In May of of 2010 I got a new dSLR and I was feeling super inspired. Really, in a lot of ways, with my newly short hair and camera, I was feeling reborn. It was the first time things felt really normal, or even a little exciting, after my dad died.
In December we went back to Disney World, we drove all the way to Florida. It was probably my favorite of our 3 trips there.
In February 2011 we had an amazing blizzard. Super rare in Oklahoma, so we were snowed in for over a week, and it was really fun. I also taught myself how to crochet that week, and it became one of my favorite things to do for the next several years.
There are a lot of words I have about a lot of things, but they sort of well up inside me and spill out in emails to my best friend or drunkenly onto my pillow while Shaun & I snuggle doze another rewatch of Star Trek: The Next Generation. I have a lot photos to accompany these words. I guess it’s okay if you’re lifing it up and forget to write about it, but it sure is fun, in the breaks between photoshoots and dental appointments, to look at your pretty, wordpressed scrapbook and feel the warm fuzzies of a good reminiscence. Let’s do this again.
Being a mildly lactose intolerant vegetarian at a State Fair is tough, vegan even tougher, but for the past several years we have been lucky enough to enjoy as our main meal of the day these Spinach & Black Bean Burritos (hold the cheese & ranch sauce) from Tad’s Bodacious Burritos, located on the median by the livestock arena. I will admit that I delve into the dairy at the state fair, I also have a soda or two, things that I don’t do often, but cheese is one of my biggest enemies and for some reason desserts are kind to me, maybe it’s psychological, needless to say, I followed my vegan(-ish, I hesitate to call anything at the state fair truly vegan, if you’re particularly strict about it at all) burrito up with a very not vegan caramel apple.
Photo by my husband, Shaun.
Because it’s a school night, and the hours are quite short, we always leave before the pageant ends, and don’t see who won until the following year. Such suspense!
We’ll return to the fair on Saturday because there’s so much to do, see and eat (onion blossoms, apple fritters, and funnel cake are on my list, as well as another burrito) that we could not possibly fit it into one short evening. Saturday has another of my favorite attractions, the sugar art show. We get to stand in a long and confusing line and look at practically inedible delights!