Waving to Sian and the other Monday memo makers! I thought for sure I'd be without any mail to share since we're still in Chicago, but then I remembered that thanks to Amazon Prime, I've received two pieces of mail this week. Of course, I think they're interesting because I ordered them!
On top of the book is a new memory card reader. My old one is at least five times bigger, and I haven't traveled with it in years. Tracy's laptop has a memory card slot so I was using it, then transferring the images to my laptop to edit or post them. Last week I wondered if perhaps there might be a better answer, and here it is. It cost all of $7-8, and works like a charm.
The book I ordered on Saturday night and it arrived early this morning. John Berger passed away recently, and last week I read two blog posts about him here and here. I was so interested that I decided I wanted (and needed) to read it. I've decided to put a bigger focus on photography this year after backing off during 2016. Although Berger's book deals primarily with paintings much of what he writes about can be applied to photography as well.
Thanks for all your comments and emails wondering how Sarah and Hannah are doing. Both are doing well. It will be a while yet before Sarah gets her energy back, but considering where we were two weeks ago today, it's been a quick recovery. Caleb is quite smitten with his baby sister and is very affectionate.
Today was Caleb's "friends" birthday party. His fifth birthday was mostly spent at a friend's house since that was the day Hannah was born, and Sarah had her second surgery. Today he hosted 14 friends at a "Jump Zone," a wild place with inflatable bouncy houses and slides. Let me just say, the five year olds were in heaven!
The birthday boy on his way home. It was the perfect day for a party---cold, wet, and dreary---even the parents were glad to have a place for their kids to run around for an hour or so. Caleb had both sets of grandparents there today as Adam's parents are here for three days on their way to England. As amazing as it was that Hannah was born on Caleb's birthday, Adam's sister who lives in England had her third child the day before Hannah was born. Lots of excitement in this family!