Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Loss of a legend...

(or at least in my mind).

LeRoi Moore, the saxophonist of The Dave Matthews Band, passed away today. So sad. They are my all-time favorite band. Their music is amazing. Simply amazing. Such a sudden, tragic loss of such a talented man. God bless.

On to a little bit sunnier of subjects. My exciting news... Remember this photograph?

It won honorable mention, and will be published in the national gardening magazine: Gardening How-To. Plus, I won about $75 in gardening supplies. Yay! Yes, I'm into gardening. Rather old-lady-ish, huh? That's okay. You can think that. I find it incredibly relaxing, though. Plus, there's something quite satisfying about nurturing something from seed to sprout through the dirt.

So, a run-down of the week so far:

*My envelope tag mini-book, "What We Did On Summer Vacation," got picked for The Catwalk over at SIStv! Woot!
*Our freezer broke. The wall on the inside cracked wide open. How, exactly, does that happen? The thing is only 2 years old.
* On Saturday, we had a fairly successful multi-family yard sale to raise money for Hazel's cheerleading squad.
* I FINALLY got my elliptical machine, and I've been using it every day. I'm so proud of myself. And, it feels good to be getting healthy again...even if it's taking forever to get to where I want to be. Slowly, but surely, I'm getting there. And, I won't give up.
*Speaking of not giving up, I drove Hazel to/from cheerleading yesterday all by myself in the stick-shift! Yay me! I only stalled out twice, but I'm getting better. Such a great feeling to finally be getting the hang of it. I didn't think that would ever happen.

That's about it for excitement. Thank you all so much for the sweet comments on my last post. I truly cherish all of them. Hope everyone is having a great week!

12 comments:

danilouwho said...

That is awesome about the photo - congrats!! you so deserve it!

and YAY! for the driving success! whoo!

you're on a roll girl!

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~just me said...

woohoo! congrats again on the photo!!! published & free loot, you rock yet again. =0)

on a sad note, oh no not the dave mathews band! i love them too =0(
~me

Shonna said...

I'm a huge DMB fan as well and I was so shocked to find out about his passing. Only 46 years old. Congrats on the honorable mention! It is a beautiful picture.

Ginajam said...

That was very sad to hear about Le Roi. He will be missed for sure.
YAY and congrats on your picture win. That's very cool that you're into gardening...wish I had a little bit of a green thumb. Hope you have a good day!!

KhrisW said...

Incredible photo! What an awesome prize, too! Wow! Congratulations, Holly. You deserve it.

Glad you're able to drive a stick! Now come over and show me how. LOL....

Callista said...

WooHoo!!! Congrats on the photo Holly and the free loot. I wish I was more into gardening... then maybe our yard would look better. hee hee.
Sorry to hear about Le Roi.. what a sad loss.

Callista said...

P.S.
I finally posted a new layout on my blog the other day. You should come on over and see it. =o)

Aimee said...

awww, another dmb fan!! i'm so sad about LeRoi... i called my best friend (only girl I know who loves DMB as much as me) and she didn't answer her dang phone, I left her three or four messages telling her to call me asap, i had news... and i thought i didn't make it sound like good news, but anyway, she calls me in the middle of the night when she gets the message and asks me if i'm pregnant... NO!

and, also, WOOT on the photo! that's fun. I like to garden, but i'm not much good at it and i don't have enough time... but maybe one day when i win the lottery i can split my time between my scraproom and puttering in the garden :) ... i grow a mean hydrangea bush (wink wink)

Lu said...

No!!!! I had no idea he passed away.

Dana said...

That pineapple is amazing! Congrats!! Well deserved!!

lisa garay said...

that photo is awesome!
congratulations!!!

oh, & check my blog ;)
-xo-

ellen said...

oh congrats!!! so cool. and great prize too! i love to garden.

i am bummed about DMB, that is so sad. LeRoi will be missed for sure. i was shocked when i heard it.