the 365 Project - Day 307
I have four parents; these are two of them. My Dad and my MomLinda.
Like the fan I am, I don’t even know where to begin to describe my adoration and respect for these two. You know those stories about the evil step mom and her awful bratty kids? NOT THIS ONE. I mean, yes we’ve had our issues and arguments (ha, this is ME we are talking about, Little Miss Bitch Pants) but we’ve always been able to find some kind of resolution that allowed us to move forward. Like all families.
They met in the mid-80’s and married a short time later. MomLinda recalls the first time she met my Dad - apparently home boy had a fro - and she was initially turned off by his advancements. But, the man had a personality and persistence that obviously paid off. Then again, I think all men like a good challenge (I’m still trying to learn that one; I may be a Taurus but I am NOT patient).
The day I met MomLinda, I immediately was drawn to her warmth and logic. Since forever, she’s been my Dr. Phil. We’ve spent countless hours on the phone talking about all the bullshit I let in my life and how to weed through it. You’d think that at 36 I’d learn, lol…
But one thing I love about the two of them, is their love. I’ve never seen anything like it. When they fight, they try to do it fairly and without snark or arrogance. When they disagree, it usually sounds more like comedic bickering. He eggs her on, she shuts him down; we all have a good laugh about it.
I’m truly grateful for the two of them and don’t see them near enough, seeing as though they live up by Bobcaygeon which is 3.5 hours from my doorstep. We try to share in the visits and only get about one a year in (sad but true). Each year I vow to get a better job and have more money for gas so I can go up there a lot more - cause trust me, I would. I don’t mind the drive.
Hoping I find that proverbial kickass job soon. I miss them both terribly.
the 365 Project - Day 306
This morning, I stopped in at Value Village to get my son some jogging pants, as he is going through a phase (or maybe not) of not preferring jeans and rather preferring more comfortable pants. Well, I’m a thrifter so Value Village was a no-brainer.
As we meandered through the aisles, a customer associate spoke up through the speakers to remind us shoppers that it’s a 50% off sale.
WHAT THE WHAT!? I just happened to walk in on THAT!? SWEET.
Well, the itinerary changed of course of course, so I took a peek at some interviewy items - naturally, I scored some threads - and all in all, I stayed in budget: $40. Which means, really, that I shopped out of budget so thank God for 50% off sales! Right? Yes.
the 365 Project - Day 305
the 365 Project - Day 304
My best friend treated my daughter and myself to a day out on the slopes at Boler Mountain. Gotta say, girls day out today was amazing. I’m so tired that I can’t even drum up a decent story to go with the picture :(
the 365 Project - Day 303
As I draw to the end of this project, I find that I’m losing the desire to stretch the day to its wit’s end before choosing on an image for the day. The last several pictures I’ve created were all shot in the morning and uploaded not soon after.
Several weeks ago, I’d give myself the gift of time, and go all day snapping away at some really cool and random things, trying to get the photo I wanted. Naturally, I would take some backup/safe shots too in case what I wanted didn’t materialize. Now, I just choose an environment and make it work. Pay attention to the light, to the surroundings, to the mood. Click, edit, post. Done.
the 365 Project - Day 302
My blue heaven?
the 365 Project - Day 301
I call this one, girl interrupted.