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Thursday, January 21, 2010


This is the time of year when I feel as if all I am doing is "waiting". The Christmas holidays are over, and really unless I suddenly become an avid fan of participating in outdoor winter sports there isn't much to look forward to except Spring. Come on Spring!

I'm waiting for the bright green of newly budding leaves. I'm waiting for the first signs of flowers. Oh and before I get too carried away into the future, I'm even waiting for the energy to take down my Christmas tree! Yes people it's still in my living room and I just need to get hubby to haul all of the storage buckets up from the basement for me.

I'm waiting for other things too. Like my hair to go silvery white, just like my Mom's was. I'm 2 years away from being 60 years old, haven't I earned the right for beautiful white hair?? But noooooo, I take after my Dad's side. I have only a few strands of it here and there mixed in with my brunette. I want silver! I'm WAITING!

I'm waiting for the sun to pop back out from behind a solid bank of cloud that we've had for 2 days. Unless it's hotter than heck summertime weather (when I hate the sun and refer to it as "that f*cking fireball in the sky"), I want the sunshine! It makes me feel energized and centered. When it's cloudy for too long I feel sleepy, groggy, devoid of energy, and almost "closed in" if that makes sense. I do love a good summer storm, but hey it's winter and I want my sunshine back.
So I wait.......

And where is my morning coffee? The coffee pot is in the dishwasher. So naturally I'm waiting for the dishwasher cycle to finish too.

But I have to admit, amidst all of this waiting I'm doing so fairly patiently if I do say so myself. I've been known for being impatient at times (just you shut your cake hole sister Pammie) but even she would most likely admit that I AM getting the hang of some of that patience stuff with a lot of things in this lifetime full of lesson learning. Maybe I'm even waiting for more of that too, but that's footwork that needs to be done, rather than just w.a.i.t.i.n.g. for it to happen.

This could go on forever if you really think about it. I'm waiting for my 3 weeks vacation in September. (I start the countdown for that every year on the day I go back to work) And I'm waiting for that big lottery win. I'm waiting for my oh-so-far-off retirement!!

But it isn't doom and gloom you know. I'm happy enough. And my next post will be of a more "in the now" and "living in the present" theme, promise.

You'll see, just you wait.

Love Jude

Friday, January 15, 2010


Over at Stardom Awaits! the votes have been tallied, and congrats on the winning shots, there was only one vote separating them! Thank you to all of the entrants for some really pretty photographs, and a huge thank you to everyone who participated in the voting process and made the contest possible!

Check back at the end of the month for the next contest, "TOOLS". Our buddy Orion is now back from Iraq and will be back in the contests with us. Glad you're back safe and sound 'O', we're ready to do photographic battle with you!

Love Jude

Monday, January 11, 2010


After having a short spell of freezing temperatures before Christmas, we are now enjoying daytime highs in the mid 40's(F) and it's positively spring like! During our grocery run yesterday it was so pleasant being outdoors in the sunshine and warmth. It's only January though so we could still hit some cold shite yet.

We have a new blogger in our midst, someone I met through fellow blogger just returned from Iraq (welcome home Orion!), she's from the U.K. and I think she's already a great addition to our midst. Drop by Mary Poppins Diane's Blog and say hello, I know you'll like her!

In our household (which consists of hubby and myself upstairs, and sister Pammie in the suite downstairs) we've got some great news to share. Well, it's great for us! Hubby finally got some hearing aids! We are no longer forced to listen soley to whatever HE is watching on his blaring TV as it isn't so loud anymore. And we don't have to constantly repeat ourselves by almost yelling at him, LOL!

Now if we could just surgically remove his snorer thingy..... argh.

If you haven't yet voted, head on over to Stardom Awaits! and enjoy the photos in our "Yuletide" photo contest. The winner(s) will be announced here (and over there) at the end of this week. Thanks!

Take good care of each other, and until next time......

Love Jude

Friday, January 01, 2010


Hello again, I hope everyone had a warm and safe New Years!

This month's photo contest is "Yuletide", and if you'd like to participate in the voting process you can head over to Stardom Awaits! to do so now!

The voting will be open for approximately 2 weeks, to the middle of January. Choose the ONE shot that is your favourite (I know it's hard, LOL!) and place your vote in the Vote Caster over there.      
As with most of our photo contests, I include in this post some of my own shots that didn't make the cut, as we entrants only have a maximum of 5 entries. So, here are some of my "extras" that aren't posted there.





Enjoy the photography and thank you for joining us in the fun!

Love Jude