Thursday, April 29, 2010

Retired teachers luncheon

I went to the Lodi Retired High School teachers annual luncheon yesterday. It was fun to see so many old friends.
Here is a link to photos from the get together:

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Resolutions update

On Jan 6 of 2009, I published a list of 6 resolutions. Since it is now 2010, it is time for an update. I kept 5 of the 6!!!

1) Clear dining room table.
This was done with a little help from my son-in-law. He didn't realize how much clearing I had done before he got here, but he finished the job - by piling everything on top of the pingpong table in the rumpus room. LOL!

2) Clear away junk mail from both chairs in my office.
This one I did 3 or 4 times - the most recent in 2010. The chairs are both completely clear of junk mail as I type. I'm actually able to sit on one of those chairs!

3) Get income taxes done on time, for once.
I did that, with not a day to spare, but I did it.

4) Redo the walls in guest room. Take down teenage daughter's posters, put up art.
Done. None of the art in the guest room is mine. I have art by Nana, art by Dad, photos by a friend, art I've traded for. It is a kind of neat conglomerate.

5) Redo my office. clean, organize, decorate... any and or all. Partly done. A person can walk to the cot now. But lots and lots of work still needs doing in here.

6) Get insurance / soc sec taken care of! Done.

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Visit over

Margo and Don and their girls, Zamara and Katerina, have been visiting over Christmas - but now they have gone. The house seems quiet and roomy without them - and everywhere I look there is laundry I should do. LOL! I finally gave in and started a load a few minutes ago.

On New Years Eve, we invited a long-time friend of Margo's over. This is a shot Margo took of Aaron and Don in my living room. That mess in the lower left corner? That is my art studio.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

New Car

I wrecked my old car. It wasn't my fault - the other party got a ticket. But my car was totalled just the same.

So I HAD to buy a new car. I liked my old Echo so much that I bought the Yaris Toyota makes now to replace the Echo. I don't like a couple of things about it as much as I liked the old Echo, but it is still neat to have a new car. And this one seems to have more "Umph" on the hills than my old car did, so I like that better.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Illustration Friday - Flying

Flying Purple People Eater ATC acrylics

I have drawn a jet, and I've drawn birds flying, and kites, Pegasus, fairies, flying saucers, and balloons - but I just finished this little card, and it was on topic for Illustration Friday and more fun than most of the others.

Monday, April 06, 2009

Illustration Friday - Talisman

"Easter Head" ATC gel pens

I don't really believe in talismans, but they are certainly a part of the world we live in. My favorites are the giant heads from Easter island, which inspired this doodle.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Vote for Kathy

I've got a friend who is a struggling photographer. Kathy does great wildlife photos - the struggle is to earn a living doing that. She has entered a photo contest, where people's votes determine the winner. If viewers of my blog would be so kind as to go to the site and vote for her photo of a flicker, she would be very happy, and would have a chance to win some neat photography equipment. The link is the title at the top of this entry.