Today was cleaning lady day....if I didn't have her come every two weeks my house would probably remain messy all the time. I'm telling you, the older I get the lazier I become, shame on me. My Mother would not be proud. She was always so neat and organized....those genes just didn't find their way to my DNA....dang it. But anyway, the clean-up and clear-out began and with it I started tossing all the Christmas greenery aka paperwhites and poinsettias that had wilted and curled due to my lack of watering. But before they went the way of the garbage....I decided a shot or two was in order with my 50mm lens.
Then when I was in the process of tossing my red poinsettia I noticed many of the flowers were still quite beautiful. Better Homes & Gardens had an article several years ago about cutting poinsettias and using them in vases like bouquets. If you ask me if I saved that article, yeah...but don't ask me where it is. I just remembered it....so I cut them and placed them in this white pitcher and I love the red white and green combo....the red just pops. And again, using my 50mm I focused on the leaf in the first image....and on the tray in the 2nd. And btw if you love trays, I bought this at IKEA when I went over before Christmas to buy my daughter new slipcovers for her furniture which was on her Christmas list. I spotted this and felt the need to bring it home. It is pretty large so I'm thinking I'll use it alot. It housed all my glass candle holders with white candles during the holidays, and I am sure I will use it on the screen porch next summer. If I remember correctly it was less than $20, probably $19.99, but that's less than $20 right??
Now you know I am getting bored when I take pictures of my lunch...but again, practicing with my 50mm.
Tomorrow I am leaving, leaving the house anyway...at last. Our winter session of Bible Study begins. We are studying one of Beth Moore's courses...the book of James. Now James is one of the smaller books of the Bible and I understand Beth Moore memorizes the entire book. Wow, I have trouble just remembering a single Bible verse let alone a whole book. I have completed 2 Beth Moore studies, Esther and Daniel. I loved Esther, Daniel was a bit more challenging, wasn't fond of that one and Beth Moore can be a little over the top in her presentations, (she has videos with each lesson) but I understand she is a little calmer for the James study. And then after our morning session a group of us are meeting for lunch, actually I should probably refer to us as the Downton Abbey groupies, to confabulate over the first episode of season 4...so looking forward to leaving this house...I feel like I am getting out of jail, free, free, free at last. It is supposed to be a whopping 14 degrees tomorrow (with snow) and it has warmed up to a balmy 4 above zero right now. Well, the kids are wanting to go out and do their thing....so I'm off.
"Either you run the day, or the day runs you." ~ Jim Rohn (Oh is that a true statement.)
Until next time.....