January, 2007 Archives

I came across this picture tonight while trying to clear space on the computer for today’s wedding; it made me laugh really, really hard. We were playing with off-camera flash when we took this. I think it might be one of Darek’s again.


January 25th, 2007

Little Chapel in the Woods, TWU (Denton, TX).  Site of our last wedding. Cool chapel. Very dim lighting though.


January 15th, 2007

I used to be a really big fan of quotes. In college I sent out a “Quote of the Day” email every day to a list of friends, family, and strangers.

Here’s one for today:

“A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom.”

-Martin Luther King, Jr.

Where do the weekends go?

Saturday we shot a wedding in Denton. Friday night we had a fun drive (with the rest of Dallas) up to Denton to attend the rehearsal. I spent most of Sunday lying down, sick. I had a whole list of things I wanted to do – and they’re still waiting for me to do them. I still don’t feel so good.

Work is one of those neccessary evils. I started thinking about what I could do with my time if I didn’t have to spend most of it at my 40-hour a week day job. (Also, of course, if I could fund myself on no income.)

I think I would…read a lot. I checked a book out of the library 2 months ago and will be returning it as soon as I figure out where I put it this morning. No I didn’t get past the 3rd chapter.

play the piano every day. Maybe learn more than the 3 songs I know.spend tons of time outside. I think I need more sun to function than the average person does.

actually work on the yard/”gardens.” They’re not looking so good. I had such grand visions for them when we moved in.

do lots of puzzles. I love puzzles. I do one or 2 a year – at Thanksgiving and/or Christmas. They keep your brain sharp, or something. I could use that.

cook more real meals. I like cooking. I love the smell of garlic and onions and tomatoes cooking, and all the fresh ingredients that can go into a meal.

swim. I love to swim. If I had an indoor pool in my house, I’d be in it every day.

take more pictures. Pictures for me. Pictures I have time to play with.

help people. Volunteer somewhere. Do something. Really make a difference in the world. Be a part of something much bigger than myself.

travel. See the whole world. Of course this one’s pretty much impossible with no income. But, since I’m dreaming. Travel.

I’m sure there’s tons more. But these come to mind first.

Why do we clean the house before parties?

And this was even after we cleaned up all the food and trash and stuff.

Oh well. It was worth it. Throwing confetti around the house was the part I was looking forward to most.