Wednesday, March 4, 2009

My Attempt At Drawing



Well, you have to at least admire my guts for posting this! I have been making noises here and there about trying to learn how to draw. I decided to go get some art paper, and a package of artist beginner tools. I don't even know what they are, other than the pencils and eraser. I got them from Michaels with my 40% off coupon. I guess I will figure them out. Maybe I should have read the instructions...ha! You know how good I am at reading instructions. No not me! I just picked up a pencil and started drawing and had some colored pencils. The one thing I am kinda proud of though is that I didn't erase anything or try to fix anything with my photo fixing programs. Not saying I won't do that in the future though. This is Sandy's pretty cat. I saved it from her site and printed a copy and just sat on the bed while I watched a TV show and sketched it pretty quickly. I really had fun with it. So tell me lies, tell me sweet little lies and just say it is good. Ha!

Life Of Leisure


I may end up regretting this post, but we'll see. I guess I just have to vent. I was out running errands the other day and ran into a friend, and some time into our conversation, she made a comment to me, saying she wished she led my life. A "life of leisure". I think I had been complaining about how I was going to be able to fit in having lunch with a friend, who's birthday was in January and we usually get together for our birthdays. And she made a comment, "Well, I wish I lived the life of leisure and could go have lunch with a friend and not have to work, and come in here and go shopping." I just smiled and said "Yeah I guess I am a whiner." But inside I was seething!!! I had to quickly walk away. Just curious what a life of leisure is, or what it means to some people. Does it mean 1. Not having a paying job . 2. Not having a full time job. 3. Being retired after working for 30 years. 4. Being a stay at home mom, because we all know they don't do anything. This subject really peeves me off, because I have had several comments made to me over the years and I think it is because I have not had a 40 hour a week job that I have gone to for the past 40 years. I have had several "40 hours a week pay check jobs" over the years but never for long stretches of time. When I don't have a "40 hour a week paid job" I still do A LOT of work.
This vent could go on and on and on, but I better just leave it at this. Some how I feel I will never win this argument. Better just get back to my bon bons and soap operas while the maid does everything else.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Bucket List



I just finished watching "The Bucket List " and was mildly disappointed. I had heard several people say how good it was so I rented it. I thought it was too predictable and only somewhat entertaining. I like both actors so that was a plus, but just didn't get the humor. I didn't laugh once but did tear up when Jack N saw his granddaughter. After it was over I wondered if I would have a bucket list. Can't say that I do. I think my life has been just fine the way it is. Seeing other parts of the world would be nice I guess, but it's fine if I don't get to. Maybe that was the message of the movie though. If you are okay where you are... then that's good enough.

Clifford 1994 to 2009

Clifford   1994 to 2009
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