Wednesday, May 23, 2012


And it clearly made no difference

The community Food Pantry needed a few things so I went shopping

My wonderful parents gave me a Mom's Day rose on Daisy's behalf

Daisy enjoys watching TV

Yearly company Strategic Planning session that I cater

Willy Wonka's Chocolate River!

This must be "Augustus" in the Chocolate River
(this guy must have been drunk to do something this stupid)

Have a great day!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

S&S Sketch 122

It's Sunday and that means a new S&S Sketch has been posted.

My interpretation

Designer paper by MME "Lost & Found"
Hero Arts stamp set CL456

Have a great week!

Monday, May 7, 2012

A little more good stuff

On our last walk in Virginia before heading home for a few days, this is what I enjoyed...

Daisy discovering the cows. 
I couldn't help but wonder if she thought they were giant dogs!

The pretty daisies that I hadn't noticed yet!

I'm glad to be back at my H'burg home with one exception,
A really bare refrigerator!

Have a great one!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

It's the little things...

Like seeing these pretty colored flowers that I'm positive were only weeds

This long ago train trestle that's now part of the New River Trail

An itty bitty field mouse that Daisy almost sat on twice and never knew it existed

This weird bug that was at least 3 inches long

Walking the dog down this quiet road in Virginia

For all of these things, I'm grateful. 
(Even the weird bug and field mouse.)

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

S&S Sketch 119

Once again, another stressful Stars & Stamps sketch for me! First off, I'm not one for circles. Then there were the 2 strips behind the circle. Being two different shades of gray in the sketch, I immediately think it needs to be two different patterned papers! EEK!

Anyway, I started playing around with it and after a short while had an "aah ha" moment and ended up with this interpretation:

Patterned paper: Echo Park "For the Record"
Sentiment: Hero Arts
Punches: EK Success Butterfly and Fiskars Border

Thanks for taking a look! Have a blessed day

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Mighty Ambitious

The idea of a picture and blog post each day for 2012 was pretty ambitious, I will admit. I felt like I go and do and travel and see so much, it would be easy. But I've come to realize that just having a camera nearby doesn't mean you'll be ready (or have the opportunity) to snap the picture.

For instance, I was driving up Fancy Gap Mountain at 65mph and passed a woman driving and doing a crossword puzzle at the same time. I really wanted that picture but didn't want to be as unsafe as she was being. Then there was the hummingbird that hovered at the window momentarily. Dang they are quick!

This personal challenge, however, has encouraged me to take more pictures than I normally would and that's a good thing. Now if I could work on blogging more often and combine the two, these posts wouldn't be so long!

Here's a few of my favorite pictures since I last posted. Thanks for taking a look!

My brother-in-law, Jeff, was looking for the bald eagle occasionally seen flying around while Daisy watched the nephews play in the yard.

David and Jeff do a dry run assembling a blind that came with no instructions... 
"Dude, I'm serious. There are no instructions, only this picture on the box." 
(they assembled it easily & quickly)

When you're not a baker, chances are you don't own a rolling pin so you improvise!

Perhaps if they're in my way to the car, I'll remember to take plastic bags to recycle & reusable bags to use!

This giant tow truck,

Backed down this curvy driveway. And it turns out the car didn't need towing!

My very funny, youngest nephew. I love this kid bunches!

Have a blessed day!