Wednesday, June 27, 2007

June Already

Jeez, I can't believe that it is June. I have not been here in quite a while. Busy with work, etc. Any excuse will do, right? Anyway, I just returned from a week in my home state of Minnesota. It was my parents 50th wedding anniversary and we had a big blowout for them. We were so busy hosting the party that we did not get many pics. Before we left however, I did create a short dvd to give to my parents. It is not long, we played it intermittently at the party.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Living with CRUD!!!

I, like hundreds of thousands of citizens, have been suffering from the CRUD. You know, the stuff that clogs your lungs, sinuses, eustachian tubes (they help you keep your balance by the way), and body aches. Well, I don't really have body aches...just arthritis.

I thought I had managed to dodge the bullet, but I started to get clogged up last week. Anyway, I spent my time and money going to the dr. to have him tell me he wasn't going to give me anything for lungs were not that congested.

I would have to agree, we do tend to take too much medication, especially antibiotics.

Moving on to more interesting topics, I just downloaded some cool music...some new...
1. The Guide; Bourne
2. Starlight; Muse
3. Girl; Beck
4. Fidelity; Regina Spektor

and some not so new:
5. Rocket Man; Elton John
6. Black Hole Sun; Soundgarden
7. Nothing Compares to You; Sinead O'Connor
8. Smells Like Teen Spirit; Nirvana

The ability to download music really is the greatest thing. It used to be that you had to buy the whole damn album or tape or CD and more than 50% of the songs were crap. With downloading, you only buy the music you like. You also have the opportunity to listen to obscure artists that you've never heard of before and discover some real jewels. More bang for your buck!

A couple of weeks ago, I went to Linwood Cemetary to take some shots of the monuments. This cemetary has been around since 1828 (or something like that).

Here are some of the more interesting shots:

People spend lots of money immortalizing family members that are gone. Some of these monuments are very elaborate.

This one is especially pretty. She is missing a finger tho.

I was quite entranced by her. I wish I had wings : )

These next two shots tell quite a sad tale. Two families, two lost children, eight years apart.

And no parents beside them.

I wonder where they ended up?

This next monumuent was provided by the "Woodmen of the World". Quite the phallic symbol. A great big dick. I did not see the resemblance until I loaded it to this blog...don't turn me in ;)

Bye for now.

Friday, February 02, 2007


I wish I could have few weeks of Fridays. It would be nice to take some time for myself but I don't see that happening. I'm the Mom, I am not supposed to have time to myself. And it is too early in the year to start taking my vacation days.

I am still scanning family photos. And the end is in sight. I have about nine albums left. but the photos of Hawaii don't have to be scanned...they are already on CD!

To make my life easier, TOM bought me an external hard drive to storel all the photos, music, and important documents. 320 will definitely take a while to fill that up. I love it already. I could tell that my hard drive was getting slower. Can't have that.

Anyway, of my recent scans, these are some of my favs...taken 1979 and 1980. Sounds like a long time ago...

Chip and Dale

Sean, about 6 months old

Sean, about 6 months old

Sean, about 6 months old
Post post comment: I no longer wish my days (my life) away. I take each day and appreciate it for what it is.

Monday, January 22, 2007

Long Time, No Write...

I have been having alot of connection issues these days. My router is not working properly and then I started having trouble with my modem.

I am still furiously scanning photos, although I am slowing down quite a bit. I knew it would take along time.

Here are a few of my favorites from recent days:

Barb, Alan, and Sean, Colorado, circa 1982

Barb, Alan, and Jeremy, taken by Sean, Switzerland, circa 1983

Sean and Jeremy, Germany, circa 1983

"Pure Joy", Barb and Sean, Colorado, circa 1982

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Back to the Grind

It was back to work today. It was nice actually. After the holiday we had, work is definitely better.

TOM did call Mom today to see how everyone was doing. G-ma will go to AZ on Friday as planned. The shingles are clearing up. I'm glad she is going. She is worried about her 91 year old sister.

Mom is reducing the amount of antibiotic. Apparently, it reached toxic levels, so she is down to one dose a day.

Dad is playing nursemaid and doing a fine job. That's good. I don't feel so guilty about not being there. He should take care of Mom. She has been taking care of him for almost 50 years.

I am still scanning photos. I am currently working in 1984, Paris. My kids were young was I. Maybe I need to go back and take another look.

(Photo by TOM)