Saturday, July 19, 2014

Fishing Trip

  My friend and coworker Jae loves to fish. Every sense I've met her she's been talking about going and having me come along. Well this time I took her up on it. The weather was sunny and nice (around 80 ish degrees). Harriet Lake here we come. From Portland the trip there was about 1 1/2 hrs long. 
  The wilderness is very pretty and peaceful.  Listening to nature be nature is priceless. I'm not the camping type but this outing was perfect.  While Jae set herself up to fish I checked out the scenery for some photo shots. SCORE!! I took LOTS of selfie shots. Jae laughed at me multiple times. Lol. 
  We were there for about 2 hours. During that time Jae caught 12 fish. I wish I knew how to post video because I recorded her reeling them in. GO JAE!!! Oh, let me say there is one thing I will remember... BRING A COOLER WITH FOOD AND DRINKS. I ment to ask Jae if there was anything I should bring. My fault. Trust me I'll know for next time. I had to go to work, so later on that night Jae fried up the fish and brought some to work. YUMMMMMY! Nothing like fresh fish. Thanks again Jae. :) 

Thursday, July 10, 2014

My Summer Days

I've been spending the summer days for one in front of a fan, two taking pictures (as always) and three scrapbooking. I've been catching up on my projectlife albums, monthly memory planner and various craft projects I've been wanting to do. 
  Today I'm blogging to show just a glimps of how I spent a couple of days. Oh yes.... Starbucks for a cool drink was one. As a matter of fact I've made multiple stops in one day. WHAMMY! Photo journaling some of my day is natural for me. So taking photos of me while I people watch is my favorite. 

Friday, July 4, 2014

2014 July 4

  Happy July 4th. Today the weather is sunny and HOT! If I'm correct it's 91 degrees. My mom had a BBQ picnic at my grandparents. Turned out pretty nice. LOTS of food. We didn't stay for fire works because there wasn't any. Lol. 
   I left early to go vist my grandparents gravesite. Once I got there the cemetery was closed :(  . So, I decided to head back to the house and get ready for bed. Andre stayed and relaxed with his friends. Anthony (hadn't seen him all day) was at his girlfriends house. Her family had a block BBQ. Now Maliyah on the other hand had a blast. She was all about play, play, play. Thank you July for great 4th memories. 

Friday, June 13, 2014

When I'm Sick

 I hate being sick with a cold. Duh, I'm not sure who does. I went from one day feeling fine to BAM! Itchy throat and runny nose. Warm tea, Kleenex tissue with lotion and cough drops were close by. My energy level was a negative ZERO. When I did feel like doing something I pulled out my scrapbook supplies and got busy. Did I get a lot done you ask? Ummm, kinda. Lol. The little bit I did do felt good. 
4 days later. I'm still very congested but I was craving a Starbucks iced coffee. It was "ok". My taste buds were gone so I didn't end up finishing it. :(
Once I got a text message letting me know my Heidi Swapp craft mat had been delivered I got up and headed straight to the post office. I've been waiting WEEKS for it to arrive. Sick or not I'm going to the PO Box I told myself. 
Now I'm here at work on sick/ congested day 7. Sure didn't feel like going to work but laying home in bed got old. Once I got to work and had a chance to sit and slouch, I did. You just don't know how I'm looking forward to feeling better. 

Sunday, June 1, 2014

30 Days Of Happy

  Starting June 1st I'll be doing #30daysofhappy614 along with a few other Instagram followers. Everyday I'll be posting at least one photo of what makes me happy. I'm finding joy from doing this. Looks as if a variety of things makes me happy. #feelsgood . 
I DID IT ! I captured a photo a day (minus the 25th) that shows my happy. It was a 30 day challenge. If you ever have a chance to do something like this try it. 

Monday, May 26, 2014

2014 Memorial Day

  It's Memorial Day. Today my mom and I went up to Williamette National Cemetery to visit my grandparents. Lots of people up there, but very well organized. It felt good to visit. Earlier in the day it rained (sprinkled). By the time we headed up the weather was sunny and warm. In my world PERFECT conditions! 
  When I go visit I'm looking to see how they keep the grounds... ALWAYS well manicured. We didn't stay that long but long enough to capture some photos and let them (my grandparents) know they are missed and still loved. 
  My sister will be here visiting from Florida and I'm planning for us to take family photos at the grave site. For me, I feel it's my way of letting my grandparents know they are missed but never forgotten. Not everyone is on board with that, but we'll see how it works out. 

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Mothers Day 2014

  Happy Mother's Day to all you mother's out there. Today for me has been nice. Didn't do much. I did do what most interest me and that's scrapbook. I love this hobby. I spent this afternoon before heading to work finishing up my week 19 in my project life album. 
  I took my mom and sister out for lunch on Saturday. We went to Pine State biscuits (www.pinestatebiscuits) in Portland. It was our first time there. I ordered something different than my mom and sister and it was yummy. Did I have to get fries...NOPE but I did and they were good. 
  Once I got home I was so tired. Think it was the "itis". I needed a nap so bad I could hardly stand it. At first Maliyah wouldn't leave me alone. I had to tell her "grandma is sleepy". She looked at me and then said good night. Lol. 3 hours later I was up and on a second wind.