Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

What a busy weekend for North Florida! The Riverside arts market was my first stop in the early afternoon for the Thriller/Zombie dancers. After that, a stroll down the north riverwalk to the Landing. I was going to get a starbucks there, but they had the whole mall plus the area surrounding the mall closed off due to the Florida/Georgia game going on at Everbank field, (where the Jaguars play). The mall has a big screen that they were showing the game on, plus live music and food vendors set up outside as well. Boats were docked 2 or 3 deep along the riverside, as well.
In lieu of paying $10 just to go in and get a coffee, I continued wandering towards downtown.

 I stopped in to Chamblin's Uptown bookstore and got completely lost in that sea of books. Found the second book in a mystery series I recently started. Across the street I found a nice spot to sit and enjoy my sandwich. All around were people resting, playing chess, or just chatting. The weather was beautiful, in the low 80's. Knowing there was only a couple of hours til the movie was going to start, it was time to head back to my car.

After a short trip back home to feed the cat and grab a few things, it was back down to the Arts market for the free movie. This week was Ghostbusters! I brought in some coffee, and bought a bag of kettle korn from a vendor and settled in for the show. The short film they showed before the movie was an episode of "Flash Gordon" entitled Purple Death.

Here is a collage of just a few of the shots from the day. Click this, or any of my pics, to see in more detail.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

October Scrap Your Day

Monday, October 25th was Scrap Your Day, and the "theme" this month was Careful Composition. Since I cannot take photos at work, I made the best of what I have here at home.

From upper left and clockwise: Some colorful plastic chinese take-out containers, quick n easy supper (fettuccini & chicken), my favorite travel mug, groceries to put away, me and part of my cd collection.
I *really* need a haircut!

Those are my favorite shots from the day.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Weekend Update

Saturday was our breakfast day for the Ladies group from Church. We meet at a local restaurant once a month, arriving at 9 and usually we don't leave til almost 11. Lots of chatting, and making plans for future outings and discussing various other endeavors. Coming up soon we have A banquet at a local women's resource center, and lunch at a restaurant we went to last year that we'd all been looking forward to doing again. They have the BEST Shrimp and Grits!! :)

Instead of hitting RAM for saturday morning, I decided to go to Barnes & Noble to get in a little quality magazine time, and a big cup of coffee since it is Pumpkin Spice time of the year.
During the fall the RAM has free movies on saturday evenings, and last night it was The Wizard Of Oz, what a great movie! It was a tradition for us to watch it when it came on TV every year, and I honestly can't remember the last time I watched it from start to finish.

Today I went to Church, then to lunch at the Olive Garden. I needed a long walk through one of my favorite nature preserves to work off that dinner. I did manage to see 3 Pileated Woodpeckers! They are huge! I tried to get all 3 in one picture but the best I could do was 2, as they kept flying from tree to tree. They weren't too happy that I was bugging them.
It was actually kind of buggy out there, so I didn't linger around after the birds flew off for the last time.

Tomorrow is Scrap Your Day, so hopefully I remember to take pics throughout the day, and not just starting when I leave work, *that* never happens!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Back at it..

After taking a couple, ok more than a couple, months off from blogging for various reasons, I want to be back doing this. I figure there's no better time than the present, right?
The reasons for my absence were varied, and I won't get into them here. Suffice it to say it was time for me to make a few minor adjustments to my attitude.

I've been up to the usual since my last post: Saturdays hanging out at the Riverside Arts Market, walks through the local parks and even a vacation back home. I am still taking my daily 365 shot, and participating in scrap your day with Jeanne. The little kitty is getting fatter as the weather cools and he is sleeping more.
Speaking of the weather cooling, this is what makes the unbearably hot summer (almost) worth it. Once the time change happens in 2 weeks, i'll be that much happier then, too!