Ah, early Spring. One day it's beautiful, and the next is cold, windy, and raining. Not that I'm complaining. I love Spring! And I'm really in a good mood today because Thursday is my last day at work before we close for Spring Break.
My husband keeps track of all these days off that I have. I feel bad for him because during breeding season, he works 6 days a week. He has Sundays off and that's it. And breeding season runs a long time. So he likes to count the many days that I get off from work. Just last Sunday, he'd been looking at the calendar and he commented, "Did you know that in the next 16 days, you've got off 12 of them?" He said this with a not-so-happy voice. You'd think he'd be glad for me that I get all this time off. I told him that I knew I had 12 of them off, and that I'd just forgotten to mention Spring Break to him.
Maybe I should get up every day next week and make his breakfast. That would be really nice of me. I mean, he makes us dinner every night. And tonight, he even did the dishes. By hand.
Please don't think that I sit here waiting to be served, like the Queen Bee that you all must be thinking that I am. I'm really not. My job, when I get home from work, is to take the dog out for a big walk. And I do that. Today, I did that in the rain, but it wasn't that bad. The dog is full of energy and he really needs to run and I do my part every day. Usually every day.
While I'm out, the dinner is being cooked. I love it when this happens. To me, it's like magic. I leave the house and I'm gone about 45 minutes and when I come home, voila! The house smells like heaven and before I know it, Dinner Is Served.
Now, I have asked him repeatedly what I can do to help. I'd love it if I could help. But he seems to handle the kitchen like he does with the rest of his life, and that's as a loner. Oh, well. I can live with that, too. And don't get me wrong. Sometimes, I actually do cook. I'm pretty good at it, too. It's just that I don't LOVE it. Well, not like I love photography.
I can't tell you how much I enjoy having this man make me my evening meal. But it wasn't always this way.
Oh, no. It was not.
But it certainly is now. And for those of you who know me, it's about time, isn't it? And for this, I am eternally grateful.
And he doesn't know it, but all next week, when I have off, someone is going to be getting some really good breakfasts.
Yeah, you thought I was going to say something else, didn't you? For gosh sakes, this is a family site, people!
Oh, the pictures. I took these with the macro lens last weekend during a walk with George. Then I fooled around with the vignetting effect in Photoshop, using one color for the vignette layer that I found in the flower stem from the top photo. It's almost a lavender shade and I liked the effect. I don't know why, and it's not really a Spring photo, but I love my pinecone picture. I think it's my favorite. I hope you enjoy these photos, as well. Have a great day, everyone.