Sunday, November 30, 2008
Then we energized with this fantastic cake! You didn't have to just settle for one flavor it was strawberry on one side, white on one side, chocolate on another and banana was there too.
and my hope for you is that your life will be this perfect always. I love you sweetie and thanks for being my play mate for awhile.
Friday, November 28, 2008
At my In-Laws home for a festivities that tantilize the pallete and a day to get together with family and enjoy.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Then I come in to find this . . . . .
Don't worry girls no need to get up it's just ME! The nerve of these pampered pooches. Well they gave me something to write about.
For those of you who celebrate . . .Happy Thanksgiving. For those of you who don't . . .Have a great day while we Americans have a holiday.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Liberty Hyde Bailey
Monday, November 24, 2008
If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, "thank you," that would suffice. ~Meister Eckhart
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Picture taken with my doe skin backdrop (Joann's) and only the lights on my Charlie Brown Christmas Trees.
Hoping to have better pictures to post tomorrow. Off to catch some "zzzz's."
Thursday, November 20, 2008
My week thus far has been a whirlwind of activity. Work and work some more. I've been getting home pretty late and can barely catch up on house chores much less getting creative with my 365.
Today I get home and my hubby surprised me with this . . . .
What is it? It's my former 3 Season room. Lots and lots of windows very hot in the summer very cold in the winter(luckily it does have a heater). Surrounded by lots and lots of trees. I/we have always loved this room.
We have talked about it for awhile and we both agreed that it would be a perfect starter studio for me. So my dear hubby pulled out all of the furniture and other "stuff" that has occupied this room for many years and he tore down the counter top that took up about 4 feet of space and he started putting up the chocolate brown, black out curtains. It will "only" take 20 panels to cover all of the windows. The room measures 12X20. By tomorrow I should have the basic set up all done, including backdrops. He says he has another surprise for me but I'll have to wait until tomorrow to see what it is. Oh the suspense!So there my "dream" is a step closer. Not exactly the best picture but there is a peek into my life this week.
Maybe next week we can catch up on what has been going on. Miss you all.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Find what brings you joy and go there.-- Jan Phillips
Monday, November 10, 2008
Just arrived in Mexico and wanted a quick picture of the ocean.
Tuesday November 11, 2008
These beautiful sunsets last exactly 15 minutes this time of the year. 6:15p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Then that beautiful ball of fire settles in "behind" the ocean. Meanwhile it's a great time to take pictures.
Friday, November 14, 2008. Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. This church actually has a huge silver crown that can be seen from a distance. It is an amazing church to look at.
Sorry it's been really hectic since I've been back and it's the only thing I could think to post about - LOL
No quote today.
So you can say that I'm very conscientious of what I eat (most of the time), but I have a weakness for late night salty snacking. I recently found these pretzels. Yummy. Tonight I'm finishing this bag off. Buffalo Wing flavor which means it's just a bit spicy! Other flavors they have are garlic, original, everything and the last I haven't and won't try it's honey mustard and onion.
They are really good and only 1.5 grams of fat per serving.b
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Sunscreen - check
sunglasses - check
bathing suits - check
“Vacation is what you take when you can't take what you've been taking any longer.”
Play with photo shop.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Vincent Van Gogh
Gotta love DIY Photography see for yourself. This is what Dave and I did last night.
This is the result. A Muslin backdrop for under $20.00. Do you think it works? I love it. I'm anxious to set up my actual studio and get some willing subjects in there. Meanwhile my poor little Doxy is the subject. She's a little fuzzy right now. I used my new lights and my home made backdrop. She's approximately 5 feet away from the backdrop and I used 2 lights.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
So don't laugh at my model, he's not charging me and he sat still for me. Oh yeah, I know I'm supposed to drag the paper down further but I didn't want to dirty it.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.Anatole France:
Monday, November 3, 2008
Well, I don't mind as long as I can still wear my red heals (and the black ones and the brown ones and the pink ones etc. etc).
The purpose of life is to fight maturity.
Sunday, November 2, 2008
So, Mr. Wonderful, pulled out his Old Fashioned Pancake recipe (I tell you he's definitely a keeper), and we pulled out the antique dishes and I ate sitting in the sun outside. Lucky for me it's a beautiful fall day in Indiana today.
A little sun therapy is all I needed to get things back into perspective.
“Count your blessings. Once you realize how valuable you are and how much you have going for you, the smiles will return, the sun will break out, the music will play, and you will finally be able to move forward the life that God intended for you with grace, strength, courage, and confidence.” Og Mandino
Please note that the table cloth hanging on the chair belonged to Dave's grandmother. It was given to her in Poland, for a wedding gift. I estimate it's over 80 years old. Somehow, we were lucky enough to end up with it.
Also, just for fun, see if you can find the bee that was coming in for a landing in my picture.
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Today I will share something very personal.
My son is in the Marines and he returned from Iraq about 8 months ago. While he was on leave he left his class A uniform at our home. The class A for the Marines is the dark blue blazer with gold buttons. Some other metal badges he's earned and dress slacks. Although I told him he should take his uniform with him he said he wouldn't be needing it.
Well as moms know best - he called me and told me he needed his uniform can I mail it to the base in California. Of coarse I will.
On the way to the post office the top lid opened and the sun shined on the buttons and the glare caught my eyes. I looked down and almost fell to my knees. I have never been so grateful in all of my life. . . . I was mailing my son his uniform in a box instead of receiving it in a box. I was overwhelmed with emotion and just had to stop and thank God for protecting my son while he was at war. To bad I didn't have my camera with me so instead I give you this.