Time for another 7 Quick Takes update! Where I talk about the things I’m doing and repeat myself because I forget what I’ve already mentioned in previous 7QT posts. =D
Christmas break has finally begun! I spent the first few days doing basically nothing, sleeping, eating, making a slight effort to do some chores to help my mom around the house, and a little bit of blogging. If struggling with image sizes and cursing HTML counts as blogging, that is. But I did manage to get a few posts in progress, yay! It’s sad, I don’t even have kids yet and I struggle to find time to blog
I completed the last photography class of my degree that requires film and darkroom developing. I’d like to say that I’ll miss it, but the truth is that digital is so much faster and easier and less expensive and less time consuming than film that I am really glad to be finished.
It was fun having the experience of developing film and printing photos the old fashioned way, but I intend to be a digital photographer in my professional life, so it makes sense to spend the rest of my time focusing on that.
I was pleased with the response that I got from my final project critique. I did a project on fashion photography and I used the school studio which resulted in some pretty neat shots. I also had some great models helping me out! (BM Bubbly and the FI were two of them.) Sadly, I don’t have digital copies to post since they were film and actual paper (another reason to be done with film), but I did take a few pictures of my pictures so I have those to show you.
I went to the midnight premier of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug last week as an “I’m finally done with finals so I’m going to go have fun” type of event. Didn’t really think about the fact that I would have to get up for work at 6am the next day and effectively get only 3ish hours of sleep for the second night in a row….oh well!
And of course I dressed up as the elf Tauriel, yes I know she’s not actually in the book, but a girl’s got few options when it comes to cosplay possibilities in that series! This was my makeup look for the evening; my costume wasn’t at all accurate or overly complicated, but I had fun anyway.
FI’s roommate graduated this fall, so we attended the winter graduation before leaving town for break. It was long and somewhat boring, as graduations usually are, but there were 5-6 of our friends there to support the early graduates from our class so we had company. We can’t believe that the next graduation will be our own!
Having a little bit of free time over Christmas break means we have to try to find time to visit all of the people who want to hang out with us while we’re home. One of the more difficult meetings to arrange is with MoH Blondie, who has a more complicated schedule than the Queen of England. Luckily, we managed to find a time to hit Applebees for some food and drinks (non-alcoholic for her ;D) and catch up a bit on our lives. I didn’t get a picture of all of us, but I did snap one of myself and the FI.
Speaking of the FI, we decided to take advantage of a free day and take a road trip to an unfamiliar town. He loves to just get in the car and drive somewhere, not knowing where you’re going to end up or what you’re going to do. With all the technology we have these days, there’s little chance of getting lost or something like that, but I’m the one who loves having a set plan in place and knowing what we’re going to do so it still makes me nervous.
Yesterday we took a trip south and ended up in Vincennes, IN where we discovered the oldest church in Indiana. It dates back to the revolutionary war and is still beautiful inside. St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, also known just as The Old Cathedral, was built in 1846. The Diocese of Vincennes, which is now the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, was the first diocese in Indiana and this church was the seat of Simon Brute who was the first Bishop of Indiana.
That’s your Catholic history lesson for today!
Today I get to go back and work for the family I worked for over the summer; the babies are growing up so fast and they’re so adorable! I love working as a nanny, but it’s hard to meet such adorable children and then leave for something new after a few months or years. I guess that’s why I have to have my own babies someday, it will take a lot longer for them to leave me!
I hope you all are having as stress-free holiday preparations as possible!