Friday, June 28, 2013

Golf Goodness

A special day, sharing friendship and fun with other like minded golfers. The 9-hole group planned a and executed a splendid day that began with morning nibbles and coffee, then on to a 9 hole scramble and ending with lunch.

A show of golf fashion, lots of chatter and of course prizes were awarded. What a wonderful group of women and a lovely way to spend the day. Hey girlies, you all look so good!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013


I have an evil twin. Her name is Elena. Her story needs telling, and so I did.

I am a fairly ordinary person. I like coffee and tea, both with cream. I like soup and salad, I like meat and fish. I like cookies and cake. I like white wine. I like tennis and golf. I like technology. I like my I-Phone. I like sunshine. Rain, not so much. So you see, nothing out of the ordinary here. Things roll along pretty smoothly for me but every once in awhile this gal shows up who just frankly, gets in my way. Her name is Elena. I might be playing tennis, hitting some good shots and then she comes along and has to put the game in overdrive and send balls flying out of the court or into the net. My tennis coach says she can’t come to any lessons because she doesn’t pay. Same with golf. I will be driving the ball straight down the middle, avoiding sand traps and the like and then this chick shows up and BAM! before I know it I’m in a lake. She runs up my score amazingly quickly. SUCKS!
 She’s the one who always reaches for the fourth cup of coffee or the third glass of wine or the second cookie. She’s also the one who cheats on my diet. Damn her! Thank God she doesn’t cheat on my taxes. She’s the one who curses. Well, OK, maybe I do a little too but she’s the one who blurts out things without thinking. Not me! I love a good retort. She says sarcasm is her second language. She forgets peoples names. I would never do that. I’m always on time. She pushes the limit. We do both love to each other mostly. I’m never quite sure what to do with her but then again, life wouldn’t be the same without her. Afterall, she is my evil twin!


Sunday, June 23, 2013

Drew - Nike - Crossfit

A few years ago, my son, Drew, asked me to help him with the header he was putting together for Crossfit training blog. He works for Nike and they have a number of amazing gyms on campus. Off we went for the photo shoot. What he didn't tell me was that the campus is also awesome. It was a beautiful spring Sunday and we had the place to ourselves. I captured loads of wonderful; images and compiled this photo collage to remember the day. 

And this...

These images tell his story. They capture him lifting, running, pulling up, Core Performance, his work group, some of his shoe models, Nike athletes, including Brandon Roy, International flags and the large G for Girl Effect. Look that one up.

Hey, Drew, what do you think of this one?

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Our House

Is a very, very, very fine house. Or so the song goes. Most of our storytelling is about our children or travel or events but once in awhile its good to capture the stuff of our lives. Rick and I tend to live in a house for a long time. Maybe we are too lazy to move :) but then again maybe we just like the certain comfort of a place. We both really love this house. It's probably too big for us now but whatever. This page attempts to capture our sense of a special place and it's look this year, this time.

Monday, June 10, 2013

A Day in the Life

This template was for capturing things I did each hour for one day. I am not in the hustle and bustle days anymore and so find myself doing the same thing for a long time. So adapt, girlie. And, I did. These are things I do and look forward to or have some words of wisdom about now that I am getting !AHEM! older. I fiddled with the template and however its done, the story is mine.

What are your stories? Are you capturing them? Writing them down? Photo-journaling them?
Get going!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Ten Things About...

This was another class assignment. The template was originally designed to tell the story "Ten Things about Me". But, ten things can capture many lists. My ten favoirte movies, books, items of clothing, ten years of hairdos. Well, you get the idea. This was my rendering. The headline: The Most Wasted of Days is One without Laughter. Ten internet funnies. It captured my mood that day.