Showing posts from November, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Hoping that you all had a great Thanksgiving. I sure did. Family, laughs, good times and great food. Thanks to my brother, Ray and my sister in law, Lori for having Thanksgiving at their house which is big enough to hold us all and we all can move around. Love you guys. Everything was so nice. We all bring something but thanks really goes out to them for what they do and for allowing all to join in. We had turkey, ham, dressing, two kinds of sweet potatoes, creamed taters, and cheese taters. Baked beans and green beans, corn casserole and rolls. We had sweets, and sweets and more sweets! We were able to visit with each other, take family photo's and enjoy each other. My Thanksgiving was made even better when my nephew, Chase asked me to go with him after dark to downtown Nashville to photograph. Chase has recently gotten into photography and he wanted to do night shots of buildings and city shots. I was all to willing to join him and honored that he asked his FAVORITE aunt! Okay,

Grandson's Surgery

Yesterday my grandson, Dustin Jr., aka DJ, had surgery. He was born with a club foot a year ago. He did really well through the surgery and was able to go home in just a few hours. Being the CAMERA person I am, not only do I have my professional camera, I always have a point and shoot in my purse. So here are some pics of DJ after surgery. my daughter Amber with DJ after surgery in the holding room. After he woke up....not sure about that cast on his leg Looks like he is saying "this thing has to go" Pretty big cast for a little guy. Look at those eyes...still suffering from the effects of being put to sleep (that just sounds so wrong) and the pain meds. Thanks for stopping in, Pam

Wordless Wednesday

wedding I shot a yr. ago.

Hands and Stitches

Okay, so I had surgery on my hands, yes, both of them 11 days ago. For those just reading about this I had a cyst removed from my ring finger on the left hand and a bone spur from the thumb on the right hand. I have not been limited much on typing (that is my job) except for the first 4 or 5 days and it was a hunt and peck sort of thing. After that I can type, just not overdo it. The thumb is still swollen but both are healing nicely. My biggest issue is that I have to keep them dry. So washing your hands is fun! I normally wash the thumb and two fingers next to the thumb on the left. Washing the right hand is a bit better, I can hold the thumb out and wash the whole hand. I have learned to work with it. The next problem with keeping them dry is... showering and washing your hair. Yes folks, I have showered and I do wash my hair..daily! I have been wearing latex gloves with rubber bands at the wrist to keep water from running in. Not so bad except by the time the shower is over, I am r

I Heart Faces - Autumn Beauty

Hello...this is my first time to be a part of I Heart Faces at This shot is my niece, Holly. I had her out taking pics of her this weekend and this is one shot that I just love. Look at that face, laughter, smiles and fun. Thanks for stopping in, Pam


Caleb...just last fall Caleb and Nana (I) taken a couple of years ago. I am addicted to Facebook! I found it almost a year ago and I have been a daily visitor since, and I must add more then once a day ( I don't even count it ).... I have reconnected with friends from school (and I have been out a while), its a great way of keeping up with family in other states and just daily chit chat. Last week there was a post (can't remember who it started with) that asked you to post something that you are thankful for from then till Thanksgiving. I have posted that I am thankful for family, friends, my job, and my health so far. I was telling my sweet grandson, Caleb who is nine about this and then I asked him what he was thankful for. His reply, after just a second of thought was that he was thankful for his great family! That reply made his Nana happ


As the weather outside is getting cooler here in Nashville TN. the bugs are starting to venture indoors. That ranges from spiders (which I am deadly afraid of) to Ladybugs. As I sit at my desk at work I find those harmless little bugs all over the windows inside. Now our windows are sealed tight (suppose to be) but somehow these little bugs keep finding their way in. Today, I noticed I had rolled over one in my floor....oops, didn't see you there. With that a discussion got started here in the office about the color. I always thought of them being red with black spots. The ones that are here in the office are orange/red with black spots. So with that discussion of color I had to run to my favorite source of info...the internet. Had I had the internet in school I would have graduated with the highest honors and been the smartest one around. I read from it all the time. Anyway, this is what I found out. Did you know... Not all ladybugs are really ladies (course not...don't they n

Stair Redo

Morning all, This post is done in reply to a question that Gail at My Repurposed Life had. The stairs after the removal of the carpet. Your basic building material grade wood...not much to work with. And I really could not get into the expense of putting finished tops on the stairs or ripping these out and putting in all new. First I primed and painted the rise in white. I did not paint the over hang lip (for lack of knowing that it is actually called ), instead I stained it. But being that the stairs were not good grade wood or pretty enough to redo I went with this wood looking product. This is a product that I found at Lowes. It comes in strips of about 4 inches wide and....oops, forgot the actual lenght! Sorry.....But this stuff is easy to work with, it is your basic peel and still flooring only in strips. Cuts with sissors. My issue was that my stairs did not meet together and there was a gap there. So...the fix for that was corner round, stained. So there you have finis

Wordless Wednesday


True Story Tuesday -Hand Surgery

I found myself at a loss for True Story Tuesday this week and somewhat limited on being able to type something I decided to make that my True Story Tuesday. See last Friday I had hand surgery. Now leave it to me to not be able to leave it at one hand but I had to do both! Yep....I did. On my left hand ring finger I had a small cyst up from the joint. This had been here for years and only became an issue when I hit it on something. Now I can take pain very well but when I hit this small thing on my finger, I actually would get sick at my stomach. See picture below, not very big. Like I said, it had been there for years and I would not have done anything with it.....UNTIL....... this thing popped up on my right thumb. It was a bit more of an issue for one, it looked bad. For another it was starting to bother me so I went to the doctor to see about them. Dummy me thinking this was an office fix! NOT. It was going to require surgery, out patient to remove these. Well, I figure

Give Away

I so love a free product to try. A few weeks ago I actually won a Hazelaid necklace made out of Hazelwood and I am wearing it now. Lauren over at Green Peas Review is having another give away. Her blog is where I won the necklace. Go check her out at Today she is offering a give away from Crunchy Clean Laundry Detergent. Crunchy Clean is all natural and environmental friendly detergent. Worth looking into and giving it a try. So go by the above sight and check them out also. Sounds very interesting. Thanks Lauren for getting these offers together. Pam

Just a Few Hints

The other day a woman at work made the comment that her shoes squeaked. So I shared my fix that I learned via the internet. Lifting up the in sole of your shoe and sprinkling powder in them and replacing the in sole. She tried it and it worked great. I posted this fix last week.... But that conversation lead to another one..... She proceeded to tell me that her nieces dog had been laying on her jacket and it was covered with hairs. She had been using a lint roller to remove them. I then told her to put the jacket in the dryer on air dry for about 10 minutes. That will remove those dog hairs. You can also do this with silk flowers or vines for knocking off the dust. I usually put mine in a pillow case and throw them in the dryer. If the dust is more stubborn then throw a damp rag in the pillow case also! Thanks Mom for that tip. Speaking on pillow cases: Do you hate to dust off the ceiling fans? So dislike it when you wipe them and all that dust up there goes here and there? Take a pill

Wordless Wednesday- Daughters Dog


True Story Tuesday - Driving/Racing/Nephew

My nephew started his driving career really early in life. Chase was just a little tike when he decided to jump in his Dad’s vehicle and back it out of my Mom’s driveway. He could not have been more then 3 years old or so. We were all outside at Mom’s for some reason when we looked up just in time to see Ray’s vehicle rolling out of the drive, you could barely see Chase’s head bouncing up and down as it rolled down and right across the street in to the ditch. At the point that he hit the ditch, the head disappeared as his body slid down and out of the seat into the floor. All was well, Chase was fine. It has been a source of fun and laughter ever since. Chase is now 26 years old. But it really did not stop there with his driving experience. When he was about 8 to maybe 10 years old when he took his favorite Aunt Pam (that would be me!!!) out for a go cart ride. My mistake! We were having a fun time in the lot next to my brother’s house just riding around and laughing. Chase wanted to t