Sunflower Halved Hypersaturated

Sunflower Halved Hypersaturated
Yes this is a real sunflower I took this shot a couple of summers ago in the garden outside my work window

Monday, August 24, 2009

A Stormy Weekend Round-up

Happy Monday!

Since we had torrential downpours Saturday thanks to Bill, my weekend ended up being pretty uneventful. I did puppy-sit a Yorkie on Sunday, Deano, he was pretty entertaining. It's been so long since I have been around a puppy I forgot how much they sleep! Cute little doggie, but not my taste. Oh and we had cake and ice cream for my grandmother on Saturday for her b-day.

Also, befitting that this is hurricane season, the weather channel has a hurricane tracking page which is very interactive and informative. I like watching and learning about the wonders of mother nature; hurricanes, volcanoes, earthquakes, tornadoes, and tsunami's. I can remember being a little girl and having all of these books on volcanoes. Anyhow, check out the page if your interested in seeing the tracked information for the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans from this year and years prior.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

I've been thinking that I need to do a little contact clean-up. I have way too many numbers for people that I just do not talk to. Maybe I'll just start randomly calling folks, but more likely than not I'll just hit delete. Hopefully none of them will call me so I won't have to do the embarrassing "who is this" spill. I hate saying that, it just seems as though if they have my number I should have theirs. Ok so now that I have talked myself into possibly not deleting anything, lol, maybe I'll just go through my 1,000+ emails *sigh*

Happy Tuesday!

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Monday, August 10, 2009

Satisfaction Guaranteed

First off Happy Monday...I can't believe it is yet again a Monday, but I am blessed and happy see another one!

Next, my apologies for being an absentee blogger the past couple of weeks, I've been pretty busy. I promise to do better!

We had the office MWE (model work environment) event on Wednesday and when I tell you I was excited that it went extremely well, that is an understatement. I pretty much planned and shopped for the event myself as my help was indisposed :-/ which didn't really turn out too bad, but I went to the store at least 3 days in a row. I have never cleaned so much chicken in my life, and might I add that I HATE cleaning chicken...that is the worst animal to clean. I definitely cannot clean chicken and eat it the same day, bad bad thoughts! Aside from that making the burgers was pretty simple and the side dishes was pretty quick too. I was really glad that everyone showed up, some with kids in tow and some that hadn't even said they were coming! I would definitely call it a very successful MWE.

I am taking on a project for a friend of mine. I hope to have it done as a Christmas gift as I'm not sure how long it's going to take to complete, but I'm excited!! I will try to show you pictures as I put it all together, but they will be limited as she is a reader.

I also have a thought on the "Cash for Clunkers" program. While initially $4500 sounds like an awesome reward for a car that you no longer want, or may still want, but figure you can get a better one - please weigh your options. You'd be giving up a low insurance, no car note vehicle for a full coverage, 3-5 year monthly bill and maybe only 3-5 mpg increase in gas mileage (which still depends on how you drive). Unless your car is dead to the world, it doesn't sound like such a great deal to me, but to each its own.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Musings for Monday

Good Happy Monday Morning!

First, It's that time of the best times of the year...SHARK WEEK on Discovery!!

Secondly, It's August...that means new and exciting things to come...just wait and see!

Lastly, I pose a few question to you, probably more rhetorical than not, and I mostly know the answers already, but humor me...

~ When good things happen to/for good people why can't we be happy for them?
~ Why do we feel the need to one up someone else?
~ Why does competition exist between friends?
~ Why do certain individuals feel that what they have is better than anyone else and if someone else obtains a similar object, the said object then becomes useless or no longer held on the edestal it was once placed?