Friday, February 29, 2008

Photo Friday - Fuzzy

These seed pods, or whatever they are, are hanging on my dead Clematis vines and I thought they fit the Fuzzy challenge over at Photo Friday pretty well.

Without flash....

With flash....

Aren't they the neatest things? My daughter says they gross her out, lol.

Sky Watch Friday

Blue skies.... 50 degrees.... supposed to be nice all weekend, I've got my fingers crossed :)

To see more beautiful sky photos, head on over to Strolling Through Georgia.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Ten on Tuesday - Movies

This week its Ten Movies That You've Intended to Watch, But Haven't

1. Juno

2. American Gangster

3. 1408

4. Perfect Stranger

5. Resident Evil Extinction

6. The Great Debaters

7. Georgia Rules

8. Stardust

9. National Treasure 2

10. PS I Love You

I know some of these movies are probably still at the theaters but getting my husband to go to a movie is like pulling teeth. He can't sit for that long in one place. I did get him to the movies though last weekend, although he complained.... We saw Jumper. That was a really good movie, in my opinion. The ending was kind of weak though. I think it left it open for a sequel.

For more movie lists, head over to Ten on Tuesday

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Weekly Winners

I liked the blue sky amid the tree limbs.

My beautiful daughter posing for me :)

And my gorgeous dog standing still long enough for me to get a pic of his face. You don't know how many photos I had to take to get this one. He always turns his head at the last minute :)

Oh, and by the way, my husband found those camera settings for me that I couldn't find. The only problem is he couldn't remember where they were after he got them to come up. So if I lose them again I'm out of luck, lol :)

For more Weekly Winners head on over to Sarcastic Mom.

Unconscious Mutterings

I say ... and you think ... ?

  1. Protocol :: right
  2. Girlfriends :: boyfriends
  3. Shoulders :: neck
  4. Coming home :: happy
  5. Let it in :: cold
  6. Honor :: soldier
  7. Tyler :: Perry
  8. Thriller :: scary
  9. Angela:: Bassett
  10. The winner is :: me!
For more mutterings, please visit Unconscious Mutterings.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

PhotoHunt - Wooden

This is the tree in the backyard, I was fiddling with the zoom and different settings on the camera. The shadows you see at top right and bottom left are the chainlink fence I was shooting through.

For more Wooden photos, head on over here :)

Friday, February 22, 2008

Fibro Fog

I have Fibromyalgia.

For those of you that don't know what it is, please check out this site, Fighting Fatique. It has tons of resources for people with Fibro and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

One symptom of Fibro is insomnia, which you all know I have been suffering lately. Another is poor memory recall, usually short term memory is affected. It is called Fibro Fog. I am having a fibro fog day. It's usually the stupid things that I can't remember, things I should know, like certain words, and things I said or others said to me. The last one really annoys my daughter, when I ask the same question 3 times in one day.

Today's memory problem is just plain irritating to say the least. I was outside playing with my new camera, and I'm looking for the thing to change the white balance settings, you know, how you change it from fluorescent lights to sunny? Can't find it anywhere, I pressed all the buttons.... I've used it before so I know it is on there. It is driving me crazy!!

Having fibro fog sometimes makes me feel like I'm losing my mind....

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Thursday Photo Challenge

The theme for this photo challenge was Winter, so here is my winter photo, just taken :)

Brrrrrr.... I'm still freezing! My husband had to put an alternator on the car, so I stood out there with him in 20 degrees to keep him company. So I took pictures. He wouldn't let me take any of him though.... oh well :)

For more winter photos, head on over to Thursday Challenge :)


I'm having a bad day because once again I did not sleep last night. I have insomnia. It comes and goes, but the last couple weeks its come back to visit again. Last night was the worst. The couple hours of sleep I did get were so unrefreshing, I should have just stayed awake. I'm so groggy, and I can't concentrate on anything. I get started on something and lose focus quickly.

So I called the doctor to make an appointment. They don't have any appointments until March 20th. I asked them what I'm supposed to do until then. The lady actually told me, "I don't know". This is military medical at its finest for you. I can't even get a doctor out in town without jumping through a bunch of hoops that I can't even deal with right now.

So my next peeve is about a certain blogger who, when I asked her a couple questions in her comment section, she rudely commented me back. If you ever wonder why you get alot of visitors but very few commenters, its because people are afraid of stuff like this. This woman was doing a how to, but there were parts of it that I didn't understand, so I asked for help. Was I wrong to do that?

I don't know, maybe I am just feeling a little sensitive because I am so tired. I have 3 papers to write and a midterm to do before next week. I MAY be a little overwhelmed... lol :)

Lens Day - Monochromatic

Here is my late entry for Wednesday's Lens Day. This is my brother and me when we were 2 and 3. I love this picture of us because we were so innocent and happy then.

For more Lens Day pictures, head over here.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Ten on Tuesday

Ten things I love... This should be easy.

1. cereal (not just any cereal, Special K Fruit and Yogurt)


3. my sweet husband who always makes me feel special

4. my new camera

5. pizza

6. the feeling of satisfaction when I finish a class (one more closer to the end, know what I mean?)

7. my adorable dog who always makes me feel loved

8. getting into a great book

9. weekends

10. my wonderful daughter who always brightens my day

For more Ten on Tuesday, head over here.

Job Interview

After not working for 3 years and going to school full time, the time has come for me to get a job. I applied at our local social services office about a month ago, and on Friday they called me for an interview!

Of course I wasn't home when she called, so I have to call her back to set up a time....

But now I have to get ready for this interview. This is really important to me, it will be my first job in the field I am going to school for, Human Services.

So I went on the Internet and got some tips.

Job Interview Tips

1. Practice typical interview questions. Here's a page with a bunch of good ones.... Interview Questions

2. Prepare to answer the question, "What do you know about this company?"

3. Dress appropriately and bring a notepad and pen/pencil. Here's a site that details what not to wear on an interview.

4. Be 5 to ten minutes early

5. Stay calm and pay attention to the interviewers questions. Forgetting the question as you try to answer it would be very embarrassing :)

I'm still pretty nervous about the whole thing, but I do feel a bit better now. I'll let you know how it goes :)

To see what others are talking about today, head over to The Lazy Organizer.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Lens Day Challenge

The theme this week is Wet, and since it rained here yesterday....

This picture was taken inside the car while we were in traffic :)

For more wet pictures, head over here.

Weekly Winners

I didn't take very many photos this week, but here's a few from our trip to Topeka yesterday....

The backseat filled with groceries from our trip to Sam's Club, you should have seen the trunk!!

My daughter at the restaurant, I just love the look on her face :) I was trying out the low light without the flash on my camera, it left alot of noise on the photo, I'm going to have to work on that one.

The coasters at Outback restaurant with neat little sayings on them :)

The yummy greasy cheese and bacon fries they have there, we get it everytime we go....

For more Weekly Winners head on over to Sarcastic Mom.

Unconscious Mutterings

I say ... and you think ... ?

  1. Passport :: Korea
  2. Small world :: Disney
  3. Radio :: music
  4. Marine :: military
  5. Wall :: window
  6. Wanna be :: poser
  7. Pigtails :: girly
  8. Hyphen :: comma
  9. 9.99 :: 10
  10. Unrated :: scary
I like this word association thing :) For more people's answers, please visit Unconscious Mutterings.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Friday Fiver

1. Favorite shoes? slip in sandals, I can't stand tennis shoes or heels

2. What time does the sun set near you? right now about 5:30

3. Do you like spending time in the sun? a little bit

4. Do you burn or tan? I burn very quickly

5. Monopoly: yay! or no way! yay! I love Monopoly, just haven't played it in a while.

For more Friday Fiver, head over here.

Sky Watch Friday

The clouds are starting to come in....

To see more beautiful sky photos, head on over to Strolling Through Georgia.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

I Won Again!! and other stuff

Imagine that, I've won 2 giveaways in a week! I really think my luck is starting to change :) I won a book called The Mom I Want To Be from Melissa over at Melissa's Idea Garden. Isn't that awesome? I'll let you guys know what I think of it after I get it and read it.

In other news, Happy Valentine's Day everyone. We're getting ready to go out to dinner tonight, not sure where yet :)

And don't forget, Lost is on tonight. We have it recording in case we don't get home in time. We are obsessed with that show at my house. It gets under our skin and everytime something gets figured out, there are a bunch of new questions to take its place. It is maddening, but that is why we keep coming back to see it I guess.

Ok, see ya all later, I've got to get ready to go :)

Inspire Me Thursday

I found this weekly challenge over at Inspire Me Thursday that I thought was pretty neat. The theme this week is faces. I took this photo of my daughter this weekend while we were sitting in the car and played with it in Photoshop. So here are the results of my efforts :)

My original....

And the ones I ended up with....

My favorites are the second one and the fourth. So what do you guys think?

Wednesday, February 13, 2008


Does anyone else watch Jericho?

I watched the season premiere last night and I have to say I loved it! Its about time they brought it back! I sent the whole season to my husband last year while he was in Iraq and when him and his buddies got done watching it they wanted more. You wouldn't believe how mad they got when I said there wasn't any more LMAO.

I can't believe there is only going to be 7 episodes though. That's not enough for a good season and storyline, in my opinion. Especially when season 1 had 22 episodes. but we can only wait and see....

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

My New Camera

Well this Saturday is my anniversary, 12 years of marriage. Sometimes I think, wow, where has all the time gone? But most of the time I feel like we've been married forever, I can't remember what life was like without him :) Does anyone else feel that way, or is it just me?

But anyway, for my anniversary I got a new camera! Its a Sony H9 and it is just wonderful!! It has all the bells and whistles a person could ask for and takes awesome pictures! I have really shaky hands, and on my old camera that resulted in a lot of blurry photos. But this camera has image stabilization and it helps tremendously. And close-ups? check this out....

And motion, this photo is from the car window going 50 mph... The tree looks like I'm standing still while shooting.

So now, what can I get my husband for our anniversary that even comes close to this?

To find out what other people are talking about this week, visit The Lazy Organizer.

I Won!!

I've been entering in some blog giveaways for a little while now, ever since I found the Bloggy Giveaways site.

Me, I never win anything, lol.

But I figured I'd give it a try. Lo and behold, on Saturday I receieved a comment here at my blog from Brittanie of A Book Lover telling me I won a copy of Sister's Ink by Rebecca Seitz.

Remember, this is me we're talking about here, I don't play the lottery, or gamble, or even play bingo anymore, because I have never won anything at all....

I am really looking forward to reading this book, it says it was written by, for and about scrapbookers, which is one of my passions. I'll let you guys know what I think about it after I've read it.

This renews my faith in luck and chance.... I think I'll go enter some more contests :)

Thursday, February 07, 2008

New Scrap Freebie Finally!

Finally I had some time to mess around and came up with some hearts for you all just in time for Valentine's Day. Here are the previews, there are 3 previews but all the elements are in the same zip file.

I hope you like them and can use them :) You can download them here.

I would love to see any creations you make with my scraps, drop me a line and let me know....

Please leave me some love if you download them, thanks :)

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Ten on Tuesday

I thought this was pretty neat. Head over here if you want to read more...

Ten Things You Can Do Instead of Watching TV

1. Read a book. I never seem to have time for that anymore....

2. Take pictures. I'm trying out photography as my new hobby.

3. Work on my blog. It needs something...

4. Spend time with my husband, not watching TV :)

5. Sleep. I could always use more of that... yawn.

6. Exercise. Nothing more needs to be said about that.... ugh.

7. Scrapbook.

8. Do a crossword.

9. Go outside.... well when the weather gets better :)

10. Listen to music.

I was going to list clean the house, but I hate doing that :)


Sigh.... I wish it was spring already....

Monday, February 04, 2008

Some Photos

Here's a couple photos I took back in October when we went home on leave. I played with them a little bit in Adobe Lightroom.

Question... is there anyone out there that knows a lot about Lightroom and could help this newbie out for a minute? I just have a couple questions about it, lol :)

Well anyway, I should start getting ready, I have class tonight and my group has a presentation to do. These type of days make me very nervous!

I would love feedback on my photos, constructive criticism, whatever. Just no meanness :)

EDIT-- Hmm, when I upload my photos to my blog, they come out darker. Does anyone know why?

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