In Which I Return to the Daily Photo Challenge: Week 14

I come from a long line of perfectionists.

I have heard the stories of my great-grandmother and her stubborn tenacity. I see my grandmaย pull out stitches in order to knit the perfect sweater. The tendency to demand excellence of ourselves is something that I see a lot of women struggle with.

The past few weeks have been crazy! Last week we went to Dallas for the weekend, the week before was my last collegiate theatre production, and the week before that was tech week. In the midst of rehearsing, performing, and traveling I have neglected to post my week of pictures for several weeks. Ugg!

However, this week I am going to mind the advice I recently gave a friend: “don’t beat yourself up if you fall of the bandwagon, just jump back on!”. It is so much easier to encourage someone else than preach to my heart.

So I am throwing my hat back into the ring, I am getting back up on the horse, I am taking a hair from the dog that bit me…I am…running out of overused maxims. Ha!

My Week in Pictures

Here is my hubs, and our nephew Maximas. Is there anything sweeter than a man and a baby? The answer is no.

In Which I Return to the Daily Photo Challenge: Week 14

We finally got my hubs an eye examination, and some glasses. A few weeks ago Mom challenged us all to take more pictures in low light, and this was my practice session with lower light.
In Which I Return to the Daily Photo Challenge: Week 14I made about two dozen donuts for my hubby’s singing group. A few people told me that it was the first time they had ever had a homemade donut!ย In Which I Return to the Daily Photo Challenge: Week 14

I found this little punkin’ at a garage sale this past weekend along with a whatnot shelf! The lady asked me if I wanted some big ceramic pumpkins she was selling as well, but they were not half as charming as this little fella.

In Which I Return to the Daily Photo Challenge: Week 14ย Hubs and I got to try out the new restaurant in town (which is a big deal in these parts!) and the waffles were soooo delicious. An elderly couple was laughing at me because I was so enthusiastic about my waffles, and my hubby’s chicken fried steak.ย In Which I Return to the Daily Photo Challenge: Week 14
I was thinking this week that I take way too many pictures of food and coffee. I can’t help it! They are just beautiful to me. ๐Ÿ™‚

In Which I Return to the Daily Photo Challenge: Week 14This camera and I are slowly getting to know each other. I haven’t named her yet, though, I am still trying to get to know her personality. ๐Ÿ˜‰
In Which I Return to the Daily Photo Challenge: Week 14


That’s all folks! Be sure to check out Sarah, Amalia, Amy, Alice and Chef William’s week worth of pictures as well!

Is there something you have been neglecting because you can’t do it perfectly or you failed in the past?


  1. Jean | says

    Bethany, loved this post (though I’m a bit late getting to it!). As a former/reformed/recovering perfectionist, I’m here to warn readers that the name “perfectionist” is not a good thing, as I think *you* know. Don’t strive for perfection, strive for excellence and know that some times “good enough” can be a worthy goal as well!

  2. Grady says

    No such thing as too much coffee, in photo form or otherwise ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I love your pics! You inspire me to try to pull my camera out more often!

    • Bethany Miller says

      Ha ha, isn’t it so cute, Manda? It cost me nothing, too, because the lady at the garage sale said she wasn’t going to charge me for such a little thing. ๐Ÿ™‚ I am still working on that camera name. Stay ‘tuned!

  3. peppylady (Dora) says

    Looks like your family is quite busy. It been a while since I bake anything. Actual I like to bake. But haven’t I’m trying to loose weight. So I stay away form that type of food. “I miss it so”
    I use to take part in photo challenge on Sat. But haven’t for a while now.

    Hope all goes well and coffee is on

  4. Amy says

    Oh, it’s nice to see your pictures (and a fun glimpse into your day-to-day, too!) again, Bethie! I love that little pumpkin. How cunning it is! And I don’t think you can ever take too many pictures of food, actually. It really is a beautiful thing!

  5. Alana says

    Singing. I used to love to sing. When I was 12 I was severely criticized in a public setting at a summer camp I was attending (not at a music or performance camp, I might add!) by an adult working at the camp, and I never sang in public again. Ever.


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