Friday, February 06, 2009

Friday Functionality

Good day! I'm having a nice week, though I realized last night that some sewing I've been promising to do isn't finished, so that's what I'm doing tonight and tomorrow, for sure. I hope.

Holly has done another piece of changing-photo-gif art and she's letting me share it with those who come by here, even though it's VERY cool as her MySpace profile picture.

It started with a new photo of our cat, Tiger. The poster is in her room. The tattoos are temps from a little Dover book. The haircut she did herself. The photo manipulation tool was Photoshop Elements 2.0 (an old one). She took all the photos. I think it's just amazing.

1. Please don't tell me that you're smart and wonderful. It cancels itself out.

2. Can you wake up and stand up, walk and talk immediately in the morning? (It has made my life better that that's one of my abilities. I don't need to stretch or wake up slowly or have coffee or anything; I wake up fully functional.)

3. The color green makes me want to sing! And it makes me want to start gathering up yard-working stuff and buy some peat pots and seeds!

4. I have a craving for ... nothing. I'm just happy as things are..

5. If my life had a pause button, I'd pause it occasionally, for a minute, to imprint a memory or take a photo, but there's no one moment I would love more than I love the everydayness of my life.

6. Eyes are the thing that made me cry when I saw Slumdog Millionaire. (NO SPOILERS in the comments here, please. Let people watch their own movies, but that one was rough for me as a mom.)

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to seeing Marty's friend Ashlee, tomorrow my plans include sewingand Sunday, I want to watch Desperate Housewives with Holly (and sort and fold lots of laundry)!


Tracy said...

Holly does so much fun stuff with photos. Inspires me to play on photoshop more often.

#2 -- I envy you. I've never been quick to get around in the morning, though I'm better than I used to be.

Deb said...

LOVE that photo manipulation.

I'm mostly a lurker around here, but I wanted to say thank you for everything you've written. So many times I will, in the midst of what seems like a calamity to me, say to myself, "What would Sandra Dodd think the kids need in this situation?" I'm not explaining it well, but you've helped me grow as a parent and I really appreciate that.

Steve Muhlberger said...

We get pretty hungry for green around here what with the white snow on the ground and black trees and this year, gray instead of blue skies.

Of course green is not superabundant in New Mexico either is it?

Sandra Dodd said...

We have what we call green. Juniper trees. Baby tumbleweeds. Scrub oak. Visitors try not to snort. (It's not totally that bad, but our greens tend toward dark and dry or prickly.)