Things I Saw Today 02-17-15

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Favorite Things, From the Heart

I was talking to Steve today. He had just gotten back from the eye Dr. and had to wear his sunglasses in our house because his eyes, were still dilated. He was telling me about an old cop story and as I listened, his voice faded away and I started just staring at him. It’s not that I’m not a good listener, because I am. However, I’ve grown up and old under the influence of ADD. It’s what made me so good at dispatching. I could work and hear everything going on around the rest of the room. Being distracted is my strength.

Anyway, he looked really cute, and I just started thinking about that instead of what he was saying to the point I picked up my phone and started taking pictures of him. He didn’t miss a beat with his story. Maybe he was wondering why I was doing that, but after living with me for a long while, I guess he’s just used to me doing a couple things at once. Or, he may just be used to me taking a picture in the middle of almost every conversation… no… well, maybe.

I’ve been known to yell out, “Look!” in the middle of a conversation. It only happens when it’s really good, like something is really shinny or the light is just perfect. I have friends that totally understand, usually. Mostly because ADD people tend to find other ADD people and most of my friends or family appreciate not missing that really shiny object or beautiful flash of a sunset.

While I move about my daily life I tend to see things that distract me. I am distracted almost all the time, it’s part of the way I function. I really think it’s what makes me see little moments during a photo shoot. I’m always looking.

It’s a weird day here today, and I was just looking around and realizing what I was seeing and I thought I’d share a couple of the things I saw today.

Standing at my sink and staring at the blinds reflected in my empty cookie jar. Now I'm distracted by the water spots...

Standing at my sink and staring at the blinds reflected in my empty cookie jar. Now I’m distracted by the water spots…

I can see Emma playing on her computer reflected in the large bowl sitting on the cabinet.

I saw Emma playing on her computer reflected in the large bowl sitting on the cabinet.

There's just something about finding stuff outside that reflects in these mirrored coasters. Sometimes I just move around to see what I can see through them. I know, weird.

There’s just something about finding stuff outside that reflects in these mirrored coasters. Sometimes, I just move around to see what I can see through them. I know, weird.

I saw this afternoon light laying next to Alix's bathing suit. I liked how it looked. The light is sunlight reflected from a window on the side of my house and into the bathroom. I like the sharp clean warmth of light reflected off a window. I like that my daughter left her suit here after taking Emma to the pool this weekend. I love her and I thought about how much she means to me when I saw this. Just a little moment of my day I spent thinking about how sweet they are to each other, my daughters.

I saw this afternoon light laying next to Alix’s bathing suit. I liked how it looked. The light is sunlight reflected from a window on the side of my house and into the bathroom. I like the sharp clean warmth of light reflected off a window. I like that my daughter left her suit here after taking Emma to the pool this weekend. I love her, and I thought about how much she means to me when I saw this. Just a little moment of my day I spent thinking about how sweet my daughters are to each other.

I love this plate that sits in my bedroom. It's really shiny! During the summer afternoons it does amazing things on the ceiling and walls.

I love this plate that sits in my bedroom. It’s really shiny! During the summer afternoons it does amazing things on the ceiling and walls.

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Things I Saw Today 02-17-15”

  1. You sound like my wife. I will be in the middle of a conversation when she says breaks in with a totally different thought. She then says, “Sorry, I had to get it out before I forgot. Go ahead and finish your story.” It’s annoying at times, but that is what I love about her.

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