Friday, July 15, 2011

Todays my Birthday!!!

You know what is great about today.  I thought I was going to be 48 yr old and yesterday I realized I was only going to be 47. LOL, that was awesome and Im so excited.   You know what else is awesome.  My husband bought me a new camera base.  The canon 60D.  Im hoping that the increase in shutter speed will help with my action shots.  Most of my action shots have to be in full sun or they are blurry.  So Im going from a shutter speed of 1/4000 to 1/8000.  My Iso can now go up to 6400 instead of 1600.  Im going from 10mpx, to 18 mxp.  Whoohoo, maybe I will stop washing miley out.  The battery is charging right now.  The only down side is, it isnt sunny today.  Booooo. 
Yesterday I drove to Walterboro and met my mom for lunch. We ate at Cracker Barrel and then went thur the little town and did some antique shopping. Well , we didnt buy anything we just laughed at all the prices of things my mom  either has or use to have and we should have kept.

On Wednesday I drove up to a place that I will be going to for a trial next week.  I wanted to get Miley on the table there.  Im not sure its really helpful but it cant hurt. It is hurting me, sitting in the freaking car for 8 hours, so I hope it works.  A friend was there and was very nice to video my runs.  I worry all the time that Miley is hurt. Why did she drop that bar??  Its really its an obsession which probably isnt healthy. LOL  So the first little clip is of her in full extension on  a jump. That looks good.  To bad she slipped in the weave pole twice while I was there and now I think she might be sore. So no activity except walking for the next week.   She missed her first a-frame contact by jumping off so I did correct this. One thing I noticed on the video, I look relaxed to the first table. But when I ran the whole course, I dont looked relaxed.  Iim going to have to work on that.  Plus, I think Miley is slowing down trying to figure out what I want and trying be correct.  Im not sure if thats a bad thing or not.  Im hoping I can speed her up as we get more comfortable running at trials.
Here is this weird house that I pass going to and from this trial site.  I think its a car dealer. There are all these doors on the front of the building but no porches. Plus the way they added that top part looks dangerous.


Sara said...

You are dedicated to drive that far! Miley's table performance looked great.

What a great birthday gift! I always curse my 1600 ISO limit. Always wishing I could up it.

Jules said...

Happy birthday! That's nice to find out you are a year younger than you thought! :) Hopefully Miley is fine.

Reilly / Bree said...

Happy Birthday - ah to 47 again !!! Hope you have a great day!

Ricky the Sheltie said...

Great birthday present! I am sure you will love it. You and Miley look awesome in the video!

onecollie said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Have a good one, you're just a spring chicken :) :)

Kathy said...


hope you have a really great birthday, sounds like you got an AWESOME gift. ;-)

Hard after having a dog with an injury to not worry a lot, I even worry with Cricket, who has never had any problems (knock on wood) but after having Breeze.....I just know how quickly things can change so I do take injuries and keeping them healthy so much more seriously, it is always in the back of my mind. It is something I am working on.

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday! What an awesome gift you got. You are so dedicated to drive Miley up to practice the table.

I know the thing about the injury. The other day at class Hannah knocked a bar and I was freaking out, thinking that she hurt herself. Over one knocked bar!? I am such a worrier like that.


Sophie said...

Happy Birthday! I think you and Miley look great in your run!

Dawn said...

Happy Birthday to YOU!!!!! Looks like a fun day, too bad it was so far away! Love her on the table!!

Elayne said...

Happy Birthday! I keep forgetting how old I am as well which I suppose is one of the fun parts about getting old and forgetful.

Lian said...

Happy Belated Birthday! I am sure you will enjoy your birthday present. Canon 60D, WOW! Looking forward to some great action shots!