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I love your hair… said no one ever.

That is just something I don’t hear unless someone who has straight hair thinks they’d love to have naturally curly hair with a mind of its own.

Guys- you can pretty much quit reading this post as it will probably bore you, in fact, if you’re a lucky female with beautiful thick full straight hair this isn’t for you either 🙂

On top of being curly, it’s also fine, thin, absurdly slow-growing and the back resembles a skunk stripe because it is turning gray at a completely different rate from the front. I don’t mind salt and pepper, or all white but the skunk look just isn’t going to work.

I’ve been letting my hair grown out for years and now, November 2017 its right back to where it was two years ago.

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Dusty litter, over the top pee’ers and sloppy eaters.

Looks like I just missed Internation Cat Day. So happy belated to all the felines out there.

Our last house the litter boxes were more separate than they are in this house. In the new house they still access it by the (collie sized) doggie door but most of the time they choose to continually open my bifold laundry door to let themselves out.

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Simplicity, smoke and Adobe changes.

There is no shortage of quotes on simplicity, but since this is a post about the theme simplicity for CCoH I’ll only share a few. I can tell you my smoke pictures have been on my try list for a long time and that they was a whole lotta trial and error involved.

Don’t use a lot when a little will do -Proverb

The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak – Hans Hofmann

and the definition: 
1.the state, quality, or an instance of being simple.
2.freedom from complexity, intricacy, or division into parts: an organism of great simplicity.
3.absence of luxury, pretentiousness, ornament, etc.; plainness: a life of simplicity.

CCoH forum theme was for ‘simplicity’ this month. Here are the 3 I submitted. The critiquer this month was Louise St Romain, Bob Hunt.

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Another Marathon Mike CCoH field trip and learning photo software

I rode with new people from the camera club this time and the discussion came up about learning Photoshop and/or Lightroom. I mentioned that I typically get some idea in my head about something I want to do and google it. In doing that I found these DVDs by video2brain called simply, Learn by Video and love that I can play them on one screen and follow along on another. If I don’t get it, I can replay it until I do. I can skip ahead and search for something or go in order. They offer training videos on photo-related software and more. The best Lightroom tip came friendy firend Paula about export being like the save as command.

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My 1st Camera Backpack, well basically my first backpack period.

The Four Bags I  looked at:
Vanguard Reno 45KG $90 comes in a nice brown or bright orange well and blue too.
Mindshift Gear Rotation180 Trail MS230 16l $119 plus $20 rain covers
Lowepro Flipside Trek BP 250AW $145
Mindshift Gear Rotation180 Panorama MS220 22L $199.99 plus $20 rain covers

ArrivedI watched a ton of videos on bags I was considering before narrowing it down to these four. I truly appreciated the time people took to post the bags in use and share what they liked and didn’t like and wanted to do the same for others. Lots of the video showed the in-use empty. I can say they all feel completely different the weight changes when you load them for use.

Since I’m behind on my editing, I’m going to post this now and will update with the video or add additional photos to this same post. So check back here within the next few weeks if this is of interest to you even after you’ve read my lengthy post below.

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The move. The cats bathroom. The adjustments. The long story.

Tyler & Trinity don’t like sounds, and they don’t like change. I actually don’t know any other cats that are as scared of sounds as they have been their entire lives.

I planned the move to the new house as best I could. We moved most everything the day before and only had our bed and the litter boxes to move that morning. After that was done, we went back to get the furbabies. From the moment we left our old house the worrisome cries began. I thought it’d be best to start in the laundry room where their litter boxes would be so they had a smaller area to get used to before increasing it to the main house, with plans later to open individual room doors.

My plan was a bust.

Hubby thought it was because the laundry had tile floors like the veterinarian’s office. They both dove into the bed together and continued to fear for their life.

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