Friday 9 March 2012: I want this to look like something...
742/365: ... but it doesn't.
Squashed toadstool, maybe?
The letter "T"... a bit flattened...
An angel looking away from the camera...
Okay. None of those things. But I've used up my quota of dark and grim looking shots for the week and I wanted a bit of colour. And when, after being slightly threatening earlier on, the sky went 'hello, I can be blue!' for five seconds, I was bagging it.
Today has been an exercise in technical frustration. The power cable on my Mac has been driving me crackers for ages. It's got kinda frayed and in the last couple of days would only charge my MacBook if I stood it on its edge! I'd ordered a replacement and it was due today. Which was handy because I was working from home. However, a Friday delivery apparently means a delivery at around 5pm on a Friday. Kinda not that handy when your laptop has 8% of power left and the battery's guzzling whatever's left at a rate of knots. Pfft! Anyway, new power lead came eventually all working a treat. Definitely better late than never.
The other 'technical thing that went wrong' wasn't actually something that went wrong so much as it got broken. I dropped my 50mm lens when I was walking the children home from school. I wasn't feeling very well and came over all shaky. Next thing, the lens is going CRACK!!! on the floor, one half rolling one way, the other rolling the other. So my lens is properly dead and I did a down mouth and everything about it. Gah!
So, other than technology hating me today (was also trying to do a presentation and generally getting frustrated with putting the slides together!), and my feeling dreadful (think I scared the kids when we got home and I had to go collapse in the bathroom for a bit), it was nice to be able to walk them to school and back. Maddy walked and talked while Felix rode his bike. And on the way home, she walked and talked and he rode his bike again. But this time, fuelled by sherbert! They rarely have sweets, so today on the way home, we stopped off and they had a Sherbert Dip Dab each. Their faces were a picture.
And just as I thought 'I *should* take a picture of that', with my shaky hands in full effect... the lens disaster happend.
PS But at least it's the weekend.
PPS And I don't feel as awful as earlier
PPPS So yay and more yay to that!!!