Friday, July 22, 2016

Friday Favorites: A Little Bit of Life, Lately

I haven't done a Friday Favorites post for a coon's age, so, I guess I better do one. Why? Oh, hell, why not? f you can't navel-gaze on your own blog, where can you?

So, if you were to ask the Man-Cub what some of his favorite things have been lately, he would definitely say playing Pokémon Go. Indeed, he spends what little free time he has walking around our neighborhood, and in neighborhoods in communities ranging from Hooterville to Neighboring City, catching imaginary characters. He is often joined by the rest of my boys, and, they could be doing a lot worse things, so, I cannot complain. I would post a picture of them wandering seemingly aimlessly down the street, staring at the phones in their palms, but, it's been like 95 degrees here lately and I am in no mood to walk across scorching hot pavement to capture those particular moments.

Hashtag: Not That Dedicated of a Mom.

While the Cub is engaged in his Pokémon pursuits (literally), I have been using what little free time I have in more literary pursuits; I have been reading. A lot.
So far this summer, I have powered through almost every title in Elin Hilderbrand's  (quite prolific)portfolio, a number of suspense novels, and a bunch of stuff in between. I am currently working through Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series (I'm on book 3), and I have done most of it via my Kindle, so, it's safe to say that the Kindle is one of my favorite things this summer.


A few evenings ago, I heard a knock on the front door. My visitors were the young couple whose wedding I photographed in Vegas in June. They brought me the neatest thank you gift, ever.
A bottle of good wine (they know me pretty well) and a customized wine glass, bearing the name of my photography business and the date of their wedding, which, established my business by providing me with my first professional gig. It was the sweetest, most thoughtful gift that I could have imagined.

When I photographed their wedding, I carried my equipment in a Fossil bag that I purchased at the mall in Neighboring City. It's not meant to be a camera bag, obviously, but, with some padded dividers borrowed from one of my real camera bags, it did the job quite well. I'm thinking about using it again next week, when I haul all of my equipment to Mayberry for Stampede. It's a favorite this summer, for sure, the pink color is just so happy.

Speaking of pink and happiness, Dad's Oriental lilies have started to bloom in my flowerbeds. They are huge, vibrant, and fragrant, and, I think there are going to be even more blooms this year than there were last year, which, is saying a lot; there were a ton of blooms last year.

Somewhere, Dad is smiling.

And, that's about it for this post; I have to get to the hardware store, because, although I have Fridays off from Day Job, I still have responsibilities at the store. That doesn't mean that I'm not loving Fridays, it just means that they could be even better.

Have a great weekend, y'all!

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