Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
I have gotten used to hauling my dishes back and forth to wash them, again, I have been through this one before! At least I have running water though! I could not handle fetching buckets of water again! The fire tending thing even came back after 40 years! Who knew? My G-daughter has some new experiences for sure! She will survive, I did! At least she gets a ride to school, I had to walk almost 2 miles in each direction, even in the ice and rain no matter what..... Yeah, she is sick of hearing it too! HAHAHAHA!
Well, my time is up!
Thursday, October 16, 2008
I have cried and screamed in private, but I don't have time to fall into my pit of dispair, there is too much to do and I still haven't found a handbook on becoming a gypsy/ nomad/ homeless person!
we have found temporary quarters with a friend but it is tenuous at best. I may get through this but my poor cat...
Friday, October 3, 2008
Nothing like a friend in need to make 'em all run! If there is anyone left standing around when the dust settles you win!
Saturday, September 27, 2008
The thing is, I haven’t used it until now in over two years, why bother?
Thursday, September 25, 2008
I called the storage and then bought a (choke) newspaper (?) that has no real estate listings at all? I did find a ready (free) supply of little "magazines" at the local "FeedCo" store, with numerous listings! Unfortunately, unless I hit the lottery in the next 30 days, that old snowball in hell has a better chance of survival for sure!
When I E-mailed a realtor with an inquiry and mentioned my price range he E'd me back with a statement of "I doubt you can find anything Livable in That range.. Good luck with that!"
I was due to fill my hummingbird feeders but I decided I better not feed them anymore because they need to move on for the winter or they will starve!
This morning, I didn’t even bother to chase away the bears! Let ‘em move in!
Sunday, September 21, 2008
So, as of the end of the month I will no longer have a place to live and do not know yet what I will do. Chances are pretty good I will be hitting up friends until I can save some money for a place! This means I will probably not be doing much blogging by then!
Although I am scared and unsure of what will happen to me, I am able brained and sure I will land upright eventually, but I am VERY worried about my two Kitty Cats! I do not have any way to take care of them! The youngest will be okay somewhere I'm sure, she has social skills, but my big Kitty is a freak and I do not know how she will make it out there in the world!
Oh, and just for good measure, after much work and cash, my car still won't pass her smog, so my car is DOA too...
Okay - now - Just a quick kick to the head...
Monday, September 15, 2008
She didn't get it and I know I only sounded like an old weirdo, but I couldn't help it or even stop myself from saying it! Where in the hell did I pull that out of anyway?
But the truth in that line.....
Monday, September 8, 2008
So far I am on a roll, but the week is young! I only put of about 6-7 projects off today’s list. I am sure I’ll get a better start tomorrow! :)
I did however manage to finish one of my new paintings today!
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Some people just feel the need to poop on someone else’s good times!
Yeah, my Pastor told me that I should not bring my friends to church if they didn't have nicer clothes because it was insulting to God that they looked "SHABBY"! I don't like YOUR GOD! My GOD Doesn’t give a ratz azz what my friends are wearing so long as they are seeking positive energies for their SOULS!
No I do not believe that these innocent cards are going to lead my G kids or influence any of my friends to become Satan Worshipers or slaughter sacrificial animals! I do not believe that Harry Potter was written by a secret cult to indoctrinate children into Satanism either!
Back off you zealot freaks!
Here is what my G daughter’s card said for today's message from the FAIRIES!
"Raising Your Standards" The fairies ask you to concentrate on relinquishing negative thoughts and to affirm to yourself that you deserve the best and to set your sights ahead to higher goals! They encourage you to remember that all of Gods children deserve the richest rewards when committed to living by higher standards.
Evil, PURE EVIL I say!
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
I must say though, the Christmas stockings I made from Pierre Duex Fabric were really cute. More importantly, I understood that the small recipients could not care less that the red and white plaid linen originally sold for about $70 a yard, but only that they were huge and held a lot of goodies!
Those last two canvases that I bought at Michael's cost me about $15 each. Now, here I am looking at this pile of fine linen fabric, about 10 yards of it, and now I start thinking , so I wonder, if they just put some gesso on it...
more whining here... http://fabrichoard.blogspot.com
Friday, August 22, 2008
Oh, it usually starts innocently enough. For instance the new home owner faced with a void of greenery, usually runs out and grabs cases and flats of nursery specials. Totally unaware that in just a couple of short years these same little darlings will be producing more than their flowers! In my case, I moved into a new residence and the exterior was devoid of (healthy) vegetation. So I felt compelled to begin nursing and preening everything as well as add numerous new fill ins!
So, here I am now headed into my third season, up here in my castle upon this lovely mountain. And I swear I must have been outta my mind planting all this "STUFF" OMG! It is consuming way too much of my time and resources here! I spend hours now instead of minutes watering, pruning and yanking out undesirables! I am sure they even somehow brought in outsiders, because I didn't plant all those bulbs!
Friday, August 15, 2008
But, I was busy today and even in the triple digit heat, I found some joy. I realized the heat would really speed up my drying time and laid out 4 really nice pieces of linen. Since I know this is a nice heavy linen it would take a little extra heat to set it up properly! Cool, I can't wait! By this time tomorrow I will be bragging about at least 1 or 2 pieces I slung some paint on!
HHHMMM.... sounds about right doesn't it?
Well let me tell you how it really went down! (Literally)
Shortly after sending out my electronic invitations to friends and Romans, about 24 hours later, I received a copy of a group E-mailing. This E mail was worded in an urgent manner, for the others to immediately explore these sites and pages thoroughly and to report back to their leader as soon as possible! The language was such that you would believe it to be a emergency!
OMG!! What have I done? I quickly went to these websites and began scouring them for whatever atrocities I had committed! I read them over and over, no, I do not think I had insulted anyone. I had not used nary a one of the "forbidden" words anywhere! I had not used anything that I thought could be misconstrued in any way that I could find! My pictures, albeit not great, I did not think were degenerate! I read, re-read, rewrote, checked errant ads and whatever else I had on there! I spent about 4-5 hours at this the first evening I caught wind of a problem, then spent the entire next day unable to get to my computer! Trust me though, it was all I could blather on about all day to anyone that would listen! What had I done?
That evening, I received "The Call" from the leader....
After all that sweating over my content, here is what the problem was...
If you clicked onto some of the links contained in MY various sites, such as "Joe Bloes Hobby Center">fan club>friends> Sam blue, you could sometimes find content that some of the others might find questionable! Maybe you would click on the moderators profile>links>myspace>friends, wow, now some real crappolla hit the fan there baby (can't pick family folks)!! Then, of course, lets not leave out that on one of these links, >there was a link> that led to another artists website> , that led to another profile>, that had a friend listed on it> that if you went to his webpage>, he had a song on his site that was rauncy! Yup, there it is, >less than 6 degrees of seperation there!
So, there is nothing wrong with my content? NO,NO,NO! CONT RARE! But, you cannot have links on OUR PAGE, that could lead to other sites, where there may be links, images or written content that we might find objectional and do not want to be associated with! So the writing "thing" is okay, on the ONE site, but you will have to remove all those links. "Oh' and that "Random Art Slide Show" ( like the one on this page) that links to a site called "Flickr"? That definitely MUST be removed, and the moderator or controller or whatever of that site should be contacted. Someone needs to be checking their content because some of their so called art is just pornographic and should not be allowed to be presented as art! We cannot be associated with these types of websites!" You can however, continue to write on the ONE website if you remove that "Flickr" images link as well as the other links and then submit your writing for approval before posting! As for the other web presentations, there are far too many objectionable links on them and are not going to be acceptable. You really will have to take them down. Also, be sure any future endeavers are approved and cleared through us before proceeding or postings!
UUHHH...... the whole comunication, links, contacts, networking, reaching out to the community concept here folks......
After arguing for about an hour over this whole debacle, my brain was done and my internal timer went, DING! HUH? Am I really sitting here arguing, conjoling and begging to be "allowed" to continue doing this whole "webbing" thing for these people? Are you kidding? Spend untold future hours preening, updating information, primpimg pages and blogging about them? The weeks have already been sucked out of me! I haven't produced a single piece of art in 2 months! I have already put into this way more than I ever intended...every bit of it for FREE! As a Volunteer! Wait, What? All for naught?
Please... Here, by all means, just let me get logged on... Alright, here we go, Let me take care of that for you...
CLICK! There you go, no more Myspace! What else? OH! Okay, CLICK, no more Craigslist! You really hate the Squidoo? Okay>CLICK>Gone! Here let me take of these others also, who needs Facebook, Wikipedia and Open Directory anyway?
Your right, uhh huh! Okay, sure thing, NO PROBLEM, yup, Good Night! Uhh Huh, Bye Now!.......
I cannot retrieve those lost hours, ideas and energies, but I can damn sure make sure I keep my FREE efforts concentrated on my own behalf from now on!
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
I consider myself an artist. Will I say I am a GREAT artist? No WAY man, I can honestly say that I have way too much fun to take it quite that far and say I am a "serious" artist! I am not! Could I have been? Most probably! Why am I not? Because I do not want to be! Not before in life nor will I care to do so in the future! Why not? Because that whole "make it look like ...." thing is just too d%#^ much WORK! My artistic choices tend to be geared towards having more fun, spontaneity and a with just a little more instant gratification! I want you to look at my work and think "Wow, I've never seen that before! I wonder how they did that?" I do not want to spend hours grueling over the perfection of an arm or a pose! I do not care to spend my life looking at my work with microscopic scrutiny to find my mistakes! Geeesh! Just Take a PICTURE for crying out loud!
Oh, I had my moment(s) when that was a path I could have chosen, but I soon tired of the monotony of pumping out boring drawings and paintings that you could buy in a paint-by-number box! By the time I should have pushed myself forward and taken my artistic abilities to task, I BAILED! Yup, I just shut it all down and was done with it all! I punked out big time! For years I would not even mention to people that I had anything at all to do with anything artistic! I was really burned out from the "Oh, can you draw my dog? Will you paint my horse?" I would work for days on a drawing and then give it away, they are then very happy! Mention BUYING some artwork and watch 'em shut down! So if people started talking about something artistic I would just oohh and aahhh along nodding my head like a dashboard decoration!
I bet Doctors hate going to parties!
I did go through another spurt in my early adult years where I did some nudes for a few friends and a nice clammer ensued, but again, I opted to get a life! Time is money when your raising a family! Big kudos to all those awesome artists out there who stick it out and go on to make a real living or better, but I couldn't do it! My "art" became something else in my world, pride in doing excellent work, at a paying job!!
Later in life...
I had the opportunity (luxury) to take some college courses for my leisure (as opposed to career geared) and found myself drawn to taking several art classes! I took whatever they threw my way for a couple of semesters and then I took a class on "Abstract and Surrealism", WOWEE!! I found something that opened my mind, eyes and abilities to a whole new world! AND I LIKED IT! I have won several awards, so I feel like I am okay, I feel SELF justified! It was a great new avenue for me and to tell you the truth... I hardley ever look back... only when someone says "Oh... your an ABSTRACT artist, doesn't that just mean you can't draw?"
Yeah....that's it! :)
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
I certainly intend to hold up my end of the deal! It all started because I refused to pay $1.79 for a cup of ice (MY CUP) to go with my $2.00 SoBe! They also wanted another $1.79 for my G daughters waterbottle (her bottle) full of water/ice, even though she was also buying a large Slurpee (another $2.00)! We were not using their cups, nor were we "none buying" customers and I felt this was outrageous and asked her to please just pour out the offending vessels! She was angry now that I was outraged! GMAFB! If you need to ask..Don't!
Now I have been doing this for many years, in many places and have paid for my ice quite a few times! I would even expect to pay a nominal fee such as .25-.50 or something even reasonably close! I am a fairly loyal patron and certainly a creature of habit, I may not be a wealthy person, but I spend a reasonable enough amount of my hard cash at one of the OTHER AM/PM stores!.. I will be paying close attention on my next trip I promise! If they are charging me that I will just not stop THERE anymore either! Neither will anyone in my family nor a single one of my friends once I tell them this outrageous gaffe! We are already choking on the "No credit card, but we will charge you up the wazoo to use your ATM" rule they have going!
I don't NEED the AM/PM!
Monday, July 28, 2008
Then there is the auction house! I remember they had a fire a while back, but wasn't that a long time ago? Why does it look like a bomb was detonated just night before last? Can the community get involved in this? HHMMM........
I do know there is another flea market. I go there quite frequently as my BFF lives right near by, but I just thought I would check out the "other" side of town for a change! If there was a flea market war (maybe I missed it?) I know which one won!
Too sad, really! What can we do to help?
Thursday, July 24, 2008
As soon as I finish my weeding-n-watering I am going to start on finishing a couple of the dozen or so projects on my workbench and then I am positively itching to try a couple of new ideas! So my blog will be short, besides the "must do" my want to list is way too urgent! LOL
Heres to wet paint and all the people slinging it! DAB, SLAP and ROLL ON!
Monday, July 21, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Saturday, June 28, 2008
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Saturday, June 14, 2008
I was working one day on a different piece when I saw this naked piece of canvas in this odd shape left from a diferent project. It was just lying on the table next to me, when I looked down I saw a big "grin" and I just caught a whim. I saw it in an instant and knew right then what I wanted, but it sure took a lot more than I thought to get there! Any way, I finished it in time for her BD!
I will post a pic just because I seriously doubt she will see it here!
The name of this one is "I AM Smiling!"
I just wish I could take better pictures! LOL
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Some years ago I developed my own diet plan and refer to it according to the above ditty. I call it the 16 stone diet! HAHAHA I know it is funny, but it works for me! I drove off about 75 pounds in just under a year. That was great, then I let them just creep right back in and I believe they brought a couple of Friends!
So back to it I must dedicate, for my health is reminding me that I am a very mortal creature and need to pay attention! Writing this today is hereby declaring that I am embarking on said mission!
This is a chip out of a painting by one of my favorite artists : Duane Breyers, anyone know the name of this beauty? Hint: mid 1900's
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Everyone knows it is never as easy as it looks. Especially when it needs to be dealt with by a menopausal, OCD driven, self monitoring volunteer! I am going to leave the rest of that story to ones own imagination! I will say that I think they all came out quite lovely! My Hunny even tried to score one for himself. I convinced him that even if it was blue, the floral silk was still not really his forte!
Now I have to get it together for the next pile of do! I still have about 4 different pieces on my work table that are NEARLY done, I just have to get'er done!
The very next piece to be finished will be my good friend's BD present that is calling to me with the urgency of an aproaching date!
I will not even mention the OTHER work I volenteered for at my local art league!
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
If you want more on THAT story you can read it at http://fabrichoard.blogspot.com or just take my word that I have been trying to find a taker for awhile now. Since I have been trying to make some room for my G-daughter to have some space it has become quite a bit more urgent! So the last couple of weeks I have been sorting, folding, shifting and fondling so much fabric my eyes are ready to roll around! But I have done pretty good job considering I can only do those things for 15-20 minutes at a time. I cannot hold my arms up and fling them around for much longer than that! Who needs physical therapy?
Also on my agenda has been a full bore onslaught of the gardening! Everything needs groomed and fed! It is like having pets, hahaha! Add onto that some volunteer work I opted into and I must say my plate is mighty full these days! I am not complaining, I am celebrating! I called my sister, she used to call me every day and want to talk for hours. I told her she had too much time on her hands and she needed to go find something else to do! So now she had not called in a very long time, so I was beginning to worry. I call her up and I say why haven't you called lately? She said "You told me to go get a life so I did!" I said are you complaining? She says "No, I love it!" HAHAHA!
Today's Oracle says "Body Movement"! Hmmmmm..... Does that just mean "Get your butt in gear?" LOL
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
I spent all day yesterday in the studio. It has been awhile since I had a chance to get back to some of the pieces I have been trying to finish. I still did not finish anything but at least I bumped some things ahead! HAHA! I always have so many pieces going at the same time, I work on one for awhile then on another. I am not sure which way to look at this, you can call this wet paint or ADD, either way.
Today is April Fools day! This is the day my Critter Kitty was born, around 1-2 A.M., in the closet at my Daughters home! Happy happy! But then, that very night at around midnight, my old Misty Kitty, she was about 13-14 years old, disappeared forever!
She was semi-wild, she had come into my world out of the field behind my shop at a very young age. She just walked in one day in early summer, scoped out the area, jumped up on a pile of fabric in the corner, cleaned herself and went to sleep! After a couple of weeks, I caught her and took her to the vet, got her all fixed up and she lived in my shop for about 8 years. When I closed my shop, I brought her home to live me and she lived there for another 5-6 years. She was never the domestic, not to be held or coddled. She would let only me and my Hunny any where near her, but she was an exceptional hunter and kept all of her kingdom pest free! We kept a window rigged that she was always free to come and go. Eventually she began to get too old to protect her territory and had gotten to the point of mostly living in and close to home but there were some neighborhood bullies that had even come into the house after her a couple of times. Then, on that fateful night, my Hunny awoke to a horrible cacophonous and ran out to break up a really bad cat fight in our kitchen, involving several cats jumping her in her own home! The whole shebang went out the window, Misty never came back!
Was a very sad event, but I did take it as a sign to accept a couple of the new kitties from my daughters litter! Hence my two original kitties here on my mountain, Critter and Cuddles! But alas, Cuddles met with a tragic demise of her own! No more sad for today!
Here is todays positive energy focus.
Monday, March 24, 2008
Thursday, March 20, 2008
I also have been trying to get some things set to get the garden going. I cannot make up my mind what to put into my little space this year. I do not plant veggies, just plants and flowers, but I am tired of replanting. I am ready for some perennials!
I feel mighty accomplished just by getting all my Easter off in the mail on time to get to it's destinations. Woo-hoo! I even managed to get a little something for MY Hunny Bunny too!
Friday, March 7, 2008
Friday, February 29, 2008
1 rose hips
1 earl grey
1/4 orange zest
1 pod cardamom (crushed)
1-2 dash bitters
1 sliver crystal ginger
Steep in 2-3 cups clear water brought to boil then removed for a minute or so from flame. Just enough to drop back on "fury" of boil! :)
I steep until cooled significantly, then press with my most excellent french press. I usually add honey as a sweetener and have even today used some special honey I bought. Raspberry honey! Yummmmy!
In a shaker I add ice 2/3 tea, a shot of french vanilla creamer and fill with milk, cover and shake, pour into a BIG tall glass and step out to the deck with a fantastic chai! MMMMMMM.....
Makes enough for several glasses, just save in fridge for next day! Keeps fairly well for 1-2 days. But do not add cream or milk until ready to serve.
Thursday, February 28, 2008
I think I have been waiting for someone else to take my particular "bull by the horns" so to speak. This could be how it is put in front of me, to make me see it that way?
I guess I should just pony up and GED! That stands for GET 'ER DONE, for the not so Red Neck inclined!
Monday, February 25, 2008
I just read that the Fair is gearing up! OMG, I do not even have this years entry formulated in my brain yet! Di spite of course, the opinion by some that, "It seems like a monkey could throw some stuff at the canvas and call it "Abstract Art", my 7 yr old could do something like that!", it actually takes some thought and considerations! more
This years entry is a planned gift, I would be soo delighted if I could do something as to earn a placement at the Fair with it first! I won a First and Second place last year, so I am hoping to come up with something that really puts some icing on that! WooHoo!
Meanwhile, I am off to assemble the goodies to make my Hunny some taquitos for dinner tonight, as well as his lunch for a couple of days! I am currently broasting some chicken, then I have to put another coat of finish on a piece, sew up a couple of things after laundry and try not to antagonize an already threatening Herky Jerky!
Here is one I finally took off my bench today to give it a home out in my world!
I lived in Monterey when I started taking Art classes. The "Art" atmosphere there felt quite different. If you tell anyone you are an artist in that area of the land, you are apt to feel more like a Dr. at a dinner party! "Really? Oh my gosh, I have a wall that I need to do something with! What kind of art do you do? I would love to see your work!" If you say you are an "Award winning artist" you are a treated as if you could walk on water! I was thrilled to explore art in such a vibrant and enthusiastic environment!
I can say that in my honest opinion, Redding has by far, much more of a potential draw for artistic souls than even the finest "scene" offered on the coast. We have some of the most spectacular sights, inspirational opportunity and soul capturing ambiance that can be had! Ask any Reddingite, once the red dirt gets in your veins, you will always return! I can visualize Redding as an artistic hub that would make some other "Artistic Meccas" look like dried up wells!
Alas, it is all in the attitude. There must be an appreciation for the abilities of an artist, at the very least some feeling of respect! I belong to a local art group and they are constantly struggling to keep enough people interested to keep even a small semblance of the "Art Culture" alive here in these parts!
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
We stopped at a local fast food place, on way home from night on the town, "Why can't you just make something when we get home?" "No dear, it is already 10:30 at night, I am not going home to cook!" "I don't like this chili, don't buy it ever again, why don't you make some? Tomorrow!"
Trip to winco later, I make a KILLER pot of chili! Then...
What the heck is that? Did you buy tamales? Why can't you just make some? What is even in those? I bet those are full of junk, probably not even good for me! I don't want any of those, just fix me a sandwich or something!
So today I forced my BF to come on up to my mountain and help me make some tamales! I am hoping they are successful. I have made them before, but again, nobody is perfect! EXCEPT MARTHA!
Monday, February 18, 2008
My daughter has been telling me it was a relic for 10 years or so. You would think she would have some respect for the instrument, she was not even in school yet when we bought it, she has 4 kids of her own now! If everything we bought would last that long, money well spent! We have been through about 1/2 dozen cars since then!
I'll miss it, but I have to admit, one of those ones that turn automatically would be nice! :)
Saturday, February 16, 2008
I trolled the parking lot for a minute or two looking for a cart (motorized) in case there was one incoming. I was not so lucky. I parked about mid aisle which was not so bad, but there was not a chance of a cart showing up, so I bit the bullet and started hoofing it. I only got as far as the produce section before I had a Herky-Jerky and scared the bejeebers out of everyone. At least the produce guy is used to me and stopped anyone from calling an ambulance!
As I made my way through the mass of people for thier choices I was reminded of when My Hunny was in the Army. On payday, the line for the Commissary started forming by 6A.M., there would be people lined up as far as you can imagine, all the way around the parking lot by the time the doors opened. They would only allow groups of 20 to enter at a time, if you were smart you had someone to get in line as soon as you got inside, so you could go shop. The lines would form and zig zag down every single aisle. If you got there after 9 A.M. or so, there would be very little selection, by noon you were lucky to find half of what you needed. That was even worse, because then you had to go do it all again somewhere in the "civilian" realm!
After selecting all my pampered little goodies, I smile a little smile and just lean on my cart and relax as I pull up my meagerly loaded cart behind a guy ranting and raving about the long lines, slow cashiers, too many people, etc... It is not even a blip on my scale, he has half a cart and the one in front of him was unloading. Just a stroll on the beach my dear!
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Wait till she sees the color! LOL!
Oh, the extra bonus points for embarrasing my daughter do not count, mostly because I didn't intend to! Kinda takes the thrill out of it you know! :)
Monday, February 11, 2008
I spent all day shopping Saturday, what an experience that is from my new prospective on life. I am sometimes so amazed by humans that do not know how to act civil. It scares me to see the barbarism in thier faces as they knowingly do something rude or obnoxious. They are literally daring someone to stand up to them, and in this case the tiger has been declawed so all I can do is shake my head in pity with aquiescence to thier physical superiority. I pity them because I understand the damage they are doing to thier own energy. Thier negative life only draws even more negativity into thier world. Like a blackhole in thier universe, most will never recognize it nor recover in time to save themselves from an eternity spent ....I just try to steer as far clear as I can, as I do not wish to subject myself to thier forces!
What a lovely and smug little day I had with my Hunny on Sunday. We went out to the Flea market, stopped here and there around town and had a really nice time. I love those days, just gazing into the horizon, touching hands and feeling so grateful for all the good things in my world.
Todays energy focus: Making New Friends
As the circle of life moves in and out of our plane, it brings with it opportunities to establish new friendships, learning, celebrating and developing spiritual connections. Today's studio shot, Paradise II
Friday, February 8, 2008
I did not make it into town today, I spent all morning looking for my kitty and crying! My poor kitty! Dangit! I will not get any more kitties. I am going to have a hard time even letting my little kitty outside ever! I am going to get a dog to guard her!
Thursday, February 7, 2008
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
The snow is melting, although quite gradually because it has been freezing every night. We are located on the side of the mountain that dosen't get much morning sun, so it takes awhile to warm up.
Monday, February 4, 2008
Saturday, February 2, 2008
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
The worst experience for us out of the whole deal is the intermitant loss of our sattalite service! I know, big whine! I do not have ANY problem filling my time when without "outside" entertainment. I just head off straight into the studio! I have put out a couple of pieces that I like but I am right in the middle of a experimental stage. I have not tweaked it to my satisfaction yet and am having a blast playing. Unfortunately, as with all trial and error, there is the "error", which does not necessarily mean something really bad, just different!
I have recently begun trying to fulfill one of my New Years resolutions by writing more and learning how to "internet" my way along. Even posting here is part of that same said quest! I also resolved to create more art and to try to do one positive thing for myself everyday!
Monday, January 21, 2008
What a truly gorgeous day it is here upon my fine mountain top. I realize that I live higher up than some of my fellow Reddingnites, as well as below some others, but I do so love my weather here! I rarely become too overheated in the Summer, (w/swamp cooler of course), and dispite a few bouts with some minor snow, I am usually kept warmed through the winter. I understand how lucky I am and my heart goes out to those without. I feel so lucky to live in this part of the world, in this exact spot even!
I am not that able to get about, my gardening is tanamount to physical therapy. So, today was the day to prune my roses, I went about my task even as a light snow was falling around me. I know that they need to be done now. I am proud to say I completed my task and managed to do so without injury! :)
My second project today has been to prepare my "carnitas", this is the meat I will use to make taquitos in the next day or so. In the meantime we will have burritos for dinner tonight and then likely tacos tommarrow. This is how I handle a lot of meals with a minnimum of preperation. When I was younger this was just to save money and time, now it is mostly to trim my efforts!