Thursday, October 23, 2008

Don't Faint - its a post!

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So. very. bad. about. posting. Gee, I'm surprised if I have any readers left. I really do appreciate those of you who are still here....I love ya!!! My blog has just taken a back seat these days. Been somewhat busy - mostly with good things. To tell you the truth, I've been on Facebook a lot lately. I usually log in there most evenings and chat a bit with my friends. It seems to be a tiny bit easier than blogging cause you don't have to compose a post, etc. Plus, lately on my blog I've been connecting with a TON of people that I went to high school with. It has been a lot of fun seeing where people are and what they are doing now.

Our 25th HS reunion (it can't possibly be that long!) is coming up in 2009 and I'm really getting excited about that. I'm planning on I'm starting to talk to a lot of people on Facebook that should be there. It has been fun renewing those friendships. So, that is probably my best excuse for why I haven't posted here.

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I'm sorry to say I have read ZERO blogs in weeks. I am truly afraid to log onto to my bloglines account for I feel sure it will say I have about 3 bazillion posts to read and I just can't face it!!!

I got a really sweet surprise in the mail the other day. My friend and fellow blogger ROBYN sent me a care package all the way from Australia!!! Here is a picture of what she sent me. I was so surprised and it was just so neat to get such a nice assortment of things....just "because". And the nicest note to go along with. So Robyn, thank you for being such a sweet friend and blogging buddy. She sent a t-shirt, some Veggimite and crackers, some candy from Australia and a really, really beautiful calendar because she knows how much I love my photography and it has the nicest pics in it...all about Australia of course.

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Let's what else has been keeping me busy? Work isn't that busy so it really isn't that...Brandon is still playing soccer and basketball is about to start. They have 22 games between the middle of November and the end of January so we shall be very busy with that before long.

Two weekends ago we had a really fun Saturday. I went with my ex-brother in law and his son to the Fossil Rim Wildlife Refuge in Glen Rose, Texas. Oh my goodness, that plade is cool. Tons of animals and you drive through it. I got hundreds of pics so of course, I'll try to post a few later on....need to go through them first and watermark some, etc.

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Then, last weekend we went south to visit my ex in laws (still great friends with them) and spent the weekend. He is a big hunter and is teaching Brandon to this was a "pre-hunting" visit where he showed him how to use the gun, etc. We'll be going back in November so they can actually go on a real hunt. WE might actually have deer meat to eat (not that I'm that thrilled about that..) Anyway, being gone on the weekends is part of what has been keeping me busy also.

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The pictures in this post are from our weekend at my ex in laws house. I got out my macro lens and took some pics in their backyard. Amazing what you can see with one of those lenses. It opens up a whole new world. Really fun.

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One sort of fun thing too is I decided this week to audition for a play at our local community theater! I must be crazy to do so as the rehearsal and production schedule can be quite grueling...but it is something I wanted to do for a long time. It is the play "The Homecoming" which was written by Earl Hamner, Jr. and was the basis for The Waltons TV series. I was really excited about it and I did well, reading for both Olivia (the mother) and for one of the Baldwin sisters (one of those bootleggin spinster sisters). Unfortunately, I did not get a part, but I had fun trying out. Oh well, maybe next time!

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So, I guess that is all for now. These are the things keeping us busy. In between there, I've been feeling up and down - some days good, some days bad (and I mean emotionally not necessarily physically) so I think I just haven't been in the mood to blog lately. But, things are looking up and life is good if not perfect. I have much to be thankful for.

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Rebekah said...

What? OMGosh, is it, could it be?? A post from Dana?

For goodness sakes, it is!

Seriously, sounds like you have been busy. Neat that you and the ex in-laws still have a good relationship.

As always, beautiful pictures

Amy G. said...

Wow, cool stuff from Robyn! So have you tried the vegimite??

Your sis,

Me said...

Great pics like always! :) How did you like the vegemite? I love it on nearly everything. hehe :)


AVCR8TEUR said...

I'm still reading your posts! HeeHee! My husband has been trying to convince me to join Facebook, but I don't want to try to keep up with that AND a blog.

Robyn said...

I can't complain about you not blogging....I love FB too :) So, did you try the Vegemite??
HAnd its exciting you tried out for the play...don't be discouraged ok? I'm sure you'll be starring soon! :)
Great photos as always.

Anonymous said...

You are the best photographer!

You are not alone in the "not posting" department. I'm pretty sure I've lost 90% of my readers...and the list was short already! It's the people I know IRL who talk about my blog---and I always say, "Leave a comment!!". *sigh*

Happy New Year, Dana!