I also have topped a new record. 100 followers. Thank you one and all. Pictures are also doing great on View Bug. I wish I could get people to join over there but alas, it is there.
I’ve been slacking in taking pictures, but I did have other things going on this month. I have also been attempting to pick out 3 pictures to enter into a show (for women only). I am going to attend their New Mexico photographers show in a few weeks and hope to get my inspiration. My choices for the state fair didn’t fare well. Favorite #1 is from this week, but the other 4 are from the list I am trying to narrow down to enter into that show.
Look at that hair.
If you were to judge for me which 3 would you choose?
From 2 weeks ago:
I was trying out aperture settings.
CostCo has this mix, forgot what it is called. It is really good. A sweet/spicy combination.
My mom’s homemade, three-chip/pecan cookies.
It’s jump time, how could Meezie be sitting down?
I liked the way the top looked before I stirred it. I LOVE Chai Tea Latte.
Disney made Herbie Rides Again, The Bears and I, The Castaway Cowboy and The Island at the Top of the World (I haven’t heard of most of these)…
…came movies I have heard of like The Godfather: Part II, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles, Chinatown, The Exorcist, The Great Gatsby (the original one with Robert Redford and Mia Farrow), The Man With the Golden Gun (how many different James Bonds has there been? Roger Moore did the most James Bond films), Murder on the Orient Express, and a lot of movies I have never heard of. Doesn’t matter I haven’t seen any of these movies either…
…books were published like Carrie by Stephen King, The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, Blubber by Judy Blume, Watership Down by Richard Adams, Snow White by Paul Heins, and Random Acts of Kindness by Conari Press (why is it RAOK didn’t become very popular until recent years?)…
…people watched All in the Family (CBS), Sanford and Son (NBC), Chico and the Man (NBC), The Jeffersons (CBS), M*A*S*H (CBS), Rhoda (CBS), Good Times (CBS), The Waltons (CBS), Maude (CBS) and Hawaii Five-O (CBS) (notice how there are only 3 channels)…
…the top Billboard Hits inlcuded “The Joker” by Steve Miller Band, “You’re Sixteen” by Ringo Starr, “The Way We Were” by Barbra Streisand, “Dark Lady” by Cher, “Sunshine on My Shoulders” by John Denver, “Hooked on a Feeling” by Blue Swede, “Bennie and the Jets” by Elton John, “The Loco-Motion” by Grand Funk, “Band on the Run” by Paul McCartney & Wings, “Billy Don’t Be a Hero” by Bo Donaldson and The Heywoods, “I Shot the Sheriff” by Eric Clapton, “Kung Fu Fighting” by Carl Douglas, and “Cat’s in the Cradle” by Harry Chapin…
- Just prior to Saigon’s capture by North Vietnamese forces, the last remaining U.S. personnel were evacuated from Vietnam
The average cost of a new house was $34,900.00
The cost of a gallon of gas was 55 cents
The average cost of a new car was $3,750.00
The average income per year was $13,900.00
The average monthly rent was $185.00
The Sears Tower in Chicago became the worlds tallest building
The much hyped boxing match between George Foreman and Muhammad Ali for Ali to regain his heavyweight title took place in Kinshasa, Zaire
Following impeachment hearings started on May 9th, Richard Nixon became the first US president forced to resign after the Watergate Scandal
The estimate of The Worlds’ Population reached 4 billion
Work began on the 800 mile long Alaska Oil pipeline
The MRI Scanner (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) was developed in the USA
The post-it note was invented by Arthur Fry. It became widely used and available in 1980
21 year-old Michael Kittredge opened his Yankee Candle factory
After several decades of deciding how to do it, the first U.P.C. scanner was installed. The first product to have a bar code included was a packet of Wrigley’s Gum…
…stars were born; such as: Leonardo DiCaprio (actor), Christian Bale (actor), Amy Adams (actor), Penelope Cruz (actor), Joaquin Phoenix (actor), Hilary Swank (actor), Rey Mysterio Jr (wrestler), Derek Jeter (retired Yankee), Lil Kim (rapper), and Nelly (rapper) to name a few. There were a lot of well known actors born that year. Must have been the end of US in Vietnam, all those men coming home…
A year ago, I posted this list of photos I challenged myself with, to accomplish by my birthday. I had to make some substitutions, but I finished the challenge.
Balloons | Little Princess | Swan subbed to Flamingo | Waterfall | Something New | Favorite Footwear | Butterfly | Purple | Rainbow | Puddle Jumping | Flying | Vintage Bicycle | Splash of Red | Orange | Yellow
Green | Blue | Teal/aqua | Summer Fun | Winter Wonderland subbed to Autumn Wonder | Celebration | Favorite Place | Pretty in Pink | Favorite Dessert | Spring Fever | Autumn Harvest | Sun-flare | Welcoming Entry | Colorful Mailbox | Path
Leafy | Cutie Pie | Pleasure | Street Scene | With a Prop | Whimsical | Family | Presents | Happy | Sparkly
Pictures can be seen full size in my Flickr album.
Mr B and I left coloring books in waiting rooms at the hospital (a lady from work also gave us 5 to pass out) and we went back up to the occupied floor last for him to hand one to the boy there | Gave out a Blessing Bag to a man that was asking for help on a street corner | Left a “care package” for a friend at work (tea, honey and EmergenC) | Left a new dog toy on the gate at the Doggie Park | Mr B gave a pack of gum to his soccer coach
I got the idea for the gum from Gina and made them up to give to Firefighters, but the day I made them up I decided his soccer coach needed one too. He really does go the extra mile. Her printable can be found by clicking on her name.
I found several pins on the Blessing Bags and just bought random things to put in them. I found everything in the pantry, in the $1 aisle at Target or at Dollar Tree.
- Hand Warmer
- Trail mix
- Cheese Crackers
- Fruit Snacks
- A coupon for food without a purchase (I need to get a hold of more of those)
- I made up the paper to put inside, and wrote an inspirational on the back
I decided after making these that it would be a great team character building experience for the soccer team. Each player bring an item to put in them, this time adding socks and gloves, less food. I am looking into the shelters to find the best place to donate them. The boys also have to find their own inspirational quotes. I think it will be a great experience.
As my birthday quickly approaches, I am finding more and more that I don’t like negativity in my life. I am trying really hard to be more positive which makes happiness easier. I found this on Pinterest once (and of course did up again myself) and too true it is.
It is really about kindness, but it is also about fulfilling one of my life lists and giving out 40 gifts for my 40th. Random Acts of Kindness was just a way better way to go about it. =)
It was a slow week, but I have huge plans coming up.
I wanted to mention that I am not sharing here, or on Instagram, to brag. I am merely keeping track with Instagram. And I am sharing here to share with the world what kindness can be like. I just wish that at least once I could see the face of the recipient, but that really isn’t the point.
With the help of Meezie (she would have done more and more had I let her, but they weren’t her quarters, lol), we left: 2 of these cards at the movie theater, 1 at the restaurant on the candy machine, 2 on games at the soccer arena, and 4 more near the snack bar at the soccer arena. She had fun running around finding places to put them, and then going back to check if they were gone. I found these printable cards at Sugar Bee Crafts.
Small acts, but just the same, I also left my change in the Ronald McDonald box after paying for my tea 2 times this week. Next week is Literacy week at my son’s school and his teacher’s 40th is 2 days after mine, so my mind has been brewing.