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11-24-2004, 11:52 PM
Hi everyone:) Been a nice sunny day in the North Island of NZ today, but alas, in the land of Elaine and Rod, it is a bit wintry. I think Rod might even be getting webbed feet;)

Out this morning to visit the sick and elderly. Spent a long time, just chatting and 'be-ing'. I so enjoy them all.

Then this afternoon, more gardening. My knee is still strapped, and as long as it is, I can do more with it. Will take a little time to heal the physio said.
But it's on the way.

Hello to everyone yet to come, hope your day is a good one and Happy Thanksgiving to all those celebrating it:)
It's nearly dinner time here, and I'm waiting for the chef to come home and cook it - his turn tonight:)

11-24-2004, 11:56 PM
Hi all

Happy Thanksgiving to all you folks below the border.. May your turkey be well done and the stuffing put you on the couch.. :wink2:

Not much happening here. Rain all day just poured.. Made a thingy for my scooter to keep me from getting drenched and seemed to work ok.. Adjust my canes holder and umbrella holder so they would all fit.. Works pretty good.

Painted a few things last few days. All junk.. lol

Oh well, What can ya do when you live in a shoe??

Move to a Boot and live in a Highrise. lol

Have a great day all. And good Thanksgiving down south.


11-25-2004, 12:24 AM
Hi and good morning everybody... yesterday I could hardly sit at my desk and couldn't be at wetcanvas a lot... so HAPPY THANKSGIVING DAY to everyone celebrating it today...

BTW we are expecting snow again this afternoon :)... they say it will be more than that on Monday... so we are all alarmed again :D... if it comes down we have to suffer alot at the traffic this evening :rolleyes:... better I get something with me to read...

11-25-2004, 01:24 AM
Good Thursday

waiting for late arrival of daughter's plane from Portland, OR

Thanks, Johnnie!!

Thanks, vasil

Hopefully everyone will have a great day!!

11-25-2004, 01:35 AM
HI Everyone

It is now 1:30 am here in Ohio. Hey Sylvia I beat you up today. Actually I was tired & went to lay down after supper & just got up. Just took the dog out & it is raining & very COLD. Weird weather tonight. When I left work this afternoon the clouds were parting & blue sky could be seen overhead. Headed home for my 1/2 hour drive & the skys changed dramatically. Dark with tornado warnings & the temp dropped rapidly. Lightening too. Snow flurries today.

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone

This year its just my husband, my sister & brother in law, my dad & stepmom.
My boys flew out to meet up with their dad & stepmom who are visiting relatives in PA. We're going out to eat. Today I will have onion soup topped with bread & cheese. Prime rib as the main meal. Friday evening will have traditional dinner with my sisters kids & all the little ones.

Friday I will finish painting my sons bedroom. Picked up the new headboard/footboard this evening after work. By the time the boys get home Sunday evening my oldest sons bedroom will be done. He'll have time over Christmas break to personalize it with his belongings.

Work is going better. I've gotten into things this week. My co-workers are alot of fun so that helps.

Off to read my book for a little while & then back to bed.


11-25-2004, 03:45 AM
Good morning to all after long time :wave: :wave:

sunny, lovely but very cold day here, when I was going to work in the morning I needed hat, two jumpers and warm gloves. Winter is here! Now I have cup of hot herbal tea by the computer, listening Shrek soundtrack and thinking of you all as I missed you a lot. :music:

Lol! Johnnie ... living on boat is one of my dreams. If I would win lottery, I would move to yacht, sail from port to port, or just follow the sun and paint all the beauty around .... :D

Pampe :wave:

Anita ... brave girl. I still go around and leaving painting room for spring. Just 14 days new heating was done to attic and new tubes are going through my room so they are freshly painted to white. Diffrence between that white ... and my "white" walls is nightmare. Now I discovered that my room's walls are in fact ugly gray.

11-25-2004, 05:16 AM
Good Thursday Evening from me.. Just after 8.0pm here..

Spent the best part of the afternoon at the Dr's with Elise. He says he doesn't want to take her tonsils out. He says it would make things worse. I said well it jolly well didn't with Tania and I.. He has given her antihistamine, Zyrtec Liquid. Tania is going to ask for a refer to a specialist.

This is rediculous, the poor kid can't go thru life with a runny nose when a tonsilectomy will cure it..

We got our groceries and came home. Unplacked groceries to find that someone had nicked 2 eggs out of the carton I bought..:mad: The ONLY time I didn't check.. :(

Oh well such is life..

I am off to watch Getaway (http://getaway.ninemsn.com.au/) now.. :)

Huggles .......... Have a great Thanksgiving..

11-25-2004, 05:18 AM
Hello All :wave:

We.ve had a cold windy wet day , but it doesn't affect you at work :)

Its nearly midnight here,

Goodnight Gang :)

11-25-2004, 05:32 AM
Good Morning all,

It is almost 5:15 a.m. here in chilly Ohio. Anita is right, last night's weather was one for the books. Starting at dinner time the TV weathermen were on with dire warnings of tornadoes. We moved from the Tornado Watch status to Tornado Warning for a bit. Then they forecast heavy rain, hail, and winds. Fortunately, none of it came to our little area, most was farther north (up where Anita lives! Yikes!). They were even saying we might have a dusting of snow this morning, but all I see on the ground are the golden leaves of the maple from next door.

One of the things I am thankful for today is the camaraderie and friendship of my cyber-friends here in the Wash and on Wet Canvas.

Will start the dinner preparations after breakfast. Traditional menu of roast turkey and gravy with bread stuffing, mashed potatoes (for DH), succotash (lima beans and corn mixed), cranberry sauce, my Nonna Louise's meat dressing made from the turkey's giblets (like a country-style French pate), and pumpkin pie with whipped cream for dessert. Just smelling the turkey while it is roasting is part of what makes this day so special, not to mention the fabulous left-overs to pick on when the urge to eat again hits, and turkey-bone soup! Yum-m-m-m.

Found a terrific photo by Lady Carol in the IL that I want to paint next—it will be an abstract! Will have to wait a couple of days though, no time today.

Anita, I'm glad things are picking up for you at work. Maybe the higher-ups in the chain are getting more organized and you are actually able to do the job you were hired for. I'm sure your son will enjoy giving his freshly painted room some personal touches like an OU banner and posters of airplanes on the wall.

Jana, Good to see you here again. I was wondering how you were doing the other day. Hope the new company is getting off to a good start. Are you moved into your new room yet or is it still under construction?

Poor Vasil having to drive home in yet another snowstorm. Maybe this time it won't be so bad since people got their first taste of snow the other day.

Pam, Hope your girls have arrived safe and sound, your menu sounds scrumptious. Love pecan pie. M-m-m-m-m.

Bob, hope your girls arrived safe and sound after driving all night too. I'll bet all of you will be taking a little nap to get over the long night of driving and waiting. Your wife and daughters are lovely ladies from the photos in yesterday's Wash. (Ps-s-s-t, we're here for you to lean on with your concern over your wife's tests, no need to be the big, macho-man here, we understand (and some of us have even gone through the same worries).)

Johnnie, Thanks for the good wishes for Thanksgiving. Hope your invention keeps you dry and safe from the elements so you can still get out to Tim Horton's for coffee each day.

Lulu, What a wonderful thing you do to provide companionship to those who are housebound. Often people only need that contact with someone who is willing to listen to them. The elderly especially can become so isolated. Good for you. :angel:

Weaving Hi :wave: to all who are yet to come. Hope all in the Recovery and Waiting Rooms are doing much better today.



11-25-2004, 05:36 AM

Just had a phone call from the insurance re the payout for my car - they are offering me £700 less the excess which leaves me with just £450 - am not a happy bunny.

Why insure a car for a certain amount when it ends up that you make a claim you get nowhere near it - I know cars depreciate and in my opinion you should pay less each year for your insurance as you know you are going to get less as time goes on. Oooooooooh it makes me mad.

Anyway am going to refuse the first offer and tell them that my car was a very low mileage one and if I had sold it privately I would have expected at least £950 - $1000 for it - they are going off trade in price which is always lower grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!

Ok am off me soapbox!

Waving to everyone - Jana good to see you - you are missed you know - Happy Thanksgiving to whoever celebrates it - bbl.



11-25-2004, 06:36 AM
Good morning Washers! It's cold, wet and windy in SW Ontario this morning... We have an ice layer over everything, so it's doubly miserable... and trecherous... :(

I have a few work-related things to do and then I have the rest of the day to myself... think I'll paint... or print... :D

Lulu... my Aunt makes her *rounds* every Monday and Tuesday with her dog Tyler... everyone benefits... Good for you!!!!

Johnnie... I always say that and no one understands what I mean!!! LOL...

Vasil... could be worse... it could be freezing rain... :( Taking a book with you is a good plan...

Hope that everyone made it home safe and sound and are now warmly sleeping in their beds, Pam...

G'morning Anita... there's nothing quite like a freshly painted room... it feels so new... :D Glad that your job is going a little better!

Good morning Jana... I hope that everything is going well in your new company... and that's what's keeping you busy and away from WC... you are missed!!

JJ... my eldsest son suffered with alergies his entire life... 10 years ago, he moved to the west coast and hasn't sniffled since... except when he comes home for a visit... his nose was like a faucet... :(

LOL Rod... so true...

Dinner sounds pretty yummy, Syl... An abstract!!! :eek: It will be fun to work on, I'm sure...

Pat... Insurance Companies must be the same world wide... you can't win... and if you fight with them, they'll cancel your policy... grrrrgh

I need to roust Magoo from his nice, warm bed... so...

Beaming positive energy and good thoughts your way... :D :D :D

Ellen in Ont
11-25-2004, 06:38 AM
Good morning everyone,

Happy Thanksgiving to all who are celebrating. All the talk of turkey has made me crave it. I think I will stop off at the grocery store after meetings at work this morning and pick up a stuffed turkey breast. Just throw it in the oven frozen and in a few hours it is done. Easy supper tonight. :D

Almost finished decorating! Working on the last box. It is taking a while because it is full of the lights for all the windows as well as a large garland with lights and a set of working bells that actually play carols when you plug them in. It goes around a large arch and is the most difficult to put up because it is both heavy and delicate and none of the bells can be touching anything or they don't ring. After that last box, just a bit of details and then cleaning up. :clap: I will definately post pictures when I am all done.

Uschi - I am a lot older than 43, (I turn 50 in May) and both my boys have left the nest so no one but me to blame for all this work :D

Bob - Hope it is all good news for your wife and that the girls got in OK.

JJ - has Elise been tested for allergies? Just a thought. Hope she is feeling better soon.

Gotta go check out the gallery before I leave for work. Hate early meetings.

Have a safe, happy and creative day everyone. :wave:

11-25-2004, 07:09 AM
Oh it's not only new company. We are fighting to build some reputation and find good customers, which is not easy when nobody knows you. I will see during some time. One reason why I am not so often on WC is that my boos sit on place from which he has direct view on my monitor and even he knows that designing is not manifacture and I should have some breaks to clear brain, I still have bad feeling that somone watch over my shoulder. :crying:

The second reason is that I run early to home and works at home, because I recieved offer to do full ilustration for historical book of short stories, where each story is from diffrent area and time. There will be over 30 small pictures inside, some small, some big and of course cover. So in this days I still lay in some historical books with pictures and search for information, than do sketches and sketches. In fact Iam leaving drawing board and pencils only to go to work and take mouse to my hands ... uf! But on other hand it's good chance and I love this work. It's funny and stories are really good. :D

Sylvia ... oh not yet. We just did new heating system going to new attic, than we have to wait to spring to do second half of floor which will be from light concrete (first one is wooden) and for spring we also priper big action. When we will put layers of isolation to walls and do white false walls and finalise heating system. After that stage I will have one big open space without kitchen and bathroom, but I will probably move there even in that stage. :-))))

Char ... I missed you all too! :crying: :wave:

11-25-2004, 08:43 AM
Good morning Everyone!!! Snow covered roofs and ground, gray and cold.


Nothing new here; as mentioned last night, I finished the hydrangea painting, worked on it almost 3 days solid so now I should do some housework but Flo is coming over so will do a smaller and less time consuming painting and, of course, play scrabble. Will take photo when the light is better.

Bob, thanks for showing us photos of your wife and daughters - lovely family!!! I hope girls hve arrived home safe and sound!!

Same for Pam and Becka!!

JJ, ^^^^^ may be right; could well be allergies. Nobody payed any attention to that when my daughter was eight (almost 36 years ago). But then, if it was allergies, the tonsilectomy wouldn't have fixed the problem, would it?

Hi Johnnie!! Glad you are staying mobile with your new contraption :rolleyes: :D

Ellen, really looking forward to the photos!!!

:wave: to Lulu, Vasil, Rob and Sylvia!!

Pat, over here it's called the "little black book" where all the values of used cars in several conditions are listed and that is what insurance companies pay. It is especially devastating when one has a really good but old car, but is worth zero in the little black book. I too can't understand why insurance goes up while our cars' value goes down and then the second you buy a slightly newer version, insurance immediately goes up even more. I asked many times why, always get some doubletalk answer that nobody can understand.

Anita :clap: :clap: Maybe it will turn into a great job after all - hoping for you!!!!

Jana, WOW, illustrating a whole book - how wonderful!!! You will be famous!!!!

Char, this working for an american company has it's advantages - two days off, lucky you!!!! Happy painting!!!!Have you got one in mind??

O.K. have no idea who posted while I was typing but :wave: anyway and sending good thoughts to one and all!!!

11-25-2004, 09:08 AM
Char, this working for an american company has it's advantages - two days off, lucky you!!!! Happy painting!!!!Have you got one in mind??

Already drawn out!!! :D I'll even tell you what it is... I loved the apples composition that Chris and Kev did so much, that I've chosen to try my hand at it... with a couple of revisions... :evil:

Sometimes I manage to work both sets of holidays... other times, I seem to get them both off... rarely, it seems, can I stick to just one set... :D That's ok... pretty soon it won't matter! woo hoo!

3 days for your hydrangea... sounds about right... :D I had about 30 hours invested in the morning glories...

We did get a cookie dusting of snow... things look so much brighter... :D

Bob, I forgot to mention your beautiful family pics!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Jana... wow... illustrating a book of stories is tailor made for you and your wonderful talent... congratulations... I'll place my order for an autographed copy now...

11-25-2004, 09:16 AM
Happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrate the holiday.

or...Happy Thursday!! to those who do not.... :wave:

Need to get my boots on and stomp around in the snow we received last night. It is really pretty....and I am grateful the wind has died down from last nights gale force.

Enjoy the day.

Little Old Lady
11-25-2004, 09:22 AM
Thanksgiving Greetings :wave:
Going to Son abndDIL's in Green Bay for Thanksgiving. Will be a large group.
I am making my pork sausage dressing and daughter in making pies - 2 pumpkin, a pecan and an apple.
We will be staying overnight.
Got some 90# WC paper and am going to experiment with making some cards from Alz, patients paintings.
Hope all travelers arrived safely!
Have a Happy whatever.

11-25-2004, 09:25 AM
Char, I was browsing in the Gallery a bit and came back over her to say
"TRARA!!!! I know what you are painting next" :D (saw it in Kev's and Chris' challange), and here you are - secret already revealed :D What size??? Wishing you lots of fun!!!!!

Hi Beverly, nice to see you a bit more often over here!!

11-25-2004, 09:26 AM
Morning All!

Going to be another busy day here. Happy Turkey Day to all who are celebrating.

Char, that is a nice printer! What is it's IP address? I'll send all my print jobs down there!:D :evil: Char, my nose acts the same way your son's does as soon as I get to the Manitoba/Saskatchewan border! Very frustrating...:D

Jana, I was also thinking about you the other day. Congratulations on your book illustration commission. Do we get to see some of the drawings?

I need tea... BBL

Take care.

11-25-2004, 09:40 AM
Thank you Uschi...I really need to take more time to visit. *LOL* There is a fine art in chatting....I think I have lost most of it. But it is a lot like riding a bike...yes?

Here is a picture of the bushes in my front yard. The berries are really a bright red....will try to get another one if the sun comes out. This bush with its red berries and snow piled up would make a great Christmas card. It is almost like some delectable cherry desert with whipped cream on top.


11-25-2004, 09:53 AM
Hi everyone,

Happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrate it!

Been too busy the past couple of days to spend much time in the Wash.

As I was going out for coffee early this morning, I noticed something that I wanted to photograph. Some of you may know that I just can't resist those standard, trite subjects like sunsets & sunrises, and flowers. Well, this one is obviously different. Right outside my front door, revealed when I turned on the light, was this wee beastie:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Nov-2004/23514-005_crop-01.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Nov-2004/23514-007_crop-01.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Nov-2004/23514-009_crop-01.jpg

Speaking of taking photos, I'm really starting to enjoy it. So much so that I've decided to upgrade from my old 2.1 megapixel Sony to something better. I've gotten some thoughts & recommendations from those in the Photography Forum, but would welcome hearing what you all think. I've narrowed it down to 3 possibilities (listed here alphabetically by make):

1) Fuji FinePix S5100 - 4 megapixel, 10x optical zoom, around $500
2) Konica Minolta DiMage Z3 - 4 megapixel, 12x optical zoom, around $550
3) Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ20 - 5 megapixel, 12x optical zoom, around $600

If any of you have experience with one or more of these models, I'd love to hear what you think - what you like, what you dislike, etc.


11-25-2004, 10:18 AM
Beverly!!! I LOVE that photo! Can you get a larger size to me???

Dave... I love your spider!!! Aren't they fascinating? Can't give you any advice on purchasing a new camera... I do think that your zoom is a really important feature...

Uschi... painting a half sheet... my favourite size...

JoAnn... some of your WC friends might be interested in your cards... (moi)

Christie... LOL... It has a an ethernet card for networking... I don't know its address... :D It made my breakfast this morning...

11-25-2004, 10:20 AM
HAPPY T DAY, US washers!

Arrival safe and sound...even on time...so we were up till after 1AM.....*yawn*

DAVE...I got a Minolta DImage A1 this year and it ROX!!!!!
check it out.....


11-25-2004, 11:13 AM
Happy Thanksgiving to all who are celebrating!!

The girls got in safe and sound this morning around 2:30. It's hard for me to remember the exact time. I do know I spent about 45 minutes in the wee hours of the morning walking around the house smiling and saying important, intelligent things like "urrgh" and "yaawwwwnnn" and "huh"... :wink2:

TMTRI - be back later if there's any time and I can move off the couch!! Gotta go baste the bird!

11-25-2004, 12:07 PM
good...the chicks are all home to roost. :D

Char...I thought of you when I took those pics. I will post some large ones on the IL when I get home this evening.

11-25-2004, 12:48 PM
Hi Again,

Fun reading what you all are up to today.

Jana, the book commission sounds like it is made for you. I'm sure the illustrations are going to be terrific. I do hope you will share them with us as you do them.

It will take a little bit to get your business established and the going may be slow at the beginning, but once people become aware of your company, it will take off, I'm sure, if you are a sample of the talent that is involved.

Char, That printer is awesome (and scarey), yikes, my poor little Canon got a glimpse of the computer screen when the picture of your printer was on there and now my Canon has an inferiority complex — as well it should. :eek: :rolleyes:

CRS has set in, glad all the chicks are home with their respective Moms and Dads. Enjoy your visits.

Weaving to all who were here before me.

Just put the bird in the oven, too early to have the wonderful aroma of roasting turkey yet, give it another half hour or so and it will be heavenly. :music: Have both the bread and the meat dressings made and they are in the fridge waiting til closer to dinnertime to stick in with the bird to roast. We're aiming for 4:00 p.m. for serving the meal so we can have fun nibbling later tonight. :D

Off to do a quick zoom through the Gallery, then more proofreading ahead.



11-25-2004, 01:27 PM
HAPPYTHANKSGIVING :clap: :clap: :clap:

Ahhhhhh...finally getting some time to sit down and rest. Baked pumpkin pies yesterday, deviled eggs too. Hubby likes to bake the turkey and stuffing. I have the green bean casserole cooking, and sweet potato casserole will go in after turkey is out. Steve is trying a new thing with the stuffing he saw on a cooking show where you put it in muffin tins and bake it. Sounds good, has walnuts on top. Yummy!! Now if older daughter and her husband make it over we will have a happy Thanksgiving. They feel they need to go to both sets of parents houses on Thanksgiving and Christmas though..so unfortunately are going to his parents house first this year. They may be getting leftovers from us. That's okay though, will be nice seeing them later.

Great picture Bev!!! What kinda berries are those...they are beautiful and would make great Christmas card. :)

Dave, cool spider and web! When I see a spider web outside I always leave it...like on the porch...they especially seem to like to spin them around Halloween...make great decorations too! Here is one I took when we went camping once. My camera does not zoom past X2 so not a great pic and I didn't want to get too close..who knows if it jumps! :D


Have a great day everyone!

11-25-2004, 03:03 PM
Thanks Char, Pam, and Patty for responses to the spider. Talk about a hard act to follow - my creepy post immediately followed Fagan's beautiful winter scene.

Patty, I know what you mean about getting close to the subject when it's a spider - the lens was about 2 inches away on some of the shots.

Also, still agonizing over camera decision, but leaning towards the Lumix.

Hope your day was, is, or will be a good one.

11-25-2004, 03:43 PM
Hi everyone! :wave:

HAPPY THANKSGIVING to my American friends! I hope all of you have alot to be thankful for :) I'm really pleased that everyone who was travelling has arrived safely at their destinations :)

Dave, your spider looks alot like a spider I snapped the other day! The only difference was that mine only had 4 legs for some reason! lol I was so brave getting close enough to photograph it - I am terrified of spiders! :eek:

Bev, what a gorgeous photo!!!!

Char, ooooooh I know exactly which painting I would love a print of! :clap: :D (the morning glories please :angel: ) I have the beachcombers 300dpi 14.9mb file, can your email receive that?

JoAnn, making cards from the alzheimer patients art is a super idea, please show us when you do it!

JJ, I have always had a permanently runny nose, and it's most likely sensitive mucous membranes. Mine is worst when it's cold or around people who wear perfume. I'm shocked that she's being sent home because of something so minor!

Hi Jana!!!!!! :wave: Lovely to see you!!!! Thanks for letting us know what's happening in your life, we miss you!

*Weaving* to all I haven't mentioned individually, hugs to all, I need to get organised for a day out at Jaytee's tomorrow :D :clap:


11-25-2004, 04:21 PM
oooh...the spidies are giving me the shivers each time I scroll by. *LOL*

I just downloaded some berries in the snow pictures in the image library. Here is one I took this afternoon with the sun shining.


11-25-2004, 05:45 PM
OK, you want a spider..

This is some of my Sisters work...

its a tattoo, but is pretty realistic don't you think...

Speaking of sites, I have updated mine and added guest book..

Sharon Douglas
11-25-2004, 05:55 PM
Happy thanksgiving to all my american friends.

There are some wonderful photos today............yes even the spider ones too.
I`m looking forward to seeing the photos of Ellens decorations. :D

Jana :wave: :wave: We`ve missed you, congratulations on the commision.

Glad family members have arrived safely, I`m sure you`ll have a wonderful time together.

:o Shameless brag alert :o

I went to art group tonight and we had a portrait model in.
To cut a long story short a couple of the artists really like my picture, and were asking me how I did it.
After talking them through and explaining, what I`m thinking as I paint and the thoughts I have, and doing a couple of sketches to explain what I meant etc
they said that I should do some teaching as I`m very good at it, at this moment, a former student of mine happened to walk by and told them that I used to teach her, and how good I was etc.

Anyway they wanted to come to my classes,but I told them that I`d had to close them due to ill health etc.............so they`ve asked if I would give them private tuition after Christmas. :clap:

The only fly in the ointment though is one of them has a real fobia of cats and wouldn`t you know I`ve got one. :rolleyes:
I think the only other way around it is to start up the classes again( something which I`ve been thinking of for a while now, because I`ve had quite a few enquiries about them in the last month or two.)
Or I learn to drive and do the lessons at their homes.

We`ll see after Christmas..............time will tell.

Builders seemed to have gone smoothly today :clap: appart from the bathroom is still not finished.......it should have been finished last weekend :rolleyes: He worked all though the weekend too.
Never mind he`s doing a really good job............infact he`s a bit of a perfectionist, thats why it`s taking so long. :D

I`m off to bed now , I`ll have a peek at the gallery in the morning hopefully, and I promise to reply to those who have commented on Andy and my challenge paintings.

Goodnight :wave:

11-25-2004, 06:07 PM
Hi, Daves spider reminded me of one who would build a huge web every night from a tree to our front gate. I would be gone in the morning and rebuilt that night.
The runny nose is probably an allergy. Perhaps a note from the doctor, saying it is not contagious, and should be allowed in school. When I was teaching preschool this would have been policy. Perhaps some over protective parents complained.
I have been very tired lately and have been upset by someone on another forum. No one you know I am sure. In anycase, as I am going to be traveling, here and there thither and yon, I have decided not to post for awhile, and retreat into Lurkdom for a bit.
See you in the new year.


11-25-2004, 06:22 PM
Bev, I'll readily admit that your photos are much more appealing than mine.

Ruth, I remember seeing that spider the other day (in the photo forum ???). Nice shot. So I'm wondering - does a spider with just 4 legs limp somehow?

11-25-2004, 06:27 PM
Good Friday morning from me..

Great photos'.. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I miss the snow ..

Dave I too have the Minolta Dimage and I wouldn't change it for the world. I have even been reading the book, and OH MY!!!! The things this camera can do, even takes decent movies if you are so inclined..;)

I hope you all had a wonderful thanksgiving, and I am glad everyone made it home safe and sound..

:clap: :clap: CONGRATULAIONS JANA !! :clap: :clap:

JoAnn let us know how those cards come out. Are you painting on the 90lb or printing???

Sharon you gety those classes up and running girl, you here. Good for you and your students... :)

Well I gave Elise you 2.5 mils of Zyrtec this morning and runny nose stopped already.. So must be allergies then..

Tania is having her Laparoscopy ect this am close to lunch time I think. Poor kid she is scared for A. the results ......B. the proceedure. I told her it isn't that bad at all gosh she has had 2 Laparotomies this will be a walk in the park..

9.30am here morning tea time for Miss Elise........

Isn't this gif just toooooooo cute.........:)


11-25-2004, 06:30 PM
Dave...*LOL* I am deathly afraid of spiders...and snakes
Just one of those things. But...they are great photos!

11-25-2004, 08:15 PM
Hi everyone... I picked Magoo up from school and we did a little shopping (which I hate, but it's necessary)... he came away with a new pair of jeans and three shirts... apparently I've been shrinking his old ones... :evil:

I LOVE the spider pics... Sprite, yours is a beautiful orb or garden spider... She won't hurt you, but she loves to eat the bugs from your garden, including those as large as grasshoppers!!!

I think yours is also a garden spider, Ruth! Can you zip that file? I'm not sure that my email will handle something quite that large... I bought 90 lb. paper today to test out my prints... :D

Bev, thanks so much... I'll be checking out the IL shortly!!! :D

Dominic... THAT is scary! :D

Sharon... sounds like such a wonderful opportunity for you! Can you lock the kitty in a room for some period of time? Our Shadow LOVES to be locked in the coat closet (I have no idea why)...

JudyL... you will be missed!!!

JJ... our Derek took several short movies of the Twins and looking back on them now gives us gooseflesh!

I'm off the Gallery for a few minutes... then maybe I'll paint or veg (depending on the volume of noisemusic coming from the basement)... :D

11-25-2004, 09:34 PM
Thanks Char, Pam, & JJ for your thoughts about digicams. The zoom is the most important thing to me, followed by the resolution, then the ability to use manual settings (when I grow up I want to be a real photographer).

Took more pics of the same spider tonight, but they're pretty much like the ones you already saw. I'm surprised he's active given our relatively cold (down to low 40s Fahrenheit) nighttime temps lately.

Congrats Jana!!! The book illustration sounds like a perfect fit for you.

Goodnight all.

11-25-2004, 11:01 PM
7x zoom on hte Dimage. AND the manual setting are really easy once you read the book, which I might add is very easy reading.. :)


11-26-2004, 08:20 AM
7x zoom on hte Dimage. AND the manual setting are really easy once you read the book, which I might add is very easy reading.. :)


7X is good, but I've gotten used to the 10x optical on my old Sony. I'm gonna get either the Dimage Z3 (4 megapixel, 10x optical) or the Panasonic Lumix FZ20 (5 megapixel, 12x optical).

11-27-2004, 07:49 PM
7X is good, but I've gotten used to the 10x optical on my old Sony. I'm gonna get either the Dimage Z3 (4 megapixel, 10x optical) or the Panasonic Lumix FZ20 (5 megapixel, 12x optical).
AND he did folks.. got the Panasonic, can't wait to see the photos..