Thursday, January 31, 2008

One more for "Old Fashioned".

While lying sick in bed for most of this week I, remembered my old
photo negative canister and spool. I'd not seen anyone use them in the posts
I saw, but I thought, these definitely are old fashion now to most photographers.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Weekly Theme: Old-fashioned:

This week I have two photos of things belonging to love ones who have passed.
The first is my maternal grandmother's typewriter.

This second photo is of my dearly departed mother-in-law and her mom and sisters (in their old-fashioned clothes). My mother-in-law, Hedy, is the second to the youngest.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

A Taste of Spring

Last week’s weather was sunny and felt almost like spring. I enjoyed several days off the treadmill and actually was able to walk on the Sundial trails with friends, and feel the sun.

As always the sunny days energized me. I reorganized the garage, which needed Halloween -- Christmas boxes put away. I had purchased some shelves that I had to assemble first. I also worked in the yard and pruned the roses.

Today just 3 to 4 days later, we had snow. Of course,
it didn’t snow long and was only a light dusting, which melted quickly. So yes, it was only a short lived “tease” and we must wait a few more months for the real thing.

thought of the day: YAWN -- an honest opinion openly expressed.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

this week's theme: IMPORTANT

Had to start off with family & friends with out
whom I'd not survive. Photos of late husband
especially important.

So many more choices, but I'll just add MUSIC!
Love all kinds, but jazz is my favorite!

Monday, January 14, 2008

Friday, January 11, 2008

This Week's Photo Hunt:
"SKINNY" (3 photos)

Disassembled artificial Christmas tree.

Spaghetti prior to cooking.

Sooo not my weight!


Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Columnist Sharon Randall had the following questions
to ask ourselves about the past year 2007.

1. What was the hardest thing you had to do this year?
Having my mother pass away and all that goes with that.

2. What was the most fun?
My trips to Boston and Virginia in September!

3. What were the milestones?
My daughter turning 30 and my 13th year without my love.

4. What was your biggest accomplishment?
Taking care of things on my own and taking a college
class for fun.

5. What’s something you wanted to do, but didn’t?
Lose weight and go to more concerts.

6. What was you biggest surprise?
That my friends still like me after traveling with me.

7. What was the meanest thing you did?
Hurt my children’s feelings.

8. What was something you worried about that you don’t worry about now?
Both my children...they just keep maturing.

9. What made you proud?
Same as #8.

10. Finally, describe a moment you want to remember.
Time with my mom before she died and time with my
children and all family members.

thought of the day: "Every calendar's days are numbered."

Friday, January 04, 2008

Weekly Photo Hunt: Delicious

Finally, the Holidays are over!!

Christmas Eve, my son (28) and daughter (30) joined me for Christmas Eve dinner. We’d not been together since it was great to have them both here. (She lives in Portland and he is local.) We shared a wonderful ham dinner. Later that evening, Chris left and Alison and I watched “It’s a Wonderful Life”, before bed.

Christmas morning, Chris arrived again for gifts and brunch. Then later that day we all went over to my niece Vicky’s home for Christmas dinner. There were 7 adults and 3 children. All family, spanning four generations from 71 yrs. to 8 mos. After dinner we had fun playing a game called “Apples to Apples”. As New Years approached, I was really on a roll. Monday evening was the movie,"Charlie Wilson's War" and dinner with a group of six friends. Tuesday evening was New Year's Eve party...much food and drink and "pictionary" (guys against the gals). Wednesday (New Year’s Day), was an afternoon get together (football-guys, chatting & martinis-gals), with a wonderful evening dinner. Followed by the fun dice game “Left, Center, Right”, which I taught everyone. Bob W. was the big winner! So now I'm trying to "reboot" myself after all the days of partying. And I started out strong with a workout at Curves and an half hour on my treadmill. Unfortunately, a big storm has arrived and with the wind (50-70 miles) and rain, I’m less motivated. But as they say, "there is always tomorrow!"

( Still struggling with photo placement on my blog.)

Thought of the day: "Lead me not into temptation, I can find it myself."