Tuesday, November 26, 2013

26/365 "It's a Tradition!"

Mark makes the pies...and there is a reason! I could NEVER make a pie the way he does..yum.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

24/365 "They're Expecting"

well, aren't I tad behind? catch up time...fun shoot yesterday with some expectant parents. Their dog Cooper was the best! This will be their holiday card..and it will say, "WE'RE EXPECTING....you to have happy holidays"

Monday, November 18, 2013

18/365 "Doing what I love best"

One of those busy days in which you do a ton of stuff yet nothing seems like it got down??  Met with a client to deliver photos and had an awesome lunch catching up. (funny how you can go years without seeing someone, but at a reunion it is just so-yesterday. I LOVE that). BUT..I did do a little editing. This picture is a little soft as she was a busy girl, but I love the sweetness. This kitty's name is Cheezit, and he has Feline Leukemia. This family purposely adopts cats with cancer. That. Is. Special.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

17/365 "straight to me heart...and stomach)

I have a weakness. It comes in the form of a cupcake wrapper and made for me by my daughter as she knows how much I love them. Salted Caramel Cupcakes, and they are freshly frosted. The house smells delicious, and my tummy is happy. Spoiled. I. Am.

16/365 "3 out of 4 ain't bad"

She is having a baby!! and she will have four little girls, 5 and under :) GOD BLESS!!!! But, what sweet girls! Can you see the love awaiting baby #4? What a joy.

Friday, November 15, 2013

15/365 "I Long to Be.."

I took a bunch of photos today, and nothing thrilled me...so I decided to post a photo of a place my mind "wandered" to quite a bit today but could not physically photograph.. Is that cheating??? Probably, but I am making my own rules...This is Peggy's Cove in Halifax, Nova Scotia.  Honestly, I love Canada. I have been probably 6 times, and everytime I visit, I leave with a better appreciation. The people are nice, the scenery is gorgeous and the air smells of balsam  (well, at least where I have visited). ok..gotta go..packing for Canada ;)

Thursday, November 14, 2013

14/365 "Moosey-moose"

Are you tired of  reading posts of the dismal nature?? ya.. I am tired of writing them. Hoping it all be better soon and I will go back to my posts of butterflies, cotton candy and angels... ;)
However, an angel did arrive via mail yesterday in the form of a moose..a teddy bear dressed as a moose..and anyone who knows me, knows I love bears and I love moose so what an awesome combination. Thanks to my friend, Kathy... and as quoted on my Jeeps spare tire cover, she certainly is "Cool as a Moose".

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

13/365 "Pick-Me-Up"

I had a very bad day.. hell, the last three weeks have sucked. Amongst spending some time at Dana Farber for cyst evaluations and a back injury, I had to have an infected tooth removed today. Due to everything going on, I did not have the luxury of time to go to an oral surgeon and went to the dentist to  have it pulled under Novocain. To make a long story short, I did not respond well to the numbing and I was aware of the procedure. Not only was the tooth deeply rooted, but they had to break it into small pieces to remove it. I felt every pull, twirl and yank. In the process the fillings of the surrounding teeth were damaged and had to be refilled. I was sent home with meds, but they still do not seem to be touching the pain. Honestly, this is all breaking me down, but thankfully I have the most incredible friends and family. This bouquet arrived from my sister in law at a time when I needed it the most. Not only did it brighten me up, but I instantly wanted to photograph it, and once I have a camera in my hand, the sun shines over my head...This is a beautiful bouquet and I wanted to share it with you..

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

12/365 "One Day at a Time"

"Isn't it crazy how we can look back a year ago and realize how much everything has changed? The amount of people who have left your life, entered, and stayed. The memories you won't forget and the moments you wish you did.  It's crazy how all that happened in just one year."
I have always kept a travel journal and a daily makeshift journal of some form or another, but I bought one of those line a day journals a few years back and have actually not missed a day. It is fun to look back to see what I was up to in the past..I hope someone gets enjoyment years down the line :)

Monday, November 11, 2013

11/365 "mommy will be home soon!!"

My daughter has been visiting her boyfriend in Syracuse for a few days and I think her cat is just a TAD lonely. Poor Mark sported a "parrot" the entire time he was trying to get ready for work. (his sandwich may have a few extra kitty hairs today??). Mommy will be home soon, Gomez...

Sunday, November 10, 2013

10/365 "Dogs Love Pancakes".

Granted you do not see any dogs in this picture, but believe me they are there in the background (and, I was much too hungry to fuss too much with details ;) )
DOGS LOVE PANCAKES.. our dogs are fed zero "people food", but every once in awhile we make pancakes. We mentioned it last night, and they were excited and waiting in the kitchen before we even started cooking.. :)

Saturday, November 9, 2013

9/365 "how can you tell me 'no' ?"

This is Casey.. She is an adorable doggie who is not allowed on the couch, but how can you deny this face??? 

Friday, November 8, 2013

8/365 "feeling loved!"

yup..feeling loved..I received two of the best care packages this week. What a surprise to receive a sunshiny yellow bundle of goodies (post-its, candy, puzzles, bubbles, water bottles, etc. (all yellow) from my good friend in NY, and another package filled with fun home accents "April style"..stuffed mice, moose, pumpkins, etc...and a festive wreath. yup..feeling loved!! Here is one of the cute little critters!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

7/365.."Best dressed!"

7/365..a day devoted to one of the sweetest, most photogenic kitties around..our favorite best dressed kitty, "Gomez".

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

6/365 "make them go away"

HALLOWEEN CANDY...I don't have enough willpower to stop eating the leftovers..and I don't have the willpower to throw them away.. 
PS can you tell which candy was the least popular in the household? 
PSS this was a 5 pound bag and we had NO trick or treaters..lol!..oy..

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

5/365 "I done good"

off to see the neurosurgeoun today and does my daughter know how to step up to the plate!! She has planned all of our meals for the week, grocery shopped and last night made an incredible Canadian Beer Cheddar soup and homemade cornbread. I AM SO VERY BLESSED to have her in my life. LOVE that kid...

Monday, November 4, 2013

4/365 "choices"

choices choices choices...let's see.. Wild Mountain Blueberry? Pumpkin Spice? Kona? Salted Caramel? French Vanilla? Brown Sugar Cake? don't you wish all choices were this delicious :) Gotta love my morning coffee!!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

3/365 "hanging on.."

I thrive on positivity. I seek out positive people, read uplifting blogs, wrap my head around self-help books and put a positive spin on most situations (like one of those people that make you want to gag).. HOWEVER, this sucks!! I have been pretty much bedridden for 8 days now..8 days that I cannot grab my camera and shoot whatever I want however I want..doing the army crawl, or on my back upside down, or standing on a stool or any other creative angle I can fathom...freedom = gone. Taking away my creative privileges is the worst punishment.
But, I was determined to take this photo before these glorious red leaves fall to the ground, so I hobbled out and prayed the few shots I took would please me. and they do :)
so here is the last leaves of fall in New England. Perhaps you don't get to see the red foliage in your area? Please enjoy! and have a happy day :)

Saturday, November 2, 2013

2/365 "sweet visitors"

Although there are times when I truly believe that I would thrive in the hustle and bustle of the city, I never take country living for granted.  We are frequently visited by turkeys, deer, fox, raccoons, coyotes and multitudes of birds - a photographers paradise. Here are some little friends nibbling on our apple tree. The deer have no fear, and will hang around while we drive up the driveway or empty groceries from the car (they never offer to help tho..lol).   Yup - never take country living for granted...

Friday, November 1, 2013

1/365 "tired of this view"

What a way to start my 365 day project! On the couch..again (Day 6)..Todays scene is brought to you by Winnie the Pooh and the blustery day, and todays lapdog is Trey (he truly thinks he is a Chihuahua).
But it is what it is..and hopefully I will get in to see the neurosurgeoun soon and then perhaps I can take my daily pictures from a hospital room! (I will be sure to sneak the camera low enough to do johnny peeks). UNTIL TOMORROW!!! Have a wonderful day! I am off to lala land with some more vicodin.