Saturday, May 1, 2010

May 1, 2010

Today I am thankful for ENERGY!  I burned a lot of it today.  After four hours of sleep, Eli woke up early and in turn got me up on my "sleep in" day.

So I just jumped in and got busy with my 'Music in May' project, and my layout for the Layout A Day challenge.  I had both done by 9:00 a.m. and then I headed off to a neighbor's house to photograph her accordian for my "A" photo of the day.

After I got back to the house, I started washing the bedding, and getting everyone ready for a trip to the school carnival. 

Mom wanted me to go to the green house with her today, so we decided to detour through the carnival for a few moments, so the kids could play.  I'm thinking I need one of those things in the photo above.  The kids would have played in there for HOURS if we'd have let them.

It was a busy place and we didn't stay too long, before we headed out to pick up some more plants for the garden.

We traveled through a Mennonite community and made a stop at one of their bulk stores.  They even had scrapbooking stuff!  I thought that was pretty neat.

To get there, we had to cross this highway in progress . . .  personally, I don't think this is progress at all; but that's just my opinion.

On our way south, we spotted a field full of camels, so on the way back home, I found a spot off the side of the road, got out and took a few pictures.  (This isn't something you see everyday around here.  lol)  As I was standing taking pictures at the fence, several cars slowed down, and when I finished and pulled back onto the highway, I noticed another car had pulled in, where I had been parked, so they too, could get out and take a picture.  I thought it was rather humorous . . . kind of like a chain reaction.

We didn't beat the rain home, but I did catch a lull in storms and caught the faintest hint of a rainbow.  It faded VERY quickly, so it's not easy to spot in the photo above, but it's there none the less.

It's been a busy, busy day and I'm hoping to get to bed at a decent hour tonight.  Wish me luck!


  1. Sounds like a very eventful day. Good luck and hope you catch enough rest!

  2. sorry that you Eli spoiled your sleep, but kids are kids. You're one busy mom, I wonder how you find the energy and time to blog.

    The balloon playground is amazing and safe and I think every kid loves them.

    Lovely photos and I lovvvve the camel shot!

  3. I seem to suck up energy from all around me. People, things and life are so inspiring and it just gives me energy to keep going. But I know I'll catch up on sleep when I really need it. ;)

    Thanks so much for the kind comments.