Monday, May 21, 2012

Walking the Yard

A lot of times I jokingly think while I am on lunch at work that I have an hour "in the yard" like they do in prisons.. haha. Don't get me wrong, I can leave and have plenty of times to go grab lunch or even eat lunch out but often times I am busy and have brought lunch so I spend the first 20-30 minutes of lunch inside eating and browsing online or working and then I go outside. The reason I feel like I am walking the yard is because it's fenced in as other buildings/homes back up to the complex and it is all black topped..  sometimes I even find myself pacing along the back wall instead of walking all the way up the back to the street.

So, as to not always walk in circles, I normally take my camera out and capture whatever strikes me.. I am honestly surprised that I find anything to shoot at all seeing as how I have walked back there a million times and nothing has really changed in the last 4 years.. but somehow, I seem to spot something just slightly different each time..

Here are my findings in the yard today: (hah)

Friday, May 18, 2012

Filling In The Blanks.. Random Style

1.  Something that is very near and dear to my heart is Ellijay, GA.. a great many things happened to me there and I will never forget being in that place. I took so many good things away from my experiences there.

2. Friday is good cause to celebrate.

3. The most fun I ever had was anytime I have ever spent in the snow, I adore it.

4.  True friends are people who add to your life, not those who complicate it.

5. Something that makes me terribly happy is when Dustin genuinely smiles at me (which is a lot).

6. A good way to spend a sunny day is exploring the outdoors.

7.  My favorite celebratory food is anything downright bad..  bring on the fried chicken, melty cheese, brownies, etc.

                                             fill in the blank fridays via the little things we do

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Hoping for More Rain

It stormed today.. it was forecast yesterday.. and I hope it storms more. I hope it pours and rains and thunders and lightnings some more.

I love to do this after it rains:

 yea, it's blurry.. but I love it.. natural, beautiful colors.

 current sky

 the building drying after a waterfall of rain

 meant to macro in on the water but my camera had other plans.. i dig it still

definition of fresh right?

I love mostly how it smells after a hard rain.. the whole land has been washed clean.. Mmmmmm!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Weekend and Whining

This weekend didn't have a lot of content but it sure went by quickly for being so.. bland? If you will..

I've definitely got the waiting blues or insert technical term here..  the only actual reason we are still here in FL is to finish out our job commitments, well, really MY job commitments as I gave a resignation letter months ago with a final date. Don't get me wrong, sticking around has helped up gain some additional funding but we are certainly at the stage where it's clear nothing is holding us back but time itself and it's somewhat frustrating to be just waitin' around.

Although, in my boredom/frustration/allaroundgrouchyness this weekend I did manage to get some packing squared away. I am hoping to do a little bit every few days honestly so we are down to bare essentials and have very little to do the days before/of because I have been in the situation of last minute cramming shit in boxes and it sucks in a huge way.  Plus, packing things makes me feel like I am speeding up time a little, like it's all that more real? I don't know. My logic.

We did go see The Avengers this weekend, in IMAX of course ~ great movie, really liked it but REALLY looking forward to Prometheus, we have seen the IMAX preview of it about 3 times now and it's just as exciting every time, it looks awesome quite honestly! 
 I did spot a bunny this weekend..  they are the rarest of all the critters we see, oddly.

 I did make a buffalo chicken mini pizza that was REALLY good..
 Not everyone was ready to get out of bed this morning.. myself included but I have less options than she.

 I did get this face a lot this weekend.. I deserved it.

Oh, oh..  go see my honey's blog. Driftless
He's such a great writer.. kinda jealous really..

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Miracle Skin Transformer

So, I want to revisit something that I had previously posted on that I have SINCE changed my mind on.

Back when I was getting BirchBox, one of the boxes came with Miracle Skin Transformer and I was pretty excited because my skin can be pretty uncooperative and below was my original opinion of the product:

miracle skin transformer ~ total waste in my opinion. coming from someone with skin issues, i was excited to see this in my box, it didn't cover for shit, my cheap l'oreal covered 3x better.. for 36.00 for a jar or tube of this stuff.. bare minerals would be a much better route.

Since then I have changed my mind in a big way. I was out of my normal products the other day, yes, I procrastinate, so what. Anyhow, I remembered it was the only type of "concealer" I had in the house so I searched around under the sink and found it, I dabbed a little and I mean a little bit, maybe the size of a pea or a little less on a sponge and proceeded to put it on, having zero faith. To my honest shock, it covered my entire face flawlessly and smoothly with just that tiny little bit.

Now, I do think the one big difference here is that since my first encounter I have been using foundation primer. Mine is from Bare Minerals. It preps your skin and fills in all the lines before you ever put your foundation/concealer on and it is extremely lightweight so you don't at all feel like you have a ton of make up on. I will say this is the first time in my adult life that I have come across a true all-covering concealer (with the aid of foundation primer) that not only lasts but doesn't cake or peel whatsoever. I just bought a full size container and I am pretty happy to have given this product another try!

**I did not receive any monetary attributes for my original or additional review, I am simply just personally promoting a good product, IMO.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Snapshots & Pizza

We are almost half way thru the week folks, it can't get much better than that. We are also only 46 days away from our move! I think we started the countdown back in early February so we have covered quite a bit of ground since and even though it still feels like forever away, I know it will be here before we know it. I need to start cracking on some box packing because I know that FOR SURE will sneak up on us. Ugh to packing.. big ugh.

In other news, I have been really enjoying snapping a few shots with my tiny Canon and really am kind of surprised at how nice it shoots.

took these at lunch yesterday.. never really was one for clouds photography wise but i am really loving it now.. they edit up so beautifully.

made homemade pizza last night.. this is a shot of TN's.. it was alfredo, fresh tomato, feta & provolone. i didn't try it but it sure did smell great! mine was pretty standard with tomato sauce and feta but it didn't deserve a photo.

here's to the work week wrapping up quickly!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Worn Out

Well, there is something officially wrong with my larger Canon.. changed out the main battery and it's still asking for batteries after several battery changes so it's going to need to be looked at but being that I am not sure what is wrong with it or when I will be able to have someone look at it, I decided to pick up a little point & shoot in the meantime.. got an awesome deal on a little Canon that included a new sd card, case for it and a $20.00 gift card to Target.. I dig it.

Took a few mess around shots tonight of the pup after she pooped out in her chair from tug-a-war. 

at first we were nice enough to pose.

and then that mood passed.

and then snoozing sounded like a good idea.

and then..  we just succumbed to sweet, sweet sleep..
(this one came out a little grainy b/c I didn't want to wake her up with the flash and had to brighten it a little)

all in all, very happy with my little (literally) purchase. it's going to be a good fill in and a great back up.