The sky near the airport was interesting this evening. (I used the Booster filter in Analog to bump up the saturation and vignette.) Neil and I helped take down the Weird Animals VBS decorations at the hall and then took sandbags back to the Irish Club shed (near the airport).
I found a new view on my daily walk. Just a few yards down a city easement. Too bad I'll have to wait another 10 months or so to catch the sun rising here! I took this about 10-15 minutes before sunrise.
S playing with her second cousin in Avonlea the evening before a family wedding. It's nice to see how she enjoys young children. She was excited to have a babysitting job this week and another lined up for next week (different families). Also today, the girls finished a week of Vacation Bible School: Georgia as a participant, Madeline as a Captain (one who helps the group leader), and Sophia as a member of the entertainment team (singing and dancing on stage; getting the kids excited).
As an editor and writer, I spend 98% of my work days sitting at a computer in my office. Today, I spent the whole day with a Customer Service Technician observing Internet and TV installations in people's homes. I sure had a beautiful day to be out and about! (Not counting the 10-year high of mosquitoes.) This was at 8 am when the CSTs leave the warehouse.
I'm not sure how to sum this up... Several shopping trips for dresses and shoes for L&C's wedding, volleyball camp for the older girls, and I enjoyed having Dash walk with me in the mornings. It was a busy time work-wise. Neil and I subbed another route the first two weeks of July (nearly 2 hours of delivery each morning), and Neil started working for Skip the Dishes (on top of Grocery Freedom), as his term with Prairie Sky School ended in June. No work vacation for me until August.
Peace does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart - Unknown
Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice. - Anton Chekhov
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take. - Wayne Gretzky
You are getting your wants confused with your needs. - Stacy Julian's dad
We are weaving character every day, and the way to weave the best character is to be kind and to be useful. Think right, act right; it is what we think and do that makes us who we are. - Elbert Hubbard
I have made this letter longer than usual, only because I have not had the time to make it shorter. - Blaise Pascal
Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.
- Cyril Connolly
To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;
to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of
to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others;
to leave the world a little better;
whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition;
to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is the meaning of success.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson