Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

I totally want to go dancing with this guy.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Playing with my Henna....

My Grandmothers initials.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Rummage report

Long overdue- I did go to several really good church sales
this season and scored some cool junk.....

These these zoftig and lovely
lady mermaid ornaments

Tons of clothes- mostly for me
Loads of books
Crafty supplies, frames, decorations

Empty mason jars +

seashells =

Love this tea set

Friday, November 21, 2008


Guess what I did last night- well technically very
early this morning. I went to see the
Greatest. Movie. Ever!
I am so a member of Team Edward.
Of course I haven't read any of the books (yet)
so I don't really know anything much about
that other guy. Jared? Jason? Jacob?
My sister Barbara, my lovely niece Veronica
and Veronica's adorable friend Kate were kind enough
to allow me to crash their party and join them
for the 12:01am showing of Twilight. We
were joined by my homeschooling friends Robin
and Jillian (she's Team Other guy that starts with a J).
I really did love the movie. I mean how romantic is
it that Edward can barely kiss Bella without
wanting to eat her right up (literally).
As far as mortals go, Tim's okay I suppose-
but Edward.....Sigh.
Really though, at my age, having a crush on a
teen Vampire- if I had any sense I'd be embarrassed.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Peace Park

Tim with a bag of 100 origami peace cranes I folded.
He left them at this monument in Peace Park,
Hiroshima, Japan.
More of Tim's pics from Japan here.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Still figuring out my new camera....

I'm loving these cool shots I took of the full moon last night. Now if I could only figure out how I managed to get them. I did a little random button pushing outside in the dark and somehow found the extreme close up feature. As much as I hate to even say it- it might be time to find and read the little booklet that came with the camera.
Besides playing around with my camera I have been -

  • going to one of my favorite rummage sales- where I bought myself a whole new wardrobe, a couple of gifts for Christmas giving, a tea set, books, seashells for crafting, a couple of brand new throw rugs and more. I'll take some pics for another post.
  • going to a local library book sale then out to lunch with a friend. Thanks to Pam who very generously shared her favorite place to pick up 25c paperbacks and 50c hardcovers with me. I picked up several bags full because what we need around here is more stacks of books. I also found a few things for gifts.
  • visiting with John who came home for the weekend. I helped him pick up his car (a very generous pre-graduation gift from his Grandmother). I ran some errands with him and we had a family brunch of French Toast and bacon.
  • going out to lunch with my Dad and his wife Linda. A real treat for us- Thanks.
  • homeschooling-wise we have been reading The Call of the Wild by Jack London and we watched this documentary. Griffin has been climbing on to and falling off of the roof of his clubhouse and Riley has been practicing his guitar and working on his Canadian accent. We also went to 4H and had a friend sleep over (for socialization, don'tcha know)
  • after meeting a friend's husband who has the coolest hobby/side job of officiating at weddings, I became ordained via the internet. You are now reading the wise words of The Righteously Revered Reverend Roxanne!
  • today we are expecting friends within the hour, (finally) returning library books and movies,(hopefully) getting a little cleaning done and (maybe) even doing a little Christmas wrapping!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

New flickr sets.....

Ava and Zoe pics.

606- the house where I grew up.

Chad pics........

Chad, my cousin and my Godson, and Tim
in front of Chad's ship.

Chad's bunk

Dad- Tim says they took this one for you!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008