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.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Happy Thanksgiving

This thanksgiving I'm thankful for:

* God still working in my life
* my job
* The Leaning House of Moggy
* food to eat
* friends
* family
* hair (even if it's orange)
* health
* The Cat

Quote: As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. - John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Monday, November 24, 2008


Weird Dreams

I got to sleep late and so I had some weird dreams. First I dreamed about a boy and girl going to a town that was in a different world. Not really obviously different than ours at first. Later (not sure if it was the same dream or another one) there were creatures that were attracted to light if it was dark. Also some people had the ability to hide in trees and blend in and be very still. This was not the bad guys.

I also dreamed about elevators and a work place and a coke machine, someone from my Church finding an armadillo under a shelf where they worked and I was trying to take it to the country where it would be safer and a big pet wild cat that some guy had. Lots of long dreams, I guess I should have set an alarm.

Quote: They thought I was a Surrealist, but I wasn't. I never painted dreams. I painted my reality. ~ Frida Kahlo

Sunday, November 23, 2008


Accidental Orange

I got tired of the black hair with gray roots and so decided to bleach my hair so I could get a lighter color.

Now my hair is orange (okay maybe auburn).

It wouldn't be too bad, except it didn't fix the roots problem. I have a plan for that, I just hope it works better than this plan ;-) .

I can't say I got the look I was trying for, but I didn't really have that planned out very well.

Quote: Sunshine cannot bleach the snow, Nor time unmake what poets know - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Saturday, November 22, 2008


Now for the other side

The stuff I put on my shoulder worked and this morning it doesn't hurt, but the other side does. I did try sleeping on the other side. I also thought that it may be that because I've been dieting that I'm not getting enough vitamins, so I too one this morning.

We will see how I feel tomorrow ;-) Today I'm going to try to do something with my hair. If you remember not long ago I accidentally dyed it black. Now it's black with gray or as I like to call it "platinum blond" roots.

I'm not yet sure what I'm going to do about it, but I'll let you know.

Quote: Gray hairs are signs of wisdom if you hold your tongue, speak and they are but hairs, as in the young. - Rabindranath Tagore

Friday, November 21, 2008



My shoulder hurts. I don't know if it's because of the weather getting cold, or from my purse hanging on that arm. It could be from using the computer mouse too much. Or from reaching up on the high shelves in my garage moving stuff around.

I need to find some deepheat, bengay or liniment to put on it.

Quote: Wisdom is nothing more than healed pain. - Robert Gary Lee

Thursday, November 20, 2008


Not Again ;-O

I was pretty good today, but then just as I was about to leave work I got the phone call. "I'm at Blue Mesa can you come over and eat with me" So off I went, I think I may have to lose a few friends before I can lose a few pounds ;-)

It was nice there. I really like the sweet potatoe chips. I like them a little too much.

Quote: Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving, make every day a holiday and celebrate just living! - Amanda Bradley

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


I really want to try sculpting

A friend took me out to eat after work and we went to this place in the picture. In the middle they have a high ceiling that is painted like the sky and a statue. We didn't sit next to the statue, but we were sitting close enough to feel like you we were outdoors.

It was pretty cold here today and you would not have really wanted to be outdoors. I ate more than I should have. The food was really very good.

Quote: Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it - Michelangelo

Monday, November 17, 2008


I want to play in the mud

I got to see someone making a sculpture yesterday and it made me want to try it. I guess it's not really mud, but looks a lot like it.

We had a speaker who worked on a bust of Jesus as he spoke. He works with Hospice and helps families who are morning. He was giving us advice on how to listen to someone who is at the end of their life. He talked about how important last words were and that they were like a gift. When people die suddenly without being able to say their last words sometimes the family feels cheated of that gift. Pretty serious stuff for a cartoon blog.

Quote: Value your words. Each one may be the last. - Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

Friday, November 14, 2008


Chipotle Mexican Grill

I picked up "The Boy" at the airport late in the day and we went by Chipotle to get something since he was hungry and had missed being able to go there while he was in another state.

I usually avoid Chipotle because everytime I've been there, I have never liked what I ended up with. He told me I could get a casadia, which I didn't know, because it's not on the menu. It was still pretty spicy, but really good. I think everyone but me loves to go there, so next time someone wants to go I will not have to avoid the place.

Quote: A cucumber should be well sliced, and dressed with pepper and vinegar, and then thrown out, as good for nothing - Samuel Johnson

Thursday, November 13, 2008


Full Moon

Today has been a beautiful day. When I walked out this morning I noticed the sun shinning down on the morning dew.

I also noticed the smell of the cool crisp morning. It was beautiful all the way to work and then tonight, the moon is wonderful.

I'm not sure why I'm in such a good mood today, but maybe it's because I'm trying to start the day by talking to God.

I'm asking for his help and direction for the day.

Quote: The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be. - Anne Frank

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


Not a great diet day

I had chicken fried steak for lunch. I did split it with a friend, so it was not as bad as it could have been. However we also had some mashed potatoes and gravy with it.

I will try to do better tomorrow. It shouldn't set me back too far on my diet.

Quote: We can see a thousand miracles around us every day. What is more supernatural than an egg yolk turning into a chicken? - S. Parkes Cadman

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


It's a good thing I like rain

It's really pouring down today and it started this early the night before. The thunder was so loud then I was afraid it would set off the car alarm.

I have always loved to hear the thunder and rain. The Cat even likes to look out the window at it.

Quote: The shortest period of time lies between the minute you put some money away for a rainy day and the unexpected arrival of rain. - Jane Bryant Quinn

Monday, November 10, 2008


Weigh in today

Today we will be weighed and that will be compared to last week. If anyone has gained a pound, then they will have to pay $1 a pound. I don't know if they will tell us if anyone gained or lost, but at least we will know for ourselves. I think I have lost a few pounds, but I will find out when I get to the official scale.

In the past I would probably have skipped breakfast, but that's not the way I'm trying to lose this time. I'm trying to do something that I can continue on with, just a change in lifestyle...not really a diet.

The only time to eat diet food is while you're waiting for the steak to cook = Julia Child

Friday, November 07, 2008


Yeah it's friday

I plan to go out tonight for some belated birthday fun.

I hope that does not mean I am straying from home ;-/ It will be at my Church home, so maybe that will count as being home.

Daily Reading
Ezekiel 16:42-17:24
Hebrews 8:1-13
Psalm 106:13-31
Proverbs 27:7-9

Quote: When you're safe at home you wish you were having an adventure; when you're having an adventure you wish you were safe at home - Thornton Wilder

Thursday, November 06, 2008


Wednesday Words

Daily Bible Reading
Ezekiel 14:12-16:41
Hebrews 7:18-28
Psalm 106:1-12
Proverbs 27:4-6
I haven't been reading the bible like I should, but I did listen online to todays one year bible reading. I really love listening to it at because Tom Dooley has a great voice. I usually have to listen a couple of time, because I get distracted.

Quote: The Bible is a book that has been read more and examined less than any book that ever existed - Thomas Paine

Wednesday, November 05, 2008


We have a new President

We need to pray for him as he takes this office. I pray that he will make wise decisions for our country.

I felt sick all day and was snappy at people because of the elections. Now it looks like the House and Senate are also a majority of the same party as the President, so it should be interesting what things get passed in the next four years.

Leadership is

a potent combination
of strategy
and character.
But if you must
be without one,
be without the strategy.

- Anonymous

Tuesday, November 04, 2008


Election Day

I pray that God will have mercy on our Country. I know there are many great Christians here, but there is also many who have no regard for God and any of the things he has given them or done in their life.

I do pray that God's will be done and I don't pretend to know what his decision will be. I know that in my own life I need to turn to God for direction regardless of the outcome of this election.

Quote: Ignorant men don't know what good they hold in their hands until they've flung it away. - Sophocles

[I'm sorry that nothing is really funny to me on election day, it's too intense]

Sunday, November 02, 2008


Sunday Musings

Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. "

This is a very comforting scripture to me, especially with the election just a couple of days away.

I sometimes feel like rolling up like a pill bug in the corner until the election is over. I also hate to see the map they put on CNN. It just shows how divided up people are.

Everything is funny as long as it is happening to Somebody Else. - Will Rogers

Saturday, November 01, 2008


Moggy as Madonna for Halloween

Here is a picture of me in my Madonna costume. I'm the one in the middle with the blond curls. I want you to know that it's my own leg that I have my gloved hand on.

I think I was pulling the Madonna look off pretty well until I got around the chocolate fountain. In some of the later pictures in addition to the beauty mark above my lip I had a little chocolate on my face ;-/

It was a fun party and my group won the Madonna trivia game. I can't say that I was much help on that, but it's nice to win.

Quote: I don't know a lot about politics, but I can recognise a good party man when I see one - Mae West