Remember that half the joy of achievement is in the anticipation.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

I'm still here. Really, I am!

OMGosh how I miss blogging and my fellow bloggerinas. I cannot, I repeat, cannot find my program for my camera so that I can upload my photos...blah! and %&#@%^ !!!
How is everyone doing? Are all the kiddies out of school for the summer? My youngest ones finished up last week and my youngest girl graduated HS! That came upon us fast!
I hope everyone is doing well. I am great. Just missing you all.
I am going to try and download a program I found to see if I can use it to start getting pics up again.
We are going on vacation the end of this week. Travelling into Northern California. I cannot wait!
Hugs to all. TTFN!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Hey All!

Just wanted to pop in and say I'm still here :0). We have someone checking out my fried puter too see if and what can be salvaged. In the meantime I have access to this one (yay!). I need to dowload some programs so I can use it for pictures and such and that will take a bit of time but at least I have access.
Just wanted to let you know I miss you and blogging (so much!) and will be "back" asap.

Hugs to all!

Friday, June 5, 2009

My computer was zapped...

A couple of days ago we had a summer storm. There was the usual showers, thunder and lightning. It was actually a welcome storm as we don't get very many around here. As I was sitting in my kitchen I happened to look out the window and saw a lightning bolt strike the power grid just a few blocks away. You guessed it. Our power went out and was out for about two hours. Unfortunately when I tried re-starting our computer, it just wouldn't :0(. I've reset it as well as it's switch and the best it will do is power up, begin to set up Windows and then it suddenly just stops running and goes dead. Obviously there is a problem of sorts and I don't know what it is. I won't be able to take it to the repair shop until next week. So, I"m here but I may not be posting much for a while.

I hope everyone is doing okay.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday--I love the Coast...

It's time for Outdoor Wednesday which is so graciously hosted by Susan @ The Southern Daydreamer. Be sure to pay her a visit and see who else is the "outdoorsy" type.

(*I know I've shared these pics in the past, but I've made so many new blogging friends, I know the pics will be "new" to some)

The infamous highway 46 (FKA highway 466) where actor James Dean lost his life. He was attempting to make that right hand turn onto highway 41.

We take this highway on our way up to the central coast. In the spring, these hills are as green as can be.
Cruising up scenic Highway 1.
You can see the fog rolling in...
And as we were cruising up the highway,
this was the view from my window.
Isn't it awesome
how the clouds mimic the shape/wave
of the ocean waters?
Almost like magic...

Bobbing on the water...
Elephant Seals sunbathing...
Hey! Don't be throwing me
"the fin"!

Mine, Mine, Mine...
High tide...
Isn't it amazing
how the ocean waters
can change the colors
depending on the "day"?
This day was gray and overcast...

This is the picture I have
in my "about me/profile" area.
It is one of my very favorite
spots to just "be"...

Thanks for visiting the coast with me. I sure hope you enjoyed yourself...

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Please Keep "our" soldier in prayer...

My nephew Austin.
He's off to Afghanistan...

Prayer for the Safety of a Soldier

Almighty and eternal God,
those who take refuge in you will be glad
and forever will shout for joy.
Protect these soldiers as they discharge their duties.
Protect them with the shield of your strength
and keep them safe from all evil and harm.
May the power of your love enable them to return home
in safety, that with all who love them,
they may ever praise you for your loving care.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.