This has absolutely nothing to do with my thankgivings this week, but I want you to know that I am SHIVERING MY TIMBERS OFF right now! LOL! Our heater has been broken since the end of last winter and with temps in the low thirties (F), I think it’s about time to get it fixed. I’m seriously quaking while typing! Even my stomach is spasming. It’s kind of like doing stomach crunches really fast, so maybe I can count this as exercise? Silver lining! :)
I apologize for the lack of posting yesterday. I had a recipe planned but got caught up in making my very first homemade card (I’ll share it with you Saturday on the Postcard Project update), and by the time I was finished, I was way too tired to even write a “there will be no post today because I’m tired” post. Besides, the recipe I’d planned to share is more November-ish than October-ish (mostly because I took the picture on a Thanksgiving dish towel) so I’ll do it then.
OK, now I’m ready to get to the point of this post! As you know, I made a thanksgiving resolution to find something to be thankful for every day until next Thanksgiving. Here’s what I am thankful for this week!
Thursday: It’s hard to be thankful for something new every day. There are many things I’m thankful for repetitively, but I have to be more aware so that I don’t become boring and redundant on my blog. The perk is that I realize I have more to be thankful for! So after crossing off several things I was already thankful for before, I settled on telling you guys that today I’m thankful for my coffee travel mug. It keeps my iced coffee cold so long that after an entire day at work, the ice is still chinking around inside. It’s one of these, if you’re interested–they come with two caps, one for water and one for coffee. I heart it so much. (Obviously Thursday was a warmer day than it is presently. My travel mug is now housing HOT coffee, thank you very much.)
Friday: Picnik.com. It’s the free photo-editing website (though you can pay for an upgrade which gives you access to more tools) where I created my header, and I just now returned to it to see how it would do with editing my food photos. I can’t believe it took me so long to try it! I was using the free one I got with my very first digital camera like six years ago and it is very basic and frustrating. Picnik is no Photoshop, but it is so much better than what I had that I’m pretty thrilled. Check out the before and after photos from my Butterfingers post:
That blue tint often kills my food photos–I don’t know how it happens but it’s evil and I could never fix it with my other program–I usually had to use a paint can icon (yes, just like with the Paint program, that’s how basic my program is!) along with a paintbrush to fill in the background with either black or white to undo all the blue, but that didn’t fix the blue added to the food itself. I love I now can fix the photos to reset the balance! For free!
Saturday: A rare eye twitch! Remember when I complained of having an eye twitch? Well, it disappeared but I didn’t realize it until today when my eye twitched for the first time in what must have been a month. I think it really was stress, because as soon as I was able to stop worrying about my Dad, losing my job, and started coming to terms with my awful schedule, that’s when it stopped and it hasn’t come back. Thank goodness!
Sunday: A friend confessed Jesus & was baptized today! This is the biggest reason to celebrate for me, and the greatest joy I have found on earth.
Monday: That the hubster is willing to do me favors on his day off, like shipping cookies & returning library books, since the post office and library are both closed by the time I get off work. Thank you, honey!
Tuesday: My postcards came in the mail! I ordered these off of Vistaprint last week. These will keep me busy for a while! If anyone would like some (you can use them to write whatever notes to friends/family you want), send your address to me in an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org along with the number you would like.
Wednesday: Random acts of yumminess. A coworker that knows my obsession for baked goods handed me a goody bag with dinner rolls and pumpkin chocolate chips cookies in it, and two Zac Brown Band CD’s since she had read on my blog that I’m digging country music lately. How cool is that? Thanks, Jen!
I was wondering what happened to you yesterday! Though don’t worry–I’ve recently scaled down from posting every day M-F to posting 3-4 times a week. And I feel really good about it right now, though I’m open to ramping it back up at some point in the future.
And isn’t photo editing the best?? The before and after pics show the power of processing. =)
Your photos are looking great! It’s awesome you found a free editing site. One tip for at home, use crystal clear light bulbs at home to lesson blue, yellow or whatever tints are given to your photos. That’s all I have in my house and I love them :) I’ve been using Vistaprint for years. Love that site!! Your cards came out great. I make cards out of my photos on there alot. What your coworker gave you is so sweet! Gotta’ smile when things like that happen :)
I never use indoor lighting for my food pics–it’s natural light! I don’t know why it turns out so blue. Probably my cheapo camera. :)
Hello again my sweet friend! Guess what I got in the mail today???? YOUR COOKIES!!! WHOOOOOHOOOO! They are so good. So, so, so good. So much better than the ones my darling husband faithfully makes. Please tell me you have the recipe somewhere on your blog! I would love to write a post about these cookies and link to you.
WHAT A RELIEF! I get so nervous when I gush about the recipes that I adore b/c I’m always afraid it’s JUST ME and no one else will like them. Phew! :)
Here is the recipe: https://veronicascornucopia.com/2009/08/19/my-favorite-cookies/
HI! I am so backed up it isn’t funny, i don’t know how you do it with working and all. I’ll just start calling you Super V..lol!!! Glad you found a good editing site. I use Picassa and it works pretty well for me.
Thanks for the postcard, loved it!
Oh, I love your post cards!!!!! I might need to get a couple of those!!!
I’ll send you some! :)
I absolutely love your blog and your recipes. I snagged one of your butterfinger photos because my photos turned out awful. Is that ok? And, by the way, do you offer photography lessons? ;-)
I linked to your blog in lieu of credit for your photo. Please let me know either way whether or not you mind. Thank you!
Here’s the link for you to see where I posted your photo and how I gave credit: http://www.angelamckeller.com/r-i-p-whitney-houston-butterfinger-tribute-recipe/
Have a GREAT day!
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