Saturday, January 23, 2010

2010 Project 365, week 3:

Done with week 3 of the photo project...It has sure beeen an interesting week. As mentioned previously I put in for my April vacation to go up north and see TSO with Jeanne in Boston.
Right after I submitted the time to my supervisor for approval, they sprung on me an opportunity to go up and do some work in one of the other plants the company owns. This event will be taking place much sooner than April, maybe as soon as 2-3 weeks from now. The final dates have not been set yet. I'm kind of blown away by it, sort of excited, and just a little apprehensive. Driving in winter is not one of the things I miss, but it will be cool to see wintery mountains for my own eyes, and not just jealousy-inducing photos from friends. notmentioninganynames. 

To the right you'll see my collage for the 3rd week of Project 365. clockwise from upper left: Singer from the band Third Day at WinterJam, Armored vehicles on a flatbed, Tea & cookies, sunset on my way to Church on Wednesday eve, My small collection of Robert B Parker books on the sad eve of his passing, a lovely blood blister acquired at work on thursday, and last but not least, Moi. Onward!

Monday, January 18, 2010

2010 Project 365, Week 2:

Week 2 is behind us, now. (heck, week 3 is almost over) Here is my collage for the 2nd week of our project. Clockwise from upper left: part of the form we use at work for employee reviews, looking south towards downtown Jax, cupcake from Luli's in St Aug., a fountain on a cold windy day, Luigi's fine Italian food (where I have dinner before Wednesday church), books from the library book sale in St Aug., and last but not least, my library stash of borrows. Click to see larger!

I will have some scrappy-ness to share soon, when Jeanne & I can coordinate our online presence. :)

Recently, Trans-Siberian Orchestra *finally* announced dates for the spring tour. They are heading out to support a new album called "Night Castle" and an older non-Christmas album about Beethoven, called appropriately "Beethoven's Last Night". It's a pretty limited set of dates and they aren't playing the southeast. As luck would have it they are playing in Boston on April1. It should be a blast!

It was planned even before dates were announced that I would go up north to see the show with Jeanne, since it's been several years since we'd gone to a TSO show together. Now to start planning the trip details!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Scrap Your Day #8

November's "scrap your day" layout, a little late. I had all the pics attached, but hadn't finished my journaling yet. I finished that before I forgot it all, and took my pic. The theme this time was "capturing movement", and with that in mind I used a little more embellishment this time.

Yesterday I went to St Augustine. Not sure what I was thinking cuz it was freezing out, especially by the water!! I knew I had to visit Luli's Cupcakes, since I usually go down on Sunday and they are closed that day. Oh, my the choices! Can't wait to go back to try another flavor or 3. This visit I tried the Lemon Twist and one called The Godfather. Lemon is pretty self-explanatory, but The Godfather was a tiramisu flavor with an espresso syrup in the cake, and the frosting tasted just like the filling for a canoli!
After the cupcake adventure, I stopped at the local library after seeing online that morning that there was a book sale that day. I found several older but interesting books to pick up. So, will keep an eye on when they have there next one as well. I need to find out when my library here does them. I don't recall them having one posted or anything recently. Books are always worth the time and money! Next time I'll have my camera handy in there, too!
Here I am in front of the Castillo de San Marcos, all bundled up in coat, gloves and a hat! :) Have a fantastic week, everyone!

Thursday, January 07, 2010

2010 Project 365, Week 1:

Here is the first week of photos for the Project 365 I am participating in on Facebook. As always, click on the photo to enlarge! 7 days down, only 358 to go! Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Scrap Your Day #??

Seriously, I don't know where I am on this project. No, we just finished our 9th month (December). Can't believe we've gone this far already! It has been a blast, and with the project 365 (facebook edition) I can see time just flying by even faster. Pretty soon, it will be spring and I'll be on vacation and hitting up Boston again. **sigh**
So anyhoo, here is my December layout. November is only half done, so that one will be shared sometime before this weekend.

The little metal letters ("my holiday") down in the right hand corner are so cool! Glad I was able to find the perfect LO for them too! (Thanks, Jeanne!) Of course, you should also go visit her site to see the layouts she completed, and all the other cool stuff she has going on!

I will post again, soon! Have a great rest of the week, and keep warm, wherever you are!! We've had some record lows here, this morning it was 29 deg F this morning, and only 31 yesterday. I know that's not real cold up north, but here, especially after being here for 3 years now...LOL it's COLD! It's hardly gotten above 45 all day, also. Out of the closet comes the hat and gloves!

Friday, January 01, 2010

New Years Day - 2010

I probably should take down the Christmas Tree soon.
Cat has been chewing the needles off of it.
It's an artificial one, can't taste too good.
I've been lazy all day, drinking coffee & watching the Twilight Zone Marathon.
Started a Facebook-based Project 365 for 2010 with Jeanne.
I will probably make a weekly collage to post here.
I'll leave you with a photo taken a few days ago of the almost full moon.

"Every year gives us another chance, chance to change, to hope and wish for the better. That betterment will surely come. Wishing you and yours a joyous New Year"