When I said I was slowing down in 2009, I didn’t really mean that I was going to stop blogging. It just kind of happened. While I’ve given it my best effort, life just hasn’t slowed down all that much. Every time I think I finally have some free time, I manage to fill it right up and still don’t do much relaxing. I’m really behind on blogging because I can’t find the time to sit long enough to write something worth posting. I don’t care so much about my other sites, but I hate getting behind here because I don’t want to miss documenting all the fun things my kids are doing.
Evie is growing up and changing so fast all of a sudden. It seems like she’s discovered something new she can do nearly every day. Hopefully I’ll get around to writing her monthly update on time this month and go more into all of that. She’s also been going through some pretty cruddy stuff lately – like teething, allergy testing, and being forced to sleep in her own bed.
Zach has been going through a bit of a phase himself, which includes the not-so-pleasant baby talking. Almost every time he speaks I have to remind him to talk like a “big boy” and it is driving me crazy. I know it is a phase and it will be over soon, but I think it also has to do with the fact that he is with younger kids all day at day care. I really want to get him into pre-school but until I can get my budget worked out and find the extra money it is going to have to wait.
In the small amount of spare time that I have managed to find lately, I’ve been playing with my camera. When I got my camera last year I swore I would really use it and teach myself about all the manual settings so that I could someday justify buying the DSLR that I really want. After nearly a year, I still don’t know much more than I did when I got it and I am determined to figure it out. I’ve been reading all about aperture, exposure, ISO, focal length, white balance, etc. over the last couple of weeks and doing lots of experimenting. I’m nowhere near where I want to be, but I’m starting to get it a little bit. I’ve taken some really, really horrible pictures in the process but there have also been a few good ones. My mom got me a portable backdrop stand and two backdrops to play with for Christmas and I’ve been having fun trying to use them. My kids are getting a bit tired of having a camera in their faces all the time though. You would think they’d be used to it by now!
Since today is apparently delurking day in the blogoshpere, I’m going to leave you with a question. What is the best thing you have done for yourself (no one else, just you!) so far in 2009?