Thursday, July 30, 2009


Well it looks like I'm headed in the right direction. And after an unusually stressful work week with little sleep. I'm off to Weight Watchers now to weigh in. These weeks when I'm not working are always hard. I try not to eat much before going in. So today all I had before the meeting was a small chili at Wendy's. Next week when I am working I get up right before I go to WW, so I won't have all day to eat before going.

Thursday, July 23, 2009


Well it's been a year since I lost 50 lbs with Weight Watchers and I still have 20 to go. For the past year I've been gaining and loosing the same 5 lbs. In an effort to loose the last 20 I'm going to post my scale reading once a week. Hopefully the number staring me in the face will keep me honest and get me to loose the last 20. I really don't know what my hang up is. It's like I hit 50 (and 50 years old) and hit a brick wall. Maybe it's something psychological. Maybe it's been stress the last year. Well here is this week's post and hopefully next week the number will be lower.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


The summer project for the photography club I belong to is our name in photos. I had taken pictures of a slide a few weeks ago that I could crop for an S, but I wasn't happy with it. So I went back to get another picture, figuring by going on a weekday there wouldn't be as many people there. On my way back to the car I saw this lone little dandelion in the grass and stopped to get it's picture.

Monday, July 20, 2009


I worked on my 2 entries for the Photowalk today in photoshop. On Dreaming I had to remove from cobwebs hanging off of the statue's nose. The bridge was painted blue and against the blue background there just wasn't enough contrast, so I played around with different effects in Photoshop and came up with this purple and orange version that I liked.


Not too many dogs at the adoption event that I hadn't got pictures of the day before. I had picked up Mercedes the rotty from the pound earlier that day, so I got a picture of her. And Betty the St. Bernard I had brought into the group a few weeks earlier (actually on 6-30, the day my son flipped the ATV and broke his back). She was there and finally cleaned up, so I got a new picture of her.

Sunday, July 19, 2009


Like I said. Big photo day. Here's some pictures from the dock diving.


Big photo day for me. I participated in the Photowalk in Downtown Toledo, OH. Got me out of my comfort zone. And afterwards we all met at Tony Packo's. Can't beat that. Then afterwards went to the Planned Pethood adoption event held at The Anderson's. And they had the Ultimate Air Dogs show going on with dock diving.


Sunset at the lake again. Although might have to rethink where I'm going to be doing these. Already the sun is starting to set to far south to get it in the frame at the beach, unless I'd be on a boat out in the lake. And that isn't going to work come winter. Might have to find another spot to take these. I took the one picture from an inland pond.


I had the pleasure of transporting this cutie from the pound to his foster home today.

Thursday, July 16, 2009


4th of July. What do I take pictures of. Fireworks? Family? Flags? The Beach? No dogs. And black labs at that.

Thursday, July 2, 2009


Well my son fell off of a 4 wheeler and I took him to the local hospital. After a few x-rays and a ct scan they found that he had 3 cracked thoracic vertebrae. Basically right behind his shoulder blades. His vitals were all good and he can move his hands and feet fine, but after the er doctor consulted with the ortho specialist the decision was made to transport him to UTMC. So at about 1am I'm walking into UTMC and I take this picture. Teen aged boys, can't you just skip the years between 13 and 21 and just make them turn into responsible adults. My mother keeps reminding me that I'm getting my due for all of the grief I caused her over the years.


Well the pound had an assortment of dogs this week including a St. Bernard that had been left in the backyard when her family went away for the weekend and escaped one too many times. And a cute little male pomeranian that was found running loose in a park. They are now in the Planned Pethood program and up for adoption. Talk about the extremes of rescue work.