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Single tired mom of four. Lover of chocolate and coffee - not necessarily in that order. Lover of Jesus, photographer by trade, Photoshop junkie and crime TV watcher.

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Shoe store in My Backyard

June 30, 2008

The Dump Out My Back door

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Amber Waves of Grass

June 29, 2008

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What can I say….it spoke peace and tranquility to me.

 

Amber Waves of Grass

 

Don’t Copy Me

June 28, 2008

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Does anyone know where I can take a photography class?

Seriously.

Leave it to me to not be prepared when I come across a beautiful place.  The kind of place you don’t find too often.  Out of almost 150 photos, about 10 were viewable, but I couldn’t let the scenery go to waste, so here are the three I liked best.  Thank heavens for Photoshop.

Next time, I will make sure I have my lens hood so I won’t ruin 50 shots with serious lens flare. I will reduce the strength of my fill flash to illuminate my subject in the blasted sun, or at least use my reflector. I will capture the tons of butterflies that you don’t see - because I am a ninny.  I will bring my Teva’s so I can step on the rocks in the river without killing myself.  I will not chop of my daughter’s back half on the only decent shot of her in the water and I will bring better tools for bribing.  Lots and lots of tools.

Oh yeah…and a sandwich would be good.

 

 

 


A Tired Little Girl

June 27, 2008

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I took the girls to the park today to alleviate some stress, but Bella wasn’t in the mood and it took a lot of effort to get her to play and then she fizzled right out.   

She has been extremely tired lately, unusually so, and I’m a bit worried.  I made an appointment with the doctor on Monday to have her checked.   I figure since she has been spending so much time in the woods, she may have been but by a tick that went unnoticed.  Stranger things have happened and I am always better airing on the side of caution.

 

Oh yeah, if you haven’t heard, Dawn at MyHomeSweetHome is giving away some Twisted Silver jewelry!  Hop on over to her blog and enter for a chance to win!

The Patient

June 26, 2008

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Other than looking like someone threw her into a bag of cats, mom is doing fabulous!

 

My Fat Little Man

June 25, 2008

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Wordless Wednesday – A Walk Around New Haven, CT

June 24, 2008

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Well I am finally home after a long stressful day of waiting, but the great news is, my mom is doing fine.  She came through the surgery better than expected and that is a very good sign.

The surgery lasted about nine hours and the waiting was intensely emotional, but God is good and she is finally past the hardest part.   

When I left she was in the ICU with a breathing tube in and still fairly sedated, but she heard my voice and tried to crack a smile, true to the sweet always-thinking-of-someone-else-mama she is. 

Well, it’s time for bed, but here are a few pictures I snapped today while walking around New Haven trying to take my mind off the surgery.