|NOT what you would expect to be seeing in the river :)|
I experienced a bit of frustration yesterday when I got home from said kayak and found that many of my photos were blurry. **insert cursing** WHY?? Well I'll tell you, I tried using a different setting(TV mode, or shutter preferred) and I didn't have my shutter speed set high enough. MASSIVE SIGHS. I keep feeling like I should have this all down pat, but it is all just practice and its all ok. I had massive anxiety last night over the whole thing, though. Thank heaven I had my Twitter friend, the Mad-O'sFan, to keep me occupied because I think everyone else was out having a night-life or sleeping or something. Which is what I should have done- the sleeping part.
So this morning I am thinking I should hop in the kayak and just go for a paddle and calm myself, but I am not sure. When I get like this I am not sure of anything. Now I am thinking obsessively about what I need for clothes for this trip and also shoes.... Really I should just be contacting my doctor and asking for sedatives at this point, because none of this is going to get easier. However, if I walk or kayak by myself it is like meditation, so this is the thing I must do.
It was a gorgeous day out on the river, so nice to sit in the warmth of the day and when one forgets to sunscreen one's legs, you might even end up with a minor sunburn. I had taken off my t-shirt in favor of my tank top, so I was able to cover my legs with the shirt for the second half of the event. The river was just lovely, there was a little bit of activity in the animal world, and then there was the boat that ran into a rock or stump that gave us some entertainment.
We were paddling along and were quite a distance, and saw this boat coming down the flowage. While it was not going fast, someone was not watching for the serious plethora of rocks and stumps that are under the surface of this body of water. The boat went UP over the rock at a minimum of 45 degrees, then of course started to level out a bit as it went ONTO the stump and tipped way over to one side. I thought they were going over for sure. Then they revved their engines with the prop pretty much out of the water so you can imagine how well that worked. Eventually they pushed them selves off because it appeared he had a random 2x4 in his boat.... why? We paddled way off to the side as there certainly was nothing we could do in kayaks.... and maybe we wanted to quietly mock them for trying to get into a place where a speed boat sort of had no business going. But that could be just a rumor.
Otherwise, it was a busy day full of gardening and animal care and trying to make sure the MA doesn't "use up" his spray paint of any of my stuff. The man is a nut job sometimes. One time several years ago, he "used up" my cobalt blue enamel paint on the window sills on the back side of the garage. No one sees this but holy crap that still gives me eye twitches. I have been getting statements referring to me being gone all summer.... as in- why don't you get me such and such since you will be gone all summer? Or I guess I won't plant such and such this year since you will be gone all summer. All in jest of course. Ha- what that says is I think someone is slightly worried about being by himself for 2 weeks. And since he has no cell phone, unless I can figure out when to get in a quick FaceTime, communication could be limited. But I'm working on figuring that one out. Poor baby. Fortunately he is capable of taking care of himself of course.
|A pile of painted turtles, who did not move when I got within 10 feet of them- not typical|
I am seriously cringing over having to back to school tomorrow. These last couple weeks are brutal. Fortunately, the hs kids all have projects. I just have to get thing cleaned up with their help at the end of the week....
Oh the mad rush to clean all those art rooms up.... I think I will return to stressing out what to wear in Italy- that is a lot more fun.
Not sure what the day is going to bring today, but I am hoping for a little joy giving and I hope a little joy receiving. And perhaps a little conference call with my seester-Rose to discuss life.
Have a lovely, joyful day.