Friday, March 20, 2009

Day 83 - Two Bunnies

Looked out this morning and there were 2 bunnies on the stone steps eating grass. David slowly threw out a piece of whole wheat bread and one of them came over and ate some of it! Yesterday he threw out some old, stale tortillas and a bunny ate almost a half one! The birds finished off the rest. I'm hoping by Easter there will be a bunny on every single step!
Not the greatest picture, but I took it through the patio glass because I didn't want to scare them off without getting the shot!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Day 82 - D4 at Work

This is the machine David and I work on almost every night together. There are 206 bins and I sweep the mail into the trays as they fill up. It's a little more complicated than that, but too boring to put down in words. David is at the far end loading the machine with mail, but you can't see him in this picture. The machine is actually called a DBCS (which he says are his initials = David Brian Coker'S) but it really stands for Delivery Bar Code Sorter.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Day 81 - Blue, Yellow & Green Daisies

Stopped by the grocery store in the morning after work to pick up canned cat food and $46 later, we came home with cat food, groceries and these flowers. They just kinda winked at me and said "take me home". They were only $5, so I thought that was a lot of pretty for a little amount!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Day 80 - Happy St. Patty's Day

As usual, we cooked our corned beef, cabbage, potatoes & carrots. Sometimes we just make reubens, but we didn't want that this time. Cooked it in the crockpot and turned out great. We only have this once a year, but LOVE it!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Day 79 - Susie in Sunshine

She LOVES the sunshine. Stretches out as far as she can to soak up every ray and feels like she is on fire. Love how she squints her eyes!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Day 78 - Homemade Pasta Sauce

These are the ingredients that I use to make homemade pasta sauce. Ever since I found this recipe online last year and made this, we cannot stand eating pasta sauce from a jar. It's like eating ketchup! So about every month or two, I spend a Sunday making several batches of this. It is soooo awesome and we really enjoy it. It's not one of those sweet sauces with sugar in it, but more like real pasta sauce. Doing this along with all my laundry and ironing today, that should keep me pretty busy.
OH, and my camera broke today!!! Actually it still takes pictures, but I dropped it (only a few feet) and there is nothing on the screen so I have to use the old view finder. Don't know if I've captured the picture until I download it to the computer. I've been online looking and will probably be getting a new one real soon!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Day 77 - "25th of Album" for February

This is my album pages for February. I got my pictures several days ago, but had not had a chance to scrapbook them. There were only 13 pictures this past month, so it was easy to fit it all on the pages. Sometimes there is much more going on and I have to "stack" the pictures (like a book) to get them all on the pages. Anyway, it's done.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Day 76 - Old Photo Albums

Okay, my dining room table is finally clear of all photos! I got my mom's photos and mine mixed together and labeled. The years 1967-1998 are in this chest. The years of 1999-2009 are already in my scrapbook room and in albums just waiting to be scrapbooked, if I choose. But it's a big load getting these older pictures done.
I'm gonna take a break now, but I want to get the old black & white's of my mothers into better albums and hopefully get some names and dates on the ones I can. This will make it much easier for my daughter and granddaughters when they inherit them!

Oh, and I was off work again on Thursday night with my shoulder. When I got up this morning, it felt like nothing had ever happened! That was just sooooo weird!!!!!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Day 75 - Heating Pad

My "friend"!!! When I went to bed Wednesday afternoon, my shoulder hurt a little...and I mean a LITTLE. When I woke up around 3 in the afternoon, it hurt BAD. My neck hurt, my upper back and my arm. Finally called in sick at work around 6pm because I knew I wouldn't be able to lift all that mail the way I felt. Hopefully it will feel better tomorrow. (and besides I haven't called in for over a year!)

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Day 74 - Photo of Kendra & Me

The colored picture is of my daughter, Kendra, at age 6 1/2. The black & white picture is of me at 6 1/2. The thing is I've been working on getting my older photos in order and intermingling them with the pictures my mother left me. We both have (had) pictures from the same years so they needed to be all put together. My mom was good about putting pictures in chronological order...except these 2 pictures. She had them side by side. And the thing is in the online class I'm taking about organizing photos, we were supposed to find some "connections" between photos, old and new.
So right here before my eyes, I found these 2 pictures. THANKS, mom for your help!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Day 73 - Project 365 Kit

Okay after 2 months of this being ordered, it finally arrived! I ended up on the back-order list, so I knew it would be awhile before it arrived. Then they sent me a message stating that it was coming UPS, so I was expecting a phone call because I had only given my Post Office Box # and not my address. This is what usually happens....UPS just calls me and asks where to deliver it. I kept checking the UPS website with the tracking number I received but there was nothing.
On another message board, a lady received hers and said it came FedEx. So I went to the FedEx website, put in the supposedly UPS tracking number and it showed up. That was yesterday and it arrived today. What a mix up Creating Keepsakes is having!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Day 72 - Prom Layout

This is another layout that came as a kit. I ordered a whole set (18 in all) layouts from QVC that were "Hall of Fame" layouts. It's great because everything is there and they even give you directions for putting it all together. You just pick out the pictures you want to use. I've made 2 so far....

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Day 71 - Lunch at Taco Bell

After spending the night, the girls and I went shopping at the mall. Trina got her hair cut at Penney's. Then it was off to Old Navy to exchange some flip-flops that were the wrong size. Then I dropped them off at Plato's Closet while I went to Target for some household supplies. She called just as I was checking out, so it worked out perfect. I asked them where they wanted to go for lunch and was up for anything. Their choice: TACO BELL! I guess I got off cheap! Kendra would never have gone for that if I'd have asked her. Guess us grownups have better taste than teenagers (or more expensive).

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Day 70 - Girls at Computer

This is Trina and Rachel playing games on the computer. They are both here to stay all night so we can go mall shopping tomorrow. Trina is going to get her hair cut and exchange some shoes at Old Navy. They also want to just "shop". They both picked out outfits and painted their nails to match so they'll look good for walking the mall. Oh, the life of 16 year olds!!!!!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Day 69 - My Pantry

This morning when we got off work we went to Schnucks and did our BIG grocery shopping. Haven't been in awhile, as we like to empty the pantry and refrig to make sure we eat everything. Okay, so $291.58 later, we filled the pantry, refrig and the freezer in the garage. Should have plenty to eat for sometime. Although we will be back a few times in the next few weeks for perishables, like lettuce, fruits and bread.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Day 68 - Starbucks Water Bottle

I saw that CarolB on ShutterCal had taken a picture of her water bottle. I decided that since this bottle is such a HUGE part of my every day life it needed to be photographed in my Project 365. I bought this a few years back with a gift card I had received from someone. I needed a good, strong bottle for work. We have an ice machine and filtered water in our break room. Because the machines we work on produce sooooo much heat, it is pretty warm at work all the time, even in the dead of winter. I try to drink 2 of these bottles full every night, but sometimes only make 1 and a half. I'm also susceptible to kidney stones, so we keep them at bay by drinking water!!!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Day 67 - Stamp Camp Cards

Made these 3 cards at "Stamp Camp" on February 28th (the one with the chocolate fountain). I gave the middle one to Al & Mindy for their anniversary. Just stamped some hearts on the pink scallop and a sentiment inside. The one on the right does not have a "saying"...Carrie had her sample card made as a "thank you" card, but I like to keep mine blank so I can use them for whatever I need. LOVE the coffee stamps she used. I'll scrapbook the layout we made later and post it.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Day 66 - Bunny on the Deck

I was in my scrapbook room and David was in the kitchen. He yelled "hon, come here quick" so I grabbed my camera (because usually when he says that there's a picture taking moment) and this is what we saw on our deck. He had thrown out corn for the squirrel we get and the bunny decided to help himself. Susie was going absolutely NUTS running from one patio door to the other. I crouched down real low and tried to get his photo without him seeing me and running off. I managed to get 2, but the other one is a little blurry. Soon he saw Susie and in one hop was off the deck and out to the garden.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Day 65 - Sorting Old Photos

This is what I spent some of this weekend on and will be a couple of more days going through. Went through the living room closet and several "old, old, old" photo albums that my mom had. I am putting names and dates (as best as I can remember) on photos from 1969 (my high school years) through 1988 (years when my children were growing up). Hopefully I can finish this up this week. Last week I worked on getting my early marriage years (before children) to the first husband in binders so the kids would at least be able to look at them and know a time-frame of some kind.
Later it will be onto my childhood photos.....that should be interesting!!!!!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Day 64 - Walmart with the Kids

Kendra called at 6:30am and asked what we were doing. First she talked to David for a bit and then me. They wanted to show us the new truck they had gotten and get the "hot dog cooker sticks" we had bought Bill for Christmas but forgot to give to him! They are going camping over Spring Break at Kentucky Lake and want to take them with.
We met them at Walmart, since we all had shopping to do. The older one (Trina) stayed home and slept (didn't even realize they were gone until they got back) but Autumn came with. Kendra was showing me the recipes they had in the produce section and David said "well, you'll probably cook something and then take a picture of it". Which reminded me I had my of course, I had to get it out. Autumn is sticking her tongue out at Grandma because some onery Grandpa told her to do so!!!
Came home and cooked shrimp stir-fry. Awesome!