I'm also having a glass of Martin Ray chardonnay. Read my review here. Or don't. It's really not much of a review!
Today I spent the entire day cleaning and by the end of it, I was tired and cranky and I said the "f" word about six times. (I hope nobody heard me). I rarely say that word and I don't know what it is about cleaning that does this to me. I think it's a deep-rooted problem that began in my childhood. And it's this: I can't stand cleaning when anyone else is around and not doing anything. What is up with that, I wonder? Only my analyst knows for sure.
I don't have an analyst, however. And this cleaning thing is one of several reasons why Adrienne says I "have issues".
I just love it when the house glows. I like it when it smells fresh and clean and the kitchen floor is shiny, the woodwork gleams and the windows sparkle. I love when the sheets are fresh and sweet but I hate it when I get so damn tired at the end of it all.
I knew it would be an all-day affair and I was planning on rewarding myself with a birthday present of an online purchase. Oh, my birthday was earlier this week but it's no big deal, honestly. My husband had no idea what to get me and I didn't want ANYTHING. Save your money, please! is what I told him but it's so difficult for him not to get something for the one he loves. I'll let you make it up to me at Christmastime, I promised him.
The present I bought myself was a downloadable set of Actions for Photoshop that were on sale today only. I got an e-mail heralding the blessed event earlier this week from Totally Rad Actions. Each of their 2 sets of actions are $25 off and I used the money I made from selling my prints on the Etsy site. TRA's sale is today only, so if there are any photographers out there who read this blog and use Actions in Photoshop, this is a great deal.
For these photos, I used an action called Rusty Cage. I love how they name these things. It put sort of a dark, moody warm treatment on the photos, making them look almost goth.
I took these pictures yesterday, in the front yard. George does love to fetch sticks, especially monster sticks like this one.
I've said it before and I'll say it again:
Dog + Stick = Nirvana
And I've said it before, and I'll say it again: "That dog is insane."
Take it easy, Blackie. He's just really exhuberant. That's all.
Until tomorrow, my friends . . .