Tuesday, May 17, 2011


I wish I could put into words what I'm feeling right now. It's not pretty and I am so conflicted over it it's exausting.
Disappointment-in adults who have taken upon the responsibility to shape young people's lives.That's a good way to sum it all up.
How can a coach stand over the top of this little boy and yell, wave his arms and publicly humiliate him over his very first goal that he was so excited about?
How can he take away his joy of kicking the ball through the cones for the first time?
How can he intimidate a 4 year old and make him feel unworthy?

 I am fuming. My stomach is in knots. I feel so bad for him.

These were taken a few weeks ago during practice.
So Glad I caught these...since he won't be back-at least on this team.

Friday, May 13, 2011


My first race.

The Fat-Ass 5K is in the morning. Wish me luck.
I'm starting back by all the walkers-lol.
{man, I need to scrub my floorboards...}

Monday, May 9, 2011

One from today

Our Irises bloomed today.
I'm not wild about their color on the outside-a deep dark burgundy-but their insides are gorgeous!

Hmm...I smell a bead color combo lol...

Speaking of: I've been hitting the torch alot lately and really cranking out the beads. I spent alot of time soldering little silver pieces today to mix in with the glass. I can't wait to start putting everything together.

Those first 6 or so beads came out soooo pretty. I can't wait to make a bracelet out of them. Just need a few more from my next torch session tomorrow and I should be good to go.


It is always a kick in the gut when the mailman brings you what felt like such a huge order and this is what you got (for over $200!)

Guess I'd better get to work and see how far this will stretch. lol.
Of coarse silver prices plummeted over 20% the day AFTER I ordered. :(

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


I love our 2 magnolia trees. This year they bloomed early and shed fast-so these are from a couple of weeks back. I was just scrolling through some photos and wanted to share.
{Straight out of the camera-and loving how dreamy it turned out...}

{Sitting on the porch watching the boys play}
{The boys as bridges over the 'river'}
{A little fern popping through the petals}