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Monthly Archives: September 2011
Here we are… another Friday. I am so thrilled the weekend is almost upon us. I am exhausted!
Yesterday Collin and I came home and finally baked together. We went apple picking a couple weekends ago then I was either busy, or it was too hot to turn the oven on. Yesterday was a perfect rainy afternoon to enjoy some time with my little dude, who loved making a pie! He was such an awesome helper – it makes me want to bake some more.
First I want to link up to Happiness Is… with Rub Some Dirt On It. This is definitely the type of thing that makes me happy. Time with my boy, time making something yummy…. happiness is flavor. Flavor of life, flavor of food… yeah.
Happy Hump Day! I’ve got another busy day ahead of me, which leaves me longing for my bed, no alarm clock, and a peaceful rainy day where I do not feel obligated to do anything. Except watch movies.
The picture I’m sharing today, though, incites feelings much the opposite – reminding me of warm, sunny, afternoons, apple picking with the family, and happy times when I do not feel exhausted. It also reminds me that Collin went on another field trip last week to the apple orchard with his friends, and I cannot wrap my head around the fact that my baby is big enough to be going on field trips. I love that he gets to go out with the “big kids” though, and do some extra things at daycare.
This week’s theme for LEM’s weekly photo challenge is orchard, tree, leaf, etc.
I’m sharing a before and after with you today of Collin’s first soccer game. Before each “game” they practice for a few minutes and I captured this image during that time. I loved this photo SOOC (straight out of camera) but wanted to focus on my little man’s determined face. He’s only 3, so I have to remember that things like checking out the grass, playing with his shirt, and lining up with the other team to give high fives at the end of the game are going to happen. This moment, though, it seemed as he actually was focused on getting that ball in the goal and for this moment I was so proud
I cropped the photo vertically to isolate my little dude, then cloned out the foot of the boy that was running past him. Aside from the cropping my other edits were minimal – a little brightening and that’s about it.
Now that I’m getting the hang of a new routine and have a fairly good grasp of what our schedules are like throughout the week I have decided that I am going to get back into the habit of making a good meal for all of us to enjoy, taking the time to do it right, and not worry about what I may be missing out on or not doing while this is happening.
We haven’t been eating the healthiest over the last couple months. It is hard to make the best decisions when it is questionable that you’ll even get to the grocery store. We managed, but I am looking forward to being able to plan a menu, get exactly what we need and have it on hand. Besides meals I am also looking forward to doing some baking again, and spending more time in the kitchen.
As of late my attention has not been focused in the right places. I’m hoping I’m not the only one out there to ever go through this (I know, I know – of course I’m not!). I have been trying to take on too much, hold responsibility for too many things and it is overwhelming. Because of this my time with my family, with my husband, and the time I need to help us keep our lives running smoothly has been lacking. I am turning over a new leaf and redirecting the energy my family deserves.
How do you refocus when you feel like things are a bit off track?
It has been a dreary few days here and isn’t looking much better for this weekend, so I wanted to post a few more sunshine-y photos from our trip to the farm last weekend. Man, it was a gorgeous day and I want that back! None of the news stations around here seem to be able to keep their weather forecasts straight, so I don’t know what is in store, but hopefully the sun shows its face soon!
Have a great weekend everyone!