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Journey of a body on this earth

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The dawn of the unslept

I don’t know how many of you out there have insomnia, but it is one beast!  I’ve had it all my life.  Even as a child I can remember having a hard time falling asleep, but lately OMG…it’s been bad.  It’s definitely not the knee replacement, because it’s been feeling very good lately.  Oh yeah, my knee replacement!  Isn’t that why I started this whole blog in the first place?  😉

Who knows why this is going on but the last few days I’ve been running on very little sleep and last night I only got two hours.  I’m a bit cross-eyed looking at this screen; but not too much to say that I’m thankful I’m here, and I’m looking forward to our upcoming Alaska trip in one week!

I used to spend an inordinate amount of time in front of the computer not accomplishing anything at all, but now I’m out living life, enjoying my husband, making new friends, and reacquainting myself with old ones….WOW what a difference!

Please check out this link.  Mark Hirsch has been documenting the life of one oak tree for an entire year, taking one picture a day with his iPhone.  The creativity is INCREDIBLE!!!

Picture of the Day:  For your viewing pleasure, today we have a picture taken with my iPhone of my 17 year old cat, Hobbes.  🙂    *rawr*



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Social Media Overload!


When will it end?  LOL!  I think I’m more plugged in than all our outlets in our house!  While I’m waiting for smugmug to shed some light on this community forum issue, I’ve been busy in Google+.  I never thought I’d get to the point of joining, but I wanted to test it out as an alternative to smugmug.

My initial testing has found out that while there are many groups and ways to share photos, the comments are not as in depth and I don’t quite have the sense of community as I did in smugmug.  And I miss my fellow smuggers!  Google+ definitely has a speedier feel to it whereas smugmug felt intimate with the comments received and given.  Also, it does not have the same slick feel to the layout.

But, since I’m there, what the heck.  I’ll post things there too.  So, in case you are curious, here is yet another link!

So lessee, between my wordpress blog here, facebook, smugmug (yes I still maintain that site for now), my own personal website, and other forums I post in…I am on social media overload!  Now, if I can just keep up with the correspondence!  🙂   But have no fear, somehow I do.



Smugmug Ugh

Well, I’ve been sitting here working on my new smugmug site and I got it to a point where it’s almost fully functional.  Unfortunately, there is still the loss of the smugmug communities which is completely ridiculous.  I will wait to see if they reinstate them and if not then I’ll add my photos onto my regular website  ( and delete smugmug.  No reason to pay someone else to host my photos if there is no sense of community there.

Here’s the new website such as it is.  The search box still doesn’t work but I don’t have time to fiddle with it today.  My good friend Jacque designed my new logo and I have business cards on the way that she designed as well using my own picture on it.  Thanks, Jacque!  You’re the best!

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As far as the knee goes, that’s the least of my worries these days with these smugmug issues, LOL.  Actually, it’s been feeling really awesome.  I’ve given it a rest from working out because I want it to feel good for our upcoming Alaska trip.  And boy, I cannot WAIT to take photos!  Hopefully posting them on smugmug won’t be a hassle.  🙂