Tag Archive: school

Both of these photos are associated with Christmas. 267 was taken on an escalator in the mall while Christmas shopping. When my husband and I were in high school, yes we are high school sweethearts, we would go there just to ride the escalator up and down. Those were good times when something simple could be entertaining. I was remembering those moments when I took that photo. 268 was taken at work. I was working at an Elementary school and it was pajama day. I wore my slippers and Christmas socks. Loved that job!


“The other line moves faster.” ~Etorre’s Observation


“It’s always the badly dressed people who are the most interesting.” ~Jean Paul Gaultier


Richmond Architecture

I haven’t had time to do any blogging in the past month. I am missing it. I just bought my own laptop, so I might have more time to do such. Sunday nights are probably my only time to really relax and say f-it to all the things I could possibly be doing that I should do. I work my ass off all week and need a little time to unwind. Since I have been back at VCU I have found myself taking tons of photos of the architecture around Richmond. I have always love the buildings there, but this is the 1st time I have gotten to really photograph them. Although I have just been taking photos with my phone, I still love how they turn out. I thought I would take some time, before the last episode of Breaking Bad comes on, to post a blog with some of my favs. Hope you enjoy! Until next time!


Cathedral of the Sacred Heart


Cathedral of the Sacred Heat Front


Cathedral of Sacred Heart Front II


Cathedral of Sacred Heart Close-up

I love this building! When you walk through Monroe Park into the Fan area, you come out through the trees and this majestic beast of a building greats you. If the morning light is shining just right it is easy to see why people would be so drawn to such a holy place.


Holy Trinity I


Holy Trinity II

This church is right next door to Sacred Heart. It’s greatness is over shadowed by what is next door, but it none the less a beautiful building.


Landmark Theater

This building is right next to Holy Trinity. All three of these buildings on the same street is a bit much, a little overwhelming. This use to be called The Mosque, because of it’s Islamic inspired architecture. It is currently being renovated. I had my senior prom here and I also saw Marilyn Manson perform. It’s even more beautiful inside.


A residents hall for VCU. A hugely tall building with lovely architecture.


One of the many amazing building on Franklin Street that were once private homes and are now used by VCU to house different offices. They are all unique and beautiful. It is lovely to be able to walk this street everyday of the week.


This apparently was a city terminal. It is just on the East side of Shockoe Bottom on your way toward Varina. The James River is just one the other side. It is a strange building as it has a street that runs underneath it. The street being open to the river side and front and back, but the top is the underside of this building. I always found it strange.

I have tons more photos, but I am running out of time. Can’t wait for Breaking Bad! Although I am super sad it’s over. I will post more of these photos another time. Hope everyone is well!

Life can be a Whirlwind

Blogging looks like it will be taking a break for a bit. I just started back at VCU. I’m taking 3 classes, but 2 are 400 level and 1 includes a teaching practicum. I am also preparing for the class I will start teaching in 3 weeks. On top of that my husband is also going to school full time, we have a 2 year old and our 8 year old is starting the 3rd grade next week. This weekend we are going to Indiana to visit family. When it rains it pours and right now I am overloaded with stuff to do. Not that I am complaining, I love having stuff to do, but because of that I may not be blogging as frequently as I was. I am very grateful to all my followers, there are over 100 of you now! Thanks to all who read, like and comment! I will be back when I can! Hope everyone is well!

As a little treat here are some photos from my 1st 2 days back at school. Enjoy!


 VCU the place for you! 1st day of school, 8/22 and my birthday!


My drive into the city takes me along the James River and in from the eastside.


I might be done with my 365 project, but I haven’t stopped taking self-portraits. Me walking by Monroe Park on Campus.

Two hundred and thirty eight

My badge! I had worked so hard to get this job. My goal is to be an art teacher. I have been working toward this since 2007. I was sidetracked for three years while my husband was in the Army. Now I am about to start my final 3 semesters of school. When I am finished I will have my BA in art ed and my teaching certification. While we were in the process of moving back to Virginia I spent endless days looking and applying for jobs. I wasn’t going to be able to go back to school just yet, it was too late to enroll. Instead I looked for teaching positions that I was qualified for. I applied for over twenty positions with different county public school systems. After I had been working at a day care for about a month I was called for two interviews with Chesterfield on the same day. One of them hired me! I was to work as a special education instructional assistant. I was going to work in a public school! I was going to get the chance to be in a classroom every day! I was beyond overjoyed. I since have finished my school year with them, worked summer school and about to move on with my school. I have to say that working with special ed was an absolute joy. I loved almost every minute, it can be challenging you know. It really made me realize that I do want to teach and I can’t wait to get back to it. 🙂 This photo was the day I got my official badge. I couldn’t have been more proud of myself.


“Don’t aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally.” ~David Frost

I’m baaaack!

I have been away from my blog for almost a year. So much has happened since then. We did move from Texas to Virginia. My husband finished the Army and is about to start his 3rd semester of college. We lived in a super small apartment and now live in the house we lived in before the Army. Talk about weird! I worked at a daycare for a month and a half. Then I worked the rest of the school year as a Special Ed Instructional Assistant for a public elementary school. I loved that school and job! It made me realize that teaching is what I really want to do. I am currently working the same position for summer school, different school, different kids, but still loving it. I have been accepted back into the Art Ed program at VCU! I start back on my birthday, 8/22! 3 semesters and I will finally have my BA, closely followed by my teaching license and then I can move on with my career. This also means that moving to a new place might be necessary. Art teaching jobs are few and far b/w. I will have to take what I can get, wherever I can get it. For now I don’t need to worry about all that.

As for my 365 project, which is what this blog was started for, I have 1 photo left! #365 is in the works. I want it to be awesome and reflect this long drawn out process. I’m not really sure what it will be yet. Perhaps writing these blogs again will help me figure out the best image. So for now, bear with me as I trudge through the next 200 photos that span well over a year. My memory will not be the greatest and the images vary as I used cell phones and a borrowed camera; until I finally got my camera fixed toward the end of this project. Here goes nothing…