Monday, October 25, 2010


What I didn't mention in yesterday's post... was that no sooner had we begun visiting with our new granddaughter... that my dear hubby (henceforth referred to as BAJ...Beyond Awesome Jim-- a moniker a friend christened him with)...started to get extreme pain with an oncoming kidney stone.
Now ... BAJ is no stranger to kidney stones. In fact... he has gotten them many times over the last several years... and is now considered a "kidney stone former" ... by the medical people.

So... after visiting with family for a couple of hours... we promptly went to the ER. A liter of IV fluid and about 20mg of morphine later... he still hadn't produced the evil stone that was plaguing his insides. Now.. the good news is that he is usually able to pass them on his own given enough time and enough fluids in his system. The bad news... is that it hasn't happened yet... so who knows when/if the blasted little thing will come out.
If not... there may be a CT in his future.

For today's post... I was going to include some photos from our hospital adventures. ... but they seemed kind of superfluous. Today was all cold and windy... the kind of day when you want to just snuggle up in a quilt with a good book. And so... that is essentially what we did today (in addition to giving BAJ his regular doses of medications).

I had no idea what to do as my photo for the day... and so I began experimenting with layers of photos that I took today around the house. Both of the photos on today's post are the results of several layers of photos being sandwiched together to form a single photograph. This is not a new technique... and one that Photoshop and several other programs are famous for. However, it is a technique that I have been playing around with for a few months. I like the whole concept of being able to more eloquently tell stories with photographs... and this kind of layering allows the photographer to add more depth and detail.... more tales for the telling...

*photos by Elaine A. Russell