Monday, March 12, 2012

Transitions

Okay so as  child did you ever get super excited at Christmas time when the Toy R Us book came in the mail (I do use the word "Book" on purpose cause I'm pretty sure it was over 80 pages long)?  My sister and I used to sit down for hours and slowly comb over the pages of that book of goodies to see all the details of every toy.  In the end we would talk about "What would you do if you had that one?"    Now that I think on it, our practice hasn't much changed just different books.  I look over the steamy pages of NikonUSA.com and drool over every item and think "I would take pictures all over with that lens"

Back to the message, we would always look through these pages to see what was in them but never did we think or even really want them (with some exception I did really want the Mouse trap game... though after playing it once I was SO glad that I didn't get it) but it was more just seeing the pretty pictures.  I was raised in a family where we were less then well off.  We all knew that we had to chip together to make life work and that gifts were more about the effort and heart behind the gift then what you actually unwrapped.  So when your brother gives you an old barbie doll whose head has been ripped off and now is wedged so far down her neck, in order to stay on, she looks to permanently have put on most of my mother's shoulder pad infused clothes from my childhood it was just as amazing as getting a brand new pair of roller blades... well at least in spirit it was as amazing.

So when I got married and our first Christmas came around, my in-laws asked me for a list.  I didn't understand what they meant, I had to ask Chris.  "They mean a list of stuff you want."  I stared blankly at him.  I legitimately couldn't think of anything to write down.  After much time pen in hand slowly tapping my lip as I stare aimlessly off into the distant left ceiling all I could think of was "needs" three Toilet paper, a new trash can and a baking spatula... I was informed these were not list material.  So now every time I come across something I want I immediately write it down because I will not remember when the time comes round each year where both my b'day and Christmas fall in the same week...


1. Water


2. Light


3. Chocolate


4. Animal



5. Crowded

After a nice long day of travel to to go the DC "The Fix" I haven't done much else but sit here and brainstorm... hence the cutter/crowding on my coffee table.



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22 comments:

  1. Hi!
    Great snapshots! Love the water shot. Have a great day!

    Sherrie
    Food for Thought
    http://100sweets.blogspot.com/2012/03/project-366-rewind-wk-10.html

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  2. I want more notes and pix from the fix. You are torturing us :)

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  3. That's actually a great idea because I never know what to ask for either - and I hate to ask for the stuff I really want...I mean that stuff can get expensive! I do love your light shot - how fun!

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    1. I know. It is hard to come up with stuff that isn't well... camera equipment

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  4. I drool over the Nikon catalog too. Love your light shot.

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    1. It is a great catalog to drool over, let's be honest!

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  5. I came because of your Sunday Snapshot link!

    I always wanted the Mouse Trap game as a kid. I only got to play it a few times with my friends. Now I'm thinking I might want to get it for my grandchildren--of course the only one I have is only 9 months old so it would be quite a while!

    My husband would drool over camera catalogs too!

    Meantime I blog on with my little Panasonic!

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    1. Panasonic's are no joke. People rag on point and shoot but most can do incredible things!

      I'm sure they will love it...when they are old enough to stop putting the pieces in their mouth!

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  6. Lovely captures. Especially fond of your water shot. Have a great week.

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  7. Really like the light shot, great take on the prompts.

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  8. AHHHH HARRY POTTER!!! I love Harry Potter and Prisoner of Azkaban was my favorite book of the series! Great captures!

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    1. I know right! So amazing. I was asked what my favorite animal was... I paused toying and said "Can I have two: Griffin and Phoenix!?"

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  9. Yum. Chocolate!!! And that Harry Potter shot for animal is pretty creative. I love the Potter series!

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    1. So good! I mean really who can argue with the amazing that is HP?

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  10. I enjoyed your photos and your back story. I have a difficult time thinking of things to want as well
    Hey, that less-than-perfect Barbie is really more appealing. Less gifts, specially thought of and even handmade are truly more memorable.

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    1. You and me both; Depends on what's less than perfect? I had one whose head was 1.5x's larger than it should have been... it looked a bit awkward... almost like her body had been shrunk! ;P

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