Welcome to project 365. This writer of ghost stories, mother of two, and wife to the Professor, aka "Ghost Hunk" (for 18 years), finds inspiration everyday, even if she sometimes forgets. So for the next year, I will document these little epiphanies, whether it's a bug on the windshield or some brilliant, breathless moment in this crazy life or something in between.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Day 361


Even Angel Jr. is taking a little spring sunshine today. It feels good to get out of the hutch and stretch a little.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Day 358



Saint Francis, revisited. Last Mother's Day, my sweet Ghost Clan planted this little guy in my garden for me.  So much has grown up around him since then. He has kept the little critters well blessed and inspired lots of green life all around.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Day 354


Finally a little rain to quench our parched patch of earth. Sadly, it was very little rain. You can see the sunny sky and puffy cloud in this meager puddle on the street. Don't be shy, Spring. We've been waiting for you...

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Day 353


Ghost Daughter took a good hit to the kidneys today at practice. It caught her by surprise, so she had no time to brace for it.  OUCH! It was her first really hard wollop and she was a little ball shy at first. But before long, she was back in the game and fighting for a goal. Way to go, girl!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Day 352


We call this reseeding the bare spots on the lawn.  Peanut calls it a smorgasboard...and then comes in and pukes up her feast all over our carpet. Yay spring!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Day 350


It's spring and the trees are dripping with wisteria, which always makes me think of my friend Joyce Moyer Hostetter whose books are amazing.  I can hear Ann Fay's lovely, lilting voice now. 

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Day 347


(from the iPhone) I saw these funky melons at Walmart today.  I think they are from South America, but I have no idea what they taste like or what they are called.  Perhaps I'll have to try one.  I'd like to call them Toad Melons because the rind is lumpy and green. 

Monday, March 12, 2012

Day 345


I'm afraid the DST hangover and a wicked bout of insomnia have left me without a single spark of energy today, so I'm posting a moment from the Art Festival.  Somebody really needs a kiss!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Day 344


(from the iPhone)  Lonely little stink bug. At least I think this is a stink bug...a very large one. He was wandering up the sidewalk outside the cafĂ© where Ghost Son and I went to do a little writing/hanging out. I'm no fan of creepy crawlies, but I can appreciate the beauty even in these little dudes.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Day 343


We finally got to have Ghost Daughter's birthday cake...only 3 weeks late. When your daughter asks you to make a cake with her favorite My Little Pony (Apple Jack) and an apple orchard on it, you do what you can.  So here it is.  Apple spice cake with cream cheese frosting.  The trees are rock candy sticks dotted with red icing for apples.  Cinnamon candies stand in for the fallen apples. And the ponies came from Blind Bags (you don't know which pony you've bought until you open it.) Can you believe the luck? I actually got Apple Jack (notice the 3 apples of her "cutie mark") and no duplicates! It was providence.  An extra bit of awesome came when the flames of the candles burned in different colors. Ghost Daughter really enjoyed that cake.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Day 342


This is another one of those lovely 365 moments.  I have walked by these little vines and plucked them out of the ground, I don't know how many times, thinking they were just weeds. As I looked for a subject today, I looked more closely at these sweet little pink/purple blossoms and discovered...peas!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Day 341


My first art show entry.  I came away with no prize, but I learned a lot and got some good feedback.   Who knows? I might try again.  Of course, I really think my friend Kellie should have won the whole deal!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Day 340


Our delicate little flower...filming a 1/4" slug as it makes its way across the patio. Gotta love the Tomboy/Girlygirl thing going on!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Day 337


Yesterday's sky.  When Ghost Hunk started his marathon run, a tornado warning was in effect for Dougherty County and working its way towards our house. It looked like a gang of killer clouds were staking out their turf and threatening the blue skies to stay away.  Thankfully, we never got the worst of it. Our prayers go out to all those who have been hit so hard by this spring's storms.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Day 336


Run, Ghost Hunk, Run!  Never mind the torrential downpours, the tornado warnings, the lightning.  Just run!  And he did.  For his second official half marathon, Ghost Hunk slammed the Snicker's Rock the Run Marathon in Albany, GA.  He forgot to tell me what color he was wearing when he left this morning, so sadly, I missed the money shot.  My photo of him coming to the finish is a blur.  Or maybe that's just because he was so fast...

We're proud of you, babe!