Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The big shopping day

Ah yes, this is the day Cliff's Social Security shows up in the bank, so we will go for our big monthly shopping spree.  Most of the $280 I allow for groceries each month will be gone today.  
Yesterday morning I took the pictures you see in the previous entry and stuck the camera in the pocket of my housecoat.  We headed out for our walk, my camera still in my pocket (yes, I do walk in my housecoat; it's another advantage of living in the sticks).  
When we got back to the house, I tossed a load of clothes into the washing machine and, seeing there was room for something else, I removed my robe and put it in with the rest of the stuff.  You've already seen the problem, haven't you?  
About forty-five minutes later I thought of a picture I wanted to take, and when I couldn't find my camera, I realized what I'd done.  
I can't live without my camera!  
Since today is our big shopping day, I ordered the same model camera to be delivered at Walmart.  I can pick it up today.  
I posted on Facebook that I had laundered my camera (some wise-guy said, "No more dirty pictures, eh?") and my ex-daughter-in-law messaged me that she has a Nikon Coolpix she bought thinking she would use it, but she doesn't.  I can have it.  
So we'll be going past Kathy's house today, and I'll tell the folks at Walmart that I don't need that camera after all.  I'll be getting used to another kind of camera, but since it'll save me $100, I'm willing to try.   


I took this picture of Bonnie the other day as I was lounging in the pasture, leaning against Jody as she lay down.  My daughter works at a photo-lab where several people who know photography were impressed with the shot.  So Rachel removed the flies from the cow's face and someone else boosted the color.  If you want a hilarious desktop picture for your computer, this one will fill the bill.  Click on the picture to make it larger, right-click to download it, and try it for yourself.  You won't be sorry, and you will be looking at Bonnie every time you fire up your computer.  I laugh when I see it.    

9 comments:

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Sorry you washed the camera...I guess we've all washed something we shouldn't have in the past. Most of the time I wash Kleenex that have been left in a pocket. Messy but not expensive. Hope the new one works out for you. Have fun shopping today!

nerves05 said...

I like the pic of Bonnie.. It also almost looks as if she has a white heart in the middle of her head.
Those Jersey Cows have the sweetest looking faces..
Sorry to hear about your camera..
I'd been kicking my self in the butt for that one.

Hollie said...

Sorry about your camera!! So sweet of the ex-daughter-in-law to give you her camera!! I hope you love it!!

I love the picture of Bonnie!!!Thanks for sharing!!

Sheila Y said...

Love the pic...ha. Sorry about your camera, hope the Nikon works great for you. Take care, Sheila

Sheila Y said...

Love the pic...ha. Sorry about your camera, hope the Nikon works great for you. Take care, Sheila

Mrs. L said...

As soon as I saw the picture of Bonnie, I wondered if you realized what a great shot it was -- and yep, you did. It's really fun.

nerves05 said...

She is now my wallpaper here at work... She is to cute.

Love it.

Melissa Wiggins said...

Bonnie takes a great portrait -- and looks so wise. I understand both about walking in your housecoat and washing the camera -- two stunts I may not have pulled but very well could. MGW

Margaret said...

Bonnie looks like a cartoon cow!! Love it. :)