Sunday, October 30, 2011

Crazy Digital Media Halloween Pumpkin

okay, here is my take on mess free Halloween decorating....   Photo Shop Pumpkin!  HAPPY HALLOWEEN!  This is my nephew's pumpkin and I decided to take a picture of it.  He had a couple stickers for the eyes.  When I looked at it with that crazy looking nose my mind began to wander....I could envision it with some googly eyes and funky hair.  I was tinkering around with my photo editing stuff and this is what I came up with! Stonecrop Sedum plant for hair! My vision came to life... BOO!  The only thing is that you don't get to enjoy the pumpkin seeds ;(
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A sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to our steps as we walk the tightrope of life.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Little Lambs

This is not a picture that I took (I wish I would have!) but I absolutely fell in love with it!  I found it on the web....I had to share it!  
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"One day the absurdity of the almost universal human belief in the slavery of other animals will be palpable. We shall then have discovered our souls and become worthier of sharing this planet with them." Martin Luther King

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Move The Deer Crossing

You know me, I'm all about a laugh.  This particular newspaper clipping was shared in one of the classes I'm taking at college.  I thought it was hilarious so I had to share.....some people are way too funny!

move the deer crossing

The more original a discovery, the more obvious it seems afterward.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Endurance Test

Eagle Bluff Lighthouse at Peninsula State Park in Door County, Wisconsin

Side of building for the Eagle Bluff Lighthouse at Peninsula State Park in Door County, Wisconsin

Peninsula Maritime Heritage Info at Eagle Bluff Lighthouse within the Peninsula State Park in Door County, Wisconsin

"Mom, I just can't go any further!" my daughter  Jenna blurts out.

We took the family on a leisurely ten mile bike ride this weekend through the Peninsula State Park in Door County, Wisconsin.  The fall weather was absolutely perfect and the colors were incredible.  Jenna does not have a bike with gear speed changes on it so she was getting a little tired out on some of the hills.  She started to get really whiny and such about a third of the way through.  I tried to console her that we could stop and take a break so she could regain her strength.  If she would of had a million dollars, she would of paid that to go back to the car.  She really was not having much fun at all.  I told her that she was going to have to deal with it because we had been looking forward to a day out like this for a long time.

She continued on her bike ...tweeting a few "Mom, my legs hurt so much", "My legs are going to fall off Mom!" and  "Mom, I've got to stop for a bit."  Eventually we came upon a tourist Light House and decided to take a little longer break.  As we walked up the path to the light house, I decided to give her a little wisdom while we held hands.  "Jenna, you know, this may seem like one of the hardest days that you have ever had but your perseverance will give you a great satisfaction once you have finished the bike ride."  She quickly asked "Mom, what is perseverance?"  I reply to her, "Well, perseverance is when you feel like you have given your all but you know you still have to keep on going.  Even with all of that hard work, you push every bit of energy out that you have to finish the task at hand.  Then once you have finished you feel like you have accomplished something great because as you reflect back at the beginning when you really felt like you couldn't.  It is just a great feeling of satisfaction knowing that you have finished.  I'm sure you will feel like that at the end of our bike ride."  She stops, and looks at me with careful consideration blurting out in a bold demanding monotone voice, "ah, Mom, (*her taking a deep breath) seriously... I will not..."

I could not help but laugh at that reply she gave me.  I looked at her face and how certain and confident she just made me want to giggle.  She sure has a confidence in her that I wish I would of had at the age of seven.

Amazingly enough, we did finish our bike ride and her legs did not fall off!

The pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; the optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.