Monday, September 28, 2009

Some Evening Shots

I was out at the barn feeding rather late yesterday evening and had fun shooting some low-light shots. Mind you, these are just with my Kodak EasyShare so no high-tech adjustments. But I amuse myself nonetheless.
I call this "Clouds in Puddle". We had a lot of rain this weekend. Not like Alabama or Georgia recently, but still a lot of rain.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Are You Ready For Some Football?

I am! LoML & I are off to the UNC vs. ECU football game today. Can't wait. It's been a long time since we've been to a game. Let's hope for a good one. Back soon.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Solana & the kids

Seriously, Mom, what am I supposed to do with these kids?!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Ferry Ride

We took a nice ferry ride to visit LoML's sister and our nephew on Sunday. As we were coming back home the cloud cover was amazing. Actually, the light was amazing. It shone through the clouds in radiating beams reminiscent of a rainbow.

Schedule is still wildly busy, but broken finger is healing--slowly but surely. I'll try to get back into regular posting.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Some Day

Ah, this would be a nice spot to be, no? Some day. Maybe even some day soon. But not today.

"Some day" has become a bit of a mantra for me of late. As in, "some day I'll get to that; some day soon I'll get this done." I frequently find myself wondering when, exactly, some day is. It's not a particularly healthy spot for me to be in when I'm trying to live my life by staying in the fully living in the here and now. I've had an all-too-real life lesson in the fact that we're not guaranteed tomorrow and we better appreciate all the beauty, all the gifts, all the grace that today holds before it slips away.

Sometimes that's hard. When you work full-time and try to juggle household responsibilities and family obligations and hobbies and passions and, know, don't you? I'm not unique. We all deal with these challenges. I suppose it's part of the deal, the life deal, this learning to prioritize, to juggle. And sometimes life throws you a curve ball (like learning to type slower and with a lot more mistakes on account of a broken finger!).

Some days I play well with others; some days I just want to take my toys and run away...maybe to the beach to just sit and listen to the waves crash. Some days. But not today. Today I will breathe in and out slowly. I will say "thank you" for all the amazing gifts I have in my life that make it so full.

Today I will live.