I am beginning the new year with a flu. A common, I'm weak, I don't feel like moving, I should just go back to bed, flu. Blech.
It wouldn't be all that big a deal really, but I am going to miss a very special celebration of our Dear Uncle Mike turning 100 years old. I am relying on my husband to take lots of photos and I may even ask my daughter to take her video camera. I could go on and on about Uncle, but he would hate that. Suffice to say, he still lives on his own, cooks, and plants a garden. He's always up for a chat, no matter what the subject. He's downright friendly, and who doesn't like that?
I wrote that first paragraph on New Year's Day, but I didn't have the energy to finish it. I ended up in bed most of that day. On the second, I started to feel quite a bit better and today I am almost completely back to normal.
I do regret missing Uncle's party, but the husband and daughter pulled through and captured the memories for me, and we will all enjoy them for years to come.
I do hope everyone else had a better start to 2016 than I did. By the look of the blog posts I've read in the past couple of days, everyone had a great time.
Now that I am better and the parties are wrapped up, I can start enjoying my wonderful gifts. My husband adopted a camera theme this year, and I now have all sorts of gear to experiment with, and even some new software to play around with. I foresee many a Youtube tutorial in my near future to put adobe photoshop elements 14 and premiere elements 14 to good use.
With that, I am leaving you with a dreamy photo I captured before Christmas when the frost was so heavy, it was threatening to break branches. But the scenery took your breath away.