Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Announcement of the Day

"When the real Santa was alive, he was nocturnal."  - the Bruise

Saturday, July 16, 2011

June Photo Scavenger Hunt

something with your town's name on it
(chalk drawing at the Chalk Art Festival)

wheel trim

architectural detail



tree branches


a farm animal

view outside my door

Items I neglected to shoot were 'an elephant', 'a childhood memory', and 'something that starts with z...'.  I had something in mind for all of these, just didn't get it done.  Yet. 

Blogger told me a couple of days ago that I had exceeded my upload quota, so I have put off updating my blog.  In order to prove to BFJ that there's a problem, I did this whole post - without any problem.  Of course. 

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


I saw a quote yesterday on someone's blog to the affect of 'children spell love t-i-m-e,' so when I saw that mine were getting antsy today, I found some things in the closet that had belonged to dear Marie, or g.g., as they called her. (Great-grandma.)  Because I know, summer can seem boring while you're in it, and so fleeting later.  I taught them Chinese Checkers; I hate to tell you that I won but no one would listen to my strategy recommendations!  Then they taught me Pirate Code.  And then two looked through all the wonderful marbles while two of us had a nap. 

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Meeting the Baby

I had the opportunity to drive down to Oklahoma and meet my new niece!  My dad and I drove down to my sister's, my mom was already there.  We spent the night, and then the three of us left Wednesday to drive home.  It was a very short trip and I wish I could have had plenty of time to do a couple different photo shoots, but I had three little boys waiting for me back home.  I was very happy to have this little window of time to meet my niece while she's still brand new.  Considering I was there less than 24 hours, I did get to hold her a lot, and I got some great pictures, like this one of her holding my mom's finger.  

I knitted a fun little photo prop thing that I had seen in some cute pictures, but unfortunately that project did not result in good pictures.  I think that there was a lot of variables that I just did not have time to fix. 

My dad and I had a lot of fun on the trip south, looking for items on the Photo Scavenger Hunt list.  I got out at a rest stop to get a picture of "fields" and almost stepped on a bullsnake - aghh!  With about 24 hours in the car, I got a lot of knitting done!  We passed this wind farm in Kansas.  It's hard to tell how gigantic these big windmills are, then you see the tiny cows!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Friday, July 1, 2011

Happy July 4th!

One of my favorite holidays; my favorite flag.  Sorry it's backward, I was standing on the wrong side.