In a little funk…

Fun day yesterday! So much fun, in fact, that I didn’t even blog…

Ok, so I worked all day and then went to a live appearance by our local weatherman. 😐 It wasn’t that much fun, but I was in a really bad mood last night so I skipped posting for fear of babbling on with unproductive negativity.

Why the bad mood? I lost my camera. Again. But this time, I fear it’s really gone.  As the saying goes, I sure am glad my head is attached…

I can’t seem to shake the weird funk I’ve gotten into since I realized that it wasn’t just hiding under the carseat. I mean, it’s just a 4-year-old Canon Powershot, which I didn’t pay much for to begin with. I shouldn’t be verging on mildly depressed over it’s loss. But I was strangely attached to that camera, the one that took my wedding photos and the first photos of my son.

Although I’m not sure that I’m really upset about the camera at all, but instead about the fact that there is likely someone out there scrolling through my photos. Boring sandwich and cloth diaper photos are no biggie, but said creepy person will also find pictures of my family’s first Father’s Day, my son’s first day in the pool, pictures of him sleeping in his bed, and pictures of us nursing, meant for my eyes only. The nursing pics are pretty discreet, and the thought of those being seen doesn’t bother me too much (I could always look at that as spreading awareness, right?) but the pics of my son? Those are mine. Needless to say, I’m feeling a little violated at the thought of randomstrangerperson looking at them, and I think that’s where the funk comes in.

But enough about that. It was my birthday yesterday, and it felt great to see all the birthday wishes roll in on my Facebook page. 😀  One of my favorite people in the world, my friend Vanessa, sent me the spot-on perfect birthday card, and my brother called to chat. My mom and dad bought me a new juicer, and my father-in-law, a cooling pad for my laptop. My husband ordered me a present online (exactly what I asked for!), but it hasn’t arrived yet–so I’m keeping it a surprise until it does! 

We went out to dinner at Emma’s in Selinsgrove, where we had great meals in the past, and where the food is local, seasonal and almost entirely organic. I got some great pictures of the soup we had, but sadly there are gone. :(  It was a cold  blueberry and raspberry soup topped with a dollop of cinnamon sour cream! It was thick and sweet, a little chunky, and we both thought it would make a superb sundae topping. I probably would have opted to have it as a dessert if I had known how sweet it would be, but, given how fantastic it was, I really can’t say there is any bad time to eat it.

The Selinsgrove Hops, Wines and Vines Festival was going on in town as we had dinner, and most of our friends and some family attended. We all met up afterward and spent the evening chatting in the hot summer air. Nights like this sure look different when you’re the only one not indulging in copious amounts of brew. :roll:

Well, I don’t have much more today because, honestly, I’m still feeling pretty down on myself for being so careless. We can’t really afford the expense of a new camera right now, but I can’t do anything without one. 

One thing is for sure–once I am back in action with the photos, I’ll have lots of catching up to do! The blog posts topics are just piling up over here! With that, I’ll leave you with one of the photos I happened to download a few days ago (no, it’s not Medusa! It’s our cuke harvest!)) Maybe if I just keep eating nothing but these sweet, Japanese-style Summerdance cucumbers, I can afford that new camera!

Thanks for listening, everyone. I promise to bring a little sunshine into my next post!


Do you have any recommendations for what kind of camera I should buy? I’m on a budget, but I’d like one that handles food photography pretty well.

Have you ever had a Summerdance cucumber? What’s your favorite way to enjoy cukes?


  1. says

    I’m so sorry you lost your camera. I completely understand why it’s bothering you so much…those photos were personal and private, and the idea of someone else looking at them is unsettling and bothersome…

    Unfortunately I don’t have any camera recommendations. I’m very lucky in that Dave is big into photography, so I use his high-tech camera that was quite expensive!

    • says

      Thanks, Katie!

      I think I’m feeling better. I just had to process the wierdness. Now, I’m feeling thankful for the boy that’s in those pictures and realizing that a camera is just a thing….a replaceable thing.

      Lesson learned, though. I won’t be losing another one…

  2. says

    I’m sorry to hear about your camera. Maybe it will still turn up!

    Also, Happy (belated) Birthday! Sounds like you had a wonderful day with the people you love. The cold soup sounds great.

        • says

          I agree…it is a very important decision. I like the process of caring for my son’s diapers. It’s more personal and hands-on. I read somewhere that disposables seem so cold and impersonal after using cloth, and I wouldn’t have understood that before, but i do now.

          And I totally agree about the fluffy bums! Too cute!

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