6/04/2010

My challenging Week

"In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins; not through strength, but through persistence."
Buddha

I took these shots in Dallas a few weeks ago. The girls have a lake full of birds and turtles right behind their house which was perfect for practising with my new telephoto lens. I like the above turtle shot. I watched the poor guy try to pull himself up for 15 minutes. I have felt a lot like the turtle this week, just barely keeping my head above water.

It's getting super busy at work. We currently have a 50% increase in enrollment over last year at this time. Before too long we will run out of anything to put them in which in some ways makes it easier but it's not fun having to turn people away empty handed either.

Of course, Mike has started his summer siesta. I'm trying really hard this year to not be resentful since he had to take care of me for 6 weeks this winter and do pretty much everything around the house. But it seems like the fates are working hard to keep me bitter about it. For example, I was driving home from work 2 days ago when I heard my brakes grinding and acting weird. I called Mike and asked if he could call somewhere and try to get my car in the next day. He said that he had a busy day and already had a tee time set up which just infuriated me for some reason.

He did manage to get it in for the afternoon but not without complaint. During the same phone call I was telling him that I had several really sharp pains in my foot again that day and that it was very tender. He interrupted me to tell me that I had forgotten to put cheddar cheese on the list that week so he wouldn't be able to fix dinner that night.

I pretty much hung up on him at this point. I know my problems aren't worse than many people in the world but I can pretty much guarantee that my brakes going out and my ankle pain is worse than his tee time conflict and a lack of cheddar cheese on his dinner.
I took this shot of my sister's dogs playing. I know it looks like they are fighting but they are actually good pals. Mike and I always kiss and make up before we go to bed and honestly I'm totally over it now but I just wanted to vent for a minute. We are supposed to go to the farm this weekend with the kids but a part of me really wants to just stay home and sleep. If my car is still not ready today that might be my excuse but I do hate to disappoint the kids.

11 comments:

Meekiyu said...

Awesome shot and I feel ya.. sometimes its like the world is purposely out to get us... I hope life gives ya break and eases up =) ...

Lynne said...

Great shots!
Now, take a deep breath and try to relax. It seems that bad things always come at bad times, but maybe a weekend with the kids could take your mind off of it. Oh, and Mike can go buy the cheese after his golf game!
I do hope you have a relaxing weekend!

Kristin at My Art and the Mom in Me said...

Aw... I love the turtle shot.. and we all feel like that turtle sometimes. I hope the car is fixed soon.. or not.. maybe it is fates way of telling you not to go.. I pay attention to things like that.
I hope the weekend is a good one for you!

Ann said...

Great shots, love that turtle and the dogs really do look like they are going at it big time. Those teeth, yikes...lol
I probably would have felt the same way you do over the phone call. kind of like his golf game is more important than a safe drive home. I tend to over react like that some times :) Have a great day and enjoy your weekend

Lin said...

I love turtles--wish I had one in my pond. :(

Don't you love guys? What they think is important is just so silly. And it is soooo frustrating!! Ugh. Hang in there--hope your car gets fixed.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

That is an amazing turtle shot. The colors so vibrant. I have an underwater shot of turtles coming up Wednesday and what is so cool is the coloring these little guys.

storybeader said...

I feel for you. And it's always hard when kids are in the picture. Don't be that hard on yourself. {:-D

Alterity Button Jewelry said...

Cool dog shot!
You and Mike do the most important thing of all...kiss and make up before bed. So important to keep resentments from building. I admire that :)
I hate that your foot still bothers you from time to time. I broke my toe last October and it still hurts from time to time, but a toe compared to a foot?! I can't wait for this to be over for you :(

Campbell Jane said...

When I first saw the cute turtle I thought it was stuck in oil and it made my stomach turn. Glad this cutie is safe.
Great dog photo! They look like they are laughing to me!
Next time hubby forgets something on my list I'm totally using the cheddar cheese excuse not to cook dinner! That's brillant! LOL
Keep up Kissing!

Campbell Jane said...

When I first saw the cute turtle I thought it was stuck in oil and it made my stomach turn. Glad this cutie is safe.
Great dog photo! They look like they are laughing to me!
Next time hubby forgets something on my list I'm totally using the cheddar cheese excuse not to cook dinner! That's brillant! LOL
Keep up Kissing!

Becki said...

Yikes! The dogs do look vicious - glad they're friends!

I love the opening quote - thanks for sharing :)

 

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