A little, and I do mean *little*snow on the ground this morning, as if you dusted a pound cake with confectioners sugar. The kids went onto the deck and played....where the snow had accumulated the most. They gathered every little bit of snow they could scrape up off the deck railing and made the worlds most pitiful snowballs. But it made them happy. Hot chocolate was ordered up and the world was good. Because we got a dusting of snow. In a kids eyes-those that rarely see it-it counts.
Going to the ChapelGoing to the Chapel today......Bama's Tennis Coach is getting married. I am so upset that I don't have my camera. For the past two years Big Daddy and I have copulated together and produced a musical slide show of pictures taken throughout the tennis season. This year would not be complete if I didn't include his coach, April in her wedding gown, with her boys (usually sweaty and always in shorts) in their Sunday best. And today, I will not capture it. So sad. So terribly sad. Speaking of Bama. Rest easy Alabama drivers, his car privileges were stripped when he brought home a speeding ticket on Friday. I cannot go there (to discuss) or I will blow my top. Rest assured he isn't on the road-not until he has completed driving school.
**UPDATE!!-The wedding was beautiful. I asked a parent to take the shots I wanted. She promised me copies. Also, April had asked me for a recommendation for a wedding photographer prior to the big day. I recommended Erin and Corey Nolen of Nolen Photography. I met Corey briefly at the Act of Congress show in Helena, he was the sound guy there. I had asked him a couple questions for the article I wrote. I got his web site from the Act of Congress web site and was impressed with he and Erin's work. There are alot of photographer's I know that just do not want to fool with weddings for liability reasons, so I was happy to see that they did weddings. At the wedding, I was certain to get the shot I wanted by asking the Nolen's to shoot it. They did. I cannot wait to see how it turns out!
Lastly, I must thank my blogger/photographer friend, Charnita of Charnita's Expressions for being so kind as to offer the use of her camera for me to use today. While I didn't, I was so touched at her generosity. Charnita is a great photographer in her own right. Though she doesn't currently do weddings (I asked her first) she is multi talented. My sincere thanks, Charnita!
Human Body Forms
I was in Sam's on Thursday purchasing snacks for Bama's tennis team. I strolled by the swimsuit isle. Depressing to even think about and even say the word. But I stopped, because I saw the price...$21.00. I flipped through the swimsuits that were hanging on the "human torso plastic forms". I found one I liked and I got it. I took it home and tried it on....it was almost acceptable, which on this ole bod is a keeper. Nothing much rates above that these days. It covered sufficiently.
I put the torso form that the bathing suit was hanging on by the trash in the kitchen so Bama would take it out when he took out trash. That evening, he went to take out trash. I was in there cleaning up the dishes from supper. "Whhhaaaattt-T! The Heck is THAT!" he asked, looking at the form. He looked at me. The confusion on his face...I lost it and couldn't answer his question. His face said it all. Certainly, he thought his parents were into some kind of kinky seedy world that involved plastic bathing suit forms. Sledge came into see what all the fuss was about. She too looked at the form. "What is that?" she asked with every bit of curiosity in her voice. "It's a bathing suit form-what the swimsuit was hanging on when I bought it!" I explained. "That's weird!!!" Sledge stated. Bama agreed. And all life in the circus was back to "normal"-for a little while.......