Archive for January, 2010

Sunday Stills – Moods & Emotions

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on January 17, 2010 by TheEggGatherer

This week’s challenge is to create moods and emotions in the viewer, not the moods or emotions  of the author of this blog.

Check out all the “moods & emotions” at Sunday Stills:

http://sundaystills.wordpress.com

Thanks for stopping by.

Sharon – the egg gather

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18 Days

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on January 14, 2010 by TheEggGatherer

I can’t believe that 18 days could go by so quickly!  I am appreciative that it was 18 days and not the 12 that was originally planned.  It gave us more time to visit and be with family and friends.  We had a quiet Christmas day at home – see the earlier post about UPDATE…… – had New Years’s Eve with my Aunt and Cousins, had another Christmas celebration with my Brother and family the following weekend, and then dinner here and there with family members and friends.  Finally, this past weekend we invited them all back to our house for an open house on Sunday afternoon and evening.  It was a whirlwind, but lots of fun.  As you can imagine, there was plenty of food everywhere we went.  B kept saying that he had PFTs in a couple weeks after returning his home and that he needed to not eat so much “stuff”.  I have a feeling that he will be working all those calories off during the next few days trying to get ready for his next trip.  It’s moving time again for him and he’s trying to get everything packed up and in storage.  While he was home he managed to get in some deer hunting, we had a few card games and of course some partying with his friends.  Couldn’t leave that out!  

Well, as promised to Dibear, here are some photos of our visit:

  Our family.

Here’s Grandma checking out B’s tats.  Actually, this one is in memory of my Dad.  It’s a celtic cross – the Murphy cross – with his name above it.

Here he is doing what kids do best – playing.  I think he’s out-numbered!

Buddies 4 life!  This is one of the kids that was next door to us.  They have all been friends since they were born.  It’s great to have wonderful neighbors and friends!  

B returned to the west coast this past Tuesday.  When we arrived at the airport we dropped him off so he could pick up his ticket and boarding pass while we parked the truck.  When we entered the airport he told us they needed our IDs so they could issue security passes for us to go with him to the gate and wait for his plane.  That was so nice to get to spend that extra time with him.  Thanks to the airline officials for their coöperation during these times.  To us as the families, every hour is precious.  Then it was time to say ‘so-long’ and ‘hurry home to us again’.  We waited in the corridor until the plane pulled out of sight.  It was a long walk back to the parking garage with a few stops and looks back over our shoulders on the way.  When you say your prayers, please say an extra one for our military guys and gals that keep us free and safe.  As for now, it’s hurry up and wait until the final orders are given.  Tully and I are going for a walk and maybe check on the neighbors chickens and think and pray.

Til the next time – Sharon – the egg gather

Sunday Stills – Best of ’09

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on January 10, 2010 by TheEggGatherer

Here are my favorites from the 2009 challenges.  My first is of my Grandpa Brown’s tobacco barn.  It may not be the best of composition but it brings back a lot of memories to me and the fact that it is not longer standing – they tore it down shortly after the pictures were taken.

 My second choice is a macro shot of one of my favorite day lilies – Agnes Schumate.

Hope you enjoy these and please checkout all the favorites of 2009 at:  http://sundaystills.wordpress.com

New Year Update

Posted in Uncategorized on January 8, 2010 by TheEggGatherer

OK, this is all words, no pictures, just words.  Here’s what’s going on in our lives since the last time I posted.  I’ll begin with December 24, got to airport to pick up Marine son at 8:02 pm, no plane till 9:40 pm, then 10 pm then back to 9:40 – walked to the other terminal where they have Starbucks, yes,he actually got there at 9:30.  Waited on luggage…………. finally, walked to the truck and headed home.  Planning on other son being there so we could catch up on news, but he called at 12:20 am (it’s Christmas by now, Santa was to be here and we were still up, what to do?) and said the computers were down at work and didn’t know when he would be home.  He arrived at 2:20 am, we were in bed.  Don’t ask me is Santa had been here yet, all I know is that when I got up later the cookies were gone, the milk glass was half empty and the bottle of Bailey’s Irish Creme was on the table with the lid off.  He must have had a rough night too.  All those crazy people still up roaming around at that time of the morning disrupting his deliveries!    YEAH, it’s Christmas morning, again, had a very quiet relaxing day.  Since then it’s been a dead run.  Trying to get family together to visit before Marine son had to return to his sunny home – I emphasize sunny – it’s snowed and the sun hasn’t shined, shone or whatever the word is since he’s been here – BUT, we’ve had fun.  He’s caught up with a lot of his friends and family has stopped by to visit.  Thought he was leaving for the sunny place  this past Thursday, but low and behold, on Monday night he found out he could stay awhile longer.  Call the airline, call the big guy on base and change plans.  He’s still here, snoozing away as I write this, yeah!!  We called all the family and friends that we’d invited in for a get-together on Wednesday night and changed it to Sunday afternoon.  Dear Lord, I’m getting to old for all this running and changing of minds – BUT, we’re having fun.  Speaking of running, I don’t run anymore, and the mind thing, I don’t think I have one or if I do, it’s very slow and lagging.  It’s been a wonderful visit with him and everyone else that we’ve seen.  This morning I’m off to the chiropractor to get an adjustment and massage, ahhhh, I can hardly wait.  Then off to the historical society to help and then off to his friend’s house for supper and some cards tonight.  Tomorrow we’ll prepare for the folks all coming in on Sunday and then early next week we’ll be heading for the airport again.  This time it will not be as anticipated as the last trip there.  It will be a long time until we see him again and the 2000 plus miles that separate us now will seem like a short distance compared to where he will be for the next several months, BUT we’ve had fun!  If you read this and are in our neck of the woods on Sunday, stop by, but be sure to where your longjohns(I could go for a longjohn from White’s bakery right now, mmmmm. In case you’re wondering, they are long, cream filled doughnuts with icing on top) and mittens, it’s cold here, BUT we’re going to have fun!  I’ll have pictures next week so stop back by then and remember to say a prayer for our military, both here in the United States and around the world.  God bless them all.  Until next time, I don’t have any eggs to gather, but I have some to crack and bake with(more pounds on the butt), I think it will pound cake this weekend, that’s his fav.  WE’RE HAVING FUN!

I’m off to crack some eggs and bake – Sharon