Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Some random pics of downtown

buh, duh buh, duh buh buh buh buh duh buh buh buh buh buh buh.......Downtown. Sing it with me lol. I hope I buh duh-ed that right :) Earlier this evening me, the hubs, and 2 of our 4 chillens went to visit their grandma in the hospital. I think I posted here, that she had a mild stroke almost 2 weeks ago. She is going home this Friday and has recovered well so far. She just wants to go home, like yesterday. I don't blame her. The worrier in me is on red alert, but I squash it down and maintain a calm facade :) So after making momil almost pee her pants with laughter, we took off and let her get some rest. On the way home I decided to snap some pics with my cell phone of downtown Columbus. Pardon my dirty windshield lol. I hope you enjoy!

Luxury Apartments! WOOOOO!

I love buildings with TV on them!

A Building, I have no idea what they do here.

Lots of buildings, lots of peeps doing very important jobs, I am sure ;)

Building with ticker tape SWEET!! Almost as good as a building with TV! (Part of my hubs face too!! It almost looks like he's eating the words lol. )

Columbus Dispatch, as the photo says, Ohio's greatest home newspaper.

Now for the really good pics! On the way home we stoped at Meijer and saw these baby geese when we puled into the parking lot! I didn't very good pics, but you can sorta make them out, I hope the arrows help :) I wanted to get out and pet one, but the hubs said the mommy and daddy geese would attack me, so I stayed put :)

I hope everyone is having a FABULOUS DAY!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

I got a hairs cut!!!

Let me set the scene for you. Picture if you will a woman standing before her large bathroom mirror, brush in one hand, blow dryer in the other. The hair isn't cooperating, it's flat where it shouldn't be and thicker on one side than the other.
**I would like warn any of my readers with a weak constitution to quit reading now**
Make no mistake this is no imaginary woman standing before her mirror. This woman is me, what happened next, I still cannot explain. I may have been possessed by a demon, or perhaps an alien controlled my mind for a while, there are no other excuses. I left my bathroom in search of scissors, (you see where this going, right?) and came back with them in my hand. I reached up and uncaringly grabbed a hunk of hair and (yep you guessed it!) cut it off, repeat, repeat, repeat, repeat!!! WHAT WAS I THINKING????!!!???? Seriously, what good can come from this? NONE, NONE I TELL YOU! The carnage! The horror! The abomination! My floor was covered in hair, my clothes were too. WHatever caused me to start doing this, wore off and all I was left with was more hair on my floor than on my head! Sooooooooooo, I headed over to my nearest Great Clips, and put my wreck of a hairdo into the hands of a professional. Tracy looked at my hair, heard my story and gave me some ideas of what we could do. I was all in. I love what she did! Tracy, thank you. I love it! It's short, oh yes indeed, but I loves me some short hair. It's easy to take care of and dries in a minute! Here are the pictures I snapped to show my texting peeps upon my return :) I kinda wish I had some before pics.

Thanks For stopping by today :)

Monday, April 26, 2010

Senior Prom 2010

My oldest son, Chris took his girlfriend Kacey to their Senior Prom last Friday. The theme for the evening was "A Black Tie Affair". They were gracious enough to let us take hundreds of pictures. These are some of my favorites:

The Boutinere

The Corsage

Looking good son!

Show some leg!!


Up next? Graduation!!!! Where does the time go?!!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Oh what a week it's been.....

...... My Momil (mom in law), had a stroke on Sunday. I know how scared for her I was, I cannot fathom how she felt. She has maintained a positive outlook. She thinks of this as a minor inconvience, I argue with her about that one from time to time. She's already regained strength in her left leg, and is working hard in rehab to get it back in her arm as well. She likes to freak me out by standing up. I go into, "Nervous she's going to fall" mode, and hover around her until she is back on the bed. She always tells me to relax, but I can't. I think she secretly likes to freak me out, which is fine as long it doesn't make her mad and she doesn't fall. She told the doc she feels more cheerful since the stroke, we agreed with that. An unexpected side effect, the mind is a wonderful thing.
Our family resorts to jokes and laughter to get through tough times. Some may find that odd, but it works for all of us. I cannot imagine doing it any other way. Seeing this family rally around each other makes me realize how lucky I am to be a part of it. No matter how much they gag at me and make puking sounds upon reading this, I love you. Momil, I am cheering for you, each and every day.
On a lighter note, today is my oldest son's Senior Prom. Their theme is "An Elegant Affair" or was it " A Black Tie Affair", do I get points deducted for not knowing? I hope not. The tux has been picked up, I am assured it looks sharp. I cannot wait to see for myself. The oldest even got his hair cut for the occasion, WOOT! Today we gotta pick up Kacey's corsage. Then we well pile into the family truckster and invade Kacey's parents house to get heaps of photos of them before they leave :) FUN FUN FUN!!! I will post some pics soon!!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Illustration Friday "Linked"

This is my Illustration Friday.......errrrm, Illustration. I was finishing making the lines yesterday and my son's girlfriend asked if it was me? I said no, but there is a resemblance to me here, a little. That made me laugh. I had so much fun creating this one. I was proud of the fact that I learned enough about the pen tool to create the "paper dolls". Now if I can just figure out how to blend color with a brush!! LOL. The only freebie I can offer today is a free internet hug.......any takers? Thanks for checking out my blarg today :D

Monday, April 12, 2010

From my sketchbook....(several pics)

.......some random doodles I made recently, and I'm practicing shading, and still needs work lol. I used my tiny book for all of these, the pages are 3" x 4".


Easter Eggs




Weird No arms Bunny Creature


Guy in Orange shirt
Weird Nostrils Guy eeeeep!

Bunny With Carrot
Singing Snake

Thanks for stopping by today :) Hope you are having a wonderfully, fantastic day.

Friday, April 9, 2010

We went a walkin'

My girls watched, "Yes Man" yesterday and were inspired to go for a jog with cameras in hand. They asked if I wanted to come and I said , "I don't really jog.". They were more than happy to let me walk, and so I went along. We snapped some pics of the signs of spring. Here are a sampling of some of my favorite shots. As well as a couple my girls got.

I simply love Daffodils!!

This is Emily taking a picture of her reflection in a puddle, love her shoes in the shot! Emily is 14.

We were all taking pics of the trees in bloom and Sarah said "Mom get a close up!" So I did :)

This is a branch of the tree in our yard, when it blooms it smells heavenly.

The sky was mostly cloudy and overcast for our walk, but Sarah captured a glimpse of the sun trying to peek through. I love this shot! Sarah is 9 :)

I saw this tree's reflection in the water and had to get a pic. I love the perspective, see the parking lot lines in the background? This one is my favorite of the day. Hope everyone is having a fabulous day!!

Thanks for visiting me!!!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Got me some new paints!

Here are some paints and things I got to try and learn to watercolor. My palette doesn't have black, wha???

This was my idea for Illustration Friday from almost 2 weeks ago, the word was "Rescue". I think it came out a little creepy lol.

This is a random turtle that we will call a magician, he made the confetti appear.

I have no idea what this is, but he loves jeans and something may or may not be falling on him.

Seeing if you are paying attention, LOL . See my left eyebrow? That's what happens when you buy microwavable face wax to remove unwanted facial hair and use a eyebrow sticker to get the right shape, except said sticker, moves.........ohhhhhhhh noooooooo. Here's hoping it grows back!

This little guy is so excited, but why? No one knows.

Sailing baby yahh!!!

Still here? Look, I'm Popeye!!

This guy is getting held up or his arms won't lay down naturally.

Thanks for coming by today, I enjoy your company.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Gestalt Prayer

I saw this on a blog today while waiting for cookies to bake, (oreo type sandwich cookies). I think it's great, so I had to post it on my blog.

Gestalt Prayer
I do my thing and you do your thing.
I am not in this world to live up to your expectations,
And you are not in this world to live up to mine.
You are you, and I am I,
and if by chance we find each other,
it's beautiful.
If not, it can't be helped.
(Fritz Perls, 1969)

Just a note to those of you who follow my blog and know about my battle with the buldge, the cookies are for my kids and not for me. I am staying strong and continue my workouts. I am stuck at the 15 pounds lost mark. I worked out like a fiend just this morning and hope to start losing weight again soon. That said, here is the cookie recipe I used today, that I got from my sister eons ago:

Cake Mix Cookies
any cake mix (I prefer chocolate cake and vanilla frosting, like oreos, but you can use whichever combination of cake mix and frosting you like)
1 Tub of Frosting
2 Eggs, Beaten
1/2 Cup Oil
1/4 Cup Flour

PReheat oven to 350*F. Beat eggs in bowl. Add cake mix, oil, and flour. Stir. Roll into balls and cook on ungreased cookie sheet for 10 minutes only. They will be soft. (At this point I smash the cookies down with a spatula to make them flat). Let cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer to cooling rack. Once the cookies are cool, spread frosting on one cookie and add another cookie to the top to make a sandwich.

I put about 9 cookie balls on each cookie sheet, so they don't spread into one another, and I got about 36 single cookies from one recipe. I hope you try them and like them, Enjoy!