Friday, July 31, 2009

Downtown at Night

happy weekend to all! i'm starting my p90x workout program tomorrow! an intense 90 day workout routine! wish me luck, and i promise to post before and after pics in October!!!! =)

Thursday, July 30, 2009


i liked the colors in the original photo - but also liked the way this looked in infrared, so i decided to post them both! happy friday!!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Monday, July 27, 2009

Carnegie Library

made it thru monday intact!! woo hoo! i ran a mile tonight in 11 minutes on the treadmill... yeah me!

Friday, July 24, 2009

wonder what this is

hmmm... i give up! happy friday and weekend!

tried to go see harry potter tonight, and got paged (not really, even though I work for a paging company i was actually crackberried) but nevertheless.... 800 numbers were messed up, and i had to leave before the end of the movie. I am still freaked out about the cost of the movie too... 2 tickets to the movie are 19.00, then 1 large popcorn, 2hot dogs, 2 large drinks and a small regular mnm was 29.00 -- for a grand total of 48.00 for 2 people to see a movie (that we didn't get to see!!!) =) anyway... next time i'm sneaking in my own mnms and my own microwave popcorn and microwave... i wonder if they have electric plugs in the theatre?

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

bay window

another photo from the photo walk this past weekend. Terrell has some interesting features on the downtown buildings....

Monday, July 20, 2009

looking up!

here is one of the photos i snapped during the photo walk this past weekend in Terrell! this was one of my favorites that i considered submitting for the contest... but went with yesterday's photo instead =)

Sunday, July 19, 2009

old pontiac ford?

i'm fairly good with car models that are my age and newer - but these older ones always throw me off.... i asked my grandma, and she was clueless as usual... ooops, i meant clueless as well! =)

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

summer wishes

there's one thing i long for during these long Texas summers - water! i wish we could get some rain or something to cool things off, cause it's hot! i wish i had a swimming pool - that's the next thing on my to-do list! =)

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

painting is fun!

and getting people to help is more fun! thanks to jim over at terrell daily photo for his help on the paint job... i think i see some spots he missed that i need to go touch up! funny how the people who like to take pictures hate to have their picture taken!

Monday, July 13, 2009


this is one of those photo bloopers that i still kind of liked anyway =) this was the underside of a mushroom taken while i was laying on some itchy grass to get it... is the year really half over already?

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Housing Transformation

It seems so strange to look back at how much my house has evolved over the last 12 years since I moved in... and who said evolution was just a theory!!

I have to admit that I questioned my decision to replace the old windows; even though they had some cracks in the glass, gaps and cracks around the edging, not to mention most of them being painted shut - I still loved the way the wavy leaded glass looked in the old windows - and they were the original after all. And I really wanted to maintain as much of the older home 'charm' as possible.

But the new windows were double paned, energy efficient and immediately dropped the electric bill by about 25% after being installed - and saving money always holds sway with me! And I have to admit, seeing the new windows against the backdrop of some bright white paint makes me think maybe I made the right decision after all!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Terrell Critters - Praying Mantis

Another spectator watching me paint my house - can't I paint in private? I've reached a painting milestone (75% complete!!) and will post some photos tomorrow.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Terrell Critters

Don't ask me what this is, but I found him peeping in my bathroom window while painting! hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday weekend.

A special thought also to all those family and friends who are no longer here with us...

Saturday, July 4, 2009

happy july 4th!!

hope everyone has a safe holiday and stays in out of the heat!! i braved the heat to get some painting done this weekend. some of my neighbors were kind enough to bring me a plate of grilled swordfish, rice, squash casserole and a mango salsa - it was excellent!! i hope they're not trying to get me to paint their house, cause i'm afraid of heights and they have a 2 story house! =)

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

July Theme Day - 'Empty'

As a follow up to yesterday's post - 'some things never change, but other things do'... my photo yesterday was our current post office located at 200 N Frances - and today, for theme day, I have our new, unfinished, EMPTY post office currently under construction =) The old post office is convenient for me in the downtown area since I live within walking distance. The new one is being built on the corner of SH 34 south and Baker Streets which will be a car ride to get to for me from now on.... luckily i pay most of my bills online =)