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?


Heather said...

My new year's resolution is to write every day. I seriously doubt I will ever be published, but I need the discipline of applying myself to a craft daily!

Dru said...

I stop making resolutions last year when I broke everyone of them in less than 30 days.

The one thing I will try to do is be more adventurous in the types of quilts I make.

Unknown said...

Have you looked for a refurbished camera body? I don't know if there are reputable websites that sell them,but I bought my MacBookPro from Apple that way and am happy.

I don't resolve, but I do say everyday I will try to enjoy myself as much as I can. Last year, I resolved to lose weight,well I had stomach issues for months and did lose on what I called the "pain diet", so I guess it's true to be careful what you wish for.

Rachelle21 said...

We could not find our camera, so we went to Walmart and bought a new one. Of course, I found the old one. Now, we each have a digital camera.

My Recent Favorite Books said...

Sorry to hear about your camera!

I hope you find one that you like! =)

My New Years Resolution is to get exercise and walk more!

Aurian said...

I am so bad at New Year resolutions, so I made them a few weeks earlier. I will read more of the books already on my shelves and try to keep to a book budget. But well, I really do need all the new books of all the authors I already love and collect, right?