Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Abstract Wednesday ~ Ordinary and Close-Up!

My focus this week for Abstract Wednesday was to take the ordinary and focus...close up!!  Here is what I came up with....

barrel rings


outdoor light

wood I - beams

electrical pipe

Make sure to pop over to Nature Footsteps and see the other Abstract Photos!  Some wonderful pieces there! 

Have a creative and imaginative day!
Hugging you


Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Random Tuesday ~ Packing, Traveling and Food!


 Random Tuesday strikes again!! This will be short and sweet! I am packing and preparing to go to Las sight-see while Dr. John attends a conference.  Who knows....I might find a nice house??  Remember we are moving there next early planning in the works! 

My granddaughter, Emma showed up last night, visiting from Gallup!  Her and her boyfriend had just purchased a new car!  Well, new for them.  A 2004 red Mustang! And a  really pretty red too!  They are so proud!  They obtained it all on their own!  Their first car.  They are planning a wedding for next June!  So they are also in the planning stages!  Fun.

Pretty huh???  Both the car and the couple!!

Saturday, two other of my granddaughters visited and we met for lunch at B.J.'s Brew House and Ribs.  Fun place and nice lunch.  I had pulled BBQ pork sandwich!!!!   Appetizers were consumed as well.  Pot Stickers and Hot and Spicy Wings!  Yummers!  Dr. John didn't come because he is battling a terrible chest cold!!  So I left him home, in bed!  Poor guy...he is miserable!!



Sunday got the nails and toes done with Cheri....ahhhhhhh..relaxing!  Then off to shop at Macy's.  They have a huge sale going on.  I got a fabulous skirt in a beigey-green and a green and cream striped top.  Also got a pale yellow and black print top to go with the skirt as well.  Woot!  I don't usually buy skirts but this was so forward and all that jazz!  Ha!  Cheri purchased a really cute black and white summer shirt waist dress!  Also very nice.  Then we went to lunch in the mall court.  Chicken Teriyaki!  Another yummerzzzz!

Enameling tales....


So at weekends' end I had half a pulled pork sandwich and 1/2 of the teriyaki!  Dr. John was a happy boy!

My good friend Alice is coming Wed. to clean the house and house sit!  Yeah!  While we are in Las Cruces!  Then when we return, which is Sat., I unpack and pack again to go to Ohio!  Sunday in the air all day...especially nowadays with the delays in air travel!  Sigh! 

Sunday, arrive at mom's.  Sister-in-law, Patti, picking me up from the airport and delivering me to mom's house.  Thanks Patti!! 

Mom's surgery is Monday.  She is getting her whole shoulder replaced.  OUCH!  I will be staying with her and attempting to care for her.  I say attempting because right now, she is all worried about what I will do when I am there.  Will I have enough to eat?  Will I be comfy in the guest bedroom?  Etc., Etc.!  Ha!  That's mom for you!

Anyway, next Tuesday Random will be on hold since I will be in the hospital with mom.  She doesn't want me to stay with her...but I never did listen well!  Ha!  I will let you all know how she does the following week.  Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers.  Thanks!

I will return home on May 12th as long as all goes well.  Six years ago, she got her hip replaced!  She was bowling in two weeks!!  Sheesh!

Scenic shot....


Well, that is it for me.  Make sure and visit Stacy at Stacy Uncorked!  Plenty of Zombie Tales and the like going on over there!  Endlessly entertaining!  So get your Random on and go!!!!

Have a magical and blessed day!
Hugging you


Saturday, April 20, 2013

Silent Saturday ~ A Study in Plain!

Today I will not dress up in color...I will become a shadow....but I will not blend in!  A study in a monotone....!

Color is so seductive that it is hard to appreciate the monotone pieces.  Enjoy!!

Have a magical and blessed day!!
Hugging you

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Abstract Wednesday ~ Color holds a mystery!

This week, stop over and visit Nature Footsteps and see the newest entries for the challenge of taking a photo and creating an abstract with it.  This is actually quite a undertaking and I love it.

My ideas for this week are.....

My abstract the image as much as possible and still maintain it's structure.  Here color is definitely the main component.  Next week, I will try a more monochromatic pallet.

Have a creative and imaginative day!
Hugging you


Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Random Tuesday ~ Prom, Pain and Ahhhh!


It is that time again!! Prom dress shopping!!  Always fun and an excellent time spent with family!  This time it is for my youngest granddaughter, Georgia Rose (Jo). 

She wasn't sure what she wanted so off we went to David's Bridal.  Their selection wasn't a little lean this year.  Sigh!  So we traveled to the Mall which is just down the road from David's.  First order of business, LUNCH!  Yummmmmmm...shrimp teriyaki!  Then J. C. Penney...oh dear.  Most dresses where for size 2, 3 and 4!  You have got to be kidding!! we went again.  This time we found a place called  Expressions!  So many gowns.....prom heaven.   She found many that were her size and many that she liked!  Good!

The owners of the store were friendly and helpful and did a lot of the hand work, such as beading and such!  Anywho, she tried on several and finally found her dress!!  So beautiful!  And not beaded at all!  Surprise!  Here are some pictures...

not the one


so many to see

not this one

by golly..this one she likes


so many to little time


Thursday, saw the Oral Surgeon.  Biopsy news!  And the report is in...I have Lichen Planus which is loosely related to a form of Lupus.  Great!  It is an auto immune disease...and treatment recommended by Dr. Traub is to try steriods!  Great again!  So a low dose steriod will begin and slowly increase until pain stops.  Sigh!  Doesn't sound promising does it.  So the search goes on in a way!

Saturday, Dr. John and I received a treat from Cheri....well actually we had received this wonderful gift for Christmas.  An one hour massage each!!!  Ahhhhhh!  So off we went to meet with Gina of WindSpirit Massage...and what a wonderful time.  Gina is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!  Magic hands for sure.  So magic that we were worthless for the rest of the day!  Ha!  We came home and slept until 7PM.  Then we went to bed at 9PM and slept until 8AM!!!  OMGeeeee!  Did we need that or what???  Ha!!  Thank you Cheri and thank you Gina!!

On the 24th of this month, we are going to Las Cruces...John to attend a conference and give a talk at to look around at houses and such!  I am excited!!  Alice is staying at my house to keep an eye on it!  Thanks Alice!

Then I no longer get back from Cruces and the 28th I hop on a plane...Southwest...and fly out to Columbus, Ohio!  My mom in having surgery on the 29th and I am going to lend a helping hand.  She lives in Lancaster, Ohio which is south of Columbus.  My sweet sister-in-law, Patti and brother Mark will be picking me up from the airport!!  And taking me to Lancaster...thank you guys!!

Mom is having her entire shoulder replaced!  OUCH!  She insisted that she could handle this on her own!  Ha!  That's my mom...85 years young and fiercely independent!  She looks like she is 55!!

Mom and my grandson

Gorgeous isn't she?

Well that is it for me.....make sure and stop by Stacy's at Stacy Uncorked and see what Randomness is occurring there!  Always entertaining!

I would like to close with prayers and good, positive thoughts for all those that were touched by the unconscionable violence in Boston!!!!!  I am unable to find the words that adequately state my shock and horror about this!!  Lord, please send healing and comfort to all those in need!

Have a blessed and safe day!
Hugging you


Monday, April 15, 2013

The Vent ~ A challenge!

The challenge was offered by She Who Carries Camera!  A take a fresh look at heating and cooling vents!  So I approached this in a painterly fashion.

Here are my offerings....

Now I have shown you the stains on my vents...ha!!!   Anyway..this was fun.  Stop over and see the other entries to this challenge.  She Who Carries Camera

Have a wonderful and creative day!!
Hugging you