13
Jul
2013

(Please Note: ‘Seester realizes that Sequestration with a capital S definitely impacts a significant number of people in her area and elsewhere. Therefore, ‘Seester is trying very, very hard not to sound whiny. Forgive me when I fail.)

Due to temporary measures in place, I find myself with Fridays free to handle all of my personal business. I’ve had discussions with the kids that they are going to have to help me with some of the slack around the house, that I am only going to be making one weekly grocery trip, and that they definitely have to help me with Friday chores and laundry. I’ve moved doctor’s appointments and other obligatory sessions to Fridays where I could, to later in the year where I had to. I was trying to organize our lives so that I could rely on my elder teen to get his sister to her activities, without overscheduling either kid.

Yesterday, was our first Friday.

My son, the elder kid, promptly broke his collarbone.

(The new ER is okay, by the way, fairly efficient at the onset of our visit, but the xrays took very long to come back to the waiting attendees.)

Sigh.

He can’t drive, at least not for a while.

Best laid plans and all that.

Whine.

HOWEVER!!! Never fear, blog land, because I did take advantage of the lovely morning to work on the Brenizer photography method again. I really think there is a lot of promise in it, and I just love the shallow depth of field you get with it. While I am not happy with my efforts so far, I have improved.

Here’s my little guy before his annual checkup. He’s lost 2 pounds and is back in his proper weight range!

Deuce_BMethod

And here is the backyard in which he exercises:

back yard

So, it wasn’t a complete wash.


2 Responses to “The First Friday”


  1. Tara R. said:
    July 13, 2013 - 8:52 pm

    The air base near us is putting a lot of the civilian staff on Sequester too. I feel your pain, and raise a glass of whine to you.


  2. Susan said:
    July 14, 2013 - 4:57 pm

    I feel that perhaps the nightly walks to the candy store may be benefitting him also…

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