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A Christmas Hangover


Aside from the Nativity, which I leave out until Passover, all of our Christmas decorations have been taken down and put away except for these. They are small colored lights and they reside in the boys bathroom and are now serving as a night light. This works well for me because I get Jack up a couple times each night to take him to the bathroom. He sleeps hard, and in his words:  “My pee doesn’t tell my brain to wake up my body!”  Last night I took a picture of Jack who had sweetly tucked Bingo into bed with him, to include covering him with a blanket. On the way back to my room I got these shots of the lights in the bathroom. So pretty!



shooting out of focus, I learn that what looks out of focus "enough" through the lens, is downright convoluted in reality. So I aim for slightly blurry to get the fun bokeh look I want.


This is what had me getting my camera out after midnight in the first place. I used my light scoop here and stood in front of the white door. Their room is blue so if I'd been in front of a wall it wouldn't have worked as well. All the lights were off in this room.


kitchen shots (bang bang)


it’s cold, it’s dreary, it’s drizzly. But I’ve got to get my camera out to play! Here’s what I’ve got.

Handsome Jack. I got the lightscoop out, and put the camera on Manual to make sure the shutter speed and aperture were exactly fast enough and wide open. ISO was 200. Flash strength maxed out.


Lucy wasn't happy with my camera. I actually think she's scared of it. Sticking your tongue out isn't nice for dogs or people!


Pretty girl. Since I have four boys, she gets to be my baby girl. She's just the sweetest, unless you're a man at my house and Scott isn't here, then she's a vicious attack dog. I'm not even kidding either. She's VERY protective of me! She even started barking at a man on TV last night after Scott had gone to bed. Warning!


Max isn't feeling so great today, kind of in a sleepy crabby mood. I wonder if he's got S.A.D. like me? It could be!


That’s it. We’re done with school for the day and the video game madness is about to begin. I’m going to get to that laundry pile then work on finishing up “Mockingjay” . What are you doing today?