Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
Sunday, July 27, 2008
I was back to work today after taking most of last week off. Working on a Sunday usually means shooting something at a church, which is exactly where I was today. I was surprised because it's a church I had never been to before.
Anyway, as you can see, I wasn't the only one at church.
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
I just finished my new food wall in my kitchen. It's a collection of photographs of food I've eaten (and watched while others ate) from around the world including exciting locations such as, Brazil, Mexico, Chicago and Wellington, Kansas.
Unfortunately, not all of the pictures I printed actually fit on the board. I plan to rotate the exhibit every few months or so.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
I've spent the past few days cleaning out my garage. I accumulated a large pile of garage crap: random pieces of plywood, trim, drywall and a battleship gray plastic Adirondack chair that once was white. I piled all of my junk at the end of the driveway, stuck a FREE sign on it and it was all gone in 24 hours. I love freecycling! It works for everyone.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
I took a few days off work to paint my house. I realized that was a bad idea for a couple of reasons: the temperature is hotter than the Mudbugs and my house doesn't really need painting.
So, I'll working on some other random things around the casa this week. Today, I finally found a home for this piece of art I bought a long time ago.
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Saturday, July 12, 2008
The Wellington Wheat Festival is going on this weekend, which means parades, carnival rides and a cow chip throwing contest.
The Mudbugs are playing the Wellington Fall Festival in October. That festival is, unfortunately, without a cow chip contest. That's poopy.
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Paula Deen was in town today to speak on behalf of Harrah's casino. If they are chosen to build their casino in Mulvane, her restaurant will be built in the joint.
She is just as funny and charming in real life as she is on camera AND her husband is just as cute.
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
I was awoken last night from a peaceful slumber by an ear-piercing explosion. I knew Blixie wasn't to blame because she was beside me in my bed. I looked at her and she mouthed the words, "WHAT THE BLEEP BLEEP BLEEP!"
I didn't find the source and went back to sleep while blaming the strange sound on global warming. (Really, isn't that the problem with everything?) This morning I figured out that the glass tabletop I had in my guest room spontaneously exploded. I know, it sounds crazy but I've since learned that I'm not the only victim.
Monday, July 7, 2008
Sunday, July 6, 2008
I finished out the Fourth festivities this morning with a trip to Lyons, Kansas to see Carter's bluegrass gospel band, Zebedee's Blunder, perform at the First United Methodist Church of Lyons. (Three of the Blunders are also Mudbugs.)
We stuck around for a good old-fashioned potluck dinner that was pretty awesome. (I know Denise is reading this and salivating because that girl loves her some church food.) Our dessert was delicious homemade apple pie.
God, country AND apple pie. I'm living the dream. I have never in my life had such a festive Fourth, Fifth and Sixth. I don't want it to end.
Saturday, July 5, 2008
Here's Lexi twirling a sparkler moments before a bigger firework exploded and scared the BAJEEZUZ out of the both of us. We have 364 days to recover.
Spent the Fourth at Bluebird, a farm in Oklahoma that has been in Robin's family for more than a century. It was beautiful and probably the most all-American Fourth I have ever spent in my life. I felt like I was in the pages of a Better Homes & Garden spread.
Here is everyone lined up tossing eggs. Denise made it into the finals and then this happened.
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Robin holds some lovely limes while sporting her matching skirt. The fruit was used in mojitos we sipped while I was attacked by mosquitos (it was worth it, though).
I had a hard time deciding which picture I liked more. Here's the other contender? What do you think?