The Day She Figured Out Her Camera’s Timer

Bra Flinging, Photography | Posted by Jannie on 29 November 2011 @ 5:55 AM 52 Comments



The neighbors still rave about

how she shook her maracas.


How she flung peas into the trees.

Then her blue bra over the roof.


She still had not quite mastered

her Kodak’s indoor light settings…


but, by golly — Thanksgiving 2011,

the day she learned which camera

button to press, and how to run like

heck into position – sweet potatoes

everywhere did a happy fandango.


~~  end of amazingly deep poem for dVerse Open Link Tuesday.



Photos 1 & 2 taken with timer set for 10 seconds.

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving if you celebrated.

And if you ever roast a turkey, I hope you have a helper this cute…


Posted with love by Jannie

And yes, ZenSational Sheila — that IS YOUR basket on our kitchen windowsill!! I keep my tea bags in it.


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  • 1

    On 29 November 2011 at 6:15 am

    Ravenblack said, 

    Jannie, this is lovely. Such happiness captured! :) Thank you for sharing.

  • 2

    On 29 November 2011 at 6:37 am

    kaykuala said, 

    They are just perfect Jannie! The way the camera worked and more so the pictures we see. Great! And A Happy Thanksgiving!


  • 3

    On 29 November 2011 at 7:15 am

    Pat Hatt said, 

    Yes all those buttons truly take time to master, at least you figured them out.

  • 4

    On 29 November 2011 at 7:21 am

    Lynn said, 

    I like how Jim and Kelly just went on serving their plates while you were shaking maracas. :) And I’ll bet sweet potatoes everywhere did do a happy fandango. Extra cute helper there. xo

  • 5

    On 29 November 2011 at 9:24 am

    brian miller said, 

    isnt it fun to have everyone in the pic too…smiles…shake your maracas and toss your bra in the same poem…hmm…smiles.

  • 6

    On 29 November 2011 at 10:36 am

    Dr. J said, 


    I am so behind the curve on using all the “features” on the multitude of electronic gadgets I have!

    Funny thing is, I don’t really care :-)

    PS I can use the timer on my camera, but do not have as cute a subject to photograph :-(

  • 7

    On 29 November 2011 at 10:42 am

    Jannie said, 

    FIVE comments! FIVE comments. Yay! Yay! Yay! Yay! Yay!

    Dearest RavenBlack, thank YOU — for commenting. Smiling folks in photos are great. Especially ones I personally know!

    Dearest Hank — and wait until I get my tri-pod functional. whooooohoooo — ain’t no telling what you’ll get to see!!!!! :) :) Maybe Jannie in front of Krakatowa (spelling?) erupting or on the African plains in front of “great sweeping herds of wildebeest” as John Cleese in Fawlty Towers said. :)

    Dearest Patt Hatt, well it’s not a nice Canon-Rebel-Of-My-Dreams, but it’s pretty darned good for many picture settings. The backlighting setting leaves a lot to be desired, but compared to late 1800s photography — I think it’ll do just fine.

    Hey, Lynn — that was not the first timed photo of the dinner I took, but my fave of me. I think at that point Jim and Kelly had already had enough of my photo shennanigans, and (as you can see from their plates filling…) they were ready to eat! It was a split-second descision to grab the maracas from that music stand behind me and pose as such. Those maracas are very special to me, as they were in Kelly’s “Melissa & Doug” music instrument kit I bought her when she was maybe 18 months old. Notice my lovely “Desert Rose Pattern” serving bowl in the top photo? It’s full of sweet potates!!! Could hardly keep them in the bowl they danced with such lively abandon

    Dearest Brian — yes, even tho it was “staged” kinda, it’s sure great to have all the family in one shot. I know — I’m so naughty with my images in this. But… I do have my wacky reputation to uphold here once in a while. :) :)

    Oh, Dr. J! There you are on an F-5!! Howdy. I hear you on all the features of gadgets and such. Can you believe i have never downloaded even ONE app on my iPhone. And I’ve had it 2 years not! And I’m probably using only 7% of what my PaintPro can do. Now… I’ve no idea how to change the timer seconds, but as long as I can get into the frame I want to be in, by 10 seconds, I’m laughing!!!! :) :) Just how far can Jannie run across an open field in 10 seconds? Well, we may get to see that! :)


  • 8

    On 29 November 2011 at 10:44 am

    Talon said, 

    Kelly’s growing up (sniff sniff) :)

    Glad you had a beautiful day, Jannie. xxx

  • 9

    On 29 November 2011 at 10:54 am

    Linda said, 

    What lovely Thanksgiving photos, and you got that timer thingy working just fine. Everyone do the happy dance!

  • 10

    On 29 November 2011 at 11:15 am

    wayside word garden said, 

    Looks like a wonderful Thanksgiving! Again, brought a smile to my face! And also, I must say a big “thank you!” for the blog button you made! I love that you used the corner of the painting. You are the button making queen– your buttons look fantastic, good job Jannie:) I feel so warm and fuzzy for being included… thanks so much!

  • 11

    On 29 November 2011 at 2:19 pm

    Steve E said, 

    oddest-looking barbells–grin! AWWWW, those pics of Mom and Daughter cooking…so sweet! Are there 10-minute timers–for old Peeps???


  • 12

    On 29 November 2011 at 2:41 pm

    Jannie said, 

    Dearest Little Bird & Pretty Flower Friend Talon, I mjust say I had taken your friendship for granted. Having the gift of your presence back here makes me feel Everything really IS made out of love. And yes, in some poses Kelly does indeed look like a young woman. A really cute one! :) She and Jim got the real looks in this fam.

    Hey Dearest Linda, I actually have whispers of a Linda song playing in my ear from time to time. Maybe called “Linda, I’m Learning.” Remember this past spring I wrote a poem for Linda, she and I at ages 6 and 7 in our flower girl long gowns to school on the last day. We looked SO CUTE on the bus. She had such Ocean Afternoon water colored eyes. Anyway, who knows what songs shall be finished, or sung, next. :)

    Dearest Wayside Wordgarden — and I want you to know, I think I created “the Jannie” font for the “wordgarden.” And cool how your button looks a bit like fire over Fireblossom. And her site is also an official Word Garden. Both of you really freaking excellent poets. There were actually so many interesting spots on your log cabin quilt it took quite a while for me to rest for now upon just one. LOVED that color corner, as I mentioned. And your post made ME all warm and fuzzy. Blessings of the day to you. Oh, and I feel all warm and fuzzy whenever you comment, or I read your blog!

    Dearest Sweet Steve E of High Art Imagination & Beauty, well, “old peeps” get a 10-year timer. Wait, make that a forever timer. :) And I did a meanly pretty “Silent Night” with those barbells just a few days ago. In fact, what a great idea — to hop up now and do a little singin’ and shakering. :)


  • 13

    On 29 November 2011 at 2:43 pm

    Chris G. said, 

    A delightful dose of silliness, in words and images alike…well, I suppose we don’t even need to ask if you had a Happy Thanksgiving! Maracas make everything better ;) Glad you had a lovely holiday.

  • 14

    On 29 November 2011 at 3:37 pm

    Jeanne said, 


    You crack me up! ;)


  • 15

    On 29 November 2011 at 3:41 pm

    Jeanne said, 


    Oh! I can’t believe I forgot to comment on Blue Bunny’s most excellent ‘light management prowess’ in your new header. You are a riot!


    P.S. I just sent you an email. xoxoxo

  • 16

    On 29 November 2011 at 5:54 pm

    Heaven said, 

    I love it…shake..shake… That turkey looks yummy.

    Looks like you had a fun thanksgiving ~

  • 17

    On 29 November 2011 at 6:06 pm

    Daydreamertoo said, 

    LOL What a fun time it must be in your house, especially for a child to see such smiles and giggles. I have to smile, I’m such a gadget nut myself, the more buttons and switches and such the happier I am. Love that you had to push the button and >>>> Zoom zoom >>> run! to get there but, you pulled it off with great pizzazz. Looks like you had a great feast and, a very cute little helper to help you too :)

  • 18

    On 29 November 2011 at 6:57 pm

    daisy said, 

    Dinner looks delicious, Jannie. I hope you had a nice holiday. Looks like you did! Love the poem! You have the cutest helper ever! :)

  • 19

    On 29 November 2011 at 7:18 pm

    ayala said, 

    You have such sweet help :) a sweet post, Jannie.
    It looks like you had a wonderful holiday.
    :) xoxo

  • 20

    On 29 November 2011 at 7:31 pm

    Glenn Buttkus said, 

    Kelly could certainly be a poster girl
    for Turkey Day for sure. Did BB help
    shake those maracas, or was he busy
    retrieving the blue bra? Thanksgiving
    in Austin looked wonderful, but for
    we Funster folks, every day is a day
    for thanks just by visiting Funsterland.
    Well, you finally did it. I now am joining
    you over at dVerse, trying to expand
    my readership and poetic fellowship;

  • 21

    On 29 November 2011 at 8:02 pm

    Steve King said, 

    A terrific Thanksgiving memorial. It looks like you have much to be thankful for.

  • 22

    On 29 November 2011 at 9:32 pm

    SnaggleTooth said, 

    This really gave me a good laugh! Thanks I needed it-

    Your home so bright, blue, n cheery lookig! Looks like a great Thanks day for you n the Family- Hope your week-end was fun too.
    Mine wasn’t too great- Spent it alone, Had to work until today. Thurs my dear Aunt walked to greener pastures after her long illness, n I couldn’t go there (NC).
    But I did manage to get 4 meals from 1 -$4 turkey thigh, plus TG I’m alive, n can still sing- Yay!

  • 23

    On 29 November 2011 at 10:53 pm

    Charles Elliott/Beautyseer said, 

    Hey, a little maraca shaking over the Thanksgiving table looks like a great way to raise the general energy level — YOURS, anyway. Family members look like they are trying to ignore that woman running around the table and sending up that clatter. LOL Fun ditty and nice pix.

  • 24

    On 29 November 2011 at 10:54 pm

    Patricia of Patricias Wisdom said, 

    Sweet potato fandango and cute helpers….winning combination no matter the timer

    Thanks for sharing your feast. Our turkey is in the neighbor’s freezer and I think I will be cooking it up this coming weekend…no helper though…and yet again, maybe still no oven! :(

  • 25

    On 30 November 2011 at 4:46 am

    Hilary said, 

    Hi Jannie .. excellent looking turkey – and little helper .. she looks quite pleased with her cheffing abilities …

    Now – ze pics .. and all that running .. the Olympics are here next year – you get a free entry if you qualify and we could meet up .. you’d have to run to the meeting .. but no worries … I did the marathon in 1948 .. on my Daddy’s shoulders as it came past our house!! So keep practising … lots of Jannie pics from now on in ..

    See ya here .. qualifications are coming up .. cherry bye .. I’m sure BB Manigements team could set up a program … good lucksies … Hilree

  • 26

    On 30 November 2011 at 6:51 am

    Natasha said, 

    Giving lots of thanks for the smiles, the fun, and the heart you put into each and every post. Much need on this end…and much appreciated! You’re turkey looked wonderful!!!! :)

  • 27

    On 30 November 2011 at 8:33 am

    Jannie said, 

    Wow! This is a lot of comments to wake up to. I’m not worthy. I’m not worthy. :)

    So anyhoooo, the coffee’s great today!!

    Dearest Chris G. of the verdant hills. Thank you. I am SO HAPPY I got us all in some shots this year. Wonders never cease in my life. Did you have a good one?

    Dearest Jeanne, well hello on the cracking up. Dittoes! Poor BB, he had to call in his cardinal posse to help him get the big tangle out of his lights. They’re still working on it. They called in a couple bluejays too. Hope the get it sorted out soon, because I need BB to get around and comment on some blogs for me, feel I’m running a bit, and a lot, behind on that.

    Dearest Heaven, of the “real” Thanksgiving — Canada!! :) It really was my best turkey yet. Funny what’ll happen when you actually follow the package directions. It’s the 325 degrees instead of 350 that did it!!

    Dearest DayDreamerToo, well, yes we do have an above average amount of fun here, I do believe. Fun is good. Laughing is good. I hope YOU have tons of the smiling and laughing things in YOUR day today. Yes, I got lucky with my timed shots!! :) I like the “Suzie HomeMaker” second one.

    Daisy! MY Beautiful Daisy!! Did you guys have a great one too? Ours was pretty darned tasty indeed. I made cornbread instead of regularbread stuffing this year. Yummy indeed. And I don’t mean to boast, but of course my gravy is as good as it can get. I make it from scratch, of course. I think my secret is mixing my thickening flour in the leftover water I steamed my veggies in! Shhhh, our little kitchen secret okay?!! :)

    Dearest Ayala, the holiday was wonderful beyond my wildest previously conceived notions of what a holiday can be, yes!!! :) And guess what?? I played a Christmas medly with my maracas last night! We Three Kings is always a family favorite.

    Oh Glenn — AWESOME on the dVerse joining. Don’t forget to link up your OWN poem for the Tuesday fest. And holy cow — if you get in line on a Tuesday to post your link, good luck on that! I was off indaydream land yesterday at linking time. I got my link in at 2:08 and I was already like, 38th on the list. Whew — poetry LIVES!!! Oh, BB sent the cardinals up for the bra!! :) It had landed in Neighbor Bob’s live oak.

    Dearest Steve King, I think we all have a lot more to be thankful for than we usually realize. Trees, bees, and lack of fleas are tops on my list today! What’s on YOUR list today?

    SNAGGLE!!!! yay, made ya laff, whooohoooooooooo. Oh, wait until next post — at least I think it’ll be next one, Kelly and I have some new song titles ready to share with the world. The post will be ready when I set my timer next. But I gotta get my tripod rigged up. I got one at a yardsale that need a thing-a-ma-whatzit, so I’ll have to check on that. Or get Jim to take the photo. hmmmn, decisions, decisions. Anyhoo… Yep, I love our dining room, which used to be a bedroom, as you may well know. Jim did ALL that woodwork himself, as you may also know…… So sorry about your dear aunt passing. I have some dear ones left and when they pass I’m not sure if I’ll be able to make the funerals either. But hopefully that will be a loooong ways off yet!! Oh singing — where would be be without it. Dead already, I think. Singing saves me so often. If I’m a little sad, I sing. And it all gets better. Hey, great going on those meals. Our little bird, $22, gave us about 12 meals!! Good eating on that indeed. xoxoxoxoo

    Dearest Charles, yes those family members have gotten quite used to innoring most of my shennanigans by now. :) I hopped up from the table a few times during the meal to press the timer button! So proud of me, whoooohooooo!!

    Patricia Dearest — no oven!! Yikes. Appliances can be SO naughty. Could you roast on a spit over coals in the back yard?? :) And what happened you YOUR freezer? Hopefully the dishwasher is okay???!!!

    Dearest Hilary of the Heart and Funsterment Hollow, my little helper gave great aid that day. Whipped the cream for the pie too. Pumpkin. We all got a good slice, half the pie left, then smoooosh, in moving the turkey remains to the fridge, said pie did crash good-side-up to the floor. Oh well, less calories to ingest. :) WOW — your dad ran marathons?? Cool! 1948, great year. Jim was 4 then!! Really? The Olympics are in the UK?? Oh, that’ll be so great? By your neck of the sea, even?

    Dearst Bluenoser Natasha…. :) :) :) Geez, girl, you’ve been on y mind for a blog visit, but have I graced your beautiful blog’s door of late? Sadly, no. Hope to be over soon to read what I know will be a great poem!! And ahhhhh, I shall keep posting heart and hearth for YOU, my dear!!! So glad my posts uplift and inspire. We can thank God for making me this way!! :)


  • 28

    On 30 November 2011 at 9:40 am

    Hilary said, 

    Hi Jannie of the Wine flowing tree .. nope .. I was on my Dad’s shoulders as it came past our house .. and the Olympics are in the U of K next July – August .. little Eastbourne is probably a little too far away – but who knows if any teams will train down here .. the Olympic Torch is coming through the town …

    Sorry about that Pumpkin pie on the floor .. just glad we got ours via the tube earlier in the year … cheers for now xoxoxoxox

  • 29

    On 30 November 2011 at 10:34 am

    susan said, 

    A Happy Thanksgiving wish and hug – just a wee bit late, sorry about that! Indeed you had a cutie helping you – but get this, my daughter hosted Thanksgiving at HER house this year, first time, and I had to cook nothing! YAY – I got the year off for good behavior I guess – but wow, what a treat! Fortunately for all of us, she is a dynamite little cook!

  • 30

    On 30 November 2011 at 10:53 am

    Jannie said, 

    Dearest Hilary — I LOVE IT!! My new moniker — Jannie Of The Wine Flowing Tree. How perfect for little ol’ moi, thanks so much. My trees are lovely today. But are they really MY trees?? :) :) Yes, I planted them as mere saplings, back when they were still on water, juice and the milk of funstement only. But now… they belong to the world. Well, they always did, of course. everything belongs to the world. And love. And wine flowing song. :) :) Oooo, I’ll have to Google where the summer Olympics will be in your fair land. maid Marion Way? Or maybe in Friar Tuck Woods??? :) :) :) Ah yes, upon more careful reading I do now see you had written “as it came past our house.” my bad. We had something come past our house once. Now what was it? A loose cow. And maybe a moose once. Aunt Sue tells of when the paving finally got done on the road. Quite an eventful time that. Of course, I suppose it was too when they got the indoor plumbing. :) :) Okay….. So…. you and I will do our training in the pie and strudel tunnel, qualify for a free entry. And what time it will be!!!! :) :) Make sure they’re careful with that torch in August!!! Don’t want anyone’s beautiful tresses going up in flame. :) Yeah, bummer ’bout the pie. Oh well… I ate a bananan this morning!

    Dearest enlighteded AND enlightened SuZen… oh, the cable guy is here! Gotta fly!!!


  • 31

    On 30 November 2011 at 11:18 am

    Hilary said, 

    Hi Jannie Of The Wine Flowing Tree … actually Olympic Park! But I think it will be stunning … they’ve revamped the eastern side of London … and created this park space & the various stadia … the gardens have been planted to be at their best … subject to the British and global weather …?!

    45 acres of redesign .. The Olympic Park will incorporate 45 hectares of wildlife habitat, with a total of 525 bird boxes, and 150 bat boxes. Local waterways and riverbanks are to be enhanced as part of the process … I saw a program on it about a year ago .. it looked like the park would be fantastic.

    Tennis at Wimbledon .. Sailing on the south coast at Weymouth (further towards you! than I am), Rowing at Eton, with Windsor Castle looking on, Horses out at Greenwich … etc …

    It will be interesting to put it mildly …

    Hope the cable guy got things fixed … happy days …xoxoxo

  • 32

    On 30 November 2011 at 12:26 pm

    Jannie said, 

    Jannie is about to take her noon repast then pinken her cheeks upon the windy moors with her trusty hound, Sweety the wiener dog.

    See all who enter these blog portals later!!!!!


  • 33

    On 30 November 2011 at 1:13 pm

    Patricia of Patricias Wisdom said, 

    Dishwasher was new last year! along with a new convection MW….but the range gave out in August after 20 years…of hard labor…
    my freezer is full, so my neighbor went to the farm and got my free range, organic turkey for me and put it in her freezer until I could get home from San Francisco….but I do not know if it will fit in the convection MW oven for cooking….They are now going to try and install the new oven/stove top on the 8th of December if the Hood fan unit arrives by then…
    I am still hoping it will be here before all the company arrives.
    Thanks for you suggestions…My Father often BBQ’d the turkey putting a canopy over the deck to keep out the rain.

  • 34

    On 30 November 2011 at 1:52 pm

    Gay said, 

    Your work always has such vibrant immediacy. The photos enhance the vivid images you evoke with your words. Made you feel very close and let us know you! Well done!

  • 35

    On 30 November 2011 at 2:07 pm

    Sara said, 


    10 seconds…you’re FAST:~)I still haven’t figured half the bells and whistles on my camera. I know it has video somewhere in in, but haven’t found it yet.

    That a big turkey you had. It looks like you had fun.

    Hey, if you get a chance, stop by Chris’s site at I think you guys could make some good music together. He’s got an interesting idea he’s working on and you might be able to help.

  • 36

    On 30 November 2011 at 2:44 pm

    Sara said, 


    Oops. I should have given you the direct link to the post I wanted you to see at Chris’s site. Here it is:

  • 37

    On 30 November 2011 at 4:41 pm

    Jannie said, 

    HILARY!!! I shall return to YOUR comment later. :) Just saw it now, after writing all the below… Off to see what Chris Edgar is up to.

    Ahhh, Dearest Susan, the cable guy, Michael, has come and gone. And our new Funster Central wireless is hopping with the brand-new modem. Well, a good-used modem. Except, I am actually now at the library in my corner taking a break from putting “Do You Dream” in Finale notation for my singing lesson with Kalyani the wonder woman tomorrow. Kelly’s on some sites. But enough of all that. You did not have to cook. Only enjoy, be your beautiful self, and laugh with the ones you love. Your daughter is “all growed up.” I wonder how old Kelly will be when she first cooks Thanksgiving Dinner for me? :) Keep up the good behavior — Santa is watching. :) :) :)

    Dearest Patricia of the oven vexations… As you know, I am no longer in dishwasher vexations… I wonder what happy life your turkey had before he was sweetly put to sleep via Frank Sinatra tunes for your bodily sustenance. :) I bet he was a very happy free ranger, probably an incredible barnyard dancer too.. :) :) Anyhoo… my Dear… I’ve never had a convection oven, but saw on on tv. :) Ah, your bird may not find any “Home, Home” on your range anytime soon. Ooooo, the 8th of December! The 8th of December. Wish I could be there then beside you with my maracas and set my timer for you and I to smile together with your new household additon. Do you have much apple sauce in your freezer? And blanched cauliflower perhaps. I was only kiddinbg about teh turkey spit, but BBQ sounds neat. Many folks here deep fry their whole turkey. Not my cup of turkey, but hey — our little differences make the love go ’round!! :)

    Dearest Gay — it made me smile to refer to this stuff as “my work” :) :) :) And smile nicely inside too. Yep, the olde “poem work” keeps me busy, and pretty-much out of trouble. :) The maraca shaking keeps me in donuts and Sierra Pale Ale. Ooooo, Virbrance! Immediacy! I love those words! And my life’s an open book, so whether you want to or not — I guess you do get to see who I am. :) Might even show you my messy closets soon, to be inspired to organize them for a before-and-after post. :) Thanks. I guess for this post the words enhanced the photos? :)

    And WOW — Sara Dearest TWICE IN A ROW!!! I AM the luckiest blogger I know! Thanks for the thoughts and links, dear girl. It was a 13-lber, as I recall. All gone now but one wing sitting out on the counter waiting to see what we will do to it next. Probably send it off with a blessing to dance with the spirit of Patricia’s organic free range bird still in her neighbor’s freezer. I LOVE Chris Edgar and his music!!! What a sweet, talented guy! And a great friend to so many of us. I’ll zip on over now and check it out!! THANKS. Oh, and LOL on you for not knowing how to do your video!! Look for the little icon that should look like a videocam.


  • 38

    On 30 November 2011 at 7:34 pm

    Jannie said, 

    Wow, Hilary, what a grand plan for London! That park sounds big and going to be a wonderful addition to an already happening town!! Great city, lots of amenities already there.

    Bats are great!!

    Birds are great!

    Hilary is great!


  • 39

    On 30 November 2011 at 8:06 pm

    Rosemary Nissen-Wade aka SnakyPoet said, 


  • 40

    On 1 December 2011 at 10:24 am

    sheila said, 

    Great post!!!! I noticed several things in this post — kelly is getting incredibly tall!!!!!!!! Your dining room is beautifully decorated and I love the color scheme!!!! I love that you are holding morraca’s (how the hell do you spell that? lol) while everyone is getting dinner doled out, lol!

    I did NOT notice my basket until you pointed it out, thank you!!!!!!! How funny, I totally need to get my eyes checked! (for real, it’s been 4 years!)

    Have a ZenSational Day my dear friend!

  • 41

    On 1 December 2011 at 8:00 pm

    J.D. Meier said, 

    The power of Jannie in action … making meaning and magic out of every moment. Well done.

  • 42

    On 1 December 2011 at 10:13 pm

    G-Man said, 

    I fed 3 people as well.
    And it was STILL Thanksgiving wasn’t it?

  • 43

    On 2 December 2011 at 1:50 am

    Caity said, 

    Haha Jannie you are too cute! Looks like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  • 44

    On 2 December 2011 at 7:58 am

    Jannie said, 

    Dearest Rosemary, thanks! I think it shall change my life forever. Was hoping to pake a pic of Kelly and me with our guitars out by the rose bush, but it’s supposed to rain all day. BUT… rain is great after this prolonged drought.

    Dearest Sheila, yep The Kelly Belle is shooting up a lot this year. Must be all that public school cafeteria cooking. :) She’s still very petite for her age, tho. Wants to take ballet again, not that you asked but… :) And cheer, in addition to her gymnastics. What a kid!! Yay, someone else who can’t spell, like me. :) Well, it’s only half your basket so I can see why you missed it. Yep, I drink Traditional Medicinals, love they’re individually packaged, and I keep them in there! Nice and handy to the mugs and microwave. And Sheila, I’ve never had my eyes checked — they’ve always been blue!!!! Grooooooaaaannnn. :) :)

    And there is dearest j.D. with alliteration to beat the band. And I hear the band is pretty hard to beat!! :) Always a treat to see you, J.D.

    And speaking of treats…. there is G-Man. I suppose it’s always thanksgiving in our hearts. And will forever be in this post which millions and millions shall read today! :)

    And there’s another treat — Caity-kins. Oh shoot, I am TOO cute!! Well, I best be a-toning that down. I’ll skip the mascara next time. :) :)


  • 45

    On 2 December 2011 at 10:14 am

    Aimee said, 

    Happy Belated (USA) Thanksgiving! :) That pic with you and the turkey is very Martha-Stewart-esque. Next you’ll have to post how-to pictures of you folding fitted sheets or piping cupcakes. Just don’t end up in prison, OK?

  • 46

    On 2 December 2011 at 1:01 pm

    Jannie said, 

    Ah-ha!! Miss Aimee. You know, I commented a few times on Martha’s blog. Maybe 3 years ago. Nice pix over on her site. I imagine she reads me daily. :) :) Ahh, prison — adoided it so far some how!! :) :) I know — amazing. :) Folding fitted sheets — yes, I could show you that. Piping cupcakes. Quite possibly. :) For sure — how to tie an eyeglass leg back on with a twist tie wire. :) but hey — doesn’t EVERYBODY know how to do the latter??

    Now….. off to find my pic of 3 pecan trees on a sun-backlit hill.

    Then…… put on a little make-up, make-up (make sure they get your good side, good side.) Be QUIET, who was that Billy Idol? :)

    Anyway — big run to the P.O. today. Then for some natural sodas, blue corn chips and well… that’s about all I can afford today. :) I do already have watermelon, yummy burgers and buns, ketchup, organic sweet relish and a bit of cheddar. Will get some more cheap cheddar if I still have some bucks left. :)

    Gonna wear my lucky blue hat. Cute, but able to turn down the brim to shade my delicate complexion. And makes me appear quite wonderfully spy-like in the process.

    Oh, and I think BB sees a squirrel for the top of his ladder, so there’ll be photoshopping to do too today. But that will most likely have to wait until Kelly’s here with her friends after school.

    And other stuff that will unfold in laughter today. Fun I’m sure!


  • 47

    On 2 December 2011 at 6:07 pm

    Alice Audrey said, 

    I take it maraca shaking is an everyday occurrence in your household.

    That is a very cute assistant. Love her hair brushed over like that.

  • 48

    On 2 December 2011 at 6:24 pm

    Jannie said, 

    Pretty-much, Dear Alice Audrey!!! In fact, Kelly has 2 girls from her class her now. They worked on a school project, and ended up making it a song! Elizabeth on guitar, which she can really play — at 10 – Kara on bells and Kelly on maracas, said ones in photo.

    Yes, Kelly’s growing out her bangs, and it was a last-second swoop by me to get it off her face for the photo. Do I freaking rock on occasion, or what??!!!

    Love you, Girl! Been thinking about you!

    Now, to put up a new post. I think. :)


  • 49

    On 3 December 2011 at 10:44 am

    Alice Audrey said, 

    Yeah, I could tell it’s Kelly, though she sure has changed since the pictures of her broken arm. (I’m never going to be able to get that out of my head.)

    Hey, sounds like they were responding to your fine musical influence.

  • 50

    On 4 December 2011 at 2:50 pm

    Caty said, 

    So much fun!! Those camera timers can be tricky ;)

  • 51

    On 5 December 2011 at 11:54 am

    Heather said, 

    Ha! This is fantastic! What a great capture of your family, methinks not only photographically but energetically as well! :-D

  • 52

    On 6 December 2011 at 6:22 am

    Jannie said, 

    Oh, hi — 3 ladies!!

    Yes, And let’s hope, Alice Audrey, Kelly keep any more broken bones at bay!! :) Wow, it’s been a whole, like 18 months since her last one!!!

    Hi Caty — awesome to see you again. Yes, and my next camera will be an even better one. One day! But considering I had only my iPhone before this Kodak Z981, I’m laffin’ now!!!

    HEATHER, MY DEAREST!!!!!!! Whooohoooooo. SO great to see YOU!!! Yep, fun energy. And if this rain ever stops, I’ll get me and Kelly out for that photoshoot with our guitars.

    THANK YOU, all!!!!


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