Thursday, February 28, 2013

365 Project - Day 59 - "Sacred Heart"


February 28, 2013 - "Sacred Heart"

My Grandfather died while I was holding his hand. It was the first time I ever experienced death firsthand. I passed out.

When I came to, I was in his bedroom... lying on his bed. I looked up and the first thing I saw was this very old framed image of the Sacred Heart of Jesus hanging on the bedroom wall. Something about it just called to me... so my Aunt gave it to me that very night and I've had it ever since.

Now it hangs on my own bedroom wall and when I look at it I not only remember my Grandfather... I also remember the peaceful side of death.

Today I look at it again having experienced a death... as our beloved cat Ziggy passed away suddenly last night. He died peacefully. He had been fine all day... then went to sleep and just didn't wake up. He wasn't old... only about five or six years - and hadn't been sick at all. We don't know what happened... we only know that he is gone... and that we loved him and always will.

Rest In Peace my friend.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

365 Project - Day 58 - "Grandma's Crucifix"


February 27, 2013 - "Grandma's Crucifix"

My Grandmother's wooden Sick-Call/Last-Rites Crucifix. She passed away when I was about six years old.... and I've had this (and her Rosary Beads from yesterday's photo) ever since.

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

365 Project - Day 57 - "Prayer"


February 26, 2013 - "Prayer"

Praying with my grandmother's Rosary.

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Monday, February 25, 2013

365 Project - Day 56 - "(i need help)"


February 25, 2013 - "(i need help)"

It has been a very rough couple of weeks. My meds seem to have stopped working... again. My doctor has changed dosages and added new meds - but so far nothing seems to be working. I'm in a very, VERY low place... lower than I have been in years. I cannot work... I cannot do anything - I just can't function properly. I'm not supposed to be alone... but my wife can't always be with me either. I feel like I'm having to be babysat... like I'm completely useless right now... and I just want it to stop!

One minute I'm "fine"... the next moment it's like a fuse has been lit and I suddenly want to start smashing things... tossing things in the garbage... wiping everything off the cluttered countertops in one swipe of my arm - that sort-of-thing.

On top of it all my OCD is acting up. I'm checking the stove and the door locks repeatedly - even though I haven't used the stove or opened the door.

Hopefully the new med doses will kick in soon... I can't take much more of this!

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Sunday, February 24, 2013

365 Project - Day 55 - "Kitchen Corner"


February 24, 2013 - "Kitchen Corner"

I'm not feeling up to shooting today... so it's a "one shot" sort of a day: a shot of a little corner next to my stove. Organic Olive Oils... really good Balsamic Vinegar... and a bit of a shrine to San Lorenzo.

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Saturday, February 23, 2013

365 Project - Day 54 - "RYB"


February 23, 2013 - "RYB"

One quick shot for today... some brightly colored placemats I saw in a store.

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Friday, February 22, 2013

365 Project - Day 53 - "Birthday"


February 22, 2013 - "Birthday"

Today is my dog Leica's birthday.

Well... sort of. We don't know when her real birthday is... but today is the day we celebrate it - for it was one year ago today that we rescued her and brought her home.

So - "Happy Birthday" to one of the best dogs in the world!

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Thursday, February 21, 2013

365 Project - Day 52 - "Depression Sucks"


February 21, 2013 - "Depression Sucks"

Enough said.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

365 Project - Day 51 - "Tin Can"


February 20, 2013 - "Tin Can"

I'm having a very "low" sort of a day today. Not feeling up to shooting. So today is a "one shot" day... and here it is: a quick shot of a tin can waiting to be recycled.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

365 Project - Day 50 - "Me"


February 19, 2013 - "Me"

A quick self portrait for today.

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Monday, February 18, 2013

365 Project - Day 49 - "Suits"


February 18, 2013 - "Suits"

Today I'm shopping for a suit for my upcoming Convalidation Ceremony.

(lifeisgood!)

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Sunday, February 17, 2013

365 Project - Day 48 - "Red Abstract"


February 17, 2013 - "Red Abstract"

Another bottle abstract... this time a glass wine bottle.

(lifeisgood!)

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Saturday, February 16, 2013

365 Project - Day 47 - "Hearts"


February 16, 2013 - "Hearts"

Tonight we're at our church for the annual Valentine's Day Potluck.

A wonderful night spent with wonderful people eating wonderful food... dancing... laughing... and having a great time!

(lifeisgood!)

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Friday, February 15, 2013

365 Project - Day 46 - "Abstract in Black & White"



February 15, 2013 - "Abstract in Black & White"

Another water bottle abstract... but this time in B&W.

(lifeisgood!)

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

365 Project - Day 45 - "Valentine's Day"


February 14, 2013 - "Valentine's Day"

"Happy Valentine's Day" to the love of my life... my wife Holly

I love you more than you could ever possibly know!

(lifeisgood!)

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

365 Project - Day 44 - "Ash Wednesday"


February 13, 2013 - "Ash Wednesday"

Today is Ash Wednesday and the start of Lent. Time to turn inward for a bit of reflection.

(lifeisgood!)

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

365 Project - Day 43 - "(abstract)"



February 12, 2013 - "(abstract)"

I'm having a very "abstract" sort-of-day today. Not quite sure how or what I'm feeling.

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Monday, February 11, 2013

365 Project - Day 42 - "New Ink"



February 11, 2013 - "New Ink"

A shot of the completed cross tattoo I had done yesterday.

(lifeisgood!)

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Sunday, February 10, 2013

365 Project - Day 41 - "Getting Inked"



February 10, 2013 - "Getting Inked"

I'm getting inked today for the first time in almost six years.

(lifeisgood!)

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Saturday, February 9, 2013

365 Project - Day 40 - "Flower"


February 09, 2013 - "Flower"

Just a quick shot for today... of a flower I saw in the grocery store.

(lifeisgood!)

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Friday, February 8, 2013

365 Project - Day 39 - "Abstract Whatever"




February 08, 2013 - "Abstract Whatever"

My migraine has dissolved into "just a really bad headache". That's OK... I can deal with that! Time for another water bottle abstract.

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Thursday, February 7, 2013

365 Project - Day 38 - "Migraine - Take #2"



February 07, 2013 - "Migraine - Take #2"

Day two of having a migraine. THIS SUCKS!

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

365 Project - Day 37 - "Migraine"



February 06, 2013 - "Migraine"

I've got a major migraine today. This is not good!

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

365 Project - Day 36 - "Pills"


January 05, 2013 - "Pills"

I've been dealing with a major "low" for the past few weeks. I'm not sure why. I think things might be slowly starting to look up again... but every time I think that it's ending something sets me right back into depression. It sucks... and I hate having to rely on meds to pull me through such times.

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Monday, February 4, 2013

365 Project - Day 35 - "(eye)"


February 04, 2013 - "(eye)"

A bit different of a self-portrait for this week...

(lifeisgood!)

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Sunday, February 3, 2013

365 Project - Day 34 - "Rainbow"


January 03, 2013 - "Rainbow"

Walking through a store at the mall, I came across this display of brightly-colored T-shirts and had to snap a quick photo.

(lifeisgood!)

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Saturday, February 2, 2013

365 Project - Day 33 - "Dance Competition"


February 02, 2013 - "Dance Competition"

My daughter (far right) had her second dance competition of the season today. She did an amazing job... earning High Gold trophies for all of her solo dances - as well as all of her group dances.

(lifeisgood!)

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Friday, February 1, 2013

365 Project - Day 32 - "Cut Glass Abstract"



February 01, 2013 - "Cut Glass Abstract"

Yet another quick shot: Looking through a cut glass candle holder.

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