Friday, December 19, 2008

Sunday Scribblings, Pay It Forward and Sixth Photo Meme

I'm a little "late," as it were, returning these tags I've agreed to participate in. How appropriate that the Sunday Scribblings prompt for this week is late. I'll take it!

Part I: Pay It Forward

Below are photos of my Pay It Forward gift from BJ. I actually received it on Monday, but hadn't gotten around to taking photos of it until today. Sorry for the delay! Somehow I got wrapped up in Monochrome Monday and True Colours Thursday and didn't get this posted earlier. Plus, Mom needs me to help her with her own blog stuff. Well, enough excuses from me ;)

This is the box that my lovely gift came in.

This is the card that accompanied my gift.

This is the gift itself!

And finally, this is the gift and card together. I hope that I'm displaying it correctly. The stand was separate, and as I found no assembly directions, I just tried my best to make it look nice!

Anyway, copied from BJ's blog, these are the rules of Pay It Forward if anyone would like to participate:

"The exchange focuses on doing an act of kindness without expecting anything in return other than that the recipient will, in their turn, pass the kindness along and 'pay it forward' in their own way. This is how it works...

I am going to agree to send something fun, inspiring or uplifting to the first 3 blog owners who post a comment on this entry [please leave your email address if I don't all ready have it].

In turn you will then post about this on your blog, link to me, then send something to the first three people who sign up to play along through your blog.
There are no cost restraints, BUT don't go crazy! The little something you send can be something you made, bought, were given or found.

No biggie, just a gift that will make the person smile.
Maybe something unique from where you live?
And, remember kindness doesn't have to involve money; there are untold ways to help others every single day, everywhere you go - just look around."

Part II: Sixth Photo Meme

I am also late on the Sixth Photo Meme. I really have no excuse for this one, save that I generally categorize my photos so much that it wouldn't be fair for me to choose the 6th photo from say, my Monochrome Monday file or my True Colours Thursday file. However, the thought occurred to me last night that I could just take the 6th photo from my camera's memory stick. So once again, I'm late for this one too!

Once again, this is the sixth photo in my digital camera's memory stick. I know it's an odd picture, but then, I suppose that's the point of this meme. This picture was taken near Holbrook, AZ in October of this year. My mom and I traveled to Arizona for a writing conference, but decided to get out there early and make a miniature vacation of it. We had previously ridden the Verde Canyon Railroad; visited the Out of Africa Wildlife Park; seen the Grand Canyon, Painted Desert, and Petrified Forest; and were on our way to Scottsdale, where the conference would be held the next day. This was the gas station we stopped at before heading through a long patch with few gas stations through the Mazatzal Mountains. I was intrigued by the old-fashioned looking painted sign (this is one thing that really attracts me to the Southwest--some areas near old Route 66 don't look as modernized as other parts of the country). However, in this shot, I was actually trying to get a picture of the hills/desert stuff in the background. Unfortunately, there was some traffic on the highway, and Interstate 40 passed overhead as well (though not in focus, you can see the interchange sign showing the Albuquerque ramp to the right and the ramp for Flagstaff ahead). This made for some difficulty while I was trying to get a picture, and this is what I ended up with.

Part III: Another tale of being late...

Regarding the rest of my Sunday Scribblings post, if anyone has had the courage to actually read all of this (I apologize for the long post, but as I'm basically doing three posts in one, it's bound to be a little long), I was also late to my grandma's for lunch today. The power went out at our house last night, so the microwave clock (which I generally rely on for the time) said 0. My watch keeps itself wound a little with use, but since I hadn't worn it for a couple of days, it had lost some time. Long story short, I thought I would be getting to my grandma's house at 12:15, but it was closer to 12:30 when I arrived! Both my grandma and my mom had tried calling me just as I was pulling into Grandma's drive. Then I was humiliated seeing my cousin's car and remembering that she and her brother had also come to lunch. And, being better grandchildren than I, had arrived on time.

Are those enough tales of lateness to satisfy this week's requirement?

P.S. For more Scribblings of late, visit Sunday Scribblings


BJ Roan said...

Looks perfectly displayed to me. I've been running late all week, but now that the ice has melted I'm hoping to catch up!

Alisa said...

:) That's quite a tale...and I enjoyed the whole thing especially the part about being late to your grandmothers. I too have cousins that are 'better' grandchildren than I.
I liked the picture for it's composition and the story that went with it was great. Would love to hear more about the writing conference you went to...I went to my first one this past summer and loved it.

PS. Sorry I haven't kept up with our game very well this past you know my heart hasn't been in writing much. Your comments were much appreciated.

Poopsie Blue said...

BJ gift is lovely - looks like a charactorful fat fluffy ginger cat on the pomander.

I hate being late, so try to be early but being a procrastinator means it doesn't always work out that way.

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Marguerite said...

These days I seem to always run late (I think I spend too much time reading blogs). I enjoyed your post -- the pictures look great.

Dina ... UK said...

I know that i have been running out of time just lately.
There is an old saying!
Better late than never?
Nice three in one post....

Lilly said...

Whew! What a week! Nice one.

Tumblewords: said...

Whew! It's a busy time! Lovely gift...

gel said...

Lovely photos of your gift. Unusual and delicate. I also would like to hear about the writer's conference you went to.

Jules said...

Late, late, late! The story of our lives. Thank you for the read. Merry Christmas!