This photo was the winner for the Wildlife division of the Mid-peninsula Regional Open Space District photo contest.
I was pretty excited to get any kind of recognition for my photography. I saw the runners up. They were really nice photos. Perhaps someone should have told those fantastic photographers of birds and snakes that cute furry critters always win the day.
The irony here, of course, is that I'm feeling a whole lot more like a loser these days. Can't find a job, can't save a failing marriage, sometimes it doesn't seem like I can raise a couple of kids right either.
So, it comes down to this. I take some nice photos. I decorate some impressive cakes. I carve some killer pumpkins. I can even do a great job of managing a dugout of 12 girls and dealing with their parents. What is wrong with this picture. How is it that I have all these things I enjoy and have some talent for and yet...I can't find a job?
And this is the point where I'd tell one of my kids to quit their whining already!