Friday, August 31, 2007

Cleanin' out the clutter

I'm still on my obsessive quest to clean my house (and the store,
thus the sale table).  Frankly, I can't get it out of my
head.  Dream about it even.  Unfortunately, I have been dead
tired this week.  I haven't accomplished anything
At all.  Maybe it's the changing weather, but when I get home, I'm
ready for bed by 7....I actually try to push it to 8....but it's been hard
Garage sale is next husband would rather poke his eyes out
than do a garage sale....but he did clean out his 1/2 of the closet
today.  And then informed me I was the one with the clothes that
needed to go.  Very true.  Unfortunately, I have bunches of
those "If I only lose 10 lbs they'll fit again" clothes.  Hard to
part with.  Just do it...right? 

So after work this weekend, I'll be cleaning out closets, my guest
room, and then on to my photo project.  I was transferring all of
my photos from old albums into We R Memory Keepers 12x12 photo sleeves
& then found negatives behind a bunch of the photos.  I've been
quizzing everyone I can about what to do with my
negatives....toss?  keep?  scan to cd at Sam's Club? 
Ashton can't believe that I still have negatives....that I'm old enough
to have negatives.  She actually didn't think they made them
anymore.  haha, Ashton.  Made her make some calls ('cuz she
said I was old) & found negative sleeves at Photographic Works on
Switzer Canyon Road.  $22 for 100 sleeves to put in a 3 ring
binder.  That's what I'll be doing while watching "Ghost Whisperer"
tonight.  I have 100's (more like 1000's) of negatives.  I
just can't seem to part with them.  Everything is digital now, but I
still own a Nikon N80 SLR film camera, which, honestly, is
pretty new.  I would love to get a Nikon D80 digital camera, but,
whoohoo is that pricey!  Mostly I've been using my Lumix digital
camera, which I love, but I feel very amaturish.  I like holding
the big SLR's, even though I haven't figured them out.

I was reading all those blogs I love (links on the left side of this)
and have just been so motivated by their photography.  I was pooh
poohing the lack of great places with character to take pictures in
Flagstaff to Rachel...when all of a sudden I found myself downtown....oh my gosh, it's perfect!  I am so taking pictures downtown this weekend.  I want to take pictures like Elsie
and didn't think we had "cool" spots here.  Well, I was
wrong.  I've lived here most of my life & sometimes you don't
see what's right in front of you...

Speaking of Elsie,
if I weren't 40 years old, I would have my hair like hers.  Wish I
would have had the guts to do that when I was younger!  LOVE it!

Enjoy your weekend!  Find a place with character & snap a
few photos.  Email them to me & we'll post them on the
blog.  Happy trails!

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