“Carpe diem! Rejoice while you are alive; enjoy the day; live life to the fullest; make the most of what you have. It is later than you think.”


Sunday, October 29, 2006

My own personal superhero

Not everyone has their own personal superman... but I do! And he's a real cutie.

And though there were lots of other supermen Trick & Treatin' tonight, Silas was the only one with slicked back hair and a little curl in the front. I thought it was a good touch.

Silas LOVES dressing up as Spiderman, Superman, Batman.... But he doesn't need to pretend to be any of those fellas. He's our own SIDERMAN and he's a hero in his own right.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

more pics

4 parties in 1

Earlier this month we attended a going-away party for Billy - plus an engagement party for him and Chrissy AND a birthday party of Silas and Chrissy. Whew! And though we had a good time, we were also saddened to see Billy head off to Iraq. It's such a shame. We don't want him to go, and I know he wasn't all that thrilled either. Poor fella. Poor Chrissy.

But we kept a smile on our faces while enjoying birthday cake and stories about the kids. Silas had a great time. He turned 4 and thought the party was for him. At least he had fun.

I'll miss Billy and I do wish him the very, very best. I know some day we'll all be clued in to the reason why there is a war in Iraq - why the US is acting in such a ruthless, cruel manner. I have my own theories... and I truly hope I'm not right. Because if I am, we're all in a lot of trouble.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Such a poser

Si and I took a walk in the woods around the house today. It was fun. I had him "teach" me things that he learned about the trees, the sky, the leaves, the ferns, and so on. He was as quiet as he could be, carefully moving through the brush and around the sticker bushes - telling me to be careful and where to walk. He's a great partner to have in the woods. We've been watching survival shows on Discovery and he was telling me that I could eat bugs if I were hungry. I told him I had apples in my camera bag, but that was good to know.

Also - Silas loves to have his photo taken. Okay, in all fairness, I think all my children do. Either that, or they're so used to me capturing their every moment on film, they just pose without thinking about it.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Around the area

I've been snapping photos here & there and here's a few of my fav's.

* One of the black & white photos is of an old barn I ran across while driving down a back road in Athens. I loved the windows.

* The beautiful church steeple is in Logan. I loved the red up against the blue sky.

* The other black and white is also of a chuch in Logan.

* The angel is a statue in an Athens graveyard and she watches over the souls who sleep there. She is supposed to be haunted, and is known as the Weeping Angel because people have said to have seen tears fall from her eyes. I didn't know the story about this statue when I took the photo, but I can tell you that once I loaded it into my computer, I did make a few comments about how unusual her eyes looked and in Heather's photos, the eyes looked open and then closed in 2 different shots. Spooky!

Friday, October 6, 2006

Heather and her Crew

Heather and her kiddies came over and visited a spell. She's down in the dumps, as you can see. Life is in the tinker to right now, but I'm not too worried about it. She's one of those people who always looks on the bright side - and always comes out better for her experience. Hopefully, this will soon pass and she'll be back to her happy, smiley self. Cheers to you, Miss Heather!

Wednesday, October 4, 2006

My boys

A few random photos of my boys. Alex is in culinary arts school - to become a chef. Cute huh? Jake loves this hat, and it really does look good on him. No, it's not all that masculine, but I don't think he really gives a crap about that stuff anyway. And Silas is cute as a button no matter what he does - even getting out of the tub.

Tuesday, October 3, 2006

Busy writing

Trying to get some writing done. It's taking up all my time and I feel a bit burnt. Ugh! And I'm barely able to figure out how to do all this Frontpage software stuff (my website has been down for MONTHS now!) Seems like I'm doing way too many things at once and not succeeding at any of them. I'm taking tiny steps forward with each project, but not one is near the finish line. It's overwhelming me something terrible. I might just need help, like a partner or assistant or something. I'm trying to do the website, write and research books/articles/columns, do the PR for the group, run the entire group myself, answer emails, interview people, etc. The typed sheet on my notebook is just 1 page of my to do list. It's actually about 10 pages long.

Too much, perhaps? I think sometimes I'm expecting WAY too much of myself. Other days, I really don't think I expect enough out of myself. I dont know.. I wish I could see the end result of something, though. I'm feeling bummed about it all right now.