22 December 2008
There is a neighborhood in Greensboro, NC that lifts/shoots/throws balls of lights into the trees. (Apparently they use fishing rod and reels, pitchers, potato guns, and giant sling shots...) Blocks of the neighborhood participate and it's something that my friends and I look forward to every year. There is a trailer with lights where non perishables are collected for the local food banks. This year it was featured in Our State magazine, although the pictures left a lot to be desired. If you are ever in the neighborhood around Christmas you should go and see them. The neighborhood sits in between Market St. and Friendly Ave. (just down from Friendly Shopping Center going toward downtown)... Below are some pictures taken this year. This was before all of the trees were lit. Enjoy!
10 December 2008
I love Christmas cacti! They're nearly impossible to kill and when they bloom it looks like a waterfall of color. If you don't have one I recommend getting one. Looking at all of the intricate details in the center of the flower reminds me of how detail oriented God is. Rather than just creating a simple red flower He added details for both function and for our enjoyment.
09 December 2008
07 December 2008
I could easily listen to some Christmas music year round. I have been known to pull out the Christmas cds in July :)
This should actually be one of my top choices however I have changed the playlist for Christmas music. Obviously there aren't a lot of different songs yet but a variety of artists. Tow of my favorites:
"Joy To The World" -Aretha Franklin
"God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" -Barenaked Ladies w/ Sarah McLachlan
Enjoy! I'll be adding more as the days go on!
Luminary lined sidewalks, Luminary lined streets.....Lastnight I arrived home to see the neighborhood across the street filled with luminaries. There were hundreds and hundreds of luminaries. This is my first Christmas year so I don't know how long the neighbors keep them out. So I went for a walk and enjoyed the beauty of the twinkling tea lights, the crunch of the leaves under my feet, and the cold air making my nose numb.
Enjoy the pictures (there may be more later..)!
I love when you reach an intersection of luminary lit streets....the possibilities seem endless. Here's hoping that your next year will be full of endless possibilities....with a path clearly lit..
05 December 2008
My mom bought a box of clementines one year to show me how wonderfully tasty they are. Needless to say.. It backfired! They were so sour they turned our mouths inside out:) I'll stick with my tangerines!
Enjoy the pics...
29 November 2008
28 November 2008
We were blessed this year with a house full of family. My mom's family came in from High Point and food, talk, tall tales, and laughter followed. We caught up on each others' lives, got to know new additions, and reminisced about those already in Heaven.
I was able to take some pictures last week in the park. I enjoy the little pieces of nature that many people overlook. The leaves we step on, the flower that has fallen off the bush, the fly taking a rest on a petal, the pollen in the center of a wilted rose....It's fun to capture them for safe keeping...Enjoy!
Please take a few moments and be thoughtful and consider what it is you are thankful for. As for me here are some..just to name a few:
**Great parents who love me and raised me to love God and respect others
**Mama: for your peacefulness and calm reassurance, for listening, for quantity time, for the best back scratches ever, and for letting my head rest on your "almost" shoulder for a hug... I love you!
**Daddy: for the best morning hugs when we both just want to go back to bed, for eggs a la golden rod, for sharing your love of photography, and for all of your support through the struggles of the last years... I love you!
**My sister, her silly personality, beautiful smile, and randomness. Thanks for making me smile! I love you Sis!
**My brother-in-law who saves lives on a daily basis and makes my sister smile, for great cooking, for parking my car on the side of the mountain, for answering my questions, and for putting up with your sister in laws visits :) I love you Bro!
**My dog niece or niece dog...who kept me awake last night by burping in my face...
**An extended family full of love, laughter, and silliness...
**Friends: More than I can name...
**Christy: who didn't need or want more friends but let me into her heart no less...you are a daily inspiration to me.. thanks for all the "real" talk and laughter..
**Laurie: what can be said.. to my food friend with a mutual passion for big bang, chinese, and krispy kreme doughnuts. Thanks for giving me something to look forward to on Thursdays
**Traci: my quiet quaker friend..thanks for being there when you weren't expected, lending a hand even when I can't voice the need, and for loving my cat as much as I do...
**Ele and Jenna: what can be said other than.....Laughter, movies, and mexican :)
**Eileen: for all of the help with school and support over the years...
**Banning: for your lovable wierdness, the best hugs ever, for making me laugh, and trying to make me smile on days when I feel like crying...
**Kiki: for being you... for accepting me as part of the family... and for all of the times you've come to my defense
**Lucinda Lou "Lucy": my unexpected friend in a furry coat. One who loves me unconditionally.
**A future full of possibilities! (grad school, husband, children, home, dog.....)
**the Christmas season!!!!
**Salvation Army kettles and ringing bells...
**a "live dead" Christmas tree
**cooking..food..baking...yarn...beautiful weather..nature...laughter..tears..blue eyes tea..
**....too many things to name....
Happy Thanksgiving Season.........
22 November 2008
I've been sick for the last week and a half or so and this week the schoolwork was laid on thick... It's getting near the end of the semester and so professors feel the need to pile the work on. This week it was four tests, two projects, many small assignments, doctors appointments, exam review sessions, applications ...and I had the boys overnight four days.
I'm tired. No, I'm EXHAUSTED!!!
I'm SOOOO excited about Thanksgiving. I need a time of refreshment and renewal. Our family is getting together at my parents' house.
I awoke Friday morning to snow covered ground.... In my usual fashion I rushed to get ready (in hopes of taking some pictures before heading to Gateway School). I succeeded. Only to arrive at Gateway and find that there was a two hour delay.
So I decided to head to the park to take pictures. Unfortunately I was wearing my leather shoes. They weren't so happy.... I LOVED IT!
(I met two little brothers from Florida...one was rolling in the snow and the other was screaming in terror..... - It was a bit sad and yet funny at the same time...)
18 November 2008
09 November 2008
A day to miss her, a day to remember her, and a day to appreciate all that she did for me as well as many others.....
To everyone who has lost someone.....may your soul recover, may your heart heal, and may the tears of sadness become tears of joy....
27 October 2008
Everyone made it out fine. However the cars and Amy's belongs were not so lucky.
25 October 2008
- St. Augustine University (MOT, DPT) -St. Augustine, FL
- Simmons College (DPT) - Boston, MA
- Boston University (DPT) - Boston, MA
- Belmont University (DPT) - Nashville, TN
- MGH Institue (DPT) - Boston MA
- Virginia Commonwealth University (DPT) - Richmond, VA
I am currently working on grad school applications while my family is enjoying the beauty of the water.... waking up the sounds of the beach, and enjoying each other's company (I hope :) ).
The goal for this weekend is catch up on schoolwork, do laundry, wash dishes, print and organize grad school apps, and unpack some boxes (Yes I am still living among tons of boxes!). Of course all of this will not be completed but at least make it through part of it....
I am missing my cousin's wedding, time at the beach, time with family, and a break from here. I BETTER get into grad school!!!
20 October 2008
18 October 2008
Once again...a trip to the farmers market...
Look what I found!
I asked the man if I could take pictures.
He was more than willing as long as he didn't have to be in the pic.
I think one of these could feed a family.
I myself tend toward the smaller vegetables. (more tender?)
But today I was thinking...maybe there's another reason I buy smaller items...
We all look for things that are similar to us :)
12 October 2008
My friends pick on me about my ecclectic music library on a regular basis. The playlist is no different. There's blues, jazz, bluegrass, opera, classical, etc..... Enjoy.
I'm not sure it will stay where it is. Seems a bit distracting. I'll play with it. Feel free to pause it if it annoys you.