Sunday, November 30, 2008


its so cold out and so cozy inside.

i made my last trip to the train station and am enjoying the warmth and quiet of the house before the work week starts.

i took a few shots looking out.

Saturday, November 29, 2008


is it possible to be too nice?

if so,my grandson kyle would be guilty as charged.

we celebrated his 11th birthday today.

Friday, November 28, 2008


the day after thanksgiving means football, as in the carcass bowl.

before you ask,noone got hurt!

i have finished with a picture from last years carcass bowl.

boys will be boys:)

late entry 11/27/2008

computer problems yesterday.

i hope you all had a happy thanksgiving.

we had a happy family day with much food,football and quite a few laughs.

unfortunately i did not get my camera going untill late in the day.

these are a few shots of andy in his new union suit which he broke out around 8 :)

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


i am pooped.

and i am stealing linda's busy day idea.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


that trophy almost escaped me completely.i just sat down to relax a few minutes before bed and i remembered the "competition".oh no, i almost forgot.

i have no energy creative or otherwise left in me so i took a picture of my goodnight snack.

a little wine,pretzels and a clementine.

thrilling stuff:)

Monday, November 24, 2008


another busy day and the countdown to thanksgivinig is looming over all womens heads:)

i try to do a few things each day to prepare for the pictures reflect where my mind is.

Sunday, November 23, 2008


snow on pumkins!was very excited to see the jayme i am getting in the holiday much to do before thursday but i am hopeful it will all get done.

Saturday, November 22, 2008


these old glasses always remind me of my dear old dad .he was an optician when it was more of an art form and much of the work was done by hand.

here's to you of the sweetest men i ever knew.

Friday, November 21, 2008


took a walk and enjoyed the parade in the cold.

it was amazing how many people turned out.

i am so happy to be living in johnstown!

Thursday, November 20, 2008


this is the piano i learned to play grandmother bought it for us hoping to have a musical grandchild.there were six of us and i think i can safely say the "gift"escaped our generation.the flute is the one my youngest son andy learned to play on.his teacher said he was the best flute student she ever taught.unfortunately, he did not stay with it.but wouldn't it be great if gram could have heard him play!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


had to happen.

i have used one of my bowls as a subject.

(i am sure they will pop up again.)(and again)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


it's tuesday and that means something special happens at the polidores.

we have ashley for dinner and transport to and from voice lessons and coral group.

i am in charge of dinner and joe is in charge of transportation.

it is ridiculous how much joe and i look forward to this .we discuss menu ,set a pretty table with candles and eat things like tacos and icecream sandwiches:)

i was able to catch a quick picture as ashley and pop pop headed out.

Monday, November 17, 2008


so glad to get outside but oooooo it's cold!


cold,barren promising of the winter weather and snow to come.

i love it.

i really can't explain my love of november but to me there is something beautiful and pure about it all.

i got a few pix before the sun went down.

Sunday, November 16, 2008


well, i believe i have hit bottom.

my photos today are of salt and pepper shakers:(

but,i did play with my camera and discovered how to take black and whites and a few other little tricks which i am afraid you will all be subjected to sometime soon.

one more day on call.

looks like i am going to make it!

actually i have enjoyed the alone time and the time i spent with all of you.


Saturday, November 15, 2008


i hate sick children.

really,nothing is more stressful in my profession than caring for sick kids.

there is so little room for error and the whole hospital experience can be so traumatic for both child and parent.

fortunately, in a small community hospital we rarely see little ones with serious illnesses.

we have a few tools and toys:) to make their experience more pleasant.

Friday, November 14, 2008


well, i have quite a challenge.i am on call all weekend so i probably will be spending most of my time at smh.we'll see what i can come up with.

today i took a picture of "corn bags for sale".the colors caught my eye and they have a bit of a storey.jayme's mom made them and is giving the proceeds towards jayme's africa fund.don't look for any fuzzy ones because i bought them all:)

great weekend to you all.

Thursday, November 13, 2008


another busy day.

where does the time go?

my granddaughter spent some time with me after school/work and we had supper together.

i took her to dance class and picked her up after.(wonderful to spend any time with her,esp 1 on 1.)

these are a few shots of her and cameron eating watermelon and kyle at the computer .

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


well,i am certainly not feeling the inspiration that i was yesterday! anyways,just like many situations in life just showing up is somehow an accomplishment:)

i took pictures of my winter boots which are sitting ever ready at the back with flash and one with natural light.i also hit the front stairwell again.

included will be one of the museum..............

i hope you all do the same so we can share more of our field trip pictures.

Monday, November 10, 2008


what a goldmine we discovered today!thank you trish for your wonderful most difficult task as i blog tonight is to choose just a few photos as not to overblog:).good to see everyone.