Posts from the ‘Memes’ Category

Not Me Monday

I’m late and the list at McMama’s blog will be horribly long but this is too good not to post.

This week I most certainly did not use a tiny cotton tampon (freshly opened!) to apply calamine lotion to Elliott Richard’s “itchies” (otherwise known as bug bites) since we were out of cotton balls. No, Not Me! That would be inappropriate, slightly awkward (in explaining what it is) and totally weird-out Rob. So I most definitely did not do it. 😉


Moody Monday #2: Fresh


  • newly made or obtained
  • new; not previously known, met with, etc.; novel
  • pure, cool, or refreshing
  • not faded, worn, obliterated, etc.

Front Row (l-r): Uncle Cy, Aunt Sissy, Grandma Gene, Jon

Middle Row (l-r): Dave, Elliott Richard (held by Aunt Kate), Gavin, Emmett John (held by Aunt Teri)

Back Row (l-r): Pa-Pa G, Grandma G, Tim, Brian

Grandma Gene and her family celebrating Grandma’s birthday!

I chose this family portrait as my representation of “fresh” because Grandma Gene is just that – not faded, worn obliterated. Plus her stories always have a way of refreshing my perspective and view-point.

camera: FujiFilm FinePix Z35

If you’d like to join the fun of Moody Monday, head on over to and visit Jan at Murrieta365 to play along.

Unconscious Mutterings

Rules for Unconscious Mutterings

“Rules are, there are no rules.” Each week they post ten words to the blog which you can respond to with the first thing that comes to mind. Don’t limit yourself to one word responses; just say everything that pops into your head. AND you don’t have to have your words up on Sunday. Take all week if you want! 

This is Week 387 for them but Week #1 for me. And away we go!

  1. Collectors :: stamps, Precious Moments, journals and pens (Oh my!)
  2. Passion :: love, marriage, connections
  3. Winner :: loser, competition
  4. Uninhibited :: bold, blunt, honest
  5. Challenge :: dare, compete, memes
  6. Self :: respect, know thy self, quest for self
  7. Your :: family, life, future
  8. Viewer :: television, peeping tom
  9. Random :: empty, open, available
  10. Vice :: Miami, smoking, junk food

Yeah, so some of these makes sense to the world at large. Most of them don’t even make sense to me, so I don’t really expect them to make sense to anyone else. They are just my answers. Perhaps I’ll get more detailed as I grow accustomed to the feel of the meme.

Friday Fill-In #8

And…here we go!

1. On vacation, I like to have fun and relax.
2. The Little Mermaid lives in the ocean. (Can you guess what my Boys have been watching lately? lol)
3. One of my favorite vacation spots is my bed – without children or alarms or phone calls.
4. All of the crazies come out during a full moon.
5. Up, up and away Junior Birdman. (Okay, so those aren’t the actual words but it’s the first thing that came to mind so that’s what I put. =) lol)
6. Bananas, sometimes I feel as if I’m going bananas.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to junk food and watching “America’s Got Talent” with my hubby, tomorrow my plans include celebrating Mr. Emmett John’s 2nd birthday and Sunday, I want to sleep and recover from celebrating Mr. Emmett John’s 2nd birthday!


These are my answers to this week’s Friday Fill-Ins. If you’d like to join in the meme fun, just head on over to Janet’s blog! =)

Straight Out of the Camera #3

If you would like to join the fun of Straight Out of the Camera just head on over to Jan’s blog Murrieta365. =)

In honor of Father’s Day, I present to you my Straight Out of the Camera.

I took this photo during one of our many trips to the local park recently. I just loved how Daddy has both of his Boys and everyone is walking together, rather than running.

Here’s another one, just because I love it and couldn’t resist posting it. =)

I just love this photo of the Boys. It’s so rare that Mr. Emmett John slows down for any amount of time; so to see them walking together was its own treat. Then for them to hold hands, which Emmett John initiated, was the icing on the cake.

camera: FujiFilm FinePix Z35

Moody Monday #2: Sporty


  • Appropriate for sport or participation in sports.
  • flashy or showy

Mr. Emmett John with the boys new goggles for tubby time.

camera: Blackberry CURVE 8330 2MP

Wishcasting Wednesday

It’s been about forever since I’ve participated in Wishcasting Wednesday so I’m going to just start over si  #1. =) Here are the guidelines and whatnot …

You can be a maker of magic and a tender of wishes. It’s easy. Answer the wish prompt above on your blog and then add a direct link to your post in the box below. Support wishes by visiting other participants, leaving a comment saying “As (insert name) wishes for her/himself, so I wish for her/him also.” It’s that simple. There is great power in wishing together.

The Wishcasting Wednesday prompt for this week is:

What do you wish to have?

I wish to have more sanity, more help and support – of all types. I need, I am wishing for more HELP, more SUPPORT. Some back-up.