{ 7 Quick Takes - Vol 8 }

These are going to be short and sweet...

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It has been a long couple of weeks.  I celebrated my birthday Tuesday before last (July 3rd) and, unfortunately, received the sad news that my grandmother passed away.  She was 98 years old.  She was a strong woman who was an extremely talented seamstress.  She was the kind of seamstress who could look at a dress and go home and make it.  We did get a chance to see her last summer when in Brownsville.  Here she is with my kids and my nephews.


Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her.  May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, Rest in peace.

Requiescat in pace, Grandma

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It was a nice birthday that ended with a Round Rock Express game.  It was a fun game but they lost.  It was nice though that they celebrated my birthday after the game with some fireworks!

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July 4th was a nice day.  We went out to our friends the Schroeder's house as we do annually and visited with friends, prayed for our country and shot off fireworks at night.  A good time was had by all.


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I've gotten sucked into an old TV series that my friend Harry recommended a while back.  


I am seriously sucked in and I haven't been able to stop watching it.  It is a bit lame knowing that the show was canceled in Season 2 and only have 8 episodes to go.  Oh well.  In searching for the picture above I came across an article that they may bring the series back because of the cult following it has.  Netflix leading the talks with CBS.  We shall see...

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A Pox on our house!  We returned from Brownsville and the following day Thomas started to show some little irritations on his hands.  Give it a day and now all 4 of the younger boys have chicken pox.  It has been a rough week for them but they are soldiering through it all and hopefully will be done by next week.  

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I've finally decided to give Lightroom 4 a try.  I've used every version so far but ever since I started using Nik Products I have not used Lightroom for too many edits other than adjust exposure.  I'm thinking I'll force myself to utilize Lightroom more often to get a real feel for the new features and see about shortening up my editing time.

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Music selections for the week....

I have not been able to get this song out of my head! (I did find the clean version...)

And then there's this one...



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