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It's not the load that breaks you down; it's the way you carry it.
-- Lena Horne

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.-- Jesus Christ

Sunday, February 21, 2010


ha ha ha....FINALLY i have some video to upload.  but it has taken FOREVER to get it ready!  yesterday, I made a conscious effort to have b-dawg help me video checking ridge's hemoglobin and changing his meds.  last night, i went to plug the camcorder into the computer, only to find out we didn't know where the usb cable was bc we have never done that with our camcorder!  so bdawg found it.  i hooked it all up....but our camcorder, while only a few years old, is old enough that not everyone was wanting a MAC back then, and the software to upload the video is only compatible with windows.  we don't have windows anything on our MAC!  thankfully, our laptop is a sony, as is the camcorder, so we were in luck. i thought.  so i got it all hooked up.  put the cd in to install the viewing program.  apparently, it was already on our computer, so that was a 10 minute waste of time. i got it all hooked up and began importing the video clips.  estimated wait time: about an hour. WHAT?  so i left to go to hobby lobby to buy some more yarn and jewelry findings to make more of these and these and these:
speaking of THAT, i wish i had a picture on the laptop of the newest turquoise endeavor- it's the hugest necklace you've ever seen! or i've ever seen, at least.
and speaking of all of that, maybe you know someone/someplace, maybe you even own someplace, that might want to sell any of this stuff?  if so, email me and i'd love to get an order ready for you! or you can become a fan of seesaw ridge productions on facebook and let me know there what you need.

okay, moving on. so i get back from hobby lobby all excited for my videos to be uploaded.  but the camcorder had shut down- battery died.  GREAT.  so i start over, and this time, it's going NOWHERE.  so i just give up, wake up this morning and start on it straight away.  while it's working it's magic, i look through my media files, and there, in all of their glory, sit TWO copies of every video except one.  WHAT?  that's ridiculous. so without further ado (well a little ado bc i'm going to actually pause right now and go enjoy some yummy breakfast burritos bdawg's been cookin' in the kitchen...)

well...that was good breakfast, but getting this video to cooperate is proving to be impossible. i've been working an hour without any luck.

i's working. or not. OH MY GOSH.  This has taken seriously since about 5 pm yesterday.  It's 11 AM today. I'm about to have a meltdown.  haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaallelujah!!!  got it!

i apologize ahead of time for a few things: 1) my zebra pajamas. 2) sawyer's even worse pajamas. 3) that my hand is blocking the view in some of the video.
make sure to pause the playlist in the bottom right of the blog screen so that you can hear the video and not the regular playlist/music.

hope it's not too "educational" (i.e....boring)


Katie said...

That was not boring! Ridge was very good through the whole thing. God Bless you!

Erin said...

Caiden watched this video with me and he was entertained the entire if it can keep the interest of a 3 year old you did great! Also is the green hat does it have a hole for your hair to go through?

Also I LOVE your pj's and you looked really good for morning! I never look like that in the am!

Praying for you!

Melanie said...

Looks like you have some good help there with Sawyer!

alisha said...

yes erin, that hat is like a headband but reaaallllly wide. it fastens with a button underneath! there are more pics of it at! i showed sawyer the pic of caden at the monster trucks- how fun!

melanie- yes, he is usually a great helper!

Lovetts said...

Ridge is such a good baby, not even crying with his poke. Sawyer is such a good brother to be so concerned and help you out. You're such a good mommy/nurse.
Fun to see the boys again!