Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Abstract Photography Wednesday ~ People, Places and Things

Take any photograph....apply some filters and a few layers and wala!!  Altered or Abstract Photography!  Sounds simple; but, you have to add some spices and finishing garnish.  Ha!

Here is my photos for this Wed....

For these I used filters and collage.  Enjoy!\\

Stop by Nature Footsteps to view the other entries...always entertaining!  Fabulous photos!

Have a magical and blessed day!

PS...I can't access my blog reading lists....Blogger says I have no blogs to read???  WTH????
I will be by to see you all soon!


Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Random Tuesday ~ Blood, Pain and Moving!


 Random Tuesday is always creative and fun and sometimes...shocking!! Ha!  So make sure you take some of your moments and visit Stacy at Stacy Uncorked and read the other Randoms...always entertaining!

Last week, here, was kind of....well...blah!  I did all that housework stuff...kind of catching up on stuff since I had been sick.  I am feeling much better by the way.  Thanks for all the well wishes!

Also, last week I had to get a  blood test...which included a 12 hour fast!  Yuck!  Me and blood tests...not buds!  My veins are tiny and uncooperative...the fasting went fine.  But the blood test...well, 8 pokes blood!  I didn't even bleed when they took out the needles!  Ha!  So I had to go to a Lab!  Sigh! 

Had to do the 12 hour fast....again!  Off to the Lab!  Went to Quest Diagnostics on Montgomery Blvd. in Albuquerque.  The place was clean and the staff very friendly and professional.

But I am nervous...thinking how many pokes this time?  Oh I have my name called and off I go.  I meet the Lab Tech, her name is Vickie!  Professional and clean...seemingly organized!  We get back to the room and she directs me to THE CHAIR!!  You know the one?  Ha!  I sit down and tell her the bad news.  "I am a hard stick."  She says, "Oh dear!  But no worries...we will do our best!"  So we begin...she searches and searches both arms and after about five minutes decides on a place on my arm that usually is never chosen.  Oh she cleans the area and gets a regular needle.  What?  They always use Butterflies with me!  Always!  So I mention my concern...she says let's try this first.

She approaches the location...I feel my veins begin to dive for cover!  In goes the needle...and blood start rolling into the tube!!!  What?  Seriously?  Blood?  Coming out?  I am in shock!  She has four tubes to fill and it happened in about one minute!!  I leave with my mouth hanging open and giddily say thank you. 

I get a call yesterday that the clinic has the results!!  What?   Usually it takes at least ten days!!  Suffice it to say...I big heart Quest!  Will definitely go back in the future! 

A fabulous sunrise, caught two mornings ago!

Sunday night we received 5 inches of snow!  Whoopee!  How thrilling that they closed I-40 going east bound all the way from Albq., to the Texas border!!!!!!  West bound was travel at your own risk!  And I had a dental appt.!  Great!  John left for work two hours later...he said there was absolutely no snow on the ground in Albq.!!  Figures!  So we, in the East Mountains show up a little late and they wonder what the problem is!  Ha!

Would you believe I-40 is still closed...come to find out...the Texas Hwy. Patrol asked us to close down to keep traffic from traveling within their freeway system.  They really got hammered!

I got to the DDS around my city was dicey in the early A.M.; but when I problem. 

So, I am going to the dentist (actually an oral surgeon) because my gums are extremely tender and my dentist cannot find a reason for the pain.  This has been going on for over six months!! sore....hard to eat...flossing is very painful....brushing is no picnic...and a tooth cleaning by dentist??  Ack!!  Excruciating!!  They have to numb my gums!  So.......

See this new dentist...Dr. Steven Traub!  Nice and friendly and he sets about trying to see a reason for the pain.  Gums...healthy and clean.  Teeth...intact and see no problems there!  Wisdom teeth...gone!  Tongue and mouth...healthy.  Hmmmmm!!  He looks at me, after several minutes of questions and says, "I have no idea!!"  Huh?   Ha!  He says I am in the land of the "obscure".  So after many more questions, we decide on pain relief....he prescribes antidepressent that is good for pain relief!  Okay...I will give it a try.  And he also tells me to get Gly-oxide!  A gel you put on your gums.  Also for pain relief.  Is this an answer?  No!  But I will continue to play along for another four weeks and see what happens. 

I have changed toothpaste, twice, and only gargle with warm salt water.  I now use Arm and Hammer Baking Soda whitener!  Sigh!  This is all getting old, but what is a person to do?  Everyone is trying!  Ha!

Last week was also a time of BIG decisions...Dr. John's Company wants him to set up the office in Las Cruces, New Mexico...sooner rather than later.  Soooooo...we are going to move in the spring or early summer of 2014!  Wow!  One year!!!  I look around my house, with all the stuff!  Yikes!  I have a lot to do! 

We have wanted to move to Cruces but have been waiting for the housing market to get better.  It really hasn't but we will see now.  I hope to have some money to get a new place...Ha!!  Will keep you posted.

That's it for me!  Hope all is well with you?  And make sure you stop by Stacy's and see what's up!

Have a magical, creative and pain-free week!
Hugging you,

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Silent Saturday ~ Up Close and Personal!

Sometimes you have to back up and take a second look....a change of scenery can bring a whole new prospective....or looking at a different time of day....or with a changing light.  Brings a whole new image...

Another look...

Look again...

And last but not least...

If things look unclear...look again...or back up and look at a different angle...with a different take!
It can transform your image...and your situation!

Have a magical and blessed day!
Hugging you

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Photo Art Friday ~ Connections!!

Photo Art Friday

Make sure and stop by Pixel Dust Photo Art and see the other responses to this weeks challenge....Connections/Connecting!!

Here are some of my responses to this challenge...


Have a creative and imaginative day!
Hugging you

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Abstract Photography ~ Beads, Sunset and Stained Glass!

Make sure and  stop by Nature's Footsteps to see the other responses' to this month's challenge.  We are to look through our photo's and find those that you can play with...abstract!  I try to maintain the original image and just take it as far as I can. 

Here is my take on it.....

Have a magical and blessed day!
Make it creative and imaginative!!
Hugging you

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Random Tuesday ~ beads, flu and another girls' day out!


 Yes! You heard right! Ha! Another girls' day out. This time it was for a manicure and pedicure!! And then lunch. The added bonus...???...we had a chauffeur! Dr. John came along to drive and get himself a pedicure as well as lunch at our fav place...Bravo!!

Cheri, Louise and Alice

Dr. John

My feet!!

Louise at the dryer!

Oh, and by the way!  Louise is going to be 100 years old this year!  Wow!  She looks fantastic and no cane or walker for her!  She is amazing!!

At Bravo!!  Ahhhh...good Italian food...but we had some things from their brunch menu...mistake...LOL!  Should of ordered lasagna like Alice, Cheri and Louise did!!  Dr. John and I were disapointed!  Sigh!



Alice at dinner

Last week I talked about the classes I took during the bead show!  Well, here are some of the sights at the actual Bead Show  in Tucson!!

Dr. John and some large geodes!!


And here are the beads that I purchased...can't wait to use them.  Ha!

And then there is the flu!!  I think it loves me!  Ha!  I am still being plagued with a sore throat and an earache!!!  Sucks....esp. since I will probably have to see the doc again.  Three times is a charm...prayers have gone before me....three times is a charm!!.

Make sure and stop by and visit Stacy at Stacy Uncorked and see the other Random thoughts being bantered about!!

Have a magical and blessed day!
Hugging you

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Silent Saturday ~ Girls' Day Out!!

Time with friends...Priceless!!

Have a magical and blessed day!
Hugging you