Archive | June, 2009

The Wonders of Photoshop

June 28, 2009

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I’ve been taking some photography classes.  My little pea brain now understands what white balance is.  It also knows it wants to FIX IT most times.  (This is where learning to like my camera better comes in…and I’m sure I will sooner or later..)  Meanwhile, I’m not as satisfied with the white balance that you […]

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Ancestral Cemetery Visit

June 26, 2009

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Today I feel like I’m actually a part of a piece of history.  I visited the ancestral family cemetery plot in Berks County today.  It was a humbling experience, an exhilarating experience and a wonderful family time to boot!  Let me explain how all this came to pass… I am a descendant of a family named […]

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I Like My Camera Better

June 24, 2009

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But I still don’t love it.  I think I love the Nikon D5000 a lot.  Maybe the D90.  Can’t figure out why the D90 is a hundred bucks more.  I don’t see that big a difference.  I LOVED the idea of the new Olympus EP-1 Pen and I loved it in my hand.  Great size!  […]

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Family History Found

June 20, 2009

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It’s been a long, long search.  For 4 years I have been tracing my ancestors on both my father’s and mother’s side.  Not content to choose one set of ancestors I chose both of Dad’s and both of Mom’s parents and quite often the peripheral relatives too.  Finally, I’ve reached the point where I believe […]

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Why, I’m Pea Green With Envy (Scarlett O’Hara and Me)

June 10, 2009

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Well…I was so thrilled I found the macro button on my camera and snapped off a photo of my sisyrinchium…you remember it right?  It’s this shot.  And truly, I though it was pretty good.  Not going to win any awards, surely…but pretty good.  I’m just saying.  It was focused…the lighting could have been a smidge […]

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Doctor’s Update

June 8, 2009

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Sooo…the doctor read the kid the riot act again.  The Big Guy marched himself straight into the doctor’s office with him.  When he objected, the Big Guy simply said, “Well, I want to go in so I’m going” and who’s actually going to argue with him?  Doc told Mikey he’s going to hook him up […]

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This Is The Face Of Worry…

June 8, 2009

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Geez.  Mikey finally was forced to visit his endocrinologist in order to get a new prescription for insulin pump supplies.  His appointment is for today at 4:00.  I insisted that they get his bloodwork script to the lab before the visit so the doc had accurate info to work with.   I got him to get […]

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That’s What I Like About Sunday….

June 7, 2009

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Good Sunday morning to you!  It’s a beautful day…Pentecost for us, so it was the day to visit the cemetery and remember the deceased.  It was a lovely day for it.   The grands are going to the local state park lake with the neighbor and his boys.  It’s about 45 minutes away and they’ll spend the […]

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When the Cat’s Away….

June 5, 2009

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Mama will shop.  For plants.  OOOPS!  Did I say that?  Well, yes, I did.  And yes, I DID shop for plants.  I cannot resist a good value and am a patient woman who will start with very small plants and let them grow.  It really doesn’t take that long…3 years and you’ve got a lovely […]

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Plant Search

June 3, 2009

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Well thank goodness for the internet!  I’ve sourced things..plants for sure…that I could never find here locally.  I grow mostly natives or cultivars of natives and some pretty obscure ones at that.  Invariably, scouring the internet turns them up via mailorder and moves them happily to my garden.  Take potentilla tridentata for example.  Are you familiar […]

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Plants! We’ve Got Plants!

June 2, 2009

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Bluestone delivered today and I got two lovely boxes of baby plants.  I did not get everything I ordered but I got most.  I didn’t get the columbine, which, in retrospect I might not need.  I didn’t get my Perovskia Little Spires which I DO need.  I was hoping to pick it up locally so […]

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Reading for Kids With Reading Problems

June 2, 2009

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My eldest grand is dyslexic.  We’ve been doing Barton for quite a while but I have to say…it’s been a struggle.  Part of the problem is that Cam is almost 17 (and reading on about a 5th grade level, spelling on a 3rd) and Barton, with its nonsense syllables doesn’t seem meaningful enough to him.  […]

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Sunburn City

June 1, 2009

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Yesterday I spent the day on the front porch with a good book. (The Duke Diet…and yeah, as Diet Books go, it’s pretty good)  The sun was shining, the breeze was blowing and I felt like it was a good porch day.  My porch faces north and east.  It’s the shaaaady side of the house.  […]

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