Sunday, January 23, 2011

MCP 4/52

This week's theme....Soothing Repetition.  I immediately thought of my ceiling fans.  I'm one that runs my ceiling fan over my bed almost year round. (this particular fan is over my guest bed - the contrast of the brown fan blades made for a much better photo against white ceilings)

Saturday, January 22, 2011

new camera strap

Used Christmas money from my Granddaddy to buy a strap cover for my is the Kathleen Kelly edition from Eclectic Whatnot.  Lots and lots of really cute options.  I'm so excited to have it!!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

MCP 3/52

This week's theme.....Shades of Gray. After racking my brain to come up with something to shoot this week, I had an epiphany on my way out of the parking garage today. I couldn't quite narrow down my favorite, so here are three....

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

New hairdo

For those of you who are not on's a pic of my new 'do.

After 20+ years with the same stylist (the last 11 years driving back to Abilene), I have finally switched over to getting my hair done locally - only because Estella decided last spring to move from Abilene to San Antonio!

My friend Jamie referred me to her salon, The Color Studio and Salon. Their website has a questionnaire that you fill out if you are a new client and they match you up with the stylist who they deem to be best suited for your hair needs.  I will say that I was skeptical, but Candace did seem to fit my hair-styling personality and I think she will respect my choices for easy day-to-day maintenance.....  We'll see if it is a long-lived hair relationship, but the first experience was successful.  She showed me a couple of easy ways to dress it up (hence the curls in the photo).....we'll see how the day to day feels.

All in all, I'd recommend the salon, if any of you out there are looking for a new stylist.

Friday, January 14, 2011

MCP 2/52

This week's theme - Illustrate a Song

"Piano Man" - Billy Joel

Monday, January 10, 2011

Ten on Ten - January 2011

preparing breakfast to take to work for the week - brown sugar cinnamon oatmeal

stack of blank 1099s ready to print

mid-morning snack

our mailroom at work

some of our 2010 accounting files - not all of these are mine, but I do spend lots of time creating folders and then referencing what's inside

2006 accounting files all boxed and ready to send off to storage - 56 boxes in all

ready to get back into the routine of exercise after work - thankful for a gym in my office building!

remains of our SNOW in my planter

CAUGHT! My first ever mousetrap. ICK! So thankful I bought the kind of trap where I don't have to SEE the dead mouse!

easy way to unwind a bit while I'm preparing dinner - I *love* Jeopardy! 

Saturday, January 08, 2011

2011 Photo Project

I see lots around the blog world and Facebook about photo-a-day projects. I think it sounds like a fun challenge, but I just can't quite commit to that.  But, when I saw MCP Project 52, I thought....hmmmmm.....yeah, I bet I can do that.   

MCP Project 52 – It’s a way to encourage creativity, make photography fun, and provide a challenge without actual pressure. Participants will sharing their art work and images weekly while inspiring each other.

So, the idea is to upload one photo a week to the Flickr group (which I'll also post here).  The admins will provide a theme for the week (which may or may not be followed) and then will post some highlighted photos.

Without further ado:

MCP Project 52 - 1/52 "around the house"

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Happy New Year

Here's to a brand new year....full of new hopes, adventures, dreams and possibilities and leaving behind the worries, fears, failures and unfulfilled wishes of the past.