Sunday, July 21, 2013

Yahtzee in the Lounge Room

.... finally got Mum to agree to sitting in the lounge room and playing Yahtzee while the football was on..... Hubby cut down the legs of our old card table and we enjoyed some chips and a coffee.....

...........................Mum looks more relaxed sitting in her comfortable chair...........................................


Hubby has taken out his Pyrography equipment and has begun practicing  wood burning or poker work ....
He's not bad for a beginner........ actually ... he's pretty good.........he's planning to make some coasters for Christmas presents.......

..........................here he's practicing a Kookaburra....................... I think it's good............



On the 17th July the Theme for the photo group I belong to was ..Inspiration.....   my Faith is my Inspiration so I was taking some photos of some items in the lounge room..they were on a high shelf and I just reached up and randomly snapped some pics................... well was I shocked.........

...JUST  LOOK  AT  THAT  DUST ......... I know I've had my cataract done and can't do any dirty work ...but this is beyond a joke..... I can't wait until after I recouperate after the I get the right eye done  on the 31st of this month....that takes it until the end of August....  NO  WAY........
Normally I flick the feather duster around once a week, but obviously I've not been doing it to well.....
SOOO ...... here is my action plan on how to dust properly WITHOUT  getting dust in my eye...

...don't I look Lovely..... these are my regular glasses, but I can't use them for the eye the cataract was removed from..... so I thought if I covered that eye completely... vision AND dust shouldn't be a problem.......

.....I've just been wearing magnifying reading glasses  so I can see to read  and use the computer.....
   ...... I'm playing with my cameras, too....... and I'm getting used to taking my own photo and being photographed by others........ I took all these pics used today


...on a lighter note........

...now my baby's head is going grey...... a bit sad..........







...Dandelion flower and seed head ..................

..................sun shining through the Bird of Paradise petals......(pity the background has bins and car in it)



Hugs and Blessings
Barb   xxx

Friday, July 12, 2013

I've been a bit busy lately

...Just after I wrote my last post, Mum had another mini stroke (TIA) .... she was a  little strange for a few days, but then she came good except for a loss of energy and strength. She's more frail and shuffles when she walks now. ... She's still marvellous for her age......

I've had a cataract removed from my left eye and I get the other eye done on the 31st of this month...... then the middle of August my Hubby gets his eye done...


...Don't I look lovely....... I was amazed how painless the whole procedure and healing is.....


We went to a friend's place for his, and his Mum's Birthday afternoon tea.... it was a nice visit....





Then.... on Wednesday they unexpectedly called in to my place with a cake for MY birthday..... so we had another afternoon tea........ the flowers are from my son and his wife...





.....aren't we a happy looking group .......... our friend's Mum kept moving and talking.......



I've taken a few photos that I'm happy with................

... I like this low shot of my side path covered in moss....






......................Fern frond..................


.... this was taken at 11.30pm, in the rain using the flash......... I love it..........

.... it is my 'negative space' photo for the photography group I'm a member of..........


... and these are my primula  photos .............









Hope you like my photos .........

Hugs and Blessings
Barb  xxx