Sunday, April 11, 2010

PostHeaderIcon A Beautiful Weekend

Saturday was absolutely perfect weather-wise. My allergies keep me from getting the full enjoyment out of beautiful days like this but that's ok.....I just adore them.
I got a phone call from one of my very best friends this week that I had sorta fell out of touch with. It just seemed that everytime I called her someone would beep into our conversation and she would have to jet out. I suppose I just got tired of it and quit calling. But over the Easter holiday I really had her on my mind alot and thinking I should give her a call. But I didn't. Funny thing is she called me on Tuesday and we had a gab fest and got caught up with each other. We do have plans to make plans for lunch etc...since this weekend her sister turned 16 and family obligations came first.
Shaina has been spending time with her father alot lately. I suppose we have an unconventional custody agreement in that we let her "float" from one home to the other. Mine is her primary home but when she gets in the mood to stay for an extended time at his house....all is good. Don't get me wrong...I talk to her almost DAILY cuz I miss her and I am checking that her school work is being done properly. She has been over staying with him for about a month with nights here and there with me and I am getting ready for her to come home big time. But I won't put that pressure on her because I know she will be back soon. I just never wanted her (or her brother) to ever feel "torn" or the need to pick one parent over the other.
We did spend a delightful time together Saturday just hanging out and she caught up on her emails and FB games since she has no internet access at her father's house. I sent my little point and shoot Olympus back with her so she could take pictures of her activities (or whatever fascinates her 14 yo mind these days). I sure she will bring me a camera full of photos of her dogs, her horse and any other stray animal she comes across.
I just purchased an Olympus E-420 DSLR and am still learning my way around it.
Here's a photo of the squirrels' favorite tree.

Shaina wearing the clover flower necklace I showed her how to make. I told her how I used to make them with my friends on the playground at grade school.

She had spent some time picking a little boquet of flowers and on a whim flung them all into the air.

I just really liked how the sun made her hair just shine.

I had the best time with her and hopefully with more practice and more cooperation, I will many beautiful photos of her. Now to track down that busy son of mine..hehehehehehe!!!!


Deanna said...

Ah! Great post and wonderful pictures! I am also in awe of how you handle to two 'homes'. You are a wonderful mother!!!! Have a wonderful week!

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