I took a little hiatus from blogging for the last 26 days because life
started getting a little bit crazy and I needed to free up some head
space to focus on important things like showering and keeping my
toenails a reasonable length. You would be surprised by the first
things to go when you are as emotionally fragile as I am. The burden
of starting East Avenue is heavier than I thought it would be...the
hours are longer and the decisions are harder to make but I couldn't be
happier that I am working my tail off doing something I love. I didn't
take a break from taking pictures, however. In fact the last month has
been quite the opposite. I'm starting to feel like my camera(s) are a
shiny new appendage I would feel lost without. So without further
ado...the last 26 days in pictures:
Day 148: Peeptini
right, Happy Easter folks, it's a Peeptini. Normally I hate peeps, but
soaked in vodka and a ton of sweet girly drink mix they taste pretty
damn good. Who knew?
Day 149: Pretty
Day 150: Eighties chandelier
Day 151: lewis & clarke
guys used to stay with us back in the Java House days so it was great
to see them again when they were playing in Columbus. If you don't own
any of their music,
I urge you to stop what you are doing and purchase it
immediately(available on itunes, amazon, and emusic)...it's beautiful
and amazing. Also, they perform live with a cellist AND and harpist.
It's astounding how wonderful they are as musicians and as humans.
Day 152: Circles
Day 153: GGW
with his eyes closed I think this picture is hilarious...I didn't
notice the GGW bus at first but I can't say that I didn't seize the
opportunity to frame it in the shot once I did notice it.
Day 154: New Jade
really like Jade plants. I think it's because you have to really put
some effort in to your laziness in order to kill them. That is not to
say I've never done it.
Day 155: Warm enough to sit outside for longer than five minutes
Day 156: More rain
Day 157: lovely colors
Day 158: Sweet baby Emma is three months old
Day 159: A little afternoon Scrabble
Day 160: Husband
Isn't that kid adorable?
Day 161: Sidewalk chalk
cute little girls that live a couple houses down (they can't be older
than 8 and 10) LOOOOVE the sidewalk chalk. I always find their
messages fascinating. "Obama Rules" was among "I *heart* You, Mommy"
"Jessica is the fiercest" and "Fashion Rules." They clearly do not
understand the definition of "rules." Only one thing can rule. Obama
or fashion, kids? YOU CAN ONLY PICK ONE.
Day 162: New bookshelves
can't tell you how glad I am to see my books again. They have been
packed away in boxes since we moved in because our old bookshelves
wouldn't fit. I was so excited, I made Andy bring all the boxes of
books down from the attic as soon as the shelves were assembled and
secure and I lovingly and carefully arranged all the books by color
(you know what I'm talking about Martha Stewart fans). Andy thought
this was a horrible idea and has taken the opportunity to mock me to
EVERY SINGLE PERSON who has entered our house since then. I caved and
they are now arranged in no particular way. A little piece of me dies
every time I look in their direction.
Day 163: Frankie's new chair
Day 164: Seventies Jesus totally kicked Satan's ass
Tom Sellick (is that spelled right? I'm too lazy to google it and find out) didn't stand a chance
those of you who have never had the pleasure of making little Gus'
acquaintance, you should know he has the attention span of a gnat and
this is a breakthrough of monumental proportions. We are very proud.
Day 166: Cold
degrees in April is ridiculous. I hate it when spring decides it just
can't be bothered to show up. It's APRIL spring! Enough already.
167: little ears
Day 168: Sweet
is one of those photos I'm always tempted to throw out because it's not
'perfect.' The focus is in the wrong place and his eyes are a little
dark but their expressions are so real. So I kept it.
Day 169: Attempting to start a garden
bought this cool little tray at Lowes for 7 bucks. There is something
really satisfying about growing something. It's really too bad I have
no idea what I'm doing.
Day 170: 8 dozen corn muffins and still going
Day 171: The "Could you spare some bacon?" face
Day 172: Hott
Andy got Rock Band today...it's an early birthday present.
Day 173: Favorite couple
I know you're not supposed to pick favorites but these guys are so fun and so happy together it's hard not to.