So, let me fill you all in on the more interesting things that happened this semester. Well, as you know, Naomi and I (aka Plaid Plain Productions) have been working on a little web series for the majority of the semester. We had a few setbacks in recent weeks, such as water spilling *under* Naomi's laptop (that would be me) and busy schedules. However, we just finished filming the last episode on Friday, and I must say that I am so happy to be done with that project. I think we were a bit ambitious to choose a web series as our fist real project.
For now, we are going to focus on doing some more writing for potential future projects and doing some short videos. I want to buy a DSLR camera so that we can work on our cinematography skills. One of the videos we would like to do would require us being outside part of the time, and my iPhone will not stay on the tripod. I would prefer not to break my phone or have wobbly videos.
Does anyone have any suggestions on what type of camera I should get? I have been looking at a Canon Rebel t3i. Does anyone want to buy me one? No? Well, I'll just have to use all the Christmas and birthday money I've saved up for it.
Speaking of my mother, life has been pretty rough for her the past few months. Annabelle, one of her cats (the one who was so sweetly trying to curl up in my arms while I was typing a few minutes ago) scratched mom's leg a few months ago. It became infected with cellulitis, which is a very aggressive, difficult to treat bacterial infection. She has been going through rounds of antibiotics for three or four months, but it keeps coming back. She was even put on IVs of antibiotics and hospitalized for several days, but it still came back. Mom thought she had been cured about a week ago, but then the infection came back. So, now she is on IVs again and this time they put the catheter in her thumb on her dominant hand. She's struggling a bit.
I went home to Marysville on Thursday so that I could take Mom to her appointment with a specialist in Topeka on Friday. Even though part of the day was spent in a doctor's office and the majority of the rest of it was spent trying to finish a paper, I enjoyed my time with her. We went and ate at a really good Indian restaurant called Monsoon Grill, which was nice because it was a bit out of the ordinary. We don't have any Indian places in Hays. I didn't know that Mom liked Indian food, but she said that she likes curry; after all, she was married to a Pakistani man and lived next to a mosque for a while.
So, there's an update. I'm just hanging out in Marysville with a family for a while. It's good to see them and get out of Hays.