Thursday, December 12, 2019
I hope you have a wonderful years end. Many of my friends are grieving and surviving a lot and I want to say that you are not forgotten and I have a candle lit in my heart and I am aware that year ends and beginnings are not always golden for all.
December ends with a fourth part time semester ending for me. I have taken four photography class and I am registered for two more in the Spring. All this to help me gain the skills to become a professional portrait photographer. Things are going well. Mostly hopeful.
I have a new grandson, that is #5 :) My family is well and my soap business is a bit sleepy but will wake up this week for some annual candy cane soap sales. (Check HomegoodbyToni on Facebook).
The violin has awoke as well, however not as aggressive as needed to take part in the Fiddlerman annual holiday video. But we shall see, The Little Drummer Boy is a favorite.
And today I felt like my old self when offered to be a part of a book review for February, so there are a lot of good things coming up and I hope to chat here and share here.
Here are a few pictures from my landscape/macro assignment in November.
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
My left hand fingernails are cut and I joined an international concert project .... so I play again and I am happy ... my violin is tuned with stellar strings... I am ready ....♥️♥️♥️
Tonight though...it’s beauty rest... long work days, school and field photography hiking have me super tired...... life is good.
Saturday, September 28, 2019
Sunday, September 22, 2019
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Friday, September 20, 2019
Sunday, August 11, 2019
I have been up to my usual shenanigans. (Did I spell that right?)
I have some picture post drafts that I never paired with words, to share this upcoming week. I no longer believe in catching up with social stuff or posts or blogs. I think the way to get more behind is to try to catch up. So for now, I deal with incoming and I am pleasantly surprised when something I missed comes my way.
What am I doing? I have two weeks until school starts, third semester photography. I went easy on myself because there is much going on, a 5th grandchild, and just the holidays.
I am reading The Hobbit. It is lovely.
I discovered pour over coffee.
I spent a lot of time and miles on mountain trails this summer. I am making soap and beading a little bit.
I’ve been writhing poetry, but I have been writing it in my head. I need to remind myself to stop and jot it down when the good stuff is present, otherwise it’s all in the clouds, And not the “i” one.
Favorite pictures and good times recently. Have a beautiful week. I heard or read recently that the only thing stronger than fear is Hope. So I am inviting hope into my life abundantly.
Sunday, June 23, 2019
It was not a sudden thing.
It did not happen “and just like that.”
It became...as she eased into herself.
The years of trying, struggling and work started sinking in.
Her gratitude, patience and ultimate kindness turn inward.
She started to thaw and love.
Saturday, June 15, 2019
Saturday, June 1, 2019
Fun summer pictures. Happy June.