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Doing a little

Saturday, July 22, 2006

No one could make a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little. -Edmund Burke



Thursday, July 20, 2006

Patience is the key to paradise.

- Turkish proverb

Poise in the face of frustration

Whether waiting to see a change on the scale, dealing with your coworkers, or diligently putting in work and feeling unappreciated, losing your patience is very easy to do. By exercising patience with all people, you are allowing them to become better and to learn on their own through gentle guidance. One healthy byproduct of self control in the face of frustration is that it usually leads to encouragement and enhancement of your relationships. Happy families and friendships thrive on patience and learning. It may take time to learn, but the results are well worth it!


Shutterbug Assignment formatL

Monday, July 10, 2006

I thought it might be a good time to update where we are on the Shutterbug assignments. This has been such a great experience. It grew out of a conversation I had with Pam (pamala3) back in June. The idea is that each week we have a photography assignment. The assignment would be made by someone chosen by the previous weeks leader. My vision was that having a particular assignment would force us to get out and shoot pictures. There is nothing liking taking pictures to make us better photographers. The more we shoot, the better we get, it is as simple as that. The other part of that, of course, is having people comment on what we have done. Constructive critiques even. (If you want to see some good critiquing, you can check out
So, here is how it works. Each Saturday a new assignment is given by that weeks leader. The assignment can by anything your creative mind can come up with to challenge us and make us think about the world around us and come up with our best images. At the same time the leader gives the assignment, he/she also names who will give the assignment for the following week. Here is what we have done so far

Week 1 Wildlife Laurie (boyzx34me)
Week 2 Clouds Pam (pamala3)
Week 3 Collage Lena (craftygirl3)
Week 4 Architecture Chuck (chuckabbe)
Week 5 Water Shawna (1kayakgirl)
Week 6 Where We Live Chris (moorey) 7-9-06 to 7-15
Week 7 Patterns in Nature Denny (dennisbishop)
Week 8 TBD, Carlotta (carludda)


5 Miles in One Day!

Saturday, July 08, 2006

I put in another 2.5 miles before a late dinner. The neighboorhood has never looked better. All the lawns were cut, the annuals were in full bloom and the perennials (snap dragons, day lillies, hostas, flowering ground cover, even daisies!) were all in color. The temp was 75 with the slightest of breezes carrying all the rich fragrances in the air. WOW! Lots of walkers - all very friendly. I love where I live.

Well, 5 miles in one day is the most I have ever done. Not bad for getting a new hip only 6.5 months ago. And about two months ago I had to stop walking altogether - due to too much pain in my leg and had to start all over... going a block at a time. Tonight I felt like I could keep going for miles and miles, even on my second walk... and even after diner my leg was still strong with no pain at all. I am sooooo happy I could scream!


What is a miracle?

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

The only way to live is to accept each minute as an unrepeatable miracle,

which is exactly what it is - a miracle and unrepeatable."


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