Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Kickin' It Old Skool Blog-A-Thon #31

Today Jamie and Shannon asked us to:
What would you like to celebrate about this month and Kickin' It Old Skool?

First, I want to celebrate Jamie & Shannon for hosting this! Even without the internet! You guys rock! *applause*

Second, I would like to celebrate making through this month myself! Busy busy days and I still managed to do it every day except the one day I opted not to.

Lastly, I would like to celebrate myself pushing through the hard scary stuff and getting done what needed doing. AND getting hired and celebrating my first few days as a Teacher Assistant in a wonderful daycare! YAY, regular hours & super fun job!

Hoppy New Year everybunny! Best wishes for...

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P.S. Feel free to click through and download the original for coloring yourself! Send me a link if you do, so I can see your beautiful work!

Monday, December 30, 2013

Kickin' It Old Skool Blog-A-Thon #30

Today Jamie and Shannon asked us to:
Share one of your favourite recipes!

This is really hard for me. I used to do a lot of cooking and use a lot of recipes, but I don't cook so much anymore, and when I do now, I don't usually use a recipe, just mix stuff together to make it taste good. LOL! But a few years ago Jacqueline found a great way to cook pork that is DEEEELISH without any additional seasoning, but works great for BBQ pulled pork too.

Kahlua Pork
  • 1 T Liquid Smoke
  • 3 T kosher salt
  • 1 pork shoulder (4-6 lbs)
Mix Liquid Smoke and kosher salt together, then rub all over the pork shoulder covering all sides thoroughly. Bake in a 325°F oven in an uncovered roasting pan (no rack necessary) for 5 hours. Then remove bone and shred with two forks. You can remove some or all of the fat at this time as well.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Kickin' It Old Skool Blog-A-Thon #29

Today Jamie and Shannon asked us to:
Share a Selfie of Future You

Me, the Courageous Artist

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52-Week Photo Challenge: Week 18

Last week our challenge was CHILD.

I hope you all had lots of great opportunities to capture some creative photos that embodied the prompt.

This week, our challenge is: Still Life

A still life is a "representation of inanimate objects, such as flowers or fruit, in painting or photography."
~ TheFreeDictionary.com

Take some time this week, maybe before all those holiday decorations are put away, to arrange some things, or find some things already posed artfully, and capture some still life photos. If you're looking for some tips or inspiration, check out this article: 10 Tips to Get Started with Still Life Photography

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I went macro with my still life, capturing some cute little gummi bears. I think I would like to try this again with some other candies and create some different scenes. It was fun!

So let's see yours; share it with everyone at our flickr group! And don't forget to sign up for the reminders via email!

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Kickin' It Old Skool Blog-A-Thon #27 & 28

Yesterday Jamie and Shannon asked us to:
Share a little bit about the year that was 2013

I was really tired and feeling kind of pessimistic last night, like 2013 had been pretty miserable and I didn't want to talk about it; I just wanted to put it behind me and move on. So I opted to not answer these questions last night, but tonight I am feeling better (although still really tired; what's up with that!?) and thought I'd give it a shot!

1. What will you remember about 2013?

I will remember 2013 as the year I...
  • dared myself to make too many changes at once and fell flat
  • started being creative every day - almost
  • tried to buy a new-to-me car but couldn't find one
  • first sold some of my photos
  • went to Shine and made some awesome shoes
  • swam entirely too little
  • took a course in small business ownership
  • started working at a daycare

2. What are you ready to leave behind?
  • high blood sugar
  • eating too many carbs
  • living in poverty
  • fear of the unknown
  • depression & anxiety

3. What's something you learned in 2013?

I learned that there is no hero who is going to come and save me, no mysterious act of serendipity that's just going to fix everything for me, no Deus ex Machina in the story of my life. I am going to have to suck it up, and do it the hard way: by myself. True bravery & courage doesn't mean you face your dragons & demons fearlessly; it means you feel the fear, but do it anyway.

4. What would you like to celebrate about this past year?
  • I created a rabbit every day for more than 100 days.
  • I drew everyday for 4 months, and lots of other days too.
  • I took charge of my life and started making things happen even though I was so scared.
  • I got a job I can go to on a regular basis and I think I like it!

And for today, One Sentence Saturday...
Your Word for 2014

My Word of 2014 is COURAGE, and boy could I write more than one sentence about it.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Kickin' It Old Skool Blog-A-Thon #26

Today Jamie and Shannon ask us:
What are 10 things in your fridge?

Before I tell you what's inside, I want you to see what's outside...

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Check out those awesome drawings. A multicolored house from a 2nd grade girl I had in one class a few weeks ago, complete with snowman (on green grass! XD ) and a big arrow pointing to him, and a drawing of ME with green & blond hair singing FA-LA-LA-LA-LA-LA-LA-LA-LA from a special ed 3rd grader I had the 2nd week in December. I <3 getting art from my students... ^o^

OK! 10 things IN my fridge! RANDOMNESS!

1. Grape Jelly
2. Eggs
3. Yeast
4. Calorie Free Caramel Syrup (yuck on ice cream, but decadent in coffee)
5. Creole Mustard (yum)
6. Cran-cherry gelatin salad
7. Peanut Butter Fudge
8. one lone hot diggety dog
9. Diet Wild Cherry Pepsi
10. Pure Maple Syrup

What's in your wallet... erm... fridge?

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Kickin' It Old Skool Blog-A-Thon #25

Today Jamie and Shannon ask us:
Let's share a holiday tradition, memory or event!

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope today found you & yours in good health & spirits!

This morning we did our usual Christmas tradition. We woke up early and everyone (yes, everyone) opened their stockings as the others stumbled out of bed, got coffee, and got settled. Then we opened presents, each of us oohing & aahing at the other's gifts as they were opened. After opening presents we each took turns showering, eating breakfast, and getting ready to head to the Grandparents' for Christmas "dinner" which we have about lunchtime.

All the Grandkids (+2 Great Grandbabies!)

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Once everyone arrives, Grandma serves us the best meal (doesn't matter what she's serving, it's always delish) and then we have presents, littlest to oldest. Then we all sit around, kids playing with their new dolls, electronic gadgets, or toys, and the adults animatedly chatting with each other about anything & everything under the sun. Sadly we all leave before we're ready, vowing to get together more frequently, but realizing it likely won't be until Memorial Day again.

Once we get home, we're usually pretty tired and the rest of the evening is low-key. Leftovers heated up for dinner whenever we're hungry, some hot tea, sharing the day with our online friends... ~_^

How did you all celebrate?

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Kickin' It Old Skool Blog-A-Thon #24

Today Jamie and Shannon still have no internet, but via phone they ask us to talk about:
Holiday Disasters!

To be honest, I had a really hard time thinking of a *disaster* that happened on or near the holidays. Sure we've had the cat climb the tree and bring it crashing down and we've had to deal with inclement weather keeping everyone from our parties -- there was even a few Christmasses there when I was too depressed to let anyone put up decorations until Christmas Eve, but the Holiday Spirit always seems to win out in the end. Then I remembered that one Easter...

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This little girl is not me, but I can SO relate to her tears!

My parents had just divorced and my dad had weekend visitation. I was old enough to know the Easter Bunny was just my parents (yeah that's a tale for another time...), and I woke up Easter Sunday and found my basket. I don't remember what was in it -- probably a stuffed animal and art supplies, or something like that -- but I remember what *wasn't* in it: Candy. I was a little disappointed but I knew Mom would have a basket with candy waiting for me when I got home.

At home it was the same thing though. No candy. I was so sad. Yeah, my mom went & got me some the next day -- and in the grand scheme of things this was not a big deal -- but it wasn't the same. Both of them had thought the other would be giving me candy, and they didn't want me to have too much, but to me Easter was about the Cheap Chocolate Easter Bunnies and Jelly Beans, and I didn't get either.

I can laugh about it now, but every Easter, I make sure I get myself some jelly beans and a cheap chocolate Easter rabbit. ^o^

Monday, December 23, 2013

Kickin' It Old Skool Blog-A-Thon #23

Today Jamie and Shannon are without internet due to a huge ice storm! But their other sister, Suzie Ridler says:
Let's talk about books!

Books, books, books... hmmmm... what can I say about books? I like them! LOL! How about ...

10 Fun Things About Me & Books:
  1. I have a GoodReads account, where I keep track of all most of the books I have read (sometimes I forget) and want to read.

  2. I am currently reading Double Exposure which is the first 3 books in the Apprentice Adept series, by Piers Anthony most of which I have actually already read. I want to finish the series but read it so long ago, I thought I should re-read from the beginning...

  3. Piers Anthony is my favorite author, and the Xanth novels are my favorite series of books by him. I love the magical puns & silly adventures.

  4. My very favorite book, however, is Change by Ann Maxwell. I identify with the main character and am enamored with the aliens she goes to learn from.

  5. My guilty reads are historical romance novels, usually the kind with Scottsmen or magic.

  6. My no-guilt-whatsoever read is the Animorph series. It covers some pretty deep topics for a sci-fi series aimed at pre-teens.

  7. I used to collect books, but now I prefer to get them out of the library, and have gotten rid of lots of my books. If it's something I am only going to read once, why spend money on it, have it take up space in our over-crowded home, and waste my energy having to dust it!? I only buy/keep books I am going to read/use over & over.

  8. When I was little, my favorite books were the Little House & Trixie Belden series and I frequently checked out Ed Emberley's books on drawing and D'aulaires' Book of Greek Myths.

  9. I do not like books with graphic violence, blood, and gore. So most of the books I read are categorized Young Adult.

  10. I wish I had a little tablet-y thing to take my e-books & pdfs with me to read elsewhere, because I really don't like reading long things on the computer.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Kickin' It Old Skool Blog-A-Thon #22

Today Jamie and Shannon ask us:
Share with us a picture of you when you were wee!

I've shared several on the bloggeroo already, and I don't want to bore you all, so I went in search of something new. Sadly, my baby pictures are all at my mom's or dad's house, but I did come across this old drawing my Great Aunt Edith did of me (she called me Missy back then, short for Miss Dinah).

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My Aunt Dee Dee, as many of us called her, was the first real artist I knew. She worked mostly in clay and had done some lovely pieces, including a bust of one of her sons. She passed away many years ago, and I've mostly lost contact with that side of the family; so I don't know what happened to any of her beautiful works of art.

52-Week Photo Challenge: Week 17

So how did everyone do last week?

It was a pretty specific challenge, but hopefully you were able to find some great shots in your 15 minutes.

So this week, our challenge is: CHILD

To me, this time of year brings a child-like magic & wonder to the world, whether or not you have children or know children. So take some time this week to find something that illustrates CHILD to you.

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This is one of several photos I took (click through & see the comments for the others) of my children. Antonio is the oldest at home, and although he is 21 -- and hardly a child -- he manages to retain his child-like sense of play and is excited for Christmas & the family parties we'll be going to.

So let's see yours; share it with everyone at our flickr group! And don't forget to sign up for the reminders via email!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Kickin' It Old Skool Blog-A-Thon #21

Today Jamie and Shannon ask us:
Today, share with us a quote you love.

Happy Solstice, everyone! Haven't had much time for writing lately, and I'm off & running again today, but here's a quote that makes me happy from one of my favorite hotties...
“I've always thought people would find a lot more pleasure in their routines if they burst into song at significant moments.”
― John Barrowman

Friday, December 20, 2013

Kickin' It Old Skool Blog-A-Thon #20

Today Jamie and Shannon ask us:
Let's share the following firsts:

Your First Job : Babysitting, but first paycheck was for selling magazines over the phone.
The First Thing to Your Left : Eeeennnhhhh... You pick...

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And now in my head...

Something You Remember About First Grade : Not one thing. I have very few memories before 4th grade.
The First book you ever read : The Pokey Puppy
The First Thing You Do In the Morning : put on my glasses
The First Food You Knew You Didn't Like : canned asparagus
Your First Memory : I have no idea. Maybe the time that I was camping with my grandparents and we were at the playground, and this squirrel ran up someone's body and they freaked out and the ambulance came... There might have been more too it, but my memories aren't very clear - from just last week, let alone way back when I was little!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Kickin' It Old Skool Blog-A-Thon #19

Today Jamie and Shannon ask us:
What are 10 Things Currently In Your Bag?

TEN!? Ok, I'll try to narrow it down!

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Dontcha just love my bag? I am so sad that it's wearing out and will soon need to be replaced...

Anyway! Here's my 10:
♥ Feminine hygiene & tissues
♥ Pain relievers (ibuprofen & aleve)
♥ tin of sweetner & tea
♥ pink & purple satiny pouch of coupons
♥ pink Bratz pouch of shoppers club cards
♥ purple sparkly bag of beauty supplies (lotion, nail clippers, pencil sharpener (ok so that's a teacher thing), lip balm...)
♥ wallet
♥ handful of pens, notebook, sketchpad, drawing pencils...
♥ hair scrunchie
♥ and my camera, which isn't in the photo for the obvious reason! XD
What's in YOUR bag? Share it at...

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Kickin' It Old Skool Blog-A-Thon #18

Today Jamie and Shannon say:
Today, make a wish.
Support those who make a wish with the words,
"As you wish for yourself so I wish for you also."

Merry Christmasaurus! (Cards available on RedBubble!)

I wish for a safe and happy holiday season -- for me and all my friends & family -- and a new year filled with happiness, financial security, and growth in my art business! What is your wish?

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Kickin' It Old Skool Blog-A-Thon #17

Today Jamie and Shannon say:
We share some Inspiration Words.
You share what they inspire in you.

River ♥ The Oswego River where I swam with a boy from whom my heart still stings.

Fresh ♥ Will Smith. No one fresher. ~_^

Escape ♥ What I wish I could do very much right now, from the snow, from the bills, from the repairs that need doing, but never from my beloved and our family.

Moment ♥ What I often need to take before speaking but forget to.

Night ♥ When I dislike driving.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Kickin' It Old Skool Blog-A-Thon #16

Today Jamie and Shannon say:
Share with us some of your favourite songs!

OMG IMPOSSIBLE! My musical tastes are so broad & varied I could stop breathing easier than I could pick a FAVORITE - or even a *few* favorites! However, since we're in the midst of the holiday season, I think I could come up with a few favorite holiday songs. In no particular order...

Carol of the Bells. This is my favorite holiday song of all time. I love it so much that I have a CD that I burned with nothing but different versions of this song on it. (OMG I can't find itttt!!!! D,:) Trans-Siberian Orchestra does my favorite version, but The Piano Guys, Pentatonix, and even Wil Vinton do some great versions.

Santa Baby. Madonna does my favorite version, but I love Eartha Kitt's, even her follow up song, This Year's Santa Baby.

Feliz Navidad. This one always must follow Santa Baby; that was the way it was on the Christmas tape and that's just how I expect them to be! Lots of good memories of singing this one while dashing through the snow...

Soul Cake. This is one of my more recent favorites, released by Sting in 2009 on his If on a Winter's Night... album.

Last Christmas. Yes, as a child of the 80s I can't help but love this song. I am not so sure about the new versions that are coming out now, but I do like Hilary Duff's version.

Good King Wenceslas. This is one you hear on the radio or anything, but growing up it was one of the songs I taught myself to play on the piano. I love the staccato words with the melodic breaks. (I love the scene where Sheldon sang it on Big Bang Theory!)

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays. I didn't even know this song until I met Jacqueline and the kids. It was their favorite, and they would sing it every year. ♥♥♥

Christmas is Coming. John Denver & the Muppets, A Christmas Together was one of my favorite Christmas specials and holiday records as I was growing up. This one always makes me smile & giggle.

Jingle Bells. Oh yes, the traditional song that bored everyone to tears! But I love this version by Barbara Streisand...

You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch. Another holiday favorite. This clip is right from the TV show...

What are YOUR faves?

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Kickin' It Old Skool Blog-A-Thon #15

Today Jamie and Shannon ask us:
Who do you love?

Well this one is way too easy! I took a photo of her just this morning...

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Everything I do is for her...

52-Week Photo Challenge: Week 16

Welcome to another photo challenge! So glad you've decided to join me in becoming a more creative photographer!

Tell me how did you all did on Red? I know there's lots of red going on around here! Don't forget to post your photo in our flickr group so we can all see how you interpreted the prompt!

This week, our challenge is extra special! I like to call it...

We've got 15 weeks behind us, today is the 15th, and.... Oh wait, those aren't the reasons!

This week, I want you to find 15 minutes of time to take at least 15 photos, but limit yourself to a 15-foot circle. Then share the best one on our flickr group, and if you'd like, make a collage (either with your own photo-editing software or at Big Huge Labs Mosaic Maker) and share that too!

Here's my favorite of the ones I took...

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I added a collage of the others to the comments at flickr on the photo above, and I will admit, after spending my 15 minutes, I decided I needed at least one more to make my collage complete... ^-^ (Antonio was not amused!)

So give it a try this week and don't forget to share it with everyone at our flickr group! You can also sign up for the reminders via email which come on Wednesdays about noon (Eastern) and Sunday mornings when I post the new challenge!

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Kickin' It Old Skool Blog-A-Thon #14

Today Jamie and Shannon say:
Grab the third book in on your top shelf of books.
Share the first sentence.

OMG I cannot believe how perfect this is! This is so perfect I am going to do a little giveaway to go with it! The first person to guess the book that this sentence is from will win a prize! Here is my sentence:

I'm going to share some hints on my facebook fan page; so hop on over there if you're interested in winning this fabulous bunny bookmark and need some clues!

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I'll be dropping hints about every hour and a half starting at 1pm Eastern until someone guesses it. Be sure to post your guesses here, because it's the only place I'll be looking!

Friday, December 13, 2013

Kickin' It Old Skool Blog-A-Thon #13

Today Jamie and Shannon say:
Share a first.

So many firsts in my life... How about my first job? I don't think I've talked about that before.

Sure I had a few babysitting jobs as a teen, but my first Real Job™ with an actual paycheck was for a company that sold magazines over the phone. I was horrible at it! Calling up people -- we went down a list from the phonebook! -- at dinner time and offering them magazine subscriptions was just not an enjoyable job for me. I don't think I even lasted two weeks before I left. I can't remember if I quit or if I was fired for doing so poorly, but I did learn that pushing sales on strangers was not the kind of job at which I would ever excell; I am way too nice.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Kickin' It Old Skool Blog-A-Thon #12

Today Jamie and Shannon ask us:
What Are Ten Things You Know For Sure?

♥ 1. I love Jacqueline.
♥ 2. Jacqueline loves me.
♥ 3. I am an artist.
♥ 4. I am a teacher.
♥ 5. My mom loves me.
♥ 6. My eyes are brown.
♥ 7. I am exhausted.
♥ 8. Life is an amazing adventure (which includes both ups and downs).
♥ 9. God is in every thing.
♥ 10. Rabbits are ADORA-BIBBLE! ^o^

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Kickin' It Old Skool Blog-A-Thon #11

Today Jamie and Shannon ask us:
What makes you weepy?

I htink it might be easier to answer the question what *doesn't* make me weepy. I *am* a woman, and a Cancer, and on the cusp, with Pisces rising, and... well let's just say I might be a tad emotional sometimes always. No really. I am tearing up just thinking about the things that make me cry!

That someone famous died, that a large number of people had something tragic happen to them (death, terrorism, natural disaster...), that stupid commercial, the oppossum/deer/raccoon/animal on the side of the road, that I stubbed my toe, that beautiful piece of music, the sunset that looks like Maxfield Parrish painted it, seeing the Rockies on the horizon, that my dad & I don't talk, that teachers yell at their students, that parents are disrespectful to their children, that stupid movie, that fleeting longing to cuddle my kitty but I can't anymore, the scent of lilacs, having to go to work, not getting called to work, that stupid song... Really I could go on, but I think you get the picture!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Kickin' It Old Skool Blog-A-Thon #10

Today Jamie and Shannon say it's time for:
Show and Tell!

This is a-MAY-zing! As a teacher I get to facilitate sharing everybody's stuff, but never get to share my own. So I am very excited by this opportunity! ^-^ Earlier this week, I shared that we got our tree, and some of you asked to see it all decorated; so I would LOVE to take this time to share it with you!

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Even though our living room is teeny tiny, it is worth having constricted pathways for a few weeks to be able to have this beautiful tree. My gift-daughter takes the gandbabies to a local tree farm to cut it themselves -- the kids love the experience -- and then bring the tree out to us -- so there's no mess in their house! LOL!

It's not decorated the most stylishly, but all the ornaments are special and mean a lot to at least one person in the family, from the ornaments handmade by little hands years ago to the ones made just last year. Our only regret is that we have only one strand of lights left! Perhaps after the holidays this year, we'll have money to pick up a bunch more for next year. ^o^

Monday, December 09, 2013

Kickin' It Old Skool Blog-A-Thon #9

Today Jamie and Shannon say:
Let's share some of our favourite movies!

As a child we went to the movies regularly; I remember seeing Fantasia and Bambi and Star Wars on the big screen. In my teens the prices started going up steeply, but I remember going to a lot of movies in the cheap theaters instead of first runs, and seeing classics like Gone with the Wind and Doctor Zhivago in the old Landmark Theater, midnight showings of Rocky Horror Picture Show (with props! in costume!) and Creature from the Black Lagoon (in 3D!) in theaters that have long since closed down and been demolished.

After moving out on my own, I just couldn't justify the cost of movies, and mostly waited until they came out on video, then DVD, and now Netflix, unless it was something I *really* wanted to see, or someone else was treating. I can probably count the number of films I saw in the theater in the last 20 years on my fingers! But at home.... When I get to work at home, I like to put on a movie or TV series and then just draw, paint, or sculpt the day away.

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Some movies I own and love to watch again & again (in no particular order):
  • Chocolat
  • Labyrinth
  • Legend
  • Better Off Dead
  • Harry Potter
  • Moulin Rouge
  • Waterworld
  • Bram Stoker's Dracula
  • The Matrix
  • Jurassic Park
Other movies I have loved (again in no particular order):
  • Young Frankenstein
  • Alice in Wonderland (2010)
  • Marie Antoinette
  • Pirates of the Carribean
  • Iron Man
  • The Night Before Christmas
  • Anything with Will Smith or Johnny Depp
  • All kinds of Disney & Pixar films
Oh and since it's the holidays and others have done the same, here are my favorite holiday films:
  • Miracle on 34th Street
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas (original cartoon or nothing)
  • Wil Vinton's Claymation Christmas
  • It's a Wonderful Life
  • Elf
  • Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer
  • White Christmas
  • Frosty the Snowman
Oh! And one more Fun Film Fact about me: I saw The Lion King in French while doing a Frech Immersion Program in Chicoutimi, Quebec! ^-^

Feel free to come play with us! Just follow this link...

Sunday, December 08, 2013

Kickin' It Old Skool Blog-A-Thon #8

Today Jamie and Shannon ask us:
Share Where You Blog!
Here it is in all it's mess! I tried to get one with me too, but they looked funny... >.<

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I just realized that gmail started sending some of my comments into my Spam Box; so if I've not replied or been over to your blog yet, don't panic! I'll have some time later today to read & reply to the ones I missed... ^-^

52-Week Photo Challenge: Week 15

WOW! Week 15!

Everyone must be crazy busy with the holidays. I know we are here!

Has anyone tried the action photos? Remember to let me know if anything is giving you trouble at all...

It's time for another COLOR CHALLENGE! This week the challenge is: RED

Just like before, look around you for the color RED. Fill your photo with it, or use it for a pop of color.

All week long, I would pass by these boring swampy places, but right along the edges were all these bushes with bright red berries all over them; I wanted to stop and take photos, but I was always either in a hurry to get to work or too tired to stop. So I was going to try for some Christmas decorations today, but then this happened...

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Ok, so there was a little posing, but she already had the outfit & hat on! ^o^ (And check that hat! She made it herself!)

So what's RED around you? Share it with everyone at our flickr group! And don't forget to sign up for the reminders via email!

Saturday, December 07, 2013

Friday, December 06, 2013

Kickin' It Old Skool Blog-A-Thon #6

Today Jamie and Shannon ask us:
Share with us your first post.

I started blogging privately on livejournal way back in 2004 at the behest of a local friend. My first posts were insanely boring & cliché.

Jan. 6th, 2004 at 10:17 PM
Isn't this exciting! Just getting a feel for it...

Always wanted one of these...


My Day, My Life, My Intro...
Jan. 6th, 2004 at 10:40 PM
So I'm new to this. No real clue what to write. Just writing to cyberland I guess...

Not much of a life right now, no job, not in school, no kids, nothing much to talk about...

I think today was an over-all good day.

I woke up, did my morning routine almost flawlessly, just a few distraction from the computer...

Met a friend for PIZZA HUT lunch - yummers! Stuffer crust rules! With the cheesycheesy crust! (Go Foamy!)

Then came home and crossed all but *1* little thing off my to-do list. But it's ok - I think I'd rather do it tomorrow anyway...

Then I found a new friend, I think, and this place... :)

So more tomorrow night, ok?


And my first posts here on blogger, 2 years later -- on my birthday!? What!? -- and a year after that were just as inane.

Check me out on LJ - http://bunnykissd.livejournal.com/
Written by Diana Bukowski at 5:44 PM

TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2007
I think I am here...
Well I have decided that as wonderful as LJ is, I need a place where I can get more exposure, and apparently this is the place. So here I am.

What's this all going to be about? I haven't quite decided yet. Possibly my drawings, crafts I make, scrapbook layouts, reviews of books, movies, music, products I use and love... anything that strikes my fancy!

So grab your beverage of choice, sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride!

But then stuff got interesting! I wrote a post for BLITEOTW! Click through this link to read the post!

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Kickin' It Old Skool Blog-A-Thon #5

Today Jamie and Shannon say:
Tell Us 10 Things About You.

I have a love-hate relationship with these kinds of lists. I love to read about other people, finding out fun little facts, but I can never think of anything fun to list for myself that isn't either obvious or I've already talked about! However, for you guys, I shall try my best!
  1. My first pets were 4 goldfish that, according to my mom, I took outside to play with one day, and that was the end of them.
  2. I used to have really vivid dreams about dinosaurs terrorizing me in my house when I was child. I would hide behind the sofa as they would play some kind of bizarre game of peek-a-boo with me. And yes, some of these "dinosaurs" looked like Dino from the Flinstones, but mostly they were pretty realistic looking (in the mind of a 70s child, at least).
  3. Even though I loved my grandmother's homegrown vegetables, I couldn't eat broccoli for a long time because I once found a large green caterpillar in some that my grandma had served me. My memory of its size is may be warped; so it might have just been a cabbage looper.
  4. Because of my own school experiences, I cannot tolerate bullying and will confront those who bully perhaps a little too passionately sometimes.
  5. I was/am a geek-wanna-be. I always crushed on the quiet guys who read comics and played D&D, and always wanted to be part of it, but I could never get into it as much they did.
  6. I always thought I would be married by 21 and have my first child by 24. I am kind of glad now that it didn't turn out that way, although I am still kind of sad about it.
  7. I hate hospitals almost to the point of panic attacks when I have to visit people in them.
  8. I used to run an online scrapbooking business and was going to open a real brick & mortar shop, but I never managed to get it going.
  9. I was diagnosed with Type II diabetes, but have been able to control my blood glucose levels with just diet & exercise changes.
  10. If someone had told me 15 years ago that I would fall in love with a woman, move into a mobile home, trade my nearly brand new truck in for a minivan, be gift-mom to five smart & beautiful children, who didn't go to school, and be the main bread-winner of the family, I would have called them utterly insane. ♥