Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Pranks and A Clearing of the Mind

Well, we survived April's Fool Day around here.

My younger two girls have really embraced the pranking on April 1st and they drew their Dad into the melee.

The first prank I came across was a new lock screen on my IPhone.

Instead of a sandy beach, I saw this.

Ugh! Shudder. 
(I actually jumped a little.)

With glee, they assured me that was just the beginning of the pranks. Great.

I took them to Grandma's/Art Class and came home for a few peaceful hours to get some work done, when taking a break I found this.

It's a mixture of peanut butter and chocolate. 
It smelled good, but looked nasty!

Of course, each of the toilets in the house were left the same gift, except their bathroom, of course.

Washing my hands was somewhat challenging. They had removed the liquid hand soap and replaced it with bar soap. The bar soap was covered with clear nail polish so it wouldn't lather! I thought that was pretty ingenious.

We were going to grill hamburgers for dinner so the girls put a large plastic rat under the grill cover. Yuck!  That drew Dad into spirit of the day!  Next thing I know Katie is getting sprayed by the sink sprayer in the kitchen; Dad had put a rubber band around the handle. 

We enjoyed a lovely dinner and watched a couple of shows together. 

At bedtime I went to grab my water bottle out of the laundry room so I could take my evening meds. I took a sip and gagged! Katie had added pickle juice. Gross!  Katie made me a new water bottle, but I had to laugh at getting pranked once more. So gross!

Soon after, I hear Katie screaming from their bathroom. Mark had partially taped the faucet and it sprayed down the front of her when she went to brush her teeth. Usually Tara beats Katie to the bathroom, but she didn't last night so Tara made it through the day without getting pranked.

Tara assured me that she's bummed about not getting pranked so we'll have to see. You don't need a special day to share your love in a tricky way, right?!

On to the song of the day.

April 2: A Song that helps you clear your head

When it's time to pay bills or reconcile the checkbook,
I put on flamenco music. 
Lyrics are too distracting,
but Ottmar Liebert keeps my head clear and spirit up.
Enjoy!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

A Song that makes you Happy

Well, so much for the picture challenge in March. I have a lot of pictures on my camera, but somehow the process of connecting the camera to the laptop, transferring jpegs, editing photos and creating a post was just a little overwhelming. Sigh.

My daughter is going to try another 30 day challenge in April focused on songs.  While I enjoy music, we'll see if I enjoy it enough to keep up with a 30 day challenge. I'm going to give myself permission to participate when I feel "inspired"and skip the posting when nothing comes to mind.

I think you can learn a lot about a person by listening to the type of music they enjoy. I hope this will give you a little insight into who I am and if you have a ready answer to the prompt, please, feel free to share it in the comments. I would love to add some new tunes to my IPhone this month!

April 1: A song that makes you happy

Immediately I thought of Josh Wilson's Jesus Is Alive. I absolutely love this song!  I listen to it year-round to the dismay of my son, who introduced it to me.

One of my favorite lines: "When your tiny heart started beating for mine" (I have hand motions!)


The bridge at minute 2:04 is ridiculously awesome.
If you ain't shoutin' after that, something's wrong!

Happy Song! Yay!

Friday, March 14, 2014

It's All In The Eyes

March 14 Photo Challenge: Focusing On Eyes


Ashley's Eye!

This isn't even one of my own pics, but it is my favorite eye photo. 
She has light blue/green eyes, but used a photo edit to make them yellow.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Fun Photo Edit

March 13 Photo Challenge: Photo Edit You Like

Blast from the Past: Our family in 3-D glasses 
ready for the Toy Story Ride at Disney World


Wednesday, March 12, 2014

A Chick in Color

March 12 Photo Challenge: Same Shot, Different Light

Here she is in all her colored beauty!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Beauty In Any Light

March 11 Photo Challenge: Black and White


We have some new chicks! This little one is a beauty, 
even in black and white.
(Hint: Tomorrow you'll get to see her in a different light!)

Monday, March 10, 2014

Handsome Abe

March 10 Photo Challenge: Whatever You Want


Here's our handsome rooster, Abe. 
He protects all the ladies.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Neighbors

March 9 Photo Challenge: Something From A Distance

Here's the neighbor's horse farm 
(taken from my front porch.)

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Freedom

March 8 Photo Challenge: Something Close Up


I zoomed in and caught a beautiful picture of our flag at church!

Friday, March 7, 2014

Silhouette

March 7 Photo Challenge: Silhouette


Got some sunshine on Saturday and captured myself in a parking lot.