Just a really good photo that was shared around… Thought it was really neat. Makes a lot of sense.
So thanks, to all those people who fall into each category.
I saw a photograph once, that really captured my attention. It was dramatic, breathtaking, electrifying, emotional, expressive, impressive, powerful, sensational, striking, tense and vivid. I could use a few more synonymous words to describe the photograph, such as:
animating, appealing, arousing, astonishing, breathtaking, dangerous, exhilarant, eye-popping, far-out, hair-raising, hectic, impelling, interesting, intoxicating, intriguing, lively, mind-blowing, moving, overwhelming, provocative, rip-roaring, rousing, sensational, stirring, wild, zestful, alive, allusive, articulate, artistic, brilliant, colorful, demonstrative, eloquent, emphatic, energetic, graphic, indicative, ingenious, lively, masterly, meaningful, moving, passionate, picturesque, poignant, pointed, revelatory, significant, spirited, stirring, striking, strong, suggestive…
…but I’ll leave it at that. ;)
My rendition of the photograph is nothing in comparison to the original. :( I tried tho.
The sun didn’t turn out as beautiful as the one in the photo…
I like the mountains in the background of the drawing though.
My version of the photo hardly does the photograph justice; at all! It is a very poor illustration in comparison to the original photo. There it is though; it is what it is.
Tehillim [Psalm] 119
66 Teach me good judgment and knowledge,
For I believe in your mitzvot.
67 Before I was afflicted, I went astray;
But now I observe your word.
68 You are good, and do good.
Teach me your statutes.
69 The proud have smeared a lie upon me.
With my whole heart,
I will keep your precepts.
70 Their heart is as callous as the fat,
But I delight in your law.
71 It is good for me that I have been afflicted,
That I may learn your statutes.
72 The law of your mouth is better to me
than thousands of pieces of gold and silver.
73 Your hands have made me and formed me.
Give me understanding,
that I may learn your mitzvot.
Thought you’d all like to hear about my day; it was fantastic. Oh, and you can sing the title; I don’t mind, ’cause I did.
I went to town today. I rode the bus. I shopped for groceries. I had a citrus tea. And some sort of apple pastry and some fried sweet bread. ¡Fue fantástico! Except the fact that I hate going on the bus; I hate going to town in general; I hate carrying all the groceries we have to, and it’s one the things I dislike about being in town because they are SO heavy. I liked the tea and the pastries; those were all right. :)
But yeah, I went to town today. :) I wasn’t originally planned that I would, but then Eric didn’t really wanna do any of the bank transactions by himself, so I went with him as moral support you might say. We went with some friends who were going in to do a few things, including grocery shopping, so we could do grocery shopping too. He tenido algunos problemas con el banco y el dinero, but other than that, we did just fine. :) Yep, this is littered with espanol too.
Riding the bus makes me sleepy, as in any vehicle I ride in. Only problem with that is that I can’t sleep on the bus. The vibrations that the bus possesses makes my nose itch; and the hair that the wind blow from being smoothed back tickled my cheeks. So I had an itchy nose, and tickled cheeks. Yeah. oh and a headache, from walking around so much. ;)So the bus ride home wasn’t too great, but it wasn’t terrible either. :) The ride there was better; I felt better. :)
I also got to practice mi espanol a little bit tho with the locals. I was glad about that. I have been wanting to be able to practice it so I was glad about that. :) I like practicing Spanish; it helps me learn it more. :) Even tho it is frustrating when you don’t understand what the person is saying. :)
So, that was about the bulk of my day.
Pretty exciting, ain’t it?
It would be even more so had I had the camera. I had intended to take one, but then I forgot and so no photos! So this is a wordy post, and not a photo post. :) Hope you enjoyed it. And it’s not very long. So you can comment quicker. :) hehehehehehehe!
just joking. you could leave me a comment if you want to. ;) I don’t mind.
And I know my wordless wednesday posted today. And now I am posting this. but it was scheduled to post. :)
lil’ ol’ me,
me encanta el sol, muy muy mucho! It helps with drying the laundry and making sun tea too. :P
Shabbat is over now here in Costa Rica… the sun is setting behind the big fir trees by where he was there to watch the sunset with me that one time. Most of the day was quiet. It was sunny out today, except for the blowing, misting rain that the clouds sprinkled for awhile. It was windy too, dreadfully windy. Mess you hair up if it is in the tightest bun you could possibly get it windy. Roll your car down the slanted driveway windy… yeah, pretty windy.
Well, I have been getting up earlier for the past couple of weeks. I haven’t slept past noon for about a week and a half; I’ve been getting up between 8am and 10-10:30am mostly. One occasion saw me up about 7:43am! I was so proud of myself! :) hehe! I know, it’s terrible. I am getting better tho! reforming! improving! bettering my sleeping style! Anyone should be proud of that, right? There is that one fact that is gnawing at me: Momma and I don’t get to stay up late with each other, have all the laughs we do, have all the fun we do, have all the talks we did at five in the morning when the sun was coming up over the horizon in the east. But hey, I am spending more daylight hours awake with everyone, so I guess it’s all right, right? I’ll always love those times, and hopefully we’ll be able to have them again sometime…
bokeh? accidentally of course, but still, I liked it. :)
Other stuff: our lovely friends moved into a house not far from us, and they have an oven! Mrs. P so kindly offered to let us bake challah in her oven this past prep day [friday]… the first challah in about a month and a half! Everyone, especially Eric, was excited to have challah. I thought of a new way of shaping it, since it is our ‘special’ bread. Since I don’t braid it anymore, it doesn’t seem as ‘special’ if you understand me. So what I did was, I made three medium-small loaves, and shaped them into oblong loaves for loaf pans. Then I cut them all down the middle and twisted the two ‘strands’ around each other, sort of looking like a braid, but it was at all. They looked nicer tho. And it was pretty easy, too. I like they looked real pretty-like. I think I’ll make more loaves like that when I start using an oven again… ‘twould be easy and pretty at the same time! Anyhoo… o.O :)
one of the plants at Mr. Tom’s house, which I don’t know the name of. :) I think they’re interesting tho!
I’ve also been making sourdough English muffins and regular English muffins regularly too. [post for those coming soon.] They are pretty easy, ya know? I guess I never thought about making yeasted breads on the stove top; we were only making tortillas and baking powder biscuits on the stove before I made the muffins. But you can make lots of stuff on the stove: naan, pitas, pizza dough rolled pretty thin, and lots more. I plan on making soda farls, and trying an actual ‘looks-like-it-was-baked-in-an-oven’ biscuit recipe on the stove. I am sure there’s other stuff out there to cook on a stove, or over an open fire. :) I should make some naan, and some pitas. I’ve made pitas before, but in an oven back home in the States. :)
I did a doodle today, or rather, a couple of doodles. I tried to imitate a photograph of a male peacock I saw, which I have saved to draw, but it turned out rather looking like a duck with a pointed beak with the top ‘headdress’ of a peacock on it. Samuel and the Littles liked it tho… I guess that is what counts, right, if other people like it? I also did a sketch of Hannah while the Littles were watching an old John Wayne movie today too; it turned out reminding me of an old hag. Terrible! I added some wrinkles to her face, and I guess I shouldn’t call her a hag; she could just be an older woman with long hair. :) Then I tried to draw Louie, but he wouldn’t sit still, and it ended up looking like a pig. o.O the Littles thought that it was pretty funny… Aw well, I think I need a photo to draw of him instead of IRL doing it. :)
So since you’re now expecting to see the doodles and I am not posting them, here’s some doodles from awhile back, from last year in July and other times. :)
There’s a funny story about her. I drew her on our first trip to Nicaragua to get our visas renewed. We spent three days there the first time, and I was really glad I had brought my sketchbook. She was actually on the bathroom wall. LOL I know what you’re thinking! But I’m not crazy! Do you ever try to find a face in the tile on walls or on the floors? I do. She was there. It’s amazing how many figures and faces you can find. Not sure what she is doing though: dancing or swaying as she sings in the wind… something like that.
Of course, she didn’t have curly hair on the wall; I gave her it because she didn’t have any hair at all…
He was an experiment in trying to create ‘profiles’ for book characters. His name is Willie… he was one of the first characters I had created. He’s rather young compared to what he was in the book, and I had contemplated using him as his younger brother Jake. I like his hair though.
entitled “The Governess“, I had a thing for Victorian looking ladies. I saw a photograph and tried to copy it… not sure how accurate to the original photo, and her neck is rather long…
All righty… well, I hope you enjoyed this. And I hope you have a blessed evening wherever you are! may you be blessed!