Thursday, March 31, 2011

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

30 Day Photo Challenge - Day 28

Day 28 - A picture of something you're afraid of.

*DISCLAIMER* Do NOT click on the link in the paragraph below if you do not like spiders either...I've already been now if you do, you've been warned!  :)

Do you know how hard it was to go find this picture, and put it here?  Even the picture FREAKS ME OUT!  (Plus, thank you Google Images for the oh so terrifying picture of camel spiders...that is something I will not be able to shake for a while now.)  *full body shudder*

PS: Normally I enlarge pictures, today, I can't shrink this sucker small enough...YUCK.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

30 Day Photo Challenge - Day 27

Day 27 - A picture of yourself and a family member.

I'll do you one's me with all of my immediate family members...accompanied by Baxter's behind...thanks Bax...

Monday, March 28, 2011

30 Day Photo Challenge - Day 26

Day 26 - A picture of something that means a lot to you.

Where I've come from...

Where I am....

And where I'm yet to go....

PS: No stock photos!  :)

Sunday, March 27, 2011

30 Day Photo Challenge - Day 25

Day 25 - A picture of your day.

Sunday lazy Sunday...

So, today was/is (because it's not Monday yet) a relatively lazy day, and I have loved every minute of it.  For the photo challenge, I have found myself finding stock images for a lot of the days instead of using ones I have.  Granted, I haven't had good ones to use for most of the days, so Google Image Search has been my saving grace.  Today, I wanted to use as many real pictures as possible, and between my iPhone and my camera, I feel like I got some decent shots.  Here we go!

Oh hey, look, today's blog post is supposed to be about pictures of my day...well, today is likely to be rather boring, but hey, I'll have a bit o'fun with this so...ok...

*sound of my phone going off* the heck am I going to make a word with no vowels...

Sheesh my place is a bit I should really pick up and do some laundry so I'll have clothes for the week.  Oh, and I haven't run the vacuum in a bit, so probably should do that too.



*sound of my phone going off*
Well crap...all vowels...I wonder if I can make a few weird additions to something...

LUNCH!  Italian Pasta that it keeps for a few days after I initially make it...

Hmmm...lazy day + cleaning + lunch = naptime...zzzzzzz

*yaaaawn*  *streeeeeetch*  hmmm...I'm thinking a movie...but which format...DVR is caught up, so maybe some Netflix goodness.

George gave me a super fun present last night...I might have to crack the spine today...

Evil Easter Crack...I shall resist your temptation...(well, I'm going to try to anyways...)

Rawr...can't figure out side by side photo placement in the blog, my sister in law, Maggy (and researcher extraordinaire) informs me she's figured it out (have I mentioned you should check out her blog?  You really should...) and came over tonight to help me out.  She taught me about html embedding (I was a bit more intimidated by this than she was) and I taught her the tricks I learned with regards to some photo downloads.  We cracked open my book I just got (Blogging for Dummies) to get a few more tips here and there.

What you don't see...well, mostly don't see (on purpose) are two girls who are in pj's/sweats, surrounded by 2 laptops, 2 iPhones, a bunch of cords, the Blogging for Dummies book and there may or may not have been some consumption of the above mentioned Evil Easter Crack.  Yay for teamwork!!

After Maggy left, I tuned in to my weekly Sunday Sobfest...the lineup of Secret Millionaire, Army Wives and Coming Home.  I have gone through 2 boxes of Kleenex in 3 weeks...ugh.  I either need to start crying less (doubtful) or buy cheaper Kleenex for the living room...

Normally yes, I'd be a bit grossed out by used Kleenex, but rest assured, they are all damp only from tears, no boogers.  

Well, since I can't bring myself to end a post talking about boogers, then I have to wrap up today by  talking about what's I'm excited about for tomorrow:  Dinner at The Melting Pot with three great friends!  

Saturday, March 26, 2011

30 Day Photo Challenge - Day 24

Day 24 - A picture of something you wish you could change.

Something I wish I could change, or something I'm really trying to be better about changing?

I wish there were a magic pill to make it easy, but I guess I also don't want something that is that easy, because of the possible repercussions when you stop taking a med...bounce back and gain it all back.

In the meantime...I continue the process of brainwashing myself (again) into eating food that's better for me and moving more...not because I feel this need to be super skinny, but I want to be healthy.  I mentioned this before, and now I just have to make sure I actually DO it.  :)

Friday, March 25, 2011

30 Day Photo Challenge - Day 23

Day 23 - A picture of your favorite book.

The book, the play, the movie, the name Atticus...I love this book!!!!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

30 Day Photo Challenge - Day 22

Day 22 - A picture of something you wish you were better at.

Uhhhh....I dunno...remembering to update my blog?

Orrrr...pack my gym bag so I'll actually go after work instead of coming home and then not going?

Yeah...we'll stick with those two for now...

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

30 Day Photo Challenge - Day 21

Day 21 - A picture of something you wish you could forget.

Ok, if it's something I wish I could forget, why on earth would I be bringing up pictures of it?  Argh...

Anyways, if I had to pick...The Roommate.  That's what I wish I could forget.

For obvious reasons, I will not be posting pictures of the real Roommate, but when you Google Image "Bad Roommate" there are some...well...interesting this is the tamest I could find...

For MOST of the Roommate, I will with her definitely made me feel like this...

Thankfully I don't have to worry about that now, and thankfully memories of this ugly time in life, are starting to fade.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

30 Day Photo Challenge - Day 20

Day 20 - A picture of somewhere you'd love to travel.

I've been once, am really wanting to go back!!  (Germany)

London...foggy foggy London (C'mon...Mary Poppins is from here!)

Have wanted to go for many years...someday...

Monday, March 21, 2011

30 Day Photo Challenge - Day 19

Day 19 - A picture of you when you were little.

Yeah...we were pretty dang cute...

I have to say though, I think this one is one of my favs...epitomizes the era...I mean c'mon...Raggedy Ann, and my glasses...tell me there isn't enough stand-up comedy material here for days...

Saturday, March 19, 2011

30 Day Photo Challenge - Day 17

Day 17 - A picture of something that has made a huge impact on your life recently.

Impact:  The effect or influence of one person, thing, or action on another.

This person came into my life, first as my teacher, then as my friend.  The first night I met her, she quoted Bill Cosby, and a massive amount of laughter later...I can't imagine life without her and the massive amounts of laughter that still happen whenever we are in the same room.

Without her, I wouldn't know how to knit (remember she was my teacher first!), wouldn't have challenged my skills with new projects...the conversations we've had at the gym, at our weekly trivia night, I love it.

I have recently started helping her out with her business, and it's SO COOL to see her succeed, because she's REALLY talented at what she does.  I'm weird, I get this huge surge of pride when she gets recognition for what she's accomplished...she deserves it...I just love seeing her get the recognition she deserves!!!

Marlaina Bird and I...doing what we do best...laughing.

Not a great shot of me, but a very accurate depiction of how we end up spending most of our time together!!!

Friday, March 18, 2011

30 Day Photo Challenge - Day 16

Day 16 - A picture of someone who inspires you.

I don't know what it is, but someone (especially kiddos) fighting with all they've got, and have what I have nicknamed a "Chemo Cue Ball"...totally puts things I might be struggling with in perspective.

**Please note, none of these people are any of my patients.  All of these pictures are from Google Images.**

Thursday, March 17, 2011

30 Day Photo Challenge - Day 15

Day 15 - A picture of something you want to do before you die.

Have some pounds to shed first, but it. will. happen.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

30 Day Photo Challenge - Day 14

Day 14 - A picture of someone you could never imagine your life without.

Really?  Did you expect me to put anyone else??

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

30 Day Photo Challenge - Day 13

Day 13 - A picture of your favorite band or artist.

Oh how I love him, and his music.  Now, if only he'd put out another album and tour again.  Ladies and gentlemen...Jon McLaughlin.

(This was taken in 2008, his last jaunt through town...)

Monday, March 14, 2011

30 Day Photo Challenge - Day 12

Day 12 - A picture of something you love.

"There's a difference between like and love.  Because I like my Sketchers, but I love my Prada backpack."
"But, I love my Sketchers."
"That's because you don't have a Prada backpack."

While this is in no way the tone I took today's photo challenge, (bonus points to the person who comments with the correct movie that above quote is from) I get to choose how I interpret these challenges, and if you want to do it differently...kudos, embark on your own photo challenge and do as you please!

You will notice there is a theme to these pictures.  I'm kind of curious as to what everyone else thinks is the theme, but that's the fun of it...

Can you guess yet? 

No?  C'mooon...sensing ANY kind of theme??

Anyone?  Anyone?  Bueller...Bueller...

What I LOVE is not taking myself/life too seriously.  (I know, I'm with me, keep reading.)

There is 99.999% of the time, something that can be made light of in a situation (when appropriate).  There is something that when skewed juuuuuuust right...turns something either said off hand, looked at just wrong, or caught in the right mood, is absolutely hilarious.  

Do I take life seriously when it needs to be?  Yes.  (For the most part.)  

However, since I am one of those oh so annoying glass-half-full people who refuses to dwell in the Pit of Despair (another movie reference...oh c'moooon, humor me, you've read this far...) for longer than the shortest amount I can possibly can,  I am constantly amused by the simplest of things that you may think "Um, ok, yeah, whatever, ya freak." the whole while, in my little world, the the best part.


I contribute the talent of not dwelling in the Pit of Despair (C'mon, really??  NObody??) to the fact that I am 1) one of those annoying glass-half-full people, and 2) I am easily distrac...oooo SHINY!!! so something is bound to come along shortly to distract me.