Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
JLand Photo Shoot #133: Spring
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
This week's JLand Photo Shoot will begin today (Tuesday) and will be due on Saturday, April 26, at 11 PM Eastern Time. That's Saturday, almost midnight, an hour before Sunday, for those of you who are getting confused!
Our subject for this photo shoot is:
After you've posted your entry in your journal/blog, please come back here and put the address of your entry in my Comment Section below. If you need an explanation on how to do this, or need to know any other instructions concerning this photo shoot, please click on the link below.
Thank you. We can't wait to see your pictures!
Love you all, Krissy :)
Monday, April 21, 2008
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Saturday, April 19, 2008
John and I are off to the Emergency Room right now. He has a fever of 101, which is not high for the average person, but too high for a post bone marrow transplant patient.
He is going to get his wbc and anc checked first (to see how his immune system is doing), then he will be cultured. The cultures will see if he has a serious bacterial infection, such as "gram negative". That is what he had when he was in the hospital this past Thanksgiving with a 104.5 temperature and almost didn't make it.
So I don't know if he will be hospitalized or sent home. We will see. Could you all pray? Thanks.
JLand Photo Shoot #132:
jewlry, buttons & pretty little things
Hi. I wanted to let you all know that I am terribly sorry that I haven't posted the submissions to this photo shoot yet. My shoulder injury has prevented me from spending a lot of time on the computer. I do want you to know, however, that I take the JLand Photo Shoots very seriously. When you all spend the time taking a photo, I very seriously plan on posting the links to your entries.
So here are those who participated this past time:
Linda of Linda's World shows us a pretty jewelry box containing her treasures
Sharon of I'm A Survivor shows us her favorite necklace!
Missie of Missie's Upside Down World graces us with a beautiful heirloom
Chuck of Dribble by Chuck Ferris shows us pretty little things from nature
Terry of Terry Mac'sPhoto Blog brings us a CUTE pretty little thing!
Linda of Footprints in the Sand gives us a peek into her treasure boxes
Betty of Koda's Corgi Tales shows us see her son's jewelry. He has good taste!
Martha of Perception shows her son's collection of gemstones. They're absolutely breathtaking.
Greg of Photo Trek shows us a piece of his stunning and colorful wall art
Jama of SWEET MEMORIES..... shows us brooches and other pretty things
Thanks to each of you who participated.
Please check out these entries this weekend. We all know what it is like to want others to visit our photos. Thanks for visiting them and for leaving a comment!
I will post a new photo shoot subject on Monday.
Love you all,
Thursday, April 17, 2008
John's Mom passed away yesterday.
I am glad she and I had the phone conversation we did a few weeks ago. It was a really good call, and I reassured her of a lot of things. Then I said, "Mom, I love you and I like you."
I'm glad I said that. It made her so very happy.
This is going to be hard for me. And of course even way more so for John. But I am glad Heaven is a real place where we will see her again.
If you get a chance, maybe you could stop over at John's blog and let him know you care about his loss. His blog is: too-stubborn-to-die
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Monday, April 14, 2008
Thursday of this week is National Blah Blah Blah Day. National Blah Blah Blah Day was invented by Thomas and Ruth Roy, and always falls on April 17. The intent of this day is to do all the things/projects people have been nagging you to do. For example: quit smoking, get a real job, lose weight, gain weight, take out the trash...
Monday, April 7, 2008
What is the most memorable activity you did with your family as a child?
My answer: Walking the trails in parks. We went to a lot of different parks as a child - National parks, local parks, you name it. There was nothing so fun to me as taking a day on a weekend just to go to a park and follow one of those long trails to the end. One of the reasons it was special was because the whole family came along (my parents and all six of us kids!). Another reason it was special was because we were in nature and the surroundings were fascinating.
Now it is your turn. Leave your answer in the Comments Section below.
Saturday, April 5, 2008
Please stop by Kristi's journal and say hello.
Kristi has an interesting blog. She writes about "Urban Homesteading". She does not live on a large piece of land, yet finds ways to manage this way of living. Please click on the links in her sidebar to find out what Urban Homesteading is.
Currently, Kristi is raising chickens for eggs and is growing tomato plants. She has encouraged me to grow tomato plants, even if it means growing them in flower pots on my patio (as my landlord may not allow me to grow them in the ground on the property). I just may take her up on this suggestion, as tomatos are very expensive!
Here is her journal:
Let's stop by and make her feel welcome in JLand!
Tags: Urban Homesteading
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
This week's JLand Photo Shoot will begin today (Tuesday) and will be due on Saturday, April 12, at 11 PM EDT. That's Saturday, almost midnight, an hour before Sunday, for those of you who are getting confused!
Please notice that this week's photo shoot has been extended for an extra week. That's because I wasn't able to post the subject until late today instead of yesterday morning. Submissions are not due this Saturday. They won't be due until April 12, 2008, at 11 PM EDT! This gives you more time to get a submission in!
Our subject for this photo shoot is:
jewelry, buttons & pretty little things
After you've posted your entry in your journal/blog, please put the address of your entry in my Comment Section below. If you need an explanation on how to do this, or need to know any other instructions concerning this photo shoot, please click on the link below.
Thank you. I can't wait to see your pictures!
Love you all, Krissy :)
Happy April Fools ‘Day!
Today I wanted to share with you a couple of April Fools’ jokes that happened, one in 1998, and one in 1962.
In 1998 Burger King published a full page advertisement in USA Today announcing the introduction of a new item to their menu: a "Left-Handed Whopper" specially designed for the 32 million left-handed Americans. According to the advertisement, the new whopper included the same ingredients as the original Whopper (lettuce, tomato, hamburger patty, etc.), but all the condiments were rotated 180 degrees for the benefit of their left-handed customers. The following day Burger King issued a follow-up release revealing that although the Left-Handed Whopper was a hoax, thousands of customers had gone into restaurants to request the new sandwich. Simultaneously, according to the press release, "many others requested their own 'right handed' version."
Instant Color TV
In 1962 there was only one tv channel in Sweden, and it broadcast in black and white. The station's technical expert, Kjell Stensson, appeared on the news to announce that, thanks to a new technology, viewers could convert their existing sets to display color reception. All they had to do was pull a nylon stocking over their tv screen. Stensson proceeded to demonstrate the process. Thousands of people were taken in. Regular color broadcasts only commenced in Sweden on April 1, 1970.