The Man Cave

Boys & Their Toys

It started with skates,

Then a skateboard or two.

The toys just got bigger,

As the little ones grew.

A bike; then a car,

With a rack on the top,

To haul all these toys…

Oh, when does it stop?!

Toys for water and sand,

Three wheelers and such,

Soon the car had to go,

Since it didn’t fit much.

A board for the snow,

One for catching a wave,

The garage has been shrinking,

Now we need a Man Cave!

Madness

Everything is spinning,

And things are upside down.

Do my eyes deceive me?

Or are crazies running ’round?

They like to taunt and tease me,

They’ll never leave, I dread…

No one else can see them,

Here hiding in my head.

Inspired by Fandango’s One-Word Challenge: Madness

I got excited when I saw today’s word because I knew it was the perfect opportunity to put one of my ‘zoo light’ photographs to use. A little spin here, a little blur there… and voila! It’s madness!

Peace & Love!
—Janet

Illuminated

No one regrets having changed a light bulb.

Gretchen Rubin

Well, I was experimenting with a light bulb and there’s good news and bad news. I’m happy with what I learned about layers, but given the fact that I really love how the lake came out inside of the bulb… now I wish I would have chosen a better light bulb before I started!

Darn it.

Keeping it Simple

I have a plethora of things to write about lately. My mind has been spinning in all kinds of wonderful directions! But, I’m not going to write today.

This image was taken when I was on my way to Denver (I was the passenger, so no danger there). I didn’t notice the sign until I got home. Perfect for the Holiday coming up.

Don’t be a turkey

Picking Up Speed

Coincidence is God’s way of remaining anonymous.

My sponsor said that to me after I told her about all of the coincidences that started happening in my life once I came to believe.

I think that prior to that time, my eyes were just closed. I say that because—looking back—I’m finally able to recognize God’s little nudges and prior attempts to get my attention when I was in desperate need of help but didn’t know (or believe) that it was HIM that I should turn to.

One thing I’ve never mentioned is that some years ago, I lost my jeep. It quit running and I was in no condition, mentally OR financially, to have it repaired. I had NO business driving back then anyway, if you know what I mean, so I have to wonder if that was actually one of those anonymous blessings.

Anyway, I received a text from my best friend. We grew up together and she’s like a sister to me. She and her husband were talking about me over dinner when her husband made a wild suggestion. For a minute, I thought I was going to fly right out of the seat of those pants that I fly by!

It came from so far out of left field that I never saw it coming. I think the ball actually hit me on the back of the head, because I had to pinch myself to make sure I wasn’t dreaming. They knew nothing about my prayers for a car, but they randomly, and quite unexpectedly, offered me their old car.

I get to pick it up in a few days!

I’m not sure about you, but I suspect that there may be a little note waiting for me when I get inside….

You’re on your way child. Enjoy the journey, remain faithful, and don’t look back.

Eternally yours,
Papa