A New Venture...maybe...

I've been toying with the idea of selling my prints online for about 3 months. I've looked at a few sites and just haven't found one that would work for me. My friend Ellie suggested etsy.com which is a site that showcases home made items of all...

My Dogwood Blossoms...

Okay so I know I already posted twice today, and it is a lot to ask of you to look at another post...but..but..I did want to share a few pics of my dogwoods. OMG...they are going to be beautiful this year. There are thousands of blooms in my yard,...

Squirrel Antics...

After being inside for 3 days straight, I ventured outside yesterday afternoon with my camera. I didn't know what I would find, but wanted to get a few pics of my dogwoods, as they are blooming more and more every day. What I found was delightful. I...

A Phone Call...

I received a phone call from my younger sister M yesterday, one that made me sad. She is by all accounts mentally ill. She suffers from post traumatic stress syndrome, stemming from the abuse we suffered as children. Now I know that this is real to...

The Gift You Are...

Our lives are like a road full of twists and turns, no doubt.  We don't always have a map on how to get from here to there. I suppose that is best because we get a lot of surprises along the way. Some roads might look too treacherous to travel down,...

Losing it all...

We don't really realize how addicted we are to our laptops/computers, until they crash. Mine crashed yesterday, and I almost had a panic attack. I had a rough day all the around yesterday, as I was sick at my stomach all day. Since learning of all my...

Clocks Ticking...

I have so totally messed up my inner clock, and I know that I will pay for that all week. I slept most of the day yesterday, in between watching 3 movies on Dinner and a Movie on TBS. Good stuff that, but I will surely pay for that tomorrow.   I...

Oh I Believe...

I tasted the sweetness of success today, Spring cleaning is good for the soul. I am done, well not with everything there is to do. We are never quite done, not in a household of 4, never. I have a pot of homemade beef-vegetable soup on the stove...

Spring Cleaning Time...

When I was small, my mom would have a full weekend of Spring Cleaning. She opened the windows and turned on the music, and off we went. There were 8 of us, and she was the smart one, making a job chart. She chose the jobs she thought we were best at,...

Irrational Fears...

The more news that I read and listen to, the more fears I have. For instance, we live in an area that is known for meth labs. Not my neighborhood exactly, but in my county. I live on a dead end road, and though I can see my neighbors homes, I avoid...

I was shocked...

I had an interview yesterday with a perspective client to fill the space I have open in the daycare. The child turned two on Monday, and was a teeny little girl, no more than 20lbs. Mom carried her in and sat her down, where she looked around...

Down Memory Lane I Stroll...

I remember when I was a small child, how long the days seemed. We were up early just to make the most of each day. Our greatest joy was being outside, even though there was not a lot to do. We didn't own a swing set, or even a ball. We had to make do...

Moon Pics/Flower Pics..take your pick..

I wasn't really thrilled with the quality of the pictures I got of the moon Sat. night, but I was thrilled to have captured some. They lack clarity, and that is one thing I am picky about. I did want to share some of them with you, in case you missed...

Hmm life...

So life has got quite busy for me. Between working 5 days a week 10 hours a day, and doing some sports photography, I have run my butt off (well not quite :D). I've been to 4 high school events in two weeks. Then uploaded all that to facebook, then...

I am so SAD...

I suppose I am hormonal, or something to that affect. I cannot stop being upset for the people of Japan. When you think the horror could not get any worse, it does. The nuclear plant leak, radiation threat, is just adding to the horror. I pray that...

Co-Ed Naked Wrestling

It may come as a surprise to you, but I'm having difficulty realizing that I am now 47 and no longer 19.  RJ and I have been wrestling since we were 18/17 years old, mostly in our great big playpen (California king bed). We have these huge bouts of...

Sad Day...

Just a quick post before I get my afternoon started. I ran over to the high school and gave the coach the DVD I made of the play off game. I then went to a small Italian restaurant to pick up food for Sunshine. I had called the food in some 30 minutes...

Giving is Getting...

I've been practicing the art of giving, and expecting nothing in return. Well I can't say I get nothing in return, we all know better than that. Giving is getting, as it gives you a sense of pride and accomplishment, and warms the soul. I always...

Busy as a Bee...

Last night I went to a sub state play off game at our local high school. I went purely to take pics of the event, just to practice photographing action shots. I was hoping to get shots of boys in the air, basketballs in the air, and some heavy duty...

Thinking out Loud...

The other day I wrote a post about my younger sister M. It discussed how she seeks out drama, and friends who seem like a good idea at the moment, but never turn out to be. It is difficult to portray a lifetime of little happenings in one blog, or to...

Sister Sister...

I have a younger sister, in fact she is 13 months and a few days younger than me. We grew up in the same home, raised by the same parents, but could not be more different. I know when to close my mouth, and when to back out of a particular situation,...

10,000 Steps....

So, I have renewed my vow to tighten and tone. I inherited my mother's double chin. Thanks mom, not! I have to keep my weight in control, or else my double chin shows up announcing "Hey you, you are getting fat, and ummm yea, old!"  Not happening. I...

Kids say....

G (3 year old boy) to A (3 year old boy) whilst holding a screwdriver..."Don't you just want to screw everybody?"   H (4 year old boy) to all his friends "Hurry, hurry there is a big flood in Chaganooga and we need to go and suck it all up."  Me...

Stormy Weather...

Yesterday we had a huge deluge of rain fall on our yard. I was shocked and amazed as all this mud just picked up and rolled across the driveway. I took pics with my cell phone to send to RJ, but didn't think to get the REAL camera out and film it. On...