Friday, June 29, 2007

Show and tell?

We got in early from work. By early, I mean at 1 a.m. as opposed to 3 or 4 a.m. or later. So I am holding our cat Cookie and just tempted myself and bought something from Ebay.


It's a mother of pearl pin.

I started crocheting a baby blanket on Saturday. It’s my first time ever to do this pattern and to use the thin crochet thread. So far it is going well but a bit slow to see some progress. I imagine that is because I am trying to do the stitches with care so hopefully it will look nice at the end (since it is a gift).

Here is a little piece of it so you can see the pattern. It is called Alternate Shells.

Armando took this pretty picture of the moon the other night.

Have a great weekend and thanks for visiting my blog! :)

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Blog banner makeover

Since nerve pain has decided to visit my back (again) I needed a distraction last night. I decided to make the blog banner above. Armando helped me and it looks much better than my first attempt.

The banner is made from a picture that we took at Cheaha Mountain.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Picture this...

Morocco 2006...

I wish! Just joking. It is a picture I took at Orlando, Florida

I really like Moroccan architecture. I hope when we have our own home in the future that we can incorporate a few Moroccan details. I like not only the nice shapes of the doorways (like above) but also the vibrant colored tiles mixed with earthy browns etc.

What is your favorite style of architecture?

Sunday, June 17, 2007


I woke up this morning marveling at all the babies in our life recently. We have kittens, my Father has puppies, this morning we saw some baby platy fish in both our aquariums and recently we found out Armando is going to be Tio/Uncle! We are very excited about all these little babes!

I made eggs, bacon and buttered toast for breakfast. Not exactly a healthy breakfast but delicious anyway.


Continued early a.m….

Somehow the early a.m. seems to be my usual blogging time these days. I think partly because we are normally working at this time (four days a week) and my body cannot seem to get away from being wide awake at this time on the other days of the week.

Read this, it’s interesting. Armando showed this website to me this morning.

Off subject. I was a bit annoyed tonight when I realized that Yahoo photos is making you change your pictures over to another service or they will be deleted. Yikes! They do offer to have another service sell you a backup of your pictures on CD. I really didn’t want to pay for a CD. I know, I am silly sometimes like that…

I have 488 pictures in my yahoo account and one of the services that you are offered as an alternative to import your photos to is Flickr. They do not tell you until after you get your photos imported that you are limited on how many photos you can have on there and then you must pay. Yahoo photos does give you a free 3 months pro account which is helpful but since I don’t plan on paying for an online photo album, I was starting to fuss and backup all the photos. That was a long process because you had to do it one by one and go to all sizes, then pick the original size, and save it that way so you came out with a reasonably sized and good quality picture.

But then I was happy because Armando found a program to download our pictures from Flickr. Yippee! Yippee! Yippee! We both had quite a bit of pictures there, especially since we used yahoo photos a lot when we were having a long distance relationship. I guess this is a lesson learned. Do backups of online photos and don’t rely on them to be your virtual album even though one would think that is reasonably safe, I guess companies sell to other companies and there you have it, you’re in a bind.

So, here is a link to Flickrdown which helps you download your photos from Flickr. Just in case anybody else needs it.

Happy Father’s Day! I plan to cook a meal for my Dad today.

Well, I am off to bed. Night Night.

Here's a cat picture for you, Jsaan. :)

Lucy as a kitten asleep in our bed with a handkerchief as a cover. How fast they grow! She recently had surgery to be spayed. She gets her stitches out in a few days. She is a lovely little Lucy Lu with a sweetheart personality.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Early A.M. Ramblings

I slept late Friday. It is our free day from work. We watched several Lost episodes. It had been a few weeks since we had seen it. This evening we cleaned the house well.

Today I held a puppy. My Father’s dog had puppies a few weeks ago and they just opened their eyes. Armando brought it for me to see. Isn’t he a cutie?

I hope you have a relaxing weekend!

Friday, June 15, 2007


Thursday 6/14/07

I took these pictures.


The sun created shining rays of light while it was hidden beneath the cloud's cover.


This tree simply has a beautiful shape.

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Adopted Kittens

Although these are not the best quality pictures, here are a few pictures of the adopted kittens playing tonight. I will try to take better pictures in the daytime of the kittens this weekend.

The kittens are adorable. They all have their own little personalities. They like to be held and cuddled and cry when you put them down because they want to be held more.

There are three boys and one girl with the following names:

Cho ( we call him Cho Cho)
Wide Eyes
Tiny Tina

They are eating kitten food now and eat very well. Actually, Star eats too well. We are thinking we might need to limit his eating because he appears to be too overweight and we worry about him having problems from eating too much. I believe they over-indulge with food because of their past history and abandonment.

Wide Eyes

Cho Cho

Tiny Tina