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October 13, 2014

Camera Neglect

I was thinking that once the long weekend of Columbus Day arrived, things would slow down a bit and I’d be spending more time with my camera and the blogosphere. I’m not sure just why I was thinking that way! I have definitely started adjusting to the way of life as a teacher for now, but the amount of time I spend correcting, planning and organizing really hasn’t changed since I started this gig. I’m not spending any time on school work on this long weekend (thank goodness) but of course I find myself attending to the other parts of life that need my attention. So what do I mean by all this? It has been ages since I’ve lifted my Canon Rebel to my face! The last pictures on that screen are from that wonderful warm day in September that I posted about a month ago. And here it is autumn in New England. So much beauty around me, and what do I have to show for it photographically? Nada. Hoping to have the opportunity to change that, but it is already Monday of the long weekend. I will see how the day progresses and get back to you, okay?

In the meantime, let me say that it has definitely not been all work and no play if I’ve given you that impression! This past Thursday night was the annual “powderpuff” flag football game at my daughter’s high school. Sarah played hard – both offense and defense – but sadly, the senior girls were defeated. Camera-neglecting mama that I am, I have no photos of my football playing daughter. I found this picture, by Thomas Henry Photography, of the field that night:

Meghan came home from school to see her sister play, which I thought was really nice. All the more disappointing that the seniors lost though. Sarah had no school the next day (teacher professional development day) so the girls had time to hang out together while I went to work.

Meghan came with us when it was time for Sarah to head to dance class so she got to visit with her former dance teacher. We visited a local farmstand and picked up some of our favorite apples (macouns) and other treats. (all photos managed for the rest of this blog post are phone photos)

Meghan’s visit was sadly brief. She had to return to school Saturday night because she had a ballroom competition that she was leaving for early Sunday morning. I made the most of my time with her and took her shopping for various supplies, plus a little “tradition” of hers and mine – after a visit to our local Kohl’s store we head to the near by Dunkin for an iced coffee. We laugh about the fact that it doesn’t seem possible for us to skip the Dunkin part of the trip no matter what.

After our shopping trip, we stopped back home to get everything she needed to bring back to school an pick up Sarah. We had a delicious late lunch or early dinner, depending on how you look at it, together at a Greek restaurant called Zorba’s in Worcester near Meghan’s school.

Meghan returned to school, a little adventure for me continued. A gathering of my gang of friends (I’ve mentioned this group many times on the blog) was happening at the Mendon Drive In for a showing of the Rocky Horror Picture Show. It was surely a cold night for a drive in, but getting the chance to hang out with thse people is always worthwhile, no matter the circumstances. We ate junk food, watched the movie and enjoyed each other’s company. Some of my junk food:
Cheese fries

Yesterday was Meghan’s competition. She sent me some photos of her hair and makeup:


The best picture she sent, however, was this one from after the competition:
Post comp
Use a bit of hair gel there?

Wherever you are and whatever you are doing this holiday weekend, I hope you are enjoying it. I leave you with this quote I found the other day, one with wonderful aspirations I think:


  1. Looking at the picture of Meghan after the competition, I think it would be the perfect ad for “the morning after”.

    Comment by Carol — October 13, 2014 @ 9:17 am | Reply

  2. I’m practically drooling over the apples and the junk food. Can you tell I’m torn between the good stuff and the bad stuff? lol! Meghan looks really pretty all dolled up for her competition, and the “after” shot is fantastic. Thank you for the reminder in the quote. šŸ™‚ As for getting out the camera, I was just thinking that I might challenge myself to a week or two with the small point & shoot because sometimes it’s a pain to take out the Canon. It would be fun to see what I’d get if I started traveling light. I don’t have decent phone camera (because I’m one step down from a smart phone) or I’d make do with that.

    Comment by Robin — October 13, 2014 @ 2:13 pm | Reply

    • I understand the battle between the good and the bad Robin! I crave both!
      Thank you.

      Comment by Karma — October 15, 2014 @ 3:44 pm | Reply

  3. That apple shot is amazing. I think it’s wonderful. As for the busyness of life, your camera will find ways to tell its stories. šŸ™‚

    Comment by Kathy — October 13, 2014 @ 7:22 pm | Reply

    • Thanks Kathy – I hope my camera isn’t feeling overly neglected lately and deciding to “rebel” in protest! šŸ˜‰

      Comment by Karma — October 15, 2014 @ 3:46 pm | Reply

  4. Great blog and pictures as usual Karen. The apples look so good. I didn’t know Meghan had a competition. Maybe she will post some pictures or video. Very creative hair do! Oh….love those eyelashes!!

    Comment by trish49 — October 15, 2014 @ 8:41 pm | Reply

  5. Hoping that things settled down a bit…but guessing that they have not. Teachers are the foundation of everything!

    Comment by Dawn — October 25, 2014 @ 9:27 am | Reply

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