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Sunday, May 24, 2009


Hi everyone, sorry I've not been here much other than to vent about illness!

I'm feeling somewhat better and will be heading back to work tomorrow. The BIGGEST thing was that I was able to make it on Friday morning to my best friend's Mom's funeral. I really wanted to be there for her, but wasn't sure up to the last minute if I could actually leave the house for that long. But I did, and it was okay. Thank God!

It's so obvious that the seasons have changed, as so many bloggers aren't blogging so much these days but rather are outside enjoying the spring. In less than a month it will be the longest day of the year! I really do like the longer hours of daylight, especially not getting up in the dark in the mornings. :-)

As I type this, hubby is outside fertilizing and watering the lawns that he mowed yesterday. This is the back yard garden, and the 2 yr. old lilacs are getting quite leafy. The one on the right (white arrow) actually has some purple lilac flowers showing up at the top this year! The smaller one on the left (orange arrow) isn't showing any signs of flowers yet, but when it does (maybe in a year or two?) they will be light pink. I LOVE the smell of lilacs.

And the birds are singing up a storm in the trees out there, and enjoying playing in our MayDay tree which is finally beginning to get some flowers on it!

Hubby was chatting away to me and I finally said, "okay I'm going to shoot a wee video of the birds singing" so he decided to be quiet for a minute. LOL! Yes, the back of the yard is a MESS and it's all hubby's mess, one of these years he will clean that up once he has built his winter parking pad for his one-ton truck back there. Just click on the video to play:

We're off in a couple of hours to do the weekly grocery run, and I am buying some more yogurt AND some Acidophilus to try and get my completely wrecked digestive system back to normal. I hope wherever you are, that the weather is as nice and the birds are making their sweet song.

Take good care of each other, and have a great week!

Love Jude

Monday, May 18, 2009


So right after I posted my last entry, the antibiotics made me VERY VERY sick. I've been dealing with that the last couple of days and haven't been online at all, which is really something for me. I'm hoping I can get back to work tomorrow, we'll see how this day shapes up.

I wish there was a way to take antibiotics other than orally (like a shot?) so that it doesn't have to go through my digestive system. I know they are necessary for some things but the list of things in my body they have completely screwed up is looooong.


Just checking in with you all. I hope you've all had a good weekend, and are taking good care of each other. Until next time......

Love Jude

Friday, May 15, 2009


Congratulations to the winners, great job! And thank you to all the voters who participated, it's because of you we are able to have so much fun.

Stay tuned, at the end of this month the next contest will be "People", and I will post it here.


In other news, I'm feeling much better and in a couple of hours I'll be going back to the doc so he can listen to my lungs again. The antibiotics have been doing their job (in more ways than one, thank God for Immodium) and I'm just about cured.

My bronchitis, however, is nothing compared to what Janna is dealing with, she has another breast cancer surgery coming up, and some chemo. Hang in there dear friend, you are NOT alone! Much love and many hugs coming your way. And I'm keeping you in my prayers Sista. You will beat this!

Take good care of each other everyone, and have a good weekend.

Love Jude

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


Sister Pammie got a horrid cold and ended up with Bronchitis, after that hubby got the same bad cold. Last week I got it, and for the first time in my life I have Bronchitis.

It sucks not to be able to get enough air, it's scarey! It also sucks not to be able to sleep laying down in your bed because the very act of laying down makes your bronchitis-ridden lungs unable to get enough air drawn in. Did I mention I simply cannot sleep sitting up?

I'm tired. LOL

The cold is pretty much gone, I'm just on antibiotics to heal the lungs now. Hopefully in a couple of days I'll be my old crazy self again.

If you haven't already and would like to participate in the voting process, head over to Stardom Awaits! and choose your ONE favourite photo in the "Reflections" theme contest! It's over at the end of this week. Thanks!

Be well and take good care of each other, peeps!

Love Jude

Sunday, May 03, 2009


This time the theme of our monthly photo contest is "Reflections" over at Stardom Awaits! and there are, as usual, some really nice shots for you to choose from. Please head over there and vote for your favourite Hippie Chick ONE favourite shot, I hope we've made it hard for you to choose again, LOL!

In a couple of weeks I'll announce the winner(s) here as well as over there.

Once again I'm including in this post a few of my shots that I had selected but that didn't make the cut:

1. Water Colours

2. Black and White

3. To The Train!

4. After The Rain

5. Millinery

6. Self Portrait

7. Crystal Clear

Thanks for taking the time to participate!

Love Jude