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am fighting the Monday blahs and trying to get a lot of things done. I
just found out that I don't have any bubble wrap and I need to mail a
painting out soon so time to get to the store.
am getting some very irritating messages on Facebook that are probably
from scammers. Wouldn't it be great if there was some kind of automatic
scammer alarm system? I realize that is a ridiculous idea but I am
trying to think of something funny to cheer me up.
Oh well. Yoga tonight and Line Dance tomorrow! Yes!
Sweet Pea Morning on The Blue Ridge Original 24" x 18" Oil painting $884
on Saturday or Sunday we go out to a fast food place and I always get a
chicken sandwich but I never get the fries. For a number of reasons I
don't eat fried food and if you ever try one of those fries cold you
know how bad they taste. I'll bet there are other things in them
Sometimes I get the baked potato at Wendys.
Saturday, we went to Wendys and I just got the sandwich and when we got
home I wished I had gotten the potato. I was still hungry so I decided
to boil a potato.
The potato was a little bigger than I wanted
so I asked Clyde if he could eat the rest. His answer was, do pigs
oink? Okay, stupid question. Let' move on.
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am on a roll! I have completed another Skyline Beauty painting and the
first stage of another Suggestion painting! I am especially pleased
with the new Chicago painting. The soft modulation of color really
drawings the viewer in. I really do live to paint!
has been trying a number of natural remedies for his sore hip and knee
with no improvement. The other day I suggested acupuncture. He said
that was a great idea. Maybe it will hurt so much he will jump up and
run after the person that put the pins in and the pain in his body would
disappear! Okay, no acupuncture.
None of the
remedies have worked because the doctor visit revealed torn cartilage in
his knee which is causing the pain there and radiating out to his hip.
The hip is fine. Just pain by association with an injured knee. He
will have to have an operation.
Yikes! I wonder how much will be covered by insurance. A couple of dollars? We can only hope!
is on their phone. The other day Clyde and I were behind a car that
was slowly veering off to the left on a neighborhood rode. I slowed
way down so I wasn't near the wayward person in case they crashed into a
car that was supposed to be in that lane.
A while back I was
walking on the Radford Rec track and two girls were walking side by side
while staring at their phone. Not a word between them.
told last week that teachers have given up on getting kids to put their
phone away. Now they have some sort of interactive screen that they use
with their phones. Wow! Glad I retired from teaching.
Anyway, Clyde's comment was an army from another country could invade ours and no one would notice. Everyone is on their phone.
back in my Suggestion Series! I am going to try to get back to the
Skyline Beauty series soon but I really enjoy my excursions into
expressionist painting. I almost always start to see recognizable
objects and love pulling them out. Here is my latest!
am real excited to be back to my Suggestions Series! It is great to
just react to the paint and see if any recognizable forms show up. My
first one, Serpent Swirl, has already gotten over 100 hits and a lot of
attention on Instagram! The originals of these paintings are not
available for purchase but small and large prints are!
is still having a lot of trouble with his hip so it is off to the
doctor next week. I hope he can get some help. I am so glad he is
cutting back on sugar since he could stand to lose a few pounds. There
are a lot of fattening things I avoid because I know I could easily put
on twenty or thirty pounds if I ate them.
Clyde laughs at the
thought that I could get fat. He says if a calorie shows up I beat it
over the head with a brick. Ha ha. Calorie counting has kept the weight
off me my entire adult life.
If every one ate a balanced diet,
exercised and counted calories we would not have an obesity problem in
this country. My sermon for the day. No one listens to me, but it is
to practice some Line Dances for Saturday. We performed this last
Saturday and now we will be doing it again this week. Yikes! We did
well . The audience was great! I have to travel to Pulaski for class
but the class may be moving to Radford soon. Oh yes. That would be
am still looking for my glasses. I bought a chain and attached it to
the pair I keep in the kitchen. I keep those on top of the fridge. It
is against the law for them to be put anywhere else. Well, I broke the
law and was just about ready to give up when they showed up on my
I told Clyde. you know you are hopeless with glasses
when you lose the one with the chain attached. Maybe I should put them
on in the morning and not take them off until bed time. Yikes! I hate
reading glasses but I can't do without them.
Just saw a cute
joke about eye exams. Santa Claus is in the chair. The opthmalogist
tells Santa he doesn't care if he puts him on his naughty list, he is
still going to dilate his eyes.
much to do all the time. Not looking forward to shopping for a car.
Clyde has pretty much decided which one we should get so we just need to
narrow down the details. I always let him decide on big purchases. I
will always go for a low price tag. He buys quality items. I buy
things that will break. Glad one of us has some buying sense.
is doing a little better with his hip problem and the funnies are
starting to fly again. I read about a joint remedy that involves
drinking plain gelatin the first thing in the morning. It is prepared
the night before and left out to swell. I'm sure plain gelatin tastes
I told him I would put a cover over it so the rats don't
get in. He said I just wanted to make sure there wasn't any taste to
it. Ha ha. We don't really have rats. This morning I asked him how it
funny today. Clyde is still having a lot of hip pain and I am
discouraged about a number of things right now. Maybe I can find
something funny elsewhere before I get to a lot of work.
something funny regarding the medical profession which is appropriate
since we are both trying to figure out what is the best approach for a
hip remedy. Doctor, physical therapy, massage therapy, yoga in a chair,
Picture a guy in a dentist chair about to be worked on. He asks the dentist if that is a Dentistry for Dummies on his shelf.
are still down a car. I hope it won't cost too much to fix it. I just
got back from driving Clyde to work. The Prius has been a great car but
it is getting to the do we fix it or buy a new one stage. I think it
is time to start looking for a new one. Yuck! Hate shopping.
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Clyde is still having a lot of hip pain. He is considering a trip to
the doctor to make sure he didn't injure himself in some way. My muscle
spasm is completely gone today. Yesterday Clyde wanted to get out and
walk since it was somewhat better. I was still a little sore.
grandfather's saying about small towns came to mind as we started
walking the trail. Go slow, see the town. Go fast, see the judge.
Well, yesterday the saying was walk slow, see the park, walk fast, hurt
the butt. We were not moving very fast.
car down. Our Prius gave Clyde a nasty note about break fluid.
Needless to say, the repair people towed it. Can't take a chance on the
breaks going out. Hopefully the other car will keep going. They are
both very old. We are waiting for one to croak and then get a new one.
Oh well. As my grandmother would say, "Such is life".
I mentioned to Clyde that he knows about Murphy's Law.
He said he wasn't even sure if he knew Murphy.
of course he knows about Murphy's Law. I'll bet just about everyone
has heard one of his laws that states, "A good deed never goes
Well, today I added another one. I have
been working hard to correct my bad habit of dropping things. Last
week I pulled a muscle in my back and it is still sore. Since that
happened I can't believe how many things I have dropped.
So, new law. The probability of dropping something sky rockets when your back hurts.