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Thursday, September 10, 2009

It's all good!

I have mostly good days anyway, but today was especially good!

I often complain about my camera... the third or fourth refurbished warranty replacement.I like the camera for over ten months. A minor defect was covered under the warranty. Wish I had the broken one back. I bought it because my old one had a broken battery door that I was holding shut with a C-clamp and it was kinda big. (HP 850) Well, big or not, it was a great camera, and today I fixed it! Now a piece of strapping tape will hold the door closed. (long story) You all were so kind to say that my pictures looked great, even if they didn't. These first two pictures will show you what I meant. They are both pictures of the same pear, both with flash. The first was taken with the refurbished camera; the second was taken with my antique huge monster camera. Tell me if you can see the difference.

Which brings me to the second great thing today... my first pear of the season! Yes, this is from our pear tree. They are yummy. We don't get much fruit because we don't spray our trees. We savor the ones we get!

The third fantastic thing... Hubby couldn't wait for me to get home so he could share his news. His first green egg! They are so much richer than brown eggs. My favorite! The yolks are orange. I'll try to remember to take a picture of one cracked into a bowl. Half of the baby chicks were Araucacas or 'Easter egg' chickens. They lay colored eggs - a beautiful bluish green.
Check out the egg carton. It's what prompted me to fix the old camera. The other one wouldn't take a good picture with the writing in focus. We saved our old 'store-bought' cartons. I never noticed this before. It has a favorite scripture inside the lid! Let's just call that the fourth thing!

The fifth? I saved this for last. If you don't have arthritis or carpal tunnel, you won't appreciate this. At my two previous homes I had my favorite can opener. I was certain that I had taken it off the cabinet and brought it with me, but never found it. I've missed it for six years! I could no longer buy one locally. My FIL had one of those Pampered Chef openers that cuts the side so there's no sharp edges. It is difficult for me to use, plus you have to often crank it around twice to get it to cut.

I don't use a lot of canned stuff, so I never got around to replacing it until now. I found out that Ace Hardware had it online and would ship it to my local hardware store. Today, I used it for the second time! I love this can opener. There is nothing better on planet earth! I had the other one for many years. It stays sharp, cuts first time around, is easy on your hands and wrists, pops off and into the dishwasher, and it's 'green' for energy consumption!
My Swing-away wall-mount can opener. Hehe... I just noticed in the picture... I never put the magnet thing in place. It's still stuck there on the back end where it was in the package! It hooks in and catches the lid. Oh well, think I'll go do that now...


chicamom85 said...

I completely understand about the can opener. I never knew there were actual green eggs, that is too cool. Please take a picture of the yolk if you can. It is amazing the difference between the 2 pear pictures. I am on the hunt for a camera for me, I can't afford a lot, but I need a new one.


Grandma Nina said...

Yep, the second pear looks better. You're so handy that you can fix things like that. And I never knew there was such a thing as a green egg. Now you need some green ham.

Kim Kasch said...

I love those Easter eggs. So pretty and no dye.

Naqvee said...

the pear appears 2 be tasty!and 2nd pic is way much better! the eggs... irresistable! but i am allergic to them as soon as i eat 'em i get stomach ache! but the greenish-blue egg is very pretty and i think its a bit big than the others!

keep it up

Nancy said...

Love the green egg! Your little chicks have grown up.

AL said...

Wow! That's a high-tech can opener, I
thought my can opener is already updated but your can opener made mine very low-tech haha!

Wait, green eggs you said? I have never seen what it's yolk looks like, we have red eggs here but green eggs not so sure!

You know Lilly I don't mind if you photo looks great or not as long as I can see something and learn something from the photo.



Rae said...

Love the Dr. Seuss green egg. The scripture in the egg carton is one of my most favorites.
I use a low tech can opener too. I used to use electric ones but I hated it taking up space on my counter. Some things just can't be improved on.

DJan said...

I hardly ever use a can opener but have one of those stick-it-on-the-lid and mash it around, which would be tough to do if I had arthritis, so congrats on the can opener.

I also notice that the green egg is much larger than the others. Although I buy omega-3 certified humane eggs, the yolk is always just humdrum yellow, not orange.

It sounds like you're having a good time and doing well lately. It sure makes me happy!

Lynn said...

The difference in the cameras is amazing. We do not spray our peach tree either; however, am thinking of doing the neem oil spray this winter.
I think the neem oil is considered oraganic? Yes? No?

Never have seen a green egg, but loved to read "Green Eggs & Ham" to my son when they were little. I am tempted to get some chickens. I've been doing some reading on them.

Sounds like you've had a truly lovely day. :D