This is a blog about the things that occupy my mind. These include momming, writing, scrapbooking, photography, crocheting/knitting, and random stuff I find on the internet. Not particularly in the proportion that I think about them.
I grew up a modern nomad – military child. Now I live in the Southwest desert (where I was born, which boggles my mind after so many moves), with my husband (aka N or sweetie), my daughter (A, Pandagirl, etc, 7yrs) and my son (B, Bam-bam, etc, 4yrs).
For way more than you asked for, here’s my 100 Things post.
I used to take photos with an Olympus D560 zoom point and shoot. Now I happily click away with my Nikon D50, 18-55 mm kit lens, and fixed 50 mm f/1.8 lens (which I lurrve). I edit my photos with Photoshop Elements 3.0 5.0. I also just got a Canon Powershot 870IS as a pocket camera (and because I had to get my real one cleaned – and I can’t live for weeks without a camera.)
Should you desire to shower me with material evidence of your affection (how sweet you are!), here’s my kaboodle and amazon wishlists (these open in new windows):
Kaboodle Wishlist – I love this service, it’s so handy. It’s a cool program that lets you bookmark/add items from different sites, all in one place. Anything not on Amazon will be here.
“Self-realization is born and matures in a distinctive kind of awareness…. We shall … call it the perception of the miraculous. “Miraculous” here refers not only to extraordinary phenomena but also to the commonplace, for absolutely anything can evoke this special awareness provided that close enough attention is paid to it. … Perception of the miraculous … is simply a matter of paying full and close attention to the givens of life, i.e., to what is so ever-present that it is usually taken for granted.”
-Stark & Washburn (in The Road Less Traveled, M. Scott Peck, p 230)
“Not gifted with genius but honestly holding his experience in his heart, he kept his simplicity and humanity.”
-Nanao Sakaki, on Issa
We do not need to do something large or heroic in order to feel better about ourselves. Small, gentle daily actions do add up. –Julia Cameron
Only thing I ever could need, only one good thing worth trying to be and it’s love – love – love -love. I do it for love – love – love – love. –Sara Bareilles