May 17th, 2022
I have been practicing Yoga for years now and it has done great things for my body and I highly recommend it. Even though I was exercising every day, before I took up Yoga I could not touch my toes.
But I still hate hearing the teacher say once in a while to do what feels good. None of it feels good to me. I bite my tongue but I want to say that leaving the class would feel good.
My Zoom Yoga class is at 10:30 today and I will be there!
May 16th, 2022
I think I was meant to be a night person and sleep during the day. That would not work with my life at all.
I work hard and should be able to sleep well but I don't. Now I am waking up every hour starting at 2:00 until I get up at 7:00.
When it is time to get up I feel like I could sleep for hours.
Oh well. Could be worse. I could be an insomniac.
I am going to cheer up and get this day started!
May 15th, 2022
My husband is still recovering from surgery that he had on February 4th. Yikes! Another procedure tomorrow and more surgery in a few weeks.
My dedicated naturalist is pretty much home bound but at least it is migration season so he is seeing a lot of different species at our house.
Yesterday he was so excited to see a lot of night hawks and he had me out there watching them, too. I am not any where near as interested in bird activity as he is but it is interesting.
Sometimes one of the funny things Red Skeleton said comes to mind and makes me smile.
Birdy, birdy, in the sky, why did you do that in my eye? LOL!
May 14th, 2022
I am so busy all the time but I am determined to get some things done that I have been putting off. I need to re-arrange my painting set up in my studio and fix the drain in one of the bathrooms.
That Time Fairy just will not show up and add hours to the day but I finished my latest wildflower painting yesterday so I should be able to get a few things done or at least started.
I do know my glasses are on top of my head. Saw a great joke on Facebook yesterday about aging women not being able to find the seven pairs of glasses in the house or the ones on their head.
That about sums it up so I am being especially mindful of the ones on top.
Cheers on a Saturday!
May 13th, 2022
I always have my taxes done by someone else to avoid errors. My uncle was a lawyer and he didn't do his own taxes and thought everyone should have them done by an accountant.
A weird thing happened this time resulting in an under payment for Federal taxes. My tax guy called and said I had to re-file and pay twenty-five more dollars.
Clyde asked if I had twenty-five dollars in pennies to send. LOL! I think the postage would be ridiculous and I don't think the tax people would be too happy with me.
Even though it wasn't my fault or the accountan's fault, the accountant paid it. I think he would like to keep me for a customer.
May 12th, 2022
I get such a kick out of old shows, especially Sandford and Son and The Dick Van Dyke Show. A while back they aired an episode of the show that starred Carl Riner as the character that Dick Van Dyke took over. It was awful. I can see why it was cancelled.
Carl Riner said the smartest thing he did was hire Dick Van Dyke for the part and completely re-worked the sitcom with different actors. He may not have had the lead but his part as Alan Brady was great!
My mother did not think much of TV. She said the mute button was her second favorite button. The off button was her favorite. Well, I said she must like the on button or she would not need the other two. She had to laugh at that.
There are a lot of shows I am not interested in but there are a lot I like.
May 11th, 2022
I love the MeTV channel we have here in Southwest Virginia. Every week day morning there is a show with Looney Tunes. I still get a kick out of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Sylvester, and the others.
I especially like Daffy Duck and Sylvester. One of my favorite lines is one from Sylvester. His son was a crack up and very difficult.
On one of the cartoons he was giving Sylvester such a hard time Sylvester said he was a spoiled brat cat. I'll bet all parents can relate to that at times.
Beautiful day! Hope I can get away from all my work and enjoy it. Cheers!
May 10th, 2022
Well, not caged, but greatly restricted. I think Clyde is in for a few more months of this lengthy recovery. Two more procedures and then hopefully he will be back to normal.
He has been pleased with all the warblers he is seeing on his walks around the house. Migration is under way and he saw thirty different types of warblers yesterday.
I know those New River otters miss him. They will just have to bark at someone else if they can find anybody that gets up as early as he does to check out wildlife.
Back to artwork. Cheers on a beautiful Tuesday!
May 9th, 2022
I always get a little uptight when I play the piano at church. I used to shake like a leaf and get rather sick to my stomach. Now I am just a little nervous.
I get there early to practice on the digital piano which is so different from mine. One day I took my glasses out of my purse and forgot I had done that so I was freaking out trying to find them.
Yesterday, I remembered to get everything at the end including my phone but left my jacket. People that don't have stage fright have no idea what it is like.
Anyway, I get lots of compliments but painting is my actual vocation. Time to promote some artwork!
May 8th, 2022
Like I always say, I live to paint, but I can't take them with me. I work hard to promote my work so I can find homes for my paintings.
It is also great to be able to sell prints of sold work. Yesterday a great NC patron bought a large print of Autumn View of Peaks of Otter. The painting is 14" x 11" but the print is 40" x 31".
It is nice to know that people can get small, medium, and large prints of my work. I have it listed here.