Monthly Archives: December 2007

Photohunt – messy

Went out today to try out my new filter on the train…and realized I was standing in this very messy patch of weeds while waiting!



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I am still here! (I think!?!?)

No, I did not fall off the face of the earth…although at some moments over the last week I sure feel like I did!

Now that the cookies have been baked (lime meltaways, chocolate chocolate chip, oatmeal cranberry, sugar AND peanut butter) and candy (buckeyes for DD) have been made, on top of a loaf of chocolate bread and 2 GALLONS of caramel popcorn, kitchen cleaned for the umpteenth time, dinners eaten, presents opened, etc etc etc, I finally found myself again and have 2 minutes to sit down to write something!

Christmas was lovely.  2 of DD’s friends came to dinner and we had a good time.  Alli (dd’s friend who is Jewish and we’ve integrated fully into christmas now) LOVED her hat and mittens I knitted/crocheted for her, and oohed and aahed over them for quite some time.  Total gift list of “made” includes:

All black crochet afghan to cover the top of her queen size bed
Scrapbook of “words of wisdom from mom” which not only included advice, but favorite recipes
Photo album of pics of x boyfriend, who now is a best friend

Hat – knit
mittens – crochet

AND the train cross stitch that I’ve been working on for MONTHS (see below).  I modified it to include a diesel engine instead of a passenger car, and did a crossbuck instead of a ticket window, AND took out the little men at the bottom.  It’s the first time I’ve done x stitch in ….17? years??? and it took a lot longer than I expected, but came out beautifully. 

I got 2 new filters for my camera and a softbox, and spent some time yesterday playing with them.  Results:




Thanks for all the wonderful holiday wishes we received.  We had a great time together, which is all that matters.  Now it’s time to clean up, and look forward to a bright, and hopefully prosperous, new year. 

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Photohunt – Light



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A gracious award

I received this lovely award from Hootin Anni, she created it herself.  I am so grateful for my bloggin friends, you really make the days a lot easier!


I’m sharing this award with blogs/bloggers/friends that I truly think are a treasure to me. 

Mom Knows Everything
State of Confusion
Siani’s Potpourri
Skittles Place
And Miles to go…


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I received this very thought provoking tag from my Tammy.  Boy…she didn’t know what SHE was getting into!  lol

What did 2007 mean to you? Share your memories of 2007 with us.

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Rules :
1. Copy from “Start Copy” until “End of Copy“.
2. Before “End of Copy“, share your best memories of 2007 include your name and your URL blog.
3. Share this tag to your friends.

For me, the year 2007 had a lot of happiness (and hope for 2008). Happiness because i see my son, grow and grow day by day. I have a great husband. I met lots of new friends from around the world via blogging ^_^ – Juliana RW

The year 2007 has been a good year for me. Me and my husband had our 10th anniversary, my children are healthy, I got a new great-nephew, and I made a lot of new friends through blogging. ~ Mom Knows Everything

2007 has be a difficult, yet insightful year for me.  Lots of changes, both good and bad, but even the bad ones have made me look into myself, find strength, hope and perhaps even a bit of intestinal fortitude I never knew I had.  There were loved ones lost, friends gained, and hopefully, a sense of faith that someday, everything would be ok. ~ Baldwin’s Girl

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I’m tagging Hootin’ Anni, Natalie and Bridget

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Tag, You’re it!

Tammy over at mom knows everything tagged me with a simple meme, and it looks really fun (and easy!). 

The rule:
When you get tagged, you name the person who tagged you then tag 5 others. Copy the entire list into your post, and let’s see how big this can get!
Rachel’s Soulful Thoughts
When Silence Speaks
Dancing in Midlife Tune
Underneath it All
I am Dzoi
Hobbies and Such
moms…..check nyo
Choc Mint Girl
Amel’s Realm
My Thoughts
Rusin Roundup – Mel
Comedy Plus
Mama Pajama
Beth & Cory’s Mom
A Bit of Me
Cherished Moments with my 2 Angels
My Dogs Keep Me Sane
Skittles’ Place
Rantings of a Woman
Mom Knows Everything
Baldwin’s Girl

I’m taggin:

State of Confusion
And Miles to go…..
Ramblings of Maggie


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It was a good day.

I know…I know…I haven’t been here much this past week.  It’s been a tough week, but today, was a good day.  I’m sure it will be silly to some, but to me, it was a good day.

They opened a new Chick-fil-a in the mall today.  I like them.  Their food’s good, the people are always really nice, and well…they have a cow.  I friggin love that cow.  He’s as close as I’ll ever come to having one of my own…so I indulge.  I’ve been anxious to see him for the last couple days, and today I did!   Apparently the cow wanted to have his photo with Santa, and vice versa, so we did.  I decided THIS would be my holiday photo this year, because it’s the first time I’ve been really really happy in a very long time.  So, without further delay, here’s my 2007 holiday photo!  lol!

You gotta admit, it’s unique and pretty dang cute!!!

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