Monday, May 30, 2011

Tuesday Train

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I know it's been a busy weekend for everyone. Hope it was a safe one. I spent Saturday making sure all my homework was done. Still managed a short boat ride in the evening. Then on Sunday I took my midterm and am waiting for those results. Monday was spent on the boat. And, yes, I'm sunburned a bit. Luckily it just turns into tan so I don't peal. We had a good time!

Now it's time to take a ride on the Train and I'm really happy I'm here. Aren't you glad to join us on the ride? With Faith, Family, And Friends, The Survival Mama, and The House on the Corner are the best at what they do. So link up and enjoy the ride.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Scavenger Hunt Sunday



Now, you know you want to do this. Challenge yourself so you can have more fun on the Scavenger Hunt Sunday with Ashley at Ramblings and Photos.


Classic Still Life

I could not decide which one I liked the best so you all get to see all of them. Lucky you!!!







Self-Portrait

I do not take photos of myself so I tend to take ones that show my typical behavior. This was taken after the tornado, and those photos can be found here, and shows what I do every chance I get.



On the Floor

Okay. Technically it is not the "floor", but I did find it on the ground. The poor, lonely, sole survivor.



Lines

Can you imagine the lines we've had since the tornado caused damage? Everywhere I go there are lines of cars because of light outages or damage that is blocked off.



Fresh

My first flowers of the year!



And next week's categories.....

HOT HOT HOT
Finding Form
Front Page of the News
Chore
Beads

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Fawk You Friday

BWS tips button



For those of you who are worried about the button, J, at Boobies, Babies, & A Blog, and I, are just fine with using one of ours. I don't know how else to tell everyone that we do not have a problem with that. We just want people to join and vent. Just have some fun!!! How hard is that? Here is my list.

Fawk You to life in general. CAN SOMETHING GO RIGHT FOR ME JUST ONCE?

Fawk You to sleep. PLEASE JUST VISIT ME ONCE A WEEK!!! I NEED TO SEE YOU!!!

Fawk You to the population. STOP TAILGATING ME!!! STAY AWAY FROM ME!!!

Fawk You to the lack of jobs. I NEED ANOTHER ONE!!! SOMETHING THAT SUITS ME!!!

And finally, Fawk You to cancer. I WILL NOT GIVE YOU A CAPITAL AT THE BEGINNING OF YOUR NAME!!! FIND YOURSELF A TOILET, JUMP IN AND PUSH THE BUTTON!!!

Now what do you have to vent or rant about? Come on! Give it to us. We can take it!!!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Sunday's Mess

We had some excitement around here on Sunday. Thank goodness no one was seriously hurt. At least one tornado was seen and caused damage. Now I know there are places around the country who experience them more often and they are much bigger. I actually come from an area that has many more tornadoes than they are accustomed to here. The people who live here are not used to seeing, or hearing, one and out thoughts go out to those who suffered loss in Joplin, MO.

I thought I would share some of my photos I took just walking around. Most of these were taken just two blocks from my home that didn't sustain any damage. But I definitely heard it.

This was a garage.



Stop light from about three blocks away.



Looking down one of the main streets in town.



This happened about four blocks from my house.



This building is about five blocks away.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Tuesday Train

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Yeah, yeah, I know. I guess it's been one of those weeks. I'm slacking on the posting. I'm trying, life just doesn't seem to cooperate. Hope you all have had a great week.

Now it's time to take a ride on the Train and I'm really happy I'm here. Aren't you glad to join us on the ride? With Faith, Family, And Friends, The Survival Mama, and The House on the Corner are the best at what they do. So link up and enjoy the ride.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Scavenger Hunt Sunday



Now, you know you want to do this. Challenge yourself so you can have more fun on the Scavenger Hunt Sunday with Ashley at Ramblings and Photos.

This week's entries are not the best. Just couldn't find time until it was too late. Maybe next week will be better. Now what do you have?


My Passion

I know, duh!



Sound of Music




Inner Beauty

She has it in spades



Etheral



Sharp

My cactus. Trust me, I get stuck on a regular basis.



And next week's categories.....

Classic Still Life
Self-Portrait
On the Floor
Lines
Fresh

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Fawk You Friday!

BWS tips button



For those of you who are worried about the button, J, at Boobies, Babies, & A Blog, and I, are just fine with using one of ours. I don't know how else to tell everyone that we do not have a problem with that. We just want people to join and vent. Just have some fun!!! How hard is that? Here is my list.

Fawk You to BLOGGER FOR SCREWING UP MY POST LAST WEEK!!! DO NOT DO THAT AGAIN!!!

Fawk You to the company I work for. GET A CLUE ABOUT SALES!!!

Fawk You to the lack of money. I NEED SOME SO I CAN GO SOMEWHERE ELSE TO FIND A JOB SINCE THERE ARE NONE HERE!!!

Fawk You to A $5000 SHORTAGE!!!

And finally, Fawk You to cancer. I WILL NOT GIVE YOU A CAPITAL AT THE BEGINNING OF YOUR NAME!!! YOU DO NOT DESERVE IT!!!

Now what do you have to vent or rant about? Come on! Give it to us. We can take it!!!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

My Two Major Dilemmas

The two major dilemmas in my life are rather substantial right now. The problem is I don’t know what to do about either one. Maybe that’s why I’m so emotional at the moment.

Let’s start with the job situation. I am probably going to be without one soon. And it’s because I can’t sell to people who are trying to lower their bill. I can’t lie to people in order to get them to buy something. It just isn’t me. The problem is I’ll be unemployed and that will cause other issues with my home life. I’m looking for something but there aren’t many options out there right now.

My school issues are huge. I will not be able to finish because of our income. Because my husband’s income is figured into what I’m eligible for, I cannot get the additional $5000 to finish. That is only two months from completion. TWO MONTHS!!!

If I can’t finish school, I will have all the loans to pay back with no chance to make enough to pay them. Or I will be able to pay them. I just won’t be able to make a living. I can’t make enough now.

In today’s job market an Associate’s is just not enough. Even a Bachelor’s is sketchy. I’ll be trying to pay loans that are ALMOST a Bachelor’s but with an Associate’s. How ridiculous is that? At least with a Bachelor’s I would stand a chance on being able to survive.

I’m working on more scholarships and I’m hoping those will come through so I can pay for school. I don’t know. I also have a lead on a job that might make enough to finish. The only problem with it is that it is not here. In fact, it would take me a loooooooong way from here. We’ll see and I’ll keep you informed. Until then, keep your fingers crossed that I can figure something out.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Tuesday Train

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Hey everyone! How has your week gone? Mine has been so-so. Nothing really bad except for Blogger going down without warning. What is that all about? Did anyone see my Friday post? It was supposed to be finished on Thursday night but I couldn't get on to do so. So it was published without all the info. What?

Now it's time to take a ride on the Train and I'm really happy I'm here. Aren't you glad to join us on the ride? With Faith, Family, And Friends, The Survival Mama, and The House on the Corner are the best at what they do. So link up and enjoy the ride.


Saturday, May 14, 2011

Scavenger Hunt Sunday



Now, you know you want to do this. Challenge yourself so you can have more fun on the Scavenger Hunt Sunday with Ashley at Ramblings and Photos.

This week's entries are not the best but I had a very hard time with the categories for some reason. Who knows? Maybe I'm just getting old.

Give Me Flowers

You asked for it!






Before and After

We have great architecture in the downtown area. It is an old river town with some neat older buildings. I mean Zebulon Pike visited here in 1805!




Visual Contrast

Bright red against a rather colorless backdrop.



Friendship

This is an archived photo. My granddaughter is on the left and my niece is on the right. They were fascinated with each other when my brother and his family came to visit last summer.



Dark

Ok. So it was almost dark.



And next week's categories.....

My Passion
Sound of Music
Inner Beauty
Etheral
Sharp

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Fawk You Friday!

BWS tips button



For those of you who are worried about the button, J, at Boobies, Babies, & A Blog, and I, are just fine with using one of ours. I don't know how else to tell everyone that we do not have a problem with that. We just want people to join and vent. Just have some fun!!! How hard is that? Here is my list.

Fawk You to

Fawk You to

Fawk You to

Fawk You to

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

My Addictions

One of my bloggy buddies posted recently about herself that I found very interesting. So I thought I’d “borrow” her post. You should really check out Momma Fargo. She’s a tough female cop in the Wild West and she’s one funny storyteller. Really, check her out!

Anywho….she was writing about what shows she watches. It turns out we have similar interests. You see, I love crime shows. I can’t really get enough of them. Of the fiction shows, Law & Order Criminal Intent, and Criminal Minds are probably the most interesting to me. The ones just for fun would have to be NCIS, CSI, In Plain Sight, and The Mentalist.

Now the true crime shows? I’m ALLLLLLLLLL over those. The First 48, Disappeared, Cold Blood, Main Street Mysteries, 48 Hours Mystery, and more that I can’t name are my drugs of choice. I cannot find enough of them to soothe my soul. I just keep thinking they have to show more crimes on tv.

We really should not forget the reality shows. Yes, I watch those too. The Amazing Race, Survivor, Biggest Loser, and of course, American Idol are my faves. It’s just too much fun.

So what shows do you watch? I know one blogger who shares my devotion of Criminal Minds. You should check her out too. She seems to have a lot of Crazy Daze and Nite Dreams.

Talk About An Award!

STD Award

To the ones who saw this earlier I apologize for not having more info. I lost my mind. Of course, that would mean I had one in the first place. Nevermind. My buddy Lady Estrogen (you really should read this blog) is sreading STD's!!! Yes, she is. And she just gave it to me.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Tuesday Train

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Hi fellow bloggers! How have things been going for you? I know I've been getting behind in my posting and replying, so let me say that I hope things change for me soon. I really, really, really want to get back to the blogging world I love. I do miss each and every one of you.

Now it's time to take a ride on the Train and I'm really happy I'm here. Aren't you glad to join us on the ride? With Faith, Family, And Friends, The Survival Mama, and The House on the Corner are the best at what they do. So link up and enjoy the ride.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Scavenger Hunt Sunday



Now, you know you want to do this. Challenge yourself so you can have more fun on the Scavenger Hunt Sunday with Ashley at Ramblings and Photos.If I ever get more time I might have better photos. My brain will not think.

Smells like Spring

I love the smell of spring. Nice.



Lazy

They did not want to move while I shot their photos. And I was very close.



Isn't it Ironic?

I find the color variation here is ironic. The only thing with color is the grass. The rest of the world is still gray. And it's May!



Sprouting

From the tree in my front yard. It took forever to see any sprouts at all.




SOOC (straight out of the camera)

This was from the parking lot at work. Walking to the car it just appeared.



And next week's categories...

Give Me Flowers
Visual Contrast
Friendship
Before and After
Dark

Friday, May 6, 2011

Fawk You Friday

BWS tips button



For those of you who are worried about the button, J, at Boobies, Babies, & A Blog, and I, are just fine with using one of ours. I don't know how else to tell everyone that we do not have a problem with that. We just want people to join and vent. Just have some fun!!! How hard is that? Here is my list.

Sorry this is late! It's been a heckuva week.

Fawk You to the government. I will not be able to finish school because I'll be $5000 short and I'm not getting grants from you. WHY CAN'T YOU AGREE TO GUARANTEE JUST $5000 MORE? AFTER WHAT I'VE ALREADY BORROWED THAT'S A DROP IN THE BUCKET!!!

Fawk You to people who trivialize this school problem I have. Just because it is not important to you DOES NOT MEAN IT ISN'T TO ME!!! THIS IS A HUGE ISSUE!!! LOANS WILL COME DUE WITHOUT A DEGREE!!! DOES THAT SEEM LOGICAL TO YOU!??!

Fawk You to life today. I'm losing my job and I can't finish school. WHAT ELSE DO YOU HAVE FOR ME?

And as always, Fawk You to Cancer. GO AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now what do you have to say?