Wednesday, December 31, 2008

320/365 Dominique The Nun


Okay, I have been sick for 7 days, and it had to happen. I did a video of the french Nun Soeur Sourire singing Dominique. Oh yeah. I've really have cabin fever. I took this low resolution picture from a clip of the video, opened it in Photoshop, and changed it to black and white. The white light coming out of her mouth is the spirit! This was pulled from a video I took with Photo Booth. I've the video on YouTube.

This is my 365 project picture of the day.

Done in Photo Booth on a MacBook Pro. Altered to B&W in Photoshop..

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

319/365 Hoodie


It's very windy out today. I've only gone out to take this picture. I'm still getting over a bad cold. I'm feeling much better today. In fact, I'm bored and crazy. I can't go out to do much of anything, because I just don't feel well enough, but I'm too well to stay indoors and sit around doing nothing. I've eaten enough chicken soup in the last 4 days to boost my immune system into the stratosphere. I have a hankering for italian food now. 

Being sick has afforded me to think enormously about what I don't want out of life. I don't want to be secluded, or depressed. Winter depresses me. I want to be in warmer weather, as it suits my spirit much better. There is something to be said about the winter doldrums. I'm not prepared to sit around in the house all winter. It's time to learn new things, start new adventures. 

This is my 365 project picture of the day. 

Taken with a Canon SD800.

Monday, December 29, 2008

318/365 Passport To Italy


Diane bought us passport cases with 5 Euros in them. The passport case is an intention present to go to Italy in 2010. We all have to start saving now.

This is my 365 project picture of the day. 

Taken with a Canon SD800.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

317/365 Sneezing


I feel even worse today. My eyes and nose are constantly itching and draining. I've sneezed at least one hundred times today. The constant annoying itchy feeling and watering is the worst of it. I've never had a more annoying cold. Maybe it's worse because I'm not taking any over the counter drugs to stop the natural body's response to the cold. If I were to stifle it through cold medications, I'm fearful I may get a sinus infection.

I had some vivid nightmares last night, which made for some fit-full sleep. It's most annoying because this is my vacation, and I can't enjoy the days off. Perhaps this is how I was supposed to spend my vacation; resting in my home. I didn't get to enjoy the company we had over the holidays. Staying downstairs yesterday and today, (for the most part), so as not to infect the others, may have helped prevent them from getting my lousy cold, but made for a monotonous two days. I may has well been working. If I weren't sick, I'd be at work today. I don't want to spread the germs. Oh well.

This is my 365 project picture of the day. 

Taken with a Canon SD800. Altered to black and white in Photoshop.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

316/365 Sambuca






I have a bad cold, and had a shot of this to help warm me up. 

This (the picture that isn't as close), is my 365 project picture of the day. 

Taken with a Canon SD800.

Northampton










Some of the pictures from yesterday's shopping. 

These are part of my 365 overflow set.

Taken with a Canon G9.

Friday, December 26, 2008

315/365 Shepherd


I have a nasty cold and am in Northampton shopping with my sisters and a friend. Lots of sales today. I saw this German Shepherd named "Sniper" while taking some pictures on the streets of Northampton. We all had lunch at Paul & Elizabeth's, as usual. It was a fun day. I just wish I wasn't sick. It is my vacation, after all. 

This is my 365 project picture of the day. 

Taken with a Canon G9. More Northampton pictures to follow, but only after I get a lot of rest. Sorry!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

314/365 Merry Christmas


Merry Christmas! This is a card from my nephew Alex. Isn't it adorable?? Have a safe and happy holiday!

This is my 365 project picture.

Taken with a Canon SD800.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

313/365 Surprise Reprise!


Frank Sinatra: The Reprise Collection. A gift to myself for Christmas. I love Frank Sinatra music. I miss him too. I truly wish I could have seen him in concert again. If I could have seen "The Rat Pack", (actually, they were called "The Clan"), then that would have been a wonderful experience. Thankfully, we have them all on CD and DVD!

This is my 365 project picture of the day. 

Taken with a Canon SD800.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

312/365 Close-Up


Just a close-up that I thought was funny.

This is my 365 project picture of the day.

Taken with a Canon SD800.

Monday, December 22, 2008

311/365 The Bumble


I found this cute Bumble ornament at Stop & Shop. This will be  part of a gift I'm giving out to someone. 

This is my 365 project picture of the day. 

Taken with a Canon SD800.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

310/365 Grocery Shopping


My sister and I went to the grocery store to buy the ingredients for Christmas sweets. Oh yeah. 

This is my 365 project picture of the day. 

Taken with a Canon SD800.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

309/365 Ol' Blue Eyes Is Back


Just received this CD via Amazon. I love Frank Sinatra. This is when he started making a comeback after he lost his voice. Many people don't like this cd selection. I loved it, especially the song "Send In The Clowns", as it is the best orchestrated version with his voice in it. I miss Sinatra, and the Rat Pack. I would have loved to see them on stage together. I saw Sinatra back in 1979 at the Hartford Civic Center. I even took pictures close to the stage. Alas, I can't find them. That was so long ago.

This is my 365 project picture of the day. 

Taken with a Canon SD800.

Friday, December 19, 2008

308/365 Ponder


Just thinking about the future. It's odd how things are so different now. I hear "Send In The Clowns" playing in my head. ("The Ol' Blue Eyes Is Back" Sinatra version.) Why am I not surprised?

This is my 365 project picture of the day.

Taken with a Canon SD800.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

307/365 Lapis Necklace


My sister made me this Lapis necklace which wards off negativity and protects me from evil. I will wear it with love and pride. I need protecting. There are numerous negative influences trying to prey and manipulate out there in the world. Plus, it's pretty. LOL!!

This is my 365 project picture of the day.

Taken with a Canon SD800.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

306/365 Black Jacket


I bought this jacket on sale at Eddie Bauer. I was tired of being cold. No jacket I own keeps me warm enough, so I bought this Yukon Down jacket with 700 fill, and it is quite toasty. Now, I'm prepared for winter. 

This is my 365 project picture of the day. 

Taken with my iPhone.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008