Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Fat Cat

This is our tabby cat, Fat Cat. The boy's named him. I think they did a good job naming him. If you could only see this cat in real life. He's only about 18 months old and he's male. When people see him they say, "Is she pregnant?" Uh, nope, that's just his fat rolls, LOL.

We really couldn't have asked for a better cat for our sons. He was raised with a German Shepard and a 2 year old little girl. We adopted him this past December. From day one he's never clawed at or been mean to the boys. You can only imagine the torture this poor cat goes thru with a 5 year old and almost 2 year old. They chase him, lay on him, pick him up, pull his tail, poke his ears. The cat just lays there and takes it. Sometimes he even purrs. ;-)

Monday, April 28, 2008

Project Green. Take Three and Four.

So, I decided to have a green photoshoot in my backyard. I mean, I've got all this lush, green grass out there so I might as well see what I can get out of it. Well, as you can see my son wasn't having anything to do with my photoshoot.

He actually loves to be the center of my attention. And, for the most part he's happy pose in front of my camera. On this particular day, he just wasn't having it. It was too sunny and bright he said. (insert eyeroll here)

I also have this beautiful bush that recently flowered. It is pretty, don't you think?

Project Green. Take Two

So, the first thing that came to my mind when I thought 'green' was this:

Now, taking the shot wasn't as easy as I hoped. The 'natural' lighting in my garage was non-existant. I suppose I could have drug the recyable bin outdoors to get better lighting, but that would have been too easy. ;-) I had to use my flash, which ever since I got my new fancy, dancy camera I avoid using the flash at all costs. I love natural lighting and I love how crisp and clear the pictures look without the false light.
I've got some other 'green' shots I'll be sharing in the next few days. Even though a new task won't come out until the end of May, I plan on keeping my very own project green alive until then.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Project Green. Take One.

Not only is this a photo for my new found blog, Anna's Photo of the Day, but it's also from a previous assignment I had for 'Leading Lines'. This was taking from the tree in my front yard. I love looking at other people's photographing, seeing thier ideas and creativity. I'm looking forward to more Project Green and to see what new assignments come our way. Thanks for the inspiration, Anna.
Okay, so yes, my main intentions for this page were really just a place to keep and post some photos. I'm not a writer nor am I a good story teller. I am so NOT a blogger. ;) But, lucky for you, I've got a lot weighing on my mind right now and I really need to get it off my chest. Where better than here, right? we go!

As a lot of my close friends know, Kris just recently took a new job with an up and coming company in Addison. The company sells/installs water sensors on golf course irrigation systems, large corporate landscaping, municipal parks, etc. The sensor sends a message that the grass needs watering and/or has enough water and shuts off the irrigation so there is no overwatering. The whole concept is very smart and potentially can lead into great things because of how America is turning everything 'green' and environmentally friendly.

When Kris took the job on he was given a base salary, plus commissions on all new sales the company has. While they were in 'talks and negotiations' they pretty much told Kris they had 4 or 5 courses up and coming that they've almost 'sold' the product too and they had many meetings set up with courses in Las Vegas and Houston. Well, 60 days into the new job Kris is now learning they weren't really telling the truth. There's not really too much lined up and the product is harder to sell than he originally anticipated because it is so new.

Kris still believes in the company and he still believes that once it takes off, it will really take off. It's just that we were really hoping those commissions would be coming in much sooner. Bills are tight and raising this family is expensive. Each and every little commission that comes in will only help us pay down debt and save for a new house we so desperatly need. It will also allow me to finally quit this part-time job that I have. The question is now, how long does he stay and give them a chance? 6 months? A year?? I suppose only time will tell for now.