Tuesday, July 22, 2014

{...boys will be boys...} 40:108

I guess going to Grandma's house brings out the kid in them...
riding rides at the mall, climbing trees & playing catch with their Uncle Brian.   

Monday, July 21, 2014

{...silly faces...} 39:108

My Mom is a hard one to ever get a regular smile in photos.  She is always making a silly face.  Then there's me who was always trying to get the perfect photo.  One day, my youngest son said to me while I was relentlessly trying to get them to pose, "Mom, we don't have to look like the perfect family".  This instantly struck me...bam!  No, no, we don't have to look like the perfect family.  We are not perfect. It made me realize how much I did try to do this exact thing.  How much I have tried to make up for them not having a "normal" family while growing up.

Since then, in photos and my life, I am embracing the imperfection.  

This.  This is who they are and I love them as is.

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

{...sunrise...} 38:108

The beauty I noticed today was the sun this morning and how it was
shining through the spaces between the clouds.
The rest of my day was spent digging in my garden...
enjoying the warm summer day outside.



Saturday, July 19, 2014

{...my mala...} 37:108

My new handmade mala...I am totally in love.  I have wanted a mala for so long.  
One of the women in my MMC makes them and 
I couldn't resist having one especially made just for me.  

The pendant is agate which is sometimes called the "change stone" 
because of the way it aids in coping with change in a positive way.  
It promotes an understanding of the need for 
a deeper meaning in life and furthers one's quest.  
It also enhances creativity.

This is just perfect for this time in my journey as so many changes are taking place 
so I could use the energy these stones emit to aid in my quest...
and I can feel it when I have it on.



Friday, July 18, 2014

{...flower obsession...} 36:108


Last night I was the crazy lady at the grocery store buying up the half dead flowers 
that were marked down to the point I couldn't resist.  
I have a spot in my side yard that I can plant them, 
so if they don't look great this year, they certainly will next year.
I'm sure once they are in the ground they will come back to life
as they look pretty neglected, but I'll do my best
to love them back to life.  

I know what I will be doing on Saturday...digging holes!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

{...my apron...} 35:108


Something about wearing an apron when I'm cooking at his place.
I don't know...just love it for some reason.



Wednesday, July 16, 2014

{...clouds...} 34:108

This week the sky has been full of clouds that have been so beautiful.  
A sea large, fluffy clouds with different shades of white & gray 
blanketing the sky giving them that painterly look.
The rain this summer has everything so green & alive.    
My flowers are full bloom and gorgeous.