weekend end

it was a long weekend
 the weather was weird
 temperatures climbed 
broke records 
made it hard
 to get into the spirit 
of the season 
of the holiday 

i left the office wednesday after lunch
did some errands on the way home
over the weekend
 we watched several movies 
we went to our friends annual christmas day dinner 
i beautified

it was a long weekend
 but a good one 

we did not buy each other gifts 
we stopped doing that a few years ago 

my sister 
who we usually see christmas day morning
was not feeling well 
she had awful laryngitis
came by on sunday

 she got toonman a ton of gift cards for netflix and iTunes
 she got me a terrific lightweight olympus with interchangeable lenses 

we got her

 an iPad air and a catball for her cats 
(sorry its such a small photo but thats what she sent)

then my friend missy stopped by
we commiserated about camera manuals
i usually do not read manuals
my feeling is
if i can't figure it out
if i cant intuit it
i shouldn't be using it

olympus is testing me and that theory
the battery is finally charged
only took an hour

 i am going to go see what i can intuit 
the manual which came with it 
refers to pages not in the manual
there's a better one online
til i print it out at the office
 i am going to wing it!