Okay . . . I hate to be a negative but since this is my blog and I feel I have to air my feelings here I’ve got to tell it like it is. I have decided to try my hand at photography . . . well what a great idea . . . NOT! Or maybe I have to give it a little time . . .but I try to make believe I am so ZEN when really I am so not. I know I need to be practical and patient but these are such hard pratices for me. Maybe if I’d actually start attending that Hot Yoga I’ve signed up for . . . Hmmmm.
So here is the scenario. I decided that my regular 35 mm camera wasn’t good enough for my new endeavor. Since I came into a little money with my luck at the casino I thought I’d invest in a better camera but now I feel like I’m involved in the Great Money Pit, for now I need lessons, a tripod and Goddess knows what else.
With my memory, as I age it seems to be a black hole to space, the information goes in, but doesn’t necessarily come out so I wonder if the lessons are really going to take. Am I doubting myself too much? Probably, but who knows . . .
Yesterday I stopped in the camera store I spoke about, telling them about the debacle of the photos of the moon I had taken explaining that I thought my photos were wanting. The nice woman and man there reaffirmed it wasn’t me and my short comings, it was that I needed a tripod. So after I bought the tripod I signed up for a class for Introductory Night Photography and a Special Event Photo Excursion to follow up to go out and use what we had learned in the class. Great! I’m looking forward to it with a little trepidation.
The man there suggested I also look into signing up for 1 on 1 classes to learn my camera at $99 each class – taking two classes – then he’ll throw in Thurs. evening classes. Sounds good. Now I bought the camera at Target where I have 90 days to return it if I can’t get the hang of it. This is supposed to be a FUN hobby, not a part time job! I have a few other things on my plate. I didn’t know this was going to turn into a major investment. I still think I’ll need another lens.
Last night as I was taking pictures of the moon, just using the tripod which the people at the camera store said would be the answer, well it was NOT the answer. I tried all the settings on the camera as I was using the tripod to hold the camera and the pictures of the moon are no better, Hmmmm. So, really unless its me, which it could be . . . I do not want to have to buy another lens. That’s why I’m calling it the great money pit!
So, now I’m extremely frustrated . . . and perplexed. What to do, what to do.
As if that wasn’t enough on my plate, when I got home Spooky the cat was sick and I had to take him to the vet.
And we don’t even want to go there. If you have a pet, you know how that goes . . . the Drs. can’t wait to tell you about all the tests you should do when all I wanted to do was know if he was alright. I think he ate something that didn’t agree with him. He has never been sick before in his 3 years of life. I think he ate some grass and I don’t think it agreed with him, perhaps I jumped the gun by going to the Animal hospital, but that was because he was having accidents on my carpet. When it was on the tile I was okay with cleaning it up with bleach and worrying, but as soon as I found his little problem on the carpet, it was off to the doctor.
Then they decided it was time for every expensive test under the sun . . . not for me. I thought we could wait, at least for a day or so, if the antibiotics didn’t work. I remembered seeing him eat grass just a day before as I was being the intrepid photographer!
As if all this wasn’t enough, I am also waiting with baited breath for some CAT scan results back from my Oncologist. Usually I am nonchalant , but for some reason this time I’m a little nervous.
Now you now the whole sordid story and why I’m so frustrated. Never said I’m not a baby, just ‘splainin!
PS. My Oncologist is not thrilled with the CAT scan results of my stomach so now we have to do an MRI . . . yuck, hopefully it will be good news. I told you I was a little worried. Now I’m even more scared! Damn! I’m sure it’s nothing, right?! We’re just being cautious because of my history with the stupid run-in with the big “C” two 1/2 years ago. How fitting since it’s Breast Cancer awareness month! Huhn!
(C) Written by Evelyn Garone 10//12/11