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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Its a MEOW Life ...


Life has been happening - the good, the bad, the ugly. 
And as you can well imagine, cats were in the mix.


Cats are like houseguests - 
after a few days they start to smell (quite literally)
and they come for the weekend and stay for months ...


This will be our LAST foster group.
Conclusion - they are ALL adorable and need saved - 
my sanity needs saved too.


And yes, it will be another minimalistic Christmas
Approach so far:  
Charlie Brown trees - wait 
wall of Santa's - wait
grapevine wreath tree - relocate - relocate - wait
family tree with lights only -- wait
add garland -- wait
surround with boxes and baskets - wait
while they are asleep add non-breakable ornaments.

Patience is a virtue - and prayers are much appreciated.


Sunday, August 20, 2017

easy like Sunday morning ...


in this crazy world we live in, every chance to take a moment and just 'chill' and slow down is to be embraced and cherished.
by all of us --- kitty included.

life less complicated

does that even exist anymore?

Thursday, August 3, 2017

bye bye bye July ...

July has been WAS crazy busy, crazy fast, crazy hot, crazy humid. Crazy!



A lot of transitioning going on here.  Shifting gears for the girl in Japan and gearing up for the boy at college.  



I don't like the term "empty nester"
I prefer "parents of free range adults".
Robin Fox  

Thursday, June 8, 2017

crazy.quirkly.me ...

Sometimes you just gotta be you.  
With photography this is especially true because while you can replicate images from others, 
you get more satisfaction when you do what is genuinely you.

As for me, there are some consistencies:

[Italy]

Hotel rooms; when I travel I find I must snap a pic. 
 I can't help myself...


[WV]


And the halls ... 

[London]

There must be something with our last name because inevitably we end up with the room at the end of the hall - 
- yea, the one wayyyy...downnnn...there.
(and it is a good way to entertain yourself on the hike) 


Out last trip to Disney broke the distance record leaving us to wonder if by the time we reached our room whether or not we were still in the same resort. We started out in the direction of Epcot and ended up at Hollywood Studios 
- so to speak.

[Hawaii]


I also have moments of being a food photographer - but not full on foodie  level.

A
like my Mickey ice creams
- it's tradition.
[Aulani and Magic Kingdom respectively]



Plus who doesn't like a good coffee selfie

[Paris]



or a Coke when it spells it out.

[Cinderella's Castle]

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

black and white wednesday ...


In less than a month I will be visiting this fella's human in Japan to help ready her to return home.   
Yes, you read that right - she is coming HOME.
And the closer it gets the more excited I get about it.

Friday, May 19, 2017

acts of kindness ...

no acts of kindness, 
however small, 
is ever wasted. 

 Aesop

 Champs-Élysées, Paris, France


I have been torn about posting this image, 
hesitant to take it in the first place, 
agreeing with my husband's disfavor of putting the down trodden on display.
In the end I decided to share it only because of its anonymity but even more because of the volumes it speaks to the universal hardship of mankind and the never ending need for acts of kindness.
Hardship knows no boundaries and to look the other way (including with a camera) is to pretend it doesn't exist.  
That helps noone.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Happy Mother's Day ...


The brilliance of Mother's Day doesn't come from the flowers ...


it doesn't have to be filled with sunshine ...


the best part of a day celebrating motherhood is getting to share it with your children (fur babies included). I miss my mom dearly and lament the too many Mother's Days I let slip away without celebrating it with her. 


 HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!