Sunday, May 31, 2015

Do We Have to Be Serious?



I haven't had as much time to do my scrapbooking as I would like and then when I did get time, I got a creative block. Nothing was coming together to my satisfaction. But today after some rest, I sat down and just had some fun.

In the top picture, I found two photos that were taken at the same place as the big duck. However, I really don't know what the conversation was about or what was going through their minds. It was fun to 'put words in their mouths' though.   

Sometimes it is a challenge to get a group picture.  In the bottom picture, we didn't have a tripod handy, so we  tried to arrange us so that I could photoshop myself into the picture later. We took several pictures, but the one with me in it had our hands on our hips. If I had photoshopped me into the picture, my elbow would have presented a problem, so I ended up not being in the group picture. 

Like the sign says, life would be boring without us.



Sunday, May 24, 2015

Friends Through Thick and Through Thin



Here is the whole clan. It is the Ohio contingency and Texas, minus one, who remained in Ohio after returning from Florida a few days before.  We missed her, but we have learned to carry on through hardships like that.  

We are girlfriends through thick and thin. Some of us, me being the worst example, have gained weight since last year, so I'm thicker  and of course one who has lost and is now thinner: Thick and  Thin.

We are girlfriends. We are happy, and that is all that matters. 

Well actually, there are many things  that matter to us...just ask us!




Saturday, May 23, 2015

White Sand


Well, so much for being in gear tonight.  Today was filled with manual labor, or more precisely, weeding. I way overdid it and drained my brain in the sun.

I have another layout from our recent trip to Florida ,where we got to visit the beach with the whitest of white sands.  This picture just doesn't show how very beautiful it was and is always.  But it does feature some of the 'girls' who were there.  Two were enjoying their umbrellas a little too much and missed this shot. 

In case you've missed it, ORU does NOT stand for Oral Roberts University here, but for Opinions R Us. With two divisions, the founding one in Ohio and the other in Texas, ORU chose Florida as a reunion convention site and a special celebration for Sali, our dear member and friend who this past year, lived bravely through chemo and radiation. We were extremely happy to celebrate  completion of treatment with her.

Although Sali was shading herself at the time this picture was taken, she was in the group picture that appeared on this blog yesterday.

I'm bowing out now before I collapse on my keyboard.  Good night and God bless you all.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Watercolor, Cerulean Park


It's been 10 days since I've posted.    It has been a very busy 10 days filled with  photo snapping opportunities. Eventually I'll post a few of them.  But tonight, I'm adding a group photo from the trip we 'girls' made to Watercolor, Florida earlier in May. 

I like to tie my layouts in with  comments about the times, but I'm brain dead tonight and will avoid writing something outlandish.   Maybe I'll be back in gear by tomorrow evening.



Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Dirt Magnet


I imagine you are expecting to see a picture of one of our young grandsons. But no. I'm here to tell you that my husband loves dirt as much as the next kid. And the problem with a sewer pipe gave him the chance to dig a hole. (I teased him about digging my grave since it looked about the right size.)


While he is digging and dragging dirt around everywhere, I am trying to clear it out of the house. As hard as I try, it seems it is never all gone. But then it isn't anywhere as bad as Washington D.C.  Wow. We might save our country if we were able to clear all the offices there of dirt.

Off the subject...it was the final show in the 14th season of American Idol tonight. I could hardly wait to see it, since we knew Clark Beckham. We've been watching and voting for him each week. It was a  bit disappointing to see him come in second.  But we do believe he will go on and do well.

Next season will be the last for the show. It has had a nice long run, but there are other similar shows now in the limelight. I will miss it, since it is practically all I watch, but I'm sure I'll like one of the other shows of its kind when this one is over.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

123 Look at Me


More often than not these days, I'm wearing out before I can accomplish all I want to get done and I just give it up and go to bed, granted it is still seldom before midnight. The thing is, I am not getting done in a days time all I want to do! I have to trim items from my list, or the list gets longer and longer day by day.

I was only able to do one page today and this is it. Oliver was at the park and climbed up on a turtle to ride. I love his pleasant look.  He seems pretty happy up there.

We already have a train wreck in Washington, DC; and now there has been one in Philadelphia. I pray for all those who are affected by this latest train wreck.  May God bless this country and may we try to serve Him in a way that produces good.


Monday, May 11, 2015

Bed Head



This is our little Ava, sweet as can be.  I've never seen anyone so cute with a bed head.