Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Coming Soon to a Blog Near You

My new camera and with it dozens of new photo opportunities for the blog. Finally!!! So be prepared. As soon as I figure it out I'll be shooting like crazy and uploading.

This is also the first step towards the Italy trip. After all, the trip is a photography class and I hope to become a pretty good photographer by the time I'm done. How can I lose; I'm in Italy


The time has arrived; it seems too soon, too fast, but John graduates from high school this Sunday!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

My Life in Six Words

My friend Jeannie has challenged me to write my memoir in 6 words. Despite what she might be thinking, I have been thinking about this....ALL THE TIME, I might add and it's driving me crazy! She very succinctly did a beautiful job with"I love deeply; I love Joyfully". She puts me to shame with her creative crafty blog, so check her out; The Marmelade Gypsy (link to the right) "But I digress..." (hmmm the beginning of my memoir?). I have come up with dozens of ideas, mostly very irreverent, but none that I'm ready to commit to yet. I might just throw them out there on a daily basis and get feedback from you.

My witty meter is on lowlike my gas tank. I blame it on the new job but check out the site above for some very clever and funny "Memoirs"

Back from Hiatus

I'm sure it hasn't escaped anyone's notice that I haven't blogged in a month - to the day! So I have to play catch up. It's amazing how you can go for a month, add one new entry and a dozens ideas pop right into your mind. I will try to save them all and attack them S L O W L Y .

Actually the hiatus has been purposeful involving a trip; a strange man, Asheville, a job offer, a hunt, and the "creepy" factor.

The Big Scoop

So I went to the grocery the other day; long overdue shopping to be done. New job and all that. Anyway, my favorite store usually has a sale on ice cream every few weeks or so. 3 "half gallons for $9. Can't beat that price when they usually cost almost $6 regularly especially when our gas prices are not the only thing skyrocketing. Food has been on a huge upswing in price these days. So I grabbed the ice cream from the dozens of tubs and types and put it in the freezer next to tub with only a spoonful or two left and I noticed something odd. It was VERY much smaller than the one already there. Not just shorter and fatter but just plain shorter. Turns out companies are not the only thing downsizing these days. Our once almost 1/2 gallon (1.75 quarts) of ice cream is now not even an "almost" but a "once was" at 1.50 quarts. Let me know if you begin to spot other downsized products.