30 days of 30, Days 10-30, finally.

Here’s the list of what my activities included for the rest of my 30 days of 30. I decided that instead of stories, I’d just share some pictures.

Day 10: Beach with Marie

Enjoying the sun with Marie

Enjoying the sun with Marie

Day 11: Indian with Joann

Joann and I have known each other almost our whole lives! It was her first time eating Indian food in AGES.

Joann and I have known each other almost our whole lives! It was her first time eating Indian food in AGES.

Day 12: AA graduation + party

Normally I don't drive in rush hour traffic, but I did it for my favorite client.

Normally I don’t drive in rush hour traffic, but I did it for my favorite client.

Day 13: BWI pick up and Treehouse

We thought it would be a treehouse, but really, it was a cabin on stilts.

We thought it would be a treehouse, but really, it was a cabin on stilts.

Continue reading

Advertisements

Mirror, mirror

Thanksgiving 2008. My family went to my sister’s in Boston and I stayed home to work on my grad school and to attend youth ministry events that I had scheduled for around Thanksgiving.

There was no way I was spending the holiday with my still-less-than-5-years divorced parents, 4 siblings, plus a friend or two, all staying in my sister’s home in Boston. That was too many people in a too small space.

But see, I found out from my sister (right after they returned home) that my father had given her a new Nikon digital camera (her birthday is in June) plus a camera bag AND some lenses. I was all sorts of out of joint over that. Didn’t my dad know that I was the photographer? He’d given me an SLR when I was in high school, and I’d been taking pictures for years. How dare my sister encroach on that and get the camera as a gift. Did he think she was more talented? Did he love her more? Why her? All sorts of emotions and questions went through my mind and my heart. I was angry and hurt. So I handled it like any grown adult: I said nothing.

Continue reading