Monday, March 10, 2008

Ramblings...

Do you ever have days where you feel fed up with stuff?? Lots of things?? Not just one thing but the state of your life in general? I've been feeling like that lately.

I did our taxes via e-file this year and used what I thought was going to be an easy and cheap option to both the state and federal. Well the federal got messed up either by me (I'm sure I can type my name in correctly) or the transmitter people and the refund was delayed. Which I found out this morning. Now the online place I used isn't doing MN state forms so I have to figure out how to do them somewhere else online where I don't have to do the federal also or just do them by hand. I've always done them by hand because I refuse to pay to submit my taxes online (and I ended up being charged a fee anyway!) when I can do it myself on paper. This year we qualified for the federal free file since I don't work full time. Why the damn government can't just set it up so everyone can do it themselves online I don't understand! Oh, wait, it's all those software companies making money on their tax software!!

I'm irritated about it taking so long to return my lens to B & H and get a replacement. It was finally delivered back to their warehouse today. I don't know how long it will take to get the replacement.

I'm tired of snow and cold weather.

I'm tired of post pregnancy weight that just won't go away and the sugar cravings that won't leave me alone so the weight can go away.

I've had enough of Owen kicking me while I change his diaper. I had to put him in his corner 3 times today and finally I gave him a bit of a swat on his bum because he would not be still. He doesn't do this for Morgan or my mom. I do not want to have to resort to this kind of action because I don't want him to think it's okay to hit. The corner works well for the most part but he just thinks it's funny to kick while I change his diaper. And he's so good natured he just doesn't seem to realize when I'm being serious. Or he's totally messing with me and I'm the one who's not realizing it!

Did I mention the snow??

We did get to go ice skating again this weekend though. And I got a new hockey stick. The first one was too short for me. If you can imagine that! But we had fun. I'm getting to be better on my skates too. I can now change directions in mid glide! Like hockey players do! Well, not as well, but I can be going forward and then switch to backwards going the same direction without stopping! Clear as mud, right!?

My hair is also on my nerves too. It needs to be cut and I need to find a new place and I hate doing that.

Maureen posed this challenge today at 2P's: Is creating "beautiful art" more important than the process of creating?

Good question. Art is one of those subjective medias therefore what is beautiful to me may not be to someone else and vice versa. I love the process of creating but I also love when something I create turns out the way I envisioned in my mind. So it's a little of both. It's also depends on the purpose of what is being created. I'm very critical of what I create especially if it's for someone else. Lots of what I make doesn't live up to the standard I have set for myself. That's one of the reasons I like photography so much. I can see what I want to do with my camera and if I manipulate my equipment correctly I can capture what I'm looking for. I have a harder time translating what I see in my mind using other materials and the process takes longer. Although I don't think I would be able to give up paper, paint, scissors and glue. Especially since I just got a 24 pack of glue sticks at Costco today!

On a positive note I have photos for January and February edited, printed, labeled and put into albums already! Go ME!

Oh, and have you seen the Hillshire Farm Go Meat Commercials??

There are several of them but my sister loves to say "Go Meat!" and it just makes me laugh! If you want to see others you can check them out on You Tube!

3 comments:

Colleen said...

I hear ya on those days where things just generally seem irritating! The good news is that they're generally followed by some little thing that reminds you of all the important stuff!

Miranda said...

Haha, I haven't seen that one. I like the one in the police station. Sorry you get kicked..
Go Meat!

Aimeslee said...

Oh yeah, I've had my moments lately too. The curse of caring, I suppose. Cuz the cure is to not give a rat's arss, and you're like me, I just cannot do that. This too shall pass.