Trying To Find Hope

We got some bad news this morning… kiddos and I have been kicked off state health coverage and the state has frozen the children's program completely.  We tried for insurance through the new marketplace… yeah, it would be over 8% of our income.  We are in that "in-between" area where it is too much to afford insurance for the whole family but make just a titch too much to get the state to help.  

The worst feeling in the world is knowing that our state level representatives don't care.  They have had a while to fix this and have said they have NO PLANS to help the 60k-ish children and families in Arizona that fall in those cracks.  

Sigh.

So.  Today, happy #FloralFriday  and the garden of flowers around G+ will surely brighten anyone's day.  I invite you all to peek around and comment and plus and let's get this party started.  HA!  (I know I am unfashionably late as always, being on the west coast timezone.  LOL!!)

Don't forget to tag +Eustace James, +Beth Akerman, +Kiki Nelson and myself to your gorgeous flower shots!

#throughtamseyes  

Trying To Find Hope

We got some bad news this morning… kiddos and I have been kicked off state health coverage and the state has frozen the children’s program completely.  We tried for insurance through the new marketplace… yeah, it would be over 8% of our income.  We are in that “in-between” area where it is too much to afford insurance for the whole family but make just a titch too much to get the state to help.

The worst feeling in the world is knowing that our state level representatives don’t care.  They have had a while to fix this and have said they have NO PLANS to help the 60k-ish children and families in Arizona that fall in those cracks.

Sigh.

So.  Today, happy #FloralFriday  and the garden of flowers around G+ will surely brighten anyone’s day.  I invite you all to peek around and comment and plus and let’s get this party started.  HA!  (I know I am unfashionably late as always, being on the west coast timezone.  LOL!!)

Don’t forget to tag +Eustace James, +Beth Akerman, +Kiki Nelson and myself to your gorgeous flower shots!

#throughtamseyes  

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Sparkly Bits Of Her Soul Showing Through

A touch of texture from +Joel Olives and a smattering of textures from +MCP and +Jodi Friedman … and a whallop of bokeh to bring it all together.

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Sparkly Bits Of Her Soul Showing Through

A touch of texture from +Joel Olives and a smattering of textures from +MCP and +Jodi Friedman … and a whallop of bokeh to bring it all together.

#throughtamseyes  

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Watching The Colors Fade

Week 38

There is a small pair of lakes – really, one is a small pond and the other is a larger pond – near my house.  I have been wanting to shoot the sunset out there for a while and since we had a good amount of clouds yesterday… well, it was perfect.

https://flic.kr/p/n4tUJ1

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Watching The Colors Fade

Week 38

There is a small pair of lakes – really, one is a small pond and the other is a larger pond – near my house.  I have been wanting to shoot the sunset out there for a while and since we had a good amount of clouds yesterday… well, it was perfect.

https://flic.kr/p/n4tUJ1

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Splish, Splash

I have been exercising quite a bit during the last month, as in 5 times a week.  Three days of weight lifting and cardio, two days of swimming a mile.  

Yesterday, I went for my morning swim and pushed myself to do flip turns.  I admit, I really dislike flip turns.  My rhythm and timing get off and I ended snorting water and nearly choking almost every time, UNLESS I am racing.  For some reason, my timing always turns out.  Since I can't race every time I try to swim laps, I figured it was high time for me to figure the rhythm out correctly.

I am pleased to say at out of 70 possible flip turns, I made all but about 10 of them.  WOOT!!  The ten I missed were due to pausing at the wall or messing up the timing of my breathing.

Bonus… I shaved about 5 minutes off my mile time!!!!  Double WOOT!!

this image isn't me… it is a lifeguard I photographed a few years ago

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Splish, Splash

I have been exercising quite a bit during the last month, as in 5 times a week.  Three days of weight lifting and cardio, two days of swimming a mile.

Yesterday, I went for my morning swim and pushed myself to do flip turns.  I admit, I really dislike flip turns.  My rhythm and timing get off and I ended snorting water and nearly choking almost every time, UNLESS I am racing.  For some reason, my timing always turns out.  Since I can’t race every time I try to swim laps, I figured it was high time for me to figure the rhythm out correctly.

I am pleased to say at out of 70 possible flip turns, I made all but about 10 of them.  WOOT!!  The ten I missed were due to pausing at the wall or messing up the timing of my breathing.

Bonus… I shaved about 5 minutes off my mile time!!!!  Double WOOT!!

this image isn’t me… it is a lifeguard I photographed a few years ago

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