Friday, July 27, 2012

Is this Mom?


The back of this picture says "Janie."
What do you think?  Is this Mom or Tookie?
Was Mom's hair ever that light?

This photograph was in a magnetic frame on my refrigerator when I made the digital reproduction. I get a better copy when the original is vertical instead of laying on a flat surface. I like how the frame looks so I didn't crop it out.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Traditional Books or e-books?

I've started a list of reasons why traditional books are better than e-books. It's a short list, but here it is:
  • You don't have to turn off a traditional book at take off or landing in an airplane. That's a good 30 minutes of reading, at least. And it's the flying time I need a distraction the most.
  • You can read a traditional book in the bathtub.
  • A traditional book's battery won't die in the middle of a chapter, because it doesn't have a battery!
  • You can easily look to see how many pages are left in a traditional book's chapter.
  • Traditional books are memory makers. You can pass on your children's books to your grandchildren.  You can get the Christmas books out each December and relive favorite stories. I think e-books will probably just fade away.
Let me know if you have ideas to add to this list.

P.S.  I love my Kindle.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Without a Doubt

I have the best job ever (sometimes...and this was one of those times).

On Thursdays, Heather does craft time for elementary age children.  I helped when we made paper plate frogs. This craft followed a morning story time about big mouthed frogs.

The frog in the lower right-hand corner was made by our professional craft sample maker, Sara. I made the one in the lower left-hand corner and teens made the ones on top. The kids took theirs home.

Heather's frog began to look like a turtle tummy so we put our plates together and created this turtle.

Turtle top
(His head was the frog's tongue. Eyes, arms and legs also belong to the frog template. Turtle tail was hand drawn.) 

Turtle Tummy

For a person who loves crafts, kids, teens and spending time with Heather, I was in work heaven.

My reference boss asked me to give him a break at the Reference desk.  When he returned, he told me, "You can go back and play now."

When do you love your job?

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Friday, July 13, 2012

What would I do without Fridays?

Here are three more pictures of Mom.
All three just say "Janie" on the back.
I put the original photos in magnetic frames and hung them on the refrigerator. Then I built a tower, set the camera on a tripod atop the tower and clicked three photos of each original.  None are very sharp.  The originals aren't either.


Friday, July 6, 2012

FPF Enlargement

I'm obviously enjoying the Flashback Photo Friday. 

I blog during the week on Owen's blog and the church blog. I always intend to blog here, have many ideas floating through my head, but I'm just too darn busy drawing and playing "words" on my phone.

Today's flashback photo is an enlargement of one from last week.  Beemer requested seeing the pictures individually. So here's the first one.

(from the back of the photo)
Janie & Tookie
Xmas PJ's
from Gma Queal