Friday, May 29, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
I enjoyed thinking about the fun we had in the Dead Sea as I scrapped this and I even journaled a little bit so I wouldn't forget the details. I've zoomed in on the journaling tag and it is a little fuzzy but I think you can still read it.
Monday, May 18, 2009
Saturday, May 16, 2009
and it's second page
Friday, May 15, 2009
I was able to finish the scrapbook page I was working on the night before. Ana is such a good subject and so much fun to scrap. Check out the picture of her blowing out the candles...
I love how she claps for herself after the candles are blown out!
I'm not sure what the weekend holds for us. My husband has had a rough week at work so I told him to sleep in tomorrow morning and I will go for a long run and then find something quiet to do like scrapbooking! If it is sunny, I hope to get in the pool for a little while. It's been a long winter followed by a lot of rain so soaking up some sun would be nice.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
I worked on a scrapbook page of Ana's birthday last November. I have it almost finished and will post a picture in tomorrow's post. I attend a monthly scrapbooking get together so I am trying to organize our Mexico pictures for that night which is May 29th. I missed it last month because I wasn't able to get pictures and papers organized having just gotten back from that trip.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
These are for two different albums.
If you've seen any of my albums, you know that I like two page layouts so these two match with two that I did last night (see previous post). I am finally making some progress with my pictures!
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
As I was finishing my Israel album a couple of weeks ago, I realized that I still had pictures from that trip that I wanted to scrap so there will be a second album for Israel. Afterall, it was the trip of a lifetime and I would hate to leave anything out. Here are a couple pages that will go into the second album:
I love the irony in that picture where the road sign points to "The City of David" and two Davids are standing unaware underneath it. For whatever reason, I can't get the last couple of pictures to load. I'll have to save them for another post. As you can see, I've been busy!
Monday, May 11, 2009
The foxglove is the plant in the back. Notice that it has flowers at the top and bottom and plenty of buds in between. To the left of it is a plant called "firepoker" which was planted two years ago when the neighbor thinned his stash of this plant. In front is some small brown eyed susans that we planted last year. Having come back this year, proves they were a good choice! We had to thin out some calla lilies and some of the big red flowers that we don't have a name for. That was some work but is now over with. My husband has a hard time throwing plants out. The whole process of "thinning" was something I had to ease him in to. He figures it is a good thing if you get something to grow and I had to explain that yes, it is good, but too much of a good thing can be bad. We want a variety of things in the flower bed, not just calla lilies and big red flowers. He did work hard as shown in this pictureThe big red flowers are behind him with the purplish leaves. The calla lilies are in the center of the flower bed, right in front of his feet where you can see two rows of them poking their heads up. They will bloom in a couple of weeks and are bright yellow. That was pretty much our Saturday!
Friday, May 8, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
I've been trying to figure out what bothered me about the Kindle that I spoke of in yesterday's post and I think I know what it is. When I was a teenager, I bought a cassette recorder/player. When my dad saw it, the expression on his face was so perplexed that it has haunted me to this day. He could not figure out how it worked and it was like he saw a ghost. It was more technology than he could comprehend. Tomorrow is the anniversary of my Dad's death and I think he's been in the back of my mind. Now I wonder if I am having the same reaction to this Kindle that he had to the cassette recorder. I am amazed that people think it will replace books. We've always had books. Books have been a big part of my life. We had a metal shelving closet full of books when I was younger, and I think I read every one of them. When I went to school and discovered the library, I would check out two each week. I would read one and my mom would read the other one and then we would switch. We read the entire series of the Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner. Isn't that something that I remember the author's name after all these years? This went on until I graduated. In high school, I liked biographies which is what I still prefer. When I discussed the Kindle with my daughter last night, she said it made her sad. She inhereted my love of reading and she can't comprehend a world without books. She even loves the smell of them. I've been pretty good about technology. I am computer literate, I caught on to email when my daughter left for college, I pick up my MP3 player before I head out for a run, I can pay my bills online, balance my checkbook online, and now I can even blog, but I am just not ready to embrace this whole Kindle thing just yet!
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
I've been reading about this little machine called the "kindle" that amazon.com has. It is for reading books electronically. You don't have to have a computer to utilize it and it is light weight. They say the battery will last for about 4 days. USA Today says that today's three year olds will never know what the inside of a bookstore is when they grow up as this Kindle will put bookstores out of business. I find that hard to believe, especially at the price it is selling for which is currently $349! I do like the fact that books can be downloaded in sixty seconds and the price for a book that is on the New York Times Best Seller list will be $9.99. That's pretty good since some books on that list can be as high as $33 for a printed copy. If you haven't heard about it, go to amazon.com and watch the videos. It is awesome.