It Must Be Fall – Football’s Here!

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I’m going to take advantage of my guest blogging to brag on Janet’s digital scrapbooking kits. It could be said I’m biased, but I think it’s just fact – her kits are some of the very best available, especially her sports kits. What made me decide to mention them is that it is once again football season. Soon there will be lots of photos being taken with which to get creative. Deedoo’s Digital Scrapbooking has a fantastic Football Digital Kit. It’s a huge kit with lots of special features. It even has a “working” scoreboard!

If you think of a round ball when you think football, her Soccer Digital Kit is pretty amazing as well.

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All of her sports kits are packed with unique papers and elements. She puts a lot of time and work into her kits, and it shows. You’ll have plenty to work with to create some beautiful layouts. Below are a couple of example layouts:
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Dog Daze

Janet is busy, so hope you don’t mind, I’m taking up the pen – er, word processor. I’m getting the writing bug and thought I’d fill in till Janet takes back over.

To get my guest blogging started: In a post a while back, Janet wrote we have four dogs. Recount. We have five now. All strays that we took in off the streets – well, actually, they adopted us. Lucky was a stray who followed Janet home when walking her son’s dog. Happy was a stray who had rocks thrown at him in the neighborhood, but still came up to our grandkids in our front yard. Shafer was the stray German Shepherd who was scared of his shadow and ran from everyone, yet came to me in a field and let me pick him up and put him in the car. Rowdy is the one who appeared out of nowhere Christmas and was our present that year. Most recently we acquired Daisy.

It happened when I had an appointment, but missed the road onto which I was supposed to turn. I took the next road and drove by this dog on the side of the road. We had four strays we had taken in already, I couldn’t stop. But when I looked in my rear view mirror, I saw the dog walk in front of traffic and nearly get hit. I debated about stopping, but we already had four strays we’d taken in, so I kept driving. I finally called home and told Janet about the dog. She pointed out that we already had four strays that we had taken in. However, I decided to turn around. If the dog was still there, I was going to try to rescue her. The dog had made it to the other side of the road, but was still in the area, so I stopped and she let me approach her. I got her in the car and took her home. She had obviously been on the road a long time. Her fur was matted and she was covered in ticks and fleas. I bathed her, groomed her the best I could, and we put up posters. I tried to find her a home at work since we already had four strays we had taken in. But……. now we have five. It’s a house full for sure. They are family and we wouldn’t want to be without a single one of them.

Here is a picture of Daisy. She has always been afraid of the noise a camera makes (even those on a phone) and rarely sits for a photo. For some reason, with our new phones, she doesn’t run off when the camera is selected, so we are finally able to get some decent pictures of her.
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Supercuts Delivers A Good Haircut – Who Knew?

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My son took his two children to get haircuts at Supercuts, and grandma tagged along. It was my first Supercuts experience, and I must say it was a good one. The kids each had their hair cut by a different operator, and the results were great. The operators chatted with the kids and made them feel comfortable, all the while expertly snipping and shaping their hair. Although Supercuts is known for reasonably priced haircuts, they still deliver a ‘full price’ haircut. We were finished within a half hour and on our way to another adventure.

We had just finished an outing in the park, enjoying the 70 degree weather before it changed on us! Since I failed to remember my trusty camera (again), I was able to snap photos at the park and the hair salon using my phone’s camera. The pics are so good that I am tempted to rely on the phone more and more to capture impromptu photos. It certainly is more than convenient! I don’t miss carrying around my camera, that’s for sure. One less thing to lose or misplace!

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Incredible Vision – Incredible Science – Incredible Future

This is a long video of a presentation at the TED conference, but well worth the time. Amazing minds are bringing incredible things to life, literally. Take a few minutes to get a glimpse into the very near future of human ‘evolution’.

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More Camera Phone Fun

Rowdy

This is Rowdy. He is a Golden Retriever mix with predominantly gray fur. He and our other dogs absolutely love the snow and frigid temperatures we have had all week in Oklahoma. This photo was taken with my phone’s camera, and I applied one of the filters that came with the phone. Unfortunately, the camera phone saves the treated photo in place of the original, so I can’t go back now and see my original, which appears to be a pretty good shot. I’m disappointed that I didn’t take this one out to Photoshop first, because it’s difficult to get Rowdy when he isn’t in motion–he is usually a blur of fur!

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I just let the dogs out for a potty break and a romp in the snow, this time unattended. I noticed these footprints on top of our pool cover–they have to belong to Rowdy, whom we’ve caught a couple of times trying to drink from the water that collects on top of the cover. Although this cover isn’t made to support his weight, it has not ripped or slipped and he has not fallen into the pool water beneath the cover–yet. We normally do not let him out without supervision because we know this is a risk, but he has been so good to avoid the pool during this weather that this time I thought it would be okay to break our policy. It won’t happen again. His luck will only last so long. So, hopefully he won’t run across it while I stand watching! I’m not eager to dive in to rescue him should the cover fail – but I would, and that would make for an extremely chilling experience.

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