Monday, March 29, 2010

Prom Frock Procured!

Forgive my absence, still hope to catch up with everyone, lots of action going on at the hacienda lately! This is one task to check off of my "to do" list.......5 trips, 9 stores, one prom dress! This is THE dress above.....that is not my daughter, though a lovely girl, my daughter is a "Taylor Swift" haired blonde! Now, to get shoes and earrings.........the prom is April 10th and my friend and I are hosting a prom breakfast at my friend's house. Busy week this week, more later on my Easter recipe, my art exhibit, our last weekend outing........

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Still Here....

Hope to catch up with everyone soon. Seems like I am in a funk, spinning my wheels, catching up.....don't really know what. Feels like the big M, wanting to burst into tears a few times a day and then the next minute, angry... except I've already been through all that years ago. Can't focus on art it seems but at the same time am wanting to do more. Anyhow, I didn't drop off the face of the earth, at least not physically! Feels like I'm in a holding pattern, which is okay if you're a 747.....I just need to "get my you know what together".......

Friday, March 19, 2010

Dogs On Thursday

Darn it!!!! Thought I would catch the tail end of my day but didn't!!!!! It's like Grand Central Station around here this week. Rrrrrrrrrr, what IS Grand Central Station? Hey best buddy...where is my food...I'm waiting!!!!!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

A very quick sketch to commemorate today!

F.Y.I. No dress success yesterday.......only one did she find that she liked but it was over the budget. Three trips, seven stores locally, next, we will venture out of town, time is ticking away. Hope everyone has a wonderful day!!!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Signs of Spring Break

You know it is Spring Break and the kiddies are out of school when the grocery bill at least doubles. The dirty laundry multiplies, as if it were mating overnight. This year's break is sprinkled with something new....prom dress shopping! Did that last Saturday and just a bit the Saturday before. I have already completed my preparations for supper, chopping, etc. so off we go again! The challenge: sifting through dresses that either cost too much and or were made for a stripper to zero in on a one that is certain color, certain neckline, certain material, certain backline........certain challenge! She doesn't want blue, black, red, white, plunging neckline, bare backed, netting which makes any "poofiness" to skirt, "does my stomach look big?" Wow, hon, looks like you swallowed a grape - maybe...........where's my magic wand? Wish I could twitch my nose like Samantha on "Bewitched"!

Friday, March 12, 2010

SkyWatch Friday

Morning: Drive to school and work
Mid-afternoon: Drive home from work
In my subdivision
Late afternoon: Drive out to dinner
......continued drive
Evening: Waiting outside restaurant for dinner

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Dogs On Thursday

Raise the woof! My best buddy, seen above at his last departure, comes in today! That can mean only one thing........PARTY YOUR PAWS OFF! I used to party my tail off, now, I'm down to a nub.
This past week has had some memorable moments. Like this one, when mom had a cup of my dry dog food, that they pass off as "treats", to give me as she worked on the laptop in the den. "Bring it on mom, don't make me go for it!!!!"
She can't stand it when moi gets in her chair after she briefly walks out. Something about having at least one "hair free chair" she says.......what good is a chair without hair? It gives me pleasure to grind her gears though.
Huh, first time I've tried this resting place, different, but comfy. HEY! Who the heck chewed on the piano bench? I demand answers! I'll have someone's tail over that........wag your tails my friends having a good time with your buddies, especially Snuffles, Annie, Emma, Luna, Snickers, Buddy, Dizzy, Penney, Tonka, Hope, Trixie, Bella, Zoe, Chief and Sophie!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Jolly Good Wednesday!

Unfortunately, art has not been taking place around here the last few days. Efforts to get my jollies through errands, laundry and housework has proved to be in vain. The son will be arriving from the university Thursday afternoon for spring break. Tomorrow I will be having my mane maintained and Friday I work 9 to 2. That leaves today for more thrills through cleaning/tidying. The Mr. has left for some work related errands leaving me to watch the Canine Messiah which will limit my partying abilities a bit. I will top off the evening by making good on the darkened bananas staring at me by baking banana bread since BigBoy loves it so. Above is a pencil drawing by the talented BigBoy.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

SkyWatch Friday

Poor, lonely, baby clouds, on their way out for the evening....
Enjoy the skies at !!!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Dogs On Thursday: 300th Post!

Let's talk one to one for a moment. Even though it is on MY royal time, mom does monitor and maintain this site....sheese!......I can't type it in, my majestical nails would scratch up the keyboard, my bountiful, bodacious bod would surely cave in the laptop, my talons could tangle between the keys........that said.....acknowledgment is in order for this being her 300th post!!!
Allow me to lay down whilst I think on this. Wow, 300, and maybe 14 of them have been worth reading.......WHOA....I have had more than 14 weekly posts! Let me get back with you on that once the royal secretary has scrolled through the posts thoroughly. Excuse me while I nod off.....just was reading a previous post.....Keep it lively at your house Snuffles, Annie, Emma, Luna, Snickers, Buddy, Dizzy, Penney, Tonka, Hope, Trixie, Bella, Zoe, Chief and Sophie!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Ink Drawing ! Warning: Boring Rambling

FINALLY finished this ink drawing, it is approx. 8x10. The photo isn't great, the paper is solid white, no shading, just black and white. Mr. U has started his new job, I've been the Lady in Waiting for His Majesty a lot. Has prevented me from doing much art. Think I've been in a bit of a rut but believe I am headed around the bend! Going through withdrawals....sugar is a strong substance you know!!!! It wasn't a mystery to me that my only options to help myself, to be the mother, wife and hopefully one day, grandmother is to take change my eating. Oh, I've lost before, years ago, took off 40 lbs with my diet and walking 3 miles daily. It is difficult with my love of food, "medicating" myself with it, unable to exercise like I used to....blah, blah, blah. Going to take off a little, then try the pool again, though it is even a bit hurtful. My foot has been giving me a great deal of pain, it is nerve pain that is from my back, it is non-stop but has worsened in recent months, some days/hours worse than others. I don't want to whine, but it combined with the knee, it's on the same leg and back itself keeps me depressed because it limits me and I get discouraged at the filthiness around me. Feel older than my years. Don't get me wrong, I am blessed and know it, soooo many others are worse off and I could be too. Constant pain is relentless and depressing and the fibro - it's like a poison cherry on top. Mr. U gets tired of it I know, as so do I. OKAY...enough of THAT but it gives you a peak into where I'm coming from, thanks y'all, for listening....just a bit of venting.