my husband to be a sounding board, comforter & drink maker when my work (i.e. non-tragedy) life gets tough. You are so strong! I hope that the yoga class brings some calm to your life & thoughts. I, too, would be disappointed if I had to walk the loop - I think that's natural.

Aron said...

The yoga retreat sounds amazing - I hope its everything you want it to be!

I want a nice camera SO BAD. I have been looking all week, just dont think I can spend the $ right now. I would love to get one and take a class! I ALSO want to learn to sew! So fun :)

Meg said...

Oh, that yoga retreat seems perfect. It sounds relaxing and rejuvenating and I hope it brings you everything you need until your husband gets home...BIG hugs and so sorry that you had to weather things alone.

KK said...

your post calls for a bullet point response!

-I am so jealous of your yoga retreat. I have one all picked out that I want to go to too, just lacking the cash. I can't wait to read all about yours!

-You are not a bad person for being bummed you can't run. That sucks.

-I am excited to see the products of this photography class. I barely know how to turn my camera on or find the zoom button, let alone know what those really big words you said were.

-Sorry for your personal tragedy. If I lived near you I'd bring over a bottle of wine, lots of ice cream and really bad 80s flick.

-Love the new blog look!

joyRuN said...

You're getting into some awesome stuff!

That yoga retreat sounds amazing - enjoy :)

Amy said...

Yoga retreat? What a great idea - and much needed. I'm sorry you're going through a hard time. I wish we were neighbors. :(

Our mom sewed all of our clothes too and KK and I wore matching outfits too! And I recently bought a sewing machine too! So fun! We were meant to be friends.

Hang in there......virtual hugs coming your way.

Ali said...

Oh ... digital photography class that is great ... but not as great as a yoga retreat .... jealous beyond words.

Jenn said...

I know nothing about posts with bullet points-ha!

Thanks for the comment and the compliment on my family!

My daughter just got a sewing machine for her 13th birthday from my mom. I am totally clueless at reading instructions and hoping home ec will teach her how to use it. I could use some new curtains...

Yoga retreat sounds awesome and just what you need!

kristen said...

I think I'm in love with the cheesiness of that sewing machine box.

Anne said...

A yoga retreat sounds wonderful...sorry you had to face hard times on your own.