Monday, October 15, 2007

twenty-twelve and counting

I'm feeling a bit out of it today because I've come down with a pretty hefty cold--first all in my head and sinuses and now in my chest. I'm coughing and hacking all the live long day. {shoulda heard me at choir}

Anyway, after a really restless night, I got up and read my book "Pretties" by Scott Westerfield, #2 in a trilogy, and finally hit the hay around 1am. Tired today, but I actually feel a bit better. I think this cold will move thru me quickly--usually I'm sick for a month.

Icky feeling and all, yesterday was Dan's birthday, so we still had to celebrate! We actually did so on Saturday when I set up an impromptu 'hunt' for his gift. I called a bunch of friends in the area and had him to do fun things at each place to get the next clue/location in the hunt for his present. The fun things included:

reciting a favorite scripture, and why
singing a primary song in spanish
cleaning someone's window
taking out someone's trash
doing the chicken dance
singing "Jesus Wants me for a Sunbeam" with actions
getting a 'Bella' tattoo
and singing "I'm a Little Teapot" with actions, of course

People felt sorry for him, but he got a kick out of it. In the end, he found his present to be an electric edger--he's so into landscaping right now with the arrival of our four newest Sego Palms, just thought he might like it. Then yesterday at my sister-in-law's, we had cake, but for some reason, my cake fell apart. Still tasted good though.

My only regret is that of course we do not have a camera yet so I couldn't document the fun. I just can't find one I like, folks. I do NOT want one that takes regular batteries. I want a rechargeable flat battery I can plug into the wall. And I do NOT want a camera that has a long recharge time after-flash! Drives me nuts! Will someone just fix the camera I broke? Then I'll be so happy.

9 comments:

Christine said...

It's killing me that you haven't found a camera yet. I just want to go get you one so bad cause I know how hard it is to watch moments pass by without documentation! I'm keeping my eyes peeled and if I find a great deal I'll call ya, email, hire a sky writer, whatever it takes :-)
So when are we taking the family pics??????

Christine said...

Oh, I'm sorry you are not feeling well. I hope Soph was easy on you. Feel better!

Kendra said...

Amie,
I know how frustrating it is to not have a camera. I have an extra one you can borrow until you get a new one if you like. I'ts very basic, but it's digital and it's better than nothing. I think it takes pretty good pictures. Let me know if you would like to borrow it. It's just collecting dust at the moment.

The Bluths said...

Hey about the camera, don't know why I never mentioned this before, but Ethan gets a discount on Panasonic things through his work. I am currently looking at a Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3A. It is still small but has 7.2 mega pixels and a 10x zoom AND a rechargeable battery pack. I am SICK of recharging my batteries that last about 2 pictures. Let me know if you're interested in a Panasonic and maybe we can find a good deal for you.

Patriot said...

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Thank you!

LIZZEE said...

Amie I hope you feel better.. It's no fun being sick.. Good luck on the camera... I know it's tough being without it Take a look also at the office supplies that give free shipping they will also pick it up if you dno't like it free to and get your money back to you it's pretty cool and lots of times there is coupons for this much off this purchase.? So theres another way to do it.
Hope you feel better

Bonnie B. said...

We have the panisonic Lumix, and love it. And, the battery plugs into the wall! We got ours at Costco.

Mom, wife, scrapaholic... said...

I will more than likely be there but I might be a bit late as I have a Crop party to go to. Are you looking for a camcorder or a Digital Camera? If it is a Dig. Camera then I really like my Sony DSC-H2. It is 6 mega pix and has a 12x Optical Zoom and also has a camcorder built in. It is really nice and I compared it to a Cannon (not the most expensive) but I liked the simplicity of it, the batteries charge fast and there isn't a long wait for the flash and the shutter speed is really good. So hope you find something!

Delfina said...

Oh man, I hope your feeling better. Being sick is the worst. Hopefully you can find a camara soon. Hey did you maybe try a pawn shop. Lots of people get rid of good camara's and you can find a good deal.