January 10, 2018

2017: A Year in Photos

Welcome to the 9th installment of my Year in Photos. I cannot believe another year is done. Of course, I say that every year. It was another year of very few photos and just like last year, I put them all together in a video along with my most played song for that month.

I have high hopes though that 2018 will be much better when it comes to taking more photos. I finally bought a new computer (good-bye Windows Vista!) and I am looking forward to maybe my computer actually acknowledging my big-girl camera now. I say maybe because I just bought the computer a couple of days ago and I haven't done anything with it yet. Hopefully, it doesn't take me too long to get used to Windows 10.

Thank you for watching.

January: "Celeste" by Ezra Vine

February: "Oh Sailor" by Mr Little Jeans

March: "Spark" by Fitz and the Tantrums

April: "Barco de Papel" by Gustavo Galindo

May: "Atlas Hands" by Benjamin Francis Leftwich

June: "When U Love Somebody" by Fruit Bats

July: "1996" by The Wombats

August: "Chicago" by Sufjan Stevens

September: "Hero" by Family of the Year

October: "The Wake" by a-ha

November: "Wait" by M83

December: "Parachute" by Ingrid Michaelson

November 6, 2017


I am so behind in getting things done. I have photos I want to post online but I have a need to post it all in chronological order and needless to say, I am behind. I'm currently posting photos from September in November. Nothing like it being Christmas time and I am over here posting Jack-O-Lanterns. It's not like there are a lot of photos either. I rarely take any now. I don't even want to talk about my 2017 daily 1-second a day video project. I barely started choosing my daily snippets for April, last week. I think I need to choose just one thing and get it all caught up before I work on something else.

What do you do when you have a ton of stuff you want to get done? Any tips or tricks you can share with me?

Posting September photos in November

November 1, 2017

100 days ago

I find it hard to believe that it has been 100 days since I have been here. Time sure does pass by quickly when I am off doing nothing. I figured it was time that I tried out this blogging thing again.

I guess when the laptop hasn't been turned on for a while, the battery dies. Oops. I also only seem to have 20 MB of free space available on this thing. I really don't think I can put off getting a new computer any longer. If only I could decide on just what kind to get. I keep flip-flopping between a laptop or a desktop.

Nothing much has really been going on around here. Back in July, I did chop off my hair. So that's something. I went from having hair halfway down my back to above my shoulders. The last time I had my hair this short was 30-years ago. I have to admit though, I do like it. I may even cut it again. The natural silver white highlights are a bonus.

Look who got herself up early on a weekend to go out for breakfast!

It's all gone.

So, tell me... What have you been up to for the past 100 days? What's been happening in your neck of the woods?

July 24, 2017


Sometimes I wish that I had kept my blog more annonymous. Back at the beginning it was all about sharing with family and sharing with others. The goal was to get people to read whatever I posted. I really wanted to have people that knew me, read my blog. But now... now I am hesitant to write.

Sometimes I toy with the idea of creating a new private blog. I would love to just write in a simple journal but my fear of people reading said journal has kept me from writing. It's not like I have tons of personal stuff to write, or maybe I do, but to have the option to write whatever I want without it getting back to say... my Mother, would be great.

Sometimes I just stop blogging. I haven't turned on the computer since I did my taxes back in April. My Dad is sick and he is not going to get better.

April 12, 2017

F is for Failing

I really seem to be failing in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge this year. I don't know, it just doesn't seem to be as much fun as it has been in previous years. There's a whole different vibe to it this year.

Am I the only one that feels this way?

April 10, 2017

E is for Everyday

I don't know what it is about daily challenges that intrigues me, but I always feel the need to do them.

I find that for most of the daily projects that I take on, I actually complete. Although, there are some that never really had the chance. Like creating an index-card-a-day and working in my mini moleskine art journal. The time to work on them daily just isn't there. So, I just do what I can, when I can.

Then there are the photo-a-day challenges, where I take everyday photos every day for a year. I do pretty well on taking a photo each day but when it comes sharing the photo with others or online, it can take me years.

(click photo to go to each project's album)

My most recent daily project has been to take a one second video of each day. At the end of the year, I mash all the video snippets together to make a yearly video. I recently posted a blog post with my video for 2016 but I will post it again below. I really look forward to creating a 2017 yearly video of the everyday every day.

April 6, 2017

D is for Disqus

Talk to me about Disqus.

Do you use Disqus for comments on your blog?

I have thought about using Disqus, but I always change my mind. It's not like I get a ton of comments, but I wonder if Disqus would just be better/easier than using Blogger's native commenting system. I think I worry most about the comments not being linked to the blog anymore and disappearing if I ever stop using Disqus. I believe that has been an issue in the past. Is it still an issue today?

So, tell  me... What do I need to know?

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