Can you say OUCH!? After the doctor got done cranking on my arm in every direction feasible this morning and some that weren’t feasible, my shoulder is feeling so much worse than it was. Whine, whine, whine…
It’s a rotator cuff issue. Now I have to make an appointment for physical therapy. If that doesn’t work, they’ll do an MRI and look at doing surgery. I’m planning on success with physical therapy or managing with a bum shoulder.
No one has suggested the perfect light box for me yet. Too bad because the cold, cloudy, rainy, brownness of it all is darn energy depleting. And it’s only October! Nothing like looking outside at this…
Or this. Isn’t THAT lovely?
I can’t afford a light box anyway because my camera is dying and fixing or replacing it will take priority. I took about ten photos of Java in the house yesterday and none of them turned out. The shutter speed was so slow that everything was blurry. I thought I’d try to take some outdoor shots of Java today to see if that was any better and it’s not.
Java thinks the pool cover is a trampoline.
The muddy horse shots are a little better.
I know the difference is still shots okay, moving shots not okay. But I tried both the AUTO setting and the action setting and both were equally blurry and I haven’t had it happen before where none of the action shots turned out.
I’m going to take my camera to a camera specialty store and get their advice on whether it’d be cheaper to have the camera checked out and repaired or if I’m better off just replacing it. If I replace the camera, I’d probably go with a Nikon D40. What I have right now is a Canon PowerShot S1 IS, which is not a cheap camera, so I hate to just give up on it. But it’s always been too slow to recover for action shots and not very good at indoor shots. Very frustrating.
But on the cheery side, I met with two friends this evening. We were meeting to discuss our plan of attack on writing a novel in November. I discovered our plan is to not have a plan or at least have very different plans, as each of us seem to have very different goals as to what we want to accomplish.
The common element is that we want to spend November writing with the hopes of getting unstuck in some area of our writing, but our sticking points are all a little different thus the variation in goals.
I’ll write more about that in my next post.