Yeap, I remember a day when I'd rush on to post pictures of any event... but to wait days to share 'bugs' birthday is horrible!!
So our 'bug' turned 7. Her party was Saturday and it was so much fun. Of course the friends came over during the day and had use of the bounce house. I actually wanted to get a balloon guy to come to the house. While my friend was in from Tampa we went out for dinner.. he was in the place and when done with all the kids I asked him for one. LMAO he made me a tiara and scepter. Let me just say we laughed our asses off and no doubt my friend and I were the entertainment. Not obnoxious... hmmm ok maybe a little but it was funny!! But alas.. got off the subject... he wasn't available. :(
The birthday girl in all her glory. She is growing up so fast. Her stories and one liners are by far the funniest. You see that she also got her Aunt Carrie in the bounce house. LOL Tooo funny! Carrie is my niece that got married back in Oct.
Sooo 'bug' got home from having dinner with her grand parents on Friday night. Her Uncle Eric had stopped with a huge cooler full of clams on ice. Ohhh to say she was happy was an understatement. Even after a huge dinner she wanted to cook 'a couple' before she went to bed. Mom did talk her into waiting for her Uncle Eric.. and wait she did.... that is until they hit the table after being steamed. She fixes her own little mix on her plate. Me? Well I think she put too much hot sauce down so she cut it with butter.
Ahhhh and there she takes a bite. LMAO I think she ate 3 dozen herself. My tummy couldn't do that... and doesn't. I don't like clams....... well casino yes but not steamed... they sit like rocks!!
Yeap.. another tag. hehehehe Some of you may or may not know, but I'm friends with Elias Chatzoudis on facebook. I actually friended him so I could see his up and coming artwork and of course scope out other taggers work :) So anyway he came out with the football girls and I razzed him about hockey girls... not even sure if I posted this so I will keep it short. One thing led to another and we communicated privately... he promised to do at least one hockey girl. I was thrilled... but then I got greedy. He is from Greece, and I know at times the colors are off... so I sent him a link to a picture of a Sabres jersey. I knew he wouldn't be able to use the logo, but the colors... that's what I wanted. I felt bad after.. but damn didn't that precious man do it! LOL I was so excited and I told him I was doing a happy dance... hehehehe.. teasing he told me he'd like to see it. Sooo I promised him a video. NOOOOO I did not shake my bootie but I did thank him. So anyway... of course I jumped on the tube of the girl and added some color and a few pictures I took along with a video. I'm very pleased with it!!!
I have been messing with the football girls. Not all the colors will work and I am not sure I can do a Bills one, but I am playing around. I don't remember everyone's team but I have already started. I will post them here in a day or two. Hmmmm maybe more, I entered the Steelers one into a contest so I can't show it off or anything until it's over. Deadline is tomorrow so hopefully it won't take forever. I am not sure about tagging. Though the hard part is the tag itself, it still gets to be time consuming... either way something will be up .. a snag or an offer. :)
Monday, August 30, 2010
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Ok, here is the deal. I am really trying to get back into blogger.. I've even made a couple tags. LOL Not ready to do the offers ... not sure I ever will. Sitting at my computer doing them every night got old. Very old! Anyway... this is about the Photo Challenge. I've been horrible with it! I love to take the pictures but just haven't been around enough,.. Still thinking new camera and hope to do it soon! Trip to Dallas first... Whuuu huuuuuu
Sooooo I decided to enter something. No idea what I wanted.. just know I love the way it came out. Small Boat Harbor...
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Well... I started all this so I guess I best do an entry, eh? Well actually Guido started it by reminding me it was coming up. LOL I just thought it would be cool to do an entry... thought it would be cool for everyone to do one. I just did one for the first time since before Christmas. Ummm and yeap Guido again! Thanks Guido :) I guess it was the fact that I actually went back and looked at my journal. Yeap, not even sure everyone knew they got it over. I was notified while I was in the hospital with my heart. I never went to look. Sure, I scanned through it .. lots of pictures are gone. They are on photobucket so not sure why that happened but oh well, probably the size of the graphics.
Graphics... OMG.. Can you believe what I did? How many I made? Hmmmm and I will admit I thought I was pretty good ::evil grin:: Thank God they are backed up. I might rehash a few. I don't have it in me to do that every night. It was a blast but it's time to move on to something else. Ummm live the life a little more and tell it less........
So I went back through some of the entries.. it was fun. I remember things that happend to so many of you. Made me so greatful I met you all. The support you all gave me when I lost my sister. So many of you made me smile and remember... that I will never forget. Ohh and Pat's birthday is coming up. I still miss her every day. I want to pick up the phone... ::sigh:: When word spread I was sick.. OMG.. ya'll brought me to tears and let me tell you, you did help me get through it. WTF?!? throw me for a loop. Took a bit to get up and moving , then I fell. Geeeze talk about luck. But hey all is good... I'm getting back into things... and I feel great!!
Guys.... don't want to celebrate the downfall... lets celebrate the rising.. we had a blast.. if you didn't you wouldn't have stuck around :)~ Ok ok so the trolls... the drama.. but again we stayed and fought through it. I'm proud that so many of us have stayed in touch.. ok so it's facebook more now... but I sometimes think the fast jab or update lets us all know we are alive..... it's easier.. faster. I for one have missed everyone and hearing more about their life.. and I am trying to get back into the reading phase. I've done a few drive bys but not nearly enough.
Ohh and as an FYI I did purchase the Elias Football girls. The players not the cheerleaders... lol.. I am pressuring him ever so gently on Facebook... I want hockey girls too.... yeap I friended him LOL soooo ya know that means I will be doing a few tag offers. Football first so I can pimp him out... I'm even gonna enter a contest using one of his football girls... then he'll do hockey .... ya think? Lets hope
pssst I think Guido said Aug 21st is the actual date....
Saturday, August 14, 2010
I posted this on facebook and someone asked if it was the same AOL Anniversary Tag.. could be the same lighthouse, it's located at the downtown Marina. I have a ton of the shot! This I just took this summer. I loved the way the sunset was actually reflecting in the glass and along the bricks. Maybe I was feeling a bit nostalgic when I made it the other night. Maybe it was the only tools I had handy to the laptop. It's backed up, but I didn't feeling like messing with plugs. The one thing I might lose is the collection of fonts. GRRR and some of them I paid for!
I have been feeling nostalgic about JLand and Blogger. It's not the same, but I guess it's the people that make it what it is... some where along the line we lost the community over here. :( And life got in the way... so many of us had things happen that pulled us in different directions.
This is the sunset tonight. It's been overcast and so freakin humid... great summer tho! Did a lot. Just put my friend of 30+ years on a plane back to Tampa... she was here 5 weeks!! It was great, but my body isn't use to going like that. I'm old!!
Celebrated Dad's 70th back in June. He wanted a party, so he had one. It was lots of fun. Nice to see folks I've not seen in years. Some... I was still living at home when I saw them last.
Ahhh out in front on my house... all wild type flowers. Just had to add texture to it. So... dating... LOL.. I appreciated the nice words :) I am pretty sure my heart is ready... but the odd thing is my head doesn't seem to be in the same place. That sounds pretty weird.. but that is the best way I can explain it. I've said I will know it when I find it, but maybe I'm looking for something that just isn't there. Dunno will continue doing the things I love and making new friends along the way :)
Hope everyone had a fabulous Saturday!!
Friday, August 13, 2010
Awww man you guys are the bestest! You know how to make a girl feel good. With all that's been happening over the past couple years I can't believe when I got good I walked away from here. Trust me when I say it's not you, it's this place. Just not the same... and honestly I'm not the same either. My heart and soul are, but...... anyway I thank you all for friendship!
Sooo what else... life has been good. I've gone through some ups and downs in the 'love' department. Dating sucks. LOL Not sure what I want so it's hard to find someone .... I waffle. Maybe too picky.. I guess I will know it when I find it... if I keep looking. ::evil grin::
Ohhhh news flash.. my son is in the process of buying his own home. He is waiting on few things from the seller and it should all fall in place. Keep fingers crossed. He's getting antsy. Me... well I'm so damn proud of him I could bust!
Yeap I still get out and take some shots. Actually animated water today. Hmmm I've done way better but this will do for starting over ... I definitely have to get a cordless mouse.. using the touch pad isn't as easy... well it's easy but I can't manuever like I want. A little more practice.... ::grin:: I didn't realize I missed it so much.
Well this girl is off to bed,,, just wanted to get back and say thank you.. miss you guys!
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Your eyes are not playing tricks... nope they aren't.. not exactly sure what I'm doing. Seems so long since I've been here had to play a bit to figure out the whats and the hows. Geeeze, what's wrong with that picture?
So my excuse for not being here? I don't have one... not really. Just didn't have the umph to write, and unfortunately because of facebook I pretty much have the low down on folks... so I've not been visiting either ::hanging head:: sorry. Facebook just seemed easier. Blogger had been giving me fits and I didn't feel like messing with it. New laptop for a few months so I decided I'd give it a whirl. Not promising much but I'll try........
Not sure if I was thrown into life... or I jumped on my own.. either way....
I've been trying to get out and enjoy ... not sit on the computer and let it run my life. Dictate who I am. Don't get me wrong.. we all know I'm still here. Just not as much. I do miss those that are not on facebook... really I do.
Soooo... yes I'm doing great! Had the second surgery on my nose in the beginning of June. So far so good... just hoping the scar fades a bit more. The new job is excellent! I absolutely enjoy the feeling of no quivering in my tummy every morning. Being treated as a human instead of a number is great. Funny... for the 18 years I was there I didn't always feel that way. Not even sure when it started but now that it isn't there I realize it. Hmmm funny or sad?
Kids are growing so fast. Bug is a gem and truly turning into a funny little girl... can you believe she will be 7 in a couple weeks? Gage? OMG he's turning into a young man faster then I care to admit. Makes me feel old! His voice has changed... or is.. and he has a freakin 'stache!!!
My computer took a big 'ole shit... thank God everything was backed up!! I will definitely be getting it fixed.. it worked nice when my sister had her own internet and I had mine :)
I suppose it's obvious that 'tags' are on the back burner. I still play with them from time to time, but haven't bothered to offer them up... but no doubt I will.. someday. Stay tuned ::giggle:: it's an addiction remember?
If you read this.. say hello... tell me how you are... palease? Ohhh and Guido.. thanks for the nudge!!