Sunday, April 27, 2014

16/52 B&W...and a lickity licky puppy

I'm a cat girl.
Not a dog girl.
But growing appreciation of the dog-man bond.
This nut and I played for an hour.
He stopped and looked at every truck noise.
The country is quiet.
Until a big diesel truck roars.
But there's only one that will give him what he needs.
A face to lick.
A funny baby doggie voice greeting.
A toss of a toy that will be destroyed in minutes.
Welcome home!

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Friday, April 18, 2014

Week 15/52 A Moment of Focus

A moment of focus.
A picture not really in focus.
A sweet nephew telling me all about his day.
Dreaming about simple things.
Ignoring work problems.
He had pancakes for breakfast.
He colored pictures of Pokemon.
He wore a Batman mask.
He loves his mommy.
His brothers are crazy.
He reads books over and over.
His blondie, blue-eyed grin is amazing.
Aunt Jenny's in love.

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.


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I'm a retiree/artist/student who makes things. It's a nice kind of lifestyle!

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