Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Smile 93/100 Shitake Stew

This yummy shitake and cabbage soup was part of the cleanse I did. I was able to eat as much of this as I wanted and it was super tasty.

I think that after the cleanse is over it would be really good with shrimp added to it as well.

It ended up being a lot more than one person can eat in 48 hours but that is okay, I am good with leftovers.

I took this picture in our kitchen with no flash on my Fuji Finepix f50 and then edited it in GIMP 2.6 for color, light and then to add the fuzzy border.
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My Favorite Soup....Thai/Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Smile 92/100 Clean Bed

Cleaned up this bed the other afternoon so I could get some other things planted in here. It has been a messy little spot for a while now. The border of the bed disappeared sometime while we had the place rented and it has just gone down hill.

I have new border for it, and I am changing the shape of it so that I can mow around the rocks. I want to put in some extra dirt we have around the place to fill it out a bit.

I took this picture in the afternoon in our front yard with my Fuji Finepix f50 and then edited it in GIMP 2.6 for color and light. I then added the fuzzy border.
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Last Year on In My Words...Virtual 5K And Overall Catch-up

Monday, June 30, 2014

Smile 91/100 New Filter

This is the new sand filter and valve for our pool that we had to replace this year. It is amazing how much better it works than the older one.

This pic is before the pump house was put back on. We had to remove it so that they could do the work. We unbolted it and then tipped it up and off the space and set it up on the deck to the side.

I took this picture in the morning before we put the pumphouse back over the pump, filter and valve. I took it with my Fuji Finepix f50 with no artificial light. I edited it in GIMP 2.6 for color and light balance and then added the fuzzy border.
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Our Home Blog for DIY....The Bamboo Lagoon

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Smile 90/100 Borrowed

So I made a little trip to see family this week and because of the cost of checking bags, I have taken to only bringing a carryon when I can swing it. A short trip like this, is a perfect example.

My carry-on that I normally use, is apparently one inch too wide to be a carry-on anymore, so I borrowed this bag from my SIL because it fits under all the requirements and I knew I wouldn't have to worry. I am going to buy one eventually, but for this last minute trip, this was a perfect fit.

I have another trip coming up in a few weeks, and I will be borrowing this bag again. Hopefully I can find an economical replacement soon. I took this pic in the airport in Denver between flights, with my Fuji Finepix f50 and edited it in GIMP 2.6 for color, light and then to add a fuzzy border.
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Nine Years Ago on In My Words...In A Pinch

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Smile 89/100 Google Gift

I am actually pretty thrilled to have this Chromebook from Google. They gave them to us at the last conference they hosted and I use it much more than I thought I would.

It is super light which makes it comfortable to take along. The battery lasts a long time, so I don't need to have it plugged in all the time or bring the adapter for everywhere.

It is a great little Internet computer and convenient to bring on trips when I don't need to do a lot of offline work. I took this picture at the airport in Denver on my way home from a family trip with my Fuji Finepix f50 with no flash. I edited it in GIMP 2.6 for color, light and then added the fuzzy border.
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Eight Years Ago on In My Words...Technical Difficulties

Friday, June 27, 2014

Smile 88/100 Volunteer

Work had signups for volunteer days for this amazing event.

I drove over around midday to help hand out awards to some very special athletes. We had to wear our uniforms to represent for work so it was nice that the wind was blowing a bit and that we had some shade tents to hang out in between awards.

I ended up helping with awards for bocce and for softball and it was a great day over all just to see all the smiles and accomplishments.

Each volunteer received one of these tshirts as a thank you. I wear it with pride.

I took this picture in our living room with my Fuji Finepix f50 with no flash but with the macro turned on. I edited it in GIMP 2.6 for color and light and then added a fuzzy border to it.
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Eight Years Ago on In My Words...Guts and Determination

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Smile 87/100 More Rain

This was the view on my way home from work. This is looking south towards the mountains that border our town.

We did get some rain from it, but I think some areas south of us also got some fires from the lightening.

I just love the look of the sky when it is so black and the sun is shining behind...the contrast is just awesome.

I took this picture from our truck with my Fuji Finepix f50 with no flash. I edited it in GIMP 2.6 for color and light balance and then added the fuzzy border.
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Eight Years Ago on In My Words...Storms