Sunday, July 05, 2009

A rainy 4th and random thoughts

We didnt go to see fireworks last night as I had hoped. It rained most of the evening so the large public displays were cancelled. I heard at least one was rescheduled for tonight but I'm not sure if we will go or not.

We did go to Trent's parents house for dinner. Talk about some yummy food. His father grilled ribs and tenderloin. Oh man oh man!! I could have eaten my weight in them. Poor Trent was so full he could barely breath.

I made cupcakes, brownies and sliced some home-grown tomatoes (that I am very proud of) to take down there for the dinner. I didn't get pictures of any of it because they werent anything special. I had bought a cake decorating kit some time back and had planned on decorating the cupcakes...Or try to anyway. But of course, being the procrastinator that I am, waited till the last minute to make them so I just threw some red, white and blue sprinkles on top. One of these days I am going to get that kit out and just play around with it. new favorite words here lately..."one of these days I'm gonna......."

I have no new projects to share or photos to post. I do have several that I have taken at Steven's and Lathan's baseball games that I am in the process of editing. As well as some of my dear friend Jana's beautiful kiddos. Once I have those edited I will post a few of my favorites.

Kristy has been trying to teach me how to do watermarks for my shots, but I just can't seem to "get it". She made the cutest logo for me and I want to be able to use it to watermark my photos. Ugh....I really wish I knew more about my PSE. I figured out how to get it saved into my brushes but everytime I try to apply it to a photo it doesn't look just as I had hoped. I am wanting it to just have the letters, but it ends up with the box around it.. I tried to play around with it but ended up getting flustered and stopped. LOL.

Sorry Kristy. You are an excellent teacher..but I am a lousey student.

I have also started reading "The Host" by Stepanie Meyer. I'm about half way through it. It seems to be a good book but to be honest it hasn't grabbed me like her other books have. The Twilight Saga was just so addicting. I don't seem to have the level if addiction with this book. I read it at night before I go to sleep. With the Twilight books I read them every chance I had...I neglected my housework for a week to read all four books..LOL.

But I did stay up way to late last night reading. So I got a late start today. Here it is almost 3pm and I'm still drinking coffee. It is also another raining gloomy day and I dont want to do much.

Well I guess I'm off to do some laudry..( that stuff is never ending). The facebook apps are calling my name too. heehee. I may try to tackle some editing later.

I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday weekend.

~Monica Jo~

(C&R I love and miss you)


Melissa S said...

Hey Mon!

I didn't care too much for the Host have gotten farther than me..I gave up after like page 50 or so. I can almost taste those ribs gosh darn it...

LMK how you been...

~kRiStY~ said...

OMG Monica, I really do wish I lived back home! I'd come over, or make you come over, (yes, make you leave your shelter) and let me show you how to do it! Don't worry, I'll take care of you!

But for a bit of information right now, when you first saved the logo, you should have saved it a PNG file. But don't worry, I will take care of you, give it a few days....

charlotte said...

I think I am the only person on the planet who has not read the Twilight series of book- so embarrassed to admit that!

What a yummy spread for the 4th!