I've been doing something really bad lately. Something born out of desperation. Something that is making my life so much better, but is really wrong.
I've been waking Claire up in the morning with a portable DVD player an and Angelina Ballerina show playing (not quietly) on her nightstand.
She eventually rolls over, props herself up and watches.
This is so much better than the poking, prodding, singing, tickling and Chatimal imitating I had been engaging in that I barely care I'm giving in to lazy parenting.
I'm tired of trying to do the right thing all the time. I tend to be an overthinker, an overworrier. Especially when it comes to my kids. So, on this one, I'm saying Fuck It.
I got a new camera for Christmas. I KNOW. How spoiled can one girl possibly be? It's a Canon 60D. I'd had my Rebel for four years and worked that thing into the ground. I mean, it's still clicking along fine, but I felt ready to move up and my generous husband made it happen.
Here is a preliminary shot with the 60D and my friend's Sigma 10-20mm lens that I'm thinking about buying from him (I sold my old Tamron wide angle to fund a new/used one).
Yesterday was partly sunny, crisp and melancholy in they way late December can be and I went to Fishermen's Terminal in the Magnolia neighborhood to see what there was to shoot. It was fun for me. Next time I want to take a macro lens to get some texture close ups of the peeling, rusting boats.
This is new year's eve! Already 2013 in some parts of the world.
I'm excited for the year ahead. I'm hoping for inspiration, amazing trips, yoga, as much love as I experienced in 2012, and balance.
I want the next 365 days to bring you whatever fills your tank and makes you happy. As always, thanks for reading!