Thursday, January 29, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
With that being said, I am going to give it my all to do what I can to repair the damage. At this time it looks unlikely, but if that God you all talk about exits...I beg you to pray for my family and those I have hurt...they will need it.
In the meantime, postings will be sparse. But I have made such good friends here I hate to let you all go...so I will check on you occasionally or post a picture here and there.
Again, if your God be willing, this won't be the end.
Friday, January 23, 2009
She has now found her way back to us...and NO! there were no bags of anything involved...it is not the 70's.
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Papa took him to the grocery store the other day. The toy handcuffs went along. Somewhere during the adventure, the boy of his own volition, attached himself to the grocery cart via the handcuffs. Papa didn't mind...this young man is often difficult to keep track of.
Oh but the looks! So...what does Papa say when a certain woman appeared appalled at the situation..."You know if you behave better, next time we won't have to do this." And out the door the dynamic duo went!
Monday, January 19, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
I don't very often use the words 'make a photo' as I am not sure how I feel about that phrase...a discussion for another day. But in this case I feel like I made this one. I composed it...mine is on the right, the hubby's on the left. I also did a bit of editing with some tinting to add depth perception.
Just having fun...what next, snow angels? Not for us...we both still have broken wings!
During the many wakeful hours of last night, I heard something that had me greatly disturbe. One of the many newscasts aired a report on Obama's Whistle-Stop speech. This is what I heard our President-elect say,
"What's required is a new declaration of independence, not just in our nation, but in our own lives, our own hearts - from ideology and small thinking, prejudice and bigotry and narrow interests..."
A new Declaration of Independence...are you kidding me? Did I hear what I just heard? Hasn't the one we have had for more than 200 years been pretty okay?
So I got up this morning and did my research. It is not a bad speech. If you haven't seen it or read it you should. He certainly knows how to motivate. He is a powerful speaker. But I am still somewhat taken aback by his statement. I don't think we need a new Declaration of Independence. I think the one we have has stood the test of time.
Actually I think what is missing in this country is the memory of what made it great and, well Barack, I think you might have said it best,
"More than once did ordinary men, fishermen, laborers, and craftsmen who called themselves an army face the prospects of defeat. And yet, they were willing to put all they were and all they had on the line - their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor - for a set of ideals that continue to light the world. That we are equal. That our rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness come not from our laws, but from our maker. And that a government of, by, and for the people can certainly endure."
That's right Barack, it is us...the men and women who put you in this wonderful grand house of white (though not my vote) and it is us who can take you out of that wonderful house of white. So take care of what you say and do. Protect our rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Because if you don't, "...whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness."
That's in the old Declaration of Independence...hey maybe that is why he wants a new one!
Saturday, January 17, 2009
We sign up for various one hour classes all day long with the intent doing our jobs better and of becoming better employees. I want to do a better job and be a better employee...don't we all. So I signed up for the classes I found most interesting:
- Healthy relationships
- Natural energy boosters
- Food in the fast lane
Oh yea, I work in the library and with kids who have difficulty with math. There were no courses that had anything to do with either of these subjects. So here is what I took away from my professional development yesterday:
If the district wants me to have healthy relationships with my co-workers, have lots of energy, not eat fast food and look young, then don't make me get out of bed at the crack of dawn (thus losing sleep, (robbing me of my energy and aging me), on a day when it is f***ing cold, drive through Tim Hortons for tea and a donut (oops caffeine and refined sugar a BIG no no), increase my stress because I am running late, (ever heard of the negative effects of cortisol on aging, energy and relationships?) to be professionally developed.
And if you are going to do so, please find something that pertains to my JOB!
What is your pleasure when the weather is so cold an entire lake becomes a frozen tundra?
Monday, January 12, 2009
Saturday, January 10, 2009
A photographer is more than the camera. A photographer has a vision...an ability to see something in nothing and capture an image of it. That is what creates the art...the vision, not the ability to capture the shot.
What do you think of my vision today...did I create art or just capture an image?
Thursday, January 8, 2009
This sign was posted on a stop sign in a local strip mall on a stop sign.
I like the way this person thinks! I know I have a .38 caliber cartidge with his name on it.
This piece of shit was very good at leaving no evidence behind. It took a long time and lots of investigative hours...but he finally seems to have screwed up and the police have a 'person of interest' in custody. Too bad...I think he was more deserving of the above outcome.
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Monday, January 5, 2009
Beginning....a great word to consider as the new year has just begun and we, the thinkers of the world, tend to look upon this time of year as a time of new beginnings.
We say goodbye to the past year, hoping for better things to come. We make plans for better bodies, better jobs, better minds, better loves, better lives, better better better.
But as with a beginning, there must come an end. I find myself somewhat melancholy over the end. Another year gone...another year older.
I struggle sometimes with what to celebrate...should I celebrate the beginning of the new year? Or should I celebrate the end of the one just gone by?
The pessimist would celebrate the one gone past and the optimist would celebrate the beginning. I compromise and celebrate both... I guess that makes me a Possimist!
As the old one ends and this new year begins, I give you this: Respect the past, create the new and live well though it all!
Friday, January 2, 2009
Edith Lovejoy Pierce