It's been a relaxing day. We slept in. That's 8:30 around here.
After breakfast we shelled black eyed peas while we watched Rooster Cogburn. I took this one with my remote. Love my remote! I don't like messing with the self-timer on my camera. You have to keep running back and forth between what's going on and the camera and then you get one shot that's posed. It doesn't take everyone long to get either bored or irritated. For under $15 I can set my camera up to photograph a set area, let everyone go on about their business, and take as many photos as I want for as long as I want. As long as they stay within the area I have framed, I get a bunch of photos of us interacting naturally. I guess technically I'm not really acting naturally since I know when I'm going to take a photo. But it's as close as you can get when you don't have an extra person hanging around to stand behind the camera.
We finished up shelling the peas just as the movie was ending. I grilled hamburgers for lunch and we had cantaloupe, tomatoes, and cucumbers from our garden. And tatertots from Ore Ida.
I'm taking a break from studying right now. I'm going to plant my fall peas, green beans, spinich, and lettuce in a bit.
Tonight I'll be reading May Flaum's new book, Scrapbook Workshop. Mr. Fed Ex delivered my copy yesterday. I can't show my projects but I can show you that they start on page 116.
Here's a collage of bits and pieces from some of the projects in the book. The turquoise heart with the circle around it is from one of my projects.
There is also a layout about my grandpa dying this past January. It's a happy one! I'm glad to have it back. I'll be hanging it in my room. Which brings me to a question I have. What do I call my room? It's not really a scrapbook room because I do more sewing, mini albums, and papercrafting than I do scrapbooking anymore.
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