Friday, April 18, 2014

Smile 18/100 Easter Gift

One of the people at work, that works a different shift from me, brought these eggs in for everyone. They are emptied real eggs that are intricately painted. I thought it was pretty nice of her to give me one since I only started last week.

The egg is really well done. Super cute and since there is no candy involved, also low calorie!!

I still haven't memorized everyone's names yet, especially the people I don't see everyday. I try to review everyone's name in my brain after work based on where they are sitting for the day (most people change desks everyday).

Those that just move through our department will be harder to learn because I don't see them nearly as much. On top of that, we all wear our last names on our shirts but we address each other by first names...LOL

I took this picture at my desk at work with my Fuji Finepix f50 with no flash but macro enabled. I edited it in GIMP 2.6 for color, light and then added the fuzzy border.
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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Smile 17/100 Dark Blue Iris

This iris is in the front yard in the little bed next to the big rocks. It is a dark bluish purple and it so pretty. It is a little bit hid behind a little tree that is in growing out of that same bed but as the tree gets bigger, I am sure it will be more visible.

Last spring was the first time I remember it blooming but at this point, it seems be pretty happy. My SIL wants a piece of it for her garden, which I am sure she will get some time this year, now that she has gotten her garden started.

Some of our other later blooming irises are starting to bulge. I am excited to see the yellows again too. So much work to do around here...feels like it will never end.

I took this picture in our frontyard 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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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Smile 16/100 Dinner

This was my celebratory dinner after I got off work the first day of my new part time job. I stopped at this great Mexican place near our house, and had a margarita while waiting for take out.

This is my first time having enchiladas verdes and they were pretty darn good. I actually only ate half and had the second have for dinner the next night...LOL. The plates are always so much food so I pretty much am guaranteed for leftovers.

It made me very happy to not be cooking after my first full day of paid work in a long time.

I took this picture with my Fuji Finepix f50 with the plate in my lap in our livingroom. No flash but macro turned on. I edited it in GIMP 2.6 for color, light and added the fuzzy border.
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Smile 15/100 New Sneakers

I have been on a hunt for new running shoes for a while. I used to be a huge Adidas running shoe fan but then I always bought them in the men's section in a smaller shoe. The place I always bought them at (and most other footware places) stopped carrying the smaller men's sizes and I was forced to women's shoes which always seem to be pink or purple.

So I stopped buying Adidas and went to Saucony. For years, I have been happy with Saucony, but they don't make the one I like anymore, and the reviews are not good for the newer versions. This meant, I was SOL.

On top of that, we really don't have a great selection of stores that sell running shoes here and since I was going to starting from scratch, I really needed to try some on.

As fate would have it, I ended up with an unexpected trip to a location that does have an Adidas outlet mall, and I was able to get in there and find a great sneaker (this one). They were having a buy 2, get one free sale, so I bought 2 pairs and got the last one for free. They were last year's version but I'll be set for a while now.

I wore them for about 10 miles before I did my 5K and they were comfortable with no breaking in time at all...so thrilled to be back in new sneakers that don't have too many miles on them.

I took this picture with my Fuji Finepix f50 in our entryway with no flash but macro turned on. I edited in GIMP 2.6 for color, light and then added the fuzzy border.
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Monday, April 14, 2014

Smile 14/100 Remote

Okay, this probably doesn't seem like something to get happy about...but since we have been back in our house here, we have not had a garage door opener remote and that makes unloading our truck a pain in the butt at times.

It seems that the AC was added to the house later down the road and so they put the bulkhead for the ductwork across the top of the garage ceiling. When the garage door opener was added even later, they put it in the bulkhead butted up against the duct work...which makes access to the back of the opener motor nearly impossible.

So even though I had purchased the opener ages ago, the hassle that I knew it was going to be kept me from wanting to even tackle it. Well this weekend, taking this item off the To Do list was a priority...and it was a hassle since once I opened up the drywall a bit more, it was obvious that reaching between the two was going to be almost impossible.

Sitting at the very top of the painting ladder and wedging my hand down the back of the moter from the top, I was finally able to feel the reset button and after erasing the codes, and then hooking up a light so we could tell if the programing was working, we were able to get the new opener remote programmed to work. When that door lowered after pushing the button, I almost jumped off the ladder, I was so excited...

I took this picture in our truck with my Fuji Finepix f50, with no flash but macro turned on. I edited it in GIMP 2.6 for color, light, and then added a fuzzy border.
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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Smile 13/100 Lilacs

We have two lilac bushes on the side of the yard...unfortunately for them, they don't get quite as much sun as they probably would like, but they still bloom pretty well.

This weekend when we were doing some work on the fence on that side of the house, we had to actually tie the bushes back temporarily to get them out of our way. Near the end of the day, I remembered that I hadn't untied them, so I took some clippers out and after I took off the tie, I cut some branches to bring into the house.

The smell in the house has been fabulous ever since. When I was a kid, there were lilacs along one side of the house my parents were renting and even though lilacs bloom in spring, for some reason, I always associate the smell with summer.

I took this picture in our dining room with my Fuji Finepix f50 with no flash. I edited it in GIMP 2.6 for color, light and to add a fuzzy border.
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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Smile 12/100 Texture

So this beauty is from the Japanese Maple that I posted about a few days ago...I just couldn't pass up the soft delicate leaves or the many shades of color inside of it. So I grabbed the camera so I could get a few macros taken of it before the leaves take on their summer look.

I need to trim a few of the branches so they aren't touching the rock wall or the little Japanese lantern we have near it, but other than that, I just love the glory of it...so pretty.

I took this picture in the afternoon in our front yard with my Fuji Finepix f50 with no flash but macro enabled. I edited it in GIMP 2.6 for color, light and then to add the fuzzy border.
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