Monday, October 3, 2005

Monday Photo Shoot

Your Monday Photo Shoot: Catch a critter in a picture! For the purposes of this photo shoot, a "critter" is a creature that is not a pet, so no dogs or cats, but mice, squirrels, pigeons, badgers, hedgehogs, wolverines, deer, dragons, sasquatch or any other sort of ambulatory thing is acceptable (as are bugs).

I have been in Journal land for 7 months now and I have yet to figure out how to post a frameless photo, graphic or link.  I understand the whole http thing, but how on earth do you all just type a persons name and it links readers to their journal??  How can I add graphics?  I have some nice graphics saved in a folder, I've done that much, but I guess I just don't have time to figure it all out unless I want to stay up until 3am.  No thanks.  I have a hard enough time getting up as it is. 

So anyway, this is my Monday Photo Shoot pic.  I was dubbing around with my canon at my grandparents house over the summer.  The bee is really clear in an enlarged photo, so I really do like this one.

I didn't visit Nana and Gramps as much as I would have liked to this summer.  Even this year.  It seems so hard to find the time when we are all free to take a whole day or weekend to drive 2 hours down.  NO, that's pathetic.  I need to make the time happen.  Yes, we have busy lives...who doesn't?  I feel so guilty and angry at myself for not going more.  My Gramps is so low in spirits now with my Nana in the nursing home.  Mom tries to make me feel better by saying no other grandchildren visit them, but I wish I could go more.  If they were closer, I'd visit all the time.  I would love to go have dinner with Nana at the home.  As I mentioned in a previous entry, the Alzheimer's prevents her from even remembering we were there, so it would be nice to be able to make her day a little brighter every day, even though she wouldn't recall my being there....just to see her smile is more for my benefit, I guess.  I feel blessed that she at least still knows who we all are.

Gramps has his cancer surgery on Monday, so I did take the day off from work to be there.  He is a wreck worrying about it.  It is not life threatening, but more of a painful tumor in his eye lid that looksand feels awful.  Also the skin cancer on his cheek, part of which he's had removed twice already.  Please, lather up yourselves and the kiddos with sunscreen....it's not pretty. 

On a lighter note, what a glorious fall we are having.  It has been close to 80* for three straight days and it seems it's going to continue for a few more days.  The cooler nights are helping me sleep better as well.  I love the four seasons in New England.  I always try not to complain too much about the extremes of the seasons.  We don't have too long before it all changes.  Don't blink, as they say.

The girls have gotten their Halloween costumes already...borrowed, mind you, which is perfectly fine with ME!  They are my concience.  A lovely, flowing angel and a red devil with glowing horns.  Yikes.

Until next time, all be well!

1 comment:

justaname4me2 said...

Ummmmm tech questions. Has anyone helped you yet? If not, well email me and LOL I'll do my best to answer what I know! Rebecca<~~Is not tech inclined, but I have painfully figured out a few things.
Rebecca