"Noah was a brave man to sail in a wooden boat with two termites." - Anonymous

Friday, April 29, 2011

Royal Wedding

It's 3:30am, and I've been up for 15 minutes to watch the royal wedding coverage.

I got up late...

Thursday, April 14, 2011

One Week...

brought me...

     1 spring snow storm (hello, heavy wet snow)
     2 restaurant dinners with the kids (is McDonald's a restaurant? Really?)
     3 relaxing meals with my brother (It was nice having an adult to cook for)
     4 house showings (at least we had fair warning on all of them)
     5 days of dropping the boys at school AND picking them up (usually a shared task)
     6 hours of working from home with a sick boy
     7 nights with a king-size bed all to myself (ahhhh...)

It also brought me...
  • The realization I work for some pretty great, understanding guys,
  • Almost to tears every time I had to hang up the phone with Hubs,
  • A chance to practice my patience, and
  • An even greater respect for all those ladies who are raising those great kids all by themselves.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Photography Practice

Every time we go to San Diego we find something new to see or do. This time, near the end of our trip, we went to The Cove in La Jolla to see the seals lounging on the beach. I never stopped to count them, but there was probably over 50 seals laying on the sand in this little inlet. A lot of babies seals. Adorable.

A sea wall wrapped around one side, so you could see them from three different angles. It's quite the attraction. The wall was almost full of people when we were there. Mum said they had been earlier in the month and it took an hour to walk the length of the sea wall. My oldest son took this picture, hence the list to one side.

I took full advantage of the zoom lens and sports setting on my camera. I caught this guy coming out of the water:

And was able to get some good shots of the pelicans flying just overhead. With every pass they would get closer to the water, until eventually they would scoop some up in their beaks and fly off. On our honeymoon I would wake up and sit on the balcony with my morning coffee, watching the pelicans soar past for their morning meal.

Ever since then I've found them so graceful, and it's easy for me to get lost in my thoughts just watching them.

It was a fantastic way to (almost) end the trip.