Thanks to Melanie for this idea. Here is a digital version of my Christmas card for 2008. I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year too.
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
(Those of you who know me will say, "Which camera?" The Nikon D60 that I HAD TO HAVE when two friends at church turned me on to the series. Yes I know, I should go to a support group. "Hello, my name is Joyce and I'm addicted to new technology...")
Posted by Joyce B. at 11/19/2008 11:28:00 PM
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Today is an anniversary that we MUST take time to remember.
My mom and I have traveled to New York City together twice. We made a trip with friends in April of 2001 to celebrate my 30th birthday. We also celebrated Mom's 76th birthday with a trip in July of 2004.
We visited Ground Zero on our trip in 2004 - below are some of the pictures I took that day. (I wish I had digital pictures from the trip in 2001 - it would make these pictures all the more poignant.)
can see in front of the line of traffic.
The building with the banner is 7 World Trade Center.
Posted by Joyce B. at 9/11/2008 04:54:00 PM
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
I have a new friend living with me at the moment. I think he's cute. I've decide he can stay... as long as he understands he can't infringe on my space. Currently he lives in the garage. I believe he used to live near the front porch in these weird plants that used to be there before Dad and I dug them out. Not sure where he's been since we did that a year or two ago. (And I can't find my original pictures from the plant area to see how he's grown!)
* For those of you curious, these were taken with the closest available camera - which was not the new Nikon. I have many Nikon pictures to post. Stay tuned.
Posted by Joyce B. at 9/10/2008 10:37:00 PM
Friday, August 22, 2008
Several days ago a great friend got back in touch with me and she called me out on my serious lack of blogging. I wasn't going to include the text of her message here, but I think you'd enjoy it. And maybe she will too. I'm not naming names. Just responding.
"Really blogging once a year seems a little goofy for someone who travels as much as you! You thought I wasn't paying attention!"
I'm pretty sure that I haven't been on a trip since last June or July when I went to Chicago. I'm not counting the numerous trips to San Antonio since last August when I started helping my uncle. I should have taken some pictures of San Antonio, but all I have are pictures from his old (interesting and dusty) apartment and a few from his new place. I can't think that you would be interested in those, but I'll include a couple because I ALWAYS have pictures in my posts. His new place is rearranged a bit now and there is a nice bed spread too. (Please note that if cell phone cameras were any good at all, I'd have some VERY interesting things to show you from the cabinet cleaning in the kitchen.)
Posted by Joyce B. at 8/22/2008 02:22:00 PM
Monday, August 18, 2008
1. Lyle Lovett in concert - if you're paying attention then you already know this about me. I recently saw him at the new venue in Austin - The Long Center. What a nice venue! Great location, great views from the courtyard and outdoor balconies, easy parking and super acoustics. Pictures are below. Should I mention that I also have a crush on the cello player, John Hagen, and the acoustic guitar player, Keith Sewell (who also plays mandolin and sings).
Lyle, Willie Green, Jr., and Arnold McCuller
SweetPea Atkinson, and Arnold McCuller
Lyle, Gene Elders on violin (hidden), and Sam Bush on mandolin
2. Blue Bell's Southern Blackberry Cobbler Ice Cream - it might be too late for me to tell you about this because Blue Bell's website says it's a "rotational flavor" which they make available for three months. Thank goodness, because I can't walk by a half gallon without buying it and eating it. Look for it - purple in color with a brown rim. Yum!
** I might love the ice cream more than Lyle and his band, but it seemed wrong to put food first. **
Posted by Joyce B. at 8/18/2008 05:57:00 PM
Wednesday, June 04, 2008
Is anyone still checking my blog? I know that I have been a slacker. A huge slacker. It's really sad. Along the way I've thought of things about which I should blog. Now, of course, I have no idea what those thoughts were.
Because I have been AWOL - the only people who might see this are those that use a blog reader like Google Reader.
And for those people - I present the view from my office window... Where you can see my pet deer, her fawn, a squirrel and a cute little bird.
Posted by Joyce B. at 6/04/2008 06:22:00 PM
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Last week I did something I don't recall ever doing. I had three milkshakes. Yes, three. I didn't have three in one day, I promise. I had one on Monday, I think, then one on Thursday, and one on Friday.
Only two of them were remarkable. There is a hamburger joint near my office called Wally's. It's a family owned place. In fact I think my next door neighbor's father owns it. He promised me one time he'd get me some coupons, but nothing! Anyway, I had a burger there once and it was nothing spectacular. But Monday night I just wanted a shake, so I went through drive through and low and behold I saw the choices! Butterscotch? Cherry? Vanilla? Chocolate? Sounds super. I chose a small butterscotch shake. OH MY GOODNESS! It was great! So great! Gone in about ten minutes, maybe five. I thought of it all week and had another one on Friday. And that was after I had a boring chocolate shake from Whataburger in a fit of madness on the way back from San Antonio Thursday night.
Just so you know, I have passed Wally's several times a day since then and have not succumbed to temptation. This week I am shake free. But I have had Halloween candy.
Tomorrow I'll do better. I promise.
Posted by Joyce B. at 10/27/2007 01:45:00 PM
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
I will get in trouble with my friend Teresa if I don't mention that she and I saw Jack Ingram at the River Road Ice House in New Braunfels, Texas, earlier this summer.
It was fun but rather warm and very crowded! As you can see Jack closes his eyes a lot when he sings and sweats just the like you and me.
BTW that means I saw Jack Ingram and Lyle Lovett twice each this year. Funny!
Posted by Joyce B. at 10/23/2007 05:31:00 PM
And now for the pictures of Keith Urban and The Wreckers. It's not hard to narrow it down to just a few of Keith in this case because many were dark and or blurry. The Wreckers pictures all turned out very dark, so you'll get just one.
Keith did a really great show and I'd recommend him to anyone. You know more music of his than you think! I'll go next time he's in Austin if you anyone wants to go.
Posted by Joyce B. at 10/23/2007 11:34:00 AM
Monday, October 22, 2007
I promised pictures from the other two concerts that I attended over the summer. The first was The Wreckers opening for Keith Urban and the other was Little Big Town opening for Martina McBride. Keep in mind that I'm taking care of you by posting only a few of the hundreds and hundreds of pictures that I took. For whatever reason, I only took my small digital camera to these two events... So no 10x zoom! You'll easily be able to tell at which concert I had 3rd row seats and at which I did not!
I think I'll limit this entry to LBT and Martina.
As a bonus, I saw Taylor Kitsch who stars as Tim Riggins in the NBC TV show Friday Night Lights. Scroll to the bottom for that picture.
Little Big Town, all together but a bit blurry.
We happened to be sitting on the best side of the stage, in my opinion!
Actor Taylor Kitsch (in white) enjoying LBT and Martina.
Posted by Joyce B. at 10/22/2007 05:58:00 PM