Monday, November 26, 2007


I had a fabulous weekend and am very happy that leftovers should last us through this week and I'll not have to cook and clean. This is great because I have more than enough monogramming projects to keep me busy.

I had a fabulous birthday and was spoiled with all of the items on my wishlist (less the diamond earrings, as you can imagine) mostly from my darling husband (and the pooch of course). I'm blessed beyond measure to have wonderful a fabulous husband, a wonderful family, and the greatest of friends. There is nothing like feeling loved.

In addition, one of my sorority sisters had her baby girl on my birthday! How fun is that?

Oh, and UT is going to the SEC Championship--that is super exciting news for the football obsessed Southerners!

I have cash in hand for a new camera and I'm fairly certain I've decided on a Canon SD950 (for the fast shutter speed, 12.4 MPs, wide angle lens, and lithium battery). But ohmygoodness do you know how hard it is for me to make a decision? Especially an expensive decision? J has tried to order it three times and I can't seem to let him because I get all choked up about that kind of cash. Yes, I think it's worth it. But what if i drop it in the ocean and it's gone forever? Well, I guess I'm safe since I will not be at the ocean any time soon, but you get my point, right?

My photographer suggested the Canon SD800 as the best point and shoot camera so I was totally getting that one until I found the SD950 and thought I should just go for the gold since is it the SD800 and more. I should have never decided to do my own research and just ordered it to begin with. Any suggestions?

I hope you all had a fabulous and blessed weekend and are still waddling from all the turkey. Thanks so much for all the sweet friends who sent me birthday wishes, they were much appreciated.


goodtwin said...

Could you ask your photog friend about the SD950? Maybe there are things on there that you will never use, so why pay the extra money? I have an Olympus Stylus 750 All-weather camera (the little green number) that I keep in my purse. I also tucked it in my pocket while in New York. sometimes a big camera (my Canon Digital Rebel) is too bulky, say for a restaurant, so the smaller one is great for those things. Best of luck on your decision.

goodtwin said...

Best of luck on your decision. Could you ask your photog friend if there are any options on the 950 that you would be paying for that you would not use? That may make the difference. I have an Olympus Stylus 750 that I carry in my purse. I love it. (I got the little green number if you are looking it up).

Anonymous said...

Ok, so...somehow I missed that you had a birthday. Where was I? So, happy belated birthday! Also, we just bought a new camera. I don't know the name of it...but, when I get home tonight, I'll look & let you know. I really like it!

JayJenny said...

I'm so happy your birthday was fabulous, as I hoped it would be!! And your Thanksgiving too!!

Cakabaker said...

Happy Belated Birthday! If you want, I could call you and sing to you, maybe that would make up for the lateness??
I have a Minolta D5 that I love, but it sure gets heavy around your neck when you are toting it all over New York! Yeah I know, but a sling for it, which I have, I just forgot to take it with me :) Good luck on your decision making.

Kristen Miller said...

Happy late Birthday! I haven't been keeping up with everyone like I should. I'm glad to hear you had a great birthday and Thanksgiving. Sounds like you got some great gifts too! :)

About the camera...I'm pretty sure you'll always find something that could be better no matter what you get. If the 950 is just a little bit more than maybe get that one just for the heck of it. If it's alot more I'd probably stick with the 800. I mean it's not like you need more megapixels or zoom or whatever...we just get sucked in because it sounds cooler. Good luck!

Rusti said...

I have the same camera my mom mentioned (as does Jenny!!) and I love it!! It works really well - especially for a small little number that can easily fit in a pocket, purse, make-up bag, etc... I know nothing about cameras other than mine rocks :) Olympus Sytlus 700 actually is mine... mom & Jenny have the "one-step-up" from mine....

I hope you had a FABULOUS birthday!! I had a piece of aniversary - I mean - birthday cake just for you!! ;)