Sunday, August 29, 2010

august break: 8/29

I shall call it: 20,000 Leagues of Washington
found along Washington Ave, Houston, Texas
taken with Polaroid 600

Looking toward the final couple of days of August Break & getting a bit nostalgic already. I haven't kept up with it every-single-day, but having it as a catalyst for taking & posting pics sure has been a nice nudge. Maybe it'll rub off for September!


Saturday, August 28, 2010

august break: 8/28

OK, I'm done with my break from the August Break...just in the nick of time given August is almost a done deal. I'm back with some new pics, thanks in part to finding yet another cool Coolidge street graffiti piece in my hood. I don't know who he/she is, but I'm digging these clever street art finds! Seems this person is down with it...makes me want to go out & find more. So far, these are the only 2 I've found.

This one, urban dinosaur, I posted just before the August Break started, so I guess technically I'm making up some August ground here! :)


Wednesday, August 25, 2010

august break: 8/23-8/25

I haven't been posting photos the last few days for August Break...I don't know why really, I just haven't. In a bit of a funk perhaps. It's that time of the month, and I'm hoping that's all it is & not some overriding or underlurking blahs because the previous couple of weeks have been great.

My energy has been chronically up (hooray) & my motivation has been following suit (albeit a bit more shyly) & my general outlook has been pleasantly positive. I think it has been a combination of improved thryoid function, along with feeling inspired about my dog traning studies!

However, I made the mistake of signing up for on Sunday...I regretted doing so about 2 hrs after I did it. It could be the cause of my current down-in-the-dumps-ness (I'm getting tired of chronic disappointments in this realm of my life) but I'm trying to keep hope alive with it all, so let's just chalk this current mood/energy slump up to monthly swings & plan to return to our regularly scheduled goodness in another day or two, shall we?!


Saturday, August 21, 2010

august break: 8/21

photo from my English BF Alan--he's with his daughter in France right now & sent me a text pic of the Eiffel Tower this morning. Wishing I was there!!!


Friday, August 20, 2010

august break: 8/20

metal wall ornament...reminds me of my hood, Houston, Texas

I cannot believe it's already August 20th. It's really true what they say, time does seem to go faster the older you get. But it's FRIDAY & that's really all that matters today!


august break: 8/19

a doorway in my hood, Houston, Texas


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

august break: 8/18

a quick snap of my pooch Eadie on the porch

My brain is bustling & bursting with ideas, to-do's, to-consider's, to-research, and all other manner of thoughts related to my Plan B...the dog training endeavor. I haven't even started my studies yet (the materials should arrive later TODAY!!!), but already I am busting at the seams with thoughts & excitement about how to do this new thing...and do it well & with gusto!

Never before have I been SO excited about a career path...or anything for that matter. Never before have I not gotten in my own way with "yeah but's" & "nuh uh's" & other forms of gremlin activity...well except maybe when I was planning my wedding. That too was FUN! The constant barrage of ideas & brain churnings are exhilerating, not debilitating. I can't quit thinking about things like business names & logos & websites or even the unfun stuff of running a business like taxes and dba's and income and liability and health insurance.

I'm looking forward to cracking my books & working hard on my studies--that's the most important part afterall--but until I get those books, my head is twirling with possibilities and it feels oh so good.


august break: 8/17

thrift store lanterns, Bastrop, Texas

Monday, August 16, 2010

august break: 8/16

ponytail palm on porch

august break: 8/15

another from my favorite photo-taking location [1520 Center St.], Houston, TX

Still trying to catch up with August Break pics.


august break: 8/14

retro Walgreens drugstore sign, Marble Falls, Texas

Making up for lost time...had an amazingly productive weekend (which means feeling better/energy...woo hoo!)


Saturday, August 14, 2010

august break: 8/13

A window view at Lake Austin Spa Resort from my day of attending Andrea Beaman's cooking class. Love the inspiration of that lady & the beauty at the spa!


august break: 8/12

Some quirky decay from 1520 Center St, Houston, TX

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

august break: 8/11

Some detail shots of my 8/6 post picture for Brenna over at
what is beautiful remains.

I think these fit in nicely with her theme!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

august break: 8/10

Been in my head alittle bit the last couple of days...wish this guy could talk & keep me company.


Monday, August 9, 2010

august break: 8/9

tricked out pink jeep found on my way to an art festival 2010

The last couple of days have me feeling some creative tinglings going on...I sure hope I take advatnage of it & start making some new art!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

august break: 8/5

eadie on her pillow tower

Today I am beginning the process of enrollment into my dog training program (as originally revealed here). I am soooo excited & cannot wait to get started. Here's to Plan B finally coming together!


Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

august break: 8/3

rusty boxes, Polaroid 600


august break: 8/2

Feeling blue in Gruene, Texas. During my girls tubing trip last weekend we went to the teeny town of Gruene to eat at the Gristmill restaurant. The last time I had been was with a lover & it was bittersweet as good memories came flooding in of that previous trip.