November 16, 2018

the week :: through the lens


so there is not even a corrrect "the week :: through the lens", as my life looks more like this picture... lots of constructionsites. although the room in the picture is all renovated and ready for our guest tonight, as planned. thank you to my house mate and hard working friend! he painted the room, pulled out the carpet which otherwise, would have been on my to do list...
the religion class i taught today was watched by my mentor and it went soso-lala, still ok, but lot's to improve. she was kind and attested, that the core is perfectly fine and the teaching goals are fine, to improve are mainly timing and that i should pack the lessonplan less tight. she was gracious and i will do better next week.
for today, on to the next activity on my list, get my neighbors car to pick up beer and other beverages for the converence tomorrow. instruct a group of volunteers to bottle local water and label it as such. and so many more things, which are not even on my list right now. i feel like that converence is an overwhealming construction site occupying a lot of my attention and energy. and it will be done by tomorrow night.

so, this is it, enjoy a blessed weekend. and a big thank you to my family and friends, helping out at all kinds of tasks, like bottling local tap water...

November 9, 2018

the week through the lens

it has been on the back burner, i have not been taking a lot of photos for a while now, and that should change. so i put the "hand made" lens back on the camera body and got started this week. it touched me in a special way, as i wander and have the camera ready be it in the kitchen, or living room table... this enables me to see with new eyes and i like it. we will see if it sticks, it is a start to a new friday review of what caught my eye. there is to be said, that i was inspired by erin boyle and her blog "reading my tea leaves". she does a wonderful job and it is so inspirational to have a look at her photos...


:: 1. the carrying, the library ordered the book and i was the first one checking it out...

:: 2. some wonderful glowing cotoneaster around our house is lighten up the gray start of the week.

:: 3. the white chicken is changing it's dress.

:: 4. in the spurt of finishing of a sunny friday afternoon, i managed to take the compost out.

:: 5. one of our bedrooms is getting a new wall covering, after taking down the old one. by the end of
       next week, there will be a new carpet put in too.

November 2, 2018

the week through the lens

it has been on the back burner, i have not been taking a lot of photos for a while now, and that should change. so i put the "hand made" lens back on the camera body and got started this week. it touched me in a special way, as i wander and have the camera ready be it in the kitchen, or living room table... this enables me to see with new eyes and i like it. we will see if it sticks, it is a start to a new friday review of what caught my eye. there is to be said, that i was inspired by erin boyle and her blog "reading my tea leaves". she does a wonderful job and it is so inspirational to have a look at her photos...

:: 1. a got a new raincoat... (from the second hand shop)

:: 2. my new shirt, i love it (also from the second hand)

:: 3. the fall cutting is done on our geraniums

:: 4. green tomatoes, i love them to make some more chuttney

:: 5. it's time for a little candle light