My Life is a Cartoon

Maybe my life is not a cartoon, but I do like to draw little cartoons about some of the things going on in my life.

Monday, April 30, 2007


When life gives you lemons

I thought I was so good to take lemons to work and drink more water. I had someone in my office for a meeting and knocked my water over with the back of my chair, all over the papers on my desk.

I didn't want it to seem like a big deal, so I didn't really get all of it till after they left. I still had ice sitting on top of the paper. I'm sure they were sitting there thinking, why doesn't she just clean it all up.

Quote: “I wish I could blame it on the choreography, but it's not a musical. I just had a clumsy moment.” - Delta Burke

Sunday, April 29, 2007


Cowboy Church

Over the weekend I had a chance to visit a "Cowboy Church"

They had cowboys on horses helping to park your truck (or car ;-) and we sat on a horse blanket tossed over a bail of hay at the back.

I like the music as a cowboy church, especially the harmonica. There were a couple of guitars too.

They even baptized an older woman in a metal horse trough like the one in the picture.

The water was a little cold, because she sort of made a noise when she stepped into it.

Quote: “The biggest troublemaker you'll probably ever have to deal with watches you shave his face in the mirror every morning” - Cowboy Proverb

If your a cowgirl, you would have to change it to wash your face, unless of course you do shave ;-)

Thursday, April 26, 2007


Writing Class

I went to a class on writing and we had some exercises to correct sentences that were wrong. On one of the assignments, no one would volunteer to go first and so I did. I could feel the silence and confusion as I read my corrected sentence. I had no idea why.

Then the instructor said, you must be on the wrong page.

I can see why no one knew what to say ;-)

Quote: “If everything is coming your way then you're in the wrong lane.” - not sure of author


High Blood Pressure

[I have a lot of people who come and look at this entry, so I just want to say it was a joke. I have not tried cat's claw and so I don't know if it would help or not.]

I went to the store today and tested my blood pressure. It's pretty high and I know that I need to be sure I get more sleep. One thing that I read was good for it was "cat claw" I think I have some of that around here somewhere ;-)

Quote: “The cat is the animal to whom the Creator gave the biggest eye, the softest fur, the most supremely delicate nostrils, a mobile ear, an unrivaled paw and a curved claw borrowed from the rose-tree.” - Sidonie Gabrielle

Wednesday, April 25, 2007


Secrets of Beauty Shops

The girl who gave me a perm on Saturday said that she could make me look 20 years younger if I came back next Saturday, when she has more time.

That would impress me a lot more if I hadn't looked in the mirror and saw that I looked about 20 years older than I normally do ;-( I wonder if they have a special button there to make you look bad. Then they can talk you into having more work done on you.

I really do need to fix up more and if I didn't already have plans for Saturday I'd be there, getting that 20 years off look ;-)

I'm still loving my permed hair.

Quote: "If I was two-faced, do you think I'd be wearing this one?" - Abraham Lincoln

Tuesday, April 24, 2007


Running Late

I guess I better not write too much this morning. I have five minutes to get ready for work.

Quote: "I just overslept. It's a little embarrassing, but hey, it happens." - Mike O'Shea

Sunday, April 22, 2007


My New Table

It's super Moggy, able to lift large tables with only the help of her dolly ;-)

I bought the table on Saturday and two men put it in the back of my truck. Today before Church I got it out all by myself and brought it in. It looks like it was made for my "tea room" I was looking at some other table, just because I'm wanting to fix up my home a little.

I walked into the second hand store just as they were closing and I ask how long they would be open and the man said "were just closing is there anything you wanted" I had just spotted the table and so I said I'll take this. I just love it and I think that was about my most painless shopping trip.

Quote: “A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy.” - Albert Einstein

I didn't realize that I needed a violin, I wonder if I could just get a cd to play.

Saturday, April 21, 2007


I got a perm

I went in to a beauty school to get a perm. They were very busy and I got there at 11:30 and signed in. It was forever before they got to me. I even heard them try to get a student to take me, but they said "I don't want to do a perm"

Then when someone finally came back from lunch and agreed to work on my hair. She told me "your hair is too short for a perm, it would look bad. You need to grow it out some. Let me put a color on your hair." So I said okay and she got her supervisor over to okay the change. Well they were in a bad mood and told her it was too late to do what she wanted, because of the time I came in and the time the students went home. She told her I had come in at 11:30 and wanted a perm. The supervisor made her give me a perm after she had spent all that time telling me how bad it would look ;-) It was after 3:00 when I left and she didn't have time to fix my hair so I just had wet curls when I left.

Quote: “Long hair minimizes the need for barbers; socks can be done without; one leather jacket solves the coat problem for many years; suspenders are superfluous.” - Albert Einstein

Friday, April 20, 2007


Girls Night Out

One of my friends invited a bunch of girls over for a movie at her house. We all pitched in for pizza and watched "Steel Magnolias" There was a lot of crying because that's a really sad movie. Next time I may have to sneak in an onion with me, so I can cry along. I just don't cry that easy.

I already knew just about everyone, but got to meet two or three new people. They were all great people and so it was fun.

Quote: I'm not crazy, I've just been a very bad mood for the last 40 years! - Ouiser Boudreaux in the movie Steel Magnolias

Thursday, April 19, 2007


Stood Up Again ;-(

I asked four people to have lunch with me out by the fountain. Two didn't respond, but that didn't mean they wouldn't come and one did let me know that she couldn't come. Then I heard later from the other one that she forgot.

What is this? Stand up Moggy Month?

My cousin is supposed to come and have lunch with me tomorrow. Let's see if that happens ;-)

Quote: “Friends aren't jumper cables. You don't throw them into the trunk and pull them out for emergencies.” - not sure of author

Wednesday, April 18, 2007


I haven't commented on this

It's been really sad to see what happened at Virginia Tech. I'm not sure there was a way to prevent it. We have so many laws that protect people who are mentally ill and while they do need protection, so do the other people who have to deal with them.

I feel sorry for every last person that was affected by this. Even the boy who was mentally ill. It's just so sad.

There are so many wonderful and caring people in the world, but someone who can't care is like someone who is thirsty and can't drink water. They are suffering and don't care if they cause other people to suffer.

Quote: “The real problem is in the hearts and minds of men. It is easier to denature plutonium than to denature the evil spirit of man.”
- Albert Einstein

Tuesday, April 17, 2007


And now for something completely different

It would be fun to go and have one of those ink blot test. It reminds me of how we filter what we see through our thoughts in such a way that it's distorted by them.

Quote: “What was once called the objective world is a sort of Rorschach ink blot, into which each culture, each system of science and religion, each type of personality, reads a meaning only remotely derived from the shape and color of the blot itself” - Lewis Mumford

Monday, April 16, 2007


loose thread

When I was walking in to work one day last week I noticed that I could feel a thread on the back of my leg and so I waited till I got to my office to check it out – didn’t want to pull on it, because I didn't want to unravel anything.

Well it’s one of those dresses with a split up the back and it was split up a lot higher than I would have wanted it to be. Luckily I wore a long sweater and I had to remember to wear it all day.

Quote: “We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects.” - Herman Melville

Sunday, April 15, 2007


Sunday School Lesson

I know the Bible verse about the heart being deceitful, but I usually think about it more in terms of a love interest instead of other decisions in my life.

It made me think that a lot of the decisions I have made in my life were like a small child grabbing at something they wanted at the store. Just decisions of the heart, with no though of what the end result would be.

The book we're going through is "The best question ever" by Andy Stanley

The question is not, does the Bible specifically say you can't have two large hershey bars (or whatever) The question is
In light of...
my past
In light of... my current situation
In light of... my future dreams and hopes
Is it wise for me to follow what my heart tells me?

In light of that I would have to say that, if in the past I did not compulsively gobble down both bars before I got out of the parking lot of the store, when I had intended to only take a square or two a day. If the current reality was not that I need to lose some weight. If my future hopes and dreams were to meet a nice dentist and learn to like false teeth. Then yes, I could follow my heart and do just what I wanted.

Quote: “In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing” - Theodore Roosevelt

Saturday, April 14, 2007


Internet Email Lottery Notice

What do you know I just checked my email and it says that I have won the Microsoft lottery, but that's not all I also got another email at just about the same time saying that I have won the Canadian Lottery. And all I have to do is send them my bank account information.

I really wish there was a filter that could stop all that kind of email. They must trick some people or they would just be wasting their time.

Okay, please forgive me in advance for the following quote ;-)

Quote: “Marriage is a lottery, but you can't tear up your ticket if you lose.” - not sure of author

Friday, April 13, 2007



Good news I can just file an extension and that will take care of my tax issue for a while. I don't owe anything and so it shouldn't be a problem.

I found a place on-line where I could fill out my income taxes and I did that, but then I wanted to be sure that I had everything and I think I need to send in copies of stuff along with it.

Quote: “The only thing worse than paying income tax is not paying income tax” - Donald Macleod

Thursday, April 12, 2007


More Shopping

At least this time we didn't go to the mall.

We were at a stand alone store, so we got to park closer to the door. I saw a lot of cute stuff, but I keep picking up things that are too small - thinking they will fit.

Quote: “Please do not have a fit in the fitting room. Your fashion life begins there.” - Florence Eiseman

Wednesday, April 11, 2007



So ...
well.... no.

The Girl and I went shopping
We went to a mall and I'm not a big mall shopper, but it wasn't bad.

It wasn't too crowded and we just went in one store at the end and not all through the mall. We didn't leave until the announcer said "the store is now closed"

Quote: “I bet deep down you still wish your mom would take you clothes shopping every August for the new school year.” - Bridget Willard

Tuesday, April 10, 2007


Taxes ;-(

I really don't mind paying taxes, I just have trouble getting everything together for them. I think it's the main reason I have not yet made a business out of my paintings.

This year I really want to get organized so that I will not have a problem finding all the papers I need. I don't mind getting someone else to do my taxes, but I have to give them some information in order for them to do that.

Quote: "There is a difference between a tax collector and a taxidermist -- the taxidermist leaves the hide." - Mortimer Caplan

Monday, April 09, 2007


Alone in the country

I would have been just fine saying all by myself if I didn't watch a News Report that a group of people were looking for Bigfoot in Texas. I was not near the place where they were looking, but still. I'm not so afraid of spiders or snakes or some of the things that are real. It's UFO's and Bigfoot that I am more worried by. Not sure why that is, but next time I get the chance to stay all by myself in the country. No talk about Bigfoot for me.

Quote: “Bigfoot may well be an extraterrestrial, because - remember Chewbacca?” - George Noory

If Bigfoot turned out to be real and extraterrestrial, well that would combine two things that scare me ;-)

Sunday, April 08, 2007


Easter Sunday

We ended up watching the movie "Luther" Easter Sunday. It is such a good movie and really made me appreciate what Luther did for the Church at the time and what a risk he took to expose the things he saw as wrong in the Church of that day. It was so good to be out in the country that I didn't want to come back. I spent one more night there by myself and stayed late into the next day.

Quote: “Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime.” - Martin Luther

Saturday, April 07, 2007


Never say Never

I would say that it never snows here this late in the year, but it did snow Saturday. We went ahead to Scarborough faire as we had planned. I didn't want to wear a coat, because I would not be in costume, so I wrapped a bright orange throw around me. Yes I am sure everyone had a bright orange throw in medieval times ;-)

It snowed on us all day long. It snowed on the way there and on the way back and the entire time we were there. At the end the snow was beginning to stick on us, because we were so cold. Still it was fun and much less crowded than usual. I have never spent so long just walking in the snow and may never again so I want to remember it.

Quote: “Courage is not the towering oak that sees storms come and go; it is the fragile blossom that opens in the snow.” - Alice M. Swaim

Friday, April 06, 2007


I will be back after Easter

I know we all love bunnies, but let us not forget what Easter is all about.


“Live as though
Christ died
rose from the grave
and is coming back
- Theodore Epp

Thursday, April 05, 2007


I did not know what an Emogirl was

When I ran across the word I thought it was someone's name and I thought it was a cool name, but it's a subculture. "the girl" read my blog and informed me that it wasn't a name. It's pretty amazing that I do have a lot of Emo characteristics and may have been Emo at times in my life.

Emos wear black rimed glasses, and have short dark hair that comes over their face. Emogirls are shy and sad and never look anyone in the eye. They are sensitive, write poems and really don't feel good about themselves. They buy clothes at thrift stores and listen to old plastic records and old tapes instead of cd's and modern stuff.

I'm glad that God is helping me to be not quite as Emo in some areas of my life as I once was. I'm a lot happier now and my life is a lot better. So if you are reading this and you'r Emo, just know that things can get better.

Quote: “If most of us are ashamed of shabby clothes and shoddy furniture, let us be more ashamed of shabby ideas and shoddy philosophies... It would be a sad situation if the wrapper were better than the meat wrapped inside it.” - Albert Einstein

Wednesday, April 04, 2007


Why do I keep getting stood up ;-(

I got stood up for the second time in four days. My boss... that I was supposed to meet with at 8:00 this morning was late. When he did come in we still had a chance to talk. And he said that he voted for one of my t-shirt designs ;-)

This is one of the rough cartoons I had on the back of the shirt. There were three cartoons. I didn't vote for this one, but if I had maybe I could have pushed it into the running.

I did however find out that three people voted for one of my shirts and supposedly the two final ones we voted for had three votes each. This leads me to believe that something was not right. There is a lesson in there somewhere for me.


I need to skidattle

I have breakfast with my boss's boss's boss and I don't want to be late, so cartoon this morning. Maybe I can put one in later.

If you are not familiar with the word "skidattle" here is a definition.

A country-bumpkin term that means to leave, generally rather quickly

Tuesday, April 03, 2007


Yesterday I planted some marguerite daisys in my front yard and also two other kinds of flowers. Just four little bunches of flowers really.

I looked at flowers for a while and the daisy kept jumping out at me, they are so cute. I did see the rabbit while I was out there. He was just looking to see if I was planting anything that he might like ;-)

I hope he doesn't like them. I didn't get my back yard mowed, but I did get the side next to the neighbor, so I got that out of the way.

Quote: “The splendor of the rose and the whitness of the lily do not rob the little violet of it’s scent nor the daisy of its simple charm. If every tiny flower wanted to be a rose, spring would lose its lovliness.” - Emogirl Therese of Lisieux

Oh if only I had seen the name Emogirl before I decided to call myself Moggy ;-)

Monday, April 02, 2007


A walk in the park

At lunch after Sunday School I asked if anyone wanted to go and walk at the park.

Yes I knew it was April fools day, but I wasn't thinking. Only one person said they would go and would be there in about 30 minutes after they ran home and put on their walking shoes. Do you see where this is going ;-).

I went home changed shoes and headed to the park and they went home and took a nap. I'm not naming any names but both their initials are "B". Lucky for me someone else came along that I could walk with.

It was a beautiful day at the park.

Sunday, April 01, 2007


Future Flowers

I soaked some Morning Glory seeds over night so I can plant them today. I have an idea that I would like them growing on my back fence. I would also like to keep my yard a little better - hence the greener grass.

Everything is very green right now and I need to trim the rose bushes because they have really grown. I wouldn't mind if all the growth was in my yard, but I don't want to disturb neighbors.

My bushes are all bloomed out too and the big three is the back yard that I was afraid might have been dead has leaves. It should bloom after it gets going a little.

I also got some larkspur seeds to put out. They should have been out earlier, but hey I am not a gardener. I will probably get some okra seeds also - that's what I had the best luck with last year.

I saw the a bunny sitting outside of my little garden spot , I guess waiting to see what I would plant so he could try to eat it. ;-)

Quote: "One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon-instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today.” - Dale Carnegie