Thursday, January 31, 2013

31. Myself

I don't particularly like selfies.  I tried to be creative, like so many others I saw, and wasn't happy with any of them, so I settled on this one.  Considering I had a terrible headache after a terribly long day, I don't look too shabby.  :)

Song Challenge Day 6 - The earliest song I can remember from my childhood.

Carly Simon's "The Stuff that Dreams Are Made Of."  Back before CDs and iPods (I know, the horror!), Mom would have the radio on while she made dinner and the like.  I loved this song and would sing to it at the top of my lungs - "It's the stuff that dreams tomato."  And if you listen, in defense of my child-self, it really does sound like that!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

30. Down

"Mom, why are you standing at the top of the stairs instead of following me down?"

Song Challenge Day 5 - Song that gets stuck in my head the most.

Don't get me wrong, it's a great song to run / work out to, but I get really annoyed when I'm still singing it 3 hours later.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

29. Grow

Very few things are green this time of year in the Northeast USA.

Song Challenge Day #4 - A song from my favorite album.

Seriously, I think Sara Bareilles must have been in my head when she wrote this album.  "Uncharted" is from this album as well, and here's one of my other favorites.

Monday, January 28, 2013

28. Through

Having issues with the upload.  Be back with that soon!

Song Challenge Day 3 - Song I can dance to.

There are a bunch of these I could have posted, but this one stuck out the most!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

27. Sun

Allie loves to sunbathe!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

26. Together

Making costumes for the musical - right sides together!

Friday, January 25, 2013

25. Landscape

This looked so picturesque out the window of the Y, but with PA's lack of treating roads and the beginnings of a snowstorm, I didn't dare get close enough for a better shot.

No song until Monday - I don't make my kids do homework over the weekend.  I'm such a nice teacher!!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

24. Stripes

Grandma's flower arrangement from us grandkids was actually potted plants, and we each got to take one home.  Here's hoping I don't kill this one.

Song Challenge Day 2 - least favorite song

I don't care how old you are, when your song is the same 5-6 words over and over, and the same 3 "notes" over and over, it's not cute.  At all.  This song makes me want to puncture my eardrums with a fork.  And seeing as I need my ears to make a living, that's a pretty big deal.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

23. Electric

8th period, every day.

Today marked the first day of the new semester, a new crop of piano kiddos, and the start of another Music Appreciation class.  One of the projects we're doing is an ongoing "Song Challenge."  You may have seen it on Facebook before, and can view our take on it here.  But, since I'm giving my kids almost daily homework, I figured it was only fair to do it myself as well.  So, Day 1's prompt was "your favorite song."

Sara Bareilles' "Uncharted" has been at the top of my playlists since it came out.  My favorite line is "Compare where you are to where you want to be and you'll get nowhere."  And she's right - you have to actually go out and make life happen, not just sit around and wait for something to happen to you.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

22. Corner

This wasn't supposed to be hanging in my house.  : (

Monday, January 21, 2013

21. What I Do

Had to pull this one out of the archives since I wasn't working today.  I teach HS band (and chorus) - and no, it doesn't always look like this.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

20. Something I Saw

Memorial flowers at Grandma's funeral.  : (

Saturday, January 19, 2013

19. Delicious

I love ice cream.  Especially peanut butter - chocolate kinds.

Friday, January 18, 2013

18. Shadow

This is the first photo I took today - the kiddos on the way to the van for LVC Honors Band.

Then I saw this and HAD to take a picture of it.  Too cool.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

17. Ready

Packed and ready to go home for Grandma's funeral...

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

16. Two Things

Can't go anywhere without pencils.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

15. An Ordinary Moment

Morning cuddle time with my girl... nevermind that it was WAY before the alarm went off.

Monday, January 14, 2013

14. Something Yellow

Comfort food at its finest.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Saturday, January 12, 2013

12. Surprise

Sewing is still broken.  Thanks for trying to fix it, Dad.  Surprise $200 charge on my credit card so I can finish costumes for the musical.

Friday, January 11, 2013

11. Water

The view through a rain-covered windowpane.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

9. Paper & 10. 1 O'Clock

I was busy with work aaaall day yesterday so my photo is of one of those crazy times - County Band auditions.

And today at one o'clock I was catching up on emails, paperwork, grading, and getting ready for a meeting with my boss.  Good times!

Hopefully the next few photos won't have to be work related!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

8. Something Beginning with "T"

Theatre - Opening day is less than 2 months away!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

6. Mine

My beautiful girl.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Friday, January 4, 2013

4. The View From Here

Inside our local pizza shop's kitchen.  I swear, they were a lot busier when we ordered our food - this is when I asked for a box!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

3. Heart

On a family tree I made for Grandma's Christmas gift.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

2. Something New

A handpainted wine glass, a new Willow Tree angel from Mom, a cool glass-etched mug my cousins made, and my new Origami Owl locket.  :)

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

1. Today

Today starts a new year of Photo-a-Day.  I've been enjoying it a lot so far - it's interesting to capture everyday life, and Chantelle's prompts make it so much easier, and way more fun.  You can check it out here or on Facebook here.  So, without further ado, here goes 2013!

Today I headed home from Mom and Dad's, back to the daily grind.