Monday, September 08, 2008

Flying

It was such a wonderful weekend filled with friends old and new, all mixing together in a happy bunch under the balloons and over chocochip cookies and later, breakfast. I was a little stressed out attempting to clean the house and get everything ready for balloon day festivities (Kidlet "Every child must have their own flashlight"...me thinking "Oh crud! When will I find time to get every child his or her own flashlight?") but it all fell together quite nicely and a good time was had by all (I hope!) .

I didn't get many good photos this year, thanks in part to the Polaroid. It started acting up, spitting out film without exposing it. I was counting dollars as each unexposed photo popped out. Grand total: $8 and change. When I started a new cartridge, strange shadowy streaks appeared along one side of about half a dozen photos. I let the Polaroid go and used the digital. I could see I was taking the same photos that I took last year so I stopped trying so hard and just enjoyed the company.

Kidlet has the first sniffley crud of the school season and I have a dash of it as well. Poor thing was pretty limp this morning but rallied to go to school. Hope we can overcome quickly, things are too hectic around here to be down for long. Speaking of it, off to the land of hectic right now...

5 comments:

madre adoptiva said...

We had an awesome time! Thank you!!

Rebecca said...

great photo. so glad you had your digital back up. pooh on that stinky polaroid. i found the lomo/holga i have in a closet last night, so let me know if you want to play with it. i just wish that i could have seen all those balloons in the air. it's been a few years since i've seen a singular hot air balloon!

pricklypearbloom said...

oh, don't you hate it when you realize that you're taking the same pictures you've taken before? I hate that. It's a challenge sometimes, but other times it just makes me put the camera down and take it in the old fashioned way.

The balloon festival looks magical. I love hot air balloons, especially in mass quantities.

Nessie Noodle said...

I watched the balloons from my hospital room- it was a dreamy and magical view from my bed as I prepared for the magic to happen... Dawn Patrol will always be special for me now. :)
No camera by my side, but it is in my memory for ever, three big balloons taking turns lighting up in the dark sky-

emily said...

sometimes memories are way better than photos.