Friday, June 19, 2009

happy thoughts

This is my new desk top wallpaper and it makes me happy when I look at it. I got it here where you can download other wallpaper to make you think of summer and trick yourself into thinking that you are not stuck in a office all day. Or maybe that's just me. Happy Friday!

Friday, June 12, 2009

If I could have a do-over today...

There was a knock at my door while I was talking to my friend on the phone. I rush downstairs thinking it is probably my landlord dropping off a new push lawn mower. Instead is was a disheveled man, homeless with slurred speech. I understand 1/2 the sentences, but put it together he wants money. It is the middle of the day and I'm home alone with a large man standing at my door. I immediately feel uncomfortable. My guard goes up. After he gives me his story I say
"I'm sorry no thank you" and try to get him off my front porch as soon as possible. He begins to beg and yell at me, telling me how hungry he is. I close the door and lock it.

I walk upstairs to finish my phone conversation. And then I think about what just happened to me. What would it be like to be so hungry that I'm willing to eat my pride and walk door to door asking for money? What would it be like to set aside my self-preservation to help someone else in need? I could have offered him food since I don't feel comfortable giving money. I could have told him I would be right back and shut the door momentarily while I went and got something from the kitchen. Instead I shut the door...

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

outer banks

So I'm having issues with formatting my blog right now. these are random pictures from our vacation last week. the G clan stayed at a huge beach house with a private pool and tons of bedrooms. the beach was about 200 yards from our front door and the evenings were spent on a huge covered deck.

kitchen herbs

the beginning...

Homemade apron

my first apron that i sewed. i took a class at Joann Fabric which got me started in the right direction and i finished it, but actually this isn't the first apon. i followed the pattern exactly and it was huge. so this is actually the second apron.

Monday, June 08, 2009

Outdoor Films!

It's time for summer evenings in the park, picnicking and watching movies. Here's the links:

Cherry Creek North does Thursdays July and August. No schedule posted yet.

Confluence Park (across from Denver REI) Thursdays August.

Denver Parks has 10 movies at various Parks around Denver.

City of Golden shows films Fridays in August with the picturesque Table Mountain in the back ground.

And Jazz in the Park at City Park on Sunday evenings.