Monday, February 27, 2012

Feb. 27

Playing with white balance and saturation levels on a picture  of some bling on a scrapbook layout going into my Bermuda album.  

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Feb 25 and Feb 26

Hope everybody has had a great weekend.  Tonight is Oscar night, and right now Dave and I are watching them.  Commercial break and I am posting this real quick.  

Good weekend so far, went out for dinner last night with Dave.  Today was a day home, to regroup and get some laundry and cleaning done.  And some time in my craft room.  

This is a picture I took of a page in my art journal, watching paint dry.  So exciting. LOL

The challenge on the Picablog this week is exposure, playing around with ISO, shutter speed and aperture.  While watching the Oscar`s red carpet program I decided to play around and get some shots of the projector screen.  I love this one of the crowd walking the red carpet.  

Friday, February 24, 2012

I am back!!!

Whoops, I fell off the project 365 wagon, but I am climbing back on.  Life and such got in the way, working on starting up my Stampin' Up!! business, making changes to my other blog, including address which is now .  

But as with everything in life, when you let the ball drop or stumble on a goal, you get back up and keep going.  

Here are a few updates going in my life.

Dave and I went to the Rotary Club of Cambridge Sunrise annual Valentine's ball in Cambridge.  Dave was the emcee, and is incoming President of the club.  It was a fabulous night, I got to wear a new dress and new shoes.  And best of all Dave won a pair of diamond earrings in his champagne glass.  It is part of their fundraising efforts for the evening, for $20 you can buy a glass of champagne, in the bottom of the glass is a pair of earrings.  But only one glass has a pair of actual diamonds, the rest are cubic zirconia.  And Dave won!!!  And since he doesn't have his ears pierced and has no desire to do so, I was the supportive wife and took them off his hands for him. :)  

This picture Amanda took of Dave and I on our way out the door for the evening.

Also going in our life, is purging purging and purging of clutter and more clutter that has accumulated over our 20 odd years together.  We are currently purging the furnace room which is a bit of a mess from water damage repair from a leaky Kitchen sink drain, and getting ready for renovations as we will be moving our laundry room to this area.  I found our box of honeymoon and wedding memorabilia and found this letter which is a piece of history.  For our honeymoon in 1992 we did a Baltic Sea cruise with Royal Caribbean, and one of our ports was St. Petersburg, Russia for two days.  AMAZING!!  Russia was still part of the U.S.S.R at the time (hadn't dissolved yet) and we had to get Visas in order to visit Russia (this was the only port where we had to have extra documentation besides our passports to visit).  I found a package of letters from Soviet Union consulate outlining our application process, and what we had to be aware of (lots of rules).  Unfortunately we had to turn in our visas as we boarded our ship on the last day of our visit, but we kept everything else.  And this is not something I am planning to get rid of.

Monday was Family Day here and a day off from school and work.  The weather was absolutely gorgeous, and we decided to load up kids and dog for a hike over at Dryden Tract.  We had so much fun and for me being the earthy girl that I am, it really helped to clear the cobwebs from my head and ground me for another week ahead.  And of course, as you can tell by the picture, Dalwhinnie thought it was a pretty awesome excursion as well.  LOL

As I mentioned earlier, I am starting up my Stampin Up!! business, and last night was a shoe box swap at Denise's (my team leader).  This is the card I designed and made for the swap.  You can read about it on my Running with Scissors blog and Denise's blog as well. 

And final picture is of the roses Dave gave me for Valentine's day.  Aren't they gorgeous!!!  I am spoiled by my husband.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Day 33, 34, 35, 36

I'm baaack.  LOL  It has been a busy but good weekend.  These next four pics I would like to call Happines is:

Day 33:  Happiness is crafting at Denise's team meetings,

Day 34: Taken with my iphone.  Happiness is hot chocolate at Starbucks

Day 35:  Happiness is a new pair of shoes.

Day 36:  Happiness is a moonlit night.  Almost a full moon too!!!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Day 32

Day 32 - Daniel showing the Science fair judges his Eddy Current experiment.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Day 29, 30, 31

Things have been a little crazy around here, Laura has been writing exams, she wrote her last two Monday.  And my washer died.  So our dirty underwear has been piling up.  Today the repairman came, fixed, charged me a lot of money, and left.  I put in my first load of laundry, and yep washer is still broken.  And this guy was the third one I called trying to find someone willing to come out where we live, cause we are so far in the country.  NOT.  He is coming back tomorrow and he better  not charge me again.  But I have managed to take my pictures just not post them.  

Day 29 - Dalwhinnie let me know that I am on the wrong side of the fence.

Day 30  Still in Science Fair Project mode here.  Amanda had me take a picture of her still intact with water inside geode..  We shone a flash light through it hoping to capture the water inside with the camera.  No such luck, but the effect was cool. 

Day 31 -  This particular geode is tubular in shape, pretty cool.