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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Random Tuesday ~~ And all that jazz!!



Well golly gee!!  I have over 100 followers and over 200 posts!!  That should equal a giveaway, don't you think????  I sure do!  So I will!

An original painting from Diane Duda!!!  And it is gorgeous!!  It is painted on a wood panel and is ready to hang!  Signed, of course!  Here is a pic of it....






Isn't she the most adorable??  I just knew I had to have her for my giveaway.   Just one rule...leave a comment and your email address!!  That is it.  You don't have to bring in your sister or brother...don't have to follow me (but I am worth following if I do say so myself)...just one comment.  I will draw the name (yes from a hat) on August 4th!  That is my mom's 82 birthday!!  So we will celebrate this way.  Good luck!

Today is a big day!!  Dr. John and I have been married 36 years today!  How about that?  And we are still the best of friends and I just love him so much!  He is the best!!!!!  Happy Anniversary honey!!


This pic taken New Years' Eve!  Wow!  Have I changed a lot since then!!  Ha!!  Much smaller now!  We will have to take a new photo soon!!

Some one, on the internet, like on a blog...posted this picture.  The photo makes me weak in the knees.  It looks like a painting and I just love it.  I forgot I saved it and I just came across it.  It is gorgeous and here it is....



Isn't it to die for?  Such a precious little girl...so whoever took this...let me know??  You took one fabulous picture here!!!  Kudos!!

It has been raining off and on for four days now!  For all of us in New Mexico..that is a gift from heaven!!  We always need rain and this has been wonderful!  My plants are so happy.  I may have tomatoes yet!!  I have three on the vine in my Topsy Turvy Planter.  I will show pics as soon as it stops raining!!  Ha!  Also, wait until you see my pumpkin plant!!  OMG!!  It is HUGE!!

149 pounds and 4 miles a day!!!  I am beginning to impress myself!!  LOL!!  One year and five months ago I couldn't walk down my driveway!  If I went any where that required a lot of walking; we/I used a wheelchair!!!!!!  Walking from the living room to our bedroom I would get so short of breath!!  I have asthma and all that weight made it so much worse!  And now...look at me!!  Wheeeeeeeee!  81 pounds to go!  And I want to add one more mile!  This is totally cool!

I am reading Mary Higgins Clark, "The Shadow of your Smile".  So far, the book has kept my interest.  It is great for an out on the lounge chair, soaking up the sun, book!!

Remember those red shoes from Avon?  Well I have been wearing them a lot!!  And they are 2.5 inch wedge heels.  If you call recall; I was practicing with 2.5 inch heels at the beginning of the year and having all kinds of trouble.  Ha!  Couldn't keep my balance.  Well the wedges and me are doing fine!  No wobble!!!  Sweet!!!!

I think this is enough Randomness this time around!!  Besides, Dr. John and I are going to have a (wild) romantic evening together so I must get ready.  You know...chill the wine...get out some candles....chill the glasses...take a nice long bubble bath...wear that special perfume!!  So much to do..so little time!  Bye for now!

Have a magical and blessed day!
Hugging you
SueAnn

PS.  Don't forget to visit Keely at The Un Mom for more wonderful Randomness!  And give it a try yourself!!

PPS.  Oh goodie!  Thanks to Hilary of Smitten Image...I found out who the photo belongs too!!
It is Andrew Dorokhov.  Clink on this link and it will take you to his blog!!!  His work is amazing!!!

33 comments:

Rayna M. Iyer said...

Happy Anniversary SueAnn. You have been married almost as long as I have been in the world- and I can see you are as much in love now as you would ever have been.

Congratulations, and hugs.

Diane said...

First of all, Happy Anniversary! And much congratulations on your weight loss and exercising. This has to be one of the hardest and most disciplined thing that a person can do--so you have my applause!

Brian Miller said...

happy anniversary...that is awesome. i hope you have agreat day celebrating together...nice giveaway...put me in.

Sharon's Cottage Quilts said...

Oh SueAnn, I'm so proud of you!! So many wonderful events to celebrate! This is just HUGE!! Happy Anniversary Sweetie, and Congratulations on your incredible weight loss and excersise "Stick-to-itness!" Wow~~! You are an Incredible Woman Friend!!
Hugs~Sharon

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! You two are just beaming in that picture! And way to go on the weight loss and miles! You ROCK! :)

I love Mary Higgins Clark - her books usually keep my interest, too. ;)

What a fun giveaway - count me in, please! :)

RTT: Dinosaurs, Geodes and a Scenic Moth

black cat said...

hello from the sangre de cristos! i agree, the rain has been blessed! happy anniversary, and congratulations on your accomplishments! sounds to me like you are doing a great job with sta ying true to a goal, such a challange, but so rewarding! i do enjoy your blog, please count me in for your giveaway! many blessings, chella

Diva Kreszl said...

congratulations on so many levels! posts and followers, anniversary and weight loss and a healthy you! You have had an amazing year, you go girl!!! please do count me in on your very generous giveaway, I am indeed a follower and I love Diane Duda's work :)

Michele said...

Happy Anniversary!!! 36 years is a real milestone. And, your weight loss is amazing, congrats on that. And, the painting is too cute. Pick me! Pick me!

Judy said...

Happy Anniversary...
Happy Anniversary...
Happy Anniversary...
Happy Anniversary...

Wow so much...an anniversary...weight lost...a giveaway...wow...include me in your giveway...

Joanie M said...

First and foremost, Happy Anniversary!

Love your giveaway painting! It's adorable and would look lovely in my family room! :)

Love love love the photo of the little girl! I hope you find the owner of the photo!

Incredible job on the weight loss! Keep up the fantastic work! You are an inspiration!

ellen abbott said...

Happy anniversary. We have our 35th coming up in August.

And I'm so happy for you and your progress.

Bossy Betty said...

Happy Anniversary! Hope you have a wonderful time celebrating. Tell Dr. John to take it easy on that special perfume.

Congrats on 100 followers! Woooooo!!!!

deb said...

Happy Happy Blessed Anniversary. And enjoy many more wonderful random love filled years.

Congrats on the health progress. That's so fabulous.

thanks for the opportunity to win that incredible painting, although I'm not in the US so the cost of shipping probably makes this prohibitive,

have a great evening.

Kristina P. said...

What a lovely painting!

happy anniversary!

sands14@juno.com

Jenn said...

SueAnn... You're amazing!!!!!!! All your followers love how open and honest you've been! Your progress on your weight loss is definitely an encouragement to me too!!! Congrats on it all!!!!! xoxo, Jenn :)

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Happy Anniversary, SueAnn! 36 years is something to be proud of!

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Bernie said...

Happy Anniversary and many more. You sound so happy......:-) Hugs

Sandra said...

This is me following (Even though you said we didn't have to, I wanted to) and this is also me hoping to win the giveaway. Even though I can't even win a bubblegum in the candy machine, here is my email: fancythatpartyplanning@gmail.com

Julie's blog log said...

What brilliant news, you both so close, this is so beautiful to read.
You keep going girl with your diet, you'll be slim and fit!
Your beautiful!

All my love!

Julie

Indrani said...

Wish you a very happy Anniversary! :)
Hugs!!!

Sarah said...

Happy anniversary! I hope it was a wonderful evening with good food and whatever other goodness you desired!

That's a cute painting, and I've been to Diane's blog (duda daze) and seen her etsy shop, her work is so delightful and the fact that her last name is Duda always makes me smile... mostly because my mother's last name is Duda, and therefore I had a Grandma & Grandpa Duda... and I always kind of wonder if we're like shirttail cousins 45 times removed or something.
: )

Anyway, congrats on the progress & the rain! We've had a heatwave here recently, only punctuated in the middle of the night by storms and hot & humid to the hilt by the time daylight rolls back around. To have a simple rainy afternoon would be fabulous!

Janny said...

Happy anniversary and congrats with your weight lost also Sue Ann;o)
You are worth following and pff you can do everything, I love your digital work!

ethelmaepotter! said...

I think you look beautiful in your anniversary picture, and another happy one to you and Dr. John!

Continued congratulations on your weight loss. I only wish I could be going that route with you. Not that I CAN'T, I realize - just too lazy right now to get my big old butt back into diet mode.

I scrolled on down and found your unpublished works - absolutely gorgeous! I adore the first one - the reflection of the hat in the water looks like a beautiful moth!

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

First Happy Anniversary and I love your randomness. Makes me think of how we all have conversations...well me at least.
Congrats on the weight loss too!
xxx
Carole

She Writes said...

Look at you go! :)

Joanna Jenkins said...

Wow, so much to celebrate today! First and foremost-- Congratulations on your continued good health! YOu rock.

Happy Birthday to your Mom and Happy Anniversary to your and your sweet hubby. And 100 Followers and 200 Posts is BIG! Congratulations all around!

Please count me in on your giveaway! Diane's painting is wonderful :-)

Cheers, jj

SandyCarlson said...

She is very adorable. We are blessed by your presence in the blogosphere.

La Donna Welter said...

Happy Anniversary, My Friend! : D
And, give a BIG hug to your Emma for me!
Hugs,
LaDonna

TechnoBabe said...

Oh MY God, you are having a giveaway and I don't have to donate blood to be in it. I hardly ever enter any giveaways because it is just so darned complicated and I do not do facebook or twitter. This is a darling piece of art. So just because your giveaway is an honest giveaway and not a scheme to get more customers, Hooray to you.
My email is codacici at gmail.com Happy Anniversary to you and Dr John. Best wishes to you two lovebirds. I am glad your area is getting much needed rain. We get lots of rain here and it is great.
Congratulations to you on your taking care of yourself. Your weight loss and exercise is a good example to me and hubby. I have lost some but am working on it more proactively lately and beginning to feel better. Yes I remember the red sandals and thought they look so comfy. And red!! Great color. I want to hear all about the anniversary dinner together. Well, not all about, well you know. Hugs.

Hilary said...

Congrats to you.. for your anniversary.. and your great weight loss. What an accomplishment for both!

The photograph belongs to photographer Andrey Dorokhov at http://andrey-mypictures.blogspot.com/2010/03/day-32-in-expectation-of-spring.html I featured him in one of my Posts of the Week and I believe that's how you found him. I'm certain that he would appreciate that attribution in your blog post (and quite possibly requesting his permission to use it) as he certainly deserves the wonderful credit. It's a beauty, isn't it?

imbeingheldhostage said...

Happy Anniversary!!!

I'm so glad you're not requiring a brother and sister, mine are really stubborn.

That picture was amazing and so now I have to go see who this guy is who has such an incredible eye.

Jill said...

OH Happy (belated) Anniversary!! Hope you had a fabulous day! So much for you to be proud of - well done on it all!

AND you're hosting such an amazing giveaway too - with that fabulous painting! I'd love to be in with a chance of winning that gem!!

jillinamillion@y7mail.com