Dozin' - I see squirrels around my neighbourhood all the time. They amuse me the way in which they frantically busy themselves, like they have a to do list that is a mile long. You've probably seen them, digging in your garden, chasing one another up a tree or darting out in front of your car, but have you ever seen a squirrel relaxing? I mean just doing nothing for the sake of doing nothing? When I came across this squirrel sunning himself on my back deck, I had to stop and wonder. Was he hurt? Why is he doing nothing? How could he have possibly finished his to do list, and just relax for the day? Doesn't he know the other squirrels will talk? But, then I thought, maybe, just maybe this guy had the right idea - maybe his chores for the day weren't done, but he decided to give himself just a few minutes of breathing space, to rejuvenate before he tackled them. Maybe, just maybe I was a little jealous.
Tuesday April 3, 2012.
Awakening - I am coming out of my winter hibernation, welcoming the signs of new life and grieving the lives who slipped away. My brother's (adopted) mother passed away today. Rest in peace. I wish I could have met you to thank-you for raising an awesome son.
Wednesday April 4, 2012.
There'll be Days Like this My Momma Said - Charlie and I found this girl on the way home from school. "Take a picture Mom!" So I did.
Thursday April 5, 2012.
Date Night, Times Five - We went out for dinner, the five of us on a date. We exchanged stories over appetizers and asked for five spoons so we could share an order of dessert. It was everything a date night should be, times five.
Friday April 6, 2012.
Business Man - I met my brother-in-law Jamie when he was four years old. He sat at his little wooden table, set up in the living room playing - The table was set up to be his office: he had a calculator, a binder and neatly stacked paperwork. You see, Jamie's favourite game to play was business. They say that your profession should be what you dreamed of doing when you were a child. I've watched Jamie grow into a man, and I couldn't be prouder of him. He is doing exactly what he should be doing. He has followed the dreams of his child heart owns two businesses.
Saturday April 7, 2012.
Old Girls - I am the younger sister. I don't say that just to point out that Jennifer is older (although obviously she is.) I point it out because where we sit in the family hierarchy is just the beginning of our differences. Early on, whether consciously or subconsciously we decided that it was easier to be different than compete for the same recognition. She was a tom-boy; I was girly. She was the outgoing one; I was quiet. She was smart; I struggled. She was easy-going; I had wicked temper. She had posters of heart throbs and heavy metal bands wallpapering her walls; I had a Ziggy poster and a plaque of Jesus (not kidding.) In striving to carve out our own identities, we have become two very different women. I wonder what choices I would have made, who I would have become without Jennifer. I know that I am the person I am because of her. Happy Birthday Jen, congratulations on your Cougar Status.
Sunday April 8, 2012.
The Loot - Charlie would like you to know that the Easter Egg hunt was fun and exciting - and that he got the most. Sugar high to start in seconds.
Monday April, 9, 2012.
Sad Pansy - I planted some spring pansies in my garden over the weekend. There has been so little rain, that the soil has turned bone dry. This pansy sadly hung his head, waiting for the promise of April showers.
Tuesday April 10, 2012.
Blue - It seems I was on a flower streak. Here is the second of three not so exciting flower shots. Enjoy.
Wednesday April 11, 2012.
Just Dandy - Third and final flower shot of the week.
Thursday April 12, 2012.
Leaning - I'm trying my best to balance school, home and family. For my photography assignment, I multi tasked and actually handed in a series of pictures with me doing the dishes. Inspirational really. I haven't gotten my grade back yet, but I'm thinking I deserve an A. You can check it out if you want, I write my assignments as blog posts here at Elevating Exposures.