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The weekends seem to be getting away from me these days and there just doesn’t seem to be enough time to get everything that I want (and need) to get done.  I start out with grand plans on Friday night and the next thing you know it’s Sunday night and the list of things that I wanted to do seems to have grown not shrunk!

It’s not like I sat around procrastinating all weekend while monitoring Facebook.  Wait, I did do a fair bit of that but I also managed to get some laundry done, made a trip to the grocery store, walked the dog a few times, helped my Mom work on tracing our family’s history back to the 1670’s in Quebec, and I even made a nice casual dinner for the family Saturday night.

Sunday morning rolls around and I still have some errands to run but I haven’t found the time to go out with my camera.  So what is a girl to do?  Take the camera to the local shopping center and wander around on the way to the drug store.   Multi-tasking turns out to be a good idea even on a drizzly morning just a couple of miles from home.  As I pulled in to park the car inspiration hit me right away.  Lines and light, the natural and man made environment side-by-side, and yes, even a billboard with a cheerful rainbow over an amazing vista that was hard to miss.   Your AD Here…

I made a few images, picked up the things I needed from the drug store and headed home feeling pretty good about making some time to engage my creative side while also crossing some items off my to-do list.

When I got home my husband was watching television and it seemed as if it had been on all weekend.  It is the background noise of my life and I am usually very good at blocking it out but not today.  It’s now Sunday afternoon and as I’m hanging laundry I find myself humming softly (and singly badly) “Believe it or not, I’m walking on air” and wondering why.  I am enlightened by my husband who tells me that it is the song in a new Aaron Rodgers State Farm commercial.  A conversation ensues about materialism and consumerism and the idea that if we believed all these advertisements we would think that money and things would make us successful, happy and the envy of those around us…

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I might be have a song from an advertisement stuck in my head but I’m not buying!

My ad would have nothing to do with a bow topped new luxury car in the driveway, better insurance, or any other material thing.  It would promote sharing a simple home-cooked meal with family and finding meaning and beauty in the simple things around me even if I have to find them on the way to the drug store…

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