Sunday, May 16, 2010

recognize / discover


solo post - L, Nikon

I can't believe it's been 10 days since I last posted. It's unusual - I did not take one photo all week long and even this weekend my photo options were slim. Anyway... I hope everyone has been well and starting to enjoy a fun summer.
Taylor is now home for the summer and it sure is nice to have her here - sleeping under my roof, eating meals and watching movies with me and planning fun activities for the summer. She can be so much help around the house too. Last week I came home to a cooked meal, kitchen drawers that are now clean and organized, the refrigerator cleared out of out-dated bottles of dressing, etc and the cabinets as well. She loves doing this type of work – I don't love doing it - it makes me very happy. We joke about her OCD tendencies as a weakness but in actuality it can be a real strength. Soon I hope her 'organizational' skills and diligent work habits will be earning her good money instead of just making her mother happy – she's looking for a summer job.
I found a book on my shelf that I forgot about. I'm going to give it to Taylor to read this summer called, "Now, Discover Your Strengths". I think the sooner she recognizes her real strengths, and how best to use her weaknesses, the better off she'll be in determining what she wants to be 'when she grows up'.

"Every job is a self-portrait of the person who does it. Autograph your work with excellence." ~Author Unknown

11 comments:

georgia b. said...

i love the quote you ended this with. how very true. i'm glad you added it. i needed to read that today.

glad you're back.

S. Etole said...

great interplay of colors and I, too, am glad you are back ...

gayle said...

I've missed you! How great that T is back home for the summer.

ELK said...

enjoy ...embrace your time together..i have let mine go for the summer..

Stacey Dawn said...

Fabulous! Great quote - hope you thoroughly enjoy your summer!

Line said...

yes I'm glad to see you posting again, enjoy summer with your daughter, you must be so happy she's back, lovely pictures I always enjoy your work!!!

Char said...

beautiful pairing - you all are such good friends too. i wish i could have said i was as good of friends with my mom at her stage in life, but i wasn't. so it makes me all teary to see this - of course in the best of ways.

shelli - mama of letters said...

Wow - I love these photos. And I wish I could hire your daughter to organize my house. How wonderful of her to do all that for you. I definitely would not call it a weakness.

I love the relationship you seem to have with your daughter. I hope I can have a friendship like that with my sons someday.

Jewels said...

Oh yeah, awesome quote there :) love your photos and your time with Taylor home sounds awesome. can she come to our house next? We have that book too and actually had our son take the on-line test - it helped him as he got ready for college!

Relyn said...

That quote is powerful. Such truth there.

Jaime said...

Taylor is so thoughtful. I love the bond you two have. I am very close with my mother too, and it means the world to me.

I can't believe summer has started for you and Taylor already...I still have a month to go! We aren't finished till the end of June!

footnote

The photos on the left are taken by me, Leslye, the mother. The photos on the right are taken by my daughter, Taylor – unless otherwise noted. Comments are always welcome. thanks
If you care to visit, I, Leslye, have another blog - AutumnSun where I ramble around different paths and pleasures of my own.