Friday, February 25, 2011

MCP 8/52

Theme this week.....the view from here.  I had grand plans to take a photo while donating platelets today, but it was a less than successful experience, so no photo taken.  This is shot with my point and shoot camera I bought upon first becoming an aunt that lives in my purse.  So, not the greatest photo.....but it was a great evening with Sarah & Katie (plus a couple other friends) celebrating our birthday milestone.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

MCP 7/52

This week's theme was Open Your Heart......I'll admit that I struggled with the theme.....took several sets of photos and deleted them all.  Then tonight, I was hit with inspiration.  My parents gave me a necklace when I turned 16 ..... it is the key to my heart. The plan is to wear it until I find my Prince Charming, then give him the key.  Still waiting for that Prince.....

Friday, February 11, 2011

MCP 6/52 - Words

Theme of this week is words.....I didn't want to do the standard book/dictionary shot. So, here is a box full of words. Scriptures of encouragement and words of burden. Box lovingly created for me by my sweet friend Jenny years ago.  It lives in the base of my bedside table (which used to be a doll clothes closet) and lies forgotten for months on end. Then the box emerges, new hurts go in, new blessings come out. 

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Ten on Ten - February 2011

slippers purchased at a kiosk in Bryant Park, New York City - Dec 2008 - handmade from Nepal - good to keep my tootsies warm in this cold winter weather

breakfast treat

mailing ready to fold, stuff and mail

accounting vouchers lining the walls in my office - a routine sight as we close the year's books - about ready to file them all away!

music keeps me sane through the day

inside joke between me and a favorite co-worker

large hunks of petrified wood line one wall in our reception area

something to stare at during my daily elevator rides - sometimes the only news of the outside world I get in a day

this table is in the lobby of my building - the building management creates these dramatic and beautiful seasonal displays - beautiful!

heading in to workout for the first time in a while - since last month's 10 on 10, to be honest. felt good to get back to it.  now just gotta keep it up!


Saturday, February 05, 2011


In honor of World Nutella Day, I made cupcakes! Thanks to my friend Stephanie for the recipe....they are delish! Glad I have a party to share them with tomorrow night!!

Friday, February 04, 2011

Snow 2011 & MCP 5/52

from the first "snow" day of the week - Tues, Feb 1

today, Fri Feb 4

Tuesday, our offices were closed and I was home from work due to icy conditions. Wednesday, our offices opened at 10 am, but I worked from home because I just wasn't sure about the driving conditions. Yesterday, went into the office at 10 am and worked a regular day from there on. The highways were good, but side streets, parking lots, etc were still a sheet of ice.  And overnight last night? I'd estimate 4+ inches of the good, fluffy snow at my house.  

About 11:00 this morning I decided it was time to brave the snow:

made a snow angel .....

......gathered snow to make snow ice cream and took a bunch of photos.  One of these photos (not sure yet which one) will be my submission for MCP 5/52.  The theme this week was "Muse" - however, I'm going off-book because I couldn't come up with anything I wanted to shoot that I really felt fit the theme.

I think I'm going to veg on the couch the rest of the day - either watching shows on my DVR or perhaps I'll watch an Oscar nominated-flick or two OnDemand.  And, of course, try to stay warm!!