My camera has no batteries. It takes 4 AA batteries and I have a bad habit of leaving the camera on after downloading my pictures to the computer, so I end up draining the batteries unintentionally. I am disturbed by how full my "used battery" bag has gotten since Baby V came along. In my life, I try to "reduce, reuse, and recycle." It’s not as much fun as "outwit, outplay, outlast," but there you have it. I have become an over-consumer of batteries. We have a charger and some reuseable batteries, but I must be doing something wrong, because they don’t work.
The point is, I haven’t taken any pictures in almost a week and I miss it. For example, right now there is a woodpecker with a little red crest on top of its head trying to go after the century old oak tree in my front yard. The cats are enthralled, making little chortling noises deep in their throats and the pair of little birds that nests in our porch light every spring is flying around tittering their discontent at this intruder so close to their precious nest. These are fantastic photo opportunities!
And of course, everything Baby V does is adorable and photo-worthy. Last Thursday, we sat on the bedroom floor and pulled out all of the hand-me-down clothes I have packed away because they are way too big yet. She sat in colorful piles of floral dresses and striped leggings and shrieked with joy. Fantastic photo-op, but alas, no batteries in the camera.
It’s a gorgeous day today. I previously wrote that "everything" Baby V does is adorable. Let me amend that as I attend to her whining/wailing. She is done entertaining herself for today.