You don’t always know where your next good book is going to come from. You may search for one, but sometimes it will just appear in your life with surprise and delight.
When it comes to photos: snap it, edit it, share it, repeat. But where do you share it online? If you’re a fickle photo shooter like me, you may bounce between multiple sites. Wouldn’t it be simpler to settle on just one?
In my house, seven people share a bathroom. My wife and I, with our five sons, made a big move last year, going from two bathrooms to just one. We had been accustomed to the higher standard of two with all its convenience. At first, my brain wouldn’t consider it feasible or even possible to lower our standard. How could we live with just one bathroom?! Yet over a year later, we learned that it’s enough.
When you think of Texas, what comes to mind? Cowboys, rattlesnakes, oil. And ice. Okay maybe not so much ice. But we actually had a lot of ice this past week, a rare thing. So it was kind of a big deal. Officials announced that people shouldn’t drive unless they absolutely had to. The result: I got to stay home from work!
A long time ago in a small Texas town, I worked at the nicest family owned country store. It was an old building, a bit rustic and weathered. It had a grocery section, a fresh meat counter, and a small deli that served delicious chopped beef sandwiches. Brisket was smoked outside. And local deer meat was processed into sausage. The folks I worked with were some of the nicest people you could meet.
At the turn of the year, winter visited our part of Texas with four days of sub-freezing temperatures and a nice touch of ice. So to enjoy the weather and avoid cabin fever, I bundled up and took my phone, I mean camera, out for frigid photography!
A few months ago, I summarized my summer as one that was very anxious. Now I’m wondering how to best summarize my entire year. If I had to describe it in a single word, I’m not sure what it would be.