SoCS: I Don’t Run

Earlier this year, I came across a Facebook post of a very fit celebrity who stated something like, “I went out for a run today and unintentionally ran a half marathon.“ Huh? Well, boy-oh-boy, that made me feel a whole lot better about my exercise regimen and physical strength. Actually, I admire people who run for exercise or compete in 10K’s, half or full marathons. It takes a certain mindset, a focused determination, to train for a race or beRead more

Going Off Track

Have you ever had an image, idea or train of thought veer completely off track? Never to be heard from again? The older I become and the greater the stress at work and in life, the more I derail off the focused track. Not to say that the totality of my thoughts haven’t survived, but there are bits here and there of, “OMG, where did I put that piece of paper? What is that girl’s name? What was I doing?Read more

Focused

Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it. ~Greg Anderson~ I have one very focused cat. For those of you that have been visiting my blog the past few years, you know that Gibbs likes to occasionally hang out in the shower stall. Whether it be melting ice, a yoga mat hung over a drying rack, the shadows that dance across the white fiberglass interior, or water dripping downRead more

The Shiny Small Mammal Syndrome

Have you ever been distracted by… Hang on, my smart phone just beeped. Must be a Facebook update. Hmmm, the neighbor went camping, someone is not fond of the TSA, lots of dog and cat and Its-Monday-morning-and-I-need-coffee posts. Anyhow, Have you ever been… Excuse me, I forgot to look at today’s “Shame Your Pet” calendar page. Just a minute. “Hello, I’m a hole digging Jack-a** Russell!” Too funny! What was I saying? Oh yeah, have you ever been distracted byRead more

Light Focus

For this challenge, get out there and take a picture demonstrating the concept of focus. Since the camera in my possession does not allow me to play with aperture (being an amateur, I probably wouldn’t know what to do with it), I have used light in an attempt to capture the Weekly Photo Challenge of Focus. These pictures come from my non-smart phone, which has no photography settings at all. What do you think? Do they capture the theme orRead more