Monday, January 5, 2009


It's about darn time, it's 2:00 in the morning! What does a girl have to do to get a little peace and quiet around here?! As it turns out, she either needs to ask for help cleaning toilets, or wait until 2:00 in the morning! I have an EXTREME insomnia problem on the night before any big event--traveling, holiday, even returning to work/school the day after a vacation. Which is what is happening this evening. At least I know to expect it after all these years, and I embrace it rather than fight it. This evening, after sending the kiddos to bed (yeah, right...they've inherited THAT gene from me), I settled in to a nice, hot bubble bath with a good read. Which is why I picked this picture to represent today, DAY NUMBER 4 of the 365 day picture-taking challenge.

I have read most of Jennifer Weiner's books, and this one, "Certain Girls", is a sequel to one of her others, "Good in Bed". I wanted to read something just for fun, and this (actually both of these books) fit the bill! Besides, hubby isn't done with the first Twilight book yet, so I haven't been able to start it!
I've been cleaning up after my sick husband the past few days (bleaching down every surface he comes into contact with, including my bedding--I REALLY don't want this bug!), so haven't posted my other 3 pictures yet. Here they are!
I picked this picture for the 1st one of the new year, because it's JUST SO WEIRD!!!!! If you look closely (or click on the picture to enlarge it), you can see my daughter in front of me, but she looks like a ghost walking toward me. I was experimenting with my camera settings, to try to get a nice shot of her by the snow outside of the church where we were celebrating our belated Christmas party with my husband's family.

Undecorating after Christmas. This was sitting in the middle of my dining room table, and I just love the way it sparkles! I'll miss it until next year.

This one was taken at about 3:20 a.m. in the backyard. It was freezing, and I stayed awake (big surprise!) with my son to watch the highly anticipated meteor shower...we saw a couple, but not enough for our tired selves to say it was worth the wait! Good times anyway!

I'm really enjoying this version of journaling! And hey, remember that sit-up, push-up resolution? I'm four-for-four, baby!


The Blonde Duck said...

I hope your husband feels better and you get some sleep! Great job on keeping your resolutions!

{leah} said...

Great pictures! This 365 project has been fun to do. I guess it's nice to know that I'm not the only one awake all hours of the night. {at least when I'm not sick... where's the bleach}

Leah said...

stopping by from the pictures. i have the same problem with not being able to sleep before back to school, etc.

Sarah said...

I love the picture a day challenge. How fun is that!?!?

Also, that's awesome that your husband is reading Twilight, my husband read it after I did and LOVED it! Did you guys see the movie?

Hope your hubby feels better!
[stopping by from SITS!]

Tiffany said...

The only time I'm getting to write posts or read or anything else for "me" is after everyone is in bed! I enjoy the quite too!

{ashley b} said...

oh dang. i'm sorry you guys still got the bug. it was awful for me so i feel for uncle leroy.
way to go on your resolutions! i am trying to get good with exercising again. hopefully it pays off and i have rock hard abs by next week! :) ha ha
and that picture outside the church is pretty crazy. you could really freak people out with that one. :)

{ashley b} said...

oh yeah and the hubby read the first three twilight books and is working on the fourth. he's addicted!

Mikki Black said...

Greetings! Just stopping by from SITS to say hi!

Brittney said...

Love the pictures! I haven't heard of the 365 project but I am trying to do a photo a day too for a group I belong to on Facebook. I am failing but it's all about doing your best, right? Good luck!

Ms. Cupcake said...

stopping by from SITS...LOL. Guess why I'm still up at 12:30 AM. Me time when I can get it. Great photos!

Stesha said...

You can get so much done while everyone else is sleep.

BTW I will see you at roll call tomorrow

Christina Lee said...

stopping by from SITS too!OH you must must must start the Twilight series-my fave is actually book #3!
Have a great day!