Thursday, July 30, 2009

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

My home needed some flowers.
A blast of beauty. An infusion of color.

Breakfast: a calm, quiet morning meeting at Panera with my friend Nicole and her new daughter, Emma Isabella. Lovely name, darling baby. She just slept in my arms for the better part of almost 2 hours. What a calm way to begin the day. Helped me remember to keep the bigger things in mind and to just sloooooooow down . . . .

Lunch: Well, picture the exact opposite of breakfast. No really. Lunch with the Legg Family (4, 7, 9) at Chick-Fil-A was an action-packed, chicken-nugget filled, balloon-floating, sibling-fighting, volume extravaganza. We actually tried to throw in some tech time on the computer in the middle of an over-crowded, obnoxious public restaurant. Brilliant.

Dinner: After a well-needed chop chop of my hair, I'm seated at the computer, once again in quietness. I'm working on building up my patience level. Reinforcing the fact that getting myself worked up about the details of my busy life isn't worth it. Now, if only I could find a sleeping baby to hold...

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Do You See What I See?

Today was completely random.
Full of photo opportunities. Enjoy.

Do you see what I see?
I see a screaming face in my crepe. Boo.

Want to know what happens when you splash Drano on your blue bathroom rug? Well, it leaves permanent bleach marks and ruins the rug. Awesome. Kind of looks like my screaming crepe.

Do you see what I see?
I see a Treble Clef staring at me! La la la.

Coolest discovery of the week.
This tablet starts off super small...

...and pops up when you add a little water...

...and turns into this awesome cloth! Too cool!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Rotten Tomato

Stupid rotten tomato. Seriously. I hate tomatoes. Even the FAKE ones. The real ones turn my body inside out, and the fake ones are just as much trouble.

All I wanted to do was cut the dang pin cushion in half. Silly me, I thought that was possible. I thought, perhaps, the pin cushion could be divided neatly into 2 equal halves, and then I could just use the portion I needed. I grabbed the nearest serrated knife, and started sawing, hoping for a nice clean slice.

WRONG. When you saw a pin cushion in half, its innards will explode all over your kitchen counter. Half sawdust, half kitty litter-like substance.

Disgusting AND disappointing!
On to Plan B...

Friday, July 10, 2009

I Should be Working...

Ever have so stinking much to do that you can't even get started? That would be me. That would be now. That would be why you are seeing pretty pictures instead of seeing me work. Brenda, Brenda!

I'm going to take this as God's way of letting me
know it will all be okay. Rainbows ROCK!
(Note the cute red car in the parking lot.)

Someday, I will own a house that does NOT have countertops anywhere near the height of my arms. Seriously! This is the second time in a month that my countertop has taken me down! OUCH!

This is one of the creepiest Castle Rock
sky pictures I've ever taken. Cool. Yet creepy.

And this is how the week ended. Another sight of
beauty that says, "Keep it all in persepective, Bren!"

Friday, July 3, 2009

The Wall is Alive!

Here are some of the lovely additions
to the wall of water - a live plant and real water!