Thursday, April 29, 2010

Need a smile

and this certainly fixed that for me! It has been a long week already....

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Another angel going up to Heaven

Dana, I wish you peace on your journey today but most of all I wish and hope for peace to your mom and dad. words cannot express how deeply sorry I am for their loss......

“Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.”

— Eckhart Tolle

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Build it and they will come.....


Today was Field clean-up day. We have 75 kids that play baseball in our town. We have a beautiful field and a massive concession stand. 8 people showed up. That is including 3 coaches and myself. A really bad turnout. And yes, I am bitter. I had to clean the bathrooms.

Friday, April 23, 2010

One word

I found this website, oneword, and you have sixty seconds to write about the one word they post. It was fun. I think this may help my writer's block.....

Today's word...WICKER

The white wicker chair seemed so lonely. It creaked under my weight and sighed with relief. We were both happy then. Not alone. Together.

A sad day for our town

A friend of Zak's was killed yesterday morning. I guess he had slept over a friends house, Zak was there that night playing cards with him but being the strict parents, we wouldn't let him sleep over. I guess his friend got up around 5 am and left and they say he had a diabetic seizure on the way home. :( I cannot imagine what his family is going through. I cannot imagine the pain they have had to endure in the last 24 hours. My thoughts and prayers go out to them............

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

School Vacation week

Well, I did not make it to the finals in PW's photo contest, but I am still on cloud nine about being picked to be in one of the groups! Do you realize just how many people enter her contests?? Mind boggleing......

It is "Spring Break" here but nothing major going on. We are saving all our energy for July because it is going to be a crazy month! The Bay State Games in Boston, DisneyWorld and tons of birthdays!!

We have high school baseball games all week so that should keep us busy. Hoosac won big yesterday! 26-7 over Greylock!! Woohoo!!!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Highlight of my month!

So, I have a love for PW, that is Pioneer Woman for you folks who haven't experienced the creativity, the cooking and the love story of her life. (Check her out at Anyway, she is a big photographer and her pictures are great!!! She holds a photo contest every once in awhile and of course, every time I enter. I never expect to see my pictures on her website (though the hope is always there) and low and behold, yesterday was the day!!!! Imagine my surprise when I go to see the amazing photos that have been entered and there is mine! MINE!!!

And this is what PW said, "Incredibly unusual…almost Twilight-ish. Love it"

I think my heart stopped. But not only was this just the biggest honor, some of the comments had my head swelling!!!

10 On April 15th, 2010 at 6:08 am Thunja said:
#1 campchaos
#2 KatherineNaomi

15 On April 15th, 2010 at 6:41 am Rae said: I love droplets, but they are all amazing. Of course. Such talent!!! Congratulations to all!!

33 On April 15th, 2010 at 7:52 am Patti said: Wowza … after seeing this group, I’m inspired to get better at my photography hobby. Tab.itha blows my mind but oooh campchaos … sooo beautiful.

35 On April 15th, 2010 at 7:56 am Marvett Smith said: Love Campchaos, and I truly hope Robin’s model was paid to hold that spider! Her shot is absolutely amazing! I can’t believe the detail in the spider. I love these assignments, and all of the talented people who participate!

42 On April 15th, 2010 at 8:26 am Sara McDaneil said: Oh wow, you have alot of great photos to choos from!
Thanks for including mine!
The red/black leaf with water drops is my fav, I love it

84 On April 15th, 2010 at 11:10 am marywether said: I love them all… the twilight-ish one, the jack-in-the-beanstalk one… they’re all so gorgeous and make me appreciate all the colors around me in this world!

88 On April 15th, 2010 at 11:40 am Cindy said: Favs: the frog by S.Louise and the black and red leaves by Campchaos (wow). After the spider, i was terrified to keep scrolling down for fear that there might be another one!
108 On April 15th, 2010 at 9:31 pm Kelly said: that black and red one -the twilightish one, is very cool! these are amazing!

113 On April 16th, 2010 at 6:26 am Kelly Shannon said: I love Amber’s shot, but I am so distracted from the beauty when there is a name or a photography ad on the shots! Request that photography is just that- not an advertisement!
Campchaos has submitted a very beautiful study – almost meditative, containing my favorite three-color combo. Some of these macro submissions are breathtaking!

And then on my Flickr page, the picture has recieved 186 views, 9 comments and 23 people added it to their favorites!!!!! I'm dizzy and excited!!! Thank you all, this has been so fun!!!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Horoscope for today

You need to follow your mood today -- wherever you're having fun is exactly where you are supposed to be! It's a good time for you to try educating yourself about something interesting.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

High School Musical. Hoosac Style....

Zak had his opening debut last nigh as Coach Bolton in High School Musical! He was awesome! And no, I am not predjudiced because he is my son. He was good!You could hear him clearly, he has dance moves (sorry, I didn't contribute those genes.) And all the kids loved him! There was a 2nd grader sitting next to me and every time Zak came on stage she would yell, "There is Chiko!" It made me feel good. Now I know how the stars mothers feel! (well, not really but I liked the feeling for that moment!) Hopefully I will get to see tonight's performance, too. Sam woke up heaving chunks so that puts a damper on things.....poor guy....

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Good News!

It is not a stroke! It is a pinched nerve! No more thoughts of death and planning my memorial service. I will live!! I had an emg on my arm today, what a weird and exhilerating test that is! It was like having a knee reflex on your fingers! The needle part I did not care for but I feel good that that is all it is. I do have to get a steroid shot next week. Do you think I will grow more chin hair with that?

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Hip Surgery for Mom

Mom went into the hospital yesterday for her hip replacement surgery. It looks like all went well. She called about 2 o'clock and sounded great! But at around 8 o'clock she called again and sounded tired and in a little pain. But the physical therapist was there and hopefully will get her back up on her feet before long! Looks like she will be out on Friday and hopefully walking Jackson by next week! LOL!!!!

Monday, April 05, 2010

Happy Birthday Zachary Douglas...

Seventeen years ago at this time I was on a hospital bed in Puerto Rico, feeling very alone and scared. You are my first born and you decided to make an early appearence, 6 weeks early! Your lungs were not quite developed yet so they needed to put you on a helicopter and fly you to a better equipped hospital. Your father went with you and I was left all alone. When I finally got to you 2 days later, there you were in an incubator and hooked up to reminded me of the movie "logan's Run" and that is what I kept thinking. Let's run Zak....far away from here! You made it and we made it to where we are today. You have grown into a wonderful young man and I am so proud of you and everything you have accomplished. I will pat myself on the back too (wink, wink) I love you and I hope you have a wonderful day!!

Saturday, April 03, 2010

New Season, New Sport!

The scrimmage games have started and the team is playing decent. First game is this coming Thursday. I hope Zak gets new pants cause these are really to big. It looks like he is channeling Manny Ramirez.