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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

So Much More

Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Being a mother is so much more than I ever knew before I actually became one. When we think of being a mommy while we are younger, we never really see past the fairytale that we have imagined in our minds.

My Fairytale didn’t include worry, stress, anxiety, fear, heartbreak and never really sleeping again.

My mom just made it all look so easy, I know now though that it was never easy.

But with this life that is no Fairytale I also never imagined how much I could love another human being. How seeing her smile could make my day and hearing her laugh would touch my heart. I didn’t realize that the hugs from my child would feel so good or that scribbling on a piece of paper that a child says is just for you…could mean so much.

And most of all…I never imagined the pride…yes, the feeling of being so proud of your child that you feel like you are going to just start screaming at the top of your lungs
“This beautiful, wonderful little girl is MINE”

She is mine and her name is Haley and I am so proud of the little person that she has become. Seeing her now, going to school, interacting with her friends, embracing responsibility and enjoying all that she is learning during this new chapter in her life makes me just want to start jumping up and down like a crazy person because she is such a joy and I am so blessed and so grateful that I get to be her mother.

She is so much more than any fairytale could be.
Thursday, October 20, 2011

Roo Needs Help

Thursday, October 20, 2011


This is Roo back in 2008 when I rescued him. I’m sure you can see here why it was so easy to fall for him. As cute as it was with his little tongue sticking out, it was actually quite sad because the reason it was sticking out was do to all of the swelling in his mouth from severe pharyngitis.
Roo had a great life until his owner/Mommy passed away, the elderly lady fell down outside while feeding Roo one evening an later died due to complications from her injuries. Roo was blamed by a family member who would was then responsible for caring for Roo. Well, she didn’t care for him at all, instead, she banned him from the house, left him outside to fend for himself…for over a year. By the time I was alerted to his situation he was very ill, severely malnourished, Severe pharyngitis, an enlarged kidney and he was matted from head to toe. Recommendation from the veterinarian in 2008 was euthanasia.Well that didn’t happen. I decided that Roo at least need a chance...he was so loving and was so happy when I brought him to my house and fed him, cleaned him up and gave him some loves. There was just so much life left in his eyes, I couldn't take it away without trying.
Here is Roo at six pounds the day I brought him home...



And here is Roo now at 12 pounds....



Roo has been pretty healthy these last few years. I changed vets after that last one told me to put him down, I found a veterinarian that thought Roo deserved a chance too. Roo suffers from severe feline periodontal disease and Stomatitis. The vet said that he should have all teeth extracted which he only has a few but she said back then that we could try to manage this with antibiotics due to the fact that I couldn't afford the surgery. Until now, he has done fairly well but last week I noticed one of his eyes looked watery, I thought it was a cold until a few days after that when I noticed the swelling and the dilation of just that one eye.

Well, turns out Roo has a Tooth Root Abscess and the Abscess is up under his eye. We have tried antibiotics but the tooth needs to be extracted the cost will be at least $500.00 and I don't have it.

I don't like asking people for anything so this is difficult but Roo needs help and so here I am asking for help.

It is breaking my heart to see him this way, his face is all puffy and it hurts. He has been through so much already, he doesn't deserve this to happen to him. He is suppose to be one of the lucky one's, he found a forever home and people who love him sooo much. I just don't want it to end this way, it's not fair.

I know times are tough for all of us now and I understand if you cannot help but if you can we would be so grateful.

I am going to try and sell my camera and put the money towards Roo's care.

Thank you.




PS- I will provide accounting for funds donated.
Saturday, October 15, 2011

Does Anyone Need a Google + Invite?

Saturday, October 15, 2011
Ok, so I have had some time to check out the all mighty Google + and though I have only been there a short time, I am really enjoying it.
It took me a while to even want to check it out, I am so stubborn when it comes to these things things, I get comfortable and it takes a lot to get me to step out of my comfort zone. I did the same thing when everyone told me to check out Redbubble also, my home since 2008 has been Deviantart and I had no desire to spread my wings. LOL Needless to say, I did just that.
Though I will always be a diehard Deviant, I eventually gave Redbubble a try and I am so thankful I did because it quickly became my home away from home.
And then Google+ came along.....Wow!
I will never give up my Bubble or DA but this Google + thing is pretty cool.
So if you haven't had the chance to check it out, now is your chance.
Just leave your email here or email me at ibjennyjenny@yahoo.com, make sure you mention the invite in the subject line and I will be happy to send you an invite.

Hope your weekend is going great!

You won't be sorry.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Color Grunge Texture Five

Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Hello all...sorry I have been so busy lately, I have been neglecting you. (shame) LOL
But I am here now with a brand new texture for you that I hope you will LOVE!
There is more to come...
This is Five of my Color Grunge Collection, the texture is a large 3888 x 2587 and made from a real photograph then processed in CS3. As always this is FREE for you to download and use as you wish. No need to credit me just don't claim as your own and it's all good. Hope you like them...enjoy!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

FREE Blogger Backgrounds

Saturday, October 1, 2011
How to change your Blogger Background -

After downloading the background you wish to use, go to Design | Template Designer | Background, click on Background Image, and you’ll see the new “Upload image” option, which allows you to select and upload your image.


My Blogger Backgrounds are 1800 pixels wide and 1600 pixels high.


Blogger Stripes





Blogger Speckled



Blogger Flowers 2



Blogger Flowers 1



Blogger Color Grunge



Blogger Bokeh Dark

Friday, September 23, 2011

What if I died tomorrow? Oh and some new FREE Textures for you!

Friday, September 23, 2011
What would these people do? I mean really. I swear there is not even one thing that can happen within my household that doesn't require my assistance to happen. I need a break, a vacation, even a trip to the store ALONE would be good at this point. Between the kid, the boyfriend, the Marven (my boss), the cats, the dogs, the goldfish and the caterpillar...I am pooped, fried, wiped out.
I don't want to get up at 6am and argue with my 6 year old about why it's a bad idea to wear jeans to school when it's 100 plus degrees outside; I don't care about the dishes today; don't want to make a special trip to the the store for treaty weaties (cat treats) only to be woke up 3 times during the middle of the night to one of my 6 cats standing over me insisting that they need the treats right now. If the dogs bark one more time at the train going by, that goes by several times a day since they were born...I know I will scream. If I have to haul one more 5 gallon jug of water up my stairs so I can clean the fish tanks (3 tanks) I know I will fall over, I don't care if the tank hasn't cycled yet. Amazing how goldfish survive just fine in muddy icky water from ponds and other gross places but if I am late even an hour of giving mine a few gallons of fresh water they all start freaking out and swimming crazy like the water is just killing them because they have been in it for 24 hours.  And why do my fish act like they are starving every time I look at them, I feed them...really.
I don't know why my kid takes off each shoe in a different room or why she can't remember which rooms each was taken off in. If I trip over one more toy, bad things will happen. Someday soon, I am hoping to actually be able to open my daughters bedroom door...all the way, maybe after she cleans it which should be happening any day now since I told her to do it like a month ago and every day since.
I don't care what the bank balance is, I don't want to go to the pharmacy and stand in line for an hour, I don't want to shop, cook dinner or do the laundry.

I just want one whole entire day to do nothing at all or something I enjoy that requires me to do nothing at all. LOL I want to take pictures of pretty things without telling my dogs to get out of the way like twenty times, or without hearing my kid say, "I'm ready, 20 times when the camera is not even pointing in her direction. I want a tripod that actually works. I want to get lost in processing photographs. Who has time to do this stuff? I have to fight for every single minute I get on this computer and I wouldn't know how to process a photograph without being interrupted at least 3 or four times. It takes me forever to post anything anymore. I just don't know how Rita (Coffeeshop Blog) does it, she makes it all look so easy. LOL
And to make a wonderful day even better, I finally get a few minutes to myself today and I accidentally deleted  ALL of my files on Mediafire...yep...couldn't believe it. So...if you try to download any of my textures and it doesn't work...just go to my textures page and download it from there, I have finished fixing all the links on that page but not all on my daily posts. Just great huh? And do you think Mediafire has a recycle bin to retrieve these accidentally deleted files? I couldn't find one. Doesn't mean it doesn't exist, I just could not locate one. So I have spent the better part of my day trying to fix links, fun, fun, fun.

I'm really not a bitchy person at all...this is just my rant...I needed to get it all out. I am a lucky girl, with a great kid, a hot boyfriend, 6 of the cutest cats you could ever see, dogs that I adore, 18 goldfish that have slowly wiggled their way into my heart and a new wooly bear caterpillar that I can't stop looking at and my boss is pretty ok too. But like most moms, I get tired, worn out and begin to think about how these people and animals could possibly function in a world without me.

The good news is that I have new textures for you Yeah! It's been a little while I know, I have been a little busy. LOL These new textures are large files, 3888 x 2587, they are made from real photographs and processed in CS3. As always they are FREE for you to download and use as you wish. No need to credit me just don't claim them as your own and it's all good. Hope you like them...enjoy!


Sunday, September 18, 2011

He Rescues Me

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Every single day . . . .
Model is Mikey….My Rescuer.