Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Day 255: Who Moved My Cheese? Moving on and Turtles.

Remember the book from a few years ago, "Who Moved My Cheese?" I never actually read the whole book, other than to read about 80% of it while standing in a Best Buy while waiting for a CD player to be installed in my son's car. The book was about change in our life, and that the "goodies" in our life can get moved at any time. Things can happen beyond our control.

There's any number of ways we can respond . . . . the usual snits, depression, defeatism. Or we can find other cheese.

When I look at these photos from Mexico, I can't help but think whistfully about my kids and miss them. My kids moved away; my "cheese" grew up!


But I seem to be acquiring new cheese! I'm finding all these new interests--and old--in my life. I'm really enjoying learning about photography. Digiscrapping and traditional scrapping are calling my name, sometimes more loudly than other times. In case you haven't noticed, I'm having a great time here on this blog, getting to write, posting photos, commenting on others', and our general conversational banter going back-and-forth through the comments. And then there's that persistent scuba diving siren luring me to water. . . It gets confusing at times, though, in figuring out how to balance it out with the other parts of my life--with family, work, church.

Oh, and about the turtles! I just like these photos I took in Mexico. And no, they're not really vehicles, but they sure are cute!

11 comments:

Jena Photography said...

Love the turtles.

Sharon said...

Didn't Marlin and Dori hitch rides on sea turtles? I'd say they can be transportation. ;)

Reds said...

Technically they are not vehicles... but they do move... slowly!! :) Great shots!

Jess said...

These are awesome! I love turtles! I think your new "cheese" suits you just fine... but there's always room for the old "cheese" too, lol. :)

Cindi Koceich said...

Well worded post!! It sounds like you are good at finding things to keep you motivated and positive about life!!

Becky said...

My cheese is growing up too. Seems like only yesterday when I felt like I'd never have a free minute to myself ever again.
I love turtles! (Turtles were the mascot of the sorority I was in in college.) I especially love the composition and colors of your second shot.

Carol said...

I love your turtle photos and I love the little story you put with it.

I am glad you are enjoying blogging because I enjoy stopping by to see what you have each day.

Jeanne said...

The turtle pictures are great and I'm glad you shared them. I'm also very glad you started blogging. I thoroughly enjoy seeing what you are up to each day. You are witty and funny and have wonderful ideas to share. I'm glad you "cheese" has changed a bit, for I/we get the benefit of that (in a purely selfish way). I wanna be more like you...except maybe for the scuba part...

Hugs!

Mom2Drew said...

So pretty! Love the way that water looks and the little turtles? Just icing on the cake.

PS, I also love reading your journaling. I could learn a thing or two about your journaling...that is my least favorite thing about scrapbooking. I feel I ramble way too much.

Joanne said...

I like turtles too! Good for you as you move on in life. What an inspiration for you to write it out the way you did.

Gypsy Girl said...

What cute turtles. I am sorry you are missing your "cheese". I hate when I don't get to see mine all the time. Fun things to get interested in.