Snow and Breakfast

Happy first day of spring!

This morning, youngest daughter and I took husband to the airport. He is one of the ones who has to work during this crazy time. It’s hard to relax knowing he’s out there and could possibly get sick even though he is taking precautions.

Someone posted on Facebook this game: “For those working from home, tell me something about your kids, but refer to them as your co-workers, your spouse as your CEO, and your pet as your secretary.” Here’s what I wrote:

One co-worker refuses to come to the office. However, she says she’s helping another co-worker with his workload and thinks it’s going to take all year and then some. The other co-worker is in her office, but playing games and chatting on discord. The secretary is sleeping on the job and the CEO is out of town for a week.

Just a little something to ease the mind.

It was sprinkling rain on the drive to and from the airport. The visibility was on the bad side so I missed my exit and ended up taking the long way home…or “the scenic route” as I told daughter. When we reached home it was snowing. It looks pretty bad out there as I type. Made daughter scrambled eggs and myself French toast.

Took a photo of daughter while she was eating. I’ve been watching tutorials by Ali Edwards on capturing every day small moments. When my kids were younger, I did this quite often. Then, they got busy, and I got busy, and forgot how important it was to capture small things once in awhile.

Times like these often help me reflect. I guess it’s just a reminder to slow down and pay attention.

Hiking Mt. Bierstadt

Husband has made it a goal to hike all 14ers in Colorado after having hiked Mt. Bierstadt over the weekend with a friend.  That’s a total of 53 mountain peaks.  He wants me to do this with him but I am out of shape and probably won’t make them.  I hope to at least hike up a few easier ones.

Husband used Sports Tracker App to track his hike.  The orange line shows start to finish and the camera icons are where he stopped to take a photo (the photos pop-up with touch on iPhone or Android, or mouse-over on the Sports Tracker website).  Just above the map are his stats.

The goal.  It doesn’t look too bad from this angle but from what husband has said, it’s pretty rigorous.  Btw, that’s husband’s friend in the photo.

This was the top (elevation: 14,060).  There were already others enjoying the view.

Panorama view.  Click on it to see it slightly larger.

When I go on one of these hikes, I’d like to go really early and be at the top to see the sunrise.

[All photos taken by husband with his Samsung G2]

Baseball Game, Crepuscular Rays, and Aminated Blinkie [Created in Photoshop]

[Panorama view of the game – click image to view larger]

Last Friday, my sister and her boyfriend invited my husband and I to a baseball game.  It was the Rockies against the Brewers and the Rockies won that evening, 4 to 0.  I really enjoyed the game.

I also enjoyed watching the clouds roll by.  There was thunder and lightning in the clouds but no rain.  It was just a gorgeous view.

Crepuscular Rays

Speaking of clouds, a few weeks ago I took photos of these crepuscular rays while on the road (husband was driving).  It was breathtaking!

Animated Blinkie Created in Photoshop

I learned how to create an animated blinkie in photoshop!  There wasn’t just one tutorial with clear instructions (unless I didn’t search correctly) so I followed a few different instructions, one being a youtube tutorial, and was able to achieve this:

The background paper is from far far hill, the elements are from Siamese Studio, and the font is Selfish from dafont.com.

All photos taken with the Nikon Coolpix.