Tuesday, September 30, 2008

i'm still not very good at this,

this blog thing.  i at least have figured out how to get pictures from flicker into my blog (finally) but they do appear a bit on the small side. AND apparently if i used them in more than one spot, they go wonky. so, if you want to see them in a bigger way OR you see a blank box, click on it and it will take you where the picture is.

anniversary flowers august 14, 2008

anniversary flowers
Originally uploaded by spvaughan
he got the snapdragons he loves to play with them. i got the purple ones cause...well, i liked them with the snaps!

anniversary flowers

anniversary flowers
Originally uploaded by spvaughan
august 14, 2008.

wild flowers

Originally uploaded by spvaughan
these are at the bottom under my vitech tree. there are some white ones as well but they are pretty.

wild flower that lives at my house

Originally uploaded by spvaughan
at night this tiny flower, sleep

wild flower that lives at my house

wild flower
Originally uploaded by spvaughan
this is how it looks in the day?

carrollton knitters

carrollton knitters
Originally uploaded by spvaughan
wolfsong (Cristov) one of our 2 guys. he not only knits but crochets! and does both well! not the best of pictures but it is with my cell phone.

carrollton knitters

carrollton knitters
Originally uploaded by spvaughan
janie (our fearless leader) gosh this is fuzzy but they will keep on talking and moving and it was with a cell phone. maybe this would a time to practice with my nikon.

carrollton knitters

carrollton knitters
Originally uploaded by spvaughan
ashley (before baby...but not by much)

Saturday, September 27, 2008

what do you do when you can't afford to travel?

and what is your answer? 

i'm waiting. 

take your time. 

ok. this is what i do. i make my friends, on penalty of death and dismembership (yes, i am a toughie), take pictures of their travels and share them with me...it is altogether better when they have a blog with pictures and stories! 

so if i've missed your travels and neglected your blog...or don't even know you have one (curses), please update me. 


how will you know i have been there? 

please, what kind of appreciator would i be if i did not make comments? 

that would be rude! my mother of 3 daughters would never approve of those manners! she would have my head in a hand basket for sure.

ps...what is a hand basket...uck, a basket full of hands? 

never mind.

Friday, September 26, 2008

i love writing and reading

and this is a good cause so please, please, please check it out. (o, sorry, but you will probably have to be a member of ravelry to view this.)

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

i am in deep water!!!

you don't know how wonderful it is to be in deep water again! i don't care what i am doing as long as i am there!!! it has been so very long! of course my pt had to weight my feet down in the pool... i float like a bloody cork! 

fear of falling (instilled by the ot at the nursing home) has me banned from the bathtub for about 5 years...pools, lakes, etc as well! 

you understand that i was one who was short enough to float in the older type bathtubs, who loved bubbles, bath salts, who would stay in the bath until the water got all cold and scummy. so the pool is...pick a word!!!  WAAHOOO...WATER...LOTS AND LOTS OF WATER!!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

what am i doing up at 5:40 a.m.?

typing on the computer and watching ike roll on in ... and dafty people doing dafty things in it! you would think adults would understand that when they tell you this is going to be a really bad hurricane, LISTEN! when they tell you, if you stayed, don't go out until it is light, LISTEN! so i watch and listen to stories about people who don't/didn't LISTEN!

it is way too early to worry about how it will effect us in the dfw metroplex but, it just seemed like the thing to do. what with friends sitting it out in danger areas. and then the kids at a&m...not mine, my friend sheila's girls.  

looks like we are going to miss the worst of it but we will get the  "side lines". 

for those hearing about the 7" of rain lubbock got ... i know that does not sound like much, but you have to understand...lubbock is up on the mesa (spanish for "table").  flat....miles and miles of flat! and flat don't drain! get it? got it? good! 

i think i best go to sleep now. 

y'all take care now, ya here?

Thursday, September 11, 2008

where have i been??

my body was talking to me, loudly, and i went into a depression...doing as little as i had to and trying to play like all was well when i had to be around others. stupid. people who love me would try to help if i had just said "i'm depress and my spirit is very dim. but somehow, i don't feel i am allowed. how dishonest is that? how rude? to myself and my friends! if i allow others to be down and help them, why can't i ... 

uck. enough of this. i have to get ready to go to a knitting meet up at starbucks. 

tonight i tried to get a picture of missy pup. i will check it out when i get home...if it took, you will be so ... don't know the word but if it shows up the way i hope, i will change my avatar and you will see it and say "awwww"!

o, the reason i posted the last entry was because i loved the puppy picture!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

i took this for giggles...what do you think?

Your result for The Best Thing About You Test...


Compassion is your strongest virtue

Compassion is the most human of the virtues. And you? Your heart has limits far beyond normal levels empathy, and your capacity for feeling the world's pain is boundless. You poor, beautiful, wonderful thing. All 7 virtues are a part of you, but your compassion runs deepest.

It is likely you're an altruist. And it's likely (but not necessarily true, think of Bono) that your humility score is high too.

Compassionate famous people: Brad Pitt, Mother Theresa, The A-Team.

Your raw relative scores follow. 0% is low, and 100% is perfect, nearly impossible. Note that I pitted the virtues against each other, so in some way these are relative scores. It's impossible to score high on all of them, and a low score on one is just relatively low compared to the other virtues.


80% Compassion

44% Intelligence

63% Humility

67% Honesty

13% Discipline

43% Courage

50% Passion

Take The Best Thing About You Test at HelloQuizzy