p.s. Has great footage too! That Austrian Alp mountain scene! OMG!
December 31, 2007
p.s. Has great footage too! That Austrian Alp mountain scene! OMG!
December 22, 2007
December 18, 2007
These are some of my favorite ornaments and Christmas decorations. I wish I could take credit for all these pictures but I have a daughter who's got a great camera eye. She just grabs the
camera and off she goes. Thank God for digital!
I love, love, love Santa's and Snowmen (as you can tell). But
the tree is pretty overloaded. I have to slow down my ornament shopping.
I've always enjoyed buying the kids ornaments of their own and someday
it'll be fun for them to decorate their own tree with the ones they've gotten
over the years. Their grandmother is awesome at picking out the best
ornaments for them each year. She even got our dog an ornament to
commemorate the day she had an encounter with a skunk!!! We almost had
to vacate the house because of it!! For three weeks she still had "that smell".
I heard the scent can be carried in her eyes! Eeewww!
December 8, 2007
Snow would sure be nice to go along with all the Christmas displays.
November 29, 2007
I'm getting there! Started my Christmas shopping, made my list. But I'm sure
there will be edits to it as the weeks go by. Brad usually fills me in on something he "really wants" about a week before Christmas. You know, when I've already shopped for him and I'm running around tying up loose ends. Getting those last minute "oh I forgot" items. The kids are at least getting into better stuff, it's not so junky like it used to be. Some of the toys they wanted were made so cheaply.
Yep, probably made in China too!
I'd like to go back to the park I took these pictures of above in the evening and take these same shots at night. I wonder how much I'll have to fuss with the
settings to get the pictures "just right". Still learning and playing with my DSLR. I love, love, love it!
November 22, 2007
November 16, 2007
I heard about a really cool program on Komando.com called AndreaMosaic. You can download the program for free. The program will prompt you to create a "Library" of your digital photos. You'll need at least a couple hundred depending on the desired size of your finished product. You can adjust how often you want a picture repeated, the amount of tiles between the same picture and the amount your willing to let the program "distort" the original image. By distortion it may put a tint on a few photos to enhance the "back-up" view of the finished picture or it will crop the image or even rotate the image. (This will not distort your image on your hard drive only the "copied" image in the mosaic library)
You'll want to play around with the settings to see what you like. But remember once it does it's work, and you like the finished product you'll want to save it because it won't pull in the exact same tiles in the exact same way again. Very random!
Very fun and intriguing program for those that like a challenge and like to tinker
with things. There is a messageboard on this site that will answer a few questions to help you get started.
Here's the link to the webpage.http://www.andreaplanet.com/andreamosaic/
November 13, 2007
October 31, 2007
October 21, 2007
thank goodness. She was able to sleep in her own bed, do her own thing and we saved travel and hotel expenses. She had a decent meet considering how brokendown she is from training. After 9 practices a week the child has no problem sleeping at night. It's back to school tomorrow morning after being off since the 17th for a little Fall Break.
Her High School is requiring try-outs for the swim team this year. So, add another activity on to her plate tomorrow.
October 14, 2007
I 've had my RIO mp3 player for almost 3 yrs and I use it just about everyday. It's a great way for me to keep up with my favorite talk shows.
Dennis Prager (DP) has a Happiness Hour which is his 2nd hour every Friday. If you're able to listen live it would be at 1 pm EST.
This week DP talked about the Destructive Nature of Envy. You cannot be happy if you envy people. Envy is one of our most human of frailities. But we must fight it. He equates envy to the "missing tile" syndrome. Which is like having a thousand tiles on the ceiling and one is missing, we tend to focus on that missing tile. Failing to see that the other 999 tiles are doing exactly what they are supposed to be doing and are what we wanted.
There is always something someone has that we don't. But we forget that we also have things that others will envy us for.
A lady, Juanita called up and said that when she was younger she was often jealous and envious of others. Girls that had nicer clothes, pretty barrettes, etc. Then in her 20's she realized that the pain of feeling envy was much worse than not having that material "something" that she wanted. So, she made a conscious effort to stop being envious. It just wasn't worth it.
I love Dennis Pragers' wisdom and insight. I get a real kick out of him. I don't agree with everything he has to say, but 95% of what he does say is just right on with me.
You can download his shows from the following website: http://www.patriotunderground.com/
October 13, 2007
contact a person on his list by 1) phone call 2) letter 3) email 4) face-to-face. You can find what
he says here:
So, I need to figure out a few things:
1- Who will be on my list
2- Names of those I've lost touch with and ideas how to get their current addy's
3- How I will respond
4- What system will I use to record these actions
For the last 6 yrs I've been making these long tail hats. The fleece choices have been more fun then ever. I totally have a weakness for cute fleece. I would sell these at little church craft bazaars and people just loved them.
This is a batch of 89 hats. Ready to go. When I was a kid I swam AAU, that first winter I caught pneumonia because I wouldn't wear a hat. So, this if for all those kids/ adults who need that extra warmth on their heads so they don't get sick. When I started this, my daughter would hand these hats out to all her friends. She of course, had the pick of the litter. I believe one season she had 15 hats that she wore regularly. A mother of a friend of my daughters made her her first hat. She was 8 yrs old at the time. About 4 girls had these matching hats. Michelle wore her hat the entire Christmas break, even slept with it on. I then knew I had to learn how to make these hats.
October 4, 2007
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October 1, 2007
The St.Xavier Tigers beat Trinity Shamrocks on Friday Sep 28th 24-15 at the Papa Johns Cardinal Stadium where 37,750 fans watched this Catholic Superbowl. Last year the Rocks beat St. X, they scored early in the 1st quarter. An approaching thunderstorm had both teams go for cover in the 1st quarter and they never returned to the field.
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- By day...I work in the Healthcare field, where every .. i.. has to be dotted and every ..t.. has to be crossed. This blog is the place where I can let myself go and have some fun. I am on a journey. A journey I started a long time ago, but it has been a bit sidetracked with Navy Wife relocations and raising kids. I finally see the light at the end of the tunnel and I have got some time for me. No, I will not be one of those moms walking around the house with Empty Nest Syndrome, I have got way too much to do, to learn, to create. Sure, once the kids are gone I will miss them....but hey, there is always the phone, the email, the texting and the Plane tickets! I love my life and my family and It is fun moving into this new stage. I am into Digital Scrapbooking, photography, journaling, Art Journaling and Drawing. I am a do-it-yourselfer and I am trying to teach myself to draw. I am finding that it takes a lot of patience, lots of practice and a good eraser! And if you're really curious there's a 3 part Interview by Eileen: HERE All the best, Eden