Monday, May 31, 2010


Don't know exactly why but I still feel like crap.  My side is still hurting and I have plants that have to get planted.  So my DH was so kind as to at least empty the old dirt and plants from the pots I needed to use.

And the Hydrangeas, is that spelled right, anyway they are really pretty right now.  I intended to move them, but never got it done so I have to wait until the season is over.  So for now, they are here but pretty.

Saturday, May 29, 2010


Still had the pain in my side, so today it was off to the doctor.

He doesn't know what's wrong, but Shingles was a bit of a possibility so we started on meds for that. Lord knows I don't want to do the Shingles thing again.  But, if that isn't it then he just doesn't know and I will try something else.  He also thought it could be muscular or maybe intestinal.


I just don't think this was something that had to happen and it makes me mad.  Everybody in the government seems so inept they should just all be kicked out.  I think all of us untrained people could do a better job.

Friday, May 28, 2010

MY SON CAME HOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

He's home and he is looking great.  

Thank the lord, AMEN

Thursday, May 27, 2010


As soon as we got home from our dinner with Sandra and Peter we got a call from our Daughter in law that our son was in the hospital and had just had a HEART ATTACK.

Needless to say, that was a really bad night and today was spent at the hospital.

But he's okay, Thank God!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


My very longest friend and her significant other were in town tonight and we met at Oar house for dinner.  
It was a great visit and I really like Peter.  Sandra seems very happy and that makes me happy.  Oddly we were so busy talking I forgot to get their picture but here's one off her FB.

We ate at the Oar House in Rockwall.  DH and I have always loved the food there.

The restaurant is built in an old house and has lots of good character.

It was a good and too short visit.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


This is a four lined plant bug.

It seems that all my plants, well the biggest majority of them seem to be his favorite place to be as he is on most everything I am trying to grow.  I shall destroy him.  The battle begins tomorrow!

Monday, May 24, 2010


Most exciting thing I did all day.

Sunday, May 23, 2010


I didn't feel very well today. So it was a day of rest.

Saturday, May 22, 2010


Tonight I wasn't feeling all that well.  So instead of cooking we went for burgers at Red Robin.

And then came home and relaxed with a movie.

Friday, May 21, 2010


Husband picked the restaurant tonight. Aside from driving forever to get there, we liked it.

We'll go back, but only after they move to a closer location.

Oh yeah, blew my diet too. :(

Spaghetti avec noix
Spaghetti tossed with walnuts, garlic, pancetta, extra virgin olive oil, Italian parsley, parmigiano-reggiano, fresh cream and topped with balsamic tomatoes

Duck served two ways Deux Canard 
Oven Roasted boysenberry glazed breast of duck and duck leg confit with lavender honey drizzle. Served with potato leek gratin and dressed greens

Petite Pear and Goat Cheese Salad

with Lavender Honey Vinaigrette and pecans

Cheese tray and Carrot Cake

Oh and that Cosmo at the top!


Well, really just a Pedicure but I really like the atmosphere.

Thursday, May 20, 2010


Tornado weather today. None right here but just to the south.

Midlothian, just south of Dallas.

I HATE spring in Texas. !!!!!!!!!!!


What should have been a simple hole drilled into a simple wall and they f******** it up.

There is only supposed to be one nice, neat little hole.
Not only that. They were going to try to COVER IT UP with a wood block.

Now they are going to have to have the wallpaper replaced. I'm not sure who told these guys they were carpenters, but they need to find another career.

On top of that. They weren't even going to tell me about it. I hate that most of all.

Sunday, May 16, 2010


We decided to try the Golf Club up the street's restaurant for Breakfast today.

It was a pretty day and not too hot.

We ate outside on the patio. It would have been really pleasant except for there were several kids running wild.

The only time he or any of them sat down.

But we still enjoyed it and will probably go back soon.

Saturday, May 15, 2010


Well this was just a day like any other. DH and I watched a movie "The lovely Bones" it was weird.

But here's another pretty flower from my yard.

Otherwise, just started on learning my new camera and washed.

Friday, May 14, 2010


Got new hair today and a new color. I just got tired of the mousey brown, went a little redder.

And longer!!!!!!!!

Thursday, May 13, 2010


List price (US)
• Body only: $799
• Body+18-55 IS Kit: $899
International naming *
• US: Canon Rebel T2i
• Japan: Canon EOS Kiss Digital X4
• Elsewhere: Canon EOS 550D
Body material
Stainless Steel and polycarbonate resin with glass fiber
Sensor *
• 18.7 million effective pixels
• 18.0 million total pixels
• 22.3 x 14.9 mm CMOS sensor
• RGB Color Filter Array
• Built-in low-pass filter with self cleaning unit
• 3:2 aspect ratio
Dust reduction
• Low-pass filter vibration at power-on (can be interrupted)
• Anti-static coating on sensor surfaces
• Software based dust-removal (camera maps dust, removed later)
Image sizes *
• 5184 x 3456
• 3456 x 2304
• 2592 x 1728
Still image formats
• RAW (.CR2 14-bit)
• RAW (.CR2 14-bit) + JPEG Large/Fine
• JPEG (EXIF 2.21) - Fine, Normal
Movie recording *
• 1920 x 1080 (1080P, 16:9) @ 30/25/24 fps
• 1280 x 720 (720P, 16:9) @ 60/50 fps
• 640 x 480 (4:3) @ 60/50 fps
• Quicktime MOV format (H.264 video,linear PCM audio)
• Up to 29 min 59 sec (or max file size 4 GB)
Image processor DIGIC 4
• Canon EF / EF-S lens mount
• 1.6x field of view crop
Focus modes
• Auto Focus
• Manual Focus (switch on lens)
Auto Focus
• 9-point CMOS sensor
• F5.6 cross-type at center, extra sensitivity at F2.8
• AF working range: -0.5 to 18 EV (at 23°C, ISO 100)
• Predictive AF up to 10 m
AF modes
• AI Focus
• One Shot
• AI Servo
AF point selection
• Auto
• Manual
AF assist
Flash strobe
Shooting modes
• Auto
• Portrait
• Landscape
• Close-up
• Sports
• Night portrait
• Flash off
• Movie
• Program AE (P)
• Shutter priority AE (Tv)
• Aperture priority AE (Av)
• Manual (M)
• Auto depth-of-field
Metering *
• TTL 63-zone SPC
• Metering range: EV 1.0 - 20 EV (at 23°C, ISO 100, 50 mm F1.4)
Metering modes
• Evaluative 63-zone (linked to AF points)
• Partial 9% at center
• Spot 4% at center
• Center-weighted average
AE Lock AE lock button
AE Bracketing
• +/- 2.0 EV (3 shots)
• 0.5 or 0.3 EV increments
Exposure compen. *
• +/- 5.0 EV
• 0.5 or 0.3 EV increments
• Auto (100 - 6400 *)
• ISO 100
• ISO 200
• ISO 400
• ISO 800
• ISO 1600
• ISO 3200
• ISO 6400 *
• H1 expansion (ISO 12800 equiv.)
• Highlight tone priority
• Focal-plane shutter
• 30 - 1/4000 sec (0.5 or 0.3 EV steps)
• Flash X-Sync: 1/200 sec
• Bulb
Aperture values
• F1.0 - F91 (0.3 EV steps)
• Actual aperture range depends on lens used
White balance
• Auto
• Daylight
• Shade
• Cloudy
• Tungsten
• Fluorescent
• Flash
• Custom
WB Bracketing • +/-3 levels
• 3 images
• Selectable Blue/Amber or Magenta/Green bias
WB fine-tuning
• Blue (-9) to Amber (+9)
• Magenta (-9) to Green (+9)
Color space • sRGB
• Adobe RGB
Picture style
• Standard
• Portrait
• Landscape
• Neutral
• Faithful
• Monochrome
• User 1
• User 2
• User 3
Custom image parameters
• Sharpness: 0 to 7
• Contrast: -4 to +4
• Saturation: -4 to +4
• Color tone: -4 to +4
• B&W filter: N, Ye, Or, R, G
• B&W tone: N, S, B, P, G
Image processing
• Highlight Tone Priority
• Auto Lighting Optimizer (Basic and Creative modes)
• Long exposure noise reduction
• High ISO speed noise reduction
• Peripheral illumination correction

Drive modes
• Single
• Continuous: 3.7 fps up to 34 Large/Fine JPEG / 6 RAW frames *
• Self-timer 10 secs (2 sec with mirror lock-up)
• Self-timer continuous
Mirror lockup Yes (custom function)
Viewfinder • Pentamirror
• 95% frame coverage
• Magnification: 0.87x (-1 diopter with 50 mm lens at infinity)
• Eyepoint: 19 mm
• Dioptric adjustment: -3.0 to +1.0 diopter
• Fixed precision matte
• Proximity sensor disables LCD shooting mode information
Viewfinder info
• AF information (AF points focus confirmation light)
• Shutter speed
• Aperture value
• ISO speed (always displayed)
• AE lock
• Exposure level/compensation
• Spot metering circle
• Exposure warning
• Flash ready
• High-speed sync
• FE lock
• Flash exposure compensation
• Red-eye reduction light
• White balance correction
• SD card information
• Monochrome shooting
• Maximum burst
• Highlight tone priority
DOF preview Yes, button
LCD monitor *
• 3.0" 3:2 TFT LCD
• 1040,000 pixels
• Approx 100% coverage
• Wide viewing angle (160° horizontal and vertical)
• Dual anti-reflection, anti-smudge
• 7 brightness levels
• Up to 10x zoom playback
LCD Live view
• Live TTL display of scene from CMOS image sensor
• 100% frame coverage (30 fps display rate)
• Real-time evaluative metering using CMOS image sensor
• Best view or exposure simulation
• Grid optional (thirds)
• Magnify optional (5x or 10x at any point on the screen)
• Optional Auto-focus with mirror-down / mirror-up sequence
• Quick or Live mode autofocus
Record review
• Uses last play mode
• Magnification possible
• 2 / 4 / 8 sec / Hold
• Auto pop-up E-TTL II auto flash
• Guide number approx 13
• Modes: Auto, Manual Flash On/ Off, Red-Eye Reduction
• X-Sync: 1/200 sec
• Flash exposure compensation: +/-2.0 EV (0.3 or 0.5 EV steps)
• Coverage up to 17 mm focal length (27 mm FOV equiv.)
External flash
• E-TTL II auto flash with EX-series Speedlites
• Hot-shoe
Other features
• Orientation sensor
• In-camera copyright information
• Automatically writes FAT16/FAT32 depending on capacity
Auto rotation
• On (playback uses orientation data in file header)
• Off
Playback mode
• Single image
• Single image with info (histogram brightness / RGB )
• Magnified view (1.5 - 10x in 15 steps, browsable)
• 4 and 9 image index
• Auto play
• Image rotation
• Jump (by 10, 100 or date)
Custom functions * 12 custom functions with 36 settings
Menu languages *
• English
Firmware User upgradable
Connectivity *
• USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed)
• Video out (PAL / NTSC) (integrated with USB terminal *)
• HDMI mini output (HDMI-CEC)
• E3 type wired remote control
• Remote Controller RC-6
• External microphone (3.5mm Stereo mini jack
Audio *
• Mono microphone on front
• Mono speaker on rear
• External stereo mike (optional)
• SD / SDHC card
• SDXC card *
Power *
• Lithium-Ion LP-E8 rechargeable battery
• Approx 440 shots (23°C AE 50%, FE 50%), CIPA standard
• 4 level battery life display
• Optional ACK-E8 AC adapter kit
Battery Grip * Yes, BG-E8
Direct printing
• Canon Selphy Printers
• Canon Bubble Jet Printers with direct print function
• Canon PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge
• PictBridge
Dimensions 129 x 98 x 62 mm (5.1 x 3.9 x 2.4 in)
Weight (inc batt/card) 530 g (1.17 lb)
• Zoom Browser EX / ImageBrowser
• Digital Photo Professional (Windows / Mac)
• PhotoStitch
• EOS Utility (inc. Remote Capture; Windows & Mac except Mac Intel)
• Original Data Security Tools
• Picture Style Editor


Yay! Sold the Wii!!!!!!


Wednesday, May 12, 2010


Transcript from my Mothers day  texts with my son.  I was out of town and he forgot I had told him.  So I never got the present.  We did at least have lunch and it was very nice.

Text Messages the next day:

Me:  Do you think I could at least get a picture of the present?

Him:  Kinda starting to wilt...

Me:  So? You keeping them?

Me:  Yeah pretty sad looking. But I did tell you I wasn't going to be around that day so you could plan accordingly. Sorry you forgot.


Monday, May 10, 2010


Today was a hard day for me. I just think that my family is falling apart just because my father is trying to take care of Mother all by himself and needs help badly only he won't admit it.

So here are some more pretty flowers from my yard to cheer me up :)

I am really sad that our wonderful family has come to this.

Sunday, May 9, 2010


Got up early and my sister and I went to Mother's for the day even though I had just seen her Friday.

It was really tiring and a little sad as it has been for a while now.

We had hamburgers for lunch at 5:00 pm then just went home.

Saturday, May 8, 2010


And a pretty bug :)

Not that many out there. But what is looks really good.