Archive for April, 2009

Day 71 – Life 365

Rest

Rest

Day 70 – Life 365

Fruit Roll Up

Fruit Roll Up

Layton’s creation from our fruit basket

Laundry

Laundry…..is never finished.  Though I have cycled all of it through, washing, drying, folding and distributing, tonight will reveal another room full of clothes.  I didn’t learn how to do laundry until I was dropped off at college.  Mom gave me a list on what things to group together, temps to wash at, and a roll of quarters.  Prior to that day, I only dealt with laundry by looking for quarters, in the washer.  You could make a very small fortune by looking for that spare change left in the pockets of those balled up flat men.  Those were the days.  Now I chip in here-and-there to get it through the system.  I can cycle it pretty quickly.  Folding is okay.  Putting away is dreadful.  I still look for the spare quarter, dollar or 5.  Most of the time it is my money that I am reclaiming or losing.  There hasn’t been too many hazards from my doing the laundry.  Have turned a couple of loads pink with a stray red item.  Had gum from a child pocket decide to hitch a ride on anything tumbling by in the dryer.  Then there’s the occasional item that seems to get smaller.  If it is Sharla’s and there is a question – hang it up.  Only once has the water spilled out of the washer to seep through the floor and into a smoke detector on the level below.  Thought for sure that someone one was breaking in as this was late at night.  There it is, a look into my laundry day.  Time to put it away.

Day 69 – Life 365

Goodnight Sun

Goodnight Sun

Sunset on the jetty

Day 68 – Life 365

Shoreline Sampling

Shoreline Sampling

Hillsborough River at Nature’s Classroom Sharla and Savannah look for invertebrates/vertebrates. Nature’s Classroom is part of Hillsborough County Schools extended learning. I led 3 school groups while teaching 6th grade. All 3 kids have been as they reached 6th grade. Sharla’s first experience.

Day 67 – Life 365

Short Cut

Short Cut

One day it will be paved but for now it will do. Jump a curb. Follow the path. Be ready for mud and to decide if today is a good day to get stuck.

Day 66 – Life 365

Magnet Man

Magnet Man

Layton’s arrangement of the magnets on the refrigerator.

Day 65 – Life 365

Cattail

Cattail

The lake behind the church has so many photo ops.

Day 64 – Life 365

Rain

Rain

Been a long time since we’ve had this. This is all we get for a while.

Day 63 – Life 365

Remnant

Remnant

What this tree must have been in it’s day. It now stands stripped, but stands.

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