I have to share something. Remember when my family went to Ohio and surprised my Grandpa for his 90th birthday? A good time was had by all.
However. A small tragedy occurred as well. Oh don't worry, everyone is fine.
Except for my camera. My beautiful, fancy camera that has become like an extra appendage.
Long story short, there was an attachment on it that must have been too heavy because the lens literally fell out of the camera. At this point we think it's beyond repair and that we'll have to get a new lens - better than a whole new camera, but still a chunk of money.
I'm not too attached to a lot of material things, but I may have cried a little bit.
This camera has been around for a lot of great blogger moments - the first time I met Mandy and Nora in D.C., the first time I met Lisa and we saw the D.C. Cherry Blossoms, visiting Mandy and learning to make apple butter, going to Mount Vernon with Stephanie, even in Chicago in January it was there, braving the cold, helping me capture moments.
Why am I bringing this up now? Because Amber is visiting this weekend and it's her first time to D.C. I am beyond excited she's here and we're going to pack in lots of fun things in these few days, but I can't capture it the way I normally would. Oh sure we'll have phones, and Amber will have a camera (I'm sure Mandy will too - oh yeah, Mandy will be here as well!) but...it's just not the same.
I'm actually taking this weekend as an opportunity to enjoy the moment instead of observing from behind the lens, but don't be surprised if I tweet about going through withdrawals.
Are you attached to any material items? Are you big about taking pictures during events or do you let yourself enjoy the moment? (And if anyone wants to send me a 50 mm lens for a Canon, I'm open to that option. Kidding. Sorta).