Cherish Yesterday and Dream Tomorrow

Basket Twix 1 and 6 months

Texture by Kim Klassen; Faved, 50% Multiply Twix is six and a half months old! And I thought it might be fun to com­mem­o­rate that mile­stone with a shot of her in the same basket used when she was just a month old. She was sooo small! Three weeks early, she lived on a bili blanket for what seemed like for­ever to get her jaun­dice levels under con­trol. But, as you can see, she’s thriving…and hit­ting most of her devel­op­mental mile­stones. With Peanut at Kindergarten, it’s let me read more…

Kindergarten milestone

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Yesterday I shared a photo of Peanut’s first day of kinder­garten. The day began won­der­fully with Peanut get­ting up and dressed all by her­self! Breakfast was eaten, hair was brushed, teeth were brushed (no small accom­plish­ment), lunch packed and we still had time for photos…which I’ll share in a moment. This morning, Peanut decides she already knows every­thing there is to learn in kinder­garten and she doesn’t need to go back. {Sigh} It might be a long semester. But the first day was very let me read more…

…and then it was over

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August 5th. The date of  my last post. Where did the time go? Where did summer go? We all waited patiently for the dog days of summer but they didn’t mate­ri­alize until this week. This week….when everyone’s thoughts now turn to a new school year. It’s now that we get the heat index in the triple digits and no rain. Now, when the pools are closed and back-to-school rou­tines are a pri­ority. Perfect. Summer was a whirl­wind working from home while taking let me read more…

My home office-of sorts

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I’ve read posts from some blog­gers who share what their home offices look like. Tranquil areas where morning coffee or tea can be enjoyed while writing and ideating away the hours in blissful pro­duc­tivity. Deadlines and expec­ta­tions seem like they’d be more tol­er­able in this type of envi­ron­ment. Theirs is an office I can only dream about owning. Many of them look like some­thing out of Martha Stewart mag­a­zine. Stylish, organized….clean. Now, I’ll show you my office. Keep in let me read more…

A collage for July

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Texture by Kim Klassen; Follow 100% soft light. July was a strange month. There were summer temps in the 90F range, but almost a whole week in the 70s where I threw open the win­dows to air out the house. The corn came in and we picked, shucked, cleaned and froze 11 quarts….and ate about an equal amount of fresh corn on the cob ears! The green beans exploded and are still coming. The cherry toma­toes lost their minds and we let me read more…

Photo blogging challenge: Baseball

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Check off another month…July is his­tory! PJ over at a ‘lil HooHaa’s photo chal­lenge for the month of July was Baseball. This one was not easy for me as I’m not a huge base­ball fan. But I love movies about base­ball….The Natural, Field of Dreams, Major League, A League of Their Own, Bull Durham, Trouble With the Curve and, of course, Angels in the Outfield. With all that, you’d think I would be a huge base­ball fan. But, alas, I’m really let me read more…

Redemption and those dark places in your soul

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Texture by Kim Klassen; Follow, 2 layers at 100% soft light with selec­tive masking Cast all your anx­iety on him because he cares for you. ~1 Peter 5:7 Well, Peter would cer­tainly know about anx­iety. I’ve done a char­acter study on Peter before but he is just so much fun to pick on. The Peter in the bible is such a mess of con­tra­dic­tions: bravado and cow­ardice; pride and shame; total moral col­lapse and restora­tion. The list goes on. We know let me read more…

34 years: the good, the bad and the 90s

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July 26th is Entrepreneur and my 35th wed­ding anniver­sary. And some said it wouldn’t last. In fact, the min­ister that mar­ried us con­fided in Entrepreneur’s mom he didn’t think we’d make it….being from vastly dif­ferent back­grounds (city vs country). Guess we prob­ably proved him wrong. Boy, did we ever look young back in the late 70s/early 80s. Oh…wait…we were. And we didn’t look that much older at our wed­ding in July, 1980. Had not a clue about let me read more…

The lost day

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Texture by Kim Klassen: Lily, soft light 100% Three things you cannot recover in life: the WORD after it’s said, the MOMENT after it’s missed and the TIME after it’s gone. ~Unknown There is a reason women have chil­dren when they’re younger than their mid 50s. Yesterday was the day from you know where. I’m not sure when it descended into the black hole of chaos, but once it started speeding down­hill, there was no stop­ping it. Twix is 5 months old; let me read more…

Pondering a major paradigm shift

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I have a Canon Rebel EOS. I’ve had it since 2008 and it’s served me very well. My tween days began with a Kodak Instamatic camera that took 110 film. In high school, I grad­u­ated to my dad’s Pentax manual SLR and thought I’d hit the big leagues. I used it all through col­lege and beyond. A few years after Entrepreneur and I got mar­ried, I bought my own Minolta SLR…still a film camera and com­pletely manual. It took me to Hawaii, Mexico, the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. let me read more…