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photo challenge stall - with good reason!

You're probably wondering why I took a four-day break from posting photos, and then did the one on the day it was due. It's because I had taken that photo forever ago and posted it to a later date. In the meantime I've gotten behind and missed a few days. This morning I was going to catch up and I can't get my camera to turn on! It's not making me happy. I'm not sure what's wrong with it. It's been charging and I can't get it to turn on and open up. I tried popping the battery out and putting it back in - sometimes that helps when it hits a glitch, but it's not working this morning. I'm really hoping that I'm not going to need a new camera.

If it's not one thing it's another.

photo challenge - day 28 - view from my front door

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this is how

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The library phoned today to let me know that a book I had reserved was in. I never answer the phone when it's the library, because I always assume that they're calling to remind me, yet again, that I have over due books. In fact, I did end up paying $6 in fees today. The librarian also reminded at the end of her message that any reserved books that were not picked up were subject to a $0.50 fine. I'm pretty sure that is where a small portion of my library fines actually comes from.

Sometimes I'll put a hold on a book and then it takes weeks or months before it's my turn to read it. Sometimes I'll get my monthly Good Reads email and peruse that, putting holds on library books as I go, and then promptly forget about the books and end up happily surprised when I get called to come and pick up an especially good one.

Today when the librarian left her message, she raced through the lengthy title and I didn't really catch it. Do you want to know what the title wa…

practical uses for the internet

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Catherine - you are awesome!

disclaimer: Steven will let me answer the phone if he sees that it's one of my friends. He doesn't just  not answer Catherine's.

He did, however, answer the phone last night and get me both Jelly Beans and a glass of water!

photo challenge - day 23 - animal

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photo challenge - day 22 - something old

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I bought this poncho at the Brandon Winter Fair when I was probably 12 or 13. Any day now they're going to come back in style and I'll be the lucky duck who already has one!

And yes, it's reversible.


An added bonus: the kids thought I was really cool when I wore it.

photo challenge - day 21 - something new

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photo challenge - day 20 - something i drew

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photo challenge - day 19 - hobby

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photo challenge - day 18 - written words

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Teaching them to read and write is nothing but trouble . . .


photo challenge - day 17 - trees

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100 things about me, part 3

Remember the 100 Things About Me list that I started in January (part 1, part 2)? Well, here’s part three. It’s turning into a 2012 project instead of one or two blog posts.

I’ll admit that I jotted these down when I was driving through Winnipeg - at red lights of course. I wouldn’t be reckless enough to do it while actually driving. If anyone had gotten annoyed at my delayed 0-60 when the lights turned green they certainly didn’t speed up beside me and initiate obscene hand gestures. If they had I’d have just happily waved my notebook at them and yelled “Sorry! Blogging!” That would have made it better.

This explains why most of the points are about driving habits. I probably shouldn’t share these, but I feel that by the time a person does the 100 Things About Me list three or four times she’s got to dig a little deeper.

51. If you’re my friend or relative I’ve probably bought you a birthday/father’s day/mother’s day/grandparent’s day card. I have probably not given it to you. I bought…

photo challenge - day 16 - self portrait

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photo challenge - day 15 - your weakness . . . oops

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camping at bird's hill park

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photo challenge - day 14 - favorite colour

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Let's say green. I like so many colours in so many settings, but I'm loving the green lately! These are a few of the bazillion pictures I found on my camera when we got home from camping. Jordan sneaked off with it for a while, so I'll credit her for these!





photo challenge - day 13 - water

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Jordan, July 2006 - 13 months old!



july photo challenge - day 12 - where we ate breakfast

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photo challenge - day 11 - black and white

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photo challenge - day 10 - summertime

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