Thursday, April 24, 2008
If everyone would just speak pleasantly to one other we could probably get rid of a majority of the bad vibes.
Smile more often.
Laugh more often.
Try to understand another's point of view.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
I took a chance on my computer today when I turned it on. It is on the fritz again. I don't think it likes it when I go on vacation. :)
I took a chance when I married Pan. Although I knew him quite well as my sister's best friend, until you actually start living with someone you really don't know them. The first night home from our honeymoon, I was convinced I had married a serial killer when I woke up to him jumping on the bed brandishing a machete. Actually he was after a cockroach (hey, we grow them big here). After 20 years I'm glad I didn't bolt out right away.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Earth Day is one of two different observances, both held annually during spring in the northern hemisphere, and autumn in the southern hemisphere. These are intended to inspire awareness of and appreciation for the Earth's environment. The United Nations celebrates an Earth Day each year on the March equinox, a tradition which was founded by peace activist John McConnell in 1969. A second Earth Day, which was founded by U.S. politician Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in in the late 1960s, is celebrated in many countries each year on April 22. ~Wikipedia
Monday, April 21, 2008
I really do love poetry, really... I just can't write it. Not easily anyhow. Haiku's are a bit more up my alley. So here is the one I came up when I picked up a pen to try and write a poem:
Do you know you can't
write a poem with a Wacom
pen in hand! You can't.
And now one from my favorite poet of all times, my son, Nuke
Deep in the sea of heights,
Millions of fish swimming,
Gathering all to form a school.
Some in groups,
Others in layers,
All are gathered.
In the school,
Deep in the school,
Fish are drying,
Falling to the bottom of the sea of heights.
Published in the 1993 AP English Literary Guild for his high school.
Saturday, April 19, 2008
In March our Gotta Flip challenge was of terebinthtree's "Ancient Art" layout. I really like the look of the layout and the extraction. Normally I turn and flip the layouts, but in this case I chose to do a mirror image of it. Some things I left out and others, like the extraction, I made more of a foreground image. All in all I really like how it came out. Thanks terebinthtree.
Friday, April 18, 2008
Your Thinking is Abstract and Sequential
You like to do research and collect lots of information.
The more facts you have, the easier it is for you to learn.
You need to figure things out for yourself and consider all possibilities.
You tend to become an expert in the subjects that you study.
It's difficult for you to work with people who know less than you do.
You aren't a very patient teacher, and you don't like convincing people that you're right.
Center: (1) Home Sweet Home. This is a recurring theme in the Camera Hunt so that at the end of the year you will have a year's worth of photos of your homestead.
From top heading right:
(2) Yo Ho, Yo Ho, it's a pirate's hat for me.
(3) Learning how to arch your back correctly is important in ballet.
(4) Playground by the Bayou.
(5) A stained glass angel to watch over me.
(6) Three green shamrock earrings. I wonder what happened to the 4th?
(7) Anyone for some Peeps? My favorite Easter candy.
(8) For Ice I chose a glass of ice water.
Okay that last one wasn't a very original thought, but what can I say.
Thursday, April 17, 2008
"A best friend is like a four leaf clover: hard to find and lucky to have. "And what better way to present it than in a layout with my half-Irish hubby and his best friend for more than 20 years. D makes a trek over at least every other month to visit. A true friend indeed.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Monday, April 14, 2008
Sketch by Anam Stubbington; Spring Blossoms (c)Kristmess; Fonts: 1-2-3 GO!, Arial Rounded MT
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Wednesday, April 09, 2008
Tuesday, April 08, 2008
No, no, no, no, no.... I'm perfectly happy to be the age I am. I worked hard to get here and have no intentions of going back and trying it all over again. Youth belongs to the young and there it should stay. Well, except when I'm at Disney or Universal, then I act like a kid again, LOL. Maybe they are built on the Fountain of Youth. Isn't that where it was suppose to be located?
On another note. Each month one of the challenges at Gotta Pixel is "Rock Your Desktop" wherein Scrapittydoodah provides us with inspiration for our desktop wallpaper. This is the one I made for March.
Monday, April 07, 2008
Woo hoo, no housework day. I'm going to sit back, take it easy and not think about the fact that I should probably go to work today, at least for an hour or two. Not going to think about all the toys laying around or the papers kfkap has found and shredded throughout the house. Nor shall I think about how the floor needs to vacuumed, especially around the litter box and cat food trays.
Maybe I'll just fix me a pot of coffee and pour a generous amount of the French Vanilla Kahlua (that ex SIL brought over the other night) into it, watch a dvd on my new television or read a book.
But worst chore. Darn I really despise them equally, but I guess the worse would be unloading the dishwasher. I really hate unloading it. Backbreaking, if you were to ask me the reason why. I dislike it so much that I will avoid it, hoping someone else (Pan) will unload it for me. But then the dirty dishes start piling up and up and up until I have to do it. (speaking of which I really need to do it now, lol).
As for the one I despise the least, I guess that would be, hmmmm. (tapping fingers while brain is whirling), hmmmmm. Let me see now. Okay, I got it. Straightening the bed when I get up in the morning. That's the one :)
Sunday, April 06, 2008
ALL are invited to join in The Links MeMe fun!
PLEASE just follow the rules!
Just copy paste THIS and everything below up until my Five links:
I thought it would be cool to have a meme where we post links. We can post up to five. Then we tell five more people to share their links. If we all share who tagged us, our links are sure to be seen!They can be business links, favorite sites, affiliate links, whatever you want…
There are Five Rules:
1. MUST be clean. No R rated sites.
2. Only FIVE links.
3. MUST tell 5 people.
4. A link back to the person who tagged you
5. Lara’s Place is the meme originator. (an active link is appreciated)
1. Bon Scrapatit. She is so full of energy and life. You can't help but getting a high just reading her posts, besides she has some very lovely freebies too. :) In her own words: Bon Scrapatit ... recipes for PRESERVING your family history!
2. Talk about southern comfort and you must be talking about ArtCTrish. With her music inspired titles and tales of the arts, she is definitely and must read (and she is one I'm going to tag since she felt left out last time, LOL).
3. For Better or For Worse comic strip. I think I have been keeping up with saga of Ellie and John and their children since Lynn began writing it. So much reflects on my own life as my children are of similar age.
4. Digital Photography School. Need I say more. :)
5. Evil Mad Scientist for those unusual experiments and just plain, fun reading.
I am Tagging:
1. One Happy Dog (gotta tag my own, right?) May have to update the link when I get back though as she is moving.
2. ArtCTrish (don't want her to feel left out again, ROFL)
3. Personalized Creations (if you have girls this is DEFINITELY a site to check out, but even if you don't, it is still very interesting)
4. The Pages of Our Crazy Life (if you don't do anything else, check out the post on Bed Head)
5. I'm at a loss here. I've run out of taggers. So if you are game, jump in.
Friday, April 04, 2008
I am happy with life in general. I am happy with my family and all the joy they bring me. I am happy with my abilities and the person that I am. I am happy with the new homeowners' association president who really takes his job seriously (even though it takes more time away from us). I am HAPPY with LIFE :)
Thursday, April 03, 2008
Well, I guess most of you would automatically think of some scientist and you would probably be right, except every now and then someone sparks an interest. Lately that someone has been..... Can you guess? No? Maybe I should just wait until tomorrow to post it. Okay I won't be that cruel, but you will have to look for it (maybe below the layout....)
Okay, I would like to meet Johnny Depp. The man just amazes me. He is a fantastic actor who appears to really bring life to his characters. And I love how he manages to keep his personal life personal. He, of course, has his opinions (some of which I don't agree with, so what) but he doesn't go around yelling them at everyone. He reminds me so much of actors like Cary Grant, who did a job the best they could because, after all, we were paying to see quality work.
Wednesday, April 02, 2008
This one is easy.... Pan and Tink, of course. :)
A glass of water with ice. Ice was the subject of the challenge.
Another on the list was something green. I chose my shamrock earrings but in the process of locating them, I realized I had three. Three? I know I only have two ears.
Stained or colored glass was another that was on the list. While looking for the shamrock earrings I came across this angel pin with colored glass. Fits the bill don't you think?
This day required two pictures. The before and after. As I was reaching for my tea I glanced up just in time to see kfkap with his paw in the mug. Even though I shooed him away he kept sneaking back. And as you can see from the photo below, it was because he likes green tea. Silly cat. Then there was the day he felt he needed to look at the bugs outside. Now I can't keep him away from the window.
The next day he was back up on the desk only to squeeze through the blinds to watch the bugs outside.
Artificial flowers which reside on my mother's back porch. The look almost real.
I love how the light reflected off the ceiling in my in-laws dining room.
I don't like practical jokes which cause extreme embarrassment to the recipient, but I can get into a practical joke which is fun. Normally, I would say that I am the mastermind, like sending my father anonymous birthday cards from across the country for nearly 20 years. This became impossible to do after 9/11 as I am sure you can imagine why. But it was fun during the time it was going on since he suspected everyone but me. Or how about turning the lights off and on in the boys room when Pan installed a master switch. I can still hear them now:
"Stop it." "It's not me, you're closer." "I'm not doing it, you are going to get us into trouble." "I won't be, you will. You're the one always turning the lights on to read." and so it went on for about 5 minutes then Pan walked in and made me stop.
Yep, I love practical jokes, if they are the right kind.