Out of focus among the idioms

March 7, 2012

Here’s the thing:

It’s tough to be a blogger without a camera. I’m like a fish out of water. I usually photograph something and the story follows. Trying to capture a cow in a faraway pasture with an iPhone doesn’t work well. The geese flying in front of that gorgeous, golden sunset are lost without my zoom lens. My phone isn’t fast enough for my kids. I feel like I’ve lost my right arm (most likely because that camera was usually attached to it.) Or maybe I’ve finally lost my marbles.

Yeah. I’m whining. Sorry. A new camera is on my to-do and to-save-for list. In the mean time, I’m heading to Nashville — a road trip with my mom and aunt. We’ll meet up with my sister for a weekend away. It was my crazy idea. I love reading LifeInGrace and when I found out Edie was speaking at the The Pearls II Event, I had to go.

See! Sometimes it’s convenient to have a sister living in Nashville. But most of the time not. Like when Aunt Farmgirl wants to play with her niece or needs fashion advice or hair coloring ideas. Nine hours is a long way to travel to get split ends trimmed. I hate having my wayward curls accosted by trained professionals, but I trust scissors in the hands of my little sister who has more than enough reason to justify sisterly sabotage. Strange.

Anyway … I’m headed south, soon. One of these days I’ll bite the bullet and buy a new Nikon. Also I need to finish the laundry, layout Friday lesson plans for the man of the house and perhaps buy some food so my people don’t starve while Mama is off on a tangent.

By the way, ever wonder what that means — off on a tangent? I looked it up. It means to suddenly start talking in a new direction or about a different subject. I suppose it could apply to spur of the moment travel decisions, too. Or maybe I should have typed on a lark. Either would probably work. Especially for someone who’s as crazy as a loon, seems to have ants in her pants, willingly lives life in a fish bowl, and often exclaims “Holy mackerel!”

Don’t you just love idioms?

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2 Comments

  • Reply rebekahg March 7, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    I’m jealous! I hope you all have fun though!

  • Reply Robyn March 8, 2012 at 10:48 am

    Do you have adult on set ADD? Just kidding! I am the same way.

    I also seem to think I must have 3-5 things to do all at once or I am not being productive. It’s all OK until I have 2 buzzers going off (oven and good shirts in the dryer), up to my elbows in dirty dish water and a dog giving me the sign she needs to go out … now!

    Hope you have a great weekend with your family in Nashville!

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