Good morning to my friends ... old and new.. that stop by for a visit .. WELCOME !!!!
You know the drill .. I supply the snacks, and you enjoy them to your hearts content .. remember .. magic home -- no fat, no carbs, and no calories .. and all of the flavor and taste you can imagine !!! I made up coffee, hot cocoa, and hot tea .. all of which can be chilled if you prefer !! :) Help yourself and welcome !! :)
We also have ice for a selection of fresh iced drinks
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Let's start this out .. I've maxed out my data on my phone, so am extremeeeeeeeellllllllyyyyyy slowed down until April 5th .. (note to self .. get a hard cable for my new cutter toy and don't use wifi .. lol) so my blogs may be short, and/or cliff notes version ..
It's taken me 26 minutes to just log in to start a blog, and decided to just use notepad to write it up, or I might still be here tomorrow morning to start tomorrow's blog ....lol ..
So my next few weeks are going to less entertaining, as transferring photos will be difficult as well ..
REMINDER... GET THAT CABLE !!!!! lol
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Only 5 more days !!!!! WOOOHOOO !!!!!
Yesterday was a FUN day .. but I got home around 10:30ish .. I downloaded my pictures onto my naughty computer; and figured out how I could transfer them over to my phone without dealing with "data" .. WOOHOO MEEE !!!! :)
This was my friends dog doing the "prerun" ... she isn't good enough for the rallys, but they have pre-runs so they can work the dogs in "real" situations .. :)
Flyball is pretty much a rally run .. there's 5 dogs per team, and once one gets back from their run, the next is sent out .. etc etc ..
The border collies were beautiful to watch .. their intenseness was beyond the top !!!!
I got some other good shots as well . :)
My friend and her team .. Julie is the little one with short hair standing in the back .. since she didn't run, she was one that picked up the balls ... and cleaned up so noone would trip ..
The dogs literally fly down the path of jumps .. side by side, for extra distraction ..they are to be focused on their task at hand .. and ignore the dogs running beside them ...
They get to the box, and hit it with all their might going full speed, so a ball pops out ..
Kick off and head back, jumping over the jumps .. when they get back there's a toy and their owner waiting for them .. while the next dog takes off ..
It was fun !!! and I'm so happy that Julie invited me to go .. dogs were crazy happy, and it was just plain fun being in that atmosphere again !!!!!
Those are some of my photos .. it was fun going through the 100s that I shot .. but difficult to not download them all (except for my race break shots .. lol)
In between races, I took 2 shots of the floor .. just green astroturf .. that gave me a break between the races, because it started to all run together, and I wanted to do my best at getting my friend's team on a thumbdrive; without any aliases .. because some of the dogs really started to look alike .. lol (lots of border collies .. lol)
I'm actually proud of my pictures .. :) and I had fun, even though I got scolded .. lol lol .. but it wasn't my fault .. but it wasn't their fault either .. My friend told me "no flash" .. which I can understand because it could distract the dogs ... well -- I turned off the flash but totally forgot about the pin flash .. There is a flash on the front of the camera separate from the regular pop up flash .. Whooops.. My baad .. lol .. but I learned something new .. I figured out how to turn off that pin flash .. and continued to get my pictures .. :)
I got a couple hundred shots, and focused on about 40-50 sharp ones ....for my brag posting ..lol ..
I got home around 10:30 .. after stopping at Meijer to pick up a small thumb drive so I could transfer the photos onto to give to Julie .. at least HER teams shots .. I played on my naughty computer, and learned that I didn't need the transfer stick to transfer my pictures .. this particular computer has a slot that I can put the camera card right into there .. WOOHOO MEE AGAIN !!! lol lol
The rest of the afternoon .. I had too much excitement learning new things .. I was pooped .. so lazed around the house .. Hubby was out with mom, and after dropping her off, he went and did his grocery shopping ..
He got home, and we had our pizza we picked up from papa Murphys .. (the one that you bake) .. and I added some onion . it was yummy and hit the spot !!!
We golfed, and I broke even with a 0 .. pretty good since I had 3 bogeys .. lol
I pretty much saw getting into bed early ... in hopes that I will get some sleep .. as I was up since about midnight, because Julie's run was at 7:00 am .. and I wanted to get there for that .. so well ..even though I had my alarm set .. I still didn't sleep ..
I made up for it last night .. and slept like the proverbial dead .. I played up in my playroom before golf, and well .. was falling asleep in front of my computers .. lol .. so I figured .. I was tired .. lol ..
I feel good again this morning .. and hoping mom is in better spirits today .. She went shopping with hubby, and he said she lasted about an hour or so ..
I think I'm pretty much out of my funk, not quite as crazy happy as I was, but getting there .. :) I hope you find everything happy in your day and thrive on it !!!!