I don't know why, but as I look back over the week I see that I quit taking pics around dinnertime. Maybe part of that is due to the fact that we haven't done a whole lot after dinner this week, but chill.
Part of that is I get "camera block". Yes, I said it, I have CB. While I am home alone all day or even with a certain friend at the beach, I am not shy about getting the camera out & taking gazillions of pictures. I'm usually not that way around Dream Boy, but maybe it's due this week to having a "new" son in the house.
Yes, we are the proud "foster" home of a 22 year old giant man/boy. He has been living with us this past week & will be here until next weekend when he can move into his new apartment.
He is a recent graduate of Hope College & was in Son #2's fraternity. He recently secured a new job close to our home - in Battle Creek. The job started this past Monday.
Being a recent unemployed graduate, his financial means are very limited. To drive 1 1/2 hours one way to a job every day for 2 weeks could quickly deplete his cash flow. So Son #2 thought of us & our big, old empty house......all 1200 square feet of it! We have that newly remodeled "family room" after all. So last Sunday night foster Son #3 came to live with us. It has been so nice having him around, but I hate to say this, I think it's part of the reason.....okay a lot of the reason for my newly diagnosed "CB".
Everyone else in my life knows that the camera is an extension of my appendages, but foster Son #3 doesn't. Yes, he's seen the camera sitting on this table & that. We even had this long discussion about Food Photography after he came home from work Tuesday. He's working in marketing at a very well known cereal company close to my home, that may or may not have 3 little people by the names of "Snap, Crackle & Pop" working for them.
So my goal before foster son #3 moves out is to overcome this form of "CB" and face it head on. To let him know truly what a camera geek I am. The worst that can happen is that he moves out, right?
Phew - I feel better now that I've gotten that off my chest. Thanks for being part of my "CB Support Group."
Yesterday I spent the day at the beach - - - you know that is one of my Happy Places. Here are some shots & words from my Friday.
Sorry, I don't have one word for this shot. Libbi saw my swimsuit & knew she wasn't going on this lake trip, so she tried to stop me from going by staging a protest in the tub so I couldn't take my morning shower.
Oh - that's it, the one word for this shot....
Makes me smile.
Child of God.