The letter “T” is for time.

I can’t believe it has been so long since my last post!  Life sure does take you in all different directions.   What have I been doing with most of my time?  Well, I am working part time now.   It is wonderful to know that you are helping someone with their business and that what you do makes a difference.   I am still taking lots of photos but not with my  Canon 50D  camera anymore.  I shipped that off to my daughter.  I knew that the time had come for a much needed upgrade from her old Rebel camera.  That leaves me with a fun decision!  Which Canon camera to replace it with????  That is something that will take time, but I am looking forward to doing the research.

Since the Houston Rodeo is in town, I have taken the time to go and take lots and lots of photos.  As you know street photography is something I love.  Here are a few shots I captured:







The letter “S” is for Shedding.

We were recently visiting my daughter in San Diego.  Talk about a gorgeous place!!!  The weather was absolutely perfect every single day.  If you follow my Facebook page you will see that I have been posting dog photos that I took on my trip.  Dogs are one of my favorite subjects.  I love the way they look you in the eye and make such a great subject.  But the reason I am talking about shedding is because I almost came home with a dog from this trip!  YEP, I had the opportunity to buy an English Lab.  This breed is wonderful!  I never knew much about them but researched everything that I could find.  We also had the opportunity to visit a breeder and see some ten day old puppies.  SO CUTE!!

But I did not make the decision yet because these dogs shed a lot and I know that is something that really might bother me.IMG_6203 IMG_6208 IMG_6214 IMG_6193

The letter “R” is for Retina…

How many of you have had your eyes checked and they took pictures of your retina?  Probably not many of you, but I did!  Of course I thought it might be fun to use the images in a future quilt!










What I didn’t know was what the retina actually does for your sight.  The retina is the light-sensitive layer of tissue at the back of the inner eye. It acts like the film in a camera — images come through the eye’s lens and are focused on the retina. The retina then converts these images to electric signals and sends them via the optic nerve to the brain.  Anyone who experiences changes in sharpness or color perception, flashes of lights, floaters, or distortion in vision should get a retinal examination.

The letter “Q” is for questions.

Answering questions can be fun at times.  Here is a questionnaire for you to answer so that I can get to know you better.   Let me hear from you!

1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?   yes, a great uncle that i had before i was born named keith.

2. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? yes, i have good handwriting. never use it much anymore because of the computer!

3. DO YOU HAVE KIDS?  yes, i have three children.

4. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU? yes. I consider myself to be a loyal friend, kind, understanding and a good listener. All traits I like in my friends. 


6. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL? my favorite cereal is frosted mini wheats.

7. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF?  no, i kick them off immediately using my toes at the back of my shoe.

8. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM? bluebell peppermint ice cream 


10. WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF?  the older i have gotten i procrastinate more.

11. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST? i miss my father and my brother.

12. ANY TATTOOS?  yes


14. WHAT COLOR IS YOUR CAR? i drive a grey FJ Cruiser





The letter “O” is for oblectation.

You might be wondering what in the hell does oblectation mean?  Don’t worry, I had to look it up when searching for an “O” word today.  It means “the act of pleasing highly; the state of being greatly pleased; delight.”   Last week I went over to my friend, Risa’s house, to see her grandchild that was visiting from California.  Adra is adorable and she made such a wonderful subject for me to practice some of my photography.   It was evident how delighted Risa was to kiss and hold Adra while she visiting.    Here are a few pictures I took from our photo shoot.





The letter “N” is for nine questions.

On the interview show Inside the Actors’ Studio, host James Lipton asks each of his guests the same ten questions. I will attempt to answer nine of them!

  1. What is your favorite word?  creativity
  2. What is your least favorite word?   hoarder 
  3. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?  beauty in nature
  4. What turns you off?    People who have horrible table manners.
  5. What is your favorite curse word?    My favorite curse word is “SHIT”
  6. What sound or noise do you love?    I love the sound of a baby laughing.
  7. What sound or noise do you hate?    I can not stand the sound fingernails make when scraping  a chalkboard!
  8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?    I would love to be a famous athlete.
  9. What profession would you not like to do?    I would not like do construction on high buildings.
  10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?  (see image)