Sunday, June 11, 2017

Share Some Photos!

I really enjoy seeing others' photos and sharing mine as well.  I'm on Facebook, Instagram and SnapChat - Yes, this 60+ year old lady is SnapChatting.  I love technology and have never been intimidated by learning new things.  I am a Regional Manager for a software company, so working with technology is a constant for me.  I decided to put the photos for this swap on my blog, and I hope you enjoy the visit.  Thanks for stopping by -- and feel free to share your pictures with me too -- I'd love to see them!

My first photo is a selfie I took to share with my co-workers last Monday.  Our HR Manager put together a cute Power Point of all the selfies she received, so I snapped this one.  Now you can see what I look like.  I'm much more comfortable taking the pictures, instead of being in them!

And while I'm talking about work - I'm sharing my new project management board that I put together a few weeks ago.  I read about Kanban and Agile Project Management, and thought I might be able to use something like that myself.  I color-coded each task and I really like having everything right in front of me.  I know it's probably not super-exciting photo subject matter, but I love it!

This picture is my parakeet named Kiwi.  I just took this last weekend, and sadly, Kiwi passed away on Wednesday.  She lived longer than most parakeets, but I still felt bad when she died.  

Part of me wanted to rush out and get another parakeet, but I decided to wait a few days.  Yesterday, I brought home 2 finches and they seem to be adapting just fine.  My daughter named them Sonny & Cher.  We're hoping they're both males, as I really don't want any finch babies!  But they're very cute, and I hope they like their new home.  

Here's one of my favorite photos I took earlier this year when my son was visiting from Tennessee.  He brought his dog with him - Pica - she lived here when he was college and couldn't have a pet.  She's a handful, but I do miss her!  My dog is the black & white one.  Her name is Leia, and she is the most laid-back dog ever.  Both dogs were adopted from shelters.

I'm also sharing some pictures of my kids.  I made this collage showing them as babies and now as young adults.  They're the loves of my life and I'm so proud of both of them!  

I'll leave you with this one.  Caught a beautiful sunset out in the country last weekend!  

Hope you enjoyed the photos -  Look me up on Instagram or SnapChat.  Thanks for visiting, and for being part of the swap.  Please post a rating so I know you've received this.  

Friday, June 2, 2017

My favourite picture of the month May

Hello Swappers and Friends!  May was a busy month and I'm excited to share some of my favorite photos with you!

This first photo is my first-ever contribution to National Postcard Week here in the USA.  I sent out close to 100 of these, and received as many back from other swappers.  

If you're interested in seeing others' offerings, or in participating next time around, visit this site:  NATIONAL POSTCARD WEEK

Next up is a photo I snagged from my son's girlfriend's Instagram.  She moved to California, and he's still living in Tennessee, so the long-distance thing is tough!  My son is a 'hopeless romantic' like his Dad and he flew across the country to surprise her.  Crazy kids!

One of my favorite things about warmer weather is the opening of our farmers markets.  

I started a weight loss program back in November, and have done really well with it.  I eat 30 grams of protein with every meal, and limit carbs.  When I bought this large bag of dog food, it struck me just how much weight I've lost.  That bag is HEAVY and bulky!  To think that I was carrying even more than that around every day was quite eye-opening.  No wonder I feel so much better!

 I've been trying to walk my dog at least 5 days a week... We like the dog park not too far from here.  Leia is the black & white sweetie in these photos:

My last two pictures come from dance recital season.  The one on the left is my daughter with a little ballerina named Addie, who's the daughter of her friends Drew and Megan.  The collage on the right comes from an old photo album of mine, with several pix from my daughter's recitals when she was little. I asked my daughter how it felt to be on "this side" of the recital, and I could tell she was stoked.  I have to admit that I was too -- I love seeing my daughter grow up, and dance was a big part of her life, as well as mine.


And, I'll leave you with this -- I'm ALWAYS ready for summer!

Thanks for visiting my blog.  If we're partners on Swap-bot, thanks for posting a rating for me.  And even if you're not partnered to send to me, I'd love to see your photos too!  Thanks a bunch, and have a great month!