If you’d like a chance to win this pretty Pansy Candle mat, please scroll down to the previous post and make a comment.
The drawing will take place tonight at 10pm and the winner will be announced here, in my blog, tomorrow morning.
So this weekend was another busy one.
Saturday morning we woke up to no power. During the night a car crashed into a telephone pole and knocked out the service in our entire area.
No power for us means, no water. We have well water, you see. Well water needs electricity to operate the pump that brings the water into our house. I love having well water but the power outage made me wish I lived in town.
We had things to do on Saturday. Important things. Things that I needed electricity for.
We were leaving early to drive down to Cal Univ of Pa for a special program to honor the Presidential Scholars. Rachel is a Presidential Scholar, with a GPA of 3.97, so of course, we wanted to see her get recognized.
However, the lack of electricity in our house renders me completely helpless … and grumpy.
I didn’t have my morning coffee. I needed a shower. I needed my blow dryer and I needed a hot iron for which to iron my clothes and the dress that Rachel was going to wear…. and did I say I NEEDED MY MORNING COFFEE.
I was a bear. Poor hubby.
Well, it did work out. We purchased our coffee and drove down to Cal. I did my dressing necessities at Rachel’s place and managed to hide my grumpiness.
So the special honors program was held at the college gym, which was right on top of the volleyball court, where Rachel has practically lived, spending hours just about every single college day, right there .
We were packed in the stands like sardines and really uncomfortable, but our seats lined up perfectly with where Rachel was sitting, down on the floor, with the rest of the honorees.
This meant that Rachel was able to look right up at us and make faces at me.
Fortunately and unfortunately, as you’ll see, I had my camera with me.
Here’s Rachel posing for the picture …..
She’s the one in the purple, and she’s being her typical goofy self …
Yes, the picture is really blurry, but it’s ok, I’ll practice a bit with the camera so that when her name is announced and she’s shaking the presidents hand, I’ll get a perfect shot.
Ok, I’ve practiced taking lots of sample shots of the stage and I’m ready for the big moment.
It’s an honor to shake the hand of the president so it’s important that I get this picture so that Rach can show her grandchildren some day…..
Now, tell me. … how could this picture be any worse? I guess if I forgot to take the lens cap off, it’d be worse.
In this blurred mess is Rachel, with a big smile on her face, her arm is outstretched, ready to shake the school President’s hand.
I realized instantly that it wasn’t a good picture, so I tried to get another shot ….
Too late. The moment was over. And this shot is still blurry. All the rest of the people around her are completely clear but Rach is blurry.
And now, as I’m looking closer at this picture ….
I hope I get my camera issues corrected in time for Rachel’s graduation. Gosh, I think after owning this camera for 5 years, I’m going to have to get out the instruction manual to find out the best setting to use to get clear pictures of moving subjects.
**Please remember: You must comment in the Giveaway post (the one previous to this one) to get an entry for the giveaway.
Happy Day everyone … and next time I post, I’ll be announcing a winner!