Thursday, September 27, 2012
I had time to play this week--whoohoo! So I will show the challenges first because I have lots of pictures to show you today. :)
First of all Erin's zendala challenge #24 for this week over at The Bright Owl. You can visit there to see what other talented people have done with this template, too.
See! Proof I am being sloppier--I mean looser. ;)
And then the Artist's Play Room over at Just Add Water, Silly was whatever we wanted to do this week ("you choose"), so I decided to do my latest lesson in the Doodles Unleashed class and kill two birds with one stone since I wasn't able to play until yesterday. We were supposed to do a background, draw flowers or shapes with ink, color them in with colored pencils, and then use white and black for accents.
More proof of my slow transformation into...
...a loose woman! LOL!
Not much to look at, but it was fun! And quick! You can go check out what some truly wonderful artists have done if you click on her link above.
Yes!! I finally finished the huge reorganization project on Tuesday!! The double decker wire shelves in the hall closet...
...my bedroom closet shelf...
...the new bookcase is empty again and waiting for the wooden shelves...
...can't forget I also took this entire bookcase apart by the front door...
...the bookcase and wire shelves in the bedroom...
...this entire dresser filled with craft stuff (note that the second shelf from the top is filled with aromatherapy supplies--you'll need to know this later--LOL!)...
...this entire half of my living room wall...
...and the bookcase and art table and new wall shelves...
...are ALL finally cleaned and reorganized...while the trees turned rust colored.
These little trees in the yard are very pretty in the fall.
A lady who lives here was walking by as I was taking pictures of the trees. We have quite the international diversity here. The women who wear these colorful outfits must be so glad it has cooled off. I felt so sorry for them when it was 100 degrees.
And they have been building something out in that field.
Cement trucks have been coming and it looks like walls for a large building.
Okay--remember the aromatherapy stuff? Karma's favorite way to eat her cat food (well, she thinks they are cat treats but it is actually diet cat food) is to dig them out of this metal tea tin.
It's hard to catch a shot of her doing this because she has very quick, darting paw capture.
Anyways, there was a new, clean tea tin in with some other empty bottles and jars stored right next to the box of essential oils. Being lazy, I thought--I'll switch the clean tin for the old dirty one and just toss it. Then I don't have to clean anything and I really don't need two tins, right?
Karma was crying and in a foul mood that night. The next morning--well, after she gets her canned treat and I heat up some coffee, Karma gets her tea tin refilled with about a half cup of dry food. But I can see she has over half of it left and has actually eaten some of the other food out of the bowl (for which she normally has to be desperate and out of the tin food). I fill the tin, but she just sat and stared at it. Finally she got up and walked around and around it...sniffing the air with this disgusted look on her face...and crying. We humans can be a little slow, but it finally dawned on me...that tin smelled like essential oils of all kinds--ROFL!! Karma was having none of it.
Luckily the old tin was on the very top of the trash I hadn't taken out yet! Put food in the old tin and she plopped down and scooped away with great relief! How could anyone eat food that smelled like ylang ylang, cedar, roses, eucalyptus, and patchouli--LOL! Still makes me giggle.
And lastly for today--I grabbed a few pics of Dagan and Leah's house! With siding...
...and a front door. The prep work for walls is being done on the main floor...
...and in the basement.
Ceilings are starting to take shape.
It is really starting to look like a house now with the siding and roof done.
And the garage floor and the driveway are done now, too.
They spent a couple days wiring the house for the internet. Oh, and Dagan's checkup went well. They're putting him on blood thinner as a preventative because he's high risk for strokes, but he's doing fine.
Speaking of Dagan--he stopped by Monday night and...guess what!! Between my asking my techie angels to heal the TV computer, not touching it for many days, and Dagan's famous magic touch with electronics...he came over and Media Player worked just fine for him!!?? And it has been working for me ever since!? I don't care why. I am just so thrilled that it is working. I even finally got to see who won Big Brother...and was so happy it wasn't the really evil liar (swore lies on the bible, his marriage, his grandfather), Dan! That young fellow, Ian, won!! Nice!!
Yes, I must confess that I have been watching (or half watching-I do FF a bit) Big Brother and Survivor since they first came out. I keep saying I won't watch any more, but then I end up watching again, anyways.
Goodness sakes! That's the big wrap up for Thursday. I am finally DONE with the big reorganizing project after nearly two months, the TV is working again, I am pretty much caught up online, I got four letters written this past week, even got the paper shredding done, I am free to play again, and Karma's not mad at me for stinking up her food. What more could a person ask for? How about that it's suddenly supposed to be back up to around 80 for the next few days! Whoohoo! It won't almost smell like snow in the air for a while. Might even need those fans again, after all. :)
Have a stupendous weekend, everybody!! :):)
"What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals."