Saturday, January 29, 2011

Too Many Photos

I just spent most of the morning looking for a picture I didn't find. I found lots of other photos though, and sorted some of them. I am overwhelmed by the sheer number of photos. And those were only the pre-digital photos. What will I do with them all and what will happen to them? Some will be scrapbooked someday, I hope. That is why I was looking for the particular photo in the first place. I had a whole page made in my mind and wanted to actually put it on paper. Without the picture, I just lost interest. Photos and memorabilia are so disorganized in my studio. I really can't get my brain around somehow making it accessible and usable. That's a project for another day... for several other days actually.

I decided today would also be a good day to upload pictures from my camera, organize them on the hard drive a bit, and share a couple here and on a knitting site.

Sunday we celebrated the Ladybug's birthday with a party for her (local) family and friends. It was low-key and fun; just right for a one-year-old.

She had yet another cake to explore... and is probably wondering why this keeps happening to her...

And a big pile of gifts...

I'll end with a photo I love because of the joy on her face...

Mirrors are so fun...

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Three Birthday Girls

December and January bring birthdays for our three granddaughters. What a happy time!

The Peanut turned 4 and celebrated with a Minnie Mouse party.

The ladybug celebrated her first birthday with lots of cake.

The princess will turn 7 this week and we had an early birthday celebration in December.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


Did you notice there is no mention on my blog of resolutions, New Year's or otherwise? I've never been much for resolutions. As a child they didn't make much sense to me. This year I've been thinking a lot about what I intend to do. Semantics, maybe, but it works better for me. So, here's a few...

I intend to...
* post here at least monthly or at least 12 times in 2011.
* use my right brain more and get some of the scrapbook layouts and ideas that in my brain onto paper.
* work at organizing my digital photos and other digital files. If I can get to it, scan some of my older photos.
* manage my food consumption for better control of weight and diabetes.
* continue to build my personal cookbook.
* spend more time with the people I love, savoring all of the small, special moments in life.
* enjoy regular knitting and crafting dates with my friends.
* knit, knit, knit

We'll see how it goes...