Friday, August 15, 2008

HAPPY FREAKIN' BIRTHDAY TO ME!!!!

So Tuesday night I went up to girls camp at Bear Lake, and stayed until midnight Wednesday. A few of the girls up there had been getting this really quick, yet extremely crappy flu. It only lasted about 12 hours, but was pretty intense during that time. So, guess what I've been doing today? Yep, wanting to die. I could feel it coming on last night & so I started chugging Emergen-C, but to no avail. This morning was the worst, I literally was crawling around the house, trying to feed my daughter, because when I stood up, I felt like simultaneously throwing up and passing out. I had visions of myself passing out and hitting my head on something and laying there in my own blood & throw up with my poor daughter looking on, wishing I would get up and butter her waffles. Anyway, it was pretty miserable. But, I just had a bath & a lortab & things are looking up. It is amazing how much we take our health for granted, isn't it? Anyway, when Matt got home from work, he made my day in a few different ways:
1) just being Matt. I love him. He is wonderful.
2) doing the dishes.
3) feeding Sawyer, poor girl with the half dead mom.
4) playing with Sawyer, as opposed to plunking her down in front of the TV like her half dead mom did all day.
5) GIVING ME AN EARLY BIRTHDAY PRESENT!!!!!! THE NIKON D80!!!!!! I am so intimidated by this camera, I can't even tell you. It is amazing. I'm so excited to learn how to use it & take pictures in Alaska! I have all sorts of lenses I don't know what to do with and buttons that I have no idea what they do. I have no idea how to use this thing. But I'm SOOOOO excited to learn. Help me, 911 Jessica!!! I will post more about girls camp later; I'm trying to switch over from using my half-dead laptop to the Apple G5 that Susie gave us; just one more thing that I have no idea how to use. If anyone knows an easy way to transfer all my music, docs & pictures over from a PC to a Mac, let me know.

12 comments:

birdonthelawn said...

welcome to the wide world of cameras! and happy birthday indeed!

AndersonFamily said...

the all time best thing about a Mac is the mac help button on the finder bar. it gives quick simple easy directions on everything!! the very best way to find out anything about your mac. i would just type in transfer music ( documents, pictures etc) from a windows computer and you will be amazed at the results!!! we love ya!

kelli said...

Hey, I got a Cannon for my birthday, and had no idea how to use it either, but then I took a community class from Weber state. It was only 70 bucks for a eight week course. It was very useful.

Dugovic Domain said...

Yaaaay! I'm getting a new camera for my birthday too and I can't wait! (I think I am still a little too intimidated by the Nikon D80...but I'm workin up to it!)

I Nikon D80 and a cruise to Alaska? Somebody's havin' a tough life - Let me know if you need to come eat a gallon of iceream and cry on my shoulder sometime - I know all that fabulousness can be hard on a girl ;)
Have fun!

WowsRose said...

Happy Birthday Lady!

OMG NikonD80. Have fun with it!!

Alana said...

Happy Birthday! I have that same camera, & I love it. It is definitely intimidating and I still don't have it figured out, maybe we could take a class. Anyways, hope you are feeling better.

The Neilson Family said...

Oh yuck about the flu but how fun with your new camera and trip to AK! Where in the heck are you going in AK and when?!?! If you're going to be anywhere NEAR Kodiak Island - you HAVE TO STOP and see my mama and papa. They'd love to have you over. They'll give you a view of the ocean and fresh-squeezed OJ in the morning. You may even find yourself sitting on their sofa all day waching the whales.

Jodi said...

That sucks you were sick on your Birthday. Hope you are feeling tons better. Happy late birthday!! Nice camera I am jealous.

Melissa said...

Happy Birthday to you.
It sounds like it was good and bad.
CAn't wait to see those perfect shots of Alaska.

Kirsten said...

Happy Birthday on to you. I knew about that camera awhile ago, loves loves loves. 911 Jessica, who's she? How about 911 Kirsten....you little bumb. By the way, call me and we'll talk cameras, husband's work stuff, and Alaska trip. Call me asap!!!!!

Jana said...

Happy Birthday (somewhat late)!!!

Chris & Missy said...

Hey Celeste!! It sounds like you had an amazing birthday!! Chris gave me the same camera for my birthday last year and it is awesome!! I still need to further my knowledge of photography and want to take a class or something. Let me know if you ever want to go shoot sometime!!

Missy