Monday, September 18, 2017

Chuckles and Chortles

Happy Monday, everyone. I hope you enjoyed the weekend. Our weather has been pretty amazing lately. It looks like summer has finally found us. What's nice is that it's warm during the day and cool at night. You couldn't ask for better. I hope that this is the start of what will prove to be an amazing autumn season.

We are continuing to be busy around here. Today the most amazing man in the world is going to start laying down new flooring in the downstairs spare bedroom/art room. And I'll be painting quarter rounds to be installed later this week. Things are moving along nicely and we're excited that most of our indoor work is completed. Next spring, outdoor stuff...including lots of gardening! Can't wait. But let's not get ahead of ourselves.

Shall we get to the funny stuff? Here we go...

Wishing you all a great day ahead!

Friday, September 15, 2017

This Week

It’s been a really busy week for us. We finished painting the bedroom downstairs from top to bottom and it looks beautiful. The most amazing man in the world will install new flooring soon and we’ll be good to go. This will be a spare bedroom but it will also be my photography/art room. Right underneath the window I will add a long folding table that I will use to take images on for my other blog and it’ll also be used for artwork.

Speaking of artwork, I’m drawing every day and having way more fun with it than I ever imagined. I’m starting to get more and more comfortable with each image that I work on, and now I’m colouring all of them in. Here are a few of my latest attempts to get beyond stick figures.

This time of year I think about my kids when they were little and feel my heartstrings being tugged. I love this period of my life, but when I hear the school buses going by in the morning, I miss those days when I was a young mom. Wouldn’t it be fun if we could visit earlier periods of our lives? Go back for a day or two and do all those things all over again? And then zip back to the present? It would certainly ease that nostalgic ache.

And speaking of kids, you know what my younger daughter did this summer? Last month, she and her boyfriend went to Portugal for two weeks and they had the most incredible time! Talk about an amazing experience for these two young people. She shared some photos and it looks like a beautiful place. I’m so glad baby girl did this. It’s something she’ll never forget. Traveling teaches you so much about the world. Have any of you ever been to Portugal? I’d love to go  there (and to a thousand other places) one day.

A few weeks ago I bumped into a display of espresso cups in a store and sent a few crashing to the floor. I was mortified! In all my years I’ve never broken anything in any store and this was a horrifying experience. I offered to pay for whatever had broken but the sales lady wouldn’t accept. She said not to worry about it. I worried about it for the next week. Have you ever accidentally broken anything in a store?

I recently ran across a moving tune that I’m going to share with you. It’s sung by American reggae singer Matisyahu and it’s called “One Day”. It expresses hope for an end to violence, and a new era of peace and understanding. A world where we can all live together in harmony, and celebrate and embrace all the beautiful diversity on this planet. Is that too much to ask for? And why haven’t we gotten there yet? Sometimes this world tires me right down to my very soul. *sigh*

Anyhow, I’ll include the song below for you to listen to when you have time. And I’ll also wish you all a wonderful weekend!

Monday, September 11, 2017

Chuckles and Chortles

Happy Monday, blogging pals. How are you all doing? I hope life is treating you well. And if it isn't, I hope things get better. We have been very busy around here for quite some time and this week will continue to be the same. Today will include paint and paint brushes with a side order of relaxation squeezed in to recharge our batteries. I've fallen behind on my blog but that's nothing new. Once our house is fully settled, I'll get back to more blogging. What I am finding (or making) time for each day is drawing. Whether it's for an hour or just 15 minutes, I'm putting in time for practicing this new hobby. I find it very relaxing. I'll try to do a 'This Week' post on Friday or Saturday and share some photos of my progress and some thoughts. Until then, here's some funny stuff for you.

Have a good one!