Rang in 2012 with my sister, Marlen, and her family and a good friend that Mar and I went to high school with back in the day. Lots of laughing and reminiscing and food. It gave me hope for the new year.
Woke up this morning and went to church. I purposely picked In Feast or Fallow to sing as one of the worship songs. It got me through 2011. I’m hoping 2012 is more feast and less fallow, but if it isn’t, my certain hope is in Jesus and I will make it through.
After church, I checked my email and discovered a local farmer that raises ducks and chickens had responded to my inquiry about a Runner drake for Beatrix. She had a pair of drakes on her site and said she wanted to sell them together. Thankfully, now that they are older and part of a larger flock, they aren’t so attached. She is going to sell me just one of them. Sure, there’s still an ache when I think of Gerber, but I’m glad that Trixie won’t have to be alone. She tries to hang with the chickens, but they aren’t fond of her. Otherwise, I’d just stick with having one duck. Anyway, I’m going to email her back and tell her I can pick him up tomorrow.
I’ve also decided I’m going to try the 365 photo challenge. It should be easy since I have my new camera purse so I can tote my camera around everywhere with me. I’m sure there will be plenty of boring uninspired photos, but I think it will be a good challenge for me.
Speaking of photos, Steve designed and order us some Moo Cards for our photo biz. Lately, we end up talking to random people about our business when we are out and about and have needed a card to hand out. People are genuinely interested and it’s not very professional to rip a piece of paper off a piece of mail that’s in my purse to scribble our facebook page address down. I just need to sit down tonight and get the website ready for it’s big debut.
And now, we are getting ready to head out the door to have dinner with Marlen, her husband, my cousin and her husband at a sushi place in downtown Annapolis. Should be fun, especially since my cousin is into photography too. I love it when I can talk shop with someone and not look like I’m boring the life out of them.
Church, friend, family, new duck, sushi AND talking photography, win for 2012! Let’s keep it up!