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Anyone else have state testing this week? I hate chalk and drawing on chalkboards, but I love my kids more apparently. Good luck! #goodluck #crct #testing

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feeling a little excited! The two books a couple of my lunches were published in arrived! Kind of surreal!

feeling a little…photogenic

My lunch blog is on hiatus…indefinitely.  It might be the end of an era for me.  My girls have grown tired of cookie cutter sandwiches and painted cheese.  I’m still making lunches for them, of course, but they’re just plain lunches now.  I have been turning towards photography as a result.  I always seem to need something to occupy my mind and nowadays, that’s figuring out my camera. I am hoping to get off of the auto-mode and get skilled at manual.  I am also dabbling into the realm of photo editing.  I do prefer that when I shoot a photo, that it doesn’t need to be edited.  That’s how I started when I was in high school…a 35mm Pentax camera and roll upon roll of black and white film.  I loved developing and sitting in the dim glow of the dark room.  I can still smell the chemicals and hear the scraping of the cylindrical door spinning in its tracks.  While that method is going the way of the dinosaur, I can still do my best to create great images right out of the gate.  On the flip side of that coin, is the fact that editing can make a photo go from OK to spectacular in seconds.  That takes some study and practice too.  So, maybe you’ll follow me on my journey away from the art of lunches and into the art of images?

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Roadside surprises are so fun! We have passed by this for years and finally stopped and we were all surprised to see what it really was! An art display in the middle of nowhere #Alabama

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Roadside surprises are so fun! We have passed by this for years and finally stopped and we were all surprised to see what it really was! An art display in the middle of nowhere #Alabama

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Roadside surprises are so fun! We have passed by this for years and finally stopped and we were all surprised to see what it really was! An art display in the middle of nowhere #Alabama

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Roadside surprises are so fun! We have passed by this for years and finally stopped and we were all surprised to see what it really was! An art display in the middle of nowhere #Alabama