Friday, December 30, 2011

Coffee and entertainment..

A long long line for coffee was made tolerable by some decent entertainment..

Friday, July 08, 2011


Our workplace has the blood alliance show up a couple times a year for us to donate. i've tried the each time the last couple of years, but my iron has always been too low. Not this time!
i'm just going to keep doing what i'm doing, and hopefully I,ll continue to be able to donate from now on!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Catching up..

Thought I'd get this updated since it's been *ahem* a little while. First, a collage of some of my fave recent pics. Clockwise and from upper left: Sunset on the trout river, entrance to the Jax Zoo, A mural on the side of a building in Folkston, GA near the Folkston Funnel,  A Great Blue Heron on the St Johns River, one of about 5 very noisy peacocks at the Fountain of Youth in St Augustine, FL.

**I got reading glasses...finally can read for more than 10 minutes without the double vision. Still getting used to them, but already much better.
**My cat almost needed to have a bladder stone removed, but between the initial x-ray and finally getting to the actual appointment, the stone had dissolved to almost 1/4 the original size, so vet will examine again in a month to make sure it's not getting larger, or won't clog up the works, as it were. ;) This is the x-ray. I circled the stone, which looks a little like a jelly bean:

**There are so many wildfires going on in the southeast. The level of smoke largely depends on the wind shifts. Some days it's fairly clear and other days look like this:

Monday, March 14, 2011

2011 Project 365, Week 10!

On to week 10..I'm a little behind in posting but otherwise keeping up with the picture taking. I'm looking forward to my spring vacation with a day trip to Boston with the Bestie and a spring TSO concert, also with Bestie...gonna be a fun, fun time!!

Going clockwise from the upper left:
Mar 10: They finally pruned the tree by the pool, looks much better!
Mar 6: The kitty picking a fight with my camera strap.
Mar 7: The flowers by the entrance to the industrial park where I work.
Mar 8: The sunset thru the window at CiCi's.
Mar 5: Small balloon decorations outside a local toy shop
Mar 9: my collection of Boston books from the library
Mar 11: Part of the panda statue at the zoo in the "hidden" asian garden

As always, click on the photo to see in more detail!

Sunday, March 06, 2011

2011 Project 365, Week 9

Here we are at week 9! As always click on the photo for a closer view. Going clockwise starting from the upper left:
Feb 27: Watching the ABA Jacksonville Giants play
Mar 1: Dino-Alive at the zoo, members preview
Feb 26: Monster Trucks being shown off before MonsterJam starts
Mar 4: citrus tree
Mar 3: I made some yummy mac & cheese
Mar 2: Cracker Barrel made some yummy Pot Roast
Feb 28: sunset at the zoo pier

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

2011 Project 365, week 8

Starting at the upper left and going clockwise:
Feb 19: I've got some new summer clothes!
feb 21: my pollen covered car
Feb 22: mollasses sugar cookies. not homemade, but good
Feb 23:crepe myrtle trees, pruned.
Feb 24: the last Febru-any sub from Subway
Feb 25: fountain in the retaining pond behind Panera's
Feb 20: I *finally* cleared all the levels in the Valentine's edition of Angry Birds!

We are now 8 weeks into the year, and just over a month til I get to go on vacation! So excited!! Bestie & I are going to Boston for a day, and to see TSO for the Beethoven's Last Night Tour.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

2011 Project 365, week 7

What a great week!! The weather here finally started to warm up a bit...I know it won't be long before I'm complaining about the heat. :)
The 7th week of the year was quite a busy one. Clockwise starting at upper left:

Feb 16: the door to my church
Feb 12: Sauce Boss, great show and good gumbo!
Feb 18: pretty flowering tree at the zoo
Feb 15: cat loves my shoes
Feb 14: cooking up spaghetti for the Daddy/Daughter dinner at American Heritage Girls
Feb 13: penguins at the zoo (first time I saw them out of the water)
Feb 17: the beautiful full moon

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

2011 project 365, week 6

A month and a half down now...we finally stopped getting so much rain. It's been getting into the low 60's during the day, too. I was able to get in a nice ride to Palm Coast, (just past St Augustine) this past weekend to see a couple bands and enjoy some good food at the first annual "Hot Foods & Spicy Blues" festival.

Clockwise from upper left I have:
Feb 10: High water level in the little retention pond near work
Feb 6: my Superbowl Sunday snack
Feb 8: Kitty thru a coffee cup handle
Feb 5: my view from the couch resting with my allergy issues
Feb 7: driving in more rainy weather
Feb 9: Fountain and more high water near Panera's
Feb 11: Tropical Sangria at Olive Garden...YUM!

As always click on the photo for a closer look.

Monday, February 07, 2011

2011 Project 365, Week 5

Week 5 was here and left just as quickly. We have had a ton of rain in our neck of the woods, and my allergies have been in high gear for the last few days. Here is my collage for the week, dates and descriptions as always clockwise starting in the upper left.

Jan 30: I started clipping the bits I liked from my scrap magazines, and then recycling them.
Jan 29: BLN (Beethoven's Last Night) and the spring TSO tour I will be seeing with my Bestie.
Feb 4: 3 days on the couch with previously mentioned allergies
Jan 31: Haircut time!
Feb 3: Rainy stop at Krystal's for supper..
Feb 2: I love driving by this hotel and the lights.
Feb 1: Subway, was sooo craving a meatball sub.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

2011 Project 365, Week 4

Well, here we are, almost the end of January. Here is my week 4 collage for Project 365. So far, so good! :)

As usual clockwise from upper left. Feel free to click on the photo to see in larger detail! Enjoy!

Jan 24: Panda Express for supper, Yum!!
Jan 28: Just one of many quotes around the zoo, this one is probably my favorite.
Jan 26: Panera for supper before church
Jan 25: Scrabble on facebook! I got whooped.
Jan 23: Train and a beautiful blue sky
Jan 22: Pretty as a peacock wandering down the path at the zoo
Jan 27: Tax filing time!!

Friday, January 21, 2011

2011 Project 365, Week 3

Well here we are, three weeks into the new year already...seems like it's flying by! Work has been keeping me busy, and with the recent announcement of the 2011 Trans-Siberian Orchestra spring tour, I now get to plan my spring vacation! :)

Here is my week 3 collage of Project 365 photos, starting clockwise from upper left:

1/16: Purging my scrapbooking magazines, and removing inspirational bits to save.
1/21: There's an app for that! Changing channels on my tv with the iPad. :)
1/15: A prickly cactus at the zoo
1/19: Made a quick stop at CVS for some candy for work.
1/18: Blue sky after I got out of work
1/17: Watching the Martin Luther King Jr "I Have a Dream" speech at our American Heritage Girls        meeting tonight
1/20: Supper tonight, was delish!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

2011 Project 365, Week 2

Here are my photos from the 2nd week of usual, clockwise from upper left:
Jan 8 - looking out over the Trout River from the pier at the Zoo
Jan 10 - my car's check engine light on, needed 2 parts, total cost $700. yay.
Jan 14 - the merch table from one of the bands at Winterjam (Kutless)
Jan 12 - tree against an evening sky
Jan 11 - hot apple cider to enjoy while playing on the computer
Jan 13 - Scout hanging in one of his favorite spots
Jan 9 - Jacksonville Giants vs Orlando Kings, Jax won 174-117.

Friday, January 07, 2011

2011 Project 365, Week 1

Here we are once again at the beginning of a new year. I will be continuing my daily project 365, and my scrap your day on the 25th of every month. There hasn't been much scrapping going on lately, but I did make a few cards and tags the last couple months, so working on adding more creativity to my days. I'm slowly getting back to more reading as well.

I plan on sharing a collage every week with my Project 365 shots. I will be better able to keep up with that than single shots, I think.

Clockwise from upper left:
Jan. 1: Polar Bear Plunge at jax beach. Water temp 50 deg, air temp 65 deg.
Jan. 2: Mr Scout on duty!
Jan. 6: Ducks on the pond
Jan. 7: Today's reading material. Lazy day.
Jan. 5: Betsy's favorite calzone from Luigi's. Kim's favorite too!
Jan. 3: My 2010 project 365 photos all sorted by month. Need an album. :)
Jan. 4: New shipment of coffee for my Keurig. The hot apple cider is amazing!!