30 Aug 2015
in Nature, Photography, Weekly Photo Challenge
Tags: cemeteries, creepy, fog, litter, moon, spiders, storms, terrorism, weekly photo challenge
Creepiness is in the eye of the beholder. Some are creeped out by fingernails on a blackboard, but hard to show for a photo challenge. Most are creeped out by insects like spiders, cemeteries, storms, full moons and foggy nights. I am creeped out by all evil. From the inconsiderate litterers to terrorists. They show the world what they think of themselves. When you poop on the world and others, you are really pooping on yourself.
29 Aug 2015
in Flowers, Nature, Weekly Photo Challenge
It was a short spring but a beautiful summer.
Unless a true miracle occurs, this is the last summer I will be spending in my house after 10 years.
I decided to give one of my neighbors some of my decorative stones today and was repaid by a lovely lunch at a new restaurant nearby.
The little foofers seem
to love to sit on the angel
Still packing and one apartment called to say they had a one bedroom available. Problem is when I went to the building to drop off additional paperwork, I could really smell smoke into the halls from all the other tenants smoking away. I asked if I would be able to smell this in my apartment and unfortunately was told this may be the case. I didn’t say anything at the time, but I am very allergic to cigarette smoke and get asthma and bronchitis from second-hand smoke. I was raised with a bunch of smokers so I used to smoke myself when I was a teen. I quit at 21 when I found out I was pregnant. I used to get sick all the time until I started staying away from this bad air. There are actually people who don’t believe that others can be adversely effected from second-hand smoke, but I know different. They may find out the hard way one day themselves.
I went home very upset but then my higher brain kicked in and I made some calls to some other apartments I found in the area that were smoke free. Everyone was out for the day but I plan on calling back on Monday to see what they may have available. A couple are only small studio apartments, but I will see what I can work out. I know I have air cleaners and can crack a window, but if you’ve ever had bad air quality, you know that doesn’t always take care of it. The apartment is decent and looks out onto the woods where deer feed so I hate to pass that up. I was also thinking that I would like to be in an apartment with more things going on and more people in it. The sure thing only has a few units and will probably be very lonely. I’ll post an update on this dilemma.
my favorite flowers
next to the rose
I decided to try and actually finish some of my projects before I leave my home for good. One thing I did was use one of my mother’s old Vogue photo record album of one of my favorite songs to make a clock. Very easy. The next one I make I will do a Instructables.com
tutorial with it.
07 Aug 2015
in Daily Prompt, Nature
Tags: Butterflies, Daily Prompt, insects, Monarch, nature, window
Two birthday Butterflies greeted me yesterday.
There was one on my window and I saw it when I first opened the window to greet the day. When I went outside to get a better shot, it was gone.
Later I saw a Monarch sunning on my deck!
04 Aug 2015
in Flowers, Food & Wine, Nature, Photography, Sewing, Weekly Photo Challenge
Tags: black eyed susan, broccoli, close up, coffee, food, ice cream, macro, photography, stir fry
04 Aug 2015
in God, Jesus, Scripture, Weekly Photo Challenge
Tags: Christ, Christianity, God, Inspiration, Jesus, money, motivational speakers, Oprah, purpose, sacrifice, weekly photo challenge
I would venture to say that the majority of people live for themselves and live for the day now. I can’t blame them. I have never seen much sense in life or existence as purely haphazard or lived for self. As much as I like things “my way” I know it’s not realistic and it’s actually downright selfish. I know Oprah has been spouting “Living Your Dreams” for many years now, but before Oprah, was someone called Jesus.
Jesus spoke of living abundantly because of Him. In the context he spoke of this, John 10:10, he pointed out how those that came before Him were thieves and robbers. He was not that way, he spoke of the way to live abundantly in the truth and love here and eternally. Most others, even your “Oprahs” or motivational speakers, want something. They want money from us, from anyone and everyone. They want to live in mansions and have the world at their command, not God’s command. Jesus never wanted anything from anyone on this physical plane. He said if you loved Him, to keep His commandments of loving God and loving one another.
Jesus is my inspiration to treat others as I wish to be treated. To not expect any treasures while I am on this earth, but to live according to God’s will and look forward to heaven. I pray everyday to do God’s will and not my own and be lead in the spirit to be able to further God’s kingdom while I am on this earth. Jesus was willing to die to save our souls. God gave His only Son for Us. It is the least I can do.
26 Jul 2015
in Daily Prompt, Tax & Finances
Tags: charity, donations, eviction, finances, food banks, IRS, lotto winning, money, need, shelters, waste
No, seriously, it could not have happened at a better time in my life since I’m about to be evicted by years end, jobless and penniless. I am so thankful that I finally won a lotto of any kind, since I’ve been buying tickets for many years now.
As an ex employee of the IRS, not sure how you guys got past the whole tax thing, unless this is a billion dollars after tax.
The first thing I’m going to do is pay off this house that I could no longer afford and then give it to a needy vet with some money in a bank account for the first few years until they get settled in. Then I’m pulling up all the info I have on some folks that I’ve always wanted to help if I get the money. Some are strangers, some acquaintances, but all with various financial needs like a local woman who died from an accident years ago in Dearborn and she had two small boys she wanted to send to college one day. There are those in my family that are mentally ill that need to be taken care of. I would take care of all my family and friends, as well as the local food banks and Christian shelters in the area.
There is a lot of needy people in this world and thank God that someone like me has finally won a lot of money so a lot of good can be done instead of those that waste the money on big houses and fast cars and drugs. Thank you God in the name of Jesus, I can finally make a difference to many of your other needy people in this world.
I hope this isn’t some kind of a Daily Post hoax because I will be despondently disappointed.
And Po’ Girl don’t like being played.
17 Jul 2015
in Flowers, Nature, Photography, Weekly Photo Challenge
Tags: flowers, grateful, muse, nature, weekly photo challenge
Flowers of any kind have always been my muse. In a rut for something to shoot, find something in bloom somewhere.
“Savor the moments of perfection in your life.” Po’ Girl