Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Random Tuesday ~ to the music!!!

Yes!  We are dancing around here.....38 years!!  You heard right....Dr. John and I have been married for 38 years!  Woot!!  Woot!!   (breaking into some moves)   We went out to eat at Red Lobster...yum!  Coconut shrimp and a salad  and can you say drool!!!  Delish!!

We were married on July 27, 1974 in Columbus, Ohio.  Pastor Bob Graetz presiding.  Bob marched with Martin Luther King on many occasions.  A wonderful man and friend.  We were surrounded with friends and family...with a small reception in the church.

This week have been working on another outdoor sign for Cheri's Studio.  It was peeling quite a bit and the image was fading away.  So I sealed it and re-worked it.  We will hang it back on her fence this week and I sure hope she likes it.

Kind of done in folk painting style.  That is the design that was already on the I just freshened up the colors and altered the right side with flowers.  The original shirt was too large! it is.

Went to see the surgeon this past week...still healing...sigh!!  Also, pain near the wound started!  So he put me on antibiotics.  This has turned into a longer ordeal that I thought!!  Oh well...I am feeling good and that is all that counts.

Dentist appointment today...time to clean the ole toofers.  Can I say that I hate to go to the dentist.  Pain of some sort is usually involved so I never look forward to going.  Our dentist is good and really sweet...but he is still a DENTIST!!  Ha!!

Dr. John has some of his US Mint Proof Sets up got auction right now on EBay!!  Some are silver proof sets.


This is an example...just in case you are curious or interested.

Kind of a slow week this past week...still recovering from grandparents camp!!  Ha!!  They had a blast though and so did we!!

Still no is so dry and dusty around here.  Remember last year I planted 70 trees?  Well, they are dying left and right.  Sniff!  We water as best we can...but nothing beats a rain.  So prayers or rain dances are much appreciated.

Today is also craft day with Cheri...have a lot of creating to do!!  Art show in November!!  And this is almost August!!  Oh my!  Summer is passing us by!  Waaaaaaaa!!!!!    Seems I have missed the whole summer thingy!!  Well, I am going to enjoy what is left...that is for sure.

Summer re-do!  Going to be working on our hot tub patio.  Needs some sprucing up for sure.  So that is the plan for this weekend.  Will take pics along the way!

My oldest granddaughter, Lisa, is coming for a visit for the weekend.  Going to do some sightseeing and shopping and eating...sounds wonderful, doesn't it??  You are welcome to join us!!

 Isn't she gorgeous...we are going to have a blast.  Her sister is bringing her so I get to see the second oldest as well...Cassie!!  Woot!!

 We had some interesting visitors this weekend on our patio...

Aren't they something?  The variations in color and texture are amazing!!

Not much else to share this week.  I will take pics of our sight seeing, etc. with Lisa.  Oh!  And the patio.  So until next week...

Make sure you stop by Stacy's and Stacy Uncorked and see the other Randomizers and what they are up too!  Always interesting!!

Have a magical and blessed week!
Hugging you


Saturday, July 28, 2012

Silent Saturday ~ Part 114th!!

I saw some amazing sunrises and sunsets this week!!

And some sunsets...

You can breath now!!  Ha!

Have a magical and blessed day!
Hugging you


Friday, July 27, 2012

Photo Art Friday ~ Impossible Pairings!!

Photo Art Friday

Impossible parings....that is the challenge! So I tried a few different photos! Here is the first one...

original pic

original pic

blended the two original pics
blended and filtered again

Make sure and stop by Pixel Dust Photo Blog and see the wonderful pairings.  Very cool!!

Have a imaginative and creative day!
Hugging you


Thursday, July 26, 2012

Flower Art Friday ~ All about red!!


Today, the suggested challenge is to post pics that have to do with the color red... Let's see what I can do...shall we?

Then I played with the image...

I also have a roses

Then I played with it too,,,Ha!!

Make sure and stop by LeAnne's Blog and see the wonderful "red" photos of flowers.  So beautiful.

Have a magical and blessed day!
Hugging you


Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Natures' Footsteps ~ All about water!!

Yes the challenge this day is water shots!!  Though totally dry around me, I have to work hard to find water!!

Here is my entries!!

Make sure and stop by Nature's Footsteps and see the other "water" shots,

Have an imaginative and creative day!
Hugging you


Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Texture Tuesday ~ Outdoor Edition


This weeks challenge is too take an outdoor shot and using one of Kim's fabulous textures and produce a piece.

 Here is what I started with...

Here the image is with one texture...

Here it is with red filter as well as three others..

The filter  of Kim's that I used was....


Kim Klassen Cafe is open for business...stop on by and add your texturized photos!!

Have a magical and blessed day!
Hugging you

Natures' Footsteps ~ Bio - Ma ~ Flowers and Macro

The challenge today is flowers in Macro!! So my Calla Lilys have begun to bloom, so let's see what I can get here!!

I just love Calla's!!

Visit Nature's Footsteps and see the other offerings on this challenge!!

Have a creative and imaginative day!
Hugging you

Random Tuesday ~ Grandparents Camp

Well another successful summer of grandparents camp has been completed...and I am exhausted!!  Ha!!
But we had a blast!! 

First stop....Park Inn Radisson in Albuquerque....Water Park

lee jr.

dr. john and lee jr.

lee jr. surfing

Next stop....Trolley Ride in Old Town..

Some of the sites on our trip around Albuquerque...

rt. 66

bldg. murals

arch. bairn  

view of downtown

old rail yards

Third stop....Hinkle Game Center...

go carts  lee jr.

This was a firat for both of them behind the wheel of a powered motor vehicle!!  Yikes!!

They also did the water boats and putt putt!!  Then we played games...oh my!!  Lee Jr. won the jackpot....5000 tickets!!


Fourth stop...,.Gun Range,...

Dr. John and Lee Jr. went shooting.  Lee's first time with something other than a BB gun.  They used a 22 and Lee did wonderfully.  Bulleye more times than not!!  Woot!!

Of course there was food...yum to Mexican fare.,.,.


lee jr.

Fifth stop...Ball Game...Albuquerque Isotopes..

Lee jr..also went to Nobels Game Room and played in a tournament.  He won round one and two..but Dr. John said...Let's go!!  Sooooo, they left.  Dr. John said they would have gone on and on.  He was tired out...LOL!!!

Kids are back home now...grandma is in bed and grandpa had to go back to work!!  Sigh!!

Hope you enjoyed this pic heavy tour of New Mexico!!

Make sure you stop by Stacy's of Stacy Uncorked and see what other randomizalations have occured!!
Thanks for stopping by!

Have a magical and blessed day!
Hugging you