Sunday, January 31, 2010
This all mutt parade was so much fun. The weather could not have been nicer and the atmosphere was super charged with excitement. I kept wishing we had brought our little Mia with us. I was not sure if I could keep up with her and take pictures. I was able to catch a ton of pics. I loved all the pics because it helped me relive a very family friendly mardi gras parade. =====================================
Krewe of Mutts...
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Saturday, January 30, 2010
Day 22 of 365, taken on Jan. 28, 2010
Here, I am checking the view from the camera's perspective. Can you see the wheels turning in my mind?... This was just before the crazy jumping off the bench escapade! (as seen in 'Free to be!')
Friday, January 29, 2010
Here is my 'Who Dat?' jacket. Actually, I have owned this jacket for a few years. With New Orleans Saints pride at an all time high, now, is the perfect time to bust it out of the closet! When I wore this out today, so many people asked, "Where'd you get your jacket?"
I took this pic at LSU Rural Life Museum in Baton Rouge. Big Daddy and I went there on a mini field trip. He was on a birthday holiday from work. We enjoyed a day of walking around the Working Plantation which consists of the largest collection of material culture of 19th century Louisiana.
I asked him to let me set the timer and we can both get in the pic. The booger head walked off so I turned around and showed off my 'Who Dat' Fleur de Lis!
Thursday, January 28, 2010
While Big Daddy went on a trail walk, I was supposed to be resting on the bench. I had other ideas. He came back and I showed him the pics and he said, OMGoodness! I figured you would be acting goofy! lol!!!!! Then, he said, you coulda blew your knee out! :P
To get this, I set the camera on the bench, pressed the 10 sec. timer, ran hopped up on top of the far bench. I timed the beeps on the Self Timer and JUMPED! It took a few times before I was able to catch air. I had a party of one...like normal.
It's his b-day today so I will post a little more later. We went on a mini 'field trip' today and took lots of pics. I will probably work on that a little later tonight after we get back home. So, this one self portrait will have to do for now.:)
Uploaded for Daily Photo Challenge,
Subject: Blue, Jan. 28, 2010
Actually, this is my backyard clothesline and craggly old pins. clothespins are my fave thing to practice selective focus on. For this challenge, I said what the heck, I'll find a new blue pin and that will be my 'blue'.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Today's daily photo challenge Subject: Words. Words?...hmmm....I really was at a loss here. I had some things in mind but couldn't figure out how to demonstrate. I had a concept in mind. I wanted to illustrate the importance of not using wrong or hurtful words...in other words SHUT the big trap! My idea was to do a photo series of Zip it, Lock it, Throw away the Key! But, honestly, I was wishing I had a little kid that could help me with this but none were available....hmmmm..still thinking.... So, I asked Terry if he had any suggestions. He said, what about Pictionary? ding,ding,ding! That's the ticket! I set this up, click, done. Thanks Papa T.
Deuteronomy 30:19 , New American Standard Bible
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Uploaded for Daily Photo Challenge,Subject: Hat, Jan. 26, 2010
This is my husband's hat that we purchased at Animal Kingdom during our first trip to Disneyworld in Orlando. It was year 2000.
He carried a few treats in that very backpack. You might see the little Sheraton Safari Hotel hang tag. I made that in case the pack was lost. Our contact info is on the back. I felt so nostalgic when i saw this, I intend to re-visit some photos from that 2000 vacation and post later on my blog. I need to find them first.
Monday, January 25, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Terry taking picture of me while I am taking a picture of him. I am wearing a #9, Drew Brees jersey. Actually, it is Terry's jersey but he let me wear it. When I stand up, it comes down to my knees, no kidding! I didn't care. I loved wearing it and I was so proud of quarterback, Drew Brees tonight as he led the Saints to victory. Way to go entire Saints team. We cheered loudly for yall~!!!
Who Dat Nation Rocked the House tonight!!!
Saints are going to the Super Bowl! We went to Champs to watch the game. Saints vs. Vikings. It was a blast! Lots of excitement in Baton Rouge and all over Louisiana as the Saints are going to the Super Bowl for the first time! I took lots of pics so I am going to make a video for my blog as soon as I can. For now, it is late and time for beddy-bye! But, I couldn't go to sleep without posting Day 16.
Who dat say gonna beat dem Saints? Who dat?
- I ended up not going to sleep but stayed up until 3am putting together the Smilebox below. These are pictures that I took at Champs during the Saints game.
You will need to press pause on playlist in right-hand sidebar because there is an audio file that plays when you open this smilebox.
Saturday, January 23, 2010
I guess I'm going to call this my Self Portrait. Terry and I were the first people in the theatre so I propped my feet on the seat in front of me and caught this shot. We went to see the Sherlock Holmes movie. Everyone that had seen it said they really enjoyed it. So, as soon as Big Daddy got a free day, we went together. I liked the movie a lot. It was a complex, exciting and smart mystery. It's Sherlock Holmes!
Friday, January 22, 2010
Today's photo challenge subject was writing instrument. I chose to photograph my Calligraphy Pen. I tried to write 'Our Daily Challenge' in calligraphy but it ended up a blobby mess. So, I threw that away and captured my pen and practice book seen here.
Above, is my workbook from a Beth Moore Bible Study that I completed October, 2007. The study was Daniel and boy, o' boy, what an impact it made on me. The study is exciting and brilliant. I enjoyed listening to the teaching portion on my mp3 player. Here is my completed workbook with all my chicken scratch up, down the page and sideways. If you have time to go through the 12 week study, it will blow your doors down! Your mind will expand like you never dreamed possible!!!
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Today's photo challenge subject was square. Yesterday, I spotted this Brownie Camera in an antique store in Denham Springs. I had a point & shoot with me so, I clicked off this pic. Of course, I had not realized when I took the picture that I would actually be able to use it for today's challenge. Not only is the actual camera a square shape (well, it might be rectangular) but, the images it produced were SQUARE! As, Huey Lewis & The News sings, "...it's hip to be SQUARE"!
Actually the Brownie wasn‘t new on the market. In fact, the Eastman-Kodak company had been selling Brownies since 1900. Many models were popular, but it wasn‘t until model 127 (in 1952) that your average person could afford one. ....."
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
I captioned this picture, "Unlocking Imagination". This was taken for the daily photo challenge, Subject: Keys.
Song in a Minor Key by Dorothy Parker
There's a place I know where the birds swing low,
And wayward vines go roaming,
Where the lilacs nod, and a marble god Is pale,
in scented gloaming. And at sunset there comes a lady fair
Whose eyes are deep with yearning.
By an old, old gate does the lady wait
Her own true love's returning. But the days go by,
and the lilacs die, And trembling birds seek cover;
Yet the lady stands, with her long white hands
Held out to greet her lover.
And it's there she'll stay till the shadowy day
A monument they grave her.
She will always wait by the same old gate, --
The gate her true love gave her.
"I like poetry because everyone has a different interpretation. Sometimes, you must read it several times before you understand its meaning. Furthermore, interpretation of a poem is as diverse as the reader. It may speak to you in a different way then it did for me. For me, this poem talks about a statue (woman) who is waiting, waiting, waiting for her man to come back to her.
What sat down in my soul is that waiting is sometimes an emotional 'holding on'. As in the marriage covenant, the vow means that you promise to stand! Through good times & bad, sickness & health, richer, for poorer...you stand!
No matter what you are going through, pray & hold on dear one...in faith,
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
Sunday, January 17, 2010
I have several stained glass lamps & this one is my favorite. I bought this one night as an insomniac! The lady on HSN said that this Tiffany inspired lamp was called 'The Magnolia'. So, I bought it....'hook, line & sinker'! That was all this southern 'steel magnolia' needed to hear. The base actually represents the tree trunk. This whole thing weighs as much as a tree trunk! Heavy ain't even the word!!!
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Not very good at puzzles! My part in putting this puzzle together, was turning over the pieces and finding edges and corners. The rest, they put together themselves. What you do not see is a kajillion tiny pieces that are waiting for someone to find a place for them! Actually it is a 1000 tiny pieces.
Here it is, waiting for Karmyn and Brandon. I didn't get very far. Brandon put together the frame and Karmyn put together the roof that you see in the middle. It was so nice to see two 19 year olds completely enjoying themselves at home on a friday night. Not perfect, but good kids, I'd say.
Friday, January 15, 2010
That is my soapy handprint splatted up there. Look how much I love my children, I even have a heart in my palm. :) I didn't do that after the fact, that is the actual soapy handprint with no manipulation.
Naturally, here I am cleaning up my mess from the Daily Photo Challenge. If my daughters would have come home to see a message written in soap on their bathroom mirror, they would have said, "AS IF!" This mama hen has 2 spoiled chicks... lol! It's cool, I made the mess, I'll clean it.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Have a happy, happy tini day!