Friday, January 30, 2009

Photo Hunt: Furry

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This week's theme ~ furry

Probably one of the best shots I've done of our golden, Max


Thursday, January 29, 2009

It's my "birth day" too

Wow! It's been 18 years. Something that is so hard to believe. I sit here and try to think of where all the time has gone. Why has it moved to fast?

January 29, 1991 at 4:36am you entered this world.


I was as old as you are turning today. Growing up for me wasn't an option anymore. I had you to take care of. You brought so much joy to my life, that you will probably never realize. Between the colic, the bumps, bruises, stitches and surgeries you have always been my baby boy.

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You started growing up so fast. Before I knew it, you were starting kindergarten, telling me how you really felt and becoming my little man.

We've been through so much together, somethings that parents probably shouldn't go through with their children and through it all you've been right by my side.

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You've grown up so much. To think that this year my baby will be an adult, graduate and go to college all in one year is something that I thought would never happen to me. You aren't supposed to grow up. You are supposed to always need your mommy but I couldn't be more proud of you right now.

You've shown so much strength over the years and have become such a wonderful young man. I admire you for your sensitivity and courage.

I can only hope that with this birthday you will understand the joy and happiness that you have brought to my life. Eighteen years ago I made the choice that would change my life forever.

I wouldn't give it up for the world.


Happy 18th Birthday Matt!
I love you!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Weekly Winners

January 18 ~ 24

Wow! What a week. Just in time to start another one all over again. Except this time it won't be so damn cold!!

Ice on my truck!


And for my 365's, I was attempting to do the whole multiple kid in a picture thing? Ya' know, mack out my mad PhotoShop skills....HA! I couldn't get him to sit still long enough to get the different shots.
21/365 can click the WW button at the top and see more winners this week.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Eh....I've been called worse

So in the last 2 days I've been called a few choice words.


A bitch.


Among others.

All of this...from my teen's girlfriend. Why? Because I would like to spend his 18th birthday with him. I know, how fucking inconsiderate of me, right? How dare me make plans for his birthday, on his birthday, with the child that I gave birth to 18 years ago.

This all stemmed from me making plans on his birthday. He works evenings, nights, so he requested next Thursday off so we could do something. The girlfriend made plans with all of his friends at a different place.

But hold up! I have talked to her about this and what I had planned on doing. I even talked to her this past Tuesday morning and all was fine. Told her that I didn't want him taking to many nights off work since he only works 20 hours or so a week to begin with. She agreed and said she'd talk to all his friends and make sure everyone was there.

Tuesday night. 10:15 I get a text. 'Sorry, we've made plans for this other place so that's what we're doing.'

Ummm yeah thanks. That was my response.

So as it stands, I'm not spending the evening with my son. The one that I carried for 9 months, went through 9 hours of labor with, that I brought into this world...the one that I've raised for the last 18 years.

Yeah....happy birthday.

Yeah, thanks.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Weekly Winners

Weekly Winners
January 11 ~ 17

From below
Upside down

Dunedin Causeway

In Flight
Dunedin Causeway

Pelican Talk
Pelican Talk

I is......
Dunedin Causeway

stalking you.....
Dunedin Causeway

For more winners head over to see Lotus by clicking the WW button

One more thing...if you didn't see my plug last week, I'll put it here again :)
I found a great photography forum. Right now it's small, about 40 active members, but there is a wealth of information, c&c, knowledge and awesome pictures. We do photo scavenger hunts, monthly (paying) contests, and goofy "picture below me" type stuff. Head over and check it out.

my canikon

If you decide to sign up, let them know that
DigitalMom sent you ;)

Friday, January 16, 2009

It's Friday Time! Happy Ku'ing

haiku button

Usually on Friday's there is a theme for our ku's. Christina has done this week as "cold & crazy", well I'm skipping the cold part and going straight for the crazy.

When doing back flips
Please make sure pants are on right
Want to see no crack

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Going out drinking
Don't do head stands on the bar
Tramp stamp included

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You should be thankful that I saved you from the larger images. Why do people think they can do this?

Head over to Christina's by clicking the 'ku button at the top to join in.

Monday, January 12, 2009

**Ahem** Few things on the agenda

Ugh! First off it's Monday and that so sucks. The only thing good about it is that the Teen is at school and so is the Toddler. Why you ask? Because at 6:15 this morning, the Toddler decided to do a total throw down because I took away a chocolate milk from last night.

Should of let him drink it.

I have a few things I want to share with you today. Holly over at Anglophile Football Fanatic dubbed Mondays, Mimosa Monday's from here on out. This all gives us a chance to make sure we recoup from the weekends. You know, the having to deal with the kids, husbands and not sit on our asses all day and eat bon-bons (like they think we do). This way when the husband comes home and he asks what you accomplished today, you can kindly tell him that you finished off a whole bottle of OJ and champagne all by yourself.

What better thing to be proud of? If you want to join us in this wonderful Monday tradition that we are starting, you can grab the button below and put it on your blog. Pretty cool huh?

Mimosa Monday

Blogger sucks at letting you leave code so you know the drill...take out the *'s, replace with <>

*a href="">*img src="" width="150" height="150" alt="Mimosa Monday" />*/a>

Moving right along.

We finally got the desktop back, lost a lot of pictures thought but at least we have two computers back now. The Teen can get the hell off my laptop and let me have it back. I really hate to share. But along with that, I'm going through my reader this morning and headed over to Avitable's blog. Let me just give you a little warning. If you have never been there before, he tells you to the point. It is not for the light-hearted. If you don't like curse words, then my suggestion is that you just don't link. If you do, I warned you.

Today's post is about FreeCycle. It's a hoot. Go NOW! But of course, after you finish here.

And last but not least. A good friend of mine finally came out with his CD this past month. I have been following him like a good stalker would and patiently waiting. For 5 years now I've heard from him that it's coming, it's coming. That's like drunken sex, really.

Then it happened. I get a MySpace bulletin that says it's been launched. OMG I was so excited. Friday night my parents and I went to go see him at a local restaurant and he had it there for me. His CD. He's great. He does a little acoustic, little band style, and he's got a voice that will knock your socks off. Well at least mine came off.

You can hear a little bit of his music on his MySpace, Brian Caudill. Then for a measly $13 you can buy his CD.

I think that's all folks.
Happy drink up!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Weekly Winners

January 4 - January 10

Through a Golden's eye
In a Golden's Eye

Whatcha lookin' at?
Whatcha lookin' at?

Foggy morning
Foggy Morning

Lunch after celebrating way too much after the Florida Gators win

New meaning to Shrimp on the Barbi
Shrimp on the Barbie

And this is just my ha ha of the week. The bartender at the tiki bar we went to Friday gave Opal and I a Simple Pleasures catalog that we were going through while we were eating lunch. I had to take a picture of this. Just has that eww factor to it.
Blown up sheep

Also I have another tidbit of info to pass along. This past week I found a great photography forum. The people there are great, helpful and always willing to give c&c when needed. It's a great group of people, so if you decide to join make sure you tell them DigitalMom sent you over.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Can I get that "H" on a silver spoon please?

The other day I had this brilliant idea that I was going to do this
post of what the hell people were thinking when they dressed themselves. To me, it was actually quite entertaining because I am the Fashion Goddess you know. What people? Screw you, I can dream.

Well now you can just call me a big ole hypocrite. I mean with a capital H.

I get this bug up my ass yesterday that I was going to clean out my closet. Actually it was more like a "tax return is coming so I gotta make more room for shit that I'm only going to wear once." I pulled out boxes and got serious.

Opal laughed. Actually I think it was more like a BWHAHAHA, LMFAO and a few others. Bitch.

So as I'm going through my the numerous hangers that I've pulled from the depths of my dungeon. I see it. The shirt, or lack there of. And the wheels start turning. The OMG's and the WTF's. For what you ask? For this.

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Now you see where I'm going with this "WTF was I thinking?" Let's access this shall we? The crochet look? WTF was I thinking? The small patch of knitting that actually covers my child-sagging boobs....WTF? The open back with the little tie....OMFG how cute *puke*

Now in my defense, I believe this has been hanging in my closet for at least 7 years. So I think back 7 years and was my body any where near fit to wear something of this less? Hell no.

So there you have it. H-Y-P-O-C-R-I-T-E at it's finest.

Oh but look at all the hangers that I have to fill now.


Now to redeem myself, I need to go take pictures of someone wearing something worse than this.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Oh it would be Wednesday!

And today I'm going to be full of words.
January 6, 2009 - The annual Epiphany Celebration in Tarpon Springs
If you don't know about it (which probably you don't) boys, ages 16-18 are to write essays on what the Epiphany means to them and their faith. They are then chosen (or not) to dive for a wooden cross. Each year the cross is hand made, blessed by the Archbishop and the dive commences.
**I know I'm missing a whole part of what this is all about but wouldn't you know when I try and find something on it, I can't find it? But that's about the gist of it. Oh and the whole city shuts down LOL**

I've been down here 25+ years and have never once gone to a dive. Usually it's too cold, the boys dive into Spring Bayou which is a constant 72* but when the outter temp is in the 40-50's, that just screams too cold for me. Today it was gorgeous. These boys couldn't of asked for better weather. 78-79*, very slight breeze and a warm sun.

I share with you a few photos from Epiphany 2009

The boats which the boys dive from
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A few of the 65 boys that dove yesterday
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The first dive into the water to the boats
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Waiting for the release of the dove and the blessing of the water
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The releasing of the dove
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After the cross has been blessed and thrown into the water
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The Epiphany Cross holder for 2009 ~ Pantelis John Kontodiakos (17)
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It was such a cool tradition to go and watch. I know this has been over 100 years of traditions but I can't find the article that gives the exact year. If you want to see my full set of can catch them on our Flickr

For more words or wordlessness, you can head to Wordless Wednesday or one of these two wonderful places :)

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Monday, January 5, 2009

You're leaving the house wearing that?

Lately I've been really bad about judging people and what they are wearing. I know, shuddup. I should be nice and think to myself that they just dont' have that fashion sense that I do (lmao!) but seriously...let's take a look here.

Disclaimer first though. If anyone one of you reading this would wear something like this...sorry.

1. I couldn't get the lighting right on this one in order for you to see the beautiful colors that were in this shirt.

I'm not sure if the large green and brown flowers (I think) are supposed to enhance the curves of your body or not...but they were enhanced.

2. Ruffles. 'nuff said.

3. Butterflies on your ass. There are some places that patches should not be and I believe this is one of them.

I think this is another 'nuff said.

Sad thing on this...she wore the same pants the next night.

4. She wouldn't stop moving so I could get just the perfect shot on this dress.

I haven't decided what's worse on this one me maybe? The dress, the shoes or the dress with the shoes?

So I think I had too much fun with this so I just might have to do it again next week. Stay tuned.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Weekly Winners

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See Mom, I can throw
See that mom?

Caught it


Bunny always close
Bunny always close

Behind the fence
Behind the fence

Redneck Balloon Drop
Reneck Balloon Drop