Tired of carrying around my big Fuji camera, which I have learned to like after getting used to how it works, I bought myself a cheap little Canon Powershot A1400 with an optical viewfinder. The pictures I took last night are from the Canon, and I really have a lot to figure out about it - not satisfied with the pictures at all. Of course there is no printed matter that came with it.
This is my granddaughter, Ara, sporting her new sophisticated haircut. I love it!
This one is of Steve
And here is my Joey
Nieces Katy and Stephanie: Katy is here from NY for Christmas.
No occasion is complete without one of Donald's cakes. I'm sorry I couldn't get a really good shot at it - the top part is a figure in scrubs, the RT, and below that is a pair of "lungs" - all of it cake.
A couple more shots of Joe:
We went back to their house after the graduation which soon got pretty packed with friends and family. My brother and his wife, and two of their sons came up from Livermore, and it was certainly good to see them again.
Unfortunately I'm not at the top of my game and didn't get any pictures of my d-i-l Sarah, who made innumerable sacrifices so that Joe could accomplish what he did. Jeannie and Donald were there, as well as Steve's wife Megan, my sister Amy, and of course, all the little kids.
I came home before the cake was cut but Donald promised to save me some. Next up is that Joe has to take the state board exam, and the job interviews.
I'm debating whether or not to go for one last strenuous workout at the gym. I think I might do it, and then crash for the rest of the day. I wish I had an appetite because tomorrow I'll be drinking only black coffee, water, and juice.
A word about spam: I have been inundated with spam comments, all supposedly for one particular blog entry I made back at the end of September. Now I just got a spam comment for a recent blog, and I wonder if there will be more to follow. I tried to see if I could just delete the offending blog entry but there doesn't seem to be an option to do that. I guess I just put up with it, and I wish I understood the motivation for people to send the spam to begin with. Do they really think I will click on their link? Spam, breach of credit card info at Target, mail fraud, etc. Where does it end, or does it end at all. It looks like it will continue to be a problem. I have decided to get cash from the credit union ATM and not use my debit or credit cards unless it is a place I trust.