Monday, September 21, 2009

Monday- We Have A Winner...

Yesterday's eyeball bender was this corn husk/wild flower bouquet my husband made for me. I think it was for our anniversary. We have been married 29 years today. How can that be when I am only 27? LOL
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Here is today's eyeball bender. See if you can figure it out. Post your guess in the comment section for your entry in the contest today. All comments get an entry even if you can't figure the picture out. BUT if you are the first to guess correctly I will give you a second entry as a reward.
Speaking on entries and rewards... I am here to announce the winner from last weeks guesses. Are you ready? The winner is... MaryLynn.
CONGRATULATIONS...
Please go to Rachel's website to pick out the pattern you would like to have, either to knit up yourself of to have me knit up for you in the color of your choice. After you have made your pick drop me an email and I will send Rachel the info.
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Tomorrow at Noon I will be on an airplane on my way home to sunny San Diego, CA. I am finally all packed and ready to go. I have to drop my car off to the repair shop in the morning and make a couple phone calls but that's it.
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I guess that's about it for me today. I should be asleep already. I guess I can slepp on the plane right? Well sort of, the DR said I have to walk at least once an hour during the flight.
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Have a great night, sweet dreams.
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AK

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Sunday- So Tomorrow The President Arrives To Town

HVCC (Hudson Valley Community College) is just across the river from my house. And tomorrow The President will be arriving to town and going to speak at this college. Both my boys attended college here over the past few years. I expect traffic around town is going to be a tad bit crazy tomorrow. I fly out of the Albany airport on Tuesday, good thing it's not tomorrow huh? I can only imagine the delays with Air Force One on the landing field.
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I walked to church again today. I LIKE walking to church. It doesn't take too long and I feel good by the time I get there. I'll be missing church now for about 5 weeks, but I plan on continuing to walk while visiting in San Diego again. And I hope my dad and his wife will attend church with me again on Sunday's like they did the last time I was there. So it's all good, right?
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After church I went to an engagement party for our cousin's daughter. There was live music and good food. It was nice.
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Yesterday's eyeball bender was some potato dish my kids had at the Irish Fest last night. I thought about showing you the HUGE Turkey leg my oldest son was eating, he reminded me of a cave man knawing on an animal he just killed for dinner. YUCK, lol.
It does look good though, doesn't it?
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Here is today's eyeball bender. See if you can figure it out and post your guess in the comment section. All comments get one entry right or wrong... but the first to guess correctly will get two entries.
I've got another full schedule tomorrow and then Tuesday I am outta here. Needless to say I am tired for sure. I am off to bed now, good night all and sweet dreams.
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AK


Saturday, September 19, 2009

Saturday- So Sleepy

So I was going through my jewelery and I found the mothers ring my husband gave me many many years ago. I wore it only a short time because my fingers were too fat, then I could finally wear it on my pinky finger... but today I tried it on and well it fit's loosly on the ring finger now. It's actually too big. But I am wearing it anyway, just because I can.
Yesterdays eyeball bender was PEANUTS. I have a handful of these everyday. I love peanuts, they have protein and I can eat them really slow. The perfect treat after a meal.
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Here is today's eyeball bender. Hmm can you figurre this one out? Post a guess in the comment section for an entry and if you are the first to comment with the correct guess you'll get an extra entry. All other comments get one entry even if you don't guess right.
I started packing today. I now have another big bag of clothes that are too big. All the pants I got into last week... too big. I have moved down a size in a week. I can only inagine what will happen when all this swelling is finally gone. Dr says that could be another 4 to 8 weeks. Yikes. I hope the clothes I pack for CA still fit when I am ready to come back home or I am in big trouble.
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Well as usual I am exhausted. I am off to sleep, lot's happening tomorrow. Good night everyone and sweet dreams.
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AK

Friday, September 18, 2009

Friday- I'm A Freak...


Has anyone seeen this commercial? Vibrating mascara. OK Who would try that? Does the saying you're gonna poke your eye out sound familiar??
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Yep yesterday's eyeball bender was a bathroom scale. Let me first clarify, it's NOT my bathroom scale and that is NOT my weight. I wish it was, but it's not. My scale is a digital so I could'nt use it for the eyeball bender photo, oh well.

Here is today's eyeball bender. Can you figure out what this picture os of? Post your guess in the comment section for an entry in the contest. And if you're the first to guess correctly you will get tow entries.
Well I have done more cleaning and de-cluttering this week, to fill up a dumpster. I love how good everything looks though. Tomorrow I pack. I hope.
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I did make it to the Y to renew my plan, and while I was there I treated myslef with 15 minutes in the hot tub and 15 minutes in the sauna. Oh how I had missed that pampering.
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DR gave me the A OK to fly away. He is very pleased with my healing and said in about 4-6 weeks most or all of the swelling will have gone away.
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I'm off to bed, good night everyone sweet dreams.
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AK

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Thursday- Times A Wastin'

This bundle of a mess of clothes is what I have left in my size. Today was the day I sorted out these garmets and tried to find a place to keep them. My husband has taken over the closet and dressers upstairs, is it possible that a man can have more clothes than a woman? Now I need to figure out what outfits I want to pack for the California trip.
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Yesterdays eyeball bender was a cupcake from Autumn's birthday party over the weekend. Looks yummy huh? I wouldn't know though since I no longer can or desire to eat sweets.
Now for Thursday's eyeball bender. Take a look at the picture below and see if you can guess what it is. Post your guess in the comment section for your entry in the contest. Remember if you are the first correct guess you will get two entries instead of one.
Tomorrow I have my follow up with the surgeon and get my final release for the plane ride to CA on Tuesday. I wonder if I will be done wearing this abdominal binder after tomorrow. Actually it's not that uncomfortable, I kind of like how it holds my stomach in firm, something my belly can't do on it's own because of the torture I but it through these past 20 years.
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I am still pretty tired, I think it's a brain tired more than anything. But still... I need to get to bed. Good night everyone and sweet dreams.
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AK


Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Wednesday- What Happened To Summer?

Boy did it suddenly get COLD here in Upstate NY. Or maybe it's just me. I almost considered turning up the heat. Burrr. Can you hear my teeth chattering? What happened to Summer?
So I picked up a box of cereal at Walmarts yesterday for my niece Hannah. I mean when you see cereal with her name plastered on the front you have no choice, right?
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Yesterday's eyeball bender was a bendy straw. This was from my glass of water at Applebee's last night. You guys are pretty good at this. I need t0 make them harder, lol.Here is today's eyeball bender photo... Post your guess in the comment section to get your entry and if you're the first correct guess you'll get a second entry just for being so smart.Well it was my night to teach at church. I was a little stressed about it. I just haven't had time to really prepare with everything going on and now my trip scheduled for Tuesday. But I managed to get it together and I guess it went pretty good. I really need to step up the game a little, but I have some time, I won't be on the schedule again until November when I return from CA.
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Paid a ton of bills today and that's a relief. I hate it when I let those things build up. Tomorrow I sort my mountain of clothes and pack my suitcase for the trip.
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Pretty tired, again. I hope you had a wonderful day and are getting some good quality sleep, sweet dreams.
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AK

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Tuesday- Pinktooth?

I have lost my bluetooth so when I was out today I decided to get a new one. I am going to need it for the upcoming CA trip. But I didn't get a Bluetooth, I got a PINKtooth, lol. I LOVE it, well you all know I love anything PINK. Now will I be able to figure it out, God only knows. It's charging now but I'll give it a test run tomorrow.
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I continued with my de-cluttering and cleaning today. I worked from 9am to 4pm. But then I left to deliver the 8 bags of too big clothes to a friend and then because she is disabled and in the same place I was just 2 years ago, I also drove her to the bank, the post office, Walmart and Staples. And then she treated me to dinner at Applebee's. It was delicious. I didn't get home though until 10PM. I am pretty tired. But it was a good day. All I have left to do is find a place to put the clothes that DO fit, and I have 4 small bags and 1 laundry basket of stuff to sort left. I'll work on those tomorrow, and then I need to pack my bag for the CA trip next week.
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So here is the full picture from yesterdays eyeball bender photo. This is NOT the picture I took. My picture once I cropped it was too small to be seen. {{sigh}} so I snagged this one off of google. When I was walking home from church on Sunday I saw the prettiest yellow butterfly around the dandilions.
Now for today's eyeball bender... Can you figure out what this is? Post your guess in the comment section for your entry. And if you are the first to guess correctly you'll get a second entry as well. You don't have to be right to get an entry all you have to do is leave a comment.
Well I am going to try to sleep early tonight. Besides the work around here I want to finish I also am preaching tomorrow night at church. Yeah don't ask where I am in that prepared Word. Yikes.
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Good night everyone, sweet dreams.
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AK

Monday, September 14, 2009

Monday- And The Winners Is...

Well the winner of last weeks contest was Libby. Congrats Libby and please head on over to Rachels website and pick out the pattern you like the best. Email your choice to me at gimpykatk@aol.com and I will take it from there.
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I worked all day today cleaning out clothes from the upstairs bedroom. I filled up three bags of garbage, 1 bag of little boys clothes for the good will, and 8 kitchen size garbage bags full of clothes that no longer fit me. I think there will actually be 9 bags, but I ran out fo energy.
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Yesterday's eyeball bender was a penny, It was actually a giant penny trivit my sister has on her counter. I forgot to save a full size pic so I can't show that to you tonight.
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Here is todays eyeball bender. Post your guess in the comment section and the first correct comment get's 2 entries and all the other comments get one even if they guess wrong.
I am heading to bed now. I have worked non stop toady and I am TIRED. Hope you are all asleep already and having Sweet Dreams.
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AK

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Sunday- HAPPY BIRTHDAY ADAM

Today my little Adam turned 5. He is such a BIG boy now and a big brother too. I am sad today, it's the first birthday of his I have missed. I did talk to him on the phone though. He sounds so grown up. So in honor of my Bubba's birthday here are some memories...
This picture was taken in the NICU, Adam was maybe a week old, and Angie and I were holding our hands to show how tiny he was. And Adam, smart as he always is, without us noticing also waved his hand for the picture. This is one of my favorite pictures of him.
Adam was 3 pounds when he was born 11 weeks early. He stayed in the hospital for a month before he could come home. He was the smallest baby I had ever held. You'd never know it now, that he was a preemie, he is just awesome.I was the first to actually hold Adam after he was born, my son and I were on duty at the hospital and we asked the nurse when we'd be able to hold him, she thought we all had been holding him already so she sat me down and put him in my arms. This was the first of many Adam hugs that would brighten my day.
And of course we have to show a picture of Adam now, this was just before he moved away, playing with his Star Wars Legos with his daddy at Hannah's house. He loves building these ships and wants a REAL Star Trooper ship. Um Adam you just can't buy those... But why??? I really want one Nana.
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Yesterdays eyeball bender was a dandilion. I saw it when I was on my afternoon walk yesterday and thought hey this will make a good eyeball bender photo.

And last but not least here is today's eyeball bender. Can you figure this one out? Post your guess in the comment section for the last entry in this weeks portion of the September contest. The first correct guess will get two entries and all other comments right or wrong will get one entry.Hoping to have my flight info tonight or tomorrow. This way I can plan on when I will be able to get to SC to see Adam too.
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So I guess that's about it for me today. Have a wonderful night, sweet dreams. I'll announce a winner on tomorrows blog.
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AK

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Saturday- Monopoly? I'd Rather Eat Sushi...

My sisters dog Julia and her son Chuck the Duck.
And this is Autumn, my niece. She turned 20 today. I remember the day she was born, gosh that went by fast.
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Autumn wanted to play Monopoly for her birthday today. I hate monopoly. I'd rather eat sushi, yuck. But it was a PINK monopoly game, I guess it gets a few brownie points for that.
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Yesterday's eyeball bender was hamburger meat cooking. I have had this desire for a taco, so last night I finally decided to cook some. Of course I ended up burning the meat a little because I went to my sisters to get the picture of the coat and was there too long, oops. So this is what my "taco" looked like. There is a taco shell inside that tortilla. My own "double decker" taco.
Today's eyeball bender. Can you figure this one out? Give it a try and post your guess in the comment section. As usualy the first correct guess will get two entries and all other guesses right or wrong get one entry.
I went for a walk today. I walked for an hour. It felt good. But I am pretty tired tonight. I think it's a good tired so I am gonna take advantage of it and get to bed real soon.
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Have a great night, sweet dreams.
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AK



Friday, September 11, 2009

Friday- What A Find!!

I stopped by my moms today. She is moving and has been downssizing. She recently had a yard sale and had some clothes there mostly in a size 12. I decided to see if there were some items for my friend Kathy and cousin Nanci since they are already at or are fast approaching that size. I did find some clothes for them and then my mom handed me her green wool coat. You should take this she said. Um Ma I am three times your size, I don't think your coat will fit me. Just try it on she says. So I did, looking forward to proving her wrong. I should know by now MOMS are always right. I tell my boys that all the time. So now I have a winter coat. I needed one too, so What A Find!!! Only thing that would make it even better is if it were PINK. lol.
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So yesterday's eyeball bender... was a brownie cooked in a cupcake wrapper. They had them at the church picnic over Labor Day weekend. I didn't eat any of the desserts but there sure were a lot and they looked delicious. That's one thing that can always be said about my church, they feed you well.

Here is today's eyeball bender. I just took this picture about 2 hours ago. Interesting huh? So can you figure out what it is? Post your guess in the comment section and receive an entry in this weeks contest. And if you are the first one to post the correct guess you will get two entries instead of one.
I finished reading "The Shack" today. Have any of you read this book? I LOVED it. I highly recommend it. I am considering getting a few copies and giving them as gifts. I rarely do that, but it really was an eye opening book for me and gave me hope about a lot of things.
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It was a long day today. I'll maybe talk more about it tomorrow. But tonight I am going to bed early.
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Have a great night and sweet dreams everyone
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AK


Thursday, September 10, 2009

Thursday- If I Could Talk To The Animals...

I talked to Adam this afternoon, and he was so excited to tell me where he had just been. Yep you guessed it, THE ZOO. It was awesome hearing him tell me all about the animals he saw, the lizards, and owls and... he just went on and on. His other Grandma will be there tomorrow I think, and I am glad he will get to see her for his birthday. I wish I was going to be there too. This will be the first birthday of his I have ever missed. I was even there when he was born.
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Saw my primary DR today for my regualr check up. Got the flu shot, not for the new flu but just the regular flu. Looks like I am gonna live a little longer, lol. And now hopefully won't get the flu this winter either.
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So yesterday's eyeball bender, yep most of you if not all guessed correctly it was a caterpillar. And a HUGE one at that. So tell me are there people that eat caterpillars? I know I wouldn't protein or not. LOL
So here's today's eyeball bender... Take a look at the picture below and see if you can make out what it is. Post your guess in the comment section, the first correct guess will get two entries and all other comments will receive 1 entry just for trying whether right or wrong.
Tomorrow I am dropping the car (Barbie) off to the repair shop to see what she needs done to her to pass inspection. I hope not too much.
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Still waiting for my ticket info for my upcoming trip to CA. Hopefully they will come tomorrow. it's so hard to plan a trip when you have no clue what day you are leaving or returning.
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Have a wonderful night, sleep tight and sweet dreams.
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AK


Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Wednesday- What Is That?

Well there you go, it was a HOT DOG Octopus on a plate of shells. Isn't it cute? I am definately gonna make this for Adam when he comes to stay with us. Of course those shells will have to be covered in Velveeta cheese or he isn't gonna touch them. I won;t touch them either way, since surgery pasta and me, we just don't get along. Oh well, I can eat the octopus.
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Here is today's eyeball bender. I apologize for the small and rather blurry picture but when I cropped it this was what I was left to work with. I'll give you a hint... It's not food, well not people food anyway. Wait maybe it could be, ah shucks I don't know... you'll have to decide. I mean people eat anything these days don't they?
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So post your guess in the comment section. The first correct guess will get 2 entries in the contest and all other comments will get one entry right or wrong.
The prize is the same as last week in case I forgot to mention it. It's a free pattern of your choice from Knits By Rachel if you are a knitter, and if not a knitter, you can pick out one you like and I personally will knit it up for you (twice). These are mostly dishcloth patterns and believe me once you use a homemade cotton dishcloth you'll never go back to store bought.
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Nothing exciting going on here today. I pretty much vegged out all day, I did do dishes and laundry. Leaving soon to take my son to physical therapy, and then to church. I always seem to be rushing to get my blogging done when I am so tired, that I thought I'd try to blog earlier tonight.
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Hope you are having a wonderful day, and a great evening. Sweet dreams when you finally go to bed.
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AK

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Tuesday- Tell Me Who you Are Again?

So I stopped at the repair shop today because "Barbie" my car needs to have some repairs done so I can get her inspected before I head out to CA again. Now we have used this repair shop for at least 10 years I am thinking maybe 15. I know the owner well, we are on a first name basis. So I decide to stop there this afternoon to make an appt to have the car looked at. When I walked in Nick was on the phone so I stood there and waited. When he was finished he said " May I help you?" I looked at him and said... "It's Kathy Brundige" and Nick fell off his chair. He said he didn't even recognize me at all. He asked how much I had lost and when I told him 317 pounds he almost fell out of the chair again. It's kind of fun seeing people I haven't seen in over a year, I guess it's noticable to them. I still see ME when I look in the mirror.
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I am holding one of the pieces I made to the Progressive Rummy card game set I made for my MIL's birthday. Have you ever played this Rummy game? It's really fun and when I was in CA with my dad we must have played at least 15 games. Anyway there are 10 levels to this game and these flip card instructions help you remember what level you are on when playing. I was thinking about making a few more sets and putting them in the ETSY store, but I am not so sure. I think I have 4 blisters on my fingers trying to get those ring things over everything. Before I commit I need to find an easier way to assemble. Otherwise I might get committed.
This is the complete set.
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Yesterdays Eyeball bender was a button, and I LOVED it. I have a thing for buttons. I rarely use them but I still want everyone I see. It's a sickness. If you want to see the actual button it was on Shelly's blog yesterday. Go on over there and check it out.
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Todays Contest Stuff-
This was an interesting picture I received in an email today. It's not a photo I took myself, however I will at some point have the opportunity to do so in the near future. What a funny thing. So take a guess, post your thoughts in the comment section. The first correct guess receives 2 entries and all other comments each receive one entry. Right or wrong, it doesn't matter so just jump right in ok?

Hoping to get an email tonight with my flight plans for CA. I know the tickets have been purchased but I have no clue when I am leaving or coming home for that matter. But I am so excited to be going back again.
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Of course I am tired again, so I am going to hit the pillow and sleep. I have a slight headache and a backache too, I think it's from working so hard on those card things. OUCH.
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Have a great night, sweet dreams everyone.
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AK

Monday, September 7, 2009

Monday- Make Way For This Weeks Winner

Adam want's to give a woo hoo to last weeks winner.
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Well I have consulted with REGIS, that's the name of my Random Number generator, and together we came up with comment #46. That just happens to be Claudia. So Claudia head on over to Rachel's website and pick out the dishcloth pattern of your choice and then email me with your pick and the email address you'd like Rachel to send it to. My email again is gimpykatk@aol.com.
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Now no worries if you didn't win last week, there will be another winner announced every Monday this entire month. All you have to do is come here daily and leave a comment to be entered.
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Yesterday's picture was of a flame, from one of those table top torches. You guys are pretty good, much better then I am at these things.
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Speaking of comments, here is today's eyeball bender photo. I snagged this from a blog of one of my followers. I could tell you to find the blog but I won't. Just see if you can guess what this object is. Post your guess in the comment section, the first correct guess will get two entries all other comments will receive one entry right or wrong.
Not too much else happening around here today. So this is a short and sweet blog post today. I sure need to find my energy, I am not used to being so tired.
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Hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend, and sweet dreams tonight.
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AK

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Sunday- Showered With Blessings

So I am standing in the shower this morning getting ready for church when it dawned on me. I have forgotten HOW to take a REAL shower. I have had to take my shower as a contortionist/acrobatic circus act, it is just bizzare not having to jump through those hoops anymore. It took a while but I eventually managed to get it figured out. Until the next one, when I stand there again with a confused look. This is the showered part.
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It's no secret, Sunday is always my favorite day of the week. This Sunday was especially special, because after church we had a church picnic. I had a wonderful time. This was the blessing part. Even with the mosquitoes in full attack mode.
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Contest Stuff-
Yesterday's eyeball bender was the camera hole on my Iphone. I was surprised so many of you figured that out. I thought it was gonnna be too hard so I gave all those hints, LOL.
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Here is today's picture. Leave your guess in the comment section, the first correct guess get's 2 entries, all other guesses right or wrong will receive 1 entry, so give it a try, you never know.

Tomorrow I will announce the winner from this first week of the contest.
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Right now though I am going to bed. I can barely keep my eyes open. Can we say TIRED? I can't, I'm too tired, lol.
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Good ngiht everyone, sweet dreams.
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AK

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Saturday- So Thirty Years Later...

This is a picture of Cliff, Nanci, Me and Gary. When I met Gary 30 years ago almost, the very first date we officially had was to Cliff and Nanci's wedding. We were married 5 months later. It's kind of fun to see us 30 years older, how did that happen? I wish I had a picture of the four of us from the wedding. I wonder if Nanci does? That will have to be a future blog post I guess. This picture was taken by the guy who sold me the pink cowboy hat. We had to give him a quick IPhone lesson. But it came out pretty good I think.
So while at the fair, Gary and I decided to pose for a picture. Don't we just look awesome? LOL. You know I don't think I have ever had a fake picture taken like this. I must have never lived, LOL. I took Cliff and Nanci's picture here first and theirs cracked me up so much I HAD to get ours done. LOL. Oh and look in this picture I have a belly button. I no longer have one of those, kooky huh? I haven't seen what it looks like without one yet cause I am still bandaged up, but I bet it's gonna be spooky. Not that I mind though, I mean really what is a belly button used for except before you're born right? Just a lint collector.
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Contest Stuff-
Yesterday's picture was of a Chicken foot. It wasn't atttached to the chicken anymore though. Why would someone just save a chicken foot? Is it supposed to be good luck like a rabbits foot or something?
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Here is today's eyeball bender. I am pretty sure NO ONE will guess this correctly. But gosh I am struggling for ideas of things to photograph. I wish I could find a website of just eyeball pictures that would be great. So anyway, take a shot at it, get your camera eye focused and you might get the snap shot idea in your head. Leave your guess in the comment section, the first correct guess gets two entries and all other guesses right or wrong get one entry. Everyone wins around here. It's a PICTURE PERFECT contest, lol.
Well I guess that's about it for me tonight. Going to clean up a few emails and get ready for bed. I have a long day planned for tomorrow, I NEED my beauty sleep. LOL
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Have a great night, sweet dreams.
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AK


Friday, September 4, 2009

Friday- Fair Fun and Food

Well here I am in the jeans. Actually almost as cool as wearing jeans, I am also sitting on a small bench and I'm NOT hanging over the edges. It's weird, I tell ya, weird. So what do you think about my PINK cowboy hat? I have never been able to wear hats, but I liked it. I know I am crazy.
Walking out of one of the barns we came face to face with this. The fair was fun, we got some fun pictures, maybe I'll post them tomorrow. We walked around for about 5 hours.
Hopefully that bears insides were not used to cook this treat. Hey Robynn is ROADKILL organic? LOL
I didn't eat any fair food, I had a protein bar before we left and I drank water while we walked around. But my husband, well he has this... a bloomin' onion. Hmm I am thinking maybe the road kill would have been the better choice, lol.
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And now onto contest stuff for Friday...
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Yesterday's picture was of my SF ice cream treat. I prefer the SF fudge bars but they didn't have any. This was like a klondike on a stick. It's Ok just not my favorite.
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Now here is today's eyeball bender... Any clue what this might be? I am looking forward to your guesses on this one. LOL. Remember the first correct guess gets two entries and every other comment gets the usual one entry.
Well it's getting late and as usual I am tired. Hope you all have a wonderful night and sweet dreams.
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AK

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