Bokeh, Dorian, and Holiday Talk.

Just a quick little portrait of Dorian. I was hoping to get some bokeh behind him with my 85mm lens but he just wouldn't sit in the right spot. I'm still working on getting the perfect photo but here's my first try. This image is actually really perfect for my iPhone and iPad because the time and date goes right between his ears. 

Bokeh Dorian : lafinduglobe
BW Bokeh : lafinduglobe

What is creating this bokeh, you ask? Ryan got a silver tree with LED lights from work for free. I was content on not having a tree (I don't like or have the space for holiday decor) but I do like silver and free is free. The box is thin enough that it wont be too much of a hassle to store. 

What's everyone's status on gift purchasing? I am done and the presents are wrapped! All I have to do is send out my Reddit secret santa gift by the 19th. Even the cats got presents but they received them early--we went to the CFA all breeds cat show last weekend and got them some toys. Three years ago I went and got a toy that they still use to this day, but it is on it's last limb, and I was happy to find the vendor there this year! High quality dangly toys for cheap. I think I got 5 total for $20. If I were to buy them in a store, it would have been a $80 purchase. It was a total score. I'm also waiting on a Bath and Body Works candle order. I got candles for a few co-workers (and myself.)

As far as Christmas day, I volunteered to work in the morning until 2pm. Holidays are so laid back at the nursing home. There's a lot of foot traffic but everyone is much friendlier. I honestly just chill, drink my coffee, and say hello to family members and residents. 

Other than that, I'm just getting everything in order for 2015. The first few months will be stressful with applying to nursing school. I'm excited though, 2015 should be a good year. We're even planning a proper vacation to Palm Springs/LA/San Fran, CA. We'll see. 

Documenting : Dream Journal

Dream Journal : lafinduglobe

Does anyone keep track of their dreams? I've documented them in both digital form (the iPad has a few good apps) and in various notebooks. When I saw this night sky notebook, I knew it'd be the perfect thing to keep next to my bed to document crazy dreams. 

The latest dream I wrote about happened two nights ago. I was with Ryan (my boyfriend) and we were going to get our haircuts at a new salon that we had never tried before. It was in a neighborhood that we both used to live in and our current (real life) salon resides. We parked in the parking lot and as we were walking to the door, it was raining maxi pads. They were clean pads but open and sticking to everything they landed on. They were covering the ground, trees, and building walls. It was just so bizarre and that's all I remember. It's dreams like this that I am happy to have a nice little notebook to document them in. 

As far as formatting, I just write the date, a few sentences, and then do a quick doodle of the main theme. So, for the dream above, I drew a maxi pad. For another dream I drew a tooth. These drawings may help me if I'm looking back on how many teeth dreams I've had or how many, god forbid, maxi pad dreams I've had. 

Dream Journal : lafinduglobe