Thursday, January 19, 2012


Today, David and I finished our last round of immunization shots for Hepatitis A & B that we started in July, 2011 before our South Africa trip.  It's really only a total of  5 or 6 shots, but they had to be spaced out over many months.  We are now suppose to be immune for life!

I'm glad that I didn't notice how long the needles were until after I'd received my shot.  I might have cried!

But, alas, I was a big girl for taking these two shots and got a Tootsie Pop for being so!


Blue One! (bonus picture)

My nephews heard of this crazy VW Bug "game" where the rules are, when you see one, you shout out the color then punch the person beside you in the arm.  About the second time my sister and I took a jab in the arm, we decided to change the rules!  Now you only have to shout out the color. BUT, someone else has to see the Bug you're calling out in order to get the point.

I find myself playing this silly game when I'm driving all alone.  But this point goes to me...

Have a fantastic Friday!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

A New Side Dish

Recently, asparagus has found a place on our dinner menus. We actually prefer white asparagus when it's in season. But when green asparagus looks this good, it's hard to pass it up... especially when I'm looking for something fairly quick and uncomplicated to cook.

Tossed in a little olive oil, salt and pepper, it cooks up in no time.  Tonight we paired this asparagus with sautéed pork chops.  Quick & delicious.

I hope your Thursday is terrific!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

My Beautiful Grandmother

I spent most of today with my grandmother (on my mother's side).  She'll be 85 years old this coming Monday (Jan 23).  I will be out of town and unable to celebrate her birthday so I'm spending quality time with her this week.  Her health is failing and therefore she has good days and bad.  Today wasn't an exceptionally good day, nor was it one of her worst.

I love you, grandma, and think you're still just as beautiful ever!

Hope Wednesday is a wonderful day for everyone!

Monday, January 16, 2012

A Cool New Phone

This was the highlight of my day today! Even though it took 2 hours at the cell phone store, I think the upgrade is going to be worth the time invested.

Hope you've had a fantastic day!  I can't wait to see what tomorrow has to offer!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

A Year in Pictures

One picture, every day, for a year. Add to that a blog post to share the picture and why I took it.

This is what I've decided to attempt for 2012. I'm excited to try this challenge. My hope is it will slow me down so I might see all the blessings that are given me on a daily basis.

While I hope to post beautiful pictures, I know that's not very realistic seeing how some photos may come from my phone or iPad or the camera flash might not work, etc.  This isn't a photo contest.  It's a personal quest.

I am already aware that I won't be able to post photos daily sometimes due to travel. In those instances I will upload a group of photos in one post when I get internet access.

I hope you'll enjoy this adventure as much as I think I will!

All of that said, it's time to get started.  What better place to start than on a Sunday at Church...

When in town, this is where I look forward to being on Sunday mornings, Harrisburg United Methodist Church.  My sister and her family have been members for a while and I've been attending for a few years. I've not officially joined, but everyone there makes me feel like family.  It's a wonderful Church!

I can't wait to see what moves me tomorrow.  Thanks for coming on this photo journey with me!