Monday, August 30, 2010

Sunday, August 29, 2010

friday night football continued =)

a few more photos from Friday night. i really enjoyed taking photos on the sidelines; a unique opportunity to snap a few candid shots to remember the cool, late summer evening. not to mention the best seat and view!

i'm definitely still the novice here, as i continue to learn the different settings on the slr camera.

there's no shortage of professional photography going on though - check out Jim's photos on Terrell Daily Photo and facebook - and Don's in the Tribune, and Michael's over at Obstructed View. some really great captures by all...

I've got some more photos posted on my facebook page here.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

afternoon sun

a well designed stadium gives the visitor a nice view of the setting sun...

Friday, August 27, 2010

friday night football!

Tonight's photo comes from the game held in Kaufman tonight. Final score 27-21 Terrell. I'll have more photos posted over the weekend.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

meet the tigers

a few shots from the high school 'meet the tigers' pep rally held wednesday afternoon...

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

frosty in a box

Jim and I went down to the Richardson Run-On Texas store to get fitted for some new running shoes during our lunch today. My old shoes were worn out and hurting my knees -and the run today went much smoother in the new ones...

New shoes, of course, means Frosty has a new box.

Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find the software for my photo editing since moving over to the new pc. And the basic photo editing software I've been using won't fix today's red eye issue. So, here is frosty in all his red eye glory =)

happy wednesday - the week is almost half over!

Monday, August 23, 2010

was it a calgon Monday?

The normal Monday pressures did not get me down today!

When my car broke down (dead battery) at the gas station on the way home... no worries. I was luckily close enough to walk home and get the 2nd car to come back and jump my own car =)

Then I made it down to Firestone before they closed - and discovered that my battery was still under warranty. Seriously... Bad things for me are never 'covered'. But I got a brand new battery and was only out a total of 18.00 for a core charge fee and some other fee.. =)

Happy Monday - and thanks Firestone of Terrell!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

sunday already?

the weekend, as usual, has gone so quickly!

grandma had a return trip to the hospital beginning Thursday afternoon, and she came back home today (Sunday).

My first slot tournament, scheduled for Saturday, was canceled... and I wasn't informed prior to the trip. Nice scheduling FAIL Horseshoe. I still passed my time (and lost my money) at several other casinos.

And to finish off the weekend, I enjoyed my Sunday afternoon taking in a play at Books and Crannies in the old Iris Theater. It was 'Barefoot in the Park' a Neil Simon play, performed by the Vagabond Players. It was an engaging performance with a lot of comedic talent in the group, and a really nice afternoon!

Can't wait for 'A Christmas Carol' by the Vagabond Players, coming up in December!... =)

Saturday, August 21, 2010

friday night football!

a few shots from the scrimmage between Terrell and Sulphur Springs last night...

Friday, August 20, 2010

Taste of Terrell

A nice crowd showed up for the first Taste of Terrell today, held down at First Baptist Church.

Note to self: next year, don't eat breakfast before attending...

The food was all great, and the event itself seemed well planned out!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

barefoot in the park

don't forget! it's the last week for 'barefoot in the park' - performed by the Vagabond Players at Books and Crannies (located in the old Iris Theater downtown.)

Oh - and please hop over and wish Jim at Terrell Daily Photo a Happy Birthday. I think he stopped counting at 29... =)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

what a day!

on the way to work this morning, my brakes started squealing/scraping on the car...

tracking my new pc delivery online today, i saw when the fedex guy didn't deliver my package... at 1:35pm, because nobody was home to sign for it.

luckily, my favorite boss kim let me leave a little early so I could take my car to the shop and have them check the brakes.

when i arrived at home, the fedex door tag said i could pick up my package after 5pm at their distribution facility, otherwise they would attempt delivery again tomorrow.

so, of course I was off to Garland to pick up my new baby!!! and, I love it!

the 17 inch screen is a nice upgrade, and being back online after 9 days is the best!! pathetic, eh? but yes, it's come down to that...

oh, how i've missed bejeweled! =)

Monday, August 16, 2010

still waiting...

it's been over a week now with no computer. i've managed to use my old pc a little - it overheats after being on about 10-15 minutes, and the boot-up process takes a while =)

Dell called me on my cell phone tonight to let me know the new pc should be delivered tomorrow.

Fingers crossed. I'll keep an eye out!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

dallas zoo

Went out to the Dallas Zoo today, and endured some late summer heat... the animals didn't seem to care for the heat very much either.

Learning experience? Eat lunch BEFORE you go to the zoo. 1 hamburger, 1 hot dog, 1 french fry, 1 onion rings and 2 drinks should NEVER cost 32.00. Period.

Still waiting on my new pc, which is why I've missed a few posts this week. I promise to make up for them when the new one arrives on Tuesday (or hopefully Monday =))

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

old things...

I've always been somewhat of a pack-rat. Hate throwing things away. Tonight I fired up my old laptop - first time its been on since September of 2008.

Today's photo is one found on the old pc, taken in '08.

I replaced this old laptop due to overheating. So far tonight, no problems =) maybe it'll hold up til the new one arrives.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

oh, dell!

still anxiously awaiting a status change for my new laptop.

in production to shipped is preferable.

I paid extra for 2nd day shipping... i didn't go for next day, but thought 2nd day may speed things up...

please, dell! hurry up!

Oh - and please click over and check out this photo my sister posted on her blog. An amazing macro, in my opinion!

Monday, August 9, 2010

looking ahead...

Still no computer... I keep checking the website status, and it just says 'In Production'...

Sad that I've grown so dependent on technology to pass the time... and to feel anxiety when I don't have instant access to information. The horror!

Found a photo of me posted on the website from the Mckinney 5k this past Saturday. Truly famous now, really. I'm the 6th photo down in the right hand column - in the blue shorts behind the elderly man =)

If I ordered the pc on Sunday, it could possibly ship by tomorrow, right? =)

Sunday, August 8, 2010

You take the good...

you take the bad, you take them both... blah blah blah.. sounds like a flashback to my childhood tv viewings =)

Grandma had her bypass on Friday and is coming along well in Plano Heart Hospital, where the whole staff is taking great care of her! Today's photo was taken from her hospital room - which is super nice! I didn't dare post a picture of her in her hospital gown, she'd kill me!!

My PC, unfortunately, didn't make it through the weekend. It's been overheating the past few months, and I've recovered it from a couple 'blue screens of death'. But this time, it just wasn't meant to be. I'm posting today from Jim's pc. I'm completely without til the new one is delivered =(

Which means I ended my weekend with a frantic search for a new Dell online. I'd like an Apple, but I also have to live on a budget, so Dell won out =)

but life is good, and if I'd only bought Dell stock when i lived down in Austin back in 1993. Arghhh!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

saturday night frosty

today's photo is one from the archives... a baby frosty taken 2 years ago =)

Grandma is doing well, and will remain in the hospital for several days before coming home. She's messing up my Sunday schedule of Denny's for breakfast followed up by fighting the crowds at walmart, so i'm hoping for a speedy recovery.

Thanks to all for the well wishes!

I finished my 5k today in 32:54... not too bad, but 3 minutes longer than last weekend.

Friday, August 6, 2010

busy friday!

well, we made it! it's friday! and everything went good with grandma's surgery.

i'll be at the mckinney historical 5k in the morning... trying to see if i can finish as fast as i did last weekend in wills point!

happy weekend to all!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

summer evenings

another photo taken down at ben gill park the other night...

this has been a long week - and tomorrow all prayers will be with grandma who is going into Plano Heart Hospital for a bypass...

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

summer evening

Drove through Ben Gill Park tonight and found lots of people out enjoying the warm Texas evening.

The daytime temps over 100 are miserable, but the evenings aren't too bad when the sun is setting.

Monday, August 2, 2010

a cat's life...

Sometimes I wish I could be like BC, and just peek at the world outside my window from my nice, comfy, warm bed... and yes, he really is this lazy.