Monday, April 20, 2015

Photo A Day Week 16

Day 104 - Paper
Our paper shredder died and the paper has been accumulating while I keep putting off buying a new one.

Day 105 - Up
The basketball hoop at the edge of our driveway.

Day 106 - Dinner
 I kept forgetting to take a picture before eating.  This is after dinner last night.

Day 107 - Where I work
You know what my sewing room looks like, so I chose the great outdoors for where I work with my camera.  This is the street behind my house.  It goes straight to the river.

Day 108 - An ordinary moment
It doesn't get much more ordinary than laundry.

Day 109 - Fluffy

Day 110 - Together
Erin and Shylee working on a school project together.

I'm getting better at remembering to take my camera everywhere and take photos regardless of what the prompt is.  While Shylee was here over the weekend, she kept asking if I needed to take a picture of whatever she was doing!

The one thing I couldn't photograph last week was my son Sean marrying his sweetheart, Marie.  They eloped (we knew they were going to) and we are very happy for them...just wish we could have been there!

Have a terrific Tuesday!

xo Annette xo
294.  hearing from an old friend
295.  buds on the cherry tree
296.  buds on the red bud tree
297.  clothes shopping with Shylee
298.  Sean got married!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Wordless Wednesday ~ Wild Turkey In The Neighborhood





Happy Wednesday!

xo Annette xo

291.  the first sounds of lawnmowers 
292.  the smell of fresh cut grass
293.  being able to see the beauty all around

Monday, April 13, 2015

Photo A Day Week 15

Day 97 - A shape
This is the shape in my front door.

Day 98 - Beauty
Pink nails and stickers.  This is beauty to a seven year old.

Day 99 - Breakfast
Plain Greek yogurt mixed with crunchy peanut butter, splenda, and vanilla.

Day 100 - Inspired
Shylee received a drawing pad for her birthday and was inspired to draw Annie.

Day 101 - Dark
This is from the archives because I just kept forgetting to go out after dark.

Day 102 - This smells so good
Hot cinnamon spice tea.  It fills the whole house with a yummy cinnamon scent.  I drink it every day!

Day 103 - Something green
The new clock in my sewing room.

It was a whirlwind of a week having Shylee here during her spring break.  She turned seven and I'm still in denial that she is that old already.  We had a lot of fun and she kept me busy.  I'm recuperating today and trying to adjust to the quiet again.  I miss her!

xo Annette xo

285.  Shylee turned 7
286.  birthday cheesecake
287.  squeals of delight
288.  the cashier who took the time to explain the receipt and change to Shylee
289.  hearing Erin talk about the job she loves
290.  watching Shylee's creative side emerging and developing

Monday, April 6, 2015

Photo A Day Week 14

Day 90 - On my table
I could have cleaned it off and made it look pretty, but I'm keeping it real!

Day 91 - Two tone
The single hydrangea in the bouquet on the table.

Day 92 - Lunch

Day 93 - Building
Erin was driving me around the town she just moved to, and I spotted this little mausoleum in the back of a cemetery.  It moved me.

Day 94 - This is good
Getting up early to capture the sunrise.  This is good.

Day 94 - I stood here
I stood here on my front porch and watched the sun set.

Day 96 - Egg
A hand painted wooden egg from Poland.

I hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend.  This is the first Easter that there was no chocolate in the house, and I didn't even miss it!  It was also the first Easter that it was just Michael and I.  We missed having a houseful of chatter and laughter.

I hope you have a marvelous Monday!

xo Annette xo

281.  birthday shopping for Shylee
282.  planning birthday surprises
283.  the first spring thunderstorm
284.  sleeping with the window open

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Photo A Day Week 13

Day 83 - Too Much
Too much of a chance of being pooed on if you're standing under this many birds!

Day 84 - A treasure
This is a bowl where all the spare change gets thrown in.  Shylee calls it her treasure when she is visiting.

Day 85 - Half

Day 86 - I love
I love that it's spring.  I also love that these daffodils are blooming.  They were here when we bought the house eight years ago, and this is the first time they have bloomed.

Day 87 - Something white

Day 88 - Give
This little cutie gave me great pleasure for a few minutes when he stopped to say hello.

Day 89 - Zen
Anywhere by any water.  This is the St. Mary's River.

After three months of taking a picture every day, the thing I've learned is that the more pictures I take, the more I need to learn!  I've taken hundreds of photos and only a handful have turned out the way I wanted them to.  But I am truly enjoying the process.  I'm learning to take my time and be patient, to check the camera settings before taking the picture, and letting go of perfection.  I'm getting out of the house and meeting some interesting people on my outings.  It's been a good three months!

xo Annette xo

276.  spring
277.  blooming daffodils
278.  watching grandpa and granddaughter interact
279.  warm breezes
280.  conversations with strangers

Monday, March 23, 2015

Photo A Day Week 12

Day 75 - After
After winter comes spring.  Finally seeing the signs.

Day 76 - Hobby

Day 77- Text

Day 78 - Private
My journal holds my private thoughts, good and bad.

Day 80 - Hand-drawn
Some of Shylee's hand-drawn and hand-colored art work on my fridge.

Day 81 - Sun-flare

Day 82 - Leaves
The ivy that grows wild...everywhere.

It was a long week but a good one.  I'm adjusting to being an early bird instead of a night owl!  I might actually miss driving Michael in to work each morning when he's able to drive again.  Maybe!  I'm hoping to do some sewing this week.  I'm feeling the need to hear the hum of the sewing machine.
What are your plans this week?
xo Annette xo

270.  learning to appreciate the early mornings
271.  Michael improves a little each day
272.  finding inspiration in unexpected places
273.  beautiful sunrises
274.  Sean's broken arm is healing nicely
275.  signs of spring


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Photo A Day Week 11

Whew, I'm finally caught up with the photos!  My headaches are gone and Michael is healing slowly but surely.  He's not able to drive, so I've been getting up early to take him to work.  It's been all kinds of interesting, because I. am. not. a. morning. person.

I saw a theme in this week's prompts, so all the photos are from the sewing room.

Day 68 - Make
My main making tool.

Day 69 - Floral
Pretty floral fabric

Day 70 - Happy Place
I know you've seen this too many times, but it makes me happy!

Day 71 - Details
I was taking close ups of the whole spool of twine when I noticed the frayed end.

Day 72 - Color

Day 73 - Favorite
My favorite fabric combo.  I'll be making pillows for the couch.

Day 74 - Small
Tiny mother of pearl buttons.

Are you having a good week?  I hope you are.  I'm enjoying the warm(er) weather.  Spring is almost here!!!

xo Annette xo

267.  beautiful sunsets
268.  slow but steady healing for Michael
269.  afternoon power naps

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Photo A Day Week 10

I am so late with this post.  The week started off with a migraine that continually got worse before it got better.  Then we unexpectedly had Shylee for the weekend, which wasn't a problem, but Michael ended up at the emergency room on Sunday for almost six hours.  Taking photos wasn't exactly at the top of my list!  Michael is now seeing a chiropractor for torticollis.  His neck and shoulder muscles seized up, causing severe pain.  I had never heard of it until this week!

Day 61 - Part of me
I thought of many different things for this prompt, but I kept going back to Sean and Erin.  They are forever and always a part of me.  I went back through the archives for this one since I don't have a recent one of the two of them together.

Day 62 - Open
The pantry door doesn't latch completely closed and pops open more often than not.

Day 63 - Geometric
Shylee's step stool

Day 64 - Out the window
This is the view from the bedroom window.  And I really hope it's the last snow of the season!

Day 65 - Remedy
The same view the day after the snow.  The sun and blue skies were the remedy for the winter blues.

Day 66 - Sweet
I think a sleeping child is the sweetest thing.

Day 67 - Young
The red bud tree Erin gave me last year for Mother's Day.

I hope you're having a wonderful weekend and everyone is well.  We tend to take that wellness thing for granted sometimes.  I know I do anyway.
xo Annette xo

262.  temperatures in the 50's
263.  running errands without a coat on
264.  unexpected weekend with Shylee
265.  thinking ahead and taking stuff to keep Shylee occupied at the emergency room
266.  caring nurses