Sunday, September 30, 2007
Saturday, September 29, 2007
I inherited my dad's chest of drawers when I went down to California this last time. George is using it, but there was still a drawer full of "stuff." I had such a blessed time unpacking and organizing memory items from my dad and his mother and my mom's parents.
The most precious thing was a letter that my dad had written to my grandparents when he was engaged to my mom, and I have included it in a photo below.
Friday, September 28, 2007
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Monday, September 24, 2007
Sunday, September 23, 2007
I answer the question because my son didn't want to talk because he had a feeling I would want to put it on the blog. He knows me well!
Today was the 29th Annual Fall Festival Run. We jogged a bit and walked most of it. It was a BEAUTIFUL day for it! This 5K run is held on a flat course gliding through beautiful Oregon State University and returning to the Fall Festival event. The proceeds help The Kiwanis Club of Corvallis service the young and elderly of Corvallis and surrounding area.
We are trying to do one 5K per month this school year.
Link: Fall Festival
About once or twice a year, we get together and include our husbands. We had McMenamin's and Gelato. Here we all are in downtown Corvallis in front of Leanne and Joe's new Suburban (complete with wireless headphones and a DVD player!).
They are all great people, and we always have a really good time! What is great about this group is that the husbands get along really well which is nice because they are stuck with one another while the women chat away! Also, we are all OSU Beavers with the exception of one UO Duck. (Jim, second from left), but we don't hold it against him. :) Also, Jim is the guy who does pastel art that I have told many of you about. If you haven't seen it, check it out here. Jim also knows photography, and he READS his manuals. So, he made some adjustments on my camera to help me! YIPPEE!
Saturday, September 22, 2007
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
This is one of my favorite things about every other Wednesday. After we finish delivering books to shut-ins in the community and while my kids look for their own library books for the week, I go to the reading room and slip into this quiet world where the sunlight streaks on dusty chairs and shines on my shoulder as I read. Life's simple pleasure.
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
After a tearful Tuesday meltdown, I was praying and realized that I needed to get out of the house because this ankle sprain has left me housebound. Within minutes, I got a call from my dear friend of 29 years, Teala. She said, "Carol, I wanted to get some adult time and was going to call Debbie to go out for dinner, but God said, 'Call Carol.'" God really does know and orchestrate everything! So, here is my sweet friend in her orange shirt that matched the walls of the little Italian restaurant where we had a wonderful dinner. Tearful Tuesday turned to Teala Tuesday!
Monday, September 17, 2007
Sunday, September 16, 2007
So, what do you do when you fall asleep at 7 p.m. the night before and wake up at 3:30 a.m. the next morning? You make up a color-coded weekly schedule!
I was SO into this that I could barely rip myself away to go to church, and I was positively GLEEFUL when I saw this on my screen when I came home! I worked on it more after this! I think it looks like a stegasauras, don't you?
You know you are an "SJ" (or a real GEEK) when you are positively gleeful about something like this. I have GOT to get a life!
I tested and taught on Spiritual Gifts and Myers-Briggs personality types today to the college leaders. They were fun and blunt and engaging. I liked the lighting in this pic.
I was wiped afterward and went to sleep at 7 p.m.!
Friday, September 14, 2007
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
I went and had tea while my son had piano lessons today, and the art consisted of a great collection of quilts by a group called "Breaking Free," and this is the title of this particular quilt. I smiled because this is what I feel like I have done in the past year. :)
Sunday, September 9, 2007
Saturday, September 8, 2007
Friday, September 7, 2007
I just found this on my camera. My oldest made this interesting sculpture out of playdough today, and while documenting his "art," he accidentally captured youngest with a similar expression to the sculpture. Maybe it isn't as funny as I think it is.
Thursday, September 6, 2007
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
I am looking out my window at a GORGEOUS sunset that would make a wonderful picture of the day, but the picture explains why walking down the stairs and outside would be too painful today. :)
Monday, September 3, 2007
Sunday, September 2, 2007
Saturday, September 1, 2007
This is from a gorgeous field of sunflowers that I spied on the way to Ginny and Lorraine's today. I took pictures of it on my way home. There was a path leading right into from the road.
(If you haven't figured it out, I am doing a "colors" set this week.)