Sunday, August 12, 2007

I've always wanted a butterfly pic . . .

I guess for a first time butterfly shot--it's ok.

I really don't like it.

But, I have to start somewhere.

I got this butterfly bush for the express purpose of attracting butterflies.

In this shot, all I see is the signs of a really big slug/worm eating up my butterfly bush's leaves. A few weeks ago, I caught one of the culprits. But, those slugs can be really persistent.

I will also have to be persistent in getting my ideal butterfly shot.

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Wherever men have lived, there is a story to be told, and it depends chiefly on the story-teller or historian whether that is interesting or not. --Thoreau

Thursday, August 02, 2007

As I walked to the store's entrance . . .

There was a small woman also walking to the same door.

My kids and I were reaching the door at about the same time as this woman.

The woman was dressed nicely, a little upper-class looking.

She went to pull the door open for us.

I say, "Oh, thank you."

She quietly says, "It's my pleasure."


In a day when kindness is sometimes scarce. I thought this woman was so nice. My physical eyes thought that she looked a little snooty, dressed so fine. I felt a little shame. I would have definitely done the same thing that she did. But, I didn't expect it of her. That's my shame. Give people a chance to be kind.

The lady herself was definitely a pleasure.

Let my kindness be my pleasure.

I may be off this week . . .


but I am still really impressed with how much I am getting done this week.

Now, granted, I have gotten my husband involved in a couple of errands that I just felt were too much to handle.

Too Much To Handle By Myself

1. Getting Elijah's haircut (family outing for this one)
2. Getting new tires for the car

What I Handled On My Own

1. Cut Faith's hair
2. Gave Faith and Elijah showers (I don't usually wash my son.)
3. Performed a urine test (for new job) while my kids watched
[*Good times . . . having to explain every step of the process.]
4. Held Elijah while he got a lead test (1-1/2 years overdue)
5. Performed 3 and 4 within minutes of each other
6. Went on a job interview
7. Got the new job
8. Only made two trips to McDonald's so far
9. Made numerous breakfasts and lunches
10. Two kid's birthday parties, two days in a row, at the same FunStation place
11. Supported my sitter/neighbor while her kitchen is being done by people that she met at Home Depot. (That's one way to get your home re-touched a bit.)

I'm also planning to travel up to New Hampshire tomorrow to visit my mom and sister.

I have yet to do dishes. Oh--but somehow they get done . . . thank God. :)

But, really. Haven't I done enough?

You may have noticed that dinners were not listed above . . . but, I think I cooked once early in the week. Can't remember.

Well, I better get going . . . we have to get to that second birthday party this afternoon.

Whew! Just looking at my list fills me with pride! heehee :)

Did you know . . .

That for only 50 cents . . . you can just stand there and watch the little jeep move?

That's what Faith and Elijah did after Elijah hopped out once the jeep started to move.