In case I don’t see you guys beforehand, have a very very blessed, happy, loving, tender & Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!! xoxoxoxoxo
Hi you guys! Quickie note, just wanted to share. Some of you may remember I was in love with tropical fish for awhile, and someone on FB set up a new tank herself, which got me all melancholy n’ stuff for the cichlid life again… well, that ain’t gonna happen. I am not that impulsive! That was a different place & time.
Ok kids, enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Turkey’s in the oven although no holiday smell quite yet (I like preparing the bird the night before). But the ceremonial cleaning, stuffing and double checking my list of things to do got me thinking about stuff.
You know how sometimes you think of the past, and it is what it is/was. Then I have moments like now. Thinking about my “web” past and how it really has been a big part of my life. Thinking of how much I truly have to be thankful for.
Earlier today Hubby and I had our own exchange of our good life and our blessings and how fortunate we are. But when I sat down at my desk to do a little work, a flood of memories started bubbling up, made sharper by browsing some of my old blog designs & pics (I love Adobe Bridge btw).
Although I briefly considered posting a few old designs/pics etc, I really don’t need them to make my point.
Do you realize how long some of us have known each other? Dana, Faith, Patti… Moosie, Batty (yay for FullMoon Webbies!), Bran, Weiniehead, Jeff, Jann, Froggy, Elise, DanMan, Allen (sorry if I missed anyone, it’s inevitable)… and a tremendous number of FullMoon Graphics visitors who have been with me from the beginning. And most of you are still here! Lori, AnnieBananie, Joe… good grief there are soooo many of you that I am so happy to have met.
Goodness, the list never ends…
I also have a confession to make. I “talk” to some of you more than any other real life friends that I have. Especially now that I’m not physically out in the working world. No more saving lives. My former coworkers were some of my best friends, and oddly enough, now that I don’t see them every day, it’s sad to say that we don’t talk much any more either. Lives change, relationships change. People I’ve known for 20+ yrs that aren’t a big part of my life any longer. :(
This post could go on infinitely. I just want you all to know that I am grateful that I met you. I am thankful for your friendship. I’m glad you’re here. Even when you’re not, I know that you’re out there.
mmm, I’m beginning to smell a little holiday bird…
I wish you all the very very best for your Thanksgiving Day. Whether you celebrate it with loved ones, or don’t at all. I hope you all have just a little bit to be thankful for, even if it doesn’t feel like it sometimes, there has to be some hope, some glimmer of gratefulness in your life. I sure hope so.
I am crushed. It’s a sad, sad day… my staple (besides yogurt), my Imperial Edamame Beans are no longer sold at Sam’s Club. My 4 lb box containing 8 perfect sized bowls of podded beans is nowhere to be found.
Seriously, at 99 cals & about 8 gms of protein, they were the ideal snack-a-rooni. Now what? I used to get about 4 boxes a month. Dagnabbit.
Oh well. I shall survive… just barely, but I’ll try.
On another note – Windows 7. Mumsy bought a new pc and other than setting up the basics, I could have played with the new OS much much longer! Very cool at first glance. I don’t know about from a working standpoint, but the shininess and newness was pretty slick. Personally, I won’t convert until I get a new pc entirely. I’ll be due in about 6 mths or so. Just the tower. The memory available now blows my mind. And I thought I was pretty hot stuff 3 yrs ago with 4 megs of RAM… ahhh, technology.
And finally – painting colors & my prints. Since we’re remodeling Jennie’s old room into a guest room, I am once again tormented by what color to paint the walls. Seems pretty cut n’ dried – all neutral-ish except for one wall. The main “gallery” wall that I plan on hanging my Shag prints. I think I have 3 or 4 (yes, you know me & prints), but with all of the vibrant colors that he uses, I’m trying to remember which ones I have and of which “color scheme” they are. Actually, I think I have an orangey-pink-red one as well as an all-around blue, teal, greenish one, so I think it will be pretty much a crap shoot what color I paint the wall. Maybe a limey-but-not-blinding greenish… it’s a very bright room… we shall see. I’ll surprise us, k?
Alritey, time to make the donuts… OH, and if I don’t see you, have a marvelous Thanksgiving!!
Nope, I don’t believe there’s an “Official Hallmark” day as such, but I am declaring today my Husband’s Day. At the moment I can’t remember what made me think of this today in particular, other than I love and appreciate my husband.
I affectionately refer to him as my “Cabana Boy”—and he does a fine job at that I must say. While it’s a shared responsibility, the patience and tolerance that he has caring for his 94 y/o father who lives with us is beyond reproach.
He does the laundry (most of it being his gym clothes), he washes the dishes when I haven’t and he runs around doing errands when I can’t leave my desk (which is 96% of the time!).
Don’t get me wrong, he’s no angel. He’s a staunch conservative and is not afraid to tell you what he thinks—which is always the right way of course. He speaks loudly and doesn’t need to carry a big stick. Picture Archie Bunker in the 21st century meets the Hulk meets James Dean (hence his nickname, jmedn).
There is no such thing as “political correctness” —he tell things like they are, no hiding behind the B.S.
But if he is your friend, you will not have a more dedicated and compassionate guy on your side. He will go above and beyond for you. Just don’t betray him.
And what he does for me? He understands my quirks, my opposites (after all, he was fully aware that he was marrying a hippie-girl—peace, love and all that) and most times knows exactly what to say at the right time and how to say it. I don’t know that I would still be alive if it wasn’t for him.
But I’ll save all of the mushy, lovey-dovey stuff for Sweetest Day, or Valentine’s Day, or even for our 34th wedding anniversary in a couple of months.
I just wanted to celebrate today for him. Viva la my hubby’s day. I love ya baby!
So do you have a preference? Tabs vs windows? Is there a practical difference in using one over the other? I suppose I could try using tabs for awhile to see for myself but I’m currently just staying with the new window… just because.
One of my fav things to snack on is (still) popsicles. Edy’s sugar-free fruit pops are delish and they were 2 fer $5 at the store (normally $3.99 a piece!). So I bought a bunch and there was a coupon to download 10 songs for free from a site called PlayMe. Have you ever tried to think of 10 songs off the top of your head that you’d like to have but haven’t purchased? I knew there were some that I hadn’t bought yet… have heard them in the car or something, but never caught the name of the song. I’ll be darned but I was looking all over the site trying to find something that I liked to download. So I wound up getting some oldies-but-goodies… heck, I downloaded Ozzy’s Shot in the Dark, Alice Cooper – 18… ha, told you they were old. Then I finally gave up & figured I’d return when I knew what I wanted. But ya, not in the mood for much tonite.
I downloaded the newest version of Thesis for WP. Love that theme. Very customizable and from what I’ve seen so far, v.1.6 looks pretty nifty. I could play around with that for awhile I guess. Nah, requires brain use.
Put up a new set on FMG. Simple, but it was rather brain-free and actually quite relaxing. That was the idea. Felt good. In fact I noticed a couple of designs that I created and never uploaded. hmm… maybe I’ll put those together tonite. We shall see…
Anything else? OH, did I tell you that Jennie & Brian call the itty-baby-to-be Raisin? Baby Raisin . so cuuute.
Alrighty kids, later. xo