Monday, October 31, 2011

Tuesday Train

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Well I got all the info on my classes this term. One is Finance and the other is Leadership. Now get this....The first 6 weeks in Leadership I have to write a 1500 word paper in full APA format each week. Then my final paper will be 2500 words. I'm not sure I'll survive. That's a lot of words. With the Finance class it may be putting terminology together that is my undoing. Some days I feel like my brains are just scrambled. Let's see if I can keep my head from exploding.

Now on to the show!

Join the train ride with me and my cohosts, The Survival Mama, and The House on the Corner. I'm looking forward to it, aren't you?



Sunday, October 30, 2011

A Pet Peeve

I know, I know. You think I complain enough. Well I’m sure all you ladies out there can relate to this one. It just baffles my mind.

I grew up in a house with 5 kids and I’m the oldest. That means that some bathroom etiquette doesn’t really bother me if it's ignored. I also grew up on a farm. Figure it out. I can talk to people through the door while I’m in there and if I’m using a two stall outhouse, someone can hear me tinkle and I don’t care. But there is something about public bathrooms and those who use them I do have a problem with.

When I use the public bathroom I look for the cleanest stall. You know how most of them have several stalls. When I’m the only one in there, I choose one at the end or at least close so others have several choices too. But I am always amazed at which stall another person will choose. And it never fails.

Someone else will come in and choose the stall right next to me! Why?!!? All those other stalls and they have to sit RIGHT NEXT TO ME!!! Well I don’t like it. I think there should be a law against it. If there’s no room, okay. If you have a choice, GET AWAY FROM ME!!!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Scavenger Hunt Sunday



Here we go with Ashley at Ramblings and Photos. Come on and join the fun!

Macro/Close-Up

So which is his better side? His right? Maybe his left? It doesn't matter. It's too cold for him to be here so he was rather lethargic and sat there while I shot away. I hope the little guy makes it.



Found Texture

Stones always have texture. The leaves looked cool too so I included them both.



Home

This was Amanda's tray for her first wheelchair. She loved to have things on it so she was obliged. All the things you see were on there the last day she used it.


Cover

Tree cover on a gravel road is just cool to me.


The Tree

This category was a little tough seeing that there are very few trees alone around here. The upper midwest has more trees that open ground I think. This was as good as I could do.


Next week's categories can be found here.......

Thursday, October 27, 2011

FUF!!!

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Now I know some of you are worried about the button but you really shouldn't be. J, at Boobies, Babies, & A Blog, and I, really don't care if you don't like or want to use our button. I mean seriously. We really don't. We just want to read what's been bugging you. We know you have some complaining to do. Why do we know this? Because we always do. Why not share and commiserate together? I say the more the merrier.

Before I continue with my list, let's all wish J well. She had a wisdom tooth removed and as we all know, that is not fun. Now she has something to complain about. I only wish I could take the pain for her. I had mine out at 18. All four of them too. It was great. NOT!!! So I'm feeling really sympathetic for her today. Let's see what else I'm concerned about.

Fawk You to my favorite group of people. OTHER DRIVERS!!! STAY OUT OF MY WAY AND OFF THE ROAD!!! WE'LL ALL BE HAPPIER!!!

Fawk You to the city I live in. High taxes with no services and YOU STILL HAVE TO THREATEN MORE FINES IF I FORGET TO REGISTER MY DOG?!!? REALLY?!!? WHEN I NEED HELP WHERE ARE YOU?!!?

Fawk You to Walmart. When cleaning the bathrooms YOU DO NOT NEED TO SHUT DOWN THE ENTIRE BATHROOM CAUSING CUSTOMERS TO WALK ALL THE WAY TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE STORE!!! IT ISN'T ALWAYS CONVENIENT IF YOU GET MY DRIFT!!!

Fawk You to cancer. I DON'T EVER WANT TO HEAR ABOUT YOU AGAIN. YOU RIP LOVED ONES AWAY FROM THEIR FAMILIES CAUSING THEM GRIEF BEYOND BELIEF!!!

Now it's your turn!



Wednesday, October 26, 2011

I Spy

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How is everyone this week? I know I keep asking that. Just wanting to know how the loyalists are doing. Are you ready to link up with me and Dazee at Crazy Daze and Nite Dreams? We are ready for you to link up and have some fun.

Now you know how it works. Every week we give you a suggestion for one category and it's your choice for the second. Take your photos with your phone, camera, or find it in your archives. We don't care. We just want to see your vision.

Here we go with this week's entries.

Just Like Halloween

I don't use the camera on my phone much. If I take one on there, it's usually for Facebook updates or something. So I though I would see what I could do with it this week. What do you think?



Your Choice

Since I grew up on a farm, I love old dairy barns. Where I live, they tend to repair and save them instead of tearing them down. I love that. Old silos are all over the place too. It is fun!



Next week's categories are "Tree(s)" and "Your Choice". Come on! Have some photo sharing fun! I'll see you there.



Monday, October 24, 2011

Tuesday Train

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I finished up with school this week and have a few days off before it all starts again. No, I'm not really looking forward to this term. I think I'm getting tired of the routine. I've been at it pretty much non-stop since May 2008 with short breaks in between. The economy has really been bad enough that my Associate's isn't opening any doors right now. It's frustrating because I really want to get a job in my field. I know it will come eventually but my patience is wearing thin.

Enough of that! On with the show!

Join the train ride with me and my cohosts, The Survival Mama, and The House on the Corner. I'm looking forward to it, aren't you?



Saturday, October 22, 2011

Scavenger Hunt Sunday



Here we go with Ashley at Ramblings and Photos. Come on and join the fun!

I had a better week than last. In fact, I couldn't even link up last week because my brain would not come up with any ideas. This week was a little easier. So here we go!

Words

I love seeing these words. Especially when a train is near.


Under

This is the bridge that crosses the Mississippi here. If you want to go a little further north, you could be on the interstate. I find this one more interesting.



Orange

It's that time of year. The leaves are changing.


Fly

A small portion of the pelicans that were flying overhead.


This isn't that great, but at least you can tell it's a pelican. It was a very windy day.




Always Look On the Bright Side

Behind every cloud.......


Next week's categories can be found here......

Thursday, October 20, 2011

FUF!!!

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How has your week been? Mine has been both fun and annoying. Fun because I got to see a friend I haven't seen in months and annoying because the weather is causing my headaches. Yes, I'm one of those people affected by the barometric pressure. Two days in a row I've dealt with the headache that goes with changes. Oh well!

Now I know some of you are worried about the button but you really shouldn't be. J, at Boobies, Babies, & A Blog, and I, really don't care if you don't like or want to use our button. I mean seriously. We really don't. We just want to read what's been bugging you. We know you have some complaining to do. Why do we know this? Because we always do. Why not share and commiserate together? I say the more the merrier. Come on! Have fun with it! Now let's get to my list.

Fawk You to my allergies. Why do you attack me more the older I get? SHAME ON YOU FOR THINKING THAT'S OKAY!!! IT IS NOT!!!

Fawk You to food. I need to eat better and your goal is to make my life miserable. I DO NOT WANT MORE MEDS!!!

Fawk You to cancer. No capitals here. YOU DESERVE TO BE SENT TO THE FARTHEST REACHES OF THE UNIVERSE WHERE YOU WILL FREEZE. YOU WILL THEN BE HIT BY A GIANT METEOR THAT IS ABOUT 10,000 DEGREES. YOU WILL THEN BURN UP INTO NOTHING AND NEVER WILL YOU HURT ANYONE AGAIN.



Wednesday, October 19, 2011

I Spy

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Yes, it's that time of the week. My favorite time to spend with my buddy, Dazee, at Crazy Daze and Night Dreams, for our photo fun meme. So link up and share some photos. You know you want to. And we want you to join us and have some fun.

Playground

Since I have to do things a little weird, you are getting the whole breadth of my strange mind. In the first shot you see the actual contraption the kids play on. And that is my grandson. He's so cute. The next three shots are how I manipulate the shots. Can you tell I have fun?





Choice

I took this one in 1990. Yes, it was taken on a 35mm camera. This is my oldest child. Isn't she adorable?


Now next week is sure to be fun. The first category is "Just Like Halloween" and then it's "Your Choice". Come one! Let's see what you have!



Monday, October 17, 2011

Tuesday Train

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I hope this finds all of you well. I've been writing final papers for school. Yee haw! I have one instructor who, I swear, does not like my writing. Yes, it's true. She thinks I cannot write. At least that's how it seems to me and I am always right. Okay, maybe not. But it doesn't hurt to dream does it?

Join the train ride with me and my cohosts, The Survival Mama, and The House on the Corner. I'm looking forward to it, aren't you?



Saturday, October 15, 2011

Not Scavenger Hunt Sunday

I looked at this week's categories and just couldn't come up with any ideas. So I decided to do a fall post. These are some of the photos I've taken in the last couple of weeks that show fall is definitely here.

One of the roads in that park I take most of the photos I've taken lately.


The leaves on the sidewalk.


The long grass is turning.


All the green mossy stuff is now gone. It disappeared within two days.


You know it truly is fall when the Canadian geese come in to say hello.


If you want to see what the categories for Scavenger Hunt Sunday next week go here....

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Fawk You Friday

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Well my week has been a little weird. Not because something really bad happened but just because I think I've become a footnote. Yes, you read correctly. I am not important anymore. I'm leaving it at that. Just needed to write it.

Now I know some of you are worried about the button but you really shouldn't be. J, at Boobies, Babies, & A Blog, and I, really don't care if you don't like or want to use our button. I mean seriously. We really don't. We just want to read what's been bugging you. We know you have some complaining to do. Why do we know this? Because we always do. Why not share and commiserate together? I say the more the merrier. Come on! Have fun with it! Now let's get to my list.

Fawk You to anyone who insults me then wants my help. I'VE HAD ENOUGH OF BEING TOLD I'M THE HORRIBLE PERSON WHEN YOU TEACH YOUR KIDS TO CALL OTHERS NAMES!!! GROW UP AND REALIZE IT ISN'T ALL ABOUT YOU!!!

Fawk You to anyone who doctors and their bad news. I DON'T WANT TO HEAR THAT THE DOUBLE WHAMMY I'VE BEEN SADDLED WITH BY MY PARENTS HAS ARRIVED!!!

Fawk You to cancer. Once again you have made life miserable for someone and another someone who loves them. DO YOU UNDERSTAND YOU ARE NOT WELCOME?!!? GET THE MESSAGE AND DELETE YOURSELF!!!



Wednesday, October 12, 2011

I Spy

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Yes it's that time of the week. It's time for all of you who like to snap a photo to link up with me and my bud, Dazee, of Crazy Daze and Night Dreams for the weekly fun photo fest called I Spy. Every week there is one category we suggest and one that you get to choose. Any photo you particularly like can be posted. The only request we have is that you use one you have taken.

I think you can tell a lot about people by the kind of photos they take. That's because we have our own vision through the lens. So get to know us and we'll get to know you. Just have fun with it.

Abandoned

The ice bag.....used and abandoned.


Apparently the bark is not worse than the bite. The tree has abandoned its bark.


A fisherman abandoned the worms. How sad.


And you thought I would use a building.

Choice

Poor guy thought he had enough green to hide from me. Not quite. I'm sneaky.


Now next week's categories are "Playground" and "Your Choice". You know you want to. Just do it!