Archive for June, 2011

June 29, 2011

6.28.365: Cobwebs as a decorating choice

Some people believe that removing cobwebs is part of a regular cleaning regimen. I believe that if I removed all the cobwebs there would be no pretty spider webs to photograph in the morning.

Cleaning is for wusses.

Priorities, people.

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June 29, 2011

6.27.365: Walking in the morning

So, going on a walk at 8am seems like it’s walking in the morning. However, I have been informed that it’s not really walking in the morning. It’s too late for everything to have that crisp, morning glow.

Whatever. This is the best I can do. The light was still pretty as it filtered through the trees. That counts for something.

June 26, 2011

6.26.365: Eye liner? Eye think not.

I’m fairly certain I haven’t worn eye liner since I was about sixteen. I haven’t stopped buying it. I just apply it and then wipe it off because I am incapable of putting makeup on with out hearing my mom tell me to use a light hand. 90 percent of what I put on, I take off again. I don’t know why I reached for the eye liner today. It’s not like I was planning on leaving the house.

Turns out, I really hate the stuff. I can’t apply it correctly and I think it just makes me look old. Or maybe that’s just any makeup I can see on myself? I don’t know. The point? If you catch the wind blowing through your hair while taking self-portraits, it won’t matter how badly you’ve applied your makeup. And, if I really want to wear makeup, I should just have my sister-in-law apply it for me. End of story.

June 26, 2011

6.23.365: 7Days- Upper Grouse Valley

I’m making it a point this summer to take my kids to see the local attractions instead of traveling all over the place. We’re pretty blessed to have Sequoia National Forest as our playground and I’m trying to take advantage. On day 6, we went to a set of lakes that are just a couple of miles and a short hike from my house.

This picture isn’t doing the lake any justice but the bright reflection was one I couldn’t pass up.

Feel free to look at the splendor that is the meadow and lakes instead of another picture of me:

June 22, 2011

6.22.365: 7Days- White Hot Summer

It’s 101 degrees in the shade on my porch right now. There isn’t much you can do in this weather, except get in the water and try to make whirlpools with your kids.

And if your wondering why I am wearing a dress in the pool? It’s because I wasn’t planning on getting in. I was sitting peacefully next to the pool when a giant wave of water mysteriously made it’s way on to me. Once you’re wet, you might as well get in.

So I did.

And I was glad.

June 21, 2011

6.21.365: 7 Days- Stre—etch

It’s been getting into the hundreds ’round these parts during the day, which means if I want to run I have to get up at the ungodly hour of 6:45. I am not happy about this, but I am happy to run. Afterwards I bend my decidedly not-bendy body into all kinds of contortions because I am bordering on old-age (32!) and if I don’t stretch very, very well, I spend the rest of the day hobbling around the house trying to figure out what the heck I did to myself.

This is the only stretch I actually enjoy doing and that’s only because I pretend I am a ballerina whilst I do it. I am not- nor could I ever have been- a ballerina. Mostly because I am probably the least coordinated person on the planet. But for two minutes a day, I get to pretend I am.

This was the first shot I took, but then I decided it looked a little bit too much like a Nike Ad.

And if you want proof that I am completely unbendy- that’s as far as I can stretch. My hands will never lay flat on the ground. Never.

June 20, 2011

6.20.365: 7Days- I *Heart* Flowers

With every little bitty part of me.

Especially flowers that are in my own garden and are still alive despite my complete lack of attention and 100 degree weather. Those are by far my favorite.

June 20, 2011

6.19.365: 7Days- Black thoughts

Every laundry day leads to the same black thoughts. I hate laundry. I loath laundry day. Folding makes me want to commit murder.

Also? Sweats, no makeup and bedhead are all acceptable on laundry day.

June 18, 2011

6.18.365: 7Days*, Day one

Coffee makes life possible.

Mmmmm. I think it’s time for a second cup.

*7 Days is a group on Flickr that I belong to. We take 7 days of self-portraits each season.

June 18, 2011

6.17.365: She’s a little bit country

She fishes like a pro, isn’t afraid of bugs and doesn’t understand that there are magical places where people drive giant trucks, show up at your house and TAKE YOUR GARBAGE AWAY.

Okay. She’s a lot country.