Archive for March, 2011

March 28, 2011

32-365 white picket fence

by z.lynn

outside of class, this pristine, white fence beckoned me. it’s a great contrast to the lush green grass.

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March 28, 2011

31-365 I’m a little teapot…

by z.lynn

in class yesterday, this cute little teapot (of sorts) caught my eye. its made of beautifully aged bronze with cute white and royal blue designs on the ceramic handles.

March 26, 2011

it’s time to …

by z.lynn

 

🙂

z

March 24, 2011

spring has sprung pt 2

by z.lynn

i’m loving the colors! these beautiful gems close their petals at night or when it gets cold, although the cold seems to trump the daylight. with the temps dropping so low here lately, this is how the bulbs look before it warms up. still sooo pretty, though!

March 24, 2011

spring has sprung

by z.lynn

although the temps are kinda cold here in the ATL, the beautiful flowers haven’t gotten the memo!

March 22, 2011

Puberty, really??

by z.lynn

Oww. Ouch. My leg hurts. My arm hurts. My toe. My hair. “Oh, my neck…my back…my neck and my back!”. My baby is part hypochondriac and part drama queen! She gets it from her momma. Though, over the years, I’ve learned to reel it in, until necessary of course ;-). So, any given moment is subject to some type of proclamation of an actual or supposed ailment. Like, her throat is actually hurting now because she screamed for like two mins straight in the drive thru @ Wendy’s because a wasp was on the car window near her! But, she’s complained of headaches, off and on lately, so off to the doctor we go to investigate. This is a shot from the examining room where we awaited the consultation from the doctor yesterday.

As the NP is trying to assess the cause of her headaches, she states that kids often complain of headaches due to dehydration and lack of sleep. I’m nodding my head because these were the first things that we have been working on to address the headaches. She then goes on to say that since she is nearing puberty, the hormones could be affecting her and causing headaches…

I honestly didn’t hear much after that point. My mouth dropped open. I was reeling at the thought of my baby blossoming into a young lady (here comes my inner drama queen). My brain rewound to the time when, around the age eleven, I tried to play outside like the boys, but just didn’t feel comfortable because I had a HUGE wad of cotton strapped to my body! Around 13, when things really started to ‘fill out’, I wasn’t noticed because I could climb a tree or run faster than the boys. I got attention because of my new ‘assets’. Clothes didn’t fit right, when I would sweat water would run off me like a faucet and running, oh, that was impossible (bad aerodynamics). 

It was a really uncomfortable period for me, the emotional scars of which took years for me to rid myself of. FAST FORWARD to 2011, my baby will be ten later this year. She is already giving me a little attitude! Soon to come may be the PMS, the clothing accidents, the mood swings, the ‘why-not-to-like-THAT-boy’ speeches, the in-depth ‘birds and bees’ conversation, the ‘why-to-wait-for-marriage-to-have-sex’ conversation, the ‘no-you-WILL-NOT-be-wearing-THAT-out-of-the-house’ lecture, the acne, the cramps, the ‘i’m-a-teenager-and-I-know-any-and-everything-there-ever-was’ attitude… Aye, aye, aye, I am SOOOO not ready for all of this.

She’s a BABY. She’s MY BABY.

Several Sunday’s ago, one of our visiting speakers said that we must prepare now and fortify ourselves to withstand whatever Satan will bring upon us. Whether or not Satan is running THIS show, I must be ready for come what may. Although I probably won’t come out of it totally unscathed, I will succeed!

C’mon, puberty! Hit me with ya best shot!

Any survival tips would be much appreciated.

🙂

z

March 21, 2011

avocado love

by z.lynn

March 20, 2011

projects i'm working on

by z.lynn

email…this is a never ending task! this is yesterday’s project 365 photo. was way too tired to post, seems like the story of my life.

JOL series – 02 – new beginnings; i was able to catch these next ones just as the sun started to set. i’m in love with the result.

project 365 – today’s photo

just threw this one in. just because. this was dinner tonight, my own creation – balsamic marinated ribeye steak strips in a blue cheese cream sauce. it really hit the spot, i needed some comfort food.

🙂

z

March 20, 2011

projects i’m working on

by z.lynn

email…this is a never ending task! this is yesterday’s project 365 photo. was way too tired to post, seems like the story of my life.

JOL series – 02 – new beginnings; i was able to catch these next ones just as the sun started to set. i’m in love with the result.

project 365 – today’s photo

just threw this one in. just because. this was dinner tonight, my own creation – balsamic marinated ribeye steak strips in a blue cheese cream sauce. it really hit the spot, i needed some comfort food.

🙂

z

March 17, 2011

school daze

by z.lynn

just a snapshot from class tonight.

🙂

z