linking with Amanda
Slow time around here this weekend:
A high fever broke on the littlest girl,
only to land on the middle one in Friday’s wee hours.
A sunset stroller walk to the video store
unanimous love of gnomes and a bad Shakespear redo had us enjoying popcorn until way too late.
Saturday’s early morning run saddled to this cake, this coffee.
Afternoon run, hot sun and up hill had me and my runnin’ mama-pal sweating.
Promises made on asphalt to run again, every other day or something like it.
How we got off the mark I’ll never remember.
I edited photos on the front porch and my older ladies built three fairy houses beside our roses, rhododendrons.
Luke scratched his head, held PBR cans until cool droplets led way to warm ale and deep breaths.
We’re building a master bedroom, badass garage and just about to get it wired, insulated, sheet rocked.
The last eight boards removed revealed rotten subfloor, rotten floor joists: an invitation to demolition our only bathroom with a shower, an invitation to demolition our spare bedroom/sewing room/book storage room/middle girl’s nap room.
Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, veg from our garden, more photo editing past midnight’s hour.
Sunday began after 9:30 am (thanks, daughters!) and welcomed us with loads of sunshine and my parents visiting from Florida.
Lots of reorganizing in a house without closets about to lose two rooms to make way for four with a budget for two. Oh boy. Yup.
Lots of piles to the free pile, the used book store, the thrift house, the friends with young babes.
Cardboard boxes everywhere.
Girls spending the night in the yard in their grandparent’s Florida RV.
Will soon miss my shower and welcome construction dust everywhere.
Thankful for good friends with room in their closets, extra keys to spare bathrooms with showers.
[Sorry, giveaway closed]
Photos feel hard drive’s intensity, rarely developed or framed simply stockpiled into iPhoto’s library.
When my last computer’s hard drive caught on fire, I saw how fleeting scenes from my daily life really are. Blessed to have backup, friends in data recovery. I’m now conscious of images from days and milestones that tell our story. I’m now conscious of filling the white space of my walls with current pictures, too.
Last month I took such a picture. Behind the lens I saw composition of a landscape, enormity of a blue sky flecked with clouds, grounded in beach and driftwood. Behind the lens I saw my youngest lady with the confidence to run to the horizon without looking back. Out of my sling and onto her own two feet, no hands held.
I needed that moment frozen in time.
The very next day, Megan Edgeller contacted me with news that her company, BuildASign.com, just launched a website that creates prints from photos or art: Easy Canvas Prints.
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Chance #1: To enter, simply leave a comment below.
Chance #2: For a second entry you can hop on over to the Easy Canvas Prints Facebook Page and hit “like” and come back and leave another comment letting me know. (Wow. Once you’re a Facebook fan, you get an unbelievable promo code..)
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The winner, chosen by Random Generator is:
Thank you so much to Easy Canvas Prints for providing a wonderfully creative way to take photography to another level.
Tune in tomorrow for a story about my first time away in eleven years without my hubs or kids.
I went to Vegas with three mama pals and it was Awesome!