Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Week 14/52 - Mornings and Mischief

Shelby kitty loves the bathroom.
She's all about the running water and the drips in the showers.
Just last week she took up a new perch:
In the sink.
Just chilling.
And waiting to go chase fake mice and swat at blinds.
It's a little creepy when she stares at me in the shower.
Kirk nicknamed her "Mischief."
She makes me giggle.
I need that in the morning.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Week 13/52 Slightly Above Eye Level

Wandering down an alley
In Charleston
Around lunch time
In uniform.
To visit the art store.

Whoa.  I just mixed worlds...can you even wear a uniform in an art store?  haaaaaaaaaaa

I got the feeling...uh, aren't you the lady who comes in here wearing a poncho and smelling like patchouli?  What is this thing with the combat boots?

Yeah.  That's me.  A camo-wearing, patchouli-smelling, Airmen-slash-artist who takes pictures of weeds growing out of walls while enjoying the sun on a fantastic break from the office.  

The cool part about this dichotomy is that it lets me see things differently:  
- This could be the wall that made it hard to find a parking spot or it could be the home for a little grassy magic.
- The email in my inbox could spell the end of my career as I get frustrated and run or could be a challenge worth jumping on and solving with my team.
- The dumb traffic on my commute that creeps along or an opportunity to savor the flippin' gorgeous pink and blue and orange sunrise.

Conformist or nonconformist?  That's the magic balance.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Week 12/52 - Expressing Perseverance

Hammer, screw, staple, pushpin, thumbtack.
Keep posting.
Practice communicating.
Share more.
Try again.
Shake off the rust and dust.
Smile loudly.
Run down the sidewalk.
Admit failure.
Learn the lesson.
Hug hard.
Embrace frustration.
Jump for joy.
Start again tomorrow.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Week 11/52 - Beauty All Around

Back on the bridge.
More daylight.
More running.
Amazing sunset.
Blue and orange.  
Really that simple?

Monday, March 10, 2014

Week 10/52 - Big Picture: Long Shot

Instead of wide, I went long.
Apparently following prompt instructions is a challenge.
I checked out the blue sky and calm river as I ran.
Fear of heights keeps me from hugging the side
Until someone runs by me too close.
The yellow dotted line is constant.
If a dotted line can be considered constant:
Constantly intermittent?
Kind of like my energy during the run
in spite of sun, breeze, and a cute t-shirt.
The Ravenel Bridge exhausted me.
Post-sweating I napped for two hours.
And then I napped some more.
Woke up this morning at four
Since I lost a whole day of productivity--not just an hour.
But I didn't lose five miles...I got that!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Week 9/52 - Macro Cozy

A week behind.
Still under the same blankie.
My Grammy Hine made it.
It keeps me and the kitties cozy.
Even if they throw up on it occasionally...
Happy Saturday, Kitty Mommy!
Time to work the week's mail.
Why do I subscribe to People magazine?
DVR'd TV is magical.
Whirling washing machine sounds delightful.
I hate folding clothes.
Will I run instead?

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Week 8/52 - Hello COLOR!

I love colored pencils.
My stabilo pencil is my bff.
The eyes have it.
Big colored pages make me happy.
I sat by the pool and made faces.
Lots of them.
Tried some different styles.
All that while sitting by the pool.
It's back to real life today:

Email, work, pizza, performance reports, big trucks boys, work, and


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If you saw me from Monday to Friday, you'd hardly be able to see me since I'm in camouflage...when I get home, though, I break out into my super craft nerd self and make pretty bits!!

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