Monday, March 31, 2008
Sunday, March 30, 2008
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Friday, March 28, 2008
Monday, March 24, 2008
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Yes, eventually, the sun will come out! I am posting this picture...again..it was posted previously in my long lost blog...Just wanted to see it up on the silver screen again..and share it with you of course! So funny, that when I took this picture..it was a beautiful sunny day.. The sky was that robins' egg blue that goes on forever..yet seems like one piece of pretty construction paper at the same time. This picture just downloaded this way. I didn't change anything...but it certainly is deceptive as to how that day actually looked!
Monday, March 17, 2008
Thursday, March 13, 2008
My family....my mom, stepfather, real father, spouse, sons..ect...every single one of them. I love them all, no matter if they speak to me or not, if they are living or gone. There is a reason for everything and I try to believe that god doesn't give us anything we can't handle..thus the non-speaking siblings! Nobodys family is perfect, if they are, they are hiding something! Mine is not perfect. Something would be wrong if everything was right!
The beauty of the earth......nature I mean...One of the greatest gifts we have is this beautiful earth that god has given us. He must have loved us so much to make it for us. Only god could have a hand in the beauty of a clear blue day, the green color of the grass, the sparkle of the snow. I am repeatedly in awe of it. Take a minute and look around..and really see what is here for us...
A run with my dogs. It keeps me sane. I love to see the joy they have running free. I love to challenge myself and try to climb the highest hill, go faster, run longer...and make myself stronger.
My job...I am truly blessed to have one.
My house...ditto number 4.
Books....could eat them up one by one if only I had more time...I am ready three right now!
A glass of wine.....preferrably Australian...nothing else to say about that!
My sons...a subtopic of number one....I love them so much...and am so lucky to have them in my life.
My husband...I have a husband who loves me and treats me as an equal.
The smell of fresh cut grass...
need I say more.
My mom....another subtopic of number one...she set an example for me with her strength. She was a young mother...but I always felt we were her priority. She was always someone to come home to. She worked so hard to make a warm, safe home for us. I love her to pieces.
My stepfather......who help provide for three children that weren't even his!
My stepdaughter......who is the most wonderful young women I have ever met. I am so proud of her and the person she has grown to be.
My dogs......they are my friends, my running partners, my partners in crime...and most importantly...they cuddle up close on a cold night!
My father....who passed away at the age of 35. I am thankful for the happy memories I have of him....and the quiet talks in my mind I still have with him, and for the thought that he looks down from heaven and is able to see his grandchildren he was never able meet while on this earth.
My move to Arkansas..yeah, sounds weird..but I would never have learned a little more about people if I hadn't done that....I still miss it to this day.
The short time I spent working at hospice in Arkansas....I learned so much about strength, hard work, caring, love and family....throught the staff and the patients I worked with.
My laptop and the worldwide web...obviously.
The quiet hour or so in the morning before anyone else is up....I am all alone with my thoughts..and yes, my laptop.
The hard times I have been through...they made me what I am today.
ok..now it is your turn!
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
So anyways...I was so refreshed when I walked out the door of the hospital today...I work from 7am to 7pm...almost 7am to 7am today..my replacement was sick..luckily that worked out okay. Back to the subject..so it is now fairly light out when I leave work..love it! My newest habit is having a camera in tow..whenever I can remember to bring it with me. I hate it when I see something so awe inspiring and just want to capture it but can't! Thus my new friend...digi. On the way home, the first night I have worked since the time change, I fell in love with the colors of the sky...different shades of pale blue..with faint shades of light here and there..with trees and buildings in the foreground. It resembled a watercolor picture, only millions of times better. We are so lucky...all the god given and ever changing colors that this world offers the sighted! I took about five or six shots of the skyline on the way home...mostly while still in my car..through the windshield. I digitally...only slightly..enchanced the above photo..didn't want to stray too far from the stunning original.
My challenge to you is to see the world as you are going home from work...or the store..or somewhere. See it as it is changing each second...each foot you move..each mile...and be happy that you have that.
Monday, March 10, 2008
Sunday, March 9, 2008
Friday, March 7, 2008
So maybe with some thought today..you can find that place..it may take a day or two..but when it does..keep it in the corner of your mind..to use on "one of those" days!
Thursday, March 6, 2008
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Saturday, March 1, 2008
and which one do you like better..top or bottom?
This is one of my favorite necklaces I ever made. Unfortunately..well depends on how you look at it...someone bought it right off my neck last weekend! That little house looks so spooky and lonely...I would love to actually go someplace like that. It made me want to turn on the tv and find one of those shows about hauntings on the discovery channel...love those. Anyways. ..I am so seeking another piece of tile similar to this! Would love to make ten more of these...one or two for myself of course!