Weekend one

So in Ohio we have had a lot of rain the last few days which as you all know makes it hard to go out and take pictures (I don’t like to get wet). However, I did get out and take this.

  
She’s gonna bloom any day now!

What do you think?

Ohiophotogrl

Day 5 Solitude

As I looked around trying to find a picture for this I looked behind me and saw this…

  
Sit on my front porch when I have a minute and this reminds me to be thankful for the men and women that fight for my freedom everyday. It reminds me to be thankful that I can sit on the porch and fly my flag.

The wind blowing reminds me of the breath that each one takes sonI can live in a place that I am free to think and share my thoughts with people.

This picture also reminds me of a happy place. Basketball goal to remind me of my youth….an old Dodge truck that reminds me of my 20’s. Life was simpler then.

Thanks for stopping by!

Day Four: Bliss 

The definition we were given is:

Bliss: complete happiness, great joy, paradise, or heaven.

There are many things that make me blissful, my family, my dogs, my camera, a babies laugh, and the ocean to name a few. 

I love Mr Potato Head and I do a blog with him a few times a month.

 

Mr P and I becoming a family


You can check us out on http://www.mrpsadventures.com you won’t be disappointed.

Then there is my latest craze Legos that look  like me and the wife.
  
I’m a big kid at heart! Makes the days go by in a fun way! Geocaching makes me happy as well!

So my bliss is enjoying life!

Ohiophotogrl

Photo 101, Day Three: Water & Orientation

Water….to me is life. Our body’s are made up of it. We use it to wash our hands to flush the toilet. We actually need water to live.

With that being said as I was waiting to pick up my wife from work it started to rain.

Just a soft light rain but enough to make people drive differently. Enough to make me stop and listen to the drops hit the roof of my car. Enough to make me become aware of my surroundings.

Rain….Water

   
I took this and focused on the drops and not the hustle and bustle that was going on around meI guess I really needed that few minutes to reground myself today.

 

Home

In the WordPress world I am going to try and do the photo101 challenge.

Here is what I call home….

  
It’s all about chilling with the dogs and just being!

Thanks for taking a look!

Ohiophotogrl

End of year reflection

Where did 2015 go?

As I am sure most of you would agree the year just flew by. There are so many things that I wanted to get done and didn’t…..something always came up.

As I look back at 2015 I am reminded that life is short and to spend time with the family and with friends because you never know how long you will have them on this earth.

I have done better at taking some “me time” and plan to continue that as the next year rolls on in.  I am still working on doing better things for my health.  Starting back at the gym next week.  I had a really bad tendon issue with my foot the last 8 weeks so that slowed me down.  This has been a good thing.  I have learned to be a bit more patient and even worked on some of my hobbies (blogging with Mr P, and wood burning.)

2016 is going to be a year of change for me.  Change in how I look at myself, change in how I run my business and change in how much time and effort I put into giving back.

I plan to continue my writing project I started 2 years ago.  Sending a random note out to people that just need a little pick me up feels amazing.  And who doesn’t want a hand written note instead of a bill!

I will leave one last thought here….Find your happy place and go there when ever you need to!  Its your place!  Find your inner peace and love yourself!  Hard to love others if you don’t love yourself.

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Till Next time!

Ohiophotogrl

The journey

As we each know in our own way, we sometimes take a step forward to take 2 steps back.  I have fallen and gotten back up more times then I can remember but the good news is I have gotten back up.

Physically I have been slowed down to a crawl for the last 3 weeks.  I took my shoe off and caused a tendon in my foot not to be happy.  Moon boot has been on and it is getting better but not as fast as I would like.  With that being said I have been able to get my mind and heart a little better in tune  with what I want to see happen in my life.

I am a procrastinator.  I have all these great ideas and my follow thru has been terrible.  Thru this whole sit on my behind and rest phase of life I have been able to organize my thoughts a bit better and get a grasp on what I need to get better at in this regard.  I am working on getting my cards on Etsy and eBay….Ill share that with you when I get the stores published.  I did become a business last month.

I will be doing better for my health as well. I have put me on the back shelf to get other things done and I am telling you that that is changing.  If I don’t take care of me no one else can.

With that being said I am ready to re commit to giving the world the best me that I can. Be looking for more updates!

One day at a time!

Ohiophotogrl

Been a little while

Sorry for being away so long.  Life has a way of getting in the way of taking a few minutes and regrouping….yeah know.

Anyway…Life is good.  My business is picking up which is a good thing :0)

The weight loss journey has had it ups and downs but I do have this to share:

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In January these were tight and now I can say that I am down pretty much 4 pants sizes.  Scale hasn’t changed much but when I saw this picture it gave me the faith to keep on keeping on.  People tell me all the time that it looks like I am dropping weight….Now I believe them!

Still struggling to give up pop.  Need to work at that a little harder.  More water.  More exercise.  Its almost the cold months so Hopefully I can get back in the grind of things!

Anyway thanks for stopping in!

Ohiophotogrl

Jan is on the way out….

Well the month of January only has about a week left so I thought I would update my life changes.

Last week I am pretty sure I had some of that flu crap that has been going around.  But I will get back in the groove soon!

I got signed up for a web design class that is next week.  Looking forward to getting my photography stuff put on an actual web page.  I even signed up for a digital video class.  I am looking forward to seeing what all I can learn.  They will help me to broadcast my own show.  I have a lot of ideas I just gotta get them all out :0)

I have been drinking a lot more water.  Got signed up for the local gym and have been going 3-5 times a week.  Sure does help get me going in the mornings.  Staying within my calories.  I got a scale.  I am only using it once a week when I measure.  So far 2 pounds gone so we are calling that a win :0)

Been putting together an easy store to sell my cards.  I just gotta get the cards together and a catalog of sorts to keep track of what I have.

I am feeling better and better! life is going well….One day at a time.