Sunday, January 31, 2010

I love my Droid!!!!!

and the new Fxcamera app I got on it. This photo is from the ToyCam setting. It also has Fisheye, Polandroid, Warhol, SymmetriCam. It also has the normal setting which has color filters of mono/sepia/negative/posterize/solarize. All that and it is free. Now I just need to download an app that lets me zoom.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Curiouser and curiouser

Granny's question of the day, "What do you think they mean when they say I'll see you tomorrow? "

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Is the sun peeking out yet.........

I wish I've had the chance to get out and take some pictures. I am starting to feel like I have cabin fever. We have had so much rain and even a tornado warning. I tried to take some pics of the little finches outside but those suckers are fast. I was only able to get some of a couple robins. Hopefully that is a sign of Springtime coming. I love the rain but it lately has been leaving me uninspired.

Not to mention the fact that Kiah has been coming in my bed in the middle of the night for the past month. It all started when he watched the show Lost Tapes on Animal Planet. We have tried everything to get him to stay in bed. It doesn't help that Chris tell's me "Oh, yeah I used hear things in that room all the time, when I was a kid." My boys are their imaginations. So needless to say I feel like I am in a constant state of exhaustion.

If it is not raining this afternoon I am going to make Kiah go for a walk with me to see if we could shake things up a bit.....

Monday, January 18, 2010

I am learning how to do digital layouts. I used to always tell my self I would never go digital. I enjoyed the scrapbooking process too much. Well those days are over. It is so addictive and fun. It saves time and me having to clean up.
Most of the papers and element in these pages came from Cottage Arts.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

"One of the things that men don't understand is that if a guy spends the afternoon with his partner, and they stop and get a sandwich, they joke and kid around, they laugh, they hug - to a woman, that's foreplay"

" Men want to know, what's the right technique for foreplay? Well, part of it is to go for a walk with her, spend some time with her, do things that are sensitive and kind." excerpted from The Sex Encyclopedia by Stefan Bechtel

I like that. I think us women or maybe just me would feel a lot more passionate if we felt more appreciated. The sensitive and kind thing can go a long way.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Today was one of those days Kiah came home with his first pink slip. He claims he got it because he was protecting a friend (i.e. throwing rocks). And Granny decided to give herself a haircut. Just chopped off a chunk from the front. It does't look so bad now but when it starts to grow in.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

I think I live in the Land of Loonies...

First off taking care of a Granny with dementia entails answering questions like, "will it be dark until it is light?", helping her when she gets stuck in public restroom stalls, having to deal with her when she gets angry when she doesn't have beer and chips, telling her I am her granddaughter every other day, listening to the same stories over and over again, and what not.

But what really worries me:

The other night started off okay. Kiah received a gift certificate to Baskin Robbins for graduating out of reading lab. He was happy to skip karate to go get ice cream. I was happy to skip karate and not have to sit in uncomfortable chairs listening to kids yell at the top of their lungs, yet, reluctant to go to ice cream - I mean come on - I just started a diet. I was proud of myself for picking the kid's size vanilla pomagranite probiotic frozen yogurt. So I figured why not go to Trader Joes to pick up some good healthy food to reward myself. Kiah was being his usual crazy self: squirreling around, hopping on the cart, all while holding his double scoop ice cream cone. I kept telling him to stop, and in what seemed like slow motion his ice cream flew up, somersaulted and landed face down in the cart. Of course he starts trippin'. After telling him told you so, I instructed him to take it out to the garbage and use the napkin to wipe the top of it off so he could eat the rest. He looked at me like, "What?" So I repeated my self again - "What?" So I slowly broke down the steps pointed everything out and figured he had it. Went and got the cart and came back. I started shopping and he asked, "Are you sure I can eat it?", "Yes". "Are you sure I can eat it?", " Yes, you wiped it off right? , okay then. " He takes a big bite then says, " I didn't know I can eat ice cream after wiping it on a garbage can." OH MY GOD!!! Now I am trippin'. Chris walks up and I start telling him and freaking out. I asked him, " Can you take him ... take him to get a drink of water." He looks at me like, "What." "Chris, can you take him to get a drink of water?" - "What?" By that time I was almost in shock by the absentmindedness of my boys -I mean what in the hell? Why would my son even think that I would say to wipe it off on the garbage and Chris, hello!, he ate garbage practically. He got his drink, I gave him my frozen yogurt and thanked God for probiotics.

Monday, January 4, 2010

We went for a drive up to Lick Observatory, I never been but I have seen it up on the hills my whole life. It was a crazy drive, but it was just Chris and I so it was nice. I want to go again when we have some more time. There was this hawk on the fence post five feet from the car but Chris wouldn't stop. Why is it that sometimes the the pictures you don't get seem more important than the ones you do.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Happy New Year. I can't believe we are in 2010. For some weird reason I think this is going to be my year. The year I will finally get my driver's license, the year I will finally lose weight , the year I will finally exercise on a regular basis blah, blah, blah. I know it sounds bad but for the last 12 years or so I have had the same resolutions; including getting my damn license. Maybe it is the e-mails from Tut that I have been getting that have my mind saying this year is going to be different. We'll see in a couple months right.
For Chris' birthday we went to this hole in the wall chinese food place in Gilroy. We meet up with Chris' mom Barbara who is leaving to go to Maryland to watch after Chris' sister's kids while she goes to Afganistan. I am so glad everything worked out so she could go, now Sarah can have the peace of mind while she is gone.
We were able to walk around downtown Gilroy for 20 minutes or so. I got some cool pics to use as textures and elements. We went to a couple of antique shops where Kiah would not leave me alone because he was obsessing over the vintage comics. This kid already has a shopping problem.