Saturday, January 31, 2009

Winter Boredom

I have a friend who now lives in SC - (retired). Shirley sent me a few pictures of their yard a couple weeks ago - and she told me this is the worst winter they've experienced since moving there from ND. AND schools were even closed one day!! The pictures she sent were such a scream, a very light DUSTING of snow. I've given you this background to possibly explain Shirley's boredom with their long winter .... she sent me an email yesterday saying "I WON! I WON! I WON!" She also told me that now she can no longer say she's never won anything.....and guess what she won!! Two small cans of dog biscuits, ORGANIC even!!!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Studio Space

I've been thinking
about clearing off my desk - I'm down to about a 5" work area. NOW.... if I would put about two things away every day, my desk would be cleared off by 2012! However, I HAVE been making ATCs. Besides, they say a neat desk is the sign of a sick mind....
I know, I know, I cannot BELIEVE I posted this picture of my desk! Maybe it'll shame me into cleaning mode - stay tuned!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Puzzle Quote

I lettered this for ATCs (Artist Trading Cards) - The theme was Puzzles.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

ATCs (Artist Trading Cards)

Wasn't it the Frito Bandito who said 'Ah-naw-ther day, ah-naw-ther boooolll, I yam bored.....' Well I feel his pain. Calgon take me away! (But that's another commercial completely.)

New Year Quote

Monday, January 12, 2009

Broken Vow of Silence

Point of comparison: See the fence with vines? That fence is about 5 feet high. A friend from Rhode Island e mailed this morning & said the weatherman there made a comment about ND - that there is no normal weather, only EXTREME weather!

Darling Scarlett, come on, it's time to get up!!!
Scarlett: It's humiliating that you keep sending pictures of my private poop path to your friends and I don't WANT to get up. And you DID vow not to talk about winter anymore on your blog!
But Scarlett, what else IS there!! We live in ND, and right now there is nothing else of interest, except that Wal Mart is closed for 3 days (at least) because of the huge amounts of snow on their roof! And once they are finished with the snow removal, an engineer has to come in to assess possible structural damage!
Scarlett: I don't CARE. You never take me to Wal Mart anyway.
But Scarlett, I DID take you there once and was told to leave unless you were a service dog, "Is THAT a service dog?" And then you DID bark at the guy. I was so unnerved I couldn't even dredge up the courage to say "YES, she is a service dog!" And remember the time I took you to Menard's in the purse carrier? & you barked & barked? And that thing is HEAVY and then with my REAL purse on the other arm that also weighs about 20 lbs. ........
Scarlett: Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Thursday, January 8, 2009

More Sunny Thoughts

My favorite roses - yellow with orange!! Another burst of sunshine from Cherie.

Dreaming of SPRING

Spring should arrive in about 2½ months.........
My cousin Gloria sent this sunny bouquet!! She & I both have Spring birthdays - however, SHE loves birthdays - while to me, they are just another wrinkle.
Here's a fav quote of mine -
'If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?' Shelley.
Another quote to ponder: Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. Ralph Waldo Emerson Yeah, right!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Chicken Soup

A few years ago, Cherie, Jason & I were cooking up new titles for the Chicken Soup series. Since I have vowed & promised myself not to talk about our winter weather anymore for this year, and yet have this need to share SOMETHING, here are the titles we came up with Lo! so many years ago.
Chicken Soup for the Tortured Soul
Chicken Soup for Nymphomaniacs
Chicken Soup for the Anal Retentive
Chicken Soup for Vegetarians
Chicken Soup for Dummies (my personal favorite, Jason's brainchild)
Chicken Soup for Couch Potatoes
Chicken Soup for Alzheimer's Patients (Same Story in Every Chapter)
Chicken Soup for Turkeys
Chicken Soup for Talking Political Heads
Chicken Soup for Disgruntled Postal Workers
Chicken Soup for Shrunken Heads
Chicken Soup for Starving Artists
Chicken Soup for Fruitcakes
Chicken Soup for Crash Dummies (with Foreword by Vince & Larry)
Chicken Soup for Communists
Chicken Soup for Ally McBeal (Take with 2 Dexatrim) (Cherie's & Jason's - I don't get it.)
Chicken Soup for the Misunderstood
Chicken Soup for Food Critics
Chicken Soup for the Compulsive Personality (For the Compulsive Personality)
Chicken Soup for the Constipated Soul (Soup to Make You Poop)
Chicken Soup for Blonds (Instructions Included)
Chicken Soup for Customer Complaint Representatives
Chicken Soup for Rocket Scientists
Freeze Dried Chicken Soup for Astronauts