Monday, November 1, 2010

Thursday, October 28, 2010


Well I finally got a job! I started working October 6, only 5 minutes from my house. Wouldn't you know that the next day I was offered another job and on that Friday I found out about another job where I would be working with an old partner from a previous job - when it rains it pours!

I've been mildly depressed lately...I keep thinking about my age and how I have let my life slip through my fingers - how I haven't "lived" the way I had imagined - life, kept getting in the way!

Sunday, August 8, 2010


Went to Harpersfield Winery on August 1st with family in from Texas! Besides blowing out my tire half way there we had a wonderful time and it ended up being one of the few "cooler" weather days in a long time.

While we were there we ran across this little guy:

Seems he had too much to drink - actually it was a set-up...honest!
 ; )

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Bird Food Bandit...

...found this guy (girl?) thinking it was a bird and trying out the bird feeder. He/She came so often that eventually the feeder broke and all the seed ended up in the flower bed - his/her dastardly plan worked!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Soul Mate

As I wander through the days of unemployment I am having a wonderful time observing my cats. One of my cats; Boo, seems to stand out. From day one she seemed to "get" me. She is quiet, sweet, sensitive, etc., etc., etc., she follows me around and meows at me when she wants me to hold her or lay down on my bed with her for "alone time". She loves her belly petted and will often fall asleep laying on her back after a "rub down"!  She has the most unique fur, when she was a kitten the tips of her fur were black and then as you went down the hair-shaft it turned silver, as she grew up it turned all black.In 2004 she was diagnosed with Feline Leukemia and I was devastated. When they shaved her neck to do the Leukemia test, her fur grew back silver and she looked like she had silver stole around her neck (I had a picture of her but it was on my other cell phone - which bit the dust). The other wonderful thing about her is that she senses when I'm sad, she will come over to me and nuzzle my face and stay by my side.

I'm blessed to have her - she's got my back...

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


...Holden Arboretum with my son the other day. It was excruciatingly hot but what a rare chance that I got to spend some time with my 19 year old. I couldn't believe how overgrown the ponds were with plant life I could barely see the water! It was great to see dragonfly's, frogs and miniature frogs though.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Feeling Blue...

I've been in a funk lately, my self-esteem has been low. I heard a comment on a preview for the show Intervention - "I love life...I just don't like mine!" Sometimes I feel that way and sometimes I don't. I get it...I know that I am responsible for my own happiness - I am my own change. Depression is evil though, it creeps into every crack and crevice of your being and makes it very hard to rise above it. All I know is that I have to pull myself up and above it before it sucks me under.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Happy Memorial Day!

What a beautiful day it is. It has been one fantastic week of weather...they say it is going to rain today, but that's okay...I love rain too. I've been studying to be a Certified Business Analyst, at least I'm doing something as I look for a new job - I feel like I'm accomplishing something. The cats have been amusing, Bella (the baby of the bunch) loves to help me when I do the laundry. She hops into the dryer and plays tug-of-war with me as I take the clothes out to fold them.


Monday, May 24, 2010

Monday, Monday...

Monday used to mean going back to work - half excited to be back there and half not wanting to go back. Don't have that problem now though, still looking for a job. I feel depressed about this, I try not to, but I think I just have working ingrained into my soul!

Went out for a ride with my daughter yesterday, it was so pretty - the countryside was glowing under the sun. I like going for rides and imagining that I live somewhere else - I wonder how many other people do this? I count my blessings, but I usually ask myself "What If?"

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


Yay! Finally sunshine after days of feels soooo good!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Best Shot Monday - The Path Ahead second shot posted for Best Shot Monday! I'm realizing; now that I'm unemployed, that perhaps there is a reason for this hiatus...maybe The Greater Power wants me to forge a new path for myself...does it include my photography? Maybe a true beginning in defining who I am? I'm not sure...but I do know that I need to keep an open mind, open eye's and an open heart and keep listening.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

It's been awhile...

...since I've posted anything, was kind of in a funk. This being out of work is really killing me. Good news though is that both kids are done with school for the year and thus...summer begins! Being unemployed has at least given me time to concentrate on artistic endeavors and this at least had brought some peace into my life. I plan to post some of my artwork soon - need to take pictures of them first! I can't believe how cool it's been lately though I'm not complaining - if summer weather would stay between 65 and 75 degree's I would be a happy camper.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Best Shot Monday...

...Today is the first day that I am going to post to Tracey Clark's "Best Shot Monday". It's a rainy day outside so I thought that I would post a "rainy" picture!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Played with GIMP Software today

Rainy cool day today so I decided to play with my pictures in GIMP today. I have a lot to learn yet, but was very happy with what I created. 

Friday, April 23, 2010

Yesterday was beautiful!

Went to the park yesterday before I picked up my daughter. It was an awesome day, I took over 250 pictures! I have been trying to get a picture of the wild turkeys that roam around here, but I never seem to be prepared when I actually do see them. So wouldn't you know? I'm walking through the park, turn around and there not more than 5 feet in front of me is a turkey...just staring at me...go figure!
So many tree's were blooming and I really love the pinks and pale pinks!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

I don't know... seems to me that you just have to love "Magnetic Poetry":

A giant winged dragon surfaced on a whisper

A green crayon dragon sparkled on the surface of the sea

A wild, wet lake make's mud pie's

Imagine...peace from juice together, like bright bubble friends

Sunday, April 18, 2010 I am...

Today is the first day on my new blog. I'm not quite sure why I decided to do this except perhaps to meet all the wonderful creative people out here in cyberspace. 

I am recently unemployed after 31 years of working and I am really hating it. I love photography and it seems to be the one thing that is saving my sanity at this time. Photography helps me to STOP and really see what's around me - helps me realize what is important. I really like macro photography and am probably way too detail-oriented! The big picture is okay but I truly believe that it is all the little pieces that make the Whole and so we should focus at times on all those "little pieces".