January 20, 2011

Turning Circles

This week's assignment at You Capture was "Circles."  I have been scoping out windows in buildings, tailpipes in cars, and these awesome circular sculptures that hang in the library at work.  But.  But then I got sick, and instead of venturing out bravely into the cold, I snuggled under covers and sacked out.

Today, however, I drug myself back to work.  Unfortunately, by about 2:00 p.m. my head gained approximately 53 pounds in weight, and, nodding forward, I realized what I really needed was more sleep.  I prevailed however, and stuck it out my 8 hours before driving home and taking a quick snooze on the couch.  

When I awoke, it dawned on me that today is Thursday (I'm real quick on the uptake when I get sick!) which meant I'd run out of time on You Capture.  My goal this year is to enter at least one photo-type blog entry each week, so that I can force myself to practice my photography more.

All this to say that I got out the camera and prowled my own little abode for circles.  Hopefully next week I'll get beyond these four walls...

This little gem is a music box that my aunt bought in San Francisco for my 18-year-old son when he was about a year old.  Being the good mom that I am (and a closet frog-lover), I immediately stole it for myself put it in a safe place for him, so that it wouldn't get ruined.  The box plays "Singing in the Rain" while the little frog dances.  Still one of my Evan's favorite toys.

I *Heart* bird houses.  But I keep them inside for decoration rather than outside where they'd be personal fast-food restaurants for our outdoor kitties.
Patriotism abounds in this house. And we are so proud of our men in uniform.

In addition to bird houses and frogs, I have a thing for owls as well.  I won this little guy from Our Name is Mud.  I just love his little eyes, don't you?

Then finally, catastrophe struck: 
Being my usual graceful-self, I pulled a chair out from the table to stand on.  Alas, the cord to my Scentsy was wrapped around said chair leg, and crashed to the floor.  

At least I was able to stick with the theme..  Guess I'd better go back to bed.


Lo said...

You're just excellent in so many ways, Trace. You make me laugh and cry and laugh again. You're the cure for what ails me.

Brooke said...

Bummer on the Scentsy. :( I love your old camera!

Kathy said...

I love you, I love your writing, I love your photography, and I love your family! Nuf said.