Snore! it's cold outside and I ran out of inspiration for my photo today, here are the many photo books I have made thru Shutterfly, I started using them 2006! I don't even use my camera the same anymore but I still love my old photos!
My friend Stacy lost her dad to cancer Thursday last week, he has been dealing with it for 6 years. Tracy, her dad, was a good man, really, he was the kind of man that people wanted to be. I attended the service yesterday afternoon, the church was filled with people, young and old. I took this picture of the front of the church before I left because I wanted it to remind me at the end of this project, that this is the year Tracy left us to be with God....
I got this necklace for as a Christmas gift, just recently I thought I lost it! So today I was looking for my debit card, may the Lord help me keep things more organized, and found my necklace in the side pocket of my camera bag :)
Yesterday's photo is about how my week has been, it says everything. The only word missing was caution...
(they do construction all over the highways of Dallas but I headed to work yesterday and found the long road out to town CLOSED, I sat there for 40 mins before I was waved around, I was 1 hour late to work)
It's super windy here today, I love the wind it makes me feel so alive, most people don't like it or that's what they tell me. I love the way it sounds as it's passing me or whistling thru the trees outside. Of course I can see that have wind like this on let's say a wedding date could be no fun but for the most part I enjoy the wind. As I'm driving out of town I drive right past a giant flag, I look at it every morning and night to see what the wind is doing. Today it was sailing............
I have been entering photos in the MCP Actions Project 52 on Flickr, this weeks theme was Light and Dark, so I entered Day 105. I got up this morning and it's being featured on the MCP Actions site!!!! How fun is that??!
Last night I was pulled over for speeding, which I was not doing, and they did not write me a ticket for that! buttttt they did write me a ticket for not having my proof of insurance in the car, even though they have the Texas True program and know that I have insurance on my car, they knew that before they got out of their car. Also, as an added bonus I got a ticket for driving on an expired drivers license.............OH MY GOSH!! my license expired on my birthday less than a month ago!!! I was so mad, mad at them, mad at myself, mad at the universe............mad I tell ya!!! When I got home I posted a blurb about it on the FB, hilarity ensued, when it was all said and done I was laughing, even though I am still frustrated about it. My friends commented and poked fun at me until I laughed..........seriously I can't ask for more than that :) So this morning still smarting from the bruises to my pride I decided I needed a sedative to start the day with and my photo of the day all in one place..............the land of coffee, Starbucks!
Today I read Marvett's blog, she has joined a group called 1000 Cranes for Japan on Flickr. They are having people make a paper crane, photograph it and post to the group. The crane is a symbol of good luck in Japan, 1000 cranes is a sign of incredible luck. On Marvett's advice I have joined the group, made my paper crane (not the best I've ever seen but I like it), photographed it and added it to the 1000 Cranes for Japan group. When I think about Japan I think of the children there, I think of my grandbabies and it scares me, praying for Japan was never something I had to think about. Here is Day 107 and my crane:
Last night I raced home because I wanted to see the sunset from a spot that I know is great, I have driven by it a hundred times picking up and dropping off Punkin. A few years back when things were so crazy I would pull over in that spot to cry or think and almost always the sun would comfor tme there. I sincerely believe it was there for me, to help me make it through till the next drop off and pick up. I have waited for the time change so that I could visit my spot again, the sky wasn't as spectacular as it has been before but I still felt that same comfort while I sat there.
I'm always taking pictures of the lake, usually with my phone but this morning as I drove out I noticed a heavy fog on the lake, it was so pretty. Only 35 degrees this morning too, so I had to wear a coat! I walked out there taking my usual pictures when I heard the geese honking, so I walked the lake edge up closer to them, they didn't seem to mind. I stood there watching them for about 10 minutes before it occurred to me to take a picture, LOL. I snapped a few, then watched a little more. It was so cold, foggy and quiet, the only noises were my moving around and them honking. It was nice.
I can hardly believe that three days has come and gone!! Friday I was stumped for a Photo of the Day, but while driving home I noticed the sunset was awesome. I was in a hurry, so I just took a picture of my side view mirror, kinda fun!
Saturday was a busy day, we had a birthday party for a cousin to attend as well as some cleaning and working on the boat. Punkin and I road with Jana, Rider and Kimber to the party, Little Miss Rylee was turning three! It was fun to be outside and watch all the little ones play. I don't get to see Kimber as much as Ky so I made sure I took loads of pictures of her, needed one for the photo of the day.
On Sunday Pappy and I took Punkin to her first movie, we saw Rango. She loved it, got a little figidity about 30 minutes left to go but did really well. She clapped and raved about how Rango saved all the water :)
Gosh yesterday was not my day, I ended up leaving work early. I got home, thought about needing to do a picture, looked to my bedside and there was my illuminations book. I thumb through it all the time for inspiration or for comfort when I'm not having a good day. I opened it, this is the page it fell to.
Looks like I completely forgot to add Day 98. Oy! I'm losing my mind I think! I walked outside for a break yesterday, thumbed thru one of my favorite books, breathed in the spring air, sneezed about 8 times and then went back in to work :)
Every morning I drive by the same houses and fields getting out the main road, lately I have noticed someone has moved their cows to a new field. They stare at me as I'm driving by they're wondering where I'm going. So this morning I stopped, one of them high tailed it but the other one stayed there, studying me. The sun was behind them, it was chilly this morning so it was a cold look not warm. I took several pictures but this is the one that most reflects what it looked like this morning.
First I can hardly believe I am on Day 92! make that Day 93 because I still have todays picture yet to capture! Last night I attended the Little Miss Wills Point Pageant, Kyleigh was in the 2-3 year group. It was being held at the high school, loads of pretty little girls running here and there, spinning, dancing, hiding behind their parents legs. Kyleigh was right in there, she wanted to be on stage, when was it going to be her turn!! Finally it was, I have to say that as proud of my granddaughter as I am I was still surprised at how she handled her turn on stage. She bowed, waved, blew kisses, spinned her dress and just smiled as sweetly as I have ever seen. Seriously it was as though she had trained, which I know she hasn't, maybe just seeing all the other little girls was all it took! At any rate she did great, I was near tears watching her (Pageants are not one of my favorite things and even though we had a good night I think you have to use caution while at those events). She did have a moment of I am sick of this during the last group viewing, all of them were on stage and Kyleigh wanted to dance! I laughed because that's the Kyleigh I know the most!! Afterward I took her outside and let her run and play for 20 minutes, she was getting tired of all the sitting. Now it's time for the crowning, first the 12 months, then the 23 months, then 2 year olds and now at last the 3 year olds. Kyleigh was named Miss Beautiful and Miss Photogenic of her age group then Miss Grand Supreme of the 1 to 6 year olds! It was so exciting! They crowned her, placed a sashe on her and gave her a trophy almost as tall as her! She was happy, smiling and spinning. I was very proud! In the end though Kyleigh with her beautiful new crown, sashe and trophy, was the most excited about the package of sweet tarts she got with it all. That's my punkin, yep that one, the one eating her candy while everyone is taking her picture ;)
Driving back from Durango Jean, Steve, Jamie and I had a good laugh about me and my eating habits. I confessed my eating dislikes and likes, also why I don't tell people I don't like this or that, instead I say things like I'm not hungry or I already ate, etc. Curious as to why I do that I explained, let's say someone offers me a glass of tea, I say no thanks I'm good, instead of I don't like tea, because when it becomes known that I don't like tea someone will say oh but you'll like this kind, or the way I make it, then serve me a giant glass of tea to prove it. So then I am really stuck, that is why I perfer to say no thanks, I'm _______. Jamie and I have had a long standing argument about corn vs cream of corn, I love corn but noooooooo thanks to the cream corn, eck!!! She loves the later, therefore I give her as hard a time as I can about it! After we arrived back in Albuquerque we had laughed ourselves silly over comments like 'cream of' and 'you'll like it the way I make it'. I was in WalMart this morning for a couple things, walked passed the corn and thought Ooohhh yeah, this has to be the photo of the day!!