March 11, 2011

ten on ten {march}

Take a photo every hour for ten consecutive hours on the tenth of each month.
Document a day of your life and find beauty among the ordinary moments.
Thank you Rebekah... for hosting the fun!

I'm all about finding the beauty among the ordinary... and although it is already the 11th, I did spend yesterday snapping pictures to share.  And was there beauty?  Yes... always, yes.

I'm so happy to be back in the habit of a morning walk!  And as we make our way back around the cul de sac, the sun is dawning.  Most mornings I have time to sit and enjoy my coffee before the rush of getting ready for work, but on Thursdays I leave just a bit early and stop to get an allergy shot on the way.   I always eat my breakfast in the car though...
On the drive I watched the dark clouds gather in the rear view mirror, and didn't expect to see even a sliver of sunshine today... but there is was, sparkling in through the trees!  It wasn't too long though... before the storm blew in.  And Florida really knows how to throw a thunder storm.  The rain pelted my window and the palms were bending in the wind... but I was already safe inside, so I just enjoyed the show.

I could smell the watermelon gum in my desk drawer... I think it was calling me to ignore the chocolate!  The afternoon was filled with frustration over uploading pictures from our Friday event to photobucket... everything was moving in slow motion.  But time still passed and I was happy to pack up and head for home.  When I get in the car on Thursday afternoons, there is a smile and an urgency to get home and start the weekend!  I love a four day work week!
I had just a few minutes at home before I left to pick up Camden... on his first day back to school.  I was relieved to see his smile, and also to hear that there wasn't too much make-up work in his backpack.  We decided to check in on Eric & Laura over at the high school... running a mini-concession stand for a band event.  Cam didn't have to be convinced... he knows there is always a snack in it for him.  And I am happy he's hungry! 
It was a good day.  A long day... sprinkled with bits of beauty.  But perhaps the most beautiful piece of the day?  Hearing from Ann that her tumor markers are down again.  I wanted to jump for joy... and I think I did after I threw my arms around her and whispered a prayer of thanksgiving! 

And once again I realize that ordinary is beautiful...

11 comments:

Busy Bee Suz said...

Wonderful news about Ann!!! So glad that Cam is feeling better; love seeing those two smiling faces together!
TGIF!!!!!

Claire said...

these are wonderful - great pitures, great story! what a great extra-ordinary day :)

Sara said...

I love that you posted them as polaroids! What a cute idea!

JulieBGreen said...

I love seeing happy older kids, it gives me hope that my oldest two will bet along nicely when they are a bit older! Oh and that flower looks *almost too good to eat, almost!

Southern Gal said...

Beauty in the ordinary. Yes.

jenn said...

I just love this! what fun! and your purse and matching umbrella--cute, cute! glad to see Cam is feeling better! looks like a simply wonderful "ordinary" day!

melody-mae said...

this is such a cute post! I love the polaroids!
my two favs...the awesome black and white purse and the photo of the two kiddos waiting to welcome you home!!!!


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K said...

Beautiful day...beautiful post

Kay said...

So love seeing the beauty you pull out of a plain ole ordinary day. Love the palms. Sigh...we don't have those here. : )

Kimberly {YeP, they are all mine} said...

The ordinary is the best!

Corinne said...

Yummy flower!!! :)
Love your shots... such a good day!