Friday, December 28, 2012

New Year's Resolutions--do you make them?

by Lorraine Bartlett / Lorna Barrett / L.L. Bartlett

Do you make New Year's resolutions?

I don't.  I mean, if I did, I'd probably break it/them in no time flat. (Like that diet that's going to work and have me in size 8 jeans.  Mwa-ha-ha!)

But this year I'm honestly going to try to do one thing:  take more pictures.

Of course, right now that's rather difficult.  In late October, I dropped my Canon EOS camera.  I was heartbroken.  Mind you, I've owned SLR cameras for most of my life and have NEVER dropped one ... until October.  And I dropped it on a ceramic floor.  I could have handed the camera off to Mr. L at the same time I handed off my laptop computer (we were traveling), but no--I took my camera with me and seconds later dropped it.  I heard what sounded like glass shatter.  I tried taking pictures and was surprised that the camera still takes good picture.  But the zoom and viewfinder no longer work.  That makes it rather difficult to take a good picture--or rather size up a good shot.

The next day I took the camera to the shop where I bought it, but they said it would cost the same as getting a new camera body.  : (

Now that the holidays are over, I worry about indulging in a new camera when there are other bills to pay, but the thought of being without a camera for two months has been unbearable.  I'm going to replace it.  And when I do, I'm going to take more pictures and hope to share them with readers on my Facebook pages.  (Don't be surprised if they're mostly of my cats.)

What's your New Year's resolution?