Thursday, August 26, 2010


This week Eddie found some really nice peaches on the mountain. Last night he canned them and they are so pretty in the jars. I love peaches. It's one of the few fruits I really like. I've never really been a fruit person. I just don't eat fruit, don't really like it all that well, plus given a choice between a fruit and another type of sweet, I will usually pick the sweet. And this should all be the other way around. I've gained some weight this summer. Not something I'm proud of and certainly something I need to work on. I'm sitting here right now feeling fat and bloated. I'm just sick of it, so I'm going to have to work on losing this extra weight. It's not good for me and makes me feel miserable. I just have to figure out a healthy way to do it that I can live with from now on. I think that's part of my problem. I haven't been able to find a way to do it that I can adopt as a lifestyle change. I'm afraid my diet needs a major overhaul. Trying to lose weight is really hard because someone is always telling you that you have to give up something that you love in order to lose weight and keep it off. And what's worse, if I feel like I have to give it up for good that just makes me want it even worse.

I've decided to take a photography class this semester at the community college where I work. Since I work there I can take it for free. I bought a Canon Rebel XS camera on eBay. It was a deluxe kit, brand new and it included the carrying case, camera body, 18-55 lens, picture card, I can't even remember everything that came with it. I'm really dumb right now because I have no clue how to focus. I couldn't get it to take photos in the auto mode, which should be the easiet thing to do with any camera. All you do is point and shoot. Not so with this one. I guess there are some settings or something mysterious that I need to learn. I hope I can figure this out. I hope my camera is not a lemon. Maybe it's me that's the lemon since I can't figure this out. I'll be sure to let you know how this goes.

By the way, the picture above was taken with my trusty FinePix camera that's just a regular point and shoot. If all else fails, I'll use it for my class, but it doesn't have as many options for shooting flowers and landscapes and stuff like that.

1 comment:

Robin said...

Hi Sharon!

Mmmm...peaches! I love home canned peaches. They're better than store bought. Must be the love that goes into preparing them that adds to the flavor. Grandmother used to can them too and I haven't had any since my childhood.

Congrats on the new camera. Let us know how you like it. We're looking for a better one ourselves.