Sunday, December 30, 2007

Will They Make the Top 100?

These ten photos in this collage represent my picks for submission to Multnomah County Educational School District's "Photo of the Year" Contest. Last year this one made the top 100:

Mackey's Dahlia 2006
I will know on Sunday if any made this year's list.

Friday, December 28, 2007

Merry "Cough" "Ah-choo" New Years

fever, spasm, cough
week in bed, holiday fun
germs-go away now
This has been the state of affairs at my house since last Saturday. I left school on Friday, thinking, "must be all the sugar that was lurking in the school", eat light and retired to bed. Got up early on Saturday morning (5:30 AM) to finish the cards, and go out shopping EARLY before everyone else was out and about. Towards the end of shopping, I realized that my cough was more than allergies.
Came home took a nap and awoke with a fever. Left daughter and son-in-law to scramble for a last minute baby-sitter. Sunday on the couch all day. Monday, a doctor's appointment only to confirm I had a viral infection (and 9 coming for Christmas Eve dinner , an 18 pound turkey in the oven).
mom's kitchen stay out
clean-up following dinner?
you bet, thanks, let go
For the first time in many years, my china was washed not by me. I let go of the quality of wrapped presents and gave IOU's for gifts, I had planned to make. And now, I think I may be on the mend of this stupid infection which just has to run its course.
I hope you all had a great holiday. Happy New Year!

Monday, December 17, 2007

One Deep Breath: Yummy

I admit, I am a week behind. The idea was there but did not get to it until yesterday.

aunt lizze's shortbread
butter, powdered sugar flour
new year good luck food
chocolate, condensed
milk, nuts melded together
fudgy goodness
ginger biscotti
tricky recipe-think!
mac's ginger bars

I made the biscotti once. It does not cooperate so I call them "Mac' s Ginger Bars"

There is a new prompt at One Deep Breath but you can still read the others from last week. Head on over.

Sunday, December 09, 2007

One Deep Breath: Container

sparkly containers
homemade presents wrapped to go
joyful evening

Oh, how I love this prompt and thank you One Deep Breath for sharing it again! This week was busy but fun. On Thursday, I attended a gathering for the third in which you arrive with six gifts and leave with six gifts. The idea is to receive items that might be used for the holidays or give to friends, co-workers, or even to indulge yourself.
We eat, socialize, and then settle into a rounds of gift getting. I bring photographic cards each year to give. Many bake delectable treats.

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