Sunday, November 13, 2011

Monday, October 31, 2011


While driving home through my neighborhood
I spotted This:
 I thought I lived in a nice suburban area
Not in New Orleans at Mardi Gras
I'm glad I won't be cruzin' the streets
Alone tonight!!!!

Saturday, October 22, 2011


Beauty and Love
Arrived at my front door today

Bill and Susan
You have touched my heart
In such a precious way today
I Love You Both

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


Toe vs Magnum Flashlight

Guess who won!!!

Saturday, October 1, 2011



When your momma

Is in her office

With the lights out

Only the computer screen on

Working on a project

Totally oblivious to the rest of the world

It is NOT ok

To sneak up behind her and


Just Sayin'

I think I'll go change my clothes:)

Monday, September 26, 2011


I usually don't have ANY brain power left at the end of a day
But, when I came home tonight
A friend shared a link regarding
How to change you facebook to the new timeline thingy

So I spent some time doing just that

I'm not sure what it will mean 4-6 weeks from now
Yet, it was kind of fun to play
Have a super night

You can try it out 

Saturday, September 24, 2011


I've been a bit slack
In posting here on my 365 blog
Below is a photo I took on Thursday
When my sister, her daughter and 2 of her kids came by

My K~Bel on the left
Sis's E on the right
Just 3 weeks apart
It's fun to have our grandkids
Being raised together
Reminds us of growing up around our cousins

Thursday, September 15, 2011


I absolutely LOVE
My Thursdays with K~Bel

But today
I especially enjoyed watching her do this

Just one more reason
I know I am Blessed

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


I have ignored my camera
And my 365 Photo of the Day Blog
For a week now
How Rude of Me :)

I got my camera out
In hopes that
By posting this photo
We would get some rain

You know how you have your car washed
And then it rains
Well, I'm hoping that
By telling you all that this Monsoon
Has been Extremely Dry in Ahwatukee
And posting the above photo as proof
It will decide to start raining
I wouldn't mind at all

Here's to a Good Down Pour!!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011



When you have had a long day

You come home

To find

Blah ... Blah ... Blah

You have no choice

But to Just

Dig In.........

Wednesday, August 31, 2011


Although today was not necessarily a Happy Day
I did receive some "Happy" Mail

 I have created and ordered a couple of these Memory Boxes
 The first one I received was for my MIL
This one I will keep
And fill with some of the treasured items I received after Mark passed
 I plan on placing all of the cards, letters and printed emails in it
As well as a few other precious items
Like my favorite photos
PaperCoterie is definitely
A place I am learning to LOVE to shop!!

Thursday, August 25, 2011


It looks like we may be in for
A little Stormy Weather tonight

Certainly not like what the East Coast
Is preparing for

Praying for all of our
East Coast Friends

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


I LOVE Happy Mail Days
And Today was a Perfect One

Last week I ordered a memory box for my MIL
I plan to put a few select items in it
And send it to her for Christmas
I'm sure she will add some special treasures of her own

It arrived today

It's hard to tell from these photos
But the box is about 9x13
And will hold many pictures
As well as lots of other treasures

I like it so much
That I will be going on-line tonight
And ordering one for myself

It has been 8 months
Since I lost my precious Mark
It's been a tough day...

Friday, August 19, 2011


Getting ready for the weekend
I cannot remember the last weekend
When I didn't have plans outside the house

Saturday I will be heading to Home Depot
To purchase

Some more of this
So I can finish a few projects
I LOVE this Dark Truffle

And stuff to put in these
We have WAY TOO many BUGS
Around this house
And I am freakin' out!!!

I also plan on taking a meal
To a friend who had surgery last week

And maybe spending some time with my
Granddaughters on Sunday
That always makes me Smile :)

What about you?
What are you doing this Weekend?

Thursday, August 18, 2011


The Exciting Life of a Widow

I'm watching football

Have Mercy!!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011




Coming home from a long day
And hearng that the boys
found one of these
by the pool today
Does NOT make this Momma happy

This weekend I will be dawning
"Have No Fear Armor"
And Spraying
In and Near my home

I suppose when you don't take care of those things
For a year

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


Let The Sorting Begin

I finally had all of my photos
From my trip to California
Copied and placed on CD's

I ordered several copies of each photo
Now I just have to sort them all
And prepare them for their final destinations

A long night ahead
I Do Believe!!!

Monday, August 15, 2011


Just as I was getting ready for a quiet evening
These precious people
Stopped by for a swim

I'm so blessed
To have my kiddos live in the
Same neighborhood as I do

Tuesday, August 9, 2011


While searching for a few items
I needed to give myself a pedicure

I realized that I might just have
An obsession with
Make~up brushes

I think I was better off
When they weren't all in one place

Too bad I left my Kabuki Brush
At a resort last year
Never could afford to replace that one

Oh My
Do they have counseling
For this sort of thing

Sunday, August 7, 2011


Today's Photos come from our little
Trip to California two weeks ago

We stopped at the World's Biggest
Dinosaur (museum) of sorts

It's just outside of the Palm Springs
Palm Desert area
And a perfect place for a
Quick break on a very long trip

And besides:
It's right next door to the
Brighton Outlet Store
And you know This Girl
Wouldn't pass up that place

Here's to a Super Week

Thursday, August 4, 2011



In these intense and sometimes long
Work days
As we prepare to upgrade our
EMR system

Some days you just
Need to take a minute to laugh

My employer and I had just
One of those moments yesterday

She is in the last days of her
Mini mouth restoration  
And I am in the first weeks
Of my Major Mouth Renovation

We wanted to get a quick
Photo before her braces come off
Next week

Because I have clear brackets on the top
She didn't think anybody could see
Enough of my metal mouth

Let's just say this turned into
A comedy of Sillies


Tuesday, August 2, 2011


Hi Photo Peeps :)

I just don't know how this happens...

You leave town for a few days
Your desk is completely cleared off
You arrive back home
And find this...

Are there mail fairies in AZ??

I guess we all know what I will be doing tonight!!!

At least I got a license plate for my new car:)

Have a great one!

Monday, August 1, 2011


This week I will share just a few photos
From my trip to visit with my MIL

Here I am with her (Liz)
On the last day of my trip

It was so wonderful to share
Some precious time together

Wednesday, July 27, 2011


While on our little trip away

Little Miss K-Bug
Learned how to shoot
Her Great~Grandpa's
Red Ryder

May I just say:
She was a Quick learner
Which made her Daddy
A Very Happy Camper

I know what he will be purchasing
For his Little Girl
For Christmas:)

Tuesday, July 26, 2011


Just one of the beauties
of God creation
I got to observed
On my recent trip

Monday, July 25, 2011


Taken this morning
At 6 am
Just a 20 minute drive
From where I left a portion of my heart

And God said...

A new dawn
A new day
A new beginning

Lord, I trust You!!

Monday, July 18, 2011


As I drove home from work
I was in the midst of yet another
Haboob - Dust Storm

It was not as intense as the last one

I was able to shoot these two photos
From my pool area
Which, btw, is now totally dirty again

I suppose that is just life
In the Desert!

Enjoy your evening,

Sunday, July 17, 2011


Hi Friends

Photo of the Day
Will be a quick one
Since we were without power this afternoon
And I got behind on my chores

These are just a few of the books
I'd like to read in the next few weeks or so

Well, maybe months :)

I hope you enjoyed a super weekend!

Friday, July 15, 2011

First Post

Hi Friends :)

Welcome to my new Photo Blog

After completing my
30 Day Photography Challenge
I decided to start a
365 Blog
To highlight my days or weeks in pictures

I'm not sure if I will really post a photo a day
But I will enjoy
Learning to use my Camera
And Posting as often as I can

So, again Welcome to
A Clear Lens