Random STufF from DonnaB

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Best wishes…

Filed under: That random stuff — DonnaB at 7:20 pm on Sunday, December 31, 2006
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for a prosperous, healthy and

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A couple more holiday graphics…

Filed under: Graphic Images — DonnaB at 12:36 am on Saturday, December 30, 2006
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and a rooster I’m quite fond of! :D

Decorations are stored…

Filed under: That random stuff — DonnaB at 3:26 pm on Thursday, December 28, 2006
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and I’m in a funk… can’t wait ’til next year to display all that junk!

I’m really not in a funk, just thought I’d throw that at ya.  And how is your day?  ;)

Christmas wishes…

Filed under: That random stuff, Graphic Images — DonnaB at 10:34 am on Monday, December 25, 2006
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Hope each and everyone has an enjoyable day with family and friends!

To those far away from home this Christmas eve…

Filed under: Tributes — DonnaB at 12:51 pm on Sunday, December 24, 2006
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‘Twas The Night Before Christmas,
He Lived All Alone,
In A One Bedroom House
Made Of Plaster And Stone.

I Had Come Down The Chimney
With Presents To Give,
And To See Just Who
In This Home Did Live.

I Looked All About,
A Strange Sight I Did See,
No Tinsel, No Presents,
Not Even A Tree.

No Stocking By Mantle,
Just Boots Filled With Sand,
On The Wall Hung Pictures
Of Far Distant Lands.

With Medals And Badges,
Awards Of All Kinds,
A Sober Thought
Came Through My Mind.

For This House Was Different,
It Was Dark And Dreary,
I Found The Home Of A Soldier,
Once I Could See Clearly.

The Soldier Lay Sleeping,
Silent, Alone,
Curled Up On The Floor
In This One Bedroom Home.

The Face Was So Gentle,
The Room In Such Disorder,
Not How I Pictured
A United States Soldier.

Was This The Hero
Of Whom I’d Just Read?
Curled Up On A Poncho,
The Floor For A Bed?

I Realized The Families
That I Saw This Night,
Owed Their Lives To These Soldiers
Who Were Willing To Fight.

Soon Round The World,
The Children Would Play,
And Grownups Would Celebrate
A Bright Christmas Day.

They All Enjoyed Freedom
Each Month Of The Year,
Because Of The Soldiers,
Like The One Lying Here.

I Couldn’t Help Wonder
How Many Lay Alone,
On A Cold Christmas Eve
In A Land Far From Home.

The Very Thought
Brought A Tear To My Eye,
I Dropped To My Knees
And Started To Cry.

The Soldier Awakened
And I Heard A Rough Voice,
“Santa Don’t Cry,
This Life Is My Choice;

I Fight For Freedom,
I Don’t Ask For More,
My Life Is My God,
My Country, My Corps.”

The Soldier Rolled Over
And Drifted To Sleep,
I Couldn’t Control It,
I Continued To Weep.

I Kept Watch For Hours,
So Silent And Still
And We Both Shivered
From The Cold Night’s Chill.

I Didn’t Want To Leave
On That Cold, Dark, Night,
This Guardian Of Honor
So Willing To Fight.

Then The Soldier Rolled Over,
With A Voice Soft And Pure,
Whispered, “Carry On Santa,
It’s Christmas Day, All Is Secure.”

One Look At My Watch,
And I Knew He Was Right.
“Merry Christmas My Friend,
And To All A Good Night.”

Written by Lance Corporal James M. Schmidt

Christmas again…

Filed under: Graphic Images — DonnaB at 12:20 am on Wednesday, December 20, 2006
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I have had quite a run of creating Christmas images this year. Here’s another that some of you have already seen. As in… I emailed it to ya! You did get it, right? And did you notice these are the same ornaments only warped into resembling bells. ;)

For the record, I’m probably not finished and I really do like purple themed decorations!

Our warm winter

Filed under: Photos — DonnaB at 8:41 pm on Sunday, December 17, 2006
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Those predicted temperatures I spoke of in an earlier post… amazing! December has never been better! The walk Bandit and I took was along this creek bed. The evening sun was perfect for our afternoon stroll and this photo.

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Happy Dog

Filed under: Photos — DonnaB at 11:39 pm on Saturday, December 16, 2006
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This sweet critter was dumped south of town this past summer. Bandit is such a good dog and photogenic to boot! We took a walk around the homeplace today when she decided she needed a rest just inside the barn door.

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Evidently…

Filed under: That random stuff — DonnaB at 12:15 am on Thursday, December 14, 2006
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Ma Nature didn’t like my earlier complaint. Eighty-two degrees is predicted here for this coming Saturday. 82? In December? Oh yeah, I’ll take it! And just so Ms. Nature will continue with the warm temps, I sincerely apologize for the unfavorable remarks! You’re still in charge and I. Like. It!

Pretty in Pink

Filed under: Graphic Images — DonnaB at 9:27 pm on Sunday, December 10, 2006
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Another for the Plus PSP challenge… I’m very partial to this one. The trees of lights seen through the window are what I can see from my real window and are part of a photo I took last week. The rest of the image was created by me in PSP version X with the exception of the tree foliage which is a spruce tube furnished with PSP.

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