Sunday, May 15, 2011

Some Days are Diamonds


Remember that old John Denver song, Some Days are Diamonds?




Well that's how it's been around here the past 5 days or so.




Last time I posted I was on my way to a photo shoot...my first "real" portrait shoot.




The shoot was done at a beautiful horse farm, and my subject, a friend's daughter, made my job easy.  I hope to be able to share some of those pictures with you soon.




I spent Thursday finishing up the last minute details for my art show, and processing pictures from the shoot, and life was good...very good in fact!




You could say those days were diamonds...but then Friday came, and let's just say that that day was definitely stones...literally.  Yup, I have a kidney stone!  Oh, I've had them before, just not when I was needing to do an art show!!!  Needless to say I wasn't present at the show, even after my photo appeared as the cover background for the paper's weekend edition...can you say bummer?!

And to top it all off, Blogger had major hiccups as you all know, so poof away went my post about Doug's floral demonstration!  At first it wouldn't let me create the post, and then it simply ate it...sigh!  So that will have to wait until some time this week.

For now I'm taking life very easy, and thanking my lucky stars that the attack didn't occur while at the show.  And I'm not complaining, I'm just sad it didn't work out the way I had planned.  But then you visit a few blogs, or read the news and you realize that even when days are stones, there is still a little diamond dust in every day!  

I apologize for not getting back to so many of you...Traci, Becky, Connie...the list goes on and on, but I will this week!


28 comments:

  1. So sorry to hear about the kidney stone - ouch! Your photos are beautiful - no pain there!

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  2. Oh Kat, I'm so sorry about the stones. Too bad you had to miss out on the show you so looked forward too. Stones are like that, they sneak up on you. You are the second blogger I follow that has had stones this week.
    I am recovering from kidney surgery I had this past Tuesday (lazer lithotripsy and stent) because my stones are too large again. I like your diamond/stone comparison, it is good to try and find the good in a week, moment etc.
    I go back to hospital in about two weeks and hopefully the stent can come out. Hopefully next week will be more of the diamond variety for both of us!

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  3. Sorry to hear about your kidney stone. Those are so painful. Hope you are better soon. Hugs, Marty

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  4. hope your feeling better very soon Kat....and your pictures are just beautiful as usual.

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  5. Ouch, Kat! I feel your pain, girl.

    Love your images, especially that first one with the ladybug, great capture.

    Take it easy, friend!
    Hugs,
    Anne

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  6. I love your photographs, especially the one of the horse. Kat, wishing you diamonds every day!

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  7. Well, I hope you're feeling much better, then. Glad you had some diamonds, though!

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  8. Sorry about those stones Kat...but love your diamond dust attitude! Fabulous photos as always!
    Happy week ahead I hope! :)

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  9. Just rest and get better Kat, and pet your darling puppy. Maybe farther along we'll know all about it~

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  10. Your pictures are little diamonds :-)!

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  11. Love diamond days, the ones that just sparkle in our memories. SO sorry about the stone though... ouchie wouchie and all that stuff. Sorry I haven't been here. You know, my days have just not been diamonds lately, but they will... they will.

    Di

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  12. heavens, just rest yourself! You're so right. Always a little diamond dust in every day. GREAT way to look at life.
    Brenda

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  13. I used to get so upset with my grandmother when she would ask "Well, what good happened today?" if I was bemoaning life. She, and you, are so very right..a little diamond (even dust) in every day.
    So sorry about the stone and the show. Ouch.

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  14. Oh, Kat OUCH!! I have had a kidney stone one time many years ago (knock on wood) and that was the most painful thing I have ever gone through. Worse than child birth!! I missed a week from work because I was so sick. Hope you feel better soon. Great photos. I wish you lived close by to give me pointers.

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  15. A Kidney stone?! Ack! I hope you feel better soon. Your photos in this blog were very refreshing and made me smile. They help make my days, diamond days. :)

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  16. Oh Kat! I wish all your days could be diamonds!! You poor thing-kidney stones are the worst!! Sorry about the art show. I love the photos you posted. HUGS to you!

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  17. Hi Kat! I know oh too well about kidney stones. They're terribly painful. I hope you are feeling much better! That horse portrait is just amazing, girl! :) You have an artist's eye and soul. And I'm so glad that I've discovered another John Denver fan! I adored that man and the things he sang about....I miss him and his music. ♥

    xoxo laurie

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  18. Kat,
    I know they are agonizingly painful. Feel better and don't worry about keeping up with everyone's comments!

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  19. Kat, I have them to and have had surgery for one recently so I am well aware of what they do and how they change your plans no matter what the plans may be. Do the best you can and drink, drink, drink. hugs, olive

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  20. Bless your poor
    kidney stones...that
    IS a bummer! But you
    are right; it's so very
    easy to put it all in
    perspective, isn't it?
    Be well, my friend! Maybe
    it's a sign to slow down
    and take some YOU time : )
    xx Suzanne

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  21. Hope you are back to your snappy, snappin' self right quick dearie..
    xx
    z
    oh, and OUCH!

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  22. Oh my goodness! Kidney stone, blogger crash, and you still manage a diamond attitude! That is what separates the sheeps from the goats!

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  23. I'm so sorry to hear about your kidney stones - how awful. I love your saying "there is still a little diamond dust in every day" I'm going to remember that when I'm having a less than perfect day...you're such a motivation ~ thank you, Kat!

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  24. You just have the most gorgeous images and I can't wait to see some shots from your first portrait shoot. The horse is gorgeous! I do not know how you do it, but even while dealing with stones you manage to treat us to such beauty! xo ~Lili

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  25. Oh no I'm sorry to hear that Kat. I here they are painful. Hopefully it won't slow you down too much. Your photos are gorgeous as always.

    XO,
    Rene

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  26. Hope you are feeling better Kat! NO one will be throwing stones at you tho for these gorgeous photos! Stellar!
    xo Cathy

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  27. I am sorry to hear about your kidney stones. I have heard that they are so painful. I hope you are better soon.

    Hugs,
    Tracy

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  28. OH Kat, kidney stones! So sorry you had to miss the show, too!

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