So I originally wanted to talk about photography today. Except I don't know much about it - only that I'm not that great at it - other than in those rare, wonderful, unpredictable instances. So I'm going to do some learning - lynda.com has some free tutorials and then some not-so-free ones. But it might be a good deal - $25 for a monthly membership and we'll see what I can learn. Anyone out there have any suggestions for editing software? I have a "vintage" Canon Rebel 35 mm (the nicer, film version) and a newer, point-and-shoot Canon Elph. I don't have the $ for an SLR - though maybe for my birthday if I'm a good girl...I'm going to read up on the guides that came with the cameras. Maybe I'll be posting pics for you to compare and judge (not too harshly, please!).
I made another purchase from Amazon today - batteries for my vintage Canon. Amazon, have I told you lately that I love you???
The low-down on my life is that I used to live near Dallas. I could get anything I wanted within 15 minutes. Then I met my love and moved to BFE. How BFE? About 20 miles from the closest (and smallest) Wal-Mart Supercenter - seriously, it is the smallest one in Texas. Or 65 miles from the closest "real" shopping. And "real" in this instance, is relative. There's a mall (sort of) and a Ross. So I can get by. I can hardly wait until Baby Girl is old enough for more trips to Big D for some REAL shopping!!!
So what do I do when I need, for instance: camera batteries, a baby walker, and a candy thermometer - like - yesterday? Amazon, baby! I learned a few years ago that you can get pretty much anything on Amazon and get it shipped free, received in 2 days. 2 days? There are months that go by before I make a trip to "the big city". So why bother if I can get it shipped to me? I don't have to leave the house, I don't have to wear makeup - and the UPS guy is so nice! He knows I have a bambino so he just discreetly knocks instead of ringing the doorbell.
And the prices - I have saved over 50% on some items! Everything is usually at least 15%-20% off regular retail prices. No, Amazon is NOT paying me to tout their services. I just love it and couldn't live without it. So Amazon, thank you!