Friday, January 04, 2008

The Face Behind the Blog meme

A good snapshot stops a moment from running away. ~Eudora Welty

From Melissa, who challenged her blog readers to join her in The Face Behind the Blog Meme. Not that y'all don't already know what I look like, but what the heck. Everyone else is doing it...LOL...

Peek-a-boo (yes, I have a tree in my house, well, two, actually. Behind me in this picture is a coffee tree and, yes, I get beans off it: about four a year!):

Bailey and I about a month before she died... I still miss her more than I can express and this picture is making me ball like a baby all over again...:

And, look, it's your Daily Dakota (and, EEK! Me with no make-up)!! She's a snuggle-bug. I dread to think of what she'll be like when she's grown up and trying to crawl into my lap!

And one last one... me celebrating my 40th birthday. I have the 41st coming up next week. Yikes! I really liked my short hair. DH hated it. Still, I may have to get it all whacked off again. What do YOU think? Long or short?

Anyone care to join me? Let me know!

Here are a couple people I know who joined in:



You Are 51% Addicted to the Internet

You're somewhat addicted to the internet - but who isn't?
You can keep it under check, and you're by no means a hermit.


Jen of A2eatwrite said...

I think you're more than 51% addicted, my dear. ;-) I like the hair both ways! You truly have classic beauty - lucky you! GREAT pictures.

I STILL haven't had time to read. It's been a crazy couple of days.

Sarita Leone said...

Great photos! The hair looks pretty both ways, M. It would be a tough choice to cut or not cut.

Thanks for posting these. It's fun to see the person behind the words. :)

Charity said...

Wow--your hair grew fast! You look cute both ways. I've tried for years to grow my hair out, but I end up hating it. I'm a short hair girl at heart.

Dru said...

It's good to see more candid photos of you and I love the one of you peek a booing behind the tree.

You can add me to your list of behind the blog meme.

Your hair looks good either way, it's up to you if you want to cut it.

You Are 49% Addicted to the Internet

Ceri said...

Those are wonderful pics! I only like posting pics of me that were taken 12 or so years ago. After that... nooooope.

Tori Lennox said...

Love the pictures! I like your hair both ways. :)

You Are 73% Addicted to the Internet

In your opinion, life without the internet is hardly worth living.
Could be, but you probably need a bit more fresh air and sunshine to think clearly.

I was afraid it was going to be higher than that. *g*

Brandy said...

I like your hair both ways, but shorter the best, it frames your face better. JUST MY OPINION. *g*

Thanks for pictures! Dakota is just a cutie!

I am 52% addicted to the internet. Whew! I thought it would be more. *g*

Have a wonderful day!

Marianne Arkins said...

Jen, you're probably right about the addiction... though, I think it's more that I spend a ton of time online, but I wouldn't die if I couldn't... and thanks for the compliment ((blushes))

Dru, I added you. I can't believe I didn't do it this a.m. Silly me!

C'mon Ceri, take the plunge!! You'll have to do it when you do your booksignings.

Tori, we weren't twins! How is that possible?

And, except for Brandy (Thanks, B! And, I agree with you!), y'all didn't have much of an opinion on the hair thing. The biggest problem I have is the weight -- I have a LOT of hair, and as it gets longer, it gives me a headache.

Thanks for coming by :-)

Allie Boniface said...

Wow - it did grow fast! I'm a short hair girl myself, so...but then again, you have to live with DH :)

Hmm...maybe I should find some pics to post - though I do so often enough anyway!

anno said...

Beautiful pictures! You look radiant with either short or long hair, so take your pick. Thanks for posting these!

groovyoldlady said...

I like your hair both ways, but my favorite pic is of you and Bailey. You look stunning in that photo. I'll do a photo hooey of Groovy on Monday. I'm kinda tied up 'til then.

Melissa said...

Thanks for joining in, Marianne! You look great with either long or short hair, but I prefer you with the short hair myself. But I must say your curls are gorgeous. What I wouldn't give to have hair like that.

I also love the pictures you choose. Fun, loving, just showing us who you are. Thanks!

Diane Craver said...

You are a beauty - I wish I had your nose! You look great with both long and short hair but I always like long hair the best.

Alice Teh said...

My vote? SHORT! And yes, I love that pic of you with Bailey. Beautiful!