Thursday, September 27, 2007

Funky little plants

I saw these plants on a show called "Private Life Of Plants."
Later, I was at plant store buying dirt and saw them for sale. They are called Rock plants. They are succulents. One is even flowering.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Trying to "weave"

This is a piece that I have been working on for a while now. I was hoping to get it to appear as if I weaved it. I am not quite sure that it worked out like I had planned, but, it kind of turned out interesting.
I have had such a full plate these last 2 weeks. I finally had a day "off" yesterday, and alas, I accidentally picked up the phone. After that, I had a stressful, wasteful day. I just hate when I do that. I don't normally screen my calls. I like when people answer me, so, I answer them, usually happily. But this person and I are not friends, we are school acquaintances at best. Long Long Long story filled with being broadsided and dumb struck (not an uncommon occurrence these days, short, I ended up making her very mad by the end of the day. After 2 conversations with the school principal and 3 conversations with a good friend of mine, now, I find myself searching for the rock I just crawled out from under.
It is odd that my life used to be filled with confrontation. I was actually "good" at it. It was part of my every day life. I put my gloves on every morning, along with my matching shirt and socks. Now, I usually run as fast as I can from it. I change my agenda to avoid it. I am not as efficient to say the least, with out it, and yet, I, for the most part embrace my new found inefficiency. Even if the service in the restaurant sucks, I just tip them 10% instead of 20%.
Now as I sit here with another sleepless night under my belt, I will be reaching for my coffee, stare into the distance for a bit, and then get the kids up for another round, we call a day. DING DING.... come out fighting.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

I feel this way somedays

This is Nala. She can be a challenge to photograph. She spends most of her time out doors. Here she is getting sustenance before a long prowl. I feel like her some days. But mostly, because, I like to bury my face in a food bowl.

She looks a bit crazed, and.......well, so do I!! K~

Friday, September 07, 2007

1st week of school

We made it!!
The first week of school has come and gone..... And we are still standing (or really sitting). C - 5th grade, D- 3rd grade started on Tuesday.
S - Kindergarten (all day) started on Thursday. They all seemed like they really had a nice transition. YEAH!! Me..... Well, I was unsure of what to do with myself on Thursday. Today, Rick and I hung out for the day.