Cycling, Cycling, Cycling
Getting pretty good at the tandem riding. Got a couple hundred miles in now and even have a whole new language.
"Bump it up / down" means "move the back derailier up or down to stop the clicking."
"Slide it up / down" means "move the ... Read more
Nobody Loves Summer More than I Do
Yet another wonderful day of summer. Got to work with my hubby at one of his construction sites today. Sounds crazy, I know, but I really do enjoy working with him, even if it is spray foam insulating.
The breeze is keeping all the bugs a... Read more
Just Dad and Me Today
It has been years since just my father and I spent most of a day together. Today was one of those very special, memorable days. I had errands to take care of and invited my father to tag along instead of a girl friend.
At first he decline... Read more
Missed Writing a Number of Blogging Days
Missed a number journal / blog enteries, because I've been so busy with fun summer stuff that I am too tired to write the blog at the end of the day. Must be getting in a little better shape now, though, because it was another fun, active, busy... Read more
Amazing Weather Forces Me Outdoors
The day wasn't long enough. The weather was PERFECT, and I wanted more time to do stuff outside. Now looking back...
* The garden and flowerbeds got weeded along with part of my Dad's.
* Friends and I went for a nice long walk. ... Read more
Pictures Coming Soon
I finished the final touches on my new art and craft room and my sewing room. It is AMAZING how paint on the walls, organization of stuff in containers, and purging of junk can turn a room around.
When all this was in one messy, cluttered ... Read more
Day with Daughter
We had a great day our daughter today. Spent the afternoon shopping for her office furniture, lunch at Olive Garden, the evening painting her soon-to-be office, and then dinner eating Chinese take-out.
My husband and I started the day wond... Read more
Great Food, Great Friends, Great Fun
Had a small lunch at the conference today. Yummy rye bread turkey sandwich. Followed this up with a great dinner with three friends at a sandwich and wine "cellar." Took three hours to share stories and bottles of wine with the ladies. Fun, ... Read more
Arts Curriculum Writing Institute
I'm attending at a week-long conference where food is included in the registration and schedule. If this is what the general population of conference attendees prefer to eat, I can see why 90% of them are 50 or more pounds overweight. Half of ... Read more
Worked My Tail Off Today
Oh my goodness, I worked my tail off today. I volunteered to help my husband do his roofing work today whe... Read more
Two for One
Studio is neat, clean, and organized... AND my spare bedroom is done also. Not sure how to post pictures yet, but I'll get on that. My friends were wonderful. They helped me do it and made sure it was all done before they packed up.
My t... Read more
Friends are a Lifeline
A couple friends came to spend the rest of the week with me. They are going to help me organize and design my new art studio. Three of my four media will be moved from my one little room into the much larger lower level area that is now availa... Read more
Travel and Good Nutrition Don't Mix
It's difficult to find a good balance of nutritious food when traveling. Salads are available, and with no drawing or cheese, they are mostly healthy. But a person certainly needs more than lettuce, carrots, and cucumbers to get through a day.... Read more
I Love Painting
All week I've been painting rooms in my house. We moved in 11 years ago to all walls the same light beige color, which was the same as the ceiling color, which was the same as the carpet color. Every single surface in the house was the same si... Read more
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Bad Weather/Great Shopping: Praise the Lord
Last weekend I invited my father to go greenhouse hopping with me today. We had a blast. Outside it was drizzly, cold, and windy all day. In the greenhouses the walls of the little plastic buildings bucked in the wind, and the rain tap a soft... Read more