Sunday, October 31, 2004

The Next Photo Scavenger Hunt

This weeks's Photo Scavenger Hunt (#5) should be completed by Saturday, Nov. 6, at 8 PM.  It was suggested by ThereseThe subject is:  

What is Love?

Saturday, October 30, 2004

Your Entries for Photo Hunt #4

Entries for the Photo Scavenger Hunt - Challenge:  Unusual






theresemshaffer - click on something Scary, something Holy, and something Orange. Also check out theresemshaffer latest entry at the top of her new journal, and the next two entries after that, to see how she handled the subject Unusual.

jules19642001 (Something Holy, Something Scary, and an Orange Fruit or Vegetable)

Photo Scavenger Hunt #4


This Challenge was particularly hard for me.  But I came up with three things that I thought were unusual.  The first thing was this strange looking fungus.  

It is the most unusual fungus I have ever run across.  It was about four inches across and about four inches out, kind of like a round ball, and sort of hairy!

The second unusual thing I encountered was a SCUBA shop.  Here is the sign in front of the shop.


Now what is unusual about a SCUBA shop you may ask?  We are three hundred miles from the ocean.  I don't even know anybody who dives.  Who goes to this store anyway???

And finally I give you roses.  Roses in October.  Two days before November.  Roses don't bloom in Pennsylvania in October.  Instead we get frigid weather and sometimes snow.  So here I give you unusual:

List your link here

If you haven't already given me your link for the latest Photo Scavenger Hunt, then list yours in the comments section.

I need to go out for a few hours and just wanted to give you a place to put your entry.  

Thanks, Krissy  :-)   

Thursday, October 28, 2004

Lunar Eclipse

Last night a lunar eclipse occurred.  There won't be another one until 2007, so I thought I had better go out and watch it.  This is my crummy attempt of taking a picture of it!  This is when a shadow was first creeping across the moon.  Eventually, more of a shadow crept across, and even later the moon turned a coppery orange.  I didn't take a picture of the orangish moon as I realized my attempts of taking pics were not too good.  I think this pic of the moon looks kind of like a bean, lol. 

But I absolutely loved the experience of watching the eclipse.  I went with John and we went to the local park and met up with his astronomy club.  There were lots of telescopes set up.  While you definitely didn't need a telescope to see the eclipse, everybody was looking through scopes at the moon and stars before the eclipse started.  There were lots of amateur astronomers there giving me information, as I know the least out of everybody there I am sure.  I am not an astronomer like everybody else there, I just tag along with John when they have events.  I am glad I went though, it was a great experience, and I am glad I got to see the moon turn an orangish color.  

On another note, yesterday was Valerie's birthday.  It was lots of fun.  We had a little birthday party in the morning.  She is going to write about it later on today in her journal.  Thanks everyone who wished her well wishes for her birthday!  

I must go now.  My kitty is scratching on the window because he wants me to open it so he can lay in there!  Hope everyone has a great day!    

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

The New Brady Bunch Album

Listen to a few songs from the Brady Singers.

Come on, you know you want to!

Click on:

The Brady Bunch Music Room

From the album "The Best of the Brady Bunch"
It's A Sunshine Day

I think i'll go for a walk outside now
the summer sun's callin my name
(i hear ya now)
i just can't stay inside all day
i gotta get out get me some of those rays
everybody's smilin
sunshine day
everybody's laughin
sunshine day
everybody seems so happy today
it's a sunshine day

i think i'll go for a walk outside now
the summer sun knows me by name
(he's acallin me)
I gotta get out, gotta get out, gotta get away
I gotta get away, get away, get away, get away...
Into the sunshine day....

Oh I think I'll take a walk everyday now
the summer sun has shown the way to be happy now
I just can't stay inside all day
I gotta get out get me some of those rays...
everybody's smilin
sunshine day
everybody's laughin
sunshine day
everybody seems so happy today
it's a sunshine day

Can't you dig the sunshine
Now its sounded the same
Can't you hear him callin your name?

i think I'll go for a walk outside now
the summer sun's callin my name
(i hear ya now)
I just can't stay inside all day
I gotta get out get me some of those rays...
everybody's smilin
sunshine day
everybody's laughin
sunshine day
everybody seems so happy today
it's a sunshine day

everybody's smilin
sunshine day
everybody's laughin
sunshine day
everybody seems so happy today

Monday, October 25, 2004

Monday Morning Question (A Few Hours Late!)

Monday Morning Question:

If you could be an animal (other than a cat or dog - let's make this tougher!) which one would you be and why?

I would be a bird.  I have always wanted to fly.  Oh, I am going to have two answers, lol.  Or I would be a chimpanzee.  They have great intelligence and seem to know what is going on around them.

How about you?


Brrrrrrrrrrrr. It is cold this morning.  I woke up and I was freezing.  The temp had dropped about eight degrees in my apartment overnight.  Doesn't sound like much perhaps but it is a lot when it is really cold outside and you have fibromyalgia. 

The landlord pays for the gas in my apartment and the heat is run on gas.  He doesn't want to pay for the heat yet, so he just hasn't had it turned on.  We have had nights that have been between 30 and 35 degrees F.  Not cold to some I know, but cold to a fibro person.  So I just shiver at night.  Even with lots of blankets.  This morning I got up and boiled a pot of hot water (on my electric stove) and that heated the place right up.  I don't always want to put that much moisture in the air, but I had to get warm.  It worked this time.  And I think it was good for my lungs too.

I am debating whether I am going to say something to him about the situation or not.  Most things I speak to him about he totally ignores.  I mean the place here is really nice, don't get me wrong, and there is almost never a problem, but if there is, he doesn't seem to jump to do something about it.  It took him weeks to get rid of the wasps.  Oh well. 

I know what will make me feel better at least momentarily.  Thinking of Sara, I will go get myself a nice hot cup of tea.  :-)

Three More Entries

Here are three more entries for past Photo Scavenger Hunts.  Just a note:  Sara was one of the first to finish on list week's Photo Challenge.  She wasn't late.  I just neglected to add her in with the first batch of names.  Sorry Sara!

sarajanesmiles (Holy, Scary, and an Orange Fruit or Vegetable)

cneinhorn (Orange Fruit, and Scary)

sunflowerkat321 (Autumn Entry)

Saturday, October 23, 2004

The Next Photo Scavenger Hunt

This week's Photo Scavenger Hunt (#4) should be completed by Saturday, October, 30 at 8 PM.  The subject matter will be UNUSUAL suggested by Monica.  Take one or more photos of what you think is unusual.  This one may stretch us a little, but we can be creative!  Have fun!  

Your Entries for Photo Hunt #3

Entries for the Photo Scavenger Hunt for Something Holy, Something Scary, and an Orange Fruit or Vegetable










Everybody's was great!  Go check them out!  And thanks to everyone who participated.  Hope you had fun!  I sure did!  Love, Krissy :-)

Photo Scavenger Hunt #3

Photo Scavenger Hunt #3
Something Holy, Something Scary, and an Orange Fruit or Vegetable

Something Holy:  A Lenten Cross

Something Scary:  People actually eat Octopus!

An orange fruit or vegetable:
     gourd: (noun) 1. Any of several vines related to the pumpkin, squash, and cucumber, and bearing fruits with a hard rind.  2.  The fruit of such a vine often of irregular and unusual shape. 


Note:  If you haven't left me your entry yet but would still like it mentioned, please list your entry in the comments section to this entry.Thanks! Krissy
Oh yeah, next week's challenge will be announced tomorrow.  Because I am tired, lol.  Aren't we all


Odds And Ends

It's been a few days since I've made an entry.  I have been really busy.  I have been doing a lot of Carmelite studies for the Carmelite Order (Secular Order of Carmelites Discalced) that I am in.  We are called secular because we live out in the world and among the people to help them.  By the way, if anyone is asking, and people often do, if you are Secular Order Carmelite, you are allowed to be married.  When you make your promises (such as chastity), it is according to your state in life.  Speaking of promises, I will be making my lifetime promises of poverty, chastity, and obedience on November 13, but I will speak about that when I get closer to the date.  It will be at the next Carmelite gathering I go to after tomorrow morning's.

Entry before last I mentioned that Chelsea was in Florida saying goodbye to her grandmother.  Her grandmother passed away and fortunately Chelsea did get to be there to say goodbye.  She will be back on Sunday after the funeral.  While she was down there she got to hear Matthew her brother sing in a presentation.  Matthew goes to a School of the Arts now!  She also got to see her baby brother Sammy whom she treasures and her Daddy and Michele.  

What else is new?  My parents finally got their coveted flu shot!  A cleaning company decided to give away some of their flu vaccine.  Thirty low risk employes donated their flu shots!  It was advertised and the public was told to call if they felt they were high risk and state their case.  Both of my parents were chosen to get one of the coveted shots! 

Okay, so I have to get off here.  John is visiting for awhile and wants to use the phone.  I need to go back to doing my Carmelite studies anyway.  And I still have to put my photos in here tonight too.  And sleep at some point.  Sheesh!

Friday, October 22, 2004

Two Belated Photo Entries

Last week I was at a park behind my house and took this photograph.  I like how the beautiful red trees line the roadway.  The colors are so beautiful in Autumn.

Speaking of Autumn, I wanted to include an Autumn entry that didn't get to be included with the Autumn enties last week.  This one comes from beccihouse.  Go ahead and check it out.  You will enjoy it.

I also wanted to include an entry from Photo Scavenger Hunt #1.  Okay, it's a little late but we will give her some time to catch up!  This entry comes from sunflowerkat321.  Please go check this one out also.  It is gorgeously done! 

Hope you all are having fun this week with your cameras.  :-) 

Wednesday, October 20, 2004


I'm up because I slept a lot of the day.  That is because the night before last (Monday night) John and I went over to Chelsea's house (Val's daughter) and kept her company while she packed and got ready to go to Florida for a visit.  She wasn't going to Florida for vacation.  She was going back to say goodbye to her Nanny who is passing away. 

John and I helped her get ready to go and drove her to the airport.  Valerie would have driven her to the airport but she can't see in the dark.  John is such a sweetheart and went out in the freezing, pouring rain and got us breakfast at 3:30 in the morning.  We had hot bacon egg and cheese bagels thanks to him.  With cokes!  I had a diet coke.  John got himself a meatball sub for breakfast, lol!  He got Val a sausage egg and cheese bagel.  John is such a sweetheart for everything he does.  He drove quite a distance to get the breakfast as not too much was open in the middle of the night, and he found a place that made fresh breakfast sandwiches!  He also drove Chelsea to the airport.  And did some other things.  He is my hero.  Of course we would do anything for Chelsea.  I teased her that she wanted me to knit her a sweater when she was asking me to help her out, but in reality, I would do anything for her. 

Everybody if you could, pray for her Nanny, and pray for Chels while she is down there.

On to another subject, I heard on the news a few hours ago that Canada was going to share some of their flu vaccines with the US.  If I remember correctly it will be 2.6 million dosages.  They are supposed to go to the elderly.  I wonder how the dosages are going to be distributed, and how the rule is going to be enforced.  I don't see how it would be possible to enforce something like that.  I am still hoping my parents get their shot. 

Well, gotta go.  I got a big day ahead of me tomorrow.   

Monday, October 18, 2004

Flu Shots

I got my flu shot this morning.  I was fortunate.  My healthcare provider received its batch of flu vaccine from the company who didn't have the tainted supply.  There are two vaccine company suppliers.  Sanofi-Aventis SA is the supplier that is not contaminated.  Chiron is the company with the tainted supply.  Both company's were to supply half of the vaccine.  Chiron had to shut down it's plant in Liverpool, England after it was discovered that it's flu vaccine was contaminated.  I guess everyone has heard by now there is only half a supply of flu vaccine.  

On average 36,000 people die a year from the flu.  This year may be higher because of the lack of vaccines.  What seems crazy to me is the people who have the doctors who have the nontainted supply get shots, while the doctors who received the tainted supplies have no vaccines for their patients.  My Father is 76 and cannot get a flu shot.  Neither can my mother.  It is because their doctor has the wrong supplier.  It does not matter that they are in the high risk category several times over.  They are also not allowed to come to my doctor and get a flu shot.  Those shots are reserved for the patients at my doctor's office.  Even for people who are not high risk.  It does not seem that the distribution is fair.  It makes no sense to me.

I hope my parents can get a flu shot.  They have tried everywhere so far to no avail.  But there is still time, so I will try not to worry.

So far there have been cases of the flu in California, Florida, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Michigan, and Utah.

I am glad both John and I got our shots this morning.  We are both in high risk categories.  I have asthma and he has Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.  So I just can't get the flu. 

Well, I must go now.  Chels just IMed me and she needs me to come over to her house and help her with something tonight.  I hope everyone stays well.   

Monday Morning Question

Monday Morning Question:

What is your favorite museum?  What is your favorite exhibit there?

My favorite museum is the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC.  I used to go there on field trips all the time as a child.  I have two favorite exhibits.  The first is the Native American one.  I love to learn about other cultures, and find the Indians fascinating.  My second favorite exhibit is the geological exhibit.  The rooms are filled with beautiful gemstones and minerals.  One whole wall is lined with quartz!

Tell us about your favorite!   

Three More Autumn Entries

Check out these Autumn photos from boiseladieThey are beautiful. 

The next entry comes to us from chasferrisHe has an interesting entry and it looks like we have an interesting new journal to read!

The next entry comes from my sister Therese Shaffer.  She has created her own webpage to participate.  It may take a few seconds to download so give it a wait, because it is more than well worth it!  The first picture may or may not come out, but make sure you get a look at the last three photos.  Her webpage is: 
If you would like to leave her a comment and encourage her, her email address is

Until Saturday then!

Saturday, October 16, 2004

Autumn Entries

Here are the Autumn Photo Scavenger Hunt Entries:

Becky's Entry

Amy's Entry

Michael's Entry

Sara's Entry

Sonya's Entry

Monica's Entry

Lori's Entry

Mary's Entry


Kasey's Entry  Also check out the three entries below it, to get the other three Autumn photos!

Cherie did last week's entry.  Perhaps she wants to use this beautiful Autumn Foliage Entry for this week's entry.

Krissy's Entry (can't forget myself!)

I sure hope I didn't leave anyone out!  If I left you out, email me, and I will write you up in a special entry, lol! 

I hope everyone had fun.  Everyone's work was so creative!  You all amaze and inspire me.   

Next week's assignment is listed in the previous entry for those of you who can participate.

Have a great week!  Love, Krissy

Next Week's Photo Scavenger Hunt

Next week's Photo Scavenger Hunt should be completed by Saturday, October 23 at 8 PM.  Photo Scavenger Hunt #3 will go as follows (selected by my sister Therese):

Take a photograph of something...

1.  Holy
2.  Scary
3.  Orange fruit or vegetable (ie. pumpkin or carrot)

Have fun!  Next week I will do a suggestion from one of you all!  Send some suggestions in if you'd like!  Thanks to you who have already sent in suggestions. 

Friday, October 15, 2004

Resizing Photos

Microsoft PowerToys for Windows XP

Download image resizer and run it.
It adds a Resize Pictures option to the right click menu of the photo.

Let me explain.

Download the Resizer.
Click on the photo in your documents you want to add to your journal through your FTP space.
Right Click on Resize Pictures.
Choose small, medium, or large.  For your FTP Space you will want small.  Click OK.
The new photo that appears in your documents is the photo you want to upload into your FTP space and put in your journal.

Now upload through your FTP space and put the pic in your journal.

Thank  you Stuart for finding this tool for us!


Now, about putting more than one photo in an entry.  There are several ways to do it, but I like to do it like this:

Put your cursor where you want the picture to go.  Click on the camera symbol at the top of the page that you are writing the entry in.  It is next to the little globey.  The "Explorer User Prompt" will come up asking for a URL when you click on the camera icon.  Type in the URL of your photo.  It will be something like: 

It will always start out  and then have your screen name/.  Then type in the picture name from the FTP space that you would like to have appear in that spot.  Don't forget to add the jpg or whatever type of file it is.   

Pretty simple.  If you  have questions, email me.

Photo Scavenger Hunt #2

Autumn Things

Nothing like a pumpkin to pick from.

Or a selection of gourds.

The kid in Spiderman regalia was told by his Mom to "fly down the haystack like Spiderman"!


This is a bona fide reindeer.  I can't believe he let me get close enought to him to take his picture!  He got upset when I did though, and began rubbing his antlers in the fence.  He got tangled in there and John and some other men went and had to untangle him.  I felt so bad because I disturbed him.  Valerie says I should name him Dasher because he is so Dashing.

Happy Autumn!  Can't wait to see everybody's entries!  Leave a link here with your entry so I can include your entry in the list of entries.  I will list all of the entries Saturday (tomorrow) night at about 8 PM.  Love, Krissy :-)  

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Feeling Philosophical

Michael is running around the room, racing and playing!  It is so much fun to watch him play!  He is so full of energy tonight. 

Earlier he did something so funny.  He tried to open the door and go outside.  I had two boxes by the door ready to go to Good Will.  He climbed on top of the boxes.  Then he put one paw on the doorknob, and the other paw on the deadbolt.  He tried to turn them to go outside.  I laughed so hard.  He watches what we do all the time!

Michael reminded me of John's cat Meisha tonight.  I really miss her.  She died four years ago and yet I still think about her a lot and when I saw Michael doing something that reminded me of her tonight I cried.   Gee, I really loved her, and I still do.  Interesting how pets will do that to you.  I asked John which month she passed away and he said October.  Then I realized this must be an anniversary thing for me, with me remembering her passing and all. 

She was the best cat.  She used to sit on my lap and not want to leave me for anything.  I hope that cats go to Heaven.

I just got done watching the presidential debate.  I don't know why I watched.  It only made me nervous!  Watching and routing is not going to change how a candidate does.  Agonizing in the next coming weeks is not going to change anything either.  Or staying up all election night to see who wins!  It won't change anything.  I should just chill out on this political stuff already! 

I haven't written an entry in a few days.  I have been doing pretty well.  I have just been working on some issues with my therapist.  Actually some very good things - straightening some things out in my life.  Very liberating.  Getting on with life you might say.  Taking care of some things I have wanted to do but haven't in years. 

Gee, I am sounding kind of philosophical tonight!  I better make sure I have some fun this week!  Maybe I better go bash some Haggis or something!  Or play a Pogo game. 

God bless everyone.     

Monday, October 11, 2004

Monday Morning Question

Monday Morning Question:

What is your most hated household chore? 

My answer:  Ironing.  Definitely Ironing.

What's your Answer? 

Saturday, October 9, 2004

Two More Entries to Photo Scavenger Hunt

Sara's Entry

Cat's Entry

Thanks For Playing Along

Thank you all who have participated in the first Photo Scavenger Hunt. It has been fun and we have flexed our photographic muscles!

Please check below to see all the participants marvelous entries: 

Kasey's Entry  

Monica's Entry  

Valerie's Entry 

Michael's Entry 

Angie's Entry

Mary's Entry

If you would like to get involved next week, our category will be Autumn.  Just take about four pictures of anything related to Fall and put them in your journal.  Then come back to my journal and let me know you took some pictures.  That simple.  

Happy Picture Taking! 

Friday, October 8, 2004

Photo Scavenger Hunt #1

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue:

Something Old


This is an old charcoal iron furnance in my town.  It is called Centre Furnace.  It was built in 1825 and was used from 1825 through 1858.  If you go and check it out, you will see the ground is still littered with pieces of coal!  I almost took a shiny piece home, and then realized I didn't want to pay $2,000 dollars or get 10 years in prison for a piece of petrified coal.  So I quickly threw it back down on the ground!


Something New

A new car!  Isn't this one pretty?  I had to sneak on a car lot to take the picture.  A salesman kept following John and I around.  I think he wanted to sell us a car.  I just wanted to take the picture.  John just wanted to get out of there, lol. 


Something Borrowed


John's latest library book


Something Blue

My blue candle holder.  I love anything glass! 


I hope you enjoyed this assignment!  If you played along, please leave your link in the comment section of this entry.  Then on Saturday night (October 9) about eight o'clock I will list an entry of everybody who did the assignment, so we can check out each other's entries! 

By the way, next week's Photo Scavenger Hunt will be: Autumn.  Take about four pictures that represent Autumn to you.  

Have fun! Krissy  

Thursday, October 7, 2004

A Website on Bipolar

Feeling A Lot Better

About a week ago I mentioned I was going through major mood swings - with a lot of highs.  I just wanted to say that I am doing a lot better now.  I think one of the reasons is because I have gotten on a more regular schedule.  Part of the problem before was I was not able to sleep on a regular schedule, which was adding to my hypomania (just below mania), and the less I slept the worse things got.  With bipolar if you don't sleep enough you get manic.  And then you don't sleep some more and you get more manic, and then you don't sleep some more and you get even more manic.  It keeps feeding itself.

My therapist and I very carefully worked out a time to go to bed and to get up (ughh, I hate to go to bed too early - nights are my most productive times, and when I feel the best!).  I didn't stick to it perfectly this week, but I did pretty well.  We also wrote up a daytime routine, which was helpful for when I occassionally became depressed this week, and even became over ambitious with mania and wanted to do too much.  

So my moods are much more even this week.  I can sleep!  This has allowed me to concentrate and to focus when I need to.  My emotions have not been all over the place.  I have not been angry and grouchy and depressed and weepy.  I have not been so up that I stay up all night and then not been able to concentrate the next day!  Gee, being bipolar is a hard thing sometimes.  I am sure glad I am feeling better now.  This has been a rough few weeks. 

Tuesday, October 5, 2004

Frigid Weather

Here it is about five in the morning and I am unable to sleep.  I am suffering from asthma right now.  I imagine it is because it is so cold tonight.  I often have flare-ups when it is cold.  Before I went to bed I got a weather alert in my emailbox saying that it was going to be 30 degrees tonight (that's 30 degrees F, for you all in the UK), and in some valleys around here in would be around 25 degrees.  I live in a valley, so I am not sure if it is 30 degrees or 25, but I am not going outside to check.

I am really not ready for this yet.  Just two days ago it was warm here and I was too hot.  Today was just too cold.  I think it is going to be a long summer.  I am going to have to get out my scarf that goes over my head (it has a hood) and then comes down and covers my mouth and nose.  It still allows me to breathe, but filters out most of the cold air.  It is my "asthma scarf".

So I have been having a lot of fun lately practicing with my camera.  I even took a couple of pictures for the Photo Scavenger Hunt.  I am going to put them in my journal on Saturday.  Boy, were they fun to take!  And they actually came out!  When I first started taking pictures I didn't know if I could do it.  I have trouble centering and all of that stuff.  Stuff like getting the subjects in the photograph, lol!

Here is one picture I took just for the fun of it with my camera the other day.  It is a picture of Michael.  To take it I stood in my front yard and snapped the photo through the screen, to get the picture of my cat who was sitting on the window ledge inside the house!

You are probably asking when I will get some new subject material for my photography right about now!  You will have to wait till Saturday!

Well, my asthma is feeling better now.  I just needed two puffs of my inhaler, one hour for them to work, and one cup of hot tea.  Thank God it worked this time.  Well, I am off to bed.  Time to get my toesies warm and safe from this frigid weather. 

Monday, October 4, 2004

Monday Morning Question

Monday Morning Question:

If you could cause the extinction of any three creatures, which three would you choose? 

My answer:  First let me say that we are not God and I don't believe it is our place to decide which species stays and goes.  I also think we are not about extinction, and that creatures have their place in the ecosystem.  Having said all that, let's just play this for fun!

Cockroaches, leeches, and rats would have to go!

What's your answer?  Go ahead!  Your turn to kill something off!    

Sunday, October 3, 2004

Photo Scavenger Hunt

My sister Therese Shaffer came up with an awesome idea.  We have decided to start a Photo Scavenger Hunt.  We are doing this to practice our photo skills.

This is how it goes.  The first week she is going to name about four items and we have to go out and find them and photograph them.  Then we are going to post them.  The photos must be posted by noon on Saturday.  Next week will be my turn and I will name the objects.  We are going to go back and forth like that every week.

The reason we are doing this is to practice our photography skills.  And it is to have fun.  There are no "rules".  There is no "see who finishes first".  It is just to practice our skills.  I have to admit, though, I already do have some fun ideas for the first set of pictures we are supposed to take this week. 

This week's photos (her selection) are: something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.  That would be four photos, one of each item: an old thing, a new thing, a borrowed thing, a blue thing.  Well you get the idea.

So I have decided to put my photos in the journal on Saturday, October 9.  

If you would like to play along too, feel free.  Just put your photos in your journal some time on or before Saturday and leave your journal addy in my entry when I post mine.  If you do this, I promise I will go take a look at your entry, and will leave a comment ;-), because I am curious to see other people's photography.  

I am really excited about doing this because I am just learning my camera.  So on Saturday, you will see what I picked for: 

Something Old
Something New
Something Borrowed
Something Blue

This is going to be fun!  Oh, and if you have any ideas of things or categories to be photographed, let me know.  I am always open for suggestions!  I will give you credit if I use your idea. 

Keep on having fun, Krissy

PS.  Please keep the photos you put in your journal entry current.  They are supposed to be something you take that very week, not something you took in the past.  The point of the assignment is to practice your photography!  I guess that is the only rule, lol.  Well, shoot away! 


Saturday, October 2, 2004

Weekend Assignment #27

Scalzi's Weekend Assignment #27:  There are 12 months in the year.  Which is your favorite?  Give us one good reason why?

My answer is a definite April.  April is the month that symbolizes resurrection.  Everything is new and alive after a long, cold winter.  Flowers are beginning to bloom.  The crocuses and tulips are breathtaking.  Buds are forming on trees.  Robins and geese come back north.  After I think almost everything in nature has died (and believe me, I come from a very cold climate, so I really do wonder this sometimes), it comes back bursting into life.

I believe there is a reason for this.  It is the real reason that April is my favorite month.  April is the month that usually contains Easter.  I love Easter because on this day we celebrate the Lord's death and His Resurrection.  We celebrate the fact that He died for us and that He was Resurrected, so that we too can be resurrected and enter Heaven if we follow Him.

This is what I believe April is all about.  The month of April, actually the whole season of spring points us to, and shows us, the Lord's Resurrection.  All of nature is awakening into new life to show us that we can also.  

The New Haircut

Me, Myself, and I.

Friday, October 1, 2004


Well now, another entry!  I couldn't go and put a picture of Michael in my journal without putting a picture of John in here!  John is my Beloved.  Michael is my other Beloved!  This picture is a little blurry because I have horrible shakes.  It is probably from a problem called familial palsy, which is not dangerous, and is nothing more than an annoyance.  I am going to have to learn to steady my hands if I want to take better pictures.  Anyway, this is John in all his glory.  I need to think of something to make him smile!  I don't know what will do the trick.  Well, he says he is happy so that is all that counts!  He just comes off looking glum in pictures, lol.  He says this is one of his better ones.  I agree with him.  Well, gotta run.  

Love and prayers, Krissy    

I took a digital picture!

It's been a few days since I've made an entry.  That's because I have been spending a lot of time trying to figure out my new digital camera.  Well, it looks like even brain dead persons such as myself can figure some things out.  I haven't gotten it completely figured out, but I managed to take some pictures, and I can download them onto the computer!  I am so very excited!  I am walking around like a kid with a brand new toy.

This of course is a photo of Michael.  He likes to lay on mail.  The postman throws the mail right through the slot into my living room, and Michael runs over and lays on it!  He is claiming it I guess.

Some of you  have been asking how Valerie is.  I believe she is fine but just very tired.  After she makes the long trip to Baltimore and back she is always tired.  (We went on Monday.)  She needs to conserve a lot of energy, and on days she does too much she gets very tired.  But she is doing better now that she has her shunt.  But she still has her real tiring days though.

Chelsea and I went out tonight and had some great fun.  Just some aunt and neice time.  Some girl time.  We had a blast.  We went out to eat and then to a movie. 

I have talked to everyone in Florida now that Hurricane Jeanne is over.  Everybody is ok.  I asked Matt (Chelsea's brother) if he was doing ok.  "What else could happen?" he replied.  "We already lost our house and our things."  He sounded a little resigned, but not bitter.  I am glad they didn't lose their lives. 

Chelsea said that rebuilding had begun on the house today (which of course if you remember has been totally demolished by one of the hurricanes).  She said that mushrooms were growing out of the carpets and maggots were crawling out of the stuffed animals.  Perhaps I should have given you a TMI warning on that one.  Anyway, the whole househad to be taken down and started anew.

Well, that's about it for now.  Oh, one more thing.  John took a picture of me with my digital camera.  If, and that's a big if, I have the guts to put the picture in with my new short haircut, I will put it in tomorrow.  You see it is a spur of the moment pic with no makeup on.  And the lighting wasn't the hottest.  And it was the first pic he took ever.  And I am afraid to have my picture taken.  And, and, and... lol.  Well, we shall see what kind of a mood I am in tomorrow, lol.

Peace and love, Krissy       

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