Monday, January 30, 2006

Blue River

Chris just got back from a fishing trip at the Blue River. This link actually has some good pictures of the river. It's one of my favorite places in Oklahoma. It's full of little waterfalls, the biggest is probably only 5 feet tall, but there are sections where there are 20 or 30 all in a row. Incredible.

Chris really wanted me to go with him this time, but since Oklahoma is under a burn ban right now, and I'm not camping in the winter without a campfire, I chose to stay home and fight with the computer.

And of course, the first time he gets to go fishing in entirely too long, it rains for the first time in 3-4 months. I don't count the little bit of snow we got about a month ago - it was so dry I couldn't believe it fell in the first place. It only rained about a 1/4 inch here, but they got almost 1 1/2 inches where they went, and it was raining when they got there, so they stayed in a motel room the first night.

I've scheduled some time off in May for our anniversary and I plan on spending at least 3-4 days at the river. I can't wait.

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Digital Camera

So I got a digital camera for Christmas. I've never had one before, I always thought that a traditional 35 mm camera took much better pictures. But I'm terrible about getting the film developed and copies made and sent off to other people. A digital camera though, that you just hook up to your computer and you can send pictures to whomever you want to!

Yeah right. Actually, it's a pretty good camera, makes movies, has audio, the whole bit. It's a Nikon Coolpix 5600 and so far I've been pretty pleased with it. It doesn't zoom as much as I'd like, but it looks like you can usually crop it as much as you want without too much loss of definition. Good enough.

And then. Then I finally decided to sit down and play with the pictures. I've only taken about 100 so far, and I hadn't transfered any of them to the computer yet. So I did that, and then spent several hours figuring out how to edit them and make them look good and I even uploaded a few to Flickr, just to see how it all worked.

I was in and out of the editing program several times yesterday, and every time I went in all of the pictures I had worked on were there. Until the last time. All of a sudden it shows the list of pictures but can't find any of them.

I can't mess with it today, I've got too much homework to do (that I should have been working on yesterday instead of playing with pictures). But one day soon, I'm going to figure out what went wrong and get a few pictures on here.

Saturday, January 28, 2006

Hello, my name is Sherri and I'm a Bookworm

I read. A lot. Anything, the back of a cereal box if nothing else is available. I never leave home without a book. Never. Once, we were short on money and I ran out of books. I had already re-read all of my books, some of them a couple times. I knew that if I said anything, Chris would tell me to go to the bookstore, but we really couldn't afford it, so I kept quiet for about three days.

I swear to God that I went thru withdrawal! Seriously, I was bored and fidgity and smoking more than usual. (Yes, I know, smoking is bad for me and it's going to kill me and....I'm trying to quit, it's just not going very well. Quitting illegals was easier than cigarettes.) Chris finally figured out what was wrong and sent me to the store, but it was a bad couple days.

I've thought about doing a blog for awhile now. I enjoy reading several blogs, and like the idea of being able to put my thoughts out there anonomously. I'm 35, and married for the first time last May. I never thought I'd get married. In fact, I swore I wouldn't. And then I met the man of my dreams. A redneck of all things, but the only man for me.

I work full time as an accountant at a CPA firm. I've gone back to school to get my degree in Accounting. I started with the accounting classes, since I still don't think the general education requirements should be required. At this point in my life, I don't really care about the Ancient History of the Western Civilization - other than what I watch on Discovery. I just shouldn't have to pay to learn about it.

I do have to brag on myself, I was "Invited to submit my biography for inclusion in the National Dean's List". I'm pretty proud of that fact, especially since I dropped out of high school twice, and have attempted to go to college more times than I care to admit. I've worked hard though, am carrying a 3.885 grade point average (One damn B, ONE!) I'm carrying 9 hours this semester, which is worrying me a little, but I think I'm going to be able to manage it.

In addition, we recently had to put my dad in a nursing home (I'm sure I'll be posting a lot more about him), so I spend as much time visiting him as possible. I hated having to put him in there, but the place he's in takes really good care of him.

Now to figure out how to add some pictures and links...

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