Sunday, October 30, 2011

Project 365 - Week 44

Hello P365 friends.  Sorry I've been out of the game for so long.  My bi-polar has gotten worse over the last several weeks and now I'm in a partial day hospital program to learn how to deal with things better.  It's hard, but I'm learning things that will hopefully be helpful for a long time.

This is the image that I came up with to use as my "mantra" of sorts.  I printed them out & put them where I will see them when I'm struggling.

I haven't been taking many pictures, but I put together a sort of catch up post with some from the past weeks.

Monday, 10/10

Oskar displays what the rest of us feel by refusing to leave the bed!

Wednesday, 10/11

Chloe longs to be an outside cat and is obviously jealous of Oskar.  I know he secretly loves her jealousy, lol.

Saturday, 10/12

I caught this bee on a flower & figure this is the last shot like this I'll get this year.

Thursday, 10/13

Oskar showing me his distaste for being woken up with the camera.

Saturday, 10/15

Homecoming for Jack & Alexis.  Isn't she tiny!

Thursday, 10/20

Chloe enjoying her nip toy.  She cracks me up.

Friday, 10/21

Oskar is happy that we got out his "personal space" heater.  How can you resist a schnauzer face.

Monday, 10/24

I took a pic of John David's door for a little contest that some of the pet blogs that I'm involved with are having.  He did this duct-tape treatment to his door about 3 years ago.

Friday, 10/28
Everyone is worn out from their week.  Naps for everyone!

If you haven't done it yet, you still have time to register for my Shutterfly Holiday card giveaway here.

For more Project 365 stop over & visit Sara.

I hope you all have a great week :)

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Wordless Wednesday - Jack

Really, what is there to say...

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Shutterfly Giveaway

Last year I discovered how awesome Shutterfly was for holiday cards.

You may know that my miniature schnauzer Oskar has his own blog, and for Valentine's day I got him some great cards to send to his female admirers.

We also ordered our holiday cards from Shutterfly last year and loved the way they turned out.  I have to mention how easy it was to order them & how quickly they got here.  They offer tons of different layout options for you to choose from, or else you can just follow one of their pre-made themes.

OK, so you already know I'm crazy about Oskar, so with one of Shutterfly's great coupon offers I ordered him some holiday cards for this year.  I really love the non-traditional style.

Shutterfly also has a great selection calendars, photo gifts & greeting cards.

Are you a blogger? Want a chance at 25 free cards this holiday season? Register here:

Now for the best part!  Shutterfly has offered me a giveaway of 25 free cards to different Screaming Mimi readers!

We're going to make this contest simple, so here are the rules:

1.  Be a follower of Screaming Mimi
2. Go To Shutterfly and tell me what kind of cards you would like to order.

That's it!  Leave one comment telling me that you follow Screaming Mimi and which cards you like best.  On October 31st I'll pull a name 3 names out of a hat.  Make sure that your e-mail address is in your profile or in your comment, or you can't win.

Comments will close 10/30 at midnight Eastern time.  Winners will be notified via e-mail and have 48 hours to respond or else a new winner will be chosen.

*Shutterfly is providing free photo cards to me in exchange for this review.  All opinions expressed are my own, I really do love this company :)

What are you waiting for, the holidays are getting closer!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Jack's Homecoming

Hello friends, if there are still any of you out there!  Sorry I've been gone so long.  I took some time off to deal with issues related to my bi-polar brain.

I've missed all of my blogging buddies & I wanted to get back to show you pics of Jack, my youngest, and his girlfriend Alexis on their way to the homecoming dance.

Here they are trying to figure out how to put on Jack's boutonniere.

It's a little harder without a suit jacket to pin it on, but Jack wasn't going to homecoming in anything less than his own unique style.  It's kind of a mix between Johnny Depp & Russell Brand but you can't really tell that from this pic  ;)

They had a great time at the dance & I'm a little sad for another milestone that we have passed on the way to his adulthood.

John David is still working and trying to figure out what he wants to do with his life, but at 19 I figure that's just fine, since he's doing well at his job.

I may still be hit or miss here for a while while I try to figure out the dark clouds in my head, but I do have a couple of fun things coming up.

As always...

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

One Post Equals One Hundred Bowls!

When You Show Your Support by Joining the Iams Blogging 4 Bowls Blog Hop Iams will Donate 100 Meals!

Did you read that?  100 meals for orphaned pets just for writing a little blog post & joining the blog hop.
Here's all you need to do to show your support for the Iams Home 4 the Holidays Blogging for Bowls Blog Hop:

•Link up your blog name and URL using the Linky Tool below, where it says Click Here To Enter. You only need to add your link once to be seen on all the Blogging 4 Bowls Blog Hop Linky Tools.

Additional ways to show your support of the Iams Home 4 the Holidays kickoff:

•Grab the code and write a post on your blog to show your added support for the Blogging for Bowls Blog Hop.

•Stop by the blog hop co-hosts,The Tiniest Tiger, Fidose of Reality, Pets News and Views, Pets Weekly, Dogtipper, and Preston Speaks , to say hello.

•Visit other blogs that are supporting the Blogging 4 Bowls Blog Hop. Make new friends and/or reconnect with old friends.