Monday, January 31, 2011

Day 31

This is a few things I have separated out to take to school for Chance. Most kids with autism are VERY picky eaters and school lunches suck. He came home last week and said he had a piece of lettuce for lunch because he didn't like the other foods. This will be foods for him if he doesn't like what they have.

Day 30

Yum, no bake oatmeal cookies, 'nuff said =]

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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Day 29

This is the inside of my LCD TV. It has been acting up the last few weeks, taking up to 5 minutes before the picture would even appear after turning it on. And then the sound was messing up. We opened it up and checked the capacitors, and some where going bad (bulging out the top). So we changed 3 of them but still didn't help. I knew that when i turned it off this morning it wouldn't come back on, it was just acting to bad. It lasted for almost 3 1/2 years. I guess that is normal though considering that everything is made in China with crappy cheap parts... =[ Now to start saving for a new one so i can move my smaller TV back into my bedroom.

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Friday, January 28, 2011

Day 28

This is the view coming down the ridge to my parent's house. The sun was a huge red ball this evening and I am so glad that the days are getting longer too =]

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Day 27

Today was a snow day and the teachers have starting sending work home for snow days. I helped Isabelle do a few sheets in her packet and then we worked on spelling words. These are a few of her words, she is in first grade. I told her she had to work on her handwriting too and wow did she do a neat job!

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Day 26

Poor little Popcorn, we got another 2 inches of snow today. The last snow had just completely melted Monday! He is so small that 2 inches is almost to his belly and he has so much hair the snow just grabs right on. I had to give him a bath after I took this picture.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Day 25

My keys. Why a picture of my keys you may ask. Well, I thought I had lost them and we searched for a week. I even spent yesterday walking my yard and driveway, I even crawled under our storage building. Just minutes ago though I decided to look one last time in my purse and started with the side pocket where i keep my MP3 player. Pulled it out and lo and behold!! My beautiful keys!! I really can't afford to get new keys made for my car and truck not to mention house and post office 80 Anyway, the keys were tucked under the tangle of earbuds and player. That took a major stress off of me!

Day 24

Well late again. Seems to be a theme for me. I took this picture yesterday and intended to download to my computer later but then I just never did. My only excuse is that I put it off and then forgot until this morning.... Any way, this is a pile of pennies. My son was counting them out to be rolled so he can cash them in for some greenbacks ;)

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Day 23

Well since I just got yesterday's post up I figured I better get today's done too. Today is a picture of my Wacom Bamboo tablet. I love this little thing even tho I don't use it a lot. There was a little pricier model that was a touch and pen but I was wary about buying it because I wasn't used to this. It also acts as a mouse ;) No I'm no great artist but I like being able to draw. I am still getting used to looking at the screen as I draw and not my hand. The sun is glaring through the window so the picture isn't great.

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Day 22

Day 22 is a day late, oops! Why, you ask. Because I spent all day yesterday cleaning the clutter in my kitchen looking for my keys. No I didn't find them either =[

This is a picture of an Elvis mug my sister got for me. I ♥ Elvis. But it is also the third cup of pencils and pens i have had to add to my desk. And I also have a pencil sharpener but you can bet that when i need to write something none of them are sharp

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Friday, January 21, 2011

Day 21

Today is a picture of a card I made. It is for a challenge in a crafting group on Facebook. The challenge was to use something from your stash that has been there awhile and include something that you would have thrown away. Well, all of it has been in my stash for at least a year. I cut the heart from a the legs of a pair of jeans I had made into shorts for my daughter and the copper wire around the heart is from the inside of a clock. It is hair fine wire too;)

I think I will give it to my twin as a birthday card

i have a scrapbooking/crafting blog too =]

True Vicky

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Day 20

Today we woke up to a dusting of snow that was gone before noon. It felt nice outside, I didn't even wear a jacket, but as you can see clouds were moving in from the west. Now as I get ready for bed it is cold and almost 2 inches of snow....

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Day 19

Picture is a view from my living room. I was trying to snap a pic of one of the cardinals or bluejays that have been visiting and peering in the window but no luck. I used my cell phone so overlook the quality. This is the playground I bought for my kids when I was working as a real estate agent and sold a house. I'm sure you will see more of it throughout the year too. lol =]

My lil piece of heaven ♥

Day 18

OMG!!! I took this picture this afternoon and intended to post it early... but guess what? It's almost 12:30 am and i am just getting to it.

Anyway, meet one of the banes of my existence! lol, I have a strong dislike for doing laundry, I hate doing dishes and dislike any house work in general. But please note the big smiley face stickers on the washer and an inscet sticker on the dryer. My kids love to put stickers every where. i have a Spider man sticker in the fridge and another in a cabinet... oh and the utility room is also the place for a lot of 'art' by my kids =]

Monday, January 17, 2011

Day 17

Mmmm, candy canes. And not just any candy canes but Spree candy canes. I bought a box before Christmas for the kids and Isabelle wanted me to try her's. Yum!!!! So after Christmas I bought 4 boxes on 50% off clearance. Then when I went back they were on 75% off. Yay!!! Bought 4 more =] Oh woe is me tho when the candy canes are all gone cause that was it for the year. Will have to wait until next Christmas, lol :D

Day 16

well, it's just past midnight again.... i swear i had intentions of getting this up sooner. it's kinda hard to see since i used a cell phone, but these are my cameras. i want another tho. a slimmer one to keep in my purse since my cell does take such crappy pics

an edit, I took a better picture today 1-23-11 =]

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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Day 15

We just got home from playing cards at my sister's house =]

Friday, January 14, 2011

Day 14

oops!!! Clock is striking midnight!!! A scrap book double layout for a challenge... I love to scrap book but I just don't do it enough.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Day 13

I took a number of pictures today thinking I would use one for this, but as we were on our way home tonight I decided to switch over to manual settings and use the slow shutter setting I had left my camera on. This is one of the results. It is kinda jiggly looking because I was holding the camera while we were driving. No I wasn't doing the driving either ;)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Day 12

This is my 3 year old Maltese, Popcorn. He has taken ownership of this chair if he can't get on my lap =] I'm sure I'll be posting more pictures of him throughout the year.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Day 11

The view of my willow tree standing under it. I always wanted one and we planted one a few years ago, it has grown to a decent size by now =] I love how the branches hang over.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Day 10

My newest 'passion', Sodoku puzzles. I need to exercise my brain in some way =]

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Day 9

How I spend my time when I'm not online or otherwise occupied =] I have been reading The Wheel of Time books by Robert Jordan since 1991 and was saddened when he died but very glad that Brandon Sanderson is finishing the series. I actually got 2 of them signed too ♥ And gotta love Charlane Harris too ;) My Green Rider books by Kristin Britain are also here as well as Harry Potter, George R. R. Martin's Fire and Ice series and Elizabeth Haydon's The Symphony of Ages series. Can you guess what I like to read most?

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Day 8

My twin sister finally had her oldest daughter a birthday party today. Yep, it was at Pizza Hut, lol=] They had all these boxes stacked in the large 'party' room.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Day 7

My son wished hard enough and it came true. It has poured snow all day. I had taken a different picture that I had intended to post but when I snapped this one I knew it was the one.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Day 6

I thought I had better get this picture off my camera and uploaded here. I didn't want the day to be over like yesterday before I even got around to it!

This is the over flow from my pool, it drips out of the skimmer hole since I have the filter unhooked. We had a few warm days and the water was dripping out. Now that it is cold again any drips are freezing fast.

Day 5

Oops!!! it's a little past midnight, I got interested in a movie and time got away from me.

The picture of the day was of my ornaments. Jan 5 is the 12th day of Christmas, meaning the last day. So I took my tree down today. Yay, lol, it's a stress putting it up and taking it down. I try to be extra careful with packing up all the ornaments so none get broken.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Day 4

Today is all about mail, I have to go to the post office almost every day. I enjoy getting mail or magazines but hate when the only thing in my box is bills or credit card offers.

One of those boxes is mine =] Our PO is small but I enjoy chatting with the postmaster and looking over the community bulletin board.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Day 3

woo hoo!! I've made it to day 3, lol :D

Got all of my cameras charged and ready to go now.

This was taken while we were driving, it is a farm just up the road from home. You can still see the frost where the tress cast a shadow. It was taken at noon.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Day 2

Well remember how I said I may resort to my cell phone for a picture? Sad to say I had to do that today. It wasn't because I forgot my camera but because both of them had dead batteries. To top it off I had to use Scotty's phone because mine was almost dead too. Guess it is proof that I slack on the whole plugging electronics in to be charged thing.

Anyway, Day 2 is at the end of our driveway. We were leaving, so you can see the hood of the truck. It looked like a sunny spring day today, but it didn't feel like it, still too cold for me. I am so ready for summer!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Day 1- New Years

1:30 am, and i decided to get my pic out of the way for the first day. yeah yeah, it ain't much. but it was the first thing i saw when i turned on my camera. it is a plastic frog that i had left sitting on my drawing tablet. i don't even know how it made it's way to my desk but there he sits. lol, you can see how cluttered my desk is too, toys, scrap booking things, bills, scraps of paper with odd notes jotted down... i promise to actually put a little effort into most pictures but when i get lazy this is the type of thing you'll see ;)