Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Spring Reading Thing 2009- Update


I am participating in the the Spring Reading Thing challenge by Callapidder Days. Below is my list of book – I have crossed off the ones that I have completed and noted the one(s) in progress.

1. Warriors – Into the Wild by Erin Hunter

2. God's Solutions for Your Life by Charles F. Stanley

3. The Pathway by Laurel Mellin

4. The Eyre Affair by Jasper FForde

5. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

6. Just Think by Nancy Nordenson

7. The Know-It-All by A.J. Jacobs

8. I Married Adventure by Luci Swindoll

9. Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller – in progress

10. The Leader in Me – Stephen R. Covey

11. Adobe Photoshop CS3 Classroom in a Book

12. Get Out of that Pit by Beth Moore

13. Living Artfully – create the life you imagine by Sandra Magsamen

14. Style Statement by Carrie McCarthy & Danielle LaPorte

15. Youth Workers’ Guide to Creative Bible Study – Karen Dockrey


I’m a little behind schedule to complete all of them by June 20th but it is still doable.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

you are my sunshine

Today I photographed some watercolor painted backgrounds that Emily & I made. I thought I would use one as a background for a scrapbook page. This is what I came up with. I really like how this came together.

Credits: watercolor background by me, Damask pattern overlay by CoffeeShop, ribbon (recolored) from Kasia Design's Summer Afternoon kit, title word art (recolored)from Jen Wilson's Sunnyside kit, blended word art from Paislee Press's presslines Summer Collection, PhotoMask #10 from Kylie M. Designs, and TotallyRad's Cinnamon action.

Watercolors - 108/365

Emily and I spent the afternoon painting watercolor patterns. I'm planning to bind them into a journal sometime in the future. In the meantime I thought this one would make a cool background for a scrapbook page

Friday, April 17, 2009

Nap - 107/365

Monster found an empty chair with a spot of sunlight for a nap. He is such a great cat to photograph.

I Believe I Can Fly - 106/365

Presten playing on a hill in the late afternoon sun. He kept saying "watch", "watch", "Grandma watch." So I watched and snapped a few photos.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

I am tiger...105/365

..and I'm on the prowl! Just Little Guy outside for a bit. He loves it but I have to keep an eye on him because he is fearless when it comes to the outside cats. He doesn't realize that they mean business when they hiss or snarl at him. He rules the roost in the house and just naturally assumes that he does outside also.

It was 70° and sunny today! We planted raspberry, blackberry and blueberry bushes. We also planted some pine trees to replace ones that died a couple of years ago.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Catnip! - 104/365

We bought a catnip plant today to plant in the garden. We broke off a leaf for the cats. Sunny loved it! He wouldn't share with Little Guy and Monster. They weren't very persistent so he pretty much had it all to himself.

Well, I've fallen a bit behind in posting my Project 365 photos. If you click on the photo, it will take you to my Flickr site and you can see all of them.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Growing Up - 96/365

Monster sitting in the sunlight. Where did my kitten go???? He looks so grown up here. He still plays like a kitten. He likes to play tag - especially at night when we first go to bed. He will run up and "smack" one of us and then he runs. He comes back a few times before he gives up.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Palm Sunday - 95/365

Today is Palm Sunday. The children march around the church with their palm leaves while we sing Hosanna! This is James with his cousin Austin behind him. I know it's cluttered but it represents my day (Palm Sunday or cluttered???).

Really feeling blah the last couple of days. The weather is partially to blame. It has been cold and dreary. We were supposed to get a bunch of snow last night/today but it stayed south of us. About 30 miles south of here, they DID get the blizzard. Just flurries and drizzle here.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Can I come out to play? - 93/365

Little Guy was looking out the window wanting to come outside. He was sitting in our window garden. I did let him go outside for a little while but I kept a close watch on him. We have an un-neutered male cat outside that Little Guy likes to "challenge." They usually just grumble at each other but I still keep an eye on them.

Sunny - 92/365

Photo from April 2nd. This is our sweet Sunny. He is blind (from birth) and is so amazing! Most people don't realize at first that he is blind. He has adopted Monster (a kitten we brought into the house in November) and is so tolerant of his kitten antics. I "gave" Sunny to Presten but Presten shares him with me. I like this photo because Monster is in it too.

Sprouts - 91/365

We planted a bunch of seeds so they could get a head start. The nights are still too cold to plant outside (and a snowstorm is forecast for this weekend). Hopefully there will be a lot more sprouts soon! Photo from April 1st.