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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

A Beautiful Mess

Today is a beautiful mess.  No other way to describe it.  It is PLUS SEVEN outside my door and that is amazing.  The snow and ice are melting which is WONDERFUL but at the same time creates a complete mess.  I walked on a sidewalk today!!!!  They are still there under all the mess!!!  lol  There is mud and slush everywhere to be seen.  This morning I went for my run and by the time I was back home I was covered from head to toe in mud and water.  From running through it, to being splashed by cars as they passed, I was  looking like a monster from the swamplands.  It was not enjoyable.  Nope, not enjoyable.  I was happy for the warmth but not so happy about the mess.  I guess I just cant be satisfied.  lol

I read this quote on a blog today and thought, WOW, thats so me.  I can learn from this quote.

Souza : For a long time it seemed to me that life was about to begin - real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life. This perspective has helped me to see there is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way. So treasure every moment you have and remember that time waits for no one.

I think I will scrap a layout today with that as my inspiration.  Speaking of which, last night was our usual Monday evening chat at the Guild.  We spoke about using a sketch as inspiration.  Every month I create a sketch and this is the one for March. 

March-Sketch

Here is the layout I created using the sketch.  :)  The kit is For Mellisa, a charity kit.

when-it-snows

If you feel inspired, please use this sketch to create a page and let me know.  :)  I would love to see it.  If you want, you could even post it in the Guild Gallery where you will receive lots of love and post a link in the challenge thread so we dont miss it.

A few 365 photos and I am outta here!

Day 51

This is where it would have gone if I had taken it.  Oops.  First one I missed.

Day 52

Day 52

Connor out playing in the snow.  He was rather annoyed that I made him stop so I could snap a photo.  ONE PHOTO.  Kids.

Day 53

Day 53

Ya gotta use gusto when fighting plaque!!  lol  Connor brushing his teeth before bed.

Day 54

Oops, I missed this one two.  THATS TWO!  Oh man...

Day 55

Day 55

Dressed up to go to church with Nana.  Apparently ties are nooses!  ;)  Did I not do a horrible job on that knot?

Day 56

Day 56

It was so late and we were so tired.  *yawn*

Day 57

Day 58 

Say hello to Shalako. Shalako is my parents' dog and he is getting crazy in his old age.  He just turned 9 in January and is slightly loopy.  For instance, he will follow me around barking but when I go to pet him, he runs and hides under the bed.  Dont believe me?  Here's the proof!

Barking at me....

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Hiding under the bed...

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Like I said, the dog is a little loopy....

Day 59

Day 59

The thumbtacks I made in yesterday's post. 

Hope you have a good day.  Oh and remember that the Guild is having a photo contest with almost $1000 in prizes.  Contest sponsors include The Guild, Vinnie Pierce, Lori Davidson, Phoung Ton, Viva Artistry, Theresa Hernandez, and more!  So stop by with your favourite baby/pet photos and you never know, you might win!

9 comments:

Tammy said...

Happiness is a wonderful thing in life. I love the pictures and the template. Thanks for sharing them all.

Jess said...

cute pictures. I am lovin those thumbtacks though! brilliant IDEA and one i will be trying..

ps.. thanks so much for your purchase!

Audrey said...

love the photos -- so much expression on your little guy! really love that quote too.

Melanie aka Mom_of_5 said...

Love the sketch! I wish it would warm up here!

Beth Long said...

I LOVE that quote about 'our life is the obstacles'.... how true! Great job with your layout... and I love the design too... maybe I'll have to give it a go! Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day too.... hope you're having a great week!

sherriejd said...

oh loved your post and some great pictures. took me a minute to figure out that +seven was in celcius. rofl.

Meisie said...

Whoot! look at all your cool pictures! I agree, some warmth will be great and some sun to dry the mud! The cars are a permanent mess..ugh...LOL

GrannyNKy said...

I too am tired of the ice and mud and sloppy conditions!! I am so ready for spring!

gabs said...

OMG your photos are amazing! thanks for sharing!