Saturday, February 26, 2011

31 Day Picture Challenge --- Day 9

A picture of the person who has gotten you through the most.

Absolutley ZERO disrespect towards everyone else that falls on my very short list. (Mom, Daddy, Larry, and the other Grandparents)
It's just that ... Gramma Flash was there for us kids every day after school, every weekend, all summer long, every break from school. She was always there. She is there still for me. When I go to Ma's house, it's not disrespectful to Ma - I love Ma & Daddy, but I always go straight to Gramma.
She is not doing so good, healthwise, and it tears up everyone. And I just want to see her smile. I just want her to know that I am there for her just as she's always been there for me.
She's been the one I talk to when I've been fighting with my folks, my sisters, my husband and my nephew. She's always had good advice, a kind ear and a killer sense of humor about all of it.
And I love her so so very much.

Friday, February 25, 2011

31 Day Picture Challenge - Day 8

I'm a little behind. Too bad. There is life outside the interwebz.

So, Day 8. Right, right. A picture of something that makes you laugh. OK> I'll do better than one, I'll do THREE.

That last one makes me laugh every. single. time.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

31 Day Picture Challenge Days 5 thru 7

I can't really DO days 5 or 6, and here are the explanations as follows:

Day 5 - A picture of your favorite memory. Impossible, just because my most favorite memories are ones that happened when no camera was around. Sure, I could punk out & put up a pic from our wedding, or when the kids were first born, but that's cheating, and a little hollow & expected.
Some of my favorite memories were ongoing ones.
Fishing with my Grampa at the farm.
Running full out on my little arab cross mare, Mindy or my pony Princess being well, a pony.
Laying on my horse bareback while she grazed in the apple orchard, my dog laying nearby watching over us.
Swimming in the summer, catching tadpoles, riding 4-wheelers, ice skating, gardening with my grandparents.
Just spending time with the family & my uncles shouting at the football games while I snuggled on Grampa, my head on his chest.
No cameras were there for that.

Day 6 - A Picture of the person you'd like to trade places with for a day.
Can't be done. As much as it sounds nice to escape from my life for a little while, I'm sure whomever I would switch with is dealing with problems I have no knowledge of, and would likely never be able to look at them the same again.

SO With all that seriousness behind me, I CAN put up some interesting pics.

Day 7 - A Picture of your most Treasured Item

This took some thinkin'. I couldn't say my horses, because they are more like my family, and not really posessions. I wouldn't say jewelry, because frankly, that's a cop out and expected from a girl.
I did however narrow it down to three things that I would certainly run into a burning house to save.
Number 1: My Extra Light, High Grade Winchester 1886 .45-70 Gov't. with a 22" barrel. Extra fancy straight grip walnut stock, butt plate, deluxe checkering, blued receiver with gold elk and white tail inlays. It is numbered - they only made 1000 of them that year. And I love it. A lot.

Number 2:
My Dakota Saddlery Roper, with all the bells and whistles, of course. It's a slick seat, great for hours and hours in the saddle, dally wrapped horn, saddle strings, weaver smart cinch, Schutz brothers buck strap, weaver breastcollar, 1" black wool saddle pad, and my super soft Schutz brothers reins. (2 pairs) Not to mention the tack store worth of accessories, goodies, spare parts and bits. I love this saddle. When it needs replacing, I will likely get one nearly exactly like it.

And, finally because I thought 3 was quite enough, though I could go on with a few more things.
Number 3:

My camera. Larry picked it out for me. I love it. I learn something new every time I pick it up, and I am starting to think that I'm improving my skills. I have realized that even though I have a kit lens, and I can get a LOT done with it, I will need to eventually pick up a nice macro lens and a kick ass telephoto zoom.

Monday, February 14, 2011

31 Day Picture Challenge --- Day 4

Day 4 - A picture of your typical night.

This IS the typical night around here lately. The kids watch cartoons until near bedtime, and if it's Davey's choice (he usually picks, bc he has the biggest mouth) he usually chooses to watch 'Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs'.
Every. Single. Time.

I watch them, clean up after dinner, try to pull together a load of dishes while attempting to keep Davey out of the blinds, out from behind the TV, off the dog, and IN his diaper & clothes.

Needless to say, the dishes don't always win.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

31 Day Picture Challenge - Day 3

Day 3 -- A picture of your favorite TV Show Cast

This is tough, because there are a few that I watch regularly, however, Grey's Anatomy has become my current favorite. When it first was out, I couldn't bring myself to watch it ... there was too much buzz about it. Now, I love it.

On the other hand, I have watched 'House' from the get go. I love House. He is absolutely THE doc I would want on my case if I had a medical mystery about me. Oh, and he does in many ways remind me of my Uncle Dougie.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

31 Day Picture Challenge .... Day 2

A picture of yourself and the person you're closest to.

OK. This is not a fair one. I am very close to several people, and Blogger won't let me upload all the pics I'd like to use. But, I am going to go with the obvious answers anyhow.
Hubby. Closest with him, but he may be 2nd place in closeness only to my Mom. Or Dad. Or Gramma Flash .... definatley the kids are a strong possibility.

What can I say? We are a very tight knit family. I love them all more than I can say, and I'd hate to think of breathing without them in my life.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

31 Day Picture Challenge

A couple of friends are doing this challenge on Facebook, and well, I've decided that I'm going to give it a shot, but only on my blog. No particular reason other than I want to try to keep updating this thing, and I can fully explain my answers here. SO ... without further Ado, ......

The 31 Day picture challenge ..... Day One.

A picture of yourself with 10 facts.

1)I am a middle child
2)born on my daddy's 30th birthday
3)I am overly artistic in most things I do - not intentionally, and not braggin .... just fact.
4)I have wanted to have a horse ranch since 1st grade, and I still have my creative writing paper from 1st grade to prove it.
5)I am a recovering catholic
6)Never have done drugs, or much alcohol for that matter.
7)I am a super sarcastic country girl
8)I have majored in college in: Theatre (tech), Art, Music, Art, Art Education. In that order.
9)I LOVE to hunt bears ... almost as much as I LOVE horseback riding
10)My family rules my heart, and I drive them crazy for it.

OK. So, the only explanation I need here, is that the above picture is a few years old. I was lookin' pretty well totally crappy since I was just out of a 3 hour drive from Marquette to Escanaba to see my uncle (who is in the uncropped version of this picture). I needed a shower & a hair brush, and clearly, a better looking sweatshirt. What can I say? We were headed home from a bear hunt.