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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Weekly Summary ~ 3/29/15 - 4/4/15

April is here! Woo hoo!  I'm not one to wish for time to go faster.  It goes fast enough as it is.  But I'm so excited that winter is behind us and we can look forward to summer.

At the end of March I completed a full year with Fat Mum Slim's photo a day challenge.  The group on Facebook is HUGE!  15,000+ people are in that group.  Not everyone participates, but still.  I have made some friendships through the group - people from Australia and throughout the US - which is awesome.  But I decided to take a break from that group and participate in a smaller photo-a-day group called 365 Photo.  It has about 650 members so far and is currently closed, but will open up for membership in May, I believe.  So this week is a combination of the old and the new.

{March 29:  Zen}
March 29:  Zen
This was a tough one for me, but I guess I feel most at peace (aka Zen) when I am out enjoying nature.

{March 30:  On my table}
March 30:  On my table
I have a table currently set up in my living room in front of our big picture window that is holding lots of pots full of seedlings. I'm getting a head start on my butterfly garden this year with milkweed, zinnias, coneflowers, Mexican sunflowers, daisies, parsley, and several other things that I can't recall right now. It is exciting seeing things growing!

{March 31:  Two tone}
March 31:  Two tone
This cute little bird was visiting my feeder today. Along with some black birds, nuthatches, black-capped chickadees, robins, doves, and cardinals. In fact, this evening at one point there were six male cardinals having dinner at the same time. It was quite a sight!

{April 1:  Before}
April 1:  Before
It will probably be a while before the "after" is complete.

{April 2:  After}
April 2:  After
After filling out a survey recently, I was rewarded with a FREE 8x10 inch canvas from my favorite canvas maker. It was delivered today. It was hard picking which image to use for it, but since I haven't printed any of my Monarch photos on canvas yet, I decided to use this one. This handsome fellow was one of the last Monarch butterflies that I raised in 2014. I can't wait for butterfly season to start back up!

{April 3:  Arrive}
April 3:  Arrive
While I am still waiting for spring to arrive - at least in the sense that the earth is coming alive again and things are growing - I will appease myself by buying a bouquet of tulips from time to time. Just because I can.

{April 4:  Depart}
April 4:  Depart
A little too slow on the shutter button and all I got was his departure.   :)

Linking with Tamar:

A quick rundown of my week:
We missed church on Sunday.  I felt like I had an elephant sitting on my chest and thought for sure that I had bronchitis.  However, Monday morning I got up feeling much better.
Monday evening we did the usual violin lesson.  The boys and I just stayed in the car in Stephanie's driveway.  I didn't have any errands to run and wasn't really feeling up to it anyway.  I had hoped to go walking in her neighborhood but it was raining.
The rest of the week was pretty typical.  
Tuesday was spent at home.  I honestly don't remember what I did.  Probably just trying to continue to get over the cold that I had.
Church on Wednesday night.
While we were at church, my friend, Cari, delivered the flowers I bought from her son's fundraiser. Tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths.  The tulips were blooming and now both the others are starting.  I love seeing spring flowers!
Thursday morning Bible study.  Ran some errands.  Should have gone grocery shopping but I ran out of time.
The kids had off on Good Friday - their only day off due to so many snow days.  Alex and I went shopping in the afternoon.  It was crazy busy!  Really made me wish I had gone shopping on Thursday.  :)
We always have a Good Friday healing service at our church so we went to that.  It was a powerful time with a wonderful speaker.
Saturday was spent cleaning. The kids did a great job helping.  

That's it in the exciting life of the Vensel family.  Hope I didn't bore you too much.  :)
Have a great week!

1 comment:

Tamar SB said...

Sorry you weren't feeling well! Sounds like the new photo group will be fun, can't wait to see your interpretations!