Tuesday, March 23, 2010

A quiet day

I don’t have a lot to say today. For some odd reason, I could not fall asleep last night and it wasn’t until 3 am when I finally nodded off. Three hours of sleep is a sad thing indeed.

Today I was quiet at work. I don’t know how many people asked me if I was ok. It’s true, I wasn’t my normal self but it’s ok to have a quiet day now and then. I felt off, but compared it to this time last year when my significant other was in the throes of a chemo treatment that left him weak, sick and sad. So when you put it in that perspective, today was rather peachy.

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It rained, as well. Poured cats and dogs, complete with thunder and wind.

It suited my mood, actually.

And when I came home, my husband was nowhere to be found. For a moment, I panicked but the dog was calm and happy to see me, so I knew all was well. And then I saw him out the window. He was walking along with the camera, taking pictures of little things that caught his eye. Everything in this post was taken by him, in fact. I think many of these photos were taken before it began raining this morning.

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And because we’re like two peas in a pod, I processed the photos he took. Because that’s what I like to do.

Funny story: A friend of mine rented one of those Zip cars to go to CT and pick up a piece of furniture from a friend. She wanted a car that would fit a big chair and asked me to measure the hatch opening of my Element. It was the perfect fit, so she ordered the Element for the day. Unfortunately, there were no instructions for getting the seats to lie flat against the walls of the car, so she asked if I would tell her how to do it.

I took about 4 photos and figured the best way to explain to her was to write a post, which I quickly did, and then I ‘buried it’ in my blog. Basically, I set it to publish just after January 1 of this year, thinking nobody would ever see it but us.

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So imagine my surprise when I checked my mail last night to find a slew of comments from readers who now know how dirty my car is. Apparently, the post came up in their google readers. At first, I was quite chagrined. But then I decided to embrace the embarrassment and laugh about it. Here’s my disgusting car [link].

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And so it seems that even though I haven’t much to say, I can still fill a blog post with words. Imagine that . . .

Hope yours was a good day and that your tomorrow is even better. Until then, my friends . . .

40 comments:

Marla said...

I was wondering why you posted that entry! Haha. What a great story.

It's okay to be quiet sometimes... I do that some days when I just feel like thinking.

Marla @ www.asthefarmturns.wordpress.com

These Nine Acres said...

Too weird. I woke up at 12:30 AM and never went back to sleep. I had about 2 hours of sleep. I wonder what we were thinking about.

I was quiet today too.

Country Girl said...

Hoping for a better night tonight.

~ C.G.

The Wife of a Dairyman ~ Nancy said...

wow! again beautiful photos from your hubby. I hope you get some sleep tonight and thank you for posting even though you were not yourself. I absolutely enjoy all of your posts.

TSannie said...

You're a natural wordsmith, baby! It's always good here!

wv: exten...Confucius say you will exten your reach every week for years to come. Confucius very smart man.

Low Tide High Style said...

I hope you get some restful shut eye tonight. It's always bad when you can't asleep but you have to be up just a few hours after you finally do drift off!

Wonderful pictures and I'm so glad that life for you and your husband at this time, one year later, is much calmer.

And I totally loved your car seat post!

Kat :)

Sarah said...

Followed the link from your comment on PW's site. GORGEOUS photos! I can't wait to look through the rest of your blog!

Mary Lou Rutledge said...

I've been the chemo route...
My wish for you is peace and sleep.
BEAUTIFUL photos.

need_a_latte_mom said...

I think you husband is showing you up! ;)

I, too was up from 2am-530am....hate that!

Chuckled about your Element storyI thought hmmm, slow day?

It is ALL good.

Kacey said...

A quiet day is good now and then, I think! (Love the photos. Your dh is becoming quite the photographer)

Eileen said...

I know how you feel, as I could not get to sleep until 2:00 AM last night either! I've been tired all day!

becky up the hill said...

Beautiful blog Kate. Please tell your husband his pictures are lovely.

Char said...

:) *smile* it happens to us all. sleep better tonight my friend.

beth said...

I was wondering about that post....how does that happen anyhow ?

my friend mark just had an old post come up on his blog tonight that I know he didn't re-post.....

strange !

I hope you feel more like yourself tomorrow.....when I'm not myself, everyone notices and I'm always amazed how they "know "

Peppermint Ph.D. said...

I like quiet days...I seem to really notice the world around me on those days...life moves so fast sometimes, it's nice to actually sit still and notice things.

I wondered about the car seat post as well:):)

Sweetpea said...

Heh CG, for what its worth, I had a terribly "off" day today on my side of the continent. Not productive, lots of small things bugging the beejiminies outta me and I'm feeling very (very) tired. Interesting thing tho - as I've been reading several of the blogs I follow, we ALL have not had a particularly good day today.

I luv bloggyland...and talking like we actually **know** one another...

Lovely photos, all. Good to be in that pod together :>]]

glenda said...

Sometimes it's good to just have a good laugh about our embarrasments and buck up and carry on...I was up at 4:30 am with our pup, and then I never could go to sleep again. I knew I should not bring this laptop into the living room...
blessings for a better week.
glenda

Kerri said...

Your hubby is seeing the beauty in the small things! I can so relate to that. My cancer scare in 2007 (it wasn't) was when I started looking at things much more closely and when I started photography. It can be a therapy of sorts....it was and is for me.
I LOVE his pics and your processing :)

wildbanshee said...

Like they say silence is golden, it enrichens our souls, plus heals them. So let your soul whisper when it needs to, and enjoy.

Karen said...

What an eye your husband has, Please tell him I admire his work. Or not, he doesn't like kudos, right?

I think the sleeplessness is running rampant. *sigh*

BUSH BABE said...

Change of season? New moon? Hmmmm...

Nothing worse than a bad night's sleep - it shadows the rest of the day, no?

Hugs
BB

PS Thanks for sweet comments today - always appreciate you taking time to stop by.

J.L.S. said...

Hahah I saw the Element post too, and thought it was a little different from your normal posts! :)

My poor husband had an off day yesterday as well. It was raining in our neck of the woods and when the alarm went off that morning, he decided to sleep for another 25ish minutes, except he set the alarm for PM. We woke up right as he was supposed to be heading out the door. And, apparently the day didn't go right from there on out. He managed to get a good goose egg on his head from hitting the rotor blade of a Black Hawk and hip checked some other part of the aircraft so hard it knocked him off his feet and bruised his hip pretty bad! Maybe it was the sudden change in weather around these parts?

Regardless, I hope you are back to your normal self today! :)

Nurse Nancy said...

All these photos make me feel very peaceful....sometimes being quiet is what we all need.

Mental P Mama said...

Beautiful shots! And that car was the entertainment of my day Sunday. And I needed entertainment....

Mary said...

I've been having trouble falling asleep lately, too. I'll stay awake till 2:30 or 3:00am then go to bed. And I'm not sure if that is better than falling asleep at 11, waking at 3, going back to bed at 5 and sleeping till 8...

Anyway, love the photos -- you two make a great team. :)

Nezzy said...

This Ozark farm chick rarely gets more than three hours sleep these days! What can I say....hormones!

I am sittin' here in awe of the beautiful photos taken by your hubby...professional??? I need lessons in digital 101. I used to take great pics on my old 35mm with all the bells and whistles but a year in the digital age...not so much.

God bless ya'll and have a wonderful day from the hills and hollers of the Missouri Ponderosa!!!

Daryl said...

Oh my what amazing DOF on the first .. and the last .. dare I ask, was it in the trash ...

And your car (which is NOT dirty) post was perfection, interestingly the Element I got was newer so while the blog post was much appreciated, ToonMon was very vocal, in very blue language about how hard it was to move/secure those seats..

I slept well but did not want to get up this morning .. GAH... I love/hate spring

Emom said...

I wish you a sleep deeper than dreams...smiles.

Crystal Jigsaw said...

I think every day for me is a quiet day; I much prefer to be quiet and have little noise around me.

CJ xx

The Japanese Redneck said...

LOL...the car seat post sounds like something I would do.

My normal sleep is until 3AM. Then wide away for a couple of hours. Unless I am totally exhausted as in horse showing or yard work, etc. for the day.

Hope you feel better now!

mrs mediocrity said...

The photos are great, your husband might be taking over your blog soon!
Insomnia drives me crazy, but all you can do is get through the next day. Hope you are well rested by now...

Carolynn said...

Those are great photos. I think I like the first & last the best. Although the pretty yellow sweetpea is lovely, as well.

I didn't know your S.O. had suffered through cancer...and you as well, from a different perspective. I'm glad to hear that all is well one year later. That is a blessing, indeed.

I've been waking up at 2:30am lately....very irritating...

Linda said...

You haven't seen a filthy dirty vehicle until you've seen mine. And no, I won't post photos, LOL!

Diane said...

Love your pictures as always!

I feel like I am having a quiet month. I must be storing up energy just like a rechargable battery!

Hope you sleep gets better!

Caroline said...

I like a quiet day now and then...it's good for the soul. I am usually so bubbly and so when I am quiet people assume something is wrong. Anyway...love your photos!

Sharon said...

I sometimes have those quiet days too. Not upset until the umpteenth persons asks what's wrong. Then it goes from quiet to grumpy. :)

Sandra said...

Three hours of sleep is a nap! BTW, wondered if you knew about this post on Fri, March 19:
thesavvyphotographer.blogspot.com/
Seems like it's near you...? Seem to remember you're in that area...?
No affiliation, just thought it might be of interest.

Linda Higgins said...

I have done the same. Not much to say usually ends up having a lot to say! Nice photos! tell hubby he is hired!

Hilary said...

I wondered about that post. :)

These photos are wonderful. The two of you are so photographically talented.

I hope you sleep better tonight.

Gail said...

His eye is very different than yours but stunning, none the less.