Brown fitting color after all

I did not like that I had picked brown for my series of photos for January. It did not seem like a pleasant color to start out the year with but, I have been pleasantly surprised that I have found some photos I am pretty happy with from the color brown. It is cozy not just bare trees. It is nature not just dirt. It is homey not just the cabinets. I found I had to reach a little farther than to just find brown tones that were easy to me. I have been sick and also taking care of my daughter who recently broke her leg ice skating New Years Eve so I have not had much time to do photos but, I am working it in as well as, my writing. My Roman got me a laptop for christmas so that is helping with the writing also.

Here is a recent photo I took in my brown series. Please respect the copyright.2014.Kim.Shay


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Help me decide a color

Okay  for those people who did not see the first vote this is what I am doing. I am taking each month and choosing a color (hence the poll)

I then take photographs all that month of that chosen color. December was red. Now I am choosing for January.

So what color do you vote for? Take the poll and let me know.

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He surprised me!!!

I have been working hard at starting my books whenever I have time. It was hard for me to do because I would have pain a lot with trying to write on paper because of hands or on desktop because of my back and stomach. It would get to painful and also too distracting being in the path of family traffic.

That is why I am so overly happy about my Christmas gift from my Roman! He bought me a laptop computer so I can easily find ways and time to work on my writing. I am so excited and have already started writing more. I love my little space I made for it is more private and all my own with what I like on my desk. I even have a tv to look at when I get stuck or tired.

I am truely blessed and grateful for my loved ones and for the blessing God has given me and love he and others pour out to me. I do not have any pictures at the moment but, I will in other coming post hopefully. Working on my book. yay.

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Red was voted favorite color in my new color theme photography. Each month I plan to take pictures with the theme of one color. I start this month (Dec.) with red and it’s many shades. I am excited to see what each month brings and how this years portfolio of color turns out.

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I now have a regular website for my reviews. You can see it at:

Anyway, I plan to keep this blog going with whatever I want to write about. So it go!


photo: copyright.KimShay.2013

I have loved and fully enjoyed this summer’s weather and activities. I am a little sad leaving it behind and all it’s delicious goodness it provides. I am now turning focus onto the holidays to keep me motivated as we go into the fall and winter.

I am looking at affordable options of things to make for people for the holidays. I already got the supplies for the women and now researching good ideas for men. (Do you have an idea for me?). I am also decorating a trunk for Halloween’s trick or treating. My son that a good theme for this years trunk would be “candyland”. I thought it sounded cute.


photo: copyright.KimShay.2013

I fully enjoyed my four days off from work. I got a lot of rest, fun with family, good food at home. It must have been exciting for Roman as well since we jumped each others bones each day. lol. He would so hate that I am writing that but, wow.

I am looking forward to all the upcoming things coming our way the rest of this year but, I am also trying to enjoy each bit of each day because it just moves so fast.

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What is the deal with Roman? He got mad at me last night because he could not have his way with what he wanted. Now today he is in a real funk probably because I can not buy him anything for his special day. He never has money for my day so what is the difference. GRR…. Birthday’s this summer in our family have sucked. My birthday is coming up this month also but, I am not whining about how nothing is going to happen for it and I am older than both my son and husband. Okay sorry for the rant.

I have been enjoying my new job. It cuts into time with art, writing and family but then so does everyone else’s jobs. lol. I like helping people figure out their projects and learning the store.
I have been thinking that I need to spend more time talking with my son on spiritual matters and his goals. I also think I need to spend more time showing my daughter I love her and helping her get some screenings for health issues and how to cope better to get her moving towards some goals. Life and situations move so fast it is sometimes hard to get my breath and concentrate on all the things to be done. IMG_2859

Our 4th of July was a lot of fun. We spent it with new friends that we are still getting to know better. They had the largest hot dogs I have ever seen there. A lot of food, people, and fireworks. It was awesome spending it with people who were so happy to be together and celebrate. Roman tried his first sparkler ever. I got a picture of my son dancing and having fun.

My mom Jessie has a different car today and later she is going to come up so we can all take a spin in it. Fun. I also hope to get some errands done while I have the time.

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Blossoms to snow to summer –now!

Issac (son) had a prom to go to tonight. He played it cool but, I could tell he was really nervous. They looked good in their matching white, blue, and black clothes. They both wore matching blue and white converse. Different but it looked really cute. I know they will have a blast but, I doubt he will want to do family day tomorrow.

The weather has been crazy confusing the bills and my body. We had some days in the high 80’s and then the next days in the 30’s with rain and snow. The grass is green and trees are bloomed but, snow is covering them. Weird. I enjoyed the randomness of it though.


Besides the cold weather has been good for cuddling with Rome at night. I think it has made him frisky — or maybe it has been my cooking? We had relations three times the other day and it was like wow. It is good when we are both connected to what we like and both feeling the excitement and spontaneous.

Lots of changes coming up in my life but, even though I get nervous about them I also am very excited to see what comes of it.

We went to an event the other night and had dinner. I won the centerpiece which was a little pail of flowers. It is little both I was very happy to win it. I am going to plant it in a bigger container on the porch as soon as it warms up a little –I am very excited to see them grow and mature over the summer. I love summer! The sun on my skin, swimming, running around with less clothes (I hate heavy clothes– not a nudist-lol). I love how cold fruit feels and taste in my mouth, the smells, the busy out and interacting, the happy people planning vacations. I know it will be here soon.


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Blossoms are fading but, still growing

Family day was yesterday again and this time my daughter joined us and did pretty good. It was hot and my skin is a burning red because of it. It was worth it.

This week is full of appointments for me and studying for finals so not much fun but, a lot of things done. I get to see the gallery where my ceramic pieces will be displayed today but, plan to attend a lecture first on organization.

The blooms of the dogwood trees around my home are going away which is good for my allergies but, bad because they are so pretty. I took a photo to keep looking at the pretty blossoms after they leave.


Roman (hubby) and I are over the honeymoon stage of our marriage now but, I am happy that the court has allowed him to stay another year with us before having to go back to his country and try to come back. It is painful and sometimes confusing to live like this. I am savoring what I have and being grateful though.

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Sunday family day

Issac (son) flew through the air with his long curled locks of hair flying in the wind to hit at the tennis ball yesterday. I caught a young girl looking longingly at him. It made me feel proud and scared at the same time because he is still my baby boy. Roman just laughed off my concern (men- lol). I think we are getting better at playing tennis but, still learning. I loved watching Rome’s muscles flex and the power he slammed the ball with. All that energy drained him quicker than us and we got a chance to gloat for once.


I was very impressed by Rome having the idea spontaneously for going out as family to play tennis and then out for pizza after. After getting full and feeling close we were ready to go home. I did have an urge to lock him in the restraunt’s bathroom and have my way with him but, I managed to tame that wild beast for the sake of all the kids eating there. ha ha.

Once home I had to decide which few ceramics pieces to choose to put in the University’s gallery show. I think I will show my plate and container set with wild fire bright yellow, orange and red and a more tame bowl with dark blue and shining gorgeous brown tint running through it.

What type of ceramics do my readers like? What kind would you like to buy or what artist?

This was my very FIRST ceramic piece I ever made. A vase.


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I chose the funeral (celebration of life)

Rome (my husband) elected not to go to the funeral with me. I feel I should go because whether the people there are glad I am there or not I once considered them real family to me. I am self conscious about how I look since I am not the curvy cute thing I might have been but, I am sure that is the “last” thing on their mind. I am nervous about seeing people I have not seen in so long but, feel good about my decision to go and show my respects and celebrate the life this wonderful women lived.


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