Sunday, January 25, 2009

e: Challenge #3 2009 - GIRLS (set by Amy)

This is for my photo challenge group. They have a new and improved site that is a forum and is more interactive now. I am behind on the challenges but decided to jump in and add some pictures. This week is on girls and here is my submission. Whenever Priyasha is upset this is how she cries and it is hilarious.
Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Today history was made

This morning the kids got up and were all excited to see the activities on the television towards the Presidents inauguration. It truly is a great moment in the history of not just the United States but the world around us. So many people have waited so long to see a black man step into power like this and lead us into a better future. It was not long ago that a black person in this country could not be seated in a bus anywhere they chose or walk into a restaurant and get equal service and TODAY we had the opportunity to witness PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA reach the highest power and swear his presidential oath of office.This brings the hopes of more jobs and better security and most importantly to end the war and bring home the troops. His goal to bring home all the dads and moms back to the responsibilities they abandoned to serve this country will be a blessed,joyous and proud moment that so many long to see.
President Barack Obama is going to be a very different kind of leader.He and Michele will be working right along side each and everyone of us in shaping the future and making it a better place not just here in America but all around the world. I was very happy to see that he is much more down to earth and not inaccessible as most important people seem to be. Walking down the street after being sworn in when security advised against it was brave but to him it was am important thing to do. His need to be up close and personal the way he chooses is very admirable. This country is in good hand and BIG CHANGE IS COMING !!!!!!!!!!
I know that today was a remarkable day in history and having my kids be a part of it all is amazing. We could not travel to Washington for many reasons and watching it on was nowhere nearly as exciting as being one of the two million braving the low temperatures so the next best thing was the comfort of my own living room. I just could not resist and had to take pics of the kids in front of the TV screen. Pravan embraces technology with two arms and asked that I record the show as he had to leave for school. I did and Priyasha and I watched it again with him when he got home from school.
We are all about to witness many important changes to come and with his guidance we will make this a better, stonger country and world just once step at a time. Thanks for taking the time to read this.
Free Spirit !

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Conked out

This has been a very uneventful week so far and I am still not 100% back to myself so I have been taking it easy. Today I decided to feed the kids spaghetti and meatballs. That seems to be their favorite food lately. I then got a phone call from Pravan's cub scout leader and started chatting with her. Pravan was next to me listening to my conversation but Priyasha was at the dinner table. You was unusually quiet and when I checked on her this is what how I found her .........
She has not even done this as a baby on her high chair. She skipped her nap today. I was having too much fun with her and did not want her to nap. I must have been on drugs or something. That does not happen often.
Here she straightened up when the flash went off.
This is her falling over as she was so tired. She started to cry as she was cranky and off course she has mismatched jammies on her she says
" I can do it mytelf " Hey she is entitled to her own fashion statement after all.
Below is another time around the holidays when she conked out.
She adjusted herself into a more comfortable position when the flash went off.
I hope to get back to blogging more regularly soon. Thanks for stopping by.
Free Spirit !!!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Happy Happy New Year " remember to back up" Protect your precious memories

I have heard them say " When all else fails, PRAY " My faith in GOD has been renewed and I feel as if I have been re-born again. ON Xmas eve my external hard drive crashed and I had about 60 000 pictures on there. I was so afraid to leave my pictures on my laptop that I purchased a 500 GB external hard drive and then removed my pictures from the laptop. I should never have done that. Back up means you have copies of your work in more than one place. It is recommended that you save your work on your computer and back up to an external hard drive and then you back up the hard drive to another hard drive. You can never have it in too many places. It is also recommended that you copy all your pics to DVDs. I am going to organize my pic in a better way. Here is what I suggest you do to protect your memories: *Make one folder on PC called photos *make one folder for each year that you have pics * organize pics by month Some people have other ways that work like themes, holidays, people etc. Find a method that works for you. Just remember you need to pick one and stick with it. For me it works better to organize according to the calendar. If I need Easter pics I go to the March or April folder and if it is Xmas I know to look in December folder. Then you drag each month to the year it belongs to. * You then back up to the external hard drive and back up once more. Yes this is a very long process but if you stay organized it will be easier to locate what you need when you need it. I try to edit my pics as soon I download the camera. If you are like me then you may need to download everyday or at least once a week. That way you have fewer pics to edit. Do not be afraid to invest in software to help. There are many out there. I like to use Photoshop Lightroom. It is a high end product and it is not for everyone. ACDSEE is another good one. You can also use Kodak software. You can download for free : This is a very user friendly software and you can edit with one click. A lot of woman I know use photoshop. There are many versions of this and you need to find what fits your pocketbook and your needs. If you have any questions or need any help at all please drop me a line. I cannot tell you how happy I am that Geek Squad was able to save my pics considering my drive was smoking.I prayed and prayed and GOD heard my pitiful cries. I believe , do you ? I have been so torn about religion for so long as I grew up Hindu and married a Catholic yet we do not follow any one way. My poor kids are lacking in this road. I have talked about it to a few friends that are from South Africa in hopes they will be able to guide me and understand. They all recommended praying. You do not need to go to church or fast like most Hindu's believe. All you need to do is close my eyes and pray because he can hear you no matter where you are. That makes sense now. I may not get dressed up and go to church on a Sunday morning or meditate in a temple but I will pray now and I know that is all it takes and he will never forsake any one. Thank you so much for your patience and support. Thanks for your kind words Melissa and to you Shirley. I truly feel so much better and alive. MY sinus infection is not completely cleared but happy a re-charge to my soul and mind emotionally and mentally will help me recover to 150% again physically in no time. I sure do miss being int 10Th gear. This time I will promise not to over do it and if I cut some corners it will be okay. Now I know that. Free Spirit !