June 14th, 2008 | 17 Comments »

I loved this image of an old house, sandblasted bricks prepped for new paint, with its spring blossoms. My friend, Marie, of Portland, Maine, took this on one of her bike rides.

Enjoy!

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May 18th, 2008 | 9 Comments »

Sorry I’m not churning out anything this weekend. The purple plates site has me in brain freeze mode, and once I open Dreamweaver, my life is over for a while.

Blast this one-track mind.

For you puzzlers, here is the picture of Ass Burger Boy I posted earlier.

It’s a toughie, even on easy mode.

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May 10th, 2008 | 20 Comments »

Call me a Grammie’s girl, but I am crazy about my Grammie. She was the person I hurried toward when my own mother died, and she has always been a constant source of love and comfort to me.

She has been in hospital for over a week now, and last Monday, she broke her pelvis. Apparently, the pain meds have made her loopy, and she thought she could walk.

She wasn’t properly restrained, and she got out of bed, only to fall once more. They have taken her to a larger centre for a CAT scan.

She hates that she doesn’t remember things the way she used to, and I can honour that. I wish I was ready to let her go, but I long to be able to see her just one more time. I was hoping it was when I was scheduled to work in that area, but it sure isn’t looking good now, and I really can’t afford the trip right now.

Pneumonia is a real concern for elderly immoblilized patients. Please reach into your hearts and send a prayer of love to Grammie along with me.

Today’s puzzle is an image of Grammie that I call Tricky Ole Bird.

I love you, Grammie. I hope you are in shape to field your mother’s day calls tomorrow.

And Mom? I’m sending my love to you, and know that you feel it.

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April 26th, 2008 | 16 Comments »

The contest for the Bloggy Giveaways Carnival is over, and I have duly entered all of the comments from each day that the contest ran. I stipulated that those who came back and commented on subsequent posts would get an extra shot at the prize. I was hoping that the winner would be someone who would appreciate what they had won, because it really is a beautiful, meaningful piece of art.

To determine the winning comment, I went to the trusty random.org and used the random integer generator.

It selected number 60. And commenter number 60? Drum roll, please…

Is Teeni! I couldn’t be more thrilled! Congratulations, Teeni. Now email me your snail mail info, and that puppy will be in the mail.

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I have a different kind of image for you to puzzle this week. I mentioned earlier that I had begged two photographers from my mailing list for images that I could use, and this one is from Jill in Phoenix. You should go and check out her other amazing images.She just made a big sale to a corporate client, but she isn’t all snooty about it. I fell in love with this image and wanted to ask her if I could use it as wallpaper on my desktop, but she offered it as a puzzle. I’m going to give you a preview of it here, and then you can assemble it. Ain’t it purdy?

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April 19th, 2008 | 7 Comments »

I guess I will have to go out and take some interesting pictures because I’m out of puzzle material. I can, however, still beg, and I contacted two members of my mailing list to get a loan of one of their images.

As a bonus, I have elected to post a picture of the pre-puzzle image first. Thanks go to Marie in Maine for her image.

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