Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010
1)"I don't know what I would do without you". She said this to me at the first nursing home she lived at in MS. I visited her quite often then.
2)"Have a nice life" as we moved her to a TN nursing home and I moved to KY. She knew me then. She had alzheimer's. That one hit me pretty hard. I felt I was kind of leaving her all alone.
3) "who's the daddy?" she asked when a couple of years later when we brought Bay to TN to meet her. She is so funny. My cousin and I are her only grandchildren and we were children of divorce as babies(probably fetuses). so "who's the daddy?" may have been a familiar question 29 yrs ago. The funny thing is that Tony (THE daddy) was standing in the room with us.
My grandmother was a tough one. I never saw her cry. She just wasn't very emotional I guess. Other words to describe her: stubborn, blunt, smoker, dancer, mathematician, racist(born and raised in MS), unchanging(good and bad), mother, brave, selfless, giving, trustworthy, strong, and a hard worker. She worked a few jobs at the same time to take care of her children and was a single mom for a while. She didn't have any hobbies really.When she retired, she retired. She didn't do anything after that. She didn't knit or sew(but she knew how). She had a sweet tooth which caused her to bake butter cakes and iced sweet tea frequently. I liked that. She liked crumbled cornbread in milk. I guess it is a southern thing. Maybe a creation from not having much(depression?). Sometimes she would french braid or plat, she called it, my hair if I asked her to. But she wouldn't let me play with her hair. She mostly watched TV. She liked gameshows like wheel-a-fortune. I knew that she was ALWAYS there and wasn't going anywhere, that's for sure. I would sit and hold her soft hands. Do all old people have soft hands? Hers were so soft. I loved to hold her hand (And pinch her elbow skin which she would tell me that I would have it when I got old too). I loved her greatly and miss her from time to time.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Cubbies... Look at Bay. She posed for this one. She looks all grown up.
Then, daddy had his gig at Southeast Christian Church in the coffee shop. Bay got on stage for a Jars of Clay song she likes. She sang and did hand motions. She just couldn't resist the stage. She loves it.
Then a few crafts. Tissue paper flowers. They sorta look real. We did these with our Callihan freinds.
I painted most of the bunk bed pieces. I have the twin set up for Bay. We still need to purchase another mattress before painting and putting the top bunk together. Thanks for the tarp mom. It was very useful!
Friday, May 7, 2010
I increased the color and contrast here.Added the black faded edge here. messed with the exposure and contrast.
This is probably my favorite. I brightened the colors and it has a faded black edge. These all have names for the effects but I can't remember them. I just played around until I liked the image.
This is pretty cool. It is black and white but the flower is color.
Picnik.com is free and fun to play with for hours.
Thursday, May 6, 2010
I like the shadow in this one.
Imagine what I could do with an expensive camera and photoshop!