Finishing up

I realize it’s July. I realize I never finished my picture a day challenge for June. I realize that people probably don’t care! However, I have good reason for not finishing. See, the picture for day 29 was “soft”. And I was planning on using a picture of my little kitten (yes, again). BUT, my little kitten has disappeared. 😦

He was always a wanderer, adventurer, crazy little sucker. But he went out our doggy door (which he always does) last Wednesday and never came home. None of our neighbors have seen him in any of his usual hiding spots and he hasn’t been turned into the shelters. So our only conclusion is that someone nabbed him thinking he was a stray and he’s now being held hostage in their house. Because I know him. He always comes home.

Or something nibbled him up as a tasty treat… which I’d prefer not to think that way. He’s my baby and if I can’t have him home safe and sound with me, the next best thing would be that he’s safe and sound somewhere else. I’m still sad though and it’s eating at me.

So anyway, on to the last couple pictures.

Day 29: Soft

Like I said, I was going to use my baby for this one, but since he’s not available right now, I went with my ASU blanket. I love this blanket. It’s fuzzy and soft and warm and cuddly. Everything a blanket should be. And it’s from my alma mater, ASU. Even better. PLUS, it makes hubby crazy when I use because he doesn’t like ASU. Three checks in the win column!

Day 30: A friend

Man’s best friend is his dog, right? So here’s my puppy wuppy. He some temperament issues, and he sheds like nobody’s business, but he’s loyal and he’s so darn cute. Plus he came running and barking when I screamed over a spider in the kitchen. He heard me scream and was totally ready to protect me from anything. Not that he took care of the spider, but you get the picture.

And that’s it for the June photo-a-day challenge! It’s been fun, but I think I’m pictured out. That was a lot of work. I think the remainder of my blogs will be about my random thoughts and various ramblings. Which is what I intended in the first place!

Have a happy fourth of July!!!


Picture 28

Day 28: On a shelf

Another not so interesting picture here… this is the entertainment center in my living room. Things on a shelf: pictures. The two of us, us with family, etc. That glass thing you see behind the TV? A giant glass rifle filled with tequila. Classy, huh?


Day 27: Bathroom

The picture below shows my bathroom in its current state. I meant to take a picture of our other bathroom (which hubby uses) to show the difference between a girl and a guy. We all know the obvious differences… like, they’re messy. My side of the sink in the bathroom has a couple items on it while his has cups and a towel – from 3 days ago. Yes, I left it for him to pick up. No, he obviously hasn’t done it.

He says he uses our other bathroom so that he doesn’t wake me up in the morning with the light. I think it’s actually so he can leave all his crap scattered all over the place and I won’t nag at him to clean it up 🙂

I also want to completely redo this bathroom. The shower was made by a man for a man – there is no shelving for products, no ledge to put my leg on when I want to shave. It’s ridiculous. We also have a tub next to the shower that is never used – I want to just rip out everything and make one big long shower across the back wall. Two shower heads – no glass that has to be cleaned every day… oh heaven.

I also want to rip off the giant mirror that serves no purpose. I figure I can take off the mirror and light fixture, paint that wall and the opposite one the same color, put up TWO separate mirrors over each sink and floating shelves in the middle for all my perfume bottles. Two small light fixtures over each mirror and voila! Instant new bathroom. Because who knows when I’ll get to rip out the useless shower.


Photo a day continued!

Day 22: From a high angle

I had no inspiration for this picture. I climbed up on my bed, put my arms up in the air and took a picture of the wall with the TV on it. Interesting, huh?

Day 23: Movement

I originally wanted to take a picture of cars zooming by, but when I pulled up to the stoplight and saw the water shooting up in the air from the lake, I thought that was better. You can’t really see the motion from the picture (I’ve mentioned before that I’m no photographer), but you get the idea. I love watching the water at this corner. It’s very peaceful.

Day 24: On your mind

 I am on Pinterest a lot.  A LOT. So I am forever coming across recipes, ideas for the house, crafts (that I will never in my life be able to accomplish), etc. When I came across this recipe for zucchini tots, I figured I’d give them a shot. Hubby doesn’t like zucchini, but if I shred them and put them into something that looks like a muffin, he’ll never know the difference! They actually turned out pretty well – the recipe made 12 and I only had 4. The rest were all gone… by someone else in the house 🙂

Day 25: Something cute

I ask you, what is cuter than my kitten? This is Harley. He came to us when he was about 2 months old and he just turned one. This little guy is so adorable – he’s snuggly and likes to be around people. He also hunts and kills birds and lizards – and likes to bring them in the house with him. But I love him anyway!

Day 26: Where you shop

If I was ambitious enough, I could go take a picture of a store that I shop in. However I’m not that ambitious. So I’ll take a picture of an item that I got IN the store… good enough, right? These are the shoes I have on today. They were purchased at the Cathy Jean store in the Chandler Fashion Center Mall. I am in love with this store. If I could, I would buy 6 pairs of every shoe in every color. They are so super comfy (especially the wedges) and I have to force myself to walk by the store and not go in when I’m at the mall. I would be broke if I was there all the time!

21 days

Almost done with the month of June! I don’t know if I’ll continue this for July, there’s a lot of work involved… well not really but it’s hard for me to remember each day 🙂

Day 21: Where you slept

Nothing juicy here, just a picture of my bed in my bedroom in my house. It’s too hot in this damn state right now, so there’s no comforter on the bed, just a blanket in case I do happen to get cold. Hubby never uses sheets, blankets, comforters or anything, so his side of the bed is pretty bare! And yes, I need a bedskirt because you can see the boxspring. I’m just too lazy to go get one! Hopefully you can’t see all the white cat hair all over the bed since I can’t seem to keep our kitten off the furniture.

Photo-A-Day: twice as nice

Happy hump day!

Day 19: Imperfect

I ran across something on Pinterest (shocker) that I wanted to try. Coffee ice cubes in milk. Sounds good, right? We didn’t have any ice cube trays, so I picked one up at the store. It was perfect – not normal ice cube size but little bitty baby cubes… perfect for a small drink! AND the brilliant idea came to me that instead of milk, pour Bailey’s over them. The reverse idea of Bailey’s IN coffee! I used one of the K-Cups that we have at home that hubby never drinks (the “girly” coffee) and poured it into the tray. It almost filled every space perfectly. Just the two that you see didn’t get filled all the way.

Day 20: Fave photo you’ve ever taken

This picture was both of our favorites when looking through our wedding photos. We got a 16×24 print with our photography package, so we immediately knew we wanted this one. However on the first round the photographer ordered and sent us the wrong picture. So we tried again. This time when it came in, it was the correct picture but it had a giant nick in the print right on my cheek. No good. So we had to try a third time. Keep in mind that each time we got one of these ordered, I had to jump through hoops to either meet the photographer, or have her bring it by (she sent her DAD one time) and it just took forever to get it right. Once we finally got it (and it was correct), we immediately took it down to get it framed. I wasn’t waiting any longer!

Photo-A-Day: catch up time!

I am behind again, but with good reason! We were out of town this weekend, so I took my required pictures and will now post them for everyone’s enjoyment (horror?). Either way.

Day 15: Yellow

This picture was taken while I was at the Cubs game last Friday – I know there is technically no yellow in the photo, however the first hot dog I ate (with mustard = yellow) was gone in about 2 seconds before I thought to take the picture. So this one (which was a bison dog BTW) is taking it’s place. The bun is sort of yellow (more beige I guess) and the onions are there! I’m going to say they were yellow onions before they were cooked and changed color.

Day 16: Out and about

After the Cubs game was over, we walked around downtown Chicago for a bit. So I cheated and used a picture that I took on the 15th for day 16. But I didn’t go anywhere on Saturday that I felt the need to take a picture of. So this will have to do.

Day 17: In your bag

We got home from Chicago late Sunday night and this is what was left in our bag. Note that they are all hubby’s clothes/belongings. I removed all mine and put everything away as soon as we got home. I’m wondering how long this suitcase will sit on our floor…

Day 18: Something we don’t know about you

I don’t broadcast this fact: I have scarring alopecia. Like regular alopecia my hair falls out, however in my case it doesn’t grow back. The follicle scars over and nothing else can grow. I was diagnosed with this about 5 or so years ago, and as of today I have about a quarter sized spot on the back of my head where there’s no hair. So far I can still cover it up pretty well the rest of my hair. When I went in for my dermatologist appointment a month ago, they offered me this steroid stuff to try using on my scalp. Why didn’t I get this when I was diagnosed??!! It’s not going to be a cure, but they want to see if it will at least stop the scarring/itching/loss. Wish I would have been able to try this before.