Tuesday, May 29, 2012
My husband and I will be celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary in late June. Of course, you can tell by our pictures that we got married when we were both twelve. Anyway, we are still together and have been very happy. We have one son, Alan, who drives us crazy, but he is a great guy and we are proud of him. The 35th is certainly a milestone. I am reminded of what the character Howard said on The Red Green Show which we miss very much since we can't get a signal due to the digital takeover. He was going over the different anniversaries, silver for 25th, Gold for 50th, Diamond for 75th, and then he said the 100th is Kryptonite! I don't think we will make it to that one!
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Saturday, May 26, 2012
TECHNOLOGY IS REALLY GETTING ME DOWN!!! If they ever computerize closets and bathrooms there will probably be a naked old woman looking for a bush and at my age that won't be pretty. The image certainly won't be like the girls in my Beautiful Nudes folder. I just hope the computer geeks lay off the bathroom and the closets.
On a brighter note my paintings are coming along and I think I have achieved more complex surfaces than ever before. The colors are like jewels and the experience of working on them is wonderful.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
My three large paintings are coming along and I am definitely changing my approach as always. Painting, like my hair, is a new experience every day! I never know what to expect as I try to boss them around and instead they boss me around until I give in and just enjoy the ride. Two of them are shore scenes and one is another field near Rocky Knob where my husband should have a mail box. I think there should be a marker where he sits during hawk migration. Any way it is great to have more time to paint and I will be pleased to add them to my portfolio on the web.
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Friday, May 18, 2012
One of my all time favorite programs is the Honey Mooners with the late, great Jackie Gleason. Roanoke has started a station called MeTV with the programs of the sixties. Jackie Gleason was an incredible entertainer and it is wonderful to see him and his terrific cast again. No one could turn dancing into comedy the way he did. What fun!
My husband is always coming home with stories about drivers that practically hit him while they are on the cell phone, tailgators that practically climb into the trunk, and speeders that almost run him over. He has decided that if stupidity were gasoline there would be no shortage anywhere. We would have an endless supply.
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Tuesday, May 15, 2012
On the home front the ants are back in the kitchen. We are still seeing a few in the bathrooms but now there are quite a lot in the kitchen. Time to get more ant traps and try to keep them out of things. There weren't too many this evening. I usually put the pudding away and my husband gets it out again. Tonight I got mine and told him he had better hurry before the ants get it. He said he got there just as they were hitching their wagon to the bowl! He got it away from them just in the nick of time! The war is on for the warm weather.
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Friday, May 11, 2012
My husband and I are probably one of five or so people in the world that don't have cable and don't want cable but I think digital TV was started as a conspiracy against the few hold outs that refuse to have a cable bill. If there is any kind of strong weather the TV reception starts and stops which is really irritating but we don't watch that much TV so it isn't that big a problem. I do like to watch Judge Judy when I am fixing dinner. I like watching her rant and rave and some of the idiots on the show are great entertainment. The other day the weather was fine but the show wouldn't come in. My husband thought it was probably Judge Judy terrorists that couldn't take hearing her say one more time, "That is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard!" They took her out. Actually, the show came on the next day so he was wrong. We still don't have cable and I think we can hold out forever in spite of all the fancy offers on TV.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
I am going to sound like a broken record but I can't believe how noisy the miniature doberman dogs next door are. I don't want any one to think I hate dogs because I certainly don't. We have a great little labrador mix but she is so old she hardly makes any noise at all these days. The people that own the five screeching dogs were told a number of years ago that they could not have any more dogs due to negligence. Social Services has since got them to clean up their act and I am not about to alert animal control and have their kid's dogs taken away. But why five? I can understand two so they can keep each other company but five yappers is hard on the rest of us. You have heard of the Hound of the Baskervilles. Well, these dogs are the Howling Runts of Radford. Sometimes the noise is so loud it sounds like they are all squeaking. My husband said that maybe we could oil them. How I wish we could!
Friday, May 4, 2012
So Glad to Sell Another Canvas Print of A Break in the Clouds and I Think I am one of Those People...
On Facebook today there was a joke with Daffy Duck about stupid people. The gist was that a day without stupid people would be... I don't know. I'll let you know if it ever happens. I decided to share the joke with my 1265 friends and a lot of people liked it. A while after I shared it occurred to me that I couldn't really agree with Daffy Duck because I can be pretty stupid myself so I added that as a comment. I added that I do some real stupid things but I don't think I am stupid 24/7. I hope there aren't any people I know that would disagree. I think we are all smart and stupid at times. The trick is to be more smart than stupid. Live and learn or is it live and learn too late?
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Tuesday, May 1, 2012
As soon as the weather gets warm we have trouble with ants. This year is much better than past years. My husband cut back a tree that was scraping the roof and found a number of ants nests near the house. We hardly have any in the kitchen but we have a good number in the bathroom on the other end of the house. I jokingly asked my husband if they wanted to brush their teeth. He asked me what I would want to do if I spent my time crawling around in the dirt. But, of course, ants don't have teeth. They have a mandible. My husband countered with how do you know? Have you ever really looked that close at one?
I think that as time goes on we are turning into George Burns and Gracie Allen. We certainly are not anywhere as near talented as them, but our humor does resemble their style . I'm not sure which of us is which.