Saturday, March 31, 2012

365 Days Take Three! -- Day Ninety-One

Copyright 2012.  Chipmunk chilling in the backyard.
All Rights Reserved.

*Be confident.  Too many days are spent comparing ourselves to others and wishing to be something we aren't.  Everybody has their own strengths and weaknesses, and it is only when you accept everything you are - and aren't - that you will truly succeed.*

-- Unknown -- 

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

365 Days Take Three! -- Day Eighty-Eight

Copyright 2012.  March 27th in Richmond.
All Rights Reserved.

"Ain't no rhyme or reason, no complicated meaning,
Ain't no need to overthink it,
let go laughin'.
Life don't go quite like you planned it,
we try so hard to understand it.
Irrefutable, indisputable fact is....

It happens."

-- Sugarland --

Spring has sprung and once again I'm far behind on keeping up with things.  It's been beautiful the past few weeks and I've simply enjoyed watching the seasons change (or rather, not really since we never had much of a winter).

March 14th marked one year since my melanoma diagnosis... I think if I've learned one thing in the past year, it would be that life is pretty darn amazing.  Even when it's not going exactly the way you want it to... even when it seems like things aren't ever gonna go your way, even then, it's worth it.  All of it!

One day you'll watch the seasons change, feel the sunshine on your face, the breeze against your skin and you'll remember how lucky you are.  I get those feelings a lot more now than I ever did before and I'm so grateful for the chance.

Friday, March 9, 2012

365 Days of Memories Take Three! -- Day Sixty-Nine

Well, but technically this photo is from day Sixty-Five :P   We've had some wild weather over the past week -- 72 degrees and tornadoes last friday, 30 degrees and 5 inches of snow Sunday night and monday, 70 degrees and brightly sunny tuesday!  Kentucky has the most bipolar weather...

Anyway, without further ado... it's...

... and the most we've had in FOREVER!

Copyright 2012.  Lexington, Ky - March 5, 2012.

*I love snow for the same reason I love Christmas; It brings people together while time stands still.  Cozy couples lazily meandered the streets and children trudged sleds and chased snowballs.  No one seemed to be in a rush to experience anything other than the glory of the day, with each other, whenever and however it happened.*

-- Rachel Cohn --

Saturday, March 3, 2012

365 Days of Memories Take Three! Day Sixty-Three

There are no words to adequately describe the awful storms that passed through parts of Indiana and Kentucky yesterday.  Those of us living in the city of Lexington were fortunate - the storms passed us by without event... other's weren't so lucky.

My thoughts and prayers are with those in our neighboring communities -- especially those in Henryville and Marysville Indiana... in West Liberty, Kentucky (pictured below) and in the other small counties (Laurel, Magoffin, Menifee, Saylersville)... may you find the strength to pick up the pieces and move on with your lives.

Image Credit:  WKYT News - Kentucky
West Liberty Kentucky, March 3, 2012.

*I"m safe in the eye of the storm.
Mercy and faith keep me warm.
All the dreams I've seen tattered and torn,
just when I think I can take anymore...

You give me shelter, and never will I be alone.
Hold me closer and help me to find my way home.
Cause it's a long road through the darkest of nights,
but your love won't let me lose sight
Of the Glory of Life.*

-- Rascal Flatts --