Motivation...that's a word I've been throwing around lately. I seem to have none. In the last few years I've downsized, I've organized, I've cleaned out, I've learned, I've moved forward and I've de-cluttered, (mostly anyway), yet I sit here with nothing particular to do other than my paying job and I wonder why I am not doing more now that I have all the things behind me that I wanted to do pretty much done. I think I have been of the mindset that having those things done would give me time to do the things that I want to do rather than the things I have to do. Live simply is what they say. It is true that I do not have that feeling of overwhelming dread of having more to do than time allows or worries over things going on with my life. All is good but I feel like I've taken care of so much that now I don't feel inclined to do a thing. What the hell is up with that? I should be jumping up and down with joy! Maybe a break from anything that makes me think for awhile is what the doctor ordered, and maybe, and hopefully, it is a temporary thing and I can get back to doing things I like to do that accomplish something rather than sitting here reading another useless celebrity story or watching a video to waste time. I guess every once in awhile mindless crap won't hurt a thing though. After all sometimes a girl just needs to know why no one likes Penny's new haircut on the Big Bang Theory. Personally I am on the "do not like" side of the controversy. Oh what will the outcome be? Will she grow it back or keep it short? Lately I can keep you up on the latest!  Oh and who doesn't love the new Ellen parody of the new Matthew McConaughey Lincoln car commercial. It's hilarious! You can see it here. Be ready to crack up! 

Putting celebrities and silliness aside if you are experiencing bouts of lack of motivation or loneliness here are a few links I found that they are full of great tips to help you over the hump. I haven't read every word because, well, I just heard that there is breaking news on TMZ! lol 

Photography Lately

For some reason here lately I have just not been feeling it. What "it" is I don't know. I just know I'm not feeling it. It seems things are taking too long to happen. What I am waiting for to happen I'm not sure about that either. I'm in a slump I guess you would say. I'm on the uphill of the roller coaster right now. Work is same old, same old. Nothing is selling on eBay. Sad the summer is almost over. Yet another birthday on the way and I've had the stomach flu. On top of it all, in a nutshell, I am having a hard time with motivation these days. Of course, that is something I need to work on immediately. I don't move forward if I'm not motivated. I must get motivated! On the other hand, I have some good news, my youngest son just bought his first home and I am expecting a new grandbaby come January. Family and friends are all doing great. I think I just need to go shopping or drinking, either one would probably lighten my mood! 

I haven't taken many pictures lately but I thought I would share a few I've edited over the last couple months. It may give me some motivation to do more. Seriously, I really do enjoy learning photography and playing with Photoshop and Lightroom. The aperture, shutter speed, ISO and all that other crap is finally starting to sink in. It's not just taking photos though, editing can make a huge difference in your photos also and it's fun. It's a great hobby! When you are feeling a bit blue you can always look at pictures that make you smile and with any luck you may find some motivation :o)

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Vintage photos

With yesterday being my mom's birthday I decided to look up some old photos I scanned a few years ago and post them on her Facebook page. It's always so much fun to look at old photos! I could sit and look at them for hours. However, after she turned 70 a few years ago and in turn each of my boys turning 30 I had scanned and printed so many pictures I was done for awhile with old pictures. For each of my son's birthdays I went to Things Remembered and got an engraved photo album which held 100 photos. For mom I printed off a bunch for a poster board at her party. Needless to say I scanned and printed off hundreds of photos. They were thrilled which made it worthwhile but, whew, made me not want to do that again for awhile but now that I have my digital music in order, well almost, it's time to digitize my photo collection. It almost sounds too overwhelming to even begin but will be so worth it once it's done. I decided to use SmugMug to store them all. I started my site if you want to check it out here. Not much going on yet but it's been easy to use so far and I think I will love it, so right there is a start I guess. You have to start somewhere. A little here and a little there always does the trick. I'm looking forward to it!

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