Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Picture Pages, Part I

Well, AF made her appearance today, so the DIY cycle was a no-go. Now M and I wait in anticipation for June 12th. Great, another two week wait. Who knew I would measure my life in two week increments? School has started again and the frantic pace of a summer session should keep me very busy. So, I will distract myself with my Picture Pages entry. Baby Blues wanted "something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue" and Winks wanted to see my feet and the one item I would run back in my burning house for, among other things. :)

This is a rosary that belonged to my great-grandfather. He was not Catholic, but he was a missionary for the Near East Relief and this was given to him by a fellow missionary. The beads are coffee beans and the cross actually opens up and has a piece of stone, dirt, wood and a scroll inside. It was supposedly blessed by the previous P.ope B.enedict, but that may just be family legend. This is my "something old" and the item I would run back in the burning house for. (Assuming my cats and M were outside, that is.)

Ok, this is my "something new". Yes, it is. Well, it's new to me. It just came the other day and I am so excited. It's a brick from W.rigley F.ield! They did some remodeling and gave people a chance to buy the discarded bricks. I had to have one. On second thought, I might run into a burning house for this, too. :) Go Cubbies!

My brother-in-law lived in Africa for several years and has quite a collection of African Art. It is technically on loan, so this is something borrowed. It's supposed to ward off bad magic. Some people are a little freaked out when they see it, but most protective items are scary looking. Also, my something blue is the couch cushion he's leaning against.

Last but not least.....my feet. I do not like my feet and yes, they are big. I am almost 6 feet tall, so I have never had cute little feet. Those are my fuzzy pink socks I like to sleep in.

I still have a few more pictures and will try to get those out soon!


Courtney said...

So sorry that AF arrived. :( She is so damn persistent! I love the pictures and can relate to the big feet.

Good luck with school and your upcoming appointment!

elle said...

Nice Wrigley brick! It reminds me that I need to get to a game as soon as the warm weather kicks in. I guess that makes me a warm weather fan rather than a fair weather fan. Anyway, I happened upon your blog shortly after you started writing it and I hope good things start coming your way soon. Thanks for linking to my blog! I'm new at this and you are my first ever blog link-er. Or is it link-ee? It seems like such a one way mirror when you first start out. Glad to know there are nice people on the other side.

Caro said...

Cool pictures, I've decided to do this too so come on over and tell me what to post.

TeamWinks said...

Short feet don't equal cute feet. So, just because yours are longer doesn't mean they aren't!

That's a neat story behind the rosary.

Reproductive Jeans said...

Cute! Love all your pictures--cant wait to see the rest=)

Sorry about AF...shes a mean old hag.

Becks said...

Love the pictures, this Picture Page thing is a grat idea.

The pink socks are great!

Sticky Bun said...

Sorry about the DIY cycle. No matter what, everytime AF shows up, it's disappointing.

Also, I can also relate to the big feet. There are so many shoes I think are cute, but then I get them on and my big-ass feet look so goofy.

Leah said...

Sorry that AF showed up. Getting pregnant on a DIY cycle sounds awfully romantic and would have made for such a sweet success story.

Thanks for sharing the pictures, they are great!

Matthew M. F. Miller said...

Sorry the DIY cycle was a bust - ours was, too.

Those photos are lovely, though. You have a good eye for imagery.

Cibele said...

I am so sorry about AF...it sucks! I hope hat the next cycle brings better luck.

Baby Blues said...

Love the pictures and the stories that came with it!