Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Jumble of Jibber Jabber
Pictures to catch up on, too. :)
Cloudy morning yesterday.
I guess this is what they mean by the crack of dawn?
As you have gathered by now, it doesn't take much to make me smile, giggle, or laugh. This forgotten desk chair sat outside all day a couple days ago. Long hard gusts of wind made the chair do this crazy rapid-fire rocking and I could just imagine an nervous foot-jiggling ghost sitting right there in the yard hunched over its invisible computer desk. Yup! Doesn't take much to make me smile.
Karma dozing in the morning rays by the porch door and her box of toys. Needed the sunshine, like today, because it's been cold. It's only 19 degrees right now.
Which has been too much for the dying tulips on the porch...
...and the cat grass--which fell over in shock.
So I cut it all off...
...and dried it on the kitchen counter for a couple of days so Leah and I can use it later in making handmade paper.
The fish tank is crystal clear and everybody is happy.
Yesterday the orders started arriving! Dick Blick was one of the two bigger ones! I got lots of things for my future mixed media journaling attempt to "loosen up" adventure, as all my art teachers told me to do. I've stuck my toe in with my smaller handmade art journal, as you know. Not quite as nerve wracking as I thought it would be...says the partially OCD girl who's struck blank by the huge new Visual Journals--LOL! ;)
Anyways, I got three small tubes of Rub 'n Buff: antique gold, ebony black, and gold leaf.
A set of Sharpie oil-based paint markers: black, red, white, silver, and gold.
The "bright" set of DecoColor acrylic markers: aubergine, violet, pink, and yellow. Plus the separate white and black markers.
A set of four Susan Sheewe wax resist sticks (crayons).
China markers: white and black.
And last but not least--Blick brand liquid watercolors!
I got the set of ten: yellow, orange, red, magenta, violet, blue, turquoise, green, black, and brown. (8 ounce bottles!!)
Also got the separate bottles of metallic watercolors: pearl, pirate gold, silver, gold, copper, and antique gold.
Don't they look impressive all together!
I figured I already use watercolors the most, so these will never go to waste. I do have an assortment of acrylic tube paint and a few small bottles of liquid acrylics--so I am good to go!
The Amazon order came, too.
...and two more bottle of Swanson's triple strength melatonin!
Oh, and the postage stamps came Monday. :)
Okay, I took a couple days off from reading blogs over the weekend--but when I went to read and make comments Sunday night Blogger wouldn't let me post them. After trying three different times on three different blogs, I decided to wait till Monday.
Monday--same thing! So, I spent the last couple days reading blogs. I am all caught up but, if you missed my few words, I couldn't comment on any of your Blogger blogs. :(
Now, I figured that this might be because I haven't switched over to the new format, but after writing those last two posts about Canada (they took me a long time to write) I wasn't up to dealing with switching to the new Blogger. And I didn't want to do it this morning because I knew I had a lot of pictures to post. Early this afternoon I have the dentist (if I make it--taking my chances again). But I plan to switch over as soon as I can to see if that works so I can post comments on your blogs again. I will just pick up with the current posts, just so you know, when I can finally comment again...but I have been reading everything. :) I hope I don't have to deal with contacting Blogger over this and switching to the new format will do it--sigh! Well, it's free. What can you say.
Just to add to the Canada story: I had all my "stuff" packed to go back with me on the plane in cardboard apple boxes from the grocery store that were duct-taped shut. Believe it or not, they never even opened them. Must have looked honest and trustworthy when I was telling them about running away and that I had my iron, colander, pots and pans, silverware, towels, cleaning supplies, bonnet hairdryer...and continued to list every single thing I could think of that was inside of those boxes. Hey, they asked. ;)
Anita and I never gave it a thought as we rolled our own cigarettes (cheaper than buying a pack) on the plane back to Minneapolis...until we noticed passengers staring at us. This was back in the days you could smoke almost anywhere--planes, grocery stores, movie theaters. We realized they thought we were rolling joints...another giggle fit. Then they thought we were high! Adding fuel to our poorly supressed laughter.
I have to say that no matter what is going on I can usually find some humorous aspect. This quality can either be annoying or mystifying to some people. But if I can't smile or laugh--even sarcastically--I know I am in deep do-do or somebody I love is--or it is time to dig deep down to find out what's really bothering me.
Well, wish me luck with making it to the dentist. Hasn't been the best morning, but that's nothing unusual...and why I try to schedule appointments for the afternoon just for odds sake--LOL! Regardless, it is a sunny morning. I am still on days--yay!! I found the perfect sized box to fit all the new watercolor bottles. Love my new cast iron frying pan...and being able to sip on some french vanilla coffee every day. Ahhhh! Hope you are enjoying your day, too. :):)
I think I may have posted this quote before, but I have always loved it. ;)
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."