Friday, February 6, 2009

Waiting For The Shoe To Drop

"I went to the doctor, I went to the mountains,
I looked to the children, I drank from the fountains"
-Closer to Fine, Indigo Girls

And so far, I don't have strep or mono. So that's good news, but I'm still waiting to hear about dying from a terminal disease, via all the blood tests they're (the doctor's office)going to run. The Professor (my 1st born) has been sick with a sore throat and fever this week, which apparently is sweeping the public schools in this area. I'm wondering if my recent brush with death wasn't this virus; so does that mean I'm the girl who cried "Wolf!", or rather, "I'm dying, can you make dinner?"

Maybe, unintentionally. I could still be dying, you know.

So to while away the hours, waiting by the phone, I decided to edit some pictures I took while up in Virginia last month. Bea, Ms. Q, my sister-in-love, and myself all headed up to the Tidewater area to stay at the flawless B&B known as Bea's parents' house. It's a gorgeous place, right on the river, and just watching the sunset with a glass of Pinot Noir in hand was exactly what the doctor ordered.

I ran some of my favorites through the colored pencil filter in Photoshop and put them up here side by side, so you can see the transformation. I love that filter!
Well, at least I tried to place them side by side - Blogger doesn't always do what it's told, as you can see!

If you want to see some more awesome pictures of this part of the world, check out The Bantering Bibliocrat's month of photos going on right now. I've always loved and expected a certain dry wit from Gene, but his pictures, his way of looking at things is just wonderful. Check him out, and tell him Becky sent you!


Gypsy said...

Lovely! And I hope you don't have leprosy or something.

P.S. My word verification word is "reerwili." Tell me that didn't make you giggle. Rear willie? Pah!

FairiesNest said...

Way to go, bumpin' the Bibliocrat! Drop him some puns while you're there, he LOVES a pun! (and his pictures are marvelous!)

FairiesNest said...

...and hey! I wanna go next time!!!

flutter said...

if you have ebola or something, I will still love you :)

honestly, if you need anything you know where to find me

Chanda (aka Bea) said...

Lovely pictures! And yes, it was a wonderful time - If I squint I can pretend I actually live there, and not just go to visit.

At the risk of needing another bartender joke; "everything will be okay"..... so, do you wanna smack me now?

How bout now?

Csquaredplus3 said...

Yes. I suppose you could still be dying. I know. But, I hope you're not.

Beautiful pictures, and that glass of Pinot Noir while watching the sunset is a prescription I need too.

Keep resting...

Vodka Mom said...

love the pics.

hope you're not fucked.


Arizaphale said...

1) we are all dying. just sayin'

2) My bet is hyperthyroidism. You mentioned a goiter and then you mentioned feeling 'a little crazy'?
I've had two friends go down with the same symptoms. If it is, it's easily treated (usually) with hormones or something. What would I know. (no question mark needed)

Niiiiiice pictures though. nice to have a bit of photo-therapy to help you through the day. Oh and Bea? Loved the one about the bartender hahahahahahahahah

Bantering Bibliocrat said...

Very cool fotoshoppin' there. and thanks for the kind plug, b. pay no attention to your sister - i've never punned in my life. it's all oralgami

San Diego Momma said...

Gorgeousness. That sunset alone is soul soothing.

I do hope you're feeling better soon, and of course, not dying.

We've got the Plague sweeping through our home and I have resisted going to the doc, so let me know what you have and I'll just assume I have it too and adopt the same treatment plan.

Bekah said...

i danced a few for you this weekend, under the stars of Pune. no kidding, in India, they spin primarily tunes from the US, from the life and times of me, you and other groove lovin' babes.

i hope you keep feeling better. i love seeing through your eyes.

thanks for sharing.

and, um... well some of us practice dying... ask me in person, i guess. :)

living it up with the Beatles in my head phones.... moi

A Free Man said...

Love that Indigo Girls song - so inspiring! And the photos as well. I really hope you're not dying! ;)

Ben and Bennie said...

Don't you love Photoshop! Those filters are great. And now I know where you've been lately. The same place we've the doctor and another...and another...

Maggie, Dammit said...

OH sweet jesus vodkamom made me snort.

(I love you. I'll be thinking about you. Everything will be OK.)


Anonymous said...

That edit with the sun all blocked out . . . one could go on for hours on the philosophical implications of that one.

Lovely stuff, my friend.

BlackenedBoy said...

Wait, why are you getting blood tests? I haven't checked up on you in so long. I hope that everything's okay.