Weekend 2 of Photo 101

I am playing catch-up again as I missed two posts this week: Connect and Mystery.  I think I found some good pictures that I took previously.  I was unable to take new shots for these two entries.

Connect

These are my two cats.  They are littermates and have always been connected to each other.  We tried to split them up but they almost died.  It was a good thing we wanted them both.

These are my two cats.  They are littermates and have always been connected to each other.  We tried to split them up when they were kittens but they almost died.  It was a good thing we wanted them both.

The lower photo is one of love being lost and found.  I had a friend who lost her children to social services and before they were taken from their home the oldest daughter had one thing left to say which she scribbled on the wall.

My friend went to Teen Challenge, got clean and got custody of her children a year later.  She became divorced and moved to Grand Junction, Colorado, where she and her girls continue to thrive today.

My friend went to Teen Challenge, got clean and got custody of her children a year later. She became divorced and moved to Grand Junction, Colorado, where she and her girls continue to thrive today.

A child’s love connects us to the divine source of life…it gives us the power to heal the hurts of the past and focus on the future.  Had I not connected with my friend I might have missed this tidbit of wisdom.

This last photo for connect is a picture of a birthday cake.  It’s not just any ordinary birthday cake though, this one is a “Big ‘O’ Party” cake.  My family gets together when there are members turning a new decade old, so like in the picture, someone was turning 70,50,40,and 10.

This party theme keeps my family connected, celebrating many births instead of just individuals.

This party theme keeps my family connected, celebrating many births instead of just individuals.

Mystery

Glowing light, layered trees, what waits in the grove?

Glowing light, layered trees, what waits in the grove?

This has been a crazy few weeks.  Since I started the Photo101 course I’ve had little time to blog about anything else.  An incredible thing happened to me this week.  I got to cross off the first thing on my bucket list.  I am a published photographer now.  I know, not so big dealish to some but HUGE to me.  Remember the fire photos I took?  Two of them were used in the local paper.

You may or may not have noticed the pic of the kitten in one of my galleries this week.  I have been helping to care for abandoned kittens.  They are approximately 3-4 weeks old.  Three of them were found by some kids and then a separate one we found was stuck in the floor boards of my friend’s house.  Molly, Snuggie, Nanu, and Nanook…oh bother..we named them, that means we’re getting attached doesn’t it…oh well..someone has to do the dirty work around here.

My doc gave me all the results of my tests too.  More testing is needed but the diagnosis we have so far are both, Hemochromatosis and Celiac Disease.  Blood letting and diet changes are headed my way.  I need two biopsies, one to confirm Celiac, one for the lump in my neck/throat to be sure it’s not cancerous, though all indications say it’s probably benign.  I also have moderate to sever degenerative disc disorder in my spine…yay, lifelong pain!! okay that was sarcastic, sorry.  I have to go see a specialist for a few other things, another biopsy may be needed there.  I think I liked it better when I didn’t see a doc and just complained that I felt like I was dying, maybe not, but I’m sick of tests and waiting and specialists and more tests and more waiting for more doctors. I am ready to quit it all again and just live till I can’t live anymore…but that wouldn’t be fair either so I go to docs and I keep letting them poke me and test me and “fix” me.  I’ll update here again when I get more info worth sharing.

Well, the day is almost done for me.  Another week is beginning.  I hope it’s a good one for you, wherever you are.

The Peridot Pixie

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2 thoughts on “Weekend 2 of Photo 101

    • Thank you. It’s a great tradition. A neat idea my in-laws thought up. I’m very thankful to be part of the family.
      Thank you for the wishes of good health as well. My day to day pain is a mountain sometimes but I tell it to move most of the time, sometimes it even listens and I have some really good days. the way the healthcare system is working, good health may just save ones life! lol.. 😉

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