P.S. . .

I hate movies that make me cry! I watched P.S. I Love You Friday night while I worked on some projects Jarrod was working on the farm and said he'd be out late and I had some things I needed to sit down and do. Well, so much for that! I cried for a straight hour and a half! I hate that! By the time the movie was over I had a Rudolph red nose, red blood-shot eyes and a headache so bad there isn't enough Tylenol in the world to cure it! I guess it had an ok ending, but still! This is just a warning, if you haven't seen it, be prepared. You'll need an entire box of tissues a pillow and a blanket and a BIG box of chocolates (I had M&M's and it wasn't doing the trick) I had to make a batch of chocolate chip cookies to condole myself!.  And make sure your better half isn't around to see you as you morph into a sad, sobbing mess!

I am glad Jarrod called and let me know he was on his way home, so I could tidy up and clean up all my tissues strewn all over the living room, and fix my face or at the very least wipe the mascara streaks off my blotchy face.

My new digital camera. . . five years later. . .

About five years ago for Christmas, Jarrod gave me a digital camera. . . .well kind of. He gave me a picture of a digital camera and told me I could go pick one out and he would buy it for me. Well, at that time a 8 or 9 mp camera was like $400 and up! And I so (being the nice person I am) I never took him up on the offer. A couple of years ago I "borrowed" by Dad's camera and have never given it back. Ha! (my mom got him a new camera for father's day!) So,  knowing I needed a new camera (of my own) with more options,  I have been researching digital cameras for several weeks now. Determined to find the best bang for my buck.  I thought at first I wanted a digital SLR, but when I thought about it, I just wouldn't use it enough to justify the cost. Those are too big to carry in my purse all the time, like I like to do! I decided the most practical thing for me to do right now is to buy a nicer compact camera.  I knew I wanted a camera with a wide angle lens and there aren't very many in the "compact class" that has that option! I narrowed it down to two, the Sony Cybershot DSC-W170 or the Canon Powershot SD870 IS.  I did some (ok, a lot) of research on the internet and read a few (ok, a lot of) customer reviews. When it came down to it, CNET ranked the Canon as best 8 & 9 megapixel digital camera, so it was in the lead. Then I went to Sears to get some hands on perspective. I played with a few of the cameras, but I had some questions. . . so, after waiting an hour for some help, I gave up and went to Circuit City. And it must have been my lucky day because they had the Canon model I was interested in on sale! And then. . . it just keeps getting better!!. . . I found out they were selling the floor model (without a box) for $60 off the sale price!!  I don't have to tell you what I decided to do, do I?? I was in and out within a half hour with a new camera (and an extra battery and memory card)!  It has all the options I want, and lots of options that I don't have a clue how to use!  The design is a little retro, a throw-back to the first Canon ELPH's, but I love it! The only thing so far that I am not crazy about is the large screen, it shows finger prints really easy! (But I guess they are all like that) and it doesn't have a viewfinder, but who really uses that anymore anyway?!?!

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I am going to try to take some pics at Jarrod's game tonight. . . stay tuned!