OK, for those of you who are die-hard mac users...I salute you. I am trying really hard, really I am. But today, January 7 is my first post of the year, because I am getting so bogged down in the photo programs on this silly mac. I tried iphoto and had a really hard time finding things and then if I wanted to adjust anything it was daunting. (how can I trash pictures that are ugly with out doing it during a slide show?) I was so annoyed...because really I want the computer to do all of my thinking for me...and just let me be creative the WAY that I want to be creative, WHEN I WANT TO! I downloaded Picasa tonight and I had a much easier time with that interface. It still seems like there are many copies of the same thing still...but I was able to catch up on my 365 project through mid November and SO I am a bit less cranky.
I am still trying to figure out how to make my pictures smaller so I can post them to the blog directly from the computer (this time I went through Flickr, because it was something I knew how to do.) I think that I will get Photoshop and that might help too. (I was kind of learning to use it before the switch.) The worst part of all of this frustration is seeing my poor husband cringe when I go ON AND ON... he really just wanted me to be un-tethered and free to live my Web 2.0 lifestyle.
Honey, it is going to be OK. I am just a big baby and I am trying to learn to walk here... give me a chance and I will try to whine less.
Whine less...I guess that is my big profound message today folks.
I did want to share two of my favorite projects that I made for Christmas for each of my sisters. They are both a wool felt applique on 2 everyday objects that I hope my sisters will use and enjoy. The dog is a silhouette of Sadie, RebaStar's chocolate Lab-Pitt mix. She is a great dog and they all got to stay with us over the holidays. When I crashed the day after Christmas, she was able to occupy my oldest son with a marathon game of Monopoly. He was so proud that he won, due to investing in Boardwalk and Park Place and building hotels. "Mommy, I never bought on that side of the board before." You are moving on up, little man!
The messenger bag was for Miss M and to be honest, I am not sure that she will use it... mostly because it isn't from American Eagle or some other ridiculous corporate store....but hopefully someday she will look at it and realize that it is WAY COOL and her older sister ROCKS!
I think that this is about enough for today... Maybe tomorrow or the next day I will be feeling more deep and profound. I did pick a word for this year...and did I tell you, that I think it is going to be a doozy?? Good and all, but a doozy!