Saturday, May 28, 2011

May Merriment-Week 3...

Week 3...was all about food.
I am happy its time to move on to something new.
   Food photos=not my favorite! 

Friday, May 27, 2011

5 on Friday...

1. My eye Dr. appointment went well. I decided to go with contacts but I don't think the prescription is quite right. I'm still seeing some blur from time to time. They did tell me this might happen and I have another appointment scheduled on June 3rd.
2. I've been reading the two photography books I purchased ( love them) and have even tried the big 'M' mode on my DSLR. I think I'm finally getting the hang of it although its not perfect yet.  : ) However I am still having a bit of trouble with action shots even when using TV mode. : ( Practice makes perfect right! right!
3. I'm a few photos behind on my CY365 May Merriment project because:
    1). I do not like to take photos of food but I am trying and...
    2). The contacts that I mentioned up there in #1.
4. We are in week 2 of the Power Scrapping class I'm taking over at BPC /BPS (not sure what to call it now). Guess what? I'm a little ( just a little) behind but I plan to catch up this weekend, possilbly tonight. I'm really excited about this class and so far it all seems pretty simple. : )
5. No guesses on the ducks... 9 maybe 10 of the 11 eggs hatched on May 25, 2011 and at around 7:30 they were hopping out of the nest onto our porch. They were staying very close together and it was hard to get a head count. I hope they survived as it was storming pretty bad that evening and I have not seen the babies again. We did see what may have been Daisy sitting on the nest on May 26, 2011 but she didn't stay long and she has not been seen yet today. I took alot of pictures while the eggs were hatching and got a few really good ones. It was amazing to sit within 5 feet and watch the eggs hatch. My camera battery was low so I put it on the charger and didn't get any pictures of them once they left the nest. I was sure I'd have time and to top it all off I forgot I had another charged battery in my bag. : ( 
Here's a peek at Daisy and a couple of her sweet little ones.

Enjoy your Memorial Day weekend,
Love & Hugs,

Thursday, May 26, 2011


Prompt #21: Map...Guess where I want to visit? And I plan to sometime within the next 3 years. Of course I want to visit when the weather is nice. I'm thinking end of December, first of January?

Saturday, May 21, 2011

May Merriment-Week 2...

Week 2...was all about toys and on the last day a photo of someone/something that inspires you. Click on the collage for a larger view of the photos.

Friday, May 20, 2011

5 on Friday...

1. Eye Dr. appointment today...maybe I'll be able to put down my trombone!
2. I purchased two books yesterday.
    1). Understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson. This one is highly recommended.
    2). Canon Rebel T1i/500D: From Snapshots to Great Shots by Jeff Revell.
3. I plan to read a little this weekend but I glanced through both books last night.
4. The "Power Scrapping" class has started at BPC. Week 1...choose photos for 5 pages. Easy enough! 
5. I've named the duck in our flowerbed "Daisy" and both my husband and I talk to her every day.
    We are not sure how long she had been there but we are guessing somewhere around 4 weeks.
    Who wants to take a guess as to when the eggs will hatch? There may be a prize for the winner! : )

Have A Happy Weekend,
Love & Hugs,

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Twenty One Years...

Today is our 21st Wedding Anniversary. Our dog had a grooming appointment first thing this morning, we dropped him off and went to breakfast at Bob Evans. After that we returned home so that my husband could get ready for work. Before he left we snapped an Iphone photo together.

          Happy Anniversary to Us

Here's to Love,


Prompt #20: Vintage...A headband I purchased from an Etsy shop. The buttons and applique are vintage.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Its Never To Late To Keep A Journal...

I have received two different types of journals from my daughter within the last 5 years. One of them even came with a jar full of prompts. I think I have written in each one of them one time...yes only one time. I'm not sure why but its not something I think of doing on a daily basis. But after watching this video that was posted over at CY365 I really wish I would have put a little effort into writing something down atleast a few times a week. I think when I return home tonight I will pull them off the shelf, dust them off and journal a little. And maybe, just maybe someday my children and my Grandchildren will read them and recall some forgotten memories of our lives together.
I also saw this awesome Google commercial a couple of weeks ago. It brings tears to my eyes everytime I see it. I've been telling everyone about it especially those with little ones.
Go take a look at the video and/or the commercial. They have inspired me and I think you will be inspired to write a little too!

Happy Journaling!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

May Merriment-Week 1...

This month I've been playing along here in hopes that I will learn to take better photos with my DSLR.
Week 1 was all about flowers. Its not to late to play along. Go join in and take a peek at the gallery. You'll be glad you did.

Friday, May 13, 2011

5 on Friday...

1. This week I decided that I'd like to have a bit of a different hairstyle. Bad idea. I Do Not like it and cannot wait until June 14 so that I can get it cut and styled the way I've had it for the last 5 or 6 years.
2. I had a Dr. appointment this week and found out that I am 1/4" shorter. Other than that everything is good. He told me that I had a boring medical history. Good for me...not so much for him. : )
3. I also found out while at the Dr. that they now have a tablet you can take before getting a colonoscopy. I've dodged it for now but at least I know that when my time comes I will not have to drink the terrible tasting stuff. I'm pretty sure my time will come next year, not because I'm unhealthy but because of my age.
4. My retired husband received his work schedule and hang tag in the mail yesterday. He will be a yellow shirt (safety patrol) member at IMS starting tomorrow. He told me that he'd like for me to take a picture of him in his yellow shirt (uniform). This is rare as he usually throws his hand up or makes some terrible face when I try to get a picture of him. He applied for this position for three reasons. 1). He loves racing. 2). His father was a yellow shirt years ago and 3). He LOVES racing.
5. I will have the rest of the weekends in May to myself. Ahhh...looks like I may get a few things checked off my to-do list.

Have A Happy Weekend,
Love & Hugs,

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


Prompt #19: Scent...Spicy Vanilla! My sister gave me this candle about 8 years ago but I can't bring myself to light the wick. It still smells wonderful after all these years.

Friday, May 6, 2011

5 on Friday...

1. I've been playing along here this week. I plan to make a little collage to share at the end of each week.
2. I'm also thinking of doing this but I think because of my slight case of OCD it will be hard for me to start the project this time of year. I may have to wait until Jan 1.
3. I received a wonderful Mothers Day gift yesterday. It's going to be hard to bite into them as they are so pretty. See! : )

4. My daughter and her husband will be running their first mini marathon Saturday morning. I hope the weather cooperates. Wish them luck...Good Luck Charlie and Chris. Love, Mom.
5. And because they are running the mini I get to spend some time with little Miss J. Isn't she lovely.

Have A Happy Mothers Day,
Love & Hugs,

Thursday, May 5, 2011


Prompt #18: Bloom...One of the many wishy weeds growing in our yard this Spring.