Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Sister Sandy "The Wench"

Here's Sister Sandy in her pirate's wench costume. Didn't work today because of the weather so I'm sitting at the computer. Lena if your checking I'm working on the second fingerless mitt. I'll have it to you before spring I promise.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Miss Madee's fancy shoes

Well back to work tomorrow. New year countdown begins.
I'm working on Lenas fingerless gloves. One down one to go.

Getting ready for the New Year

Out with the old and in with the new. Been there done that ready for a fresh start. It's been a busy year with lots of changes for everybody. New babies, new pups, and even a few new recipes. Hope you all had a merry Christmas. I'm off to make up a resolution or two.
Love you

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry, Merry Christmas

Good morning... hopefully your stockings were full.
love ya

Merry Christmas All

Here's wishing you a very merry Christmas.
Be Happy, Stay well, and take care of one another...

Thursday, December 24, 2009

One of "the guys"

This is one of the "bachelors" in the finch cage here at Perdueville. He hangs out with "Arrow" while "Amelia" and "Pretty boy" make a cozy couple. There seems to be a competition to see who can build the best nest. The boys try real hard. I think they are trying to impress Amelia. Alas I think she's quite happy with Pretty boy.
Okay enough rambling about birds.
Merry Christmas Eve everybody.
Stay safe, happy, and watchout for each other.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Grandma Lou

Here's a "Painting" of mom... I like it. Hope she does...

Monday, December 21, 2009

Karl and Rusty....

Ahhhhhhhhhh.... sweet isn't it? love you guys.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

The first of many "portraits"

Having fun ant the McDonald family christmas gig. Here's Cher and Vonnie. Lookin good girls!

Friday, December 18, 2009

The Countdown...

Okay. Made it through the week. Christmas is definately coming. Hope you are all having a "blissful" preparation time for all the festivities ahead. I'm looking forward to the new year and the new and improved me that will instantly take over the old worn out me. It will be marvelous... trust me.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Hmmmm... here's looking at you

Miss Madelynn

Hmmmmm.... it's the glasses... or the gene pool.

Morning. it's thursday and I should be heading out the door however my ipod is needing to fix itself. I can't go to work without something to listen to besides my own thoughts....

Be good to yourselves and have a terrific day

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

A Project for a photography forum

Okay, so I had to come with a photo that would be Holiday"ish" and represent me a little bit. I took the photo of the star out on our patio and put it into photoshop, added the greeting, and then took the photo. Ahh too much fun. Not getting much else done though. Oh well, there's always tomorrow.
Be well... and laugh much.

Christmas is coming... OH NO!!!

It's Wednesday the 16th... that means that Christmas is almost upon us. To tell you the truth I''ve been a little preoccupied with weather, layoff, Family health stuff and who knows what else. Today I think I shall begin to at least think about what I'm doing regarding this Holiday season. Maybe I'm just getting older. Little one's no longer dance around me chanting their "wants" list.
So here we go! Fresh start and all. (sound of clinking eggnog cups raised high)
Love you guys. Stay warm, toasty and dry.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Happy Birthday Sissie!!!!

Happy Birthday Les... Love you,

Love these vintage trailers

Good morning...
Let's try this again. I am going to work today, hopefully. I've enjoyed the time off but I'm getting a little to comfortable staying at home. This picture is of some of the "fly girl's" vintage trailers. They are a bunch of gals really into flyfishing and they all tow around customized old trailers. Love it. There are more like these at
What do you say girl's? Looks like fun. I'm gonna keep my eye out for an oldie to restore.

Monday, December 14, 2009

After the Crash

It's Monday morning and there is just enough snow on the ground to keep me from working. Yesterday my laptop decided to bluescreen me and crash. I was able to save some stuff while in safe mode but had to completely reboot to get everything up and going. I am diligently re-installing the most important programs all of which seem to take a very long time. I had to search my stash to find a photo to put up... will work on finding something a little more seasonal. Back on track foodwise and soing really well although it's only 9:30 in the morning. A nice piece of sprouted grain bread (thanks Ferol), an egg and a small bowl of raisen bran (no sugar). The finches are singing in the background and the "spouse" is settling in to a good book.
My short term goals for today:
Set up laptop
Organize photo workflow
Eat healthy good for me food
Prepare myself for returning to work tommorrow (off a week weather related)
Take care and be inspiring

Saturday, December 12, 2009

A rainy day

Okay so I'm obsessed with photoshop...

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Looking through old photos

Hey Amber... this one's for you

Thursday, December 3, 2009

I can't believe it's December

Still playing around with photoshop. That's what happens when you don't have tv. I've actually been knitting a little so will try to post some pics. Love you guys...

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Little Brother

I'm loading up a bunch of my favorite photos on smugmug.
http://www.rlperdue.smugmug.com (link on sidebar)
You never know who's face will show up there :)

Sunday, November 29, 2009

New residents at the Perdue Homestead

But wait there's more... two more to be exact.
We love having the sound of happy zebra finches in the house. (and we don't have to walk them)

Another picture of Remmington

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Little Remington (sketch)

Isn't he cute?

Turkey Day Portraits

A couple of artsy pictures of Les and Dusty...

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Monday, November 23, 2009


Playing with photos again here's the lovely Nicole...

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Cooool video

Gotta check this out... brilliant

Monday, November 2, 2009

Kids and their kids

Karl's "mini me" and Annie's little frog....

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Can't believe it's November already

It's November already. Daylight savings which means I won't have to go to work in the dark but it also means that I will feel like I'm working overtime at the end of the day. Jodi if you are reading this I am going to remember to call you on your birthday. I better write a note to myself though just in case. Hope you are all doing well. I will be posting some new pics of the grandbabies and the people that spawned them.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Buff Boy

Here you are son in all your glory...Good Job!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Sweet Peas

I absolutely love the smell of sweetpeas. A customer gave me a bunch to take home the other day. Filled the house with that sweet fragrance.
Back on the proverbial lowcarb stick. it's always a little tough to get going but I fell so much better when living it. Trying to dust myself off and just carry on if I go sideways. Also back at curves. Happy Thursday!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

More Madee and Max

Can't Believe it's the middle of August

Madee's three!!! Hard to believe but actually she's seemed a bit older all along.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Me and Max

I got to watch little Max tonight for a while while his mom and dad were out and about. We did really well while Papa George was home. Little max was a happy little camper until he stopped what he was doing, looked about and realized mom wasn't around. Then the brew ha ha began. I think the neighbors thought I was beating him. He didn't want to be held so he crawled (or swam) across the floor hollering, sucking on his binky which he can cleverly put back into his mouth, and then hollering again... I soon found that when he threw his binky I could move it a little further away so he could crawl and expend more energy. It seemed to work. By the time Carey returned he was a peaceful little fella. Of course all smiles when mom came in. What a hoot....

Nicely done I think

Okay so not so much glam but still pretty good.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Glamour Carey Shot

Carey I hope you don't mind me playing with your photos... I kinda like this "vintage glamour" thing. Click on the picture to make it full size. The smaller size doesn't do it justice... mom in law

Thursday, July 30, 2009

ahhh.... back to photoshop

It's been so hot and I've been so cranky. I cleared off my workspace, moving my sewing stuff so I could spread out my pen tablet and play with photoshop. Took my mind off the heat. Well sort of...

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Busy, busy busy

Been a little busy so have fallen way behind in my blogging. George will be going to Oregon to pick up the rest of our stuff tomorrow. Hmmm where will we put it. A lot of it will go into the "man-cave" with spouse's motorcycle. As you can see I've been adding goodies to the household. Love my new sewing machine. And the Espresso whoo hoo I'm in heaven.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Beer Butt Chicken

Had a great time at Karl and Careys. Beer But chicken was on the menu. Caught Karl and Dustin working on their tans....

Thursday, June 18, 2009

The Apartment

Well we are here... Moving in with some of our stuff ( all we could fit into the truck and the jeep)
I started work today, and it felt good to be back although semi-retired was a nice gig for awhile. George potted up some geraniums and herbs for me on the patio. Hopefully they will get enough sun. As you can see in the pictures the apt. is looking a little sparse though I think it makes it look bigger. The bathroom is huge though so makes it feel luxurious. I am having fun and will get back on the stick in the weeks ahead.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Friday, May 22, 2009

Happy Memorial Weekend

Have a safe and happy holiday. George and I went camping last weekend to beat the crowd. It was a little chilly in the mountains but a nice time. We are looking forward to Annie's Baby shower/ Pirate extravaganza at Leslie's hope to see you there.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Ta Dah!!! Almost forgot...

This has absolutely nothing to do with this seaweed encrusted boat...
Curves update week one
Jodi down 3.75
Me 6.5
Whoo hoo! now we are on phase 2 (as of last Monday)
This means that we get an extra 300 calories making a total of 1500. This goes on for 3 weeks when we move to phase 3 which will be fairly high cal. for the next 2-3 weeks. I guess it's all about the metabolism and switching it up. We are on the Higher Protein plan but we take it a little further and seem to take in fewer carbs but more fat, staying withing the cal. guide lines but we like the flavor of real food as opposed to "lowfat" and it seems to be working. A big thing with this plan is to have 2 snacks each day. It keeps us from getting really hungry.
phase 2:
breakfast 300
snack 200
lunch 400
snack 200
Dinner 400

Will continue to update our progress. PS we weigh in officially at curves so we get an accurate account.

Hmmmm.... it's snack time. Love ya

Wednesday, May 13, 2009