Friday, September 25, 2009

Weekly Pic--Perspective

Colorado Springs--September 2009

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Weekly Pic--Light of the World

Haven't done a Weekly Pic in a while, so as I was scrolling through my photos tonight, this one caught my eye~ not so much for my photographic prowess, but for the feeling it invokes in me.

I took this picture in June 2008 in a little village called "New Jerusalem" overlooking the city of Trujillo, Peru. It was a very poor area. It was a very lost area. It was a very dark area... both literally and spiritually speaking.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

People of Wal-Mart

Have you been to this site yet? It will make you laugh. out. loud. It is a forum for pictures of the *ahem* interesting things one sees at the local Wal-Mart. The creators have kindly pledged to refrain from poking fun at people who just can't help it such as physically disabled or mentally challenged folk. But if you're in the habit of wearing slippers to the Wal-Marts or leaving your teeth at home, then you're fair game. Like last week when I went with HanK to grab a few school supplies late one night and realized I'd left the house wearing a red shirt and purple flip-flops...not to mention the food stains on my shirt from lunch that I hadn't noticed. Of course I saw practically everyone I know and even managed to help a little lost boy find his mother, all the while looking like I'd gotten dressed in a dark house with no mirrors.

I saw this picture on the PoW site and it made me snicker.

It reminded me of one time when HannahKate was just a baby and we still lived in the Metroplex. I wasn't at WM, but a small community grocery store and we saw a neighbor who also happened to be a church member. As we talked, she poked at and played with Hannah, held her hands, touched her face and even gave her a kiss. I've never considered myself a germ-o-phobe, and this was my first baby, so I didn't think much about it. However, as the conversation drew to a close, she said, "Well, I have to go now. I have a doctor's appointment to try to find out what this RASH is all over my hands and arms." (I am NOT even kidding!) I hope the look of horror did not show on my face as I glanced down and saw the red puffy, white scaly lesions covering, covering I tell you, her arms from the tips of her fingers up to her elbows. I wished her luck and quickly whipped our buggy around to the next aisle all the while yanking baby wipes from the diaper bag in order to "decontaminate" my child. It was like a scene from "Silkwood". Poor HannahKate didn't know what came over her. Fortunately, either the woman's flesh eating virus was not contagious, or the Lord took pity on my poor stupid soul, because thankfully, HannahKate did not contract the mystery illness.

Evidently, the mother of the child in this picture has met my former neighbor...

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


The traditional first day of school ceremony~blueberry muffins, crayon-shaped candles and the "Happy First Day of School" song. (HanK is wearing workout clothes because she has volleyball 1st period.) Wow. What a difference a year makes...