Monday, March 12, 2007

Self Portrait Challenge- "Online Tools"


This is how I spent my first spring weekend. My sinus infection combined with powerful steroids and antibiotics kept me in bed. All plans were cancelled except my grandson stopping by. He had been playing at the football field with his dad and uncle and smelled like a sweaty little boy who had rolled in freshly mowed grass. He walks every where but won't let go and walk on his own, yet he can say hello and I love you when holding a phone. I'm thinking he will talk before he ever walks. He cuddled up to me and passed out from his big day out of his winter cave.
I call this SPC "Spring Nap." I used my online tools to shower us in spring flowers giving the photo a tapestry effect. Yes, those are my rubber duck flannel PJ's. lol My nausea won't let me on the computer for long so I might be slow in getting to see how every one's weekend went. I can't believe how bored I was not being able to enjoy this 72 degree weather, crack a book or even blog. I could not even taste Dave's first BBQ of the season :( I'm finished whining...sorry! lol

28 comments:

Star said...

You are so right about the tapestry effect--I'm going to have to try that myself. That munchkin of yours is such a cutie.

I'm so sorry you're not feeling well--rest and take care of yourself.

Pam said...

Ah, such a sweet photo. Sick or not, the love shines through. Get well, my friend, I love you.

Potato Print said...

Hi Tammy,
That's such a beautiful photo! I like the flower effect, too.

You must be just miserable. I don't see your post as whining at all -- and anyway, you have my personal permission to whine all you want.

You put out such positive energy in your comments. Maybe you can feel some of it shining back on you right now.

pepektheassassin said...

Like p print, I hope all the love and enthusiasm and beauty you give comes right back atcha! What a lovely picture you've made.

One of my little grandsons has been saying, "What the...?" and "What the heck?" Yesterday as we were getting out of the car, he said, "WHAT THE HECK?"

"What?" I said. "What?"

"WHat the heck." he said, explaining, "We don't say 'what the Helk! That's bad to say 'what the Helk!"

His other grandmother fixed apple slices for him, but left the seeds in and the skins on. He brought them to me and asked if I'd cut off the "buds" and the "crusts." He said, "I don't eat the buds and the crusts>"

Well, what the helk, I thought, and cut them right off.

paris parfait said...

Tammy, I've just left two comments, both of which disappeared. In any event, I'm so sorry you missed the fun with your friends. But it sounds like you did the right thing by staying in and resting. Hope you're feeling better today and even better tomorrow! That grandson of yours is too precious for words. xo

Terri /Tinker said...

I love the rubber ducky PJ's! What an adorable photo of you and your little cutie-pie - what a smart guy, talking before walking! That tapestry effect is really cool.
Hope you're feeling better soon, sweetie - sometimes it helps to let out a little whine (I've been whining a LOT and all I have is a cold, not a sinus infection...) Glad you're taking good care of you. Feel better soon! XOXO

Amber said...

Sinus infections SUCK! I hope it goes away fast, you poor thing.

I love "Beautiful Boy". I sing it to Wyatt... I have never heard Celine's version. Nice.

:)

The Dream said...

Sweet shot! Your grandson looks darling. I really miss the days when my kiddos would cuddle up with me like that. The scrolling pics are very cool, too. Hope you're feeling better. Peace.

Becca said...

You poor thing! I have had some really nasty sinus infections myself, and I know how they just slam you to the ground. Nausea, headache, facial pain, no appetite...yech! I hope those antibiotics will do their work soon so you'll be feeling better. The last thing you need is something else draining your energy, right?

The photo is gorgeous-I love the tapestry overlay.

Feel better soon, buddy!

gracie said...

a picture of peace... I can almost smell his hair!

turquoise cro said...

Thanks! for the Sweetness! I LOVE this pic of YOU and your lil wee one! although it's making me very sleepy! lol zzzzzzzZZZZ xo,Cinda

GeL(Emerald Eyes) said...

Sweet Tammy,
Those sinus infections are the (clogged snot) pits. They sometimes start off small but when they rage, I understand and feel for you. (I'm prone to them from having spring and fall allergic rhinitis, but I remember the sinus infections being worse when my kids were younger because I'd catch it from them.)Spring still brings them on. I love the flowers of spring, but my nose and lungs do not take well to pollen. Feel better soon! >>>>Virtual Chicken soup, pampered foot and head massages (for those sinus headaches), and soft tissues at hand.

chiefbiscuit said...

Oh no Tammy for a weekend :(
Hope you are well and fighting fit again soon! :)

Waspgoddess said...

Dear Tammy, I'm sorry you missed the weekend but the picture of the two of you snuggled up together makes me think you probably had a really cosy time instead.

Lots of healing vibes and I best wishes. Get well soon.

acumamakiki said...

This is a gorgeous photo of you and your sweet, beautiful boy. I'm sorry you're feeling poorly, sinus infections are the WORST. Here's to feeling better very soon.....nausea be GONE!!

Jone said...

Love the photo and I hope you are feeling better. Sinus infections ate not fun.

Nancy said...

Hey, You're allowed to whine once in a while! I feel bad that you're feeling bad!
At least you got yourself a nice cuddle buddy....and a great photo from it too!

Feel better my friend.

Love,
Nancy

Brian said...

Great picture, such sweetness and innocence. Love the effects. Hope you are mending today.

angela said...

what a beautiful portrait. i love the effects you used. it looks like a painting. so sweet.
i hope you are feeling better.

Becoming Amethyst said...

get well soon tammy ~ diggin' those pjs :D !!!!

Jeremy Stockwell said...

So Sweet!! Really cool treatment.

Frances said...

Adorable picture, but I am sorry that you are/were so sick.
Missed your scribble this week.
Sending my best healing vibes from NYC,
Frances

The Dream said...

You are so sweet - thank you!
I see you listed "Lovely Bones" ... what an opening chapter. Have you read "Lucky" by the same author?

Jolene said...

That is a sweet picture of you and TK! Hoping you're better soon :)

Hugs,
Jolene

daisies said...

hope you are feeling better sweetie ...

that photo is so beautiful, i love the flowers dancing beauty across the beautiful faces of you and your grandson ...

hugs!

Deb R said...

What a wonderful portrait of the two of you. Your grandson is such a cutie!!

I hope you feel better soon. Sinus infections are awful...so much worse than they sound like they should be and so hard to kick!

Paintdancer said...

Hi Tammy,
Beautiful picture-2 angels and 48 rubber duckies! I hope you are feeling better by this time. I had my first ever visit to California last week and came down with a sinus infection 2 days into the trip. Spent much of night 5 in the emergency ward of a San Francisco hospital. It still did not dampen my spirits for your gorgeous state. I would so, so , sooooooo love to be able to live in California! The scenery, climate, vegetation- all to die for! I check in from time to time here and have looked for a way to find a link to the book that you wrote. Please send a link if possible.

Take care, and get better quickly,
Maryanne

Jana B said...

If it makes you feel any better, I was sick this weekend too. Glad you had the baby to cuddle up to you, he sounds adorable!!!

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