Monday, March 13, 2017

photo diary: march 7-12

mar 7: classroom colors, craft supplies, new hair
mar 8: early spring, pillowcase pretty, bulletin board happy, pink joy
mar 9: an invitation to paint, sudsy play, sweet, blooms
mar 10: work meeting happy, a misdelivered cake, kooky pottery, all the freesias
mar 11: a springtime bed, nectarine blossoms, butter chicken spices, rogue garden parsley
mar 12: watching the moonset, family breakfast, mockingbird serenade, homemade lemonade

Sunday, March 12, 2017

a week of Nicoles

monday: w leggings and cardigan
tuesday: w smock and leggings
wednesday: w madison and belt
thursday: w leggings, sweater, and boots
friday: w leggings, wrap top, and boots
The Nicole dress from Lularoe is really versatile. I'm not a consultant but I did get bit with the bug so have more than a few pieces of most styles. I like to wear the Nicole backwards for the higher neck. Since it was cold I paired it with leggings but when the weather is warmer, I wear it as it with flats.

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

photo diary: march 1-6

mar 1: long overdue Scout date, peach blossom baby, rediscovering old favorites, happy succulent garden
mar 2: playing with classroom paint, happy hat, more old favorites, snack time
mar 3: howdy. niftiness at my brother's, delicious, meow...
mar 4: the anniversary stand, donuts, lunch, surprising old friends
mar 5: celebratory breakfast dessert, happy pottery, traveling clothes, the drive back home
mar 6: coffee, bzzzzz, pretties, torte

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

photo diary: february 22-28

feg 22: hello morning, getting a chest x-ray, new socks, and glitter...of course
feb 23: happy classroom mess, classroom garden gift, a gift to myself, my birthday card from the mister
feb 24: a beglittered gift from a student, happy hearts, we drew Lincoln, love my sunset view
feb 25: frozen bird bath, birthday chai, belated birthday torta, getting crafty
feb 26: snack time, treat time, birthday happy, happy beads
feb 27: garden freesias, happy buttons, goodbye texas blue, hello schmoon
feb 28: cloud dough, cloud prints, new friend, teriyaki bowl for dinner

Sunday, February 26, 2017

another wander amongst the oaks

It was morning and we decided it would be nice to go on a walk. Our first pick was to walk the Bluffs Trail at MontaƱa de Oro only when we got out of the car, the mama a-go-go got blown away. The wind was fierce and even I had a hard time attempting to stay upright. I laughed so hard, I began to wheeze. The mama a-go-go however, was not amused, and so back into the car we went, next stop, the Oaks Reserve where we would be protected by trees (as long as they do not blow over onto us) and where we might possibly spy some mushrooms.
Sure enough, barely into the reserve there were mushrooms left and right. It was still pretty windy but it wasn't hitting us and so we continued through amongst the greenery.
The Oaks Reserve is a favorite wander of ours. You begin walking under a few oaks and then the trail takes you across an ancient sand dune with lichen covered trees on either side of you before you head back into the Reserve. Even on hot summer days, the Reserve remains cool.
Stay on the trail to keep your self from wandering into poison oak, which is everywhere! The trail breaks off into a couple of different paths that loop back onto themselves, at times, paralleling the creek. If you go after a rain, there will be a lovely collection of mushrooms, but there will also be mud so be warned.
There weren't many birds this time around, maybe a woodpecker or two. The bees were out, a few beetles, and a rabbit, but other than that, it was just the three of us and the wind.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

photo diary: february 16-21

feb 16: lovely package, still recovering, another sick day
feb 17: rain, more gifties, all the oolong, reading by headlamp with the power out
feb 18: solar friends, birthday mail, more swappy pretty, finding joy in the succulents
feb 19: our neighbor's camelias, gold crown sparrow in the garden, all the pudding, with a gatorade chaser...
feb 20: more rain, more tea, finding joy, all the reads...
feb 21: surprise postie, dollar section joy, another day another jar of gatorade, happy mail