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Glitter, Glue, Paint, Sparkle, And Corks

Posted by terrepruitt on November 25, 2022

I have decided to do some homemade Christmas gifts. Crafting never goes as planned. But I have fun. I love the paint, the glitter, and the glue. I don’t, however, like cork. It does not behave. Here is our dining room table a mess with “crafting”. How was your Thanksgiving weekend? I am squeezing in my Friday Photo post and back to painting and glittering I go!

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November Sunset

Posted by terrepruitt on November 18, 2022

Ha! So many of my photos are from this perspective. This is out my office window and as you can see – I think you will agree – it is a great vantage point to see the sunset. The photos are taken through a screen so sometimes there is that “screen” (dirty screen to be exact) effect, but this one actually looks like I have a filter on, but I don’t. My husband and I often run upstairs to see the sunset or the moon because we get a good view from up there.

This is a November 2022 sunset for my Friday Photo. I hope you enjoy!

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Cleaning Up The MarkUps

Posted by terrepruitt on November 14, 2022

I just learned something and I am so excited about it.  You may not be a fraction of excited as I am.  I belong to a lot of Facebook groups where people are often asking “where is this?”, “how do I?”, “where can I?”, “what does it look like?”, so I am constantly taking screen shots and circling things and using the arrows.  But that arrow has confounded me many times.  I want it to point right at a specific spot but it never quite gets there.  And don’t get me started on moving it and keeping it straight.  Anyway . . .

While scrolling endlessly on Instagram this guy said if I had an iPhone I had I had to stop scrolling to learn this.  So I did.  And he was right!

If you draw a circle, oval, square, rectangle, line, arrow, heart, or star with the “markup” tool you can keep your finger on it and it will “perfect” it.  My circles never look very good and my lines are often kinda wobbly.  Well draw and hold and the phone will make it pretty!

So excited!  What about you?

Can you tell which ones I drew and didn’t hold my finger on?

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Thank You, Vets.

Posted by terrepruitt on November 11, 2022

As is often the case, I am rushing to post a Friday Photo.  Had I thought about it, I would have posted a picture relating to Veterans Day.  But instead I will post a picture from my Rose Garden visit earlier this year.  I don’t even know if these are on the same bush.  And I will say to thank all those who have served and sacrificed so much, without a picture to post that reflects that.  I am grateful for all that they and their families have sacrificed.

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Making It Stop

Posted by terrepruitt on November 7, 2022

Ahh-haa! I’ve got it! The real way to get people to vote. Ok, I know it is a privilege and as a woman I know it was a hard won one, but it is such a challenge.  I feel pretty confident in saying that we all know that our devices spy on us.  Most of us have experienced a situation where we were looking on the internet or talking to someone about something and the next thing you know there is an ad for it showing up on your device.  We know marketing is insidious.  They pretty much can know what we have done, are doing, or are going to do so I want them to put that to constructive use.  Instead of having reminders on Facebook and Twitter, and ads with celebrities telling us to vote why don’t they make it so once we DO vote we no longer have to see or receive any more voting propaganda?  They would stop showing us the endless ads and sending all the flyers.

Both the ads and the flyers are beyond ridiculous and the amounts in which they are done (both played and sent) are on the verge of harassment!!!  This year is the first year in a long time that I was done before election day . . . yet I have still been suffering through all of the ridiculous ads.   And the mailers . . . . my word, it amazes me that these politicians have the gall to say they are concerned about the environment yet I have stacks and stacks of flyers that just get thrown away.  It could be set up that big-bang-boom–you did your civic duty you don’t have to suffer through all the endless crap! If they can send me ads for things I’ve looked for and talked about they can stop the ads once my ballot has been dropped off/mailed.

If voting would make the stuff stop I think some of us might be encouraged to do it sooner.  I think THAT would be a good use of all the technology they have been creating!  Wouldn’t that be cool?

Do you get tired of the ads on TV?  Do you have a garbage can full of mailers that you didn’t even look at? (Maybe you looked at them, but your garbage is still full of them.)

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Another Orange Rose Garden Rose

Posted by terrepruitt on November 4, 2022

This may be the same type as the one I posted on October 21, 2022, as you may know, I didn’t note the types of roses as I was walking through the garden, but we DID notice that they have more than one place for some of them.  At first we just thought they looked the same, but then we did think we saw some duplicates.  Still pretty so I am posting this orange rose for my Friday Photo.

I love flowers and I hope you enjoy!

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Cool Temps, Sun, A Book, And A Lovely Mug

Posted by terrepruitt on October 31, 2022

We do not need another mug in the house.  I have already said this on Twitter after I bought – yes, bought this mug.  I really liked everything about it.  The color, the design, the shape, the size, and the fact that the handle is high on the mug itself.  It is a great mug.  I like to use all our different mugs, but I do have a few favorites and this is now one of them.

And then last week I posted how I love our winters and was reminded by a friend that it is actually fall – snap!  My point was that our winters are mellow (not much different than fall/autumn) and both seasons bring temps that actually allow me to sit outside in the sun.  I enjoyed the rest of my coffee outside while listening to a book.

What I find funny when I look at the mug is, I bought it loving the bird on it, but didn’t even notice the heart until I got it and really looked at it.  There are a few hearts on it.  It is a great mug . . . even though it was not needed.  🙂

Does your household have a lot of mugs?  What are you reading/listening to?

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Nessa In October

Posted by terrepruitt on October 28, 2022

Pink toes, green eyes, and pink chin.  One of our beautiful girls.

Nessa in a Friday Photo.

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Reminds Me Of Our Yard Roses

Posted by terrepruitt on October 21, 2022

This rose reminds me of our yard roses.  The ones we used to have.  When we first moved in we had a rose bush with very orange roses.  Over the years they have adjusted color.  This one is sweet.  And, yes, even though the roses are clearly labeled at the Rose Garden I did not take pictures or the placards or make note of them.  I was just snapping pictures for my Friday Photo posts.

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Here Is A Bigger View

Posted by terrepruitt on October 14, 2022

Here is a view of a few of the rose bushes and the rows at the Rose Garden.  As you can see, yes, they all have placards, but I just get distracted by the roses and don’t think to take a picture of the names.

I think I have a few more photos I can use for my Friday Photo . . . I’m not done with the Rose Garden yet!

 

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