Boondock Ramblings

A little bit about a lot of things

We’ve had so much rain lately that when the sun finally broke it was definitely a welcome sight. Life feels like that sometimes. When it’s sad and dark for so long and so many trials face you, even the smallest glimmer of hope seems that much more wonderful and better. Today’s post is part of …

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For 13 years when someone asked what I did for a living I said “I’m a newspaper reporter”.  It made me feel like I had accomplished something in life. Four years of college, a degree, and a job in what I went to college for. I was a contributing member of society. I was a …

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Some days life is all topsy turvy. The world seems upside down and turned around these days. What was once up is now down and what was once frowned upon is now applauded. Those who say they love children and babies only protect them once they are born, not before. Those who say they support …

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This photo was taken by sitting the camera at an odd angle and not even looking into the viewfinder because I couldn’t get into the position I needed to get the shot I wanted. If I start Yoga up again maybe I can get into that position some day.. When I knew bending down was going …

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We only have two children in our family which means getting out the door to go somewhere 45 minutes away shouldn’t be such an ordeal. But it is. “Do you have the diaper bag?”“Did you get your toys together to take to grandma and grandpa’s?”“Do you have my camera?”“Have you seen my Kindle?”“We’ve got everything? …

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When I look at Instagram this is the impression I get: Every photographer owns white bedspreads in rooms with white walls and white ceilings, perfect for angelic photos of their blue eyed, blond, curly haired babies sleeping while wearing homemade neutral colored sweaters or magazine worthy pajamas on a furry blanket.Every photographer has hardwood floors, perfect …

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This post is part of the monthly 10 on 10 blog circle. Be sure to catch the next photographer in the circle by clicking the link at the bottom of this post. —- I am convinced my children have joined forces to see who can turn my hair gray quicker. My 16 month old has …

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Their home was cozy, so well decorated and coordinated. Honestly, I was a bit jealous of how organized it all looked, though I’m sure there are crazy days there too with a two year old and a newborn. Even more than jealous, I was impressed with how the family had made the small home into …

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