Monday, November 23, 2009


I have submitted an image to a contest. If I am selected, my image will be published in a JPG magazine. If you are aware of photography magazines or if you have an interest in magazines, then you may already be familiar with JPG.

If you read my blog at all, then you also know I am a photographer--good or bad--I am a photographer. As well as many other things...

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009


So far this month has been filled with ups and downs...

My friend’s sister-in-law gave birth to a little boy was born with a defect in one of his heart valves, after two open heart surgeries, he is finally home with his family. Another surgery is to follow in about 5-6 months.

The musician at my wedding passed away. He had been sick for a while, so it was reassuring in that he was not taken from his family too soon. He was an elder--in his 80's. He lived a long, love filled life with 7 beautiful, talented and prosperous children, each with children of their own. My only regret is I didn't keep in touch with him like I should have.

My husband celebrated his 35th birthday in the manner in which most single men might like to enjoy it... at Hooter's wearing balloon boobs, of course. ::shrug:: I don't understand it, but the pictures I saw where actually quite hilarious and very demeaning toward women. Hopefully a future employer won't find these. Our two-year old was not up for a night on the town; therefore, I played babysitter while daddy enjoyed his boobs... I mean, booze. :\

Yes, he is still unemployed. The Monday after Thanksgiving will be exactly one year since he had a real, full-time job. He has had jobs that paid, some even paid well, but none were permanent. This month he has been on two interviews. That is very exciting—then I heard on the news there are at least 8 people applying for every position available. I just hope someone picks my husband.

The Air Force is looking less and less like a possibility. Since April I have lost 30 pounds, but I seem to have hit a plateau. I have held firm at goal weight + 10. Those last 10 pounds need to come off. I have changed my entire routine to accommodate exercise and diets. I guess I will either have to wait until June to apply or give up the attempt.

We are supposed to be going to my grandparents this Thanksgiving. I am very much looking forward to it but there are no funds for gas. I am hoping my mother’s “new to her” minivan will have enough room for us, them and all out belongings. I sent out an extraordinarily long e-mail to everyone scheduled to ride with together: mom and dad; me, hubby and the kid; sister and her live in boyfriend. I was terribly long. My mother claimed 30-minutes were spent reading my email. I offered a prize to the first person to respond to that email—just to see who would actually read it and follow the instructions—I thought my mother would be the only one. And she was. My sister and her boyfriend never even mentioned the email and my dad claimed to have simply skimmed it. Where is the love?? Lol… it was all in fun. But, my mother will get a prize—prize to be determined.

Ok, that’s all for now. Just in case… Happy Thanksgiving. J