Monday, April 4, 2011

So Little Time

I just feel like I don't have enough time in the day to do all the things I want or need to do.  I should be finishing up my taxes right now, but I'm watching Chopped All-Stars and playing with pictures and blogging instead.  I made a resolution as of April 1st that I will spend more time doing things that I need to get done to take care of myself and my family.  I tend to get 150% involved at work and then never take care of the things I need to do...I had a folder sitting next to my computer for three weeks reminding me to call the Bedford Springs to sort out the details of a big party we're having in April.  My mom was getting so irritated with me for not calling them that I was afraid to call her because I didn't have any new progress to report.  Heck, I still have to call the florist and I know I have to do that before I even try to call Ma or she'll kick my ass.  I told her that I'd like to spend a day hanging out with her and shopping to get her a new dress for the party in return for all the work she's done on it...she let me know that she didn't think we'd find anything expensive enough!  haaaaaaaaaaaa  I love you, ma!!


Anyway, I spent a great weekend with Curt and we took a hike on the Noland Trail which is a local park here in Newport News.  I'm mentioning this because I took my camera along.  Not only did I get some good pics, but I could randomly stop and pretend to see some need pattern in bark just so I could catch my breath and stretch a bit.  Curt thought I was being all artsy and I'm going to let him keep thinking that instead of knowing the truth that I was just plain tired.  


My bark pics actually came out pretty cool, but the shot I like best is this one....


Spring on the Noland Trail


For my bead friends out there...this is going to be part of my inspiration for the Art Bead Scene Monthly challenge that has a lovely Asian-inspired bamboo feeling.


As we wended our way out of the woods, we finally saw some trees with blossoms.  A little dogwood flower has some fun little purple tips.  So pretty!  The best part about this picture is that I had Curt trying to hold the branch still so the wind wouldn't move it so much.



He's such a good assistant.  




I'm going to grab another beer as this cooking show finishes up and the cat snores next to me.  I have another day of crazy taskers ahead of me tomorrow and one of my friends from the office has challenged me to try "yogafusion" class during lunch.  If I end up paralyzed you may not hear from me tomorrow.

6 comments:

  1. Beautiful photographs! I think you're right about the using the one photograph for the ABS challenge. It's perfect!

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  2. I love Chopped! Great pictures too!

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  3. Lovely photos, I like the dogwood. I had a pink one once but lost it due to drought and it really does not get consistently cold enough here for this mountain loving tree.Hope you had "fun" at yogafusion.
    Jenni

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  4. Gorgeous! I have been pulling back too. Not very gracefully, but necessary. This month will beat me down for sure. I have no end in sight and no magical elves to help me. I must do it all! You might hear more from me in May though... or maybe not with baseball starting up today! Maybe in August I will have time to breathe...
    Enjoy the day, Miss Jenn!
    Erin

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  5. Love the photo with Curt's hand in it. Keep that one. Yogafusion?? On a recent trip to Dallas to visit my girls they took me to my first Zumba class. Can I just say they kicked my a*&? But I had a blast.

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  6. OMG!!! I am going to be at the Bedford Springs this month - when are you going?????

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