Hello all! I hope you are enjoying this holiday season so far. I am trying my best to stay positive. I took some vacation time from work because this is my favorite time of year. Two days into my time off I realized my refrigerator and freezer had completely died and I had to throw away every single item. Every day since then has been waiting for maintenance people. The refrigerator doors had to be switched around because they opened the wrong way for my kitchen set up. Also, while trying to get the new refrigerator in place it was discovered the cabinets above are beginning to fall.
My kitchen and dining room are in disarray. All I want is to put everything back together, but I can’t yet. This is definitely not what I planned for my time off. At least I finally was able to go get some new groceries, so I can eat more than soup and crackers. 🙂
Through all of this, I have been reminding myself there could be much worse things to deal with and that this time of year isn’t about me. I can choose to still have joy.
So there, now that I have finished my rant of the day, I actually wanted to share some things from November. In November I was sent by one of my Facebook friends a seven day black and white photo challenge. It was only for fun, it didn’t need to be anything fancy or professional. This was alot of fun for me because I love playing with pictures. I also had been invited by Katzenworld to do a guest blog post about my sweet Cino. So, I combined sharing the news and the black and white photo challenge by creating the image below. Be sure to read all of the headline snippets too. 🙂
The post will be published in late December. I will share it on my blog once it is published on Katzenworld.
Below is a slideshow with a few of the photos from the black and white photo challenge. I did not take the the picture of the little girl (I cheated a little bit). It is a picture of my niece and I just really wanted to share it. Oh and by the way, the picture of the snow in front of the building is from a snow storm we had in 2011. It was unbelievable how high it piled up as you can see from the photo, just look at it against the building.