Saturday, February 23, 2013

Selections #109 ...

I wasn't going to participate this week in Sunday Selections.
It has been a crazy busy week of ups and downs, and the weekend is forecast to be a very wet one.
Pictures of my leaking roof seemed depressing.
As did thoughts of my leaking car roof.

But I've decided to jump in the deep end and drag out some photos found in my archived files.
These were taken on a tour of 1st Cavalry at Ft Hood, TX in November 2011.
{and taken by a co-worker, Alison, not by me, obviously}
I had made a new friend.
We were having a conversation about the benefits of being a 1st Cav horse...
and massage.



His name was Phantom for his eyes.
Half blue and brown.
Beautiful.

Sunday Selections was originally started by Kim, of Frogpondsrock ,as an ongoing meme where participants could post previously unused photos languishing in their files. 
It is now continued by River at Drifting through life and Sue at The Elephant's Child. The rules are so simple as to be almost non-existent. Post some photos under the title Sunday Selections and link back to River.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Friday Five...

I've been too busy to blog as much as I used to ... or as much as I want to.
I'm grateful for that.
I miss writing ... but love being busy ... coming home too tired to think.

I received paperwork this week from the attorney for my mortgage company ...
an indication that they will meet the "put up or shut up" date the court has given them ...
and putting me one step closer to leaving this house ... which is no longer a home for me.
I'm grateful for that.
I don't know yet where I will go ... or how ... but at least it is forward momentum.

I also received my "Official Statement of Status of Eligibility" to teach Business Education ...
Grades 6-12 or adults.
I just need to have a contract to work to get my temporary certificate.
I'm grateful for that.
It opens a door to a long-ago dream of becoming a teacher.

It has been an emotional week for me as people came into my life ...
and left it.
I'm grateful for that.
Tears can be cleansing ... healing ... and reminders of how it feels to love.

It has also been a faith-filled week for me as I cling to promises to prosper me ...
made by The One who knows the plans He has for me.
I'm grateful for that.
I'm grateful for that.
I'm grateful for that.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Mardi Gras! ~ Sunday Selections #108

Sunday Selections was originally brought to us by Kim, of Frogpondsrock ,as an ongoing meme where participants could post previously unused photos languishing in their files. 
The meme is now continued by River at Drifting through life and Sue at The Elephant's Child. The rules are so simple as to be almost non-existent. Post some photos under the title Sunday Selections and link back to River.








 

it's the little things ...

... that make me smile ... 
like discovering after who knows how many gazillion gallons of ice tea
that there are messages on the back of the tea bag tags that will make me warm ...
even on a cold, windy, and unexpectedly winter-ish day.
Summer will be here soon!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Five on Friday...

It has been a long week ... 
and I'm grateful for the long weekend coming.

I'm grateful for sun ...
on rainy days...
reminding me that the darkness will fade.

I'm grateful for a community of people ...
people I know ... and don't know ...
who come together in prayer for a child
who doesn't think he has a future ...
a child whose world is filled with darkness ...
prayers that he will see the light of his future.

I'm grateful for answered prayers ...
miracles ...
faith in something that is much bigger than me ...
that reminds me that I am never alone.

I'm grateful for this day.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

A rainy day...

It is a day for snuggling under the covers...
Unless you're meeting friends for breakfast...
... down at the local bar.
 

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Blooming in protest... ~ Sunday Selection #106

Sunday Selections was originally brought to us by Kim, of Frogpondsrock ,as an ongoing meme where participants could post previously unused photos languishing in their files. 
The meme is now continued by River at Drifting through life and Sue at The Elephant's Child. The rules are so simple as to be almost non-existent. Post some photos under the title Sunday Selections and link back to River.
~*~*~

Willing Spring to come...
the flowers bloomed in a January protest...
Hibiscus
Antique Azalea

Azalea

Friday, February 1, 2013

Friday Five

A job interview that lead to a job offer ... accepted.
Grateful to have started work this week.
A fender bump on the car that lead to air bags exploding ... bruises and sore muscles.
Grateful to have no other injuries and repairs could be done to the car.
An encounter with a rude, unprofessional "manager" that lead to a decision to not subject myself to that kind of environment ... no matter how much I need a 2nd job right now ...
I will not be someone's verbal punching bag.
Grateful to realize that I am worthy of better.
An incredible sunset marking the last day of the month...
matched by an equally beautiful sunrise marking the first day of the month.
Grateful to be able to see both of them.
Finding a church home where I know I will have friends, faith, and growth.
Grateful for all that God has blessed me with.