Heaven Help My Readers





Let this be a lesson to all of you:  Think before you post in anger.  On Christmas Eve, I posted The Grinch Is Alive and Well, and Living at My Place of Employment because no one in my office had received the annual Christmas bonus.  As it turns out, my boss was “very busy” that week and simply “forgot” that the bonus is traditionally given out before Christmas and not after.  At any rate, the situation has been resolved.  The bonuses were issued this week and were quite generous.

In addition, Santa was very good to me.  Santa (a/k/a my 3 girls and their significant others) brought me the digital point-and-shoot camera that I had asked for so that I can now take my very own pictures for this blog.

Wonderful, artistic pictures – like this:


Or like this:



And pictures of Puppy Cody, like this:



Or like this:



OK, so maybe I’d better read the manual, and play with the camera bit more before I actually publish any photos.

[BTW, this camera has a “Beauty” setting – I can hardly wait to take a selfie and then “beautify” it so that I wind up looking like a 21-year-old fashion model!  Woo-hoo!]

For now, I’ll continue to use Flickr.com for most of my post pictures – but just wait!  A photographic genius is in the making, and you are invited to join me in my newest endeavor.  I know you’re all eagerly anticipating Cordelia’s Mom: The Photographer.


I love to hear from my readers.  You may comment on this post, comment on my Facebook or Twitter pages, or email me at cordeliasmom2012@yahoo.com or notcordeliasmom@aol.com


Images (such as they are) for this post are all by Cordelia’s Mom

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47 Responses to Heaven Help My Readers

  1. Paul says:

    Very nice CM. I especially enjoyed the pictures of your shoes, fingers, furniture, and of course part of Cody. Looking forward to future pics of equal or greater quality. Bwahahaha!

    Hope your New Year is wonderful!


  2. Victo Dolore says:

    Excellent photo of your finger. 😉 And woohoo for belated Christmas bonuses!


  3. socialbridge says:

    Enjoy falling in love with the camera.


  4. EpicGran says:

    Hahaha… I guess posting in anger is a bit like “drunk dialling” Glad you got your bonus and many happy hours with your new toy.


  5. I like your sense of humor and look forward to your portfolio!


  6. Nicole Roder says:

    Happy New Year to you! Enjoy your camera!


  7. Elyse says:

    Happy Nnew Year!!!!


  8. OMG, I am rolling looking at your pictures…and it’s even funnier to me because I have a friend who is NOTORIOUS for doing similar images…and we always joke about how she needs to come and be my second on shoots. 😀 I can now put you on that list!

    PS…glad you got your bonus!!! 🙂


    • I gotta tell you, it wasn’t all that easy to take those “mistakes” – the new cameras are designed to compensate for errors. I was especially pleased that I was able to get that cut-off selfie on the first try inasmuch as the view screen was on the other side of the camera. 🙂


      • I am going to be totally honest with you…I have never EVER taken a successful whole-face selfie with a real camera. I don’t do a lot of selfies (unless I’m in the dentist chair, of course, haha), but when I do? I have to use my tablet or phone, simply because I have to see what I’m putting in the frame. 😉

        I love these…I really do!

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  9. Doobster418 says:

    Maybe your boss read your angry post, felt bad, and decided to do something about it. Ah, the power of the press (or WordPress). Anyway, I’m glad you got your bonus, sprung for the camera and now, if you can just figure out how to frame your pictures and get your finger out of the way, no doubt you’ll become an excellent photographer in 2015.


    • Naw, if my boss was reading my blog, I probably would have been fired after my real estate stories. I’m just glad he finally “remembered” that bonuses were in order.

      As soon as it stops snowing and gets up past 5 degrees, I plan to start taking outdoor photos. Can’t hardly wait.


  10. Susan says:

    Glad to hear you got your bonus. Enjoy getting to know your camera. It’s always fun learning to play with a new toy, and it’s something we never grow out of. I’ve had my digital camera for three years now and still manage to take pictures of my feet…


    • I actually had a little difficulty getting just the right angle for that sneaker shot! Sometimes intentional “mistakes” are harder to shoot than real pictures. Thanks for reading, and commenting.


  11. Archon's Den says:

    Was that your ‘talking to cab-drivers’ finger? 😉 Cody looks a little better behind your finger, than behind the fence.


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  13. ~ Sadie ~ says:

    Looking forward to your pics, as you continue to hone your skills! Glad you got the bonus, too! 🙂


  14. Happy new years to you too 🙂


  15. lbeth1950 says:

    Good post. Thanks for following Nutsrok.


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  17. Dan Antion says:

    Enjoy the camera!


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