Weekly Photo Challenge: Down

Weekly Photo Challenge: Down

This past Saturday afternoon I found myself alone having dropped off my daughter at my in-laws for the evening. Sitting in the driveway watching the rain fall on the windshield of the car, I started to think about the area. This area of town was where my father grew up and where I eventually attended high school. It was at this time I got the inspiration for this week’s challenge. Equipped with only the camera on my phone, I began to take a drive down the wet streets of memory.

Home & Church

In this series: The street/house I called home for 3 years. The home my grandparents purchased in the 1950’s and raised my father and uncle in. The home I sold for nearly nothing almost 3 years ago, after my father passed away. Also, the church my grandparents attended for as long I can remember.

Library Park

In this series: The park next to the library where my father took me as a girl. We carried the old bread my grandmother kept for me to feed the ducks as we walked around the park.

Around Town

In this series: (1)The barber shop my father would get his hair cut and (2)the high school I attended (as well as my father, uncle, husband and brother-in-law). (3)I stopped at Jack in the Box for lunch. I have not eaten there in years. Daddy was the first to introduce me to the dastardly yet delicious tacos on our many trips back and forth to Houston. (4)The high school football stadium where my friends and I spent most fall Friday nights.

After an hour and a half driving down memory lane taking pictures through the rain spotted windows, it was time to make the forty-five minute drive back to my side of town. The rain picked up from a drizzle to a good soak and I drove home feeling the dreary day and missing my father terribly.



Weekly Photo Challenge: Regret

This weeks Weekly Photo Challenge theme is Regret. I put together a collection of photos for this challenge.

I regret…

  • (Top-Left) Having to go to Costco on a Sunday afternoon for one item
  • (Top-Right) The current use of the nursery, as well as a couple other similar looking rooms in my house
  • (Bottom-Left) Saying good-night and closing the door, feeling I haven’t had enough time with my special girl
  • (Bottom-Center) Owning the absolute worst dog in the world (and somehow still loving him). For better explanation check out Chihuahua vs Rat Terrier, Paco with the TKO
  • (Bottom-Right) Never being caught up on laundry (or the dishes for that matter). The cycle never ends!

All this said, I had to look really hard for things I regret and I realize there is not much major in my life I would do differently. I am grateful for my friends and family who make all of the small regrets seem insignificant and life worth living.