July 15, 2011

5000 photos to go....


well, i did it. i took a break. a breather of sorts. 
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did i get anything painted or sewn. nope. but i went to the grocery store and my almost 12,000 photos are finally somewhat organized and archived correctly. accomplishing that, literally devoured most of my days and even a few nights. believe me. it was not a job for the weak.


i survived by eating these sandwiches. 
here's my secret. day old multi-grain bread, with a layer of provolone, roasted red pepper hummus, fresh basil and crumbled goat cheese. grill just like you would any grilled cheese sandwich and devour. 
i kid you not. these are the best.


this is artwork by new friend ryan. 
his grandmother and mother each have a booth at the wednesday farmer's market i go to. 


i think he'a fairy of sorts. 
not everyone can magically hide among sugar snap peas and create beautiful pictures.



i have to admit. 
as much as i love all the produce i buy twice a week at the market. 
i like him best of all.
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happy weekend everyone. 
i hope the breezes around you are soft and gentle and that you wake each morning to an orchestra of birds playing your favorite songs. and if you can, buy yourself a basil plant and live off of it for days and days. i promise you'll love it. 
oh weekend. thank you for being you.
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{all photos sooc}

35 comments:

  1. Congrats to you on the photo organizing! That is quite the accomplishment, given the number you had to do!!!!
    Your sandwich looks yummy and the healthy sort we all love. Lucky you with talented fairy artists at your farmers market -heck, I'd settle for just a farmers market!

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  2. i have been missing your visits and comments... [sniff]. :)

    glad you got organized tho. ryan is a doll. what a cutie...

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  3. Happy Friday to you! Glad you got your 12k photos sorted. What a job!

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  4. What an amazing accomplishment! How do you store and archieve your pictures. We have so many and I don't even know where to begin! Plus we have tons of old 35 mm's I want to scan.

    The sandwich sounds so tasty! I've been at hospital with my mom for four days, hoping to go home today. Keeping fingers crossed that my herb garden is still alive and well! If so, I'll be trying it out!

    Happy Friday!

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  5. i am impressed! i need to get organised with my photos and find a way to easily categorise/archive them so i can pull up things as i need them.

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  6. Ryan is a doll...I would agree that he would be by far the best thing at the market.

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  7. now can you come over here and organize my photos! Glad you got it done ... cause that means we're going to see more of you! :-)

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  8. missed you, my friend

    he is a really cute little kid
    :-)

    i loved the last paragraph ...ALOT !!!

    happy weekend

    love,
    kary and teddy
    xx

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  9. i finally purchased my annual basil plant just last week. i had been missing it!

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  10. why.... yes... I do believe he is a fairy! He was just hiding his wings.

    Di

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  11. Have a wonderful day dear girl :D

    gonna try those sandwiches for sure!
    xx
    z

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  12. good for you! enjoy the fruits of your labors!

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  13. Sorting photos is a chore I save for winter months when I need an excuse for not shoveling snow.

    That sandwich looks delicious!

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  14. lucky lucky you .. a yummy sandwich AND an artist ... big hugs to you and happy weekend!!

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  15. I love Ryan!!!!!! So cute!

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  16. Id like to invite everyone to read a blog post today of a woman who joined the old order Mennonite church from the outside. I'm extremely lucky in publishing her very first, and most likely last post on Amish Stories. A lot of work was involved in her getting permission to be even able to write anything on the internet, and permission was given by her bishop. So please stop by and read about a woman who gave-up her car and other worldly possessions for the person that she loved. Richard from Amish Stories.

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  17. i love that these are sooc. so cool! happy weekend!
    XO

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  18. thanks for sharing your
    sugarsnap fairy
    and the goat cheese sprinkles
    and the balmy breezes wishes.
    sweet basil grace
    to you and all of those
    wonderful photos,
    Jennifer

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  19. 12,000!!!!!!! Holy corrolly!!!! I'm feeling kind of lazy in the picture taking department hearing this! The sandwich sounds amazing. Will have to try it when I get back from our trip.

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  20. Okay, that's it. Maybe we are long lost sisters, or twins. I LOVE basil, have a plant, and my photos are organized. Does this make me a sweet as you are?

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  21. Oh Ryan is a true artist or a fairy hidden there. Your sandwich sounds amazing, love basil and have some in the garden. Now next time you give us a computer tip, I would love to learn what you did with all those pictures. I need to do it too.

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  22. Oh, that sandwich looks amazing! That's a lot of photos to organize! I bet it feels good to have it nearly finished!

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  23. glad you got your pictures under control a bit. that is a huge thing to put a check on..... and I tell you, this ADHD brain completely is in awe of hanging tight on tasks such as that!

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  24. Ryan looks like a fun little boy, love farmers markets, glad you have most of your photos done. enjoy the weekend, you are always a part of my day, hugs.

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  25. Glad to see you!

    Ryan is certainly a charming little fellow :)

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  26. :) Now I want one of those sandwiches! And a basil plant.
    That Ryan is a little doll!

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  27. I started organizing my photos last week and then stopped. I'm having difficulty deciding on the best way to organize them. Any ideas?

    And kudos to you for finishing your photo organizing task!

    That sandwich looks delish! I have fresh basil growing in my herb garden but haven't eaten any yet. I know, for shame! I will have to give that sandwich a try!

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  28. This drawing is the true art does not have to envy Pcasso or Dali, it is best that drawing is a child speech feñiz, I am an educator of children and I congratulate you heartily, abrazos.y greetings to the great artist,

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  29. I meant happy child hugs.

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  30. HE is adorable! And YOU are amazing - I would be driving through McDonald's for sandwiches (and solace) if 12,000 images were staring me in the face. But then, if they were YOUR images, perhaps I would be happier about the whole shebang. These are just wonderful.

    xoxo

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  31. i adore how you share life's little pleasures and pains in ways that help my day feel better because you shared a word, a photo, a sentence that was just what i needed to hear or see or both :)

    happy weekend

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  32. I'd love to know a secret for organizing photos, too. I have almost 12,000 now and oy boy do I need to organize... thanks!

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  33. that sandwich takes my breath away...I want one!!!! And I love that you find the real beauty at the farmer's market!! ;)

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  34. Sweet. I have my special foods that I eat during that kind of work weekend. Sometimes it's nothing but beans and cornbread for days, three meals a day.

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  35. Those sandwiches sound amazing! I'm glad they sustained you through 12,000 photos--I cannot imagine. I get overwhelmed by just a few hundred!

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