Wednesday, August 31, 2011

I Don't Think Anyone Noticed

In the right column of my blog is a really cool little gadget that counts how many times someone comments on my posts. It will go back a month, a year, or I can pick a month. I used to have an award for the person who commented the most but I got so busy with work (at the time) and school I got a little behind on it. And since no one asked about it, I figured that no one cared much. But I have to make my own little comment about it for everyone out there.



Miss Dazee Dreamer is my most faithful reader and commenter and I have to acknowledge her. She is just amazing! Not only does she think I’m okay, she has the most fun blog and I never seem to say that enough. She writes, she post photos, she comments on everyday life, and she joins our Fawk You Friday meme religiously.



If you haven’t read her, I am commanding you to do so. Go there now and prepare to start laughing your you-know-what off. Cause I promise you will be.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Are We Having Fun Yet?

I’m not sure I am. Right now the pollen, tree, and mold counts are really high here and that just makes me miserable. I mean yuck! I walk out the door and my nose plugs up then start the coughing. That seems to be part of my allergy symptoms. It is really annoying.



I couldn’t see sitting at home all day. It was beautiful outside, around 80 with low humidity. Absolutely amazing day for photos! And guess what happened when I got to the place I wanted to go to. Yep, you guessed it. I started coughing and my nose wouldn’t allow air to flow. What’s up with that?



Do you know what the worst part of having allergies are? You can’t enjoy things. You end up coughing or trying to breathe instead of enjoying what’s going on around you. I know I’m not alone in this. Many more people out there suffer from the same symptoms. It is just not fun and I can’t wait for winter.



Yes, I said winter people. Get with the program! Lower humidity and no things growing means I can BREATHE!!!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Tuesday Train

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Hopefully everyone is doing well. I have some things going on and I know I am not the only one. I will have to fill you in sometime, but until then, enjoy your week and thanks for coming along for the ride.



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, August 28, 2011

Weathered

Those of you who follow me know I join a couple of photo memes a week. Well, I decided to post some of my photos I haven't been able to use on Sundays because, well, the category never comes up. So here is my category of the week. It's called "Weathered".









Saturday, August 27, 2011

Scavenger Hunt Sunday





Are you ready for some photo hopping fun? Come along then! Join the Scavenger Hunt Sunday with Ashley at Ramblings and Photos. Come on! Give it a shot!



Old and New



The bridge on the left is the bridge that has been there for many years. The one on the right was finished a couple of years ago to smooth the traffic flow. So old and new.







Night Photography



I have no idea what happened. I hit the button and this is what I got. I thought it was kind of cool. No edits whatsoever. And it is not a moon shot. This is looking down the street from my house.







Music



So I had fun with this one.









Cheesy



Not much imagination with this. I know. I ran out of time.









Sun



The setting sun...







And for next week's categories go here......

Friday, August 26, 2011

With Tape on My Mouth

That is exactly how I’m expected to be. I am not allowed to have feelings or if I do, I am not allowed to express them. I am expected not to lie, but I am expected to lie for others.



The worst thing about it is that I do not know why I am shocked by this. It’s been this way for so long that I should just get used to it. The problem is that the older I get, the more I find this absolutely not fair.



When certain people were younger, I would have to relay information to the person they did not want to tell because as I was told by them….”You know how he is”. I still hear it on occasion. Now “he” says things about them and I am expected to not say anything or lie to them so they won’t know what he says about them.



This has been going on for so long I don’t know exactly when it started. I can tell you that when we were broke, it was me who had to ask for help and deal with all the bill collectors because it was too much to have to deal with them. You know how they make you feel if you’ve ever been behind on a bill.



I’m tired. Not just tired of it. Just tired. If everyone wants to be treated like an adult, why don’t they act like it?

SOOC Saturday

SOOC Saturday




This was an attempt at night photography. I had a couple that came out like this until I figured out the right settings. It is not the moon!







Thursday, August 25, 2011

FUF!!!

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There aren't a lot of things to say this week. Only a couple of things. I guess it is what it is. Let's just say that I'm not a liar.



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, or not. It's your choice. I don't know how else to tell everyone 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. And, yes, I know life should be good all the time. Not really, but it sure sounds nice. Now what do you have to say?



Fawk You to...............(Fill in the blank).



Fawk You to cancer. NO ONE WANTS YOU HERE!!!! GO AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



I dare you! I know you can do it!



Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Now I Have to Go to Class

Yes, that is right. According to the unemployment office, I now have to attend some job seeker seminar. My question is what good will it do if there are no jobs to be had? I have been all through all the job boards, the paper, and I’ve talked to a lot of people. There are no leads for anything here. At least none that I’m qualified for.



You see, I have an Associate’s but not a Bachelor’s. And that isn’t all that’s a problem. I have my resume on Monster, Jobsnow, and CareerBuilder. There are employers out there that scour these sites looking for just the right person. Do you know who I’m getting calls from? INSURANCE AGENCIES!!!



I have two, count them two, jobs in the last two years that I failed at. They were call centers that required selling $5 add-ons for a cell phone company and a company that has landlines and internet. I FAILED AT THAT!!! WHO WOULD THINK I COULD SELL INSURANCE?!!?



The other jobs available are doctors, nurses, and other positions that require specific training along with a Bachelor’s. So when I say there isn’t much, I mean there isn’t much. And I’m getting calls from insurance companies.



Do you think the unemployment office expects me to take an insurance job just to get me off unemployment? I sure hope not because sales are not my forte. This seminar better be worthwhile.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Tuesday Train

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So how has your week been? It's been another non-fruitful job week. Whoopee! There isn't really anything out there except jobs that don't guarantee certain hours. I mean just making sure there are a set number of hours a week. Mostly there are pool hours. What's up with that? It doesn't help me in any way, shape, or form. What's a girl to do?



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, August 21, 2011

Scavenger Hunt Sunday





Are you ready for some photo hopping fun? Come along then! Join the Scavenger Hunt Sunday with Ashley at Ramblings and Photos. Come on! Give it a shot!



Geometry



x is the radius of a circle







Brushstrokes







Hanging by a Thread



I'm still trying to figure out why someone would hang this out somewhere.







Collage



These are not my forte.







On the Dotted Line







For next week's categories hop over here.

Friday, August 19, 2011

SOOC Saturday







My buddy Dazee Dreamer found us a new photo meme. How cool is that? You should really check her out. She is so hilarious she has me laughing all the time. I'm so happy she pointed me in this direction. Anywho...if you want to join a photo hop for us non pros, just go here at Marvelous Mommy and enter. I'll see you there! And here's my entry this week.





Thursday, August 18, 2011

FUF!!!

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My week has been one of those that just reminds you who you can count on. In my case, there aren't too many. And some of those who are doing this are people I shouldn't do that to me. Just a crappy week. See below for more details.



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, or not. It's your choice. I don't know how else to tell everyone 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. And, yes, I know life should be good all the time. Not really, but it sure sounds nice. Now what do you have to say?



Fawk You to those who want to "put me in my place". AFTER 28 YEARS, I AM NOT WORTHLESS!!!



Fawk You to people who think it's all about them. LIFE DOES NOT REVOLVE AROUND YOU!!!



Fawk You to those who make sure they are the center of attention. GET OVER YOURSELF!!!



Fawk You to cancer. I'VE HAD ENOUGH OF HEARING ABOUT YOU!!!! GO AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Yeah I know I used some of the same ones from last week. In other words, IT HASN'T CHANGED!!!



I dare you! I know you can do it!





Monday, August 15, 2011

Tuesday Train

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It's just been another week for me. Same old thing every day. The only problem I've had recently is the insomnia decided to return. For several days it's been a an annoyance. It will go away I know. It always does. How did your week go?



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, August 14, 2011

These Are the Diehards

And I used to be one of them. I would go camping no matter the weather. For example, we camped over Fourth of July many years ago and it rained almost every day. It was a blast! I would LOVE to do that again. I remember going camping one time and woke up to a foot of snow on the ground. That was over Memorial Day weekend many years ago. What happened to the fun girl that did all that you ask? I’ll tell you.



First of all, I moved away from the area I loved. We could get lost and off the beaten track for days if we wanted to. I loved that! It was great. I can’t do that here. In addition, my husband is not the guy I married. He no longer feels like that would be fun. To put it plainly and simply; he got old.



I remember bundling up to ride a buggy that was on open frame. It was more fun than you could put in words. I also remember taking a child who spent most of her time in a wheelchair or scooting on the floor on snowmobiles. I fashioned a harness for her so she was strapped to me for stability. I still vividly remember her laughing and giggling because she was having so much fun. It was a blast. I miss those days.



I know that if I still lived there, I would probably still be doing things very similar to that. It was fun to spend all that time outdoors. There was no humidity and it rarely got over 90 degrees. And it would only reach that a couple of days a year.



The picture I’m sharing is my goal. I want to be like them. It was pouring rain and they were still out there running up and down the river. I will be that way again someday.







Saturday, August 13, 2011

Scavenger Hunt Sunday











Are you ready for some photo hopping fun? Come along then! Join the Scavenger Hunt Sunday with Ashley at Ramblings and Photos. Come on! Give it a shot!



Against the Light







Frame Within a Frame



It is too!







Best Part of Your Day



Is when I can take pictures of trains! Can you tell?















Buttons



The buttons on a camera are my second love. Nothing comes before the kids. But this is close.







Ink



Being a little old-fashioned about reading, I LOVE ink on a page. I have since I could read my first word.







And for next week's category you can find it here.

Friday, August 12, 2011

SOOC Saturday





My buddy Dazee Dreamer found us a new photo meme. How cool is that? You should really check her out. She is so hilarious she has me laughing all the time. Maybe that's what helps her find these blogs. I never run across those kinds of blogs. How does she get so lucky? Anywho...if you want to join a photo hop for us non pros, just go here at Marvelous Mommy and enter. I'll see you there!





Thursday, August 11, 2011

Fawk You Friday

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Outside of my brother and his family coming last weekend, this week has been another sucky one. I need a change and I'm not sure how to do that right now. I'm still trying to figure it out though.



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, or not. It's your choice. I don't know how else to tell everyone 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. And, yes, I know life should be good all the time. Not really, but it sure sounds nice. Now what do you have to say?



Fawk You to life right now. It isn't fun and I'm ready for it to change. NOW DO IT!!!



Fawk You to people who think they are somehow better than me. YOU ARE NOT!!!



Fawk You to those who think I have never contributed to anything. GET OVER YOURSELF!!!



Fawk You to cancer. I'VE HAD ENOUGH OF HEARING ABOUT YOU!!!! GO AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



I dare you! I know you can do it!





Tuesday, August 9, 2011

I Disagree

I know some of my conservative buddies will probably disown me when they read this, but I feel the need to say something. So here I go.



Stop blaming Obama!!! What I see is ridiculous! The big crisis came in the summer of 2008. Who was in office then? Why did we have such a problem with our banking system? How much money was going into the military (and still is)? Who made that happen? How did all the big shots in the financial world decide they could make shaky deals?



To start with, Clinton left us with a surplus. Spending was under control and we did not have all these foreclosures going on. Between 2000 and 2008 we went from that surplus to a major banking crisis. Foreclosures were on their way to an all-time high. Obama was NOT in office then.



That may have had something to do with deregulations that were put in place by Bush. He also managed to get us into two wars in two different countries with all the spending that is adding to the deficit. The major financial crisis came during his administration and he did nothing. He just left office after eight years of driving up spending and deregulating the banking industry that Obama inherited.



We cannot undo in three years what took eight years to accomplish. This crisis happened during Bush’s administration. Not Obama’s. He just has to take the crap for it.



And don't think I'm a bleeding liberal. I am not. I am somewhere in between. I just want everyone in Washington to suck it up and DO WHAT'S RIGHT!!! Not what the "party" says to do. What a copout!!!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Tuesday Train

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I had a great weekend! My brother and his family came to visit. We had such a great time and I will be posting a few photos later. Of course you will not see me because I never take my own photo! Hello! I'm BEHIND the camera? What do you expect?



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, August 6, 2011

Scavenger Hunt Sunday



Are you ready for some photo hopping fun? Come along then! Join the Scavenger Hunt Sunday with Ashley at Ramblings and Photos. Come on! Give it a shot!

Seeing Double/Two

Amanda would have LOVED these shoes.



Whatever

I was hoping I could use this one this week.



Sweet

My two faves.....Peanut M&M's and jelly beans. What more can you ask?



Space

I think I was in his. And you thought I'd do a sky shot. Ha!



Bright

The sun coming through the leaves is rather bright.



And next week's categories can be found here.