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Hello Friends and Happy Fri-Yay

Today’s “Friday Foodie Feature” is being preempted by these images which I captured this morning from my driveway.

As I sat in the car saying my “commuting prayer” I looked up to see a beautiful sun filled sky.  I immediately stopped praying, grabbed the camera from the back seat and snapped three pictures.  It was a few minutes past 8:00 am, and running late as usual I didn’t take time to review them.  The sun was so bright while taking these pictures I couldn’t really see what I had shot.

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Everyday when I get to work the first thing I do is read “Our Daily Bread” Devotion of the day.  I hadn’t planned on viewing the pictures until later but when I saw the title of today’s devotion – THE GIFT OF LIGHT, I was filled with chills!

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Now if you look at the pictures again you will notice red spots, strategic in their placement which may have come from the glare on the camera lens…

…but take a look at these cell phone pictures that I took last Saturday night as we crossed the Delaware Memorial Bridge a little after 8:00 p.m.

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Are these my Guardian Angels?

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Hello Friends and Happy Tuesday

Inspired by some awesome photos I’ve seen taken by you guys I decided to upgrade my camera from a Canon PowerShot SX150 to a Nikon CoolPix. Not that a camera will make me a better photographer, it will however, (I hope) make my photos pop with less of a need to rely on editing software.

My husband recommended that I go to Cameras etc and take a look at their selection of used cameras of which was extensive, but I was more interested in the Nikon Coolpix P100 on sale that I had seen in the newspaper.

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Armed with the advertisement I drove into Newark, to Main Street on the campus of the University of Delaware and fed 4 quarters into the parking meter.  Entering the store I was immediately greeted by Imaging Consultant Todd.  I explained what I wanted, showed him the ad and stated that I had “Liked” them on Facebook hoping for a discount.

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Unfortunately, they didn’t have the advertised model in stock but Todd did show me a higher priced model the P520, but before you scream, “bait and switch”, he didn’t try to push me into purchasing it.  He called their Wilmington store and asked to have one shipped for  arrival the next day.

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Todd explained all the features on the P520 and how it compared to the P100 so that I would be familiar and comfortable before making the purchase.  He also took time to show me some used Nikon cameras in the same price range but after I took the camera outside, snapped a few pictures I decided then to buy it.

The time and patience that Todd spent in explaining all the features was awesome, I even had to feed two additional quarters into the meter, I see why they have been a successful business since 1977.

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This camera is an early birthday present to myself and I am looking forward to using it this weekend as we celebrate our 23rd Wedding Anniversary and at the BLMGirls event in DC on the 31st.

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Thank you friends for your inspiration and thank you Todd for your patience!

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July 15, 2013
   

  

Chillin’, Grillin’, and …

 Money School Classes!  

Roth Conversion

Tues., July 16 Time: 6:30-7:30pm

Brandywine Hundred Library

Mark Nehra, CFP, Waddell & Reed, Inc.

There Must be a Hole in My Pocket

Tues., July 16 Time: 6-7:30pm

Milford Public Library

Lisa Spellman, Department of Justice

Lunch and Learn: Have Faith in Money Clubs

Thurs., July 18 Time: Noon-1:30pm

Claymont Community Center

Alisha Thompson-Adams, Primerica

 

Strategic Ways to Get Out of Debt

Mon., July 22 Time: 6-7:30pm

Kent County Library

Rod Hausmann

Social Security Benefits

Mon., July 22 Time: 6:30-8:30pm

Newark Library

Ed Mink, Mallard Advisors, LLC

Show Me My Money

Tues., July 23 Time: 6-7:30pm

Elsmere Library

Whitney Singer, Clarifi

 

Foreclosure Prevention

Wed., July 24 Time: 6:30-8:30pm

Bear Library

Mary Rammel, CCCS of MD and DE

Good Credit for Life

Wed., July 24 Time: 6:30-8pm

Brandywine Hundred Library

Whitney Singer, Clarifi

Lunch & Learn- Get Your Ducks in a Row

Wed., July 24 Time: 12noon-1:30pm

Claymont Community Center

Denise Freeman, NCALL Research

How to Start a Nonprofit

Sat., July 27 Time: 10-11:30am

Brandywine Hundred Library

Tinesar Forrest, Ty Enterprise, LLC

Women Empowered to Financially Thrive

Mon., July 29 Time: 7-8:30pm

Bear Library

Alisha Thompson-Adams, Primerica

Around the World in 80 Minutes

Mon., July 29 Time: 6:30-8:30pm

Newark Library

Paul Baumbach, CFA, CFP, ChFC, Mallard Advisors, LLC

City News: Macy Gray to Perform at City of Wilmington 2013 4th of July Celebration on the Riverfront

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The City of Wilmington will celebrate the historic tradition and patriotic spirit with the 2013 4th of July Celebration on the Riverfront.

Join the City at Tubman-Garrett Park at the Riverfront on Thursday, July 4th as they celebrate our independence with fireworks, food, arts, culture and a special performance by R&B singer Macy Gray.

The 4th of July Celebration on the Riverfront which begins at 4:00 p.m. will feature live music, historical re-enactments, games, rides, arts and crafts, a crab feast, in addition to a variety of food and drink vendors.

Other artists performing at this year’s 4th of July Celebration are  Mozaic Flow, a band based in Philadelphia that fuses a variety of  musical genres to create a sound of R&B funk, and the Tilting  Windmills, a Latin infused rock band from Wilmington.

“Fourth of July is about patriotism and celebrating our independence,”  said Mayor Dennis P. Williams. “Wilmington’s Independence Day  celebration on the Riverfront will bring together young and old  generations to remember our nation’s legacy and history.”

Schedule of Events

4:00 p.m. – 9:45 p.m.

Free RED, WHITE, and BLUE CELEBRATION FAMILY FUN (Tubman-Garrett Park)

  • Games, rides, entertainment, arts and crafts by Barrel of Makers, historical characters
  • Variety of food vendors including July 4th favorites, Captain Steve’s Hard Shell Crabs and BBQ
  • Local duo, Tilting Windmills, performing on the Bandwagon Stage 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Enjoy a live set of souful, R&B music by Mozaic Flow as they perform on the Main Stage.

8:00 p.m.

Celebrate our nation’s independence and patriotic spirit as the City of Wilmington welcomes Grammy® Award-winning singer/songwriter Macy Gray to the Main Stage.

9:30 p.m.

Spectacular Riverfront Fireworks Display!

In the event of rain on July 4th, the fireworks will be rescheduled for July 5th.

For announcements and more information regarding the 4th of July Celebration on the Riverfront please visit: http://www.wilmingtonde.gov/visitors/july4th

Hello Friends and Family & Happy 1st Day of Spring!

I have entered the People.com  “Real Beauty of Every Age” contest and am asking that you “FAV” me in age 51 category.

Here’s the link

http://specials.people.com/realbeauty/gallery.jsp?id=21243

Thank you and have a fantabulous day!

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