January 21, 2011

O is for Orchids... and Opryland...


I took this photo last February at the Gaylord Opryland hotel. The grounds were amazing - check out my Blissdom 2010 photos from last year at the link below or the post about the Gaylord if you want something to compare to this year's opulence. I was so sad when Nashville flooded and these pretty orchids and much of the lower part of this fabulous hotel were ruined. I can't wait to see everyone's photos of the refinished and cleaned up bio-dome - even if it will make me sad I can't be there myself.

You would have thought I could have planned the delivery of this baby better. ::snort::

I thought I was prepared for the "left out" feelings, but then they started... the pangs of sadness over missing Blissdom this year (which will be soon replaced by the pangs of labor and joy of delivery). I knew that I'd be sad to miss it, but as I see all the chatter popping up, it's making me really whiny.

Kind of like those howling dogs outside every time the sirens pass by. Noisy, wailing, complaining dogs. Just like a dog - kicked to the curb.

Pardon me if I whimper a little.

If you read some of these posts about Blissdom from last year... you'll see why I am so grief stricken that I can't be there:

Blissdom Adventures...
Blissdom Flickr Set
Flat Robyn at Blissdom
First Blissdom Recap
Why Go to a Blog Conference?
Thank You to my Sponsors
Gaylord Opryland Memories of Blissdom
Blissdom Baby Carrier Give-Away
First Day at Blissdom
Blissdom Limerick
Business Cards & Holder for Blissdom
Early Sponsor Thank You
What I'm Bringing to Blissdom
A Bloggers Bliss
Business Card Bliss

Maybe next year, eh? 

At least my FLAT HEATHER gets to go to Blissdom. So be sure if you are there, find Dawn of My Home Sweet Home and give me a kiss so I can see your smiling face through pictures!


Oh, and be sure to hug on sweet Alli for me - and thank her for all she does (she's amazing, y'all).

More info about this alphabetical photo meme is below...

Join up for the Homeschool Post has A B See Meme (an alphabetical photo meme) for a chance to win a prize each month. Each week they put FIVE of the best alphabet pictures on their blog each week to showcase them and once a month, a random winner is selected from the best photos of the month. All you do is upload your photos to their Flickr Group - so you don't even technically have to be a blogger to join... you just have to have an alphabetical themed photo and a flickr account! By the way, flickr is free!

The meme is posted on Fridays each week and you don't necessarily have to start on the letter A or go in any particular order or at any particular speed... and you can skip weeks or not - up to you entirely.

Here are the links to the past few 'A B See' posts I have done here:
A is for antique.
B is for bugging big-sis.
C is for computer.
D is for digger.
E is for eat... and Elmers.
F is for fried rice.
G is for goofy girl.
H is for Heather.
I is for insect.
J is for joy.
K is for Kreative Spelling and Killer Homeschool Deals.
L is for live music.
M is for matryoshka.
N is for national cemetery.

Tip: Use the dictionary to get ideas if you are stumped on a letter. No excuses! Get clicking!

You have until each Friday morning to load your picture on the Flickr group and be considered for the top five that will be displayed next week. [If you notice - mine is LATE, like most everything else in my life besides this little munchkin in my tummy hopefully.] Don't forget: A prize goes out each month to one random participant!

1 comment:

jennyonthespot said...

I never got a pic with Flat Heather. *sad face* Next year. Yes - for the both of us!



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