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Saturday, April 30, 2011

"VEHICLES" PHOTO CONTEST

It's that time again folks, over at Stardom Awaits! this month's contest is "VEHICLES".

For a long time we've wanted to switch things up over there, and we've done it starting with this contest. We're excited about it! Go on over and read about it, and if you'd like to participate in the voting please do. The more voters there are the more fun for us!

Just click on this link: Stardom Awaits!

Thanks!

PEACE!
Love Jude

Thursday, April 28, 2011

59 AND COUNTING

Although the family party is Saturday, sis Pammie took me out for dinner on my birthday (Tuesday) and bought me roses, a scented candle, and gave me the prettiest card I think I've ever received.

If you can't read it, it says, "Sister, you're better than an Angel on my shoulder.."

How sweet!

All I know about Saturday's party is that we are having a chicken dish and chocolate cake. I share my birthday with my only niece who is now 14, the nicest birthday present I ever got!

Also, today is Vince the Rocker Guy's birthday, so go on over and say happy happy to him!


Stay tuned for this weekend, our next Photo Contest over at "Stardom Awaits!" has a new format and we are excited about it!

PEACE!

Love Jude

Friday, April 22, 2011

2 IN 1

It is April 22 and Good Friday, where parents with young children get out the food colouring and hard-boil some eggs. When there are Easter baskets full of chocolate delights awaiting bright-eyed little ones. Or, it may be when families attend church to celebrate the religious side of Easter.

However you may celebrate this holiday, I wish you all a very Happy Easter!





And today, April 22, 2011 is also Earth Day. A day to celebrate this beautiful, wonderful planet that we live on. Today our thoughts also turn to ways that we can help our earth to become a healthier place, a greener place. I know that personally I don't do enough on my part, even though we recycle like crazy in our household, indeed in our city. I turn the water off between shampooing and rinsing.... between toothbrush strokes, and flip light switches off to rooms not being used. (I do use little night lights in a few rooms though, as my "night vision" has always been horrid)

I bought myself (and my 3 sisters) a great book on "green cleaning" for Christmas and although I am adamant that I will start using some of the great suggestions in those pages, I admit that I've yet to begin. When weather permits I walk to work and back, but when it's winter I will accept rides or take a cab. Many years ago instead of using a dryer I used to hang my laundry outside. But that ended after bringing a few bees into the house with my dried laundry, sadly I just won't do that anymore.

I tell myself that I need to do more, and I'm hopeful that I will try harder!

This earth of ours is indeed majestically beautiful, but it is also vital to our existence. Happy Earth Day, earth!

PEACE!
Love Jude

Friday, April 15, 2011

"FIRE" WINNERS!



It's a tie, congratulations to the two winning photos! Thank you to all of our entrants for some wonderful photography.

And a huge thanks to all of you who vote, and make this contest possible!


Next up at the end of this month we will have a whole new look and feel to our contest, which we are all very excited about. It's going to be a lot more exciting, so stay tuned everyone!



PEACE!
Love Jude

Friday, April 08, 2011

IS BLOGGING DYING?

I've only a few of my bloglinks that I check on who blog much anymore. It seems most people I know that used to blog aren't doing it much these days. Even my own posts are a lot more sporadic than they used to be over the years, but I think it's because I don't have as many readers/bloggers as I once did. I may get one or two comments, if that. Everyone has gone over to FaceBook.

I've been on FaceBook for a long time, but never really used it. I only got it to keep in touch with some friends who were only on FaceBook and nowhere else.

Recently I've started using it a lot more, because that's where most of my friends and family are. I don't hate it like I used to, probably because out of necessity I've become more familiar with it, and used to the short posts people make there. I still enjoy blogging, and I love reading friends' blog posts when they do post. It just seems like it's becoming a dying social form. Sad, really.

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My other blog, Stardom Awaits!, has some big changes coming up for our next contest, which we are SO excited about! Stay tuned for that. At the moment, we are still in the middle of voting for the current photo contest, "Fire". If you haven't voted yet and would like to participate, head on over!


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My printer gasped and died on me several months ago, and last night my sis Pammie and I were out and about and went to Staples where I got myself a nice little HP three-in-one printer: print/copy/scan, which I'll be hooking up today. We also stopped at Future Shop for something else, and I finally got myself an external hard drive. I figure it's time I got something else to store my photos and files on other than just CD's.

The only other thing I've been thinking about for awhile is getting a small size laptop for convenience, but I keep hesitating. I like my PC, but lots of times if I'm sitting watching TV I think it would be nice to be able to sit and browse the internet, check emails, and blog/facebook without having to sit at my desktop. (anything else, like photo work, would still be done on my PC)

What makes me hesitate is I don't think you can get laptops with XP anymore, which means my beloved Outlook Express email won't be on it. So I'm in a quandry about that. :-(

I'm fortunate in that where I work, we get "Flex Credits" annually, and we can put all or as much as we want on many things, such as a Personal Account. I chose to put $200 on that this year, which means I had $200 to spend on a printer. The rest I put on paying the premiums on my health benefits. It's a great place to work!


Well peeps, all 2 or 3 of you (LOL!), I hope your week has been good to you, and that your upcoming weekend rocks! Until next time, take good care of each other!

PEACE!
Love Jude

Friday, April 01, 2011

"FIRE" PHOTO CONTEST

Time to vote again everyone! This month's theme is "FIRE". If you would like to participate in the voting process please go on over to Stardom Awaits! and vote for your ONE favourite picture.

The voting will be open for approximately 2 weeks, and the winner(s) will be announced then. Thank you!

Good luck to all of our entrants!


Jude