Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Photographic Proof

Got the SD Card issue fixed, so here is the proof.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

So I Can Remember That it Really Happened

BH and I just finished wrapping Christmas gifts. All of them.
All. Of. Them.
I think the last time we were finished this early was back in the days when we lived in California and all of our family and friends lived here, so we had be done early or no one got gifts.
Typically we are still wrapping (or on a really bad year just beginning to wrap) at about 11:00 PM Christmas Eve.
I am not sure what to do now.
I may feel very lost Christmas Eve when we return home from our family gathering and only have to set out the presents from Santa.
Maybe I will wrap an empty box or something just to keep me right.

Well, I was going to add a picture, but my computer is refusing to recognize my SD card for some reason. So I guess the photo proof will have to wait.

Saturday, December 08, 2012

What's 5 Months Between Friends?

So I guess I took a little hiatus.

Blogher Ads dropped me about ohhhhhh...... 5 months ago. Which is OK because in the several years I was with them I think I made $25 total, and truth be told I was beginning to dislike the idea of ads on my blog anyway. They dropped me because I was no longer posting on a weekly basis. No real sadness here. The only thing was, their posting rules did keep me posting far more regularly than I have been since I go the ax. Oh well.

So what has been going on since July 1?

School for me continues. Classes are going well. I am getting good grades. Still no school counselor job yet, but then again I didn't really expect to have one at this point and time. I have interviewed a few times. So that is good I suppose. Except for the fact that I would rather stab my eyeballs with a fork than have to sit through an interview. Just finished up my fall class today. I am taking two classes this spring. We'll see how that goes. One was kind of challenging, but September through December are always very busy months for us, spring semester months are a bit less so, or at least that is the delusion I am choosing to believe. I moved into new office space that I really like, but now that I no longer share an office suite with several people, I feel more isolated than ever. So here's hoping for a school job offer soon!

The girls are doing very well. #1 has adjusted very well to high school. She is maintaing her 4.0, getting involved in theatre, and becoming more social. All good things. #2 seems to enjoy 6th grade more than 5th, has tried her hand at Tae Kwan Do, wants to do more roller skating, and is making plans to audition for a show next month at a local community theatre.

BH continues to be an imparter of golden wisdom to his high school students, directed a successful musical production, and is excited that in 2014 he will be able to do his work in a brand-spanking new theatre! The first time in his teaching career that the stage won't be in a cafetorium. Very exciting!

My photography project really began waning in the spring, and pretty much went dormant over the summer. It was just too hard to keep up what with school, children, being a wife, and all that. I think about it a lot and sure hope to make time to get back to it soon. I'd like to think I could do something with it while I am on break from school, but truthfully I feel I have a lot of catching up to do with things that I have let go while the school thing has been going on.

I have been a pretty dull girl these past several months but....I have put too many years in to this blog I guess and I just can't bring myself to let it go. So I will post when I can, and hope that both of my readers will continue to check in from time to time.

Til the next one!

Sunday, July 01, 2012


We took a trip to Ohio over memorial weekend and I tried to work on some water shots while my kids cavorted in the pool. I had some lighting issues, but did manage to get a couple of shots that I thought were kind of cool.

Monday, June 25, 2012


I guess it has been a while since I last posted anything. Sadly I have fallen off the Project 365 wagon pretty hard. I have taken some pictures here and there, but not nearly like I was. Trying to figure out how to get myself back on the wagon and tie myself there.

That is not going to be an easy feat because I made the decision to go back to school for a bit, so that I can become a school counselor. I just started my first online class last week and it is a lot of work. More than I thought it would be. So the truth is that daily posts just aren't too likely to happen right now.

I am trying to make it so that weekends are work and homework free, so perhaps the weekends will be my time to photograph and post things. I gotta have something creative to do to break up all this schooling and working I will be doing.

In the mean time here is one photo I took a few weeks back. It is my grandmother who turned 80 earlier this month and a couple of girls you may or may not recognize from previous posts.

I still need to work on my people photography skills. They so rarely turn out in a pleasing way to me. When they do I rarely am able to figure out what I did to get them to look good.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Asiatic Lilies

Ooooh I have been excited for these lilies to bloom, just so I could take pictures of them.
LOVE these flowers

Concert Master

My favorite photo from #1's recent orchestra concert.
I need more work in low light settings.

Monday, May 07, 2012

I am No Sports Photographer

 #2 had her first ever track meet this evening.
Up above, fierce concentration as she prepares to throw the safety javelin.

I forgot to change the settings on my camera to allow for the diminishing light, but I kid of like how it looks like she is flying here.

Saturday, May 05, 2012

Super Moon Take Two!

Not sure how I feel about these yet. However I was able to learn and practice more with manual mode, so I guess that is a good thing. 

Super Moon Take One

First attempts at capturing the super moon. Going to try again in a couple of hours when it will be a bit higher in the sky. The trees make a good frame. In the meantime, I am going to look for night photography tips.

Off Road Photography

Found a ton of lovely wildflowers growing around an exit off the interstate. Decided to pull over and capture the beauty. Taken last week. 

Monday, April 23, 2012

100 Points to Anyone Who Can Reference the Caption

Megator, Megatee, Megatoo. Every time I see one it's $9.95 to YOU!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Pause due to family emergency

Sorry no picture tonight. I was up all night due to a family medical emergency, and gone this evening as well.

Good news is that things are better.

Going to try to post a couple of pictures tomorrow, but we will just have to see how it goes.

I thank you both for your understanding.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Trois Photos

My three favorite photos from today.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Mad Men Monday

No photo tonight. I had to do too many unexpected errands and then I had to watch Mad Men.

Yes I had to watch Mad Men.

I have no choice.

I am powerless against it.

So two pictures tomorrow.


Sunday, April 15, 2012

So Keen

On my new pair of Keens. So Comfy.

This is my own opinion. I have not been recruited by Keen to promote on my blog. I think with my teeny tiny readership, this goes without saying.

Saturday, April 14, 2012


Not so super photo, but when is Godzilla drinking out of a red Solo cup not funny?

Friday, April 13, 2012

Thursday, April 12, 2012

What isn't Keeping Me From Daily Photo Posts

I have ntot been better about posting since curing my technical difficulties from last week.
Spending time exercising has not been my excuse this week for sure.
All that technical difficulty last week, has gotten me out of the habit of daily posting I guess.
Hopefully I can get back on track soon. Two posts in one day is not so fun.


Two kitties this week. Cute little sleep buddies.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


Truly the only thing that excites me about Easter.


Like everything else around here, my roses are blooming WAY early.

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Back at it!

Am in possession of a functioning SD card and a fully charged camera battery!
Off we go on a walk so Mom can take pictures.

Rare photo of #1 with an expression of amusement on her face. Took me about 1,oo0,000 shots today to get one like this.

Easter Finery

Sweet Eater Bunny!

Friday, April 06, 2012

Sleepy Kitty

Blah. Terrible Picture.

Last Week

Still no new SD card so here is a shot I took with my iPhone last week, when at a family event. I took my camera, but left the SD card at home in the computer.
The hair cracks me up.

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Not Terribly Flattering

This is me nursing my way out of whack neck. Way out of whack neck = not a total catch up on posting.
Here's hoping for better tomorrow.
Please Baby Jesus Please.

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Technical Difficulty

Having some technical difficulty in the photography area.
Will hopefully return tomorrow with make-up photo posts.
I appreciate my two readers patience.

Monday, April 02, 2012


Am doing the unheard of and watching the big championship basketball game.
Needed some beverages to make it through.

Sunday, April 01, 2012

Birthday Loot

Had #2's birthday party today. She got a lot of loot and decided her toes made a good temporary wallet.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Whirling Cave Troll

#2 likes to sit in what we lovingly refer to as her "Teen Cave" and spin in her office chair.
So I decided to play around with aperture and see what I got. I think this looks really cool. Like a tornado or maybe whirling dervish.
This one I liked because of the way you can see her face.
Thanks to BH for the idea.
Thanks to #2 for being my guinea pig.

Friday, March 30, 2012


Visited our friends today and they keep chickens.
So I let my lens take a look through the chicken wire and capture a few shots.
I liked this one because to me the look on this bird is the chicken equivalent of, "Whatchoo talkin' 'bout Willis?"

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Birthday Treats

Someone who we like to refer to as #2 has a birthday tomorrow and requested Snickerdoodles for her class treat. Somehow I have managed to never make this particular cookie until now. Thankfully 3 out of 3 taste testers agree that they are delicious.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Best Day of the Week

If you are a comic book geek like BH then you know that Wednesday is the best day of the week.
New Comic Book Day.
It is serious business in the House of Babble.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012


Man I am KILLING it with the clever titles this week.
Having to work full time instead of spending all day doing whatever I want is hard!
It makes me tired.
I want spring break back.


The lilac bush is blooming and I was too busy drooling over my boyfriend Jon Hamm last night as I finally got to watch the season premiere of Mad Men to remember my photo for the day. Guess it is two posts for me today.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

More Hipstamatic

A vintage look photo of someone engaged in very modern activity.
BH trying to make the Mac and TV play nice together so we can watch more shows on the big screen. OK. Full disclosure. It is so I can watch my boyfriend Jon Hamm in Mad Men tomorrow on the big TV after it downloads to iTunes.
I wish I could just subscribe to AMC for the next 13 weeks.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Fun at the Park!

The look on my niece's face makes me laugh.
It was a great day to be at the park!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Weekly Kitty

Tulip and a Two-Fer

I forgot again! Don't know why. Blame it on spring break I guess.
So you get two pictures today.

Here is a tulip I planted Sunday. I love Tulips. We have been in this house almost 10 years and I am just now planting my favorite flower. Sad sad sad.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Not So Great Picture of a Fountain

Went to a local-ish art museum today. Pictures were discouraged, and it was too rainy for me to feel comfortable taking any pictures outside when we were walking around. Above is a pretty fountain in the dining area where we ate lunch. I had to crop the crap out of it to get all the strangers out of the picture. The lighting was bad and all in all I just don't feel this is a great picture.

Just a random shot that I took without the view finder of the ceiling in the dining area. Again, just a meh picture.

That is what I got today. I had hoped for cooler shots given we were on a big outing today, but alas the stars did not align today.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Best Thing They Have Ever Done

According to numbers 1 and 2 looking at their baby books is the best thing they have ever done.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Raindrops on Rosebush

No roses yet, but seeing as how everything else is blooming early, I expect to see full on roses within a month.