Saturday, January 31, 2009

Yarn Shopping!

Friday, January 30, 2009

My hexagon in work...

Consistency is the key to getting this one done. To view another beautiful hexagon blanket, click here.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

My Friends

They play music for me each time they're used. I've had them about two months and I am in love ;-)

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Toward the Sky

I turned my camera toward the sky today. These were both taken a minute apart, around 6:00pm, but my camera was closer to the light in one of them. Sometimes I can't just pick one picture to post.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

A Utah Sunset

Monday, January 26, 2009

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Snow Day

I love being warm and cozy at home when the weather is like this. Can you see my camera in the picture?

Saturday, January 24, 2009

More Shih Tzu Cuteness

I could only get them to do this by making funny noises. It made me realize that I can easily make a fool of myself for babies and animals.

Friday, January 23, 2009

The long and short of it...

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Butterflies in Winter

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Winter Blooms

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

President Barack Obama

I watched the inauguration from my computer at work today and also took this picture from my computer. You probably thought I was there, didn't you ;-)

Monday, January 19, 2009

Jumping on the bandwagon

Tomorrow we will have a new president. I've decided to jump on the bandwagon of change and hope. Wouldn't I be foolish not to?

The only things bothering me so far?

The estimated $150M spent on the inauguration in such troubled economic times - the most ever spent on an inauguration.

And why is he being depicted as a hero before he has even done anything?

I took this picture from my computer.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

My Spa Bath

I thoroughly cleaned my bath today and installed a gift from my mother-in-law. According to the directions, you rub your feet across these cute gel flowers during your bath and it softens them. I can't wait to try it!

Saturday, January 17, 2009


A beautiful mum - perfect for lunch with mom ;-)

Friday, January 16, 2009

Reflections of Sunset

This picture was taken facing east; the reflection of sunset on the mountains.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The Pistachio Nut

Anyone need one pound of leftover pistachios from the holidays? My husband is now saying that he can't eat anymore because they make his tongue swell. Allergies...

Did you know that the pistachio tree is native to Iran, Turkey and Afghanistan? Or that bulk container shipments of pistachio nuts are prone to self heating and spontaneous combustion because of their high fat and low water content?

In December 2008, Dr. James Painter, a behavioral eating expert professor and chair of School of Family and Consumer Sciences at Eastern Illinois University, described the Pistachio Principle. The Pistachio Principle describes methods of "fooling" your body into eating less. One example used is that the act of de-shelling and eating pistachios one by one slows your consumption allowing you to feel full faster after having eaten less.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Women and Children's Center

I'm still not feeling well so I went to see a doctor today. This was in the lobby. The picture doesn't do it justice.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Things that make me happy

I'm still not feeling well - something is lingering.

So I took a picture of something that makes me happy to look at: part of my creativity zone.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Yes, we are still beautiful!

I couldn't resist another picture of my favorite photo subjects, who, by the way, are not all that easy to photograph!

Friday, January 09, 2009

A Day of Grooming

"Beauty is so exhausting!"

Thursday, January 08, 2009

A New Years Eve Rose

My sweetie brought me this rose on New Years Eve. It was just a bud, but look at it now. This will be my metaphor for 2009.

Amazing Persistence

Just when I was thinking about how this photo-a-day project was getting to be some work, I ran across a blog entry about a man, Jamie Livingston, who took a Polaroid each day from March 31, 1979 through October 25, 1997. You can read more about it at the Mental Floss blog. It includes other links about this man, including a link to a website containing all of the pictures he took over those years.

Some people are good at keeping journals. This was his photographic diary. I’ve been thinking about what an interesting legacy Jamie Livingston left. Somewhere I read that we all create our own masterpiece in life, he just thought to take pictures of it. I think I’ll continue my photo-a-day project.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Sick Day

I read this entire book today - 498 pages. I'm trying to catch up with my 11-year-old granddaughter who is already reading New Moon.

Sometimes it's nice to have a sick day.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

I'm sick...enough said.

Monday, January 05, 2009

Back to Work. Ugh. What a Monday...

This is where I spend most of my life - my cubicle. Yes I'm one of those.

It took almost two hours to drive 10 miles home from work tonight because of a crazy snow storm. I'm exhausted.

Sunday, January 04, 2009

The last bit of Christmas

I've been making these ornaments all season and had just a few more to finish up today.

Note to self: don't take pictures so close that they are out of focus.

To see some really gorgeous ornaments, click here.

Saturday, January 03, 2009

Taking Christmas Down

My house is now clean and uncluttered - and bare.

Friday, January 02, 2009

A View

This is the view from our living room window after several inches of soft powdery snow fell. You can expect to see more of the same. I'll never tire of this view.

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Project 365

If you haven't heard of Project 365, you can read about it here. I've decided to commit to post one photo every day for 365 days. I've made this decision for several reasons. One reason is because I am currently taking a break from school and have more time. Second, I seem to have a difficult time reguarly posting to this blog and third, I love photography and need an excuse to snap pictures.

So here is my photo for today:

Today I hand-washed gobs of Barbie clothes given to my granddaughter by her very-cool-Aunt, my daughter. These clothes made me laugh - leg-warmers and other very 80s clothing abounded.

By the way, Happy New Year. I am welcoming 2009 with open arms.


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