Well, I think I'm in the dog house. I've been talking about buying myself a new camera for a few weeks, but Rob didn't seem to think that I was serious. (That or he just thought I'd stop talking about it.) None of our discussions went very well, most likely because the new camera that I wanted is a Canon Rebel XTi, Digital SLR, which runs around $900. If you get it with the really good lens, the price jumps to $1200. And if you buy a second telephoto lens, like I did, the price jumps up even more. I've had some money sitting in a couple of savings accounts for years, money that I started saving even before we were married, that I decided I wanted to use.
So anyway, today I went out and bought it. I was getting tired of taking pictures of B and having them be blurry or half of her head as she moved out of the frame, etc., etc., etc. So I got this camera, with a much faster shutter speed, better lens, and all that. We'll see what happens.
But when Rob got home, we were talking, going through our days, and then as we were finishing up dinner, I sprung it on him. He was not happy, but that's life. I'm sure we will end up having another argument about it sooner, rather than later, but we'll see what happens. As it is, he has to get up early tomorrow morning, so he went to bed early. It's almost midnight and I'm still up cause I was watching t.v. and then the news. Like I said, we'll see what happens.
In the long run, I'm sure he'll mellow out about the whole thing. But right now, I think he's upset that I spent the money (and I don't disagree, it is alot of money), and I know he thinks that I'm being selfish spending it on "me," even though I'll be using it for B and taking pictures of us, but still.
So for now, I guess I'll ride it out in the dog house. In the meantime, I'm taking an online course for Photoshop Elements 5.0, which I'm going to use to improve my pictures even more. Of course, I got the camera out and was playing with it today, just waiting for Brooklyn to do something cute. As usual, she waited until the camera was turned off and put away. But that's life.