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  • blueribbonfair 9:21 pm on September 30, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: azaleas, , , , , , , tiger swallowtail,   

    A ” YELLOW” Bloom among the Spring Azaleas 

    Yellow flutterbye.

    Yellow flutterbye.

    To join in the fun: http://ceenphotography.com/2014/09/30/cees-fun-foto-challenge-the-color-yellow/

    Yellow swallowtail in early Spring.

    Yellow swallowtail in early Spring.

    Tiger Swallowtail

    Tiger Swallowtail

  • blueribbonfair 8:21 pm on September 21, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , collecting old records, old records, old records that endured, , record albums, selling on ebay, vintage records,   

    Vintage Record Covers: Records that have “ENDURED” and will still Play. 

    Starting Off here with kind of a creepy "Halloweeny" looking cover with a kind of dizzy look really fits the season.

    Starting Off here with kind of a creepy “Halloween” looking cover with a kind of dizzy look really fits the season.

    Word Press photo challenge of the week  is “Endurance.” These records are from a collection I got for  a couple dollars from an estate sale. They have “Endurance” since they are from the 50’s and in great condition. I got these thinking I would sell them either on Etsy,or Ebay. Someday I will get them on there. I keep forgetting to get mailers to ship them in. 

    This album is actually still in the plastic.  I do not know if this is bad or good?

    This album is actually still in the plastic. I do not know if this is bad or good?

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    I think this B&W cover is beautiful artwork.

    I think this B&W cover is beautiful artwork.

    English: Here is an Inkscape drawing of a vint...

    English: Here is an Inkscape drawing of a vintage 45 record (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

    The photo on the right is not my own. I just had to try out this new “image widget” that is now on the right side of the template.


  • blueribbonfair 4:54 pm on September 14, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Texas Longhorns on the Path-Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge -Weekend Wanderings 

    Meeting the longhorn on the path.

    Meeting the longhorn on the path.

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    http://ceenphotography.com/2014/09/10/cees-which-way-photo-challenge-2014-11/ Link to participate.

    This one seemed harmless.

    This one seemed harmless.

  • blueribbonfair 8:06 pm on September 10, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: bathroom updos, , contrasts, , quick diys that make a difference, ribbons and bows, shower and bath brightens up, shower curtainsbathroom photography   

    Contrasted ribbons on a polka dot pallet 

    Prettied up my polka dotted shower curtain.

    Prettied up my polka dotted shower curtain.

    This is for: “>http://ceenphotography.com/2014/09/09/cees-fun-foto-challenge-contrasting-colors/ Join the fun and I am sure you can do better than me. (Not the project, but the photo ). What can I say, but the bathroom is small and no way to maneuver the camera well. Window is right there on the curtain. ( Nice in a personal way, but not for a photo) And it can be dark in there also. I do need a better camera. Sigh, someday…….

    • Cee Neuner 7:56 pm on September 10, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Good eye for detail. Thanks for playing 🙂

    • Cammal aka Brown Boy 5:24 am on September 12, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Hi there, i have nominated you for the Liebster Award. Check out the details here: http://brownboyspeaks.wordpress.com/2014/09/03/the-liebster-award/

      • blueribbonfair 2:20 am on September 14, 2014 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks. Can you do that twice because quite awhile back I think I did that? I would love to do it again. I like awards because it gets you out of your shell to do something different than the usual.

        • Cammal aka Brown Boy 10:28 am on September 16, 2014 Permalink

          This is my first time being nominated for Liebster award. I suppose you can as I have seen someone who has been nominated a few times.

        • blueribbonfair 7:34 pm on September 17, 2014 Permalink

          All right, can you give me a rundown what I need to do. It has been awhile. Go on your page and get the things to do? I want to read your anyway.

        • blueribbonfair 7:46 pm on September 17, 2014 Permalink

          So do I come on your blog and do what it says? It has been awhile. I want to see what you did with it and visit other people you nominated.

    • Cammal aka Brown Boy 3:40 am on September 18, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Hi there, sure no worries. this is how it works. You will need to go to my blog, the link is provided in the earlier post. You will need to give 11 facts about yourself. Answer the 11 questions posted by me. And then, nominate 11 people & ask 11 questions for them to answer! as simple as that. Its quite fun though. Have a go at it. 🙂

      • blueribbonfair 5:46 pm on September 21, 2014 Permalink | Reply

        I am going to try to get to this sometime this week I replied a couple days ago, but does not show I did.

  • blueribbonfair 7:02 pm on September 10, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: abuse and relationship to depression, abusive relationships, , chasing destino, , , , , , neglect   

    #whyistayed #whyileft-Found on another blog-My Melancholia 

    #whyistayed #whyileft.  This author says the reason for staying with an abuser so well, I am borrowing it here.

    I added a bit to the title and hope she will not mind. I give her all the credit. Please stop & visit  her blog. It is very honest and heartfelt.

    I am sharing this for several reasons:

    1. It is good to know you are not alone in such circumstances whether still there or having left.
    2. It may be the incentive and encouragement you need either way to get out or keep on. ( I know I have wanted to give in and even give up after I finally did get out.)
    3. I want to enlighten some folks that ” just have never been there and flippantly say -hurt-fully -even  in meaning well-“Why didn’t she just leave?”  This lead me to :
    4. This is about the 8th time I have left. It is the 2nd time I finally was able to get more than just a room at a shelter. I am finally ready to really “make it work” this time.  It is so hard to get help. It took me 10 months to get a small apartment. I was at a shelter and was told to leave for 6 months;I had to live for 3 more months with the abuser and I am so thankful the place opened up since I almost wanted to just live in my car when I tried to call and get back into the shelter and they would not let me. This was not because of anything wrong I had done, but because I was too costly with my meds. I could not work because I was trying to get disability and my meds were $200 a month. I tried to get Medicaid, but Missouri is a bad place to do that and they messed with me. I am now waiting on them where I am for it again.
    5. I also am sharing this because I wish to let you a bit more in on my life. I struggle with mental stuff. I am a very strong person, but depression from bipolar is a fight I have about 60% of days. I can also have extreme anxiety and just a little wrong thing happening on days I have either can make me want to roll up and hide in a cocoon for hours. I am strong because I really never do this. do not be down o yourself if you do do that. (We all have different temperaments and strengths.)
    6. I said #5 above to lead into # 6 : I really believe that if I had been married to a real gentlemen with a give and take relationship. More as a team and having mercy, grace and love for each others nuances and interests with working together, my mental stuff would have been very minor compared to how it developed with a furious and angry man I lived under.

    Now, you may not know what I am really talking about if you do not read her post also.  http://chasingdestino.com/2014/09/10/whyistayed-whyileft/ So here is the link again.

  • blueribbonfair 5:23 pm on September 7, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: blurting out secrets, keys, locked and sealed, , locks and keys, secrets, secrets told, unlocking secrets,   

    Spilled the beans When I should have Not! 

    Locked and Sealed: (It was at the beginning.)

    The word press prompt today is sealed up secrets you opened and told.



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    So my latest “faux pas”:

      I told the who the lasted anonymous donation  for payment to my son’s welding school was of $3,000.

    The whole story:

    My youngest son is at a welding school that costs over $10,000. he got scholarships and help to pay for it. He was halfway done with the school and we thought it was taken care of.  Any way at this time , they called him into the office and told him he still had the $3,000 to pay left. He was given 2 weeks. We prayed and brought it before the church. The money came in by an  anonymous  donor.

    Now, mind you if someone had not let out the secret prior to me; I would never had even had this “secret.” I really did not even care to know who the donor was, but my brother blurted it out with the, “Do not tell anyone!.”

    Need less to say and since I do not want to bore anyone;To sum it all up, when my other kids came to visit I blurted out to them who did it.

    In my defense: The guy that paid the rest of the school bill was “a real skin flint.” I was so astounded and impressed that it was extra easy to blurt this out. I wanted to brag on this young man I have known since he was about 4.



    From http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_prompt/locked-and-sealed/




    • Amy 6:27 pm on September 7, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you for sharing the story!

    • Deb 6:43 pm on September 7, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      I’m so glad you son can finish school not. It was very generous of that person to pay.

    • Budom 8:49 pm on September 21, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      That was a great story. It is nice your son had a happy ending. It goes to show you never know from which direction help will come from.

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