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.

Saturday, May 30, 2009


Waiting at the airport

I went to the airport to pick up The Girl and The Boy because they were gone for a couple of weeks. While I was waiting there were a lot of chairs around, but some man came and sat right next to me. After a while he got up and left, but some other man came and set there. Then he came back and sat on the other side of me.

Here is what I've been thinking. Maybe I'm going about this the wrong way. I think I was all sweating from mowing the yard and here I thought I would need to be clean and perfumed up to attract men. Maybe they think I'm a hardworking woman.

Quote: Sweat is the cologne of accomplishment - not sure of author

Friday, May 29, 2009


Nice Neighbors

Okay Yesterday when I got home one of my neighbors had mowed my front yard. I was going to do it when I got home, but it was really nice of him.

The neighbor on the other side brought me two little roses tied together with a twine. I wanted to get a picture of it because it was really sweet of him.

I should have taken a picture when this was fresh or put it in water, but..... I didn't.

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

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


I love these flowers

I didn't plant these, but they are just perfect, except they don't have any blue. They are growing in my flowerbed so someone planted them before I moved here.

They have just the right Moggy Orange tops and then the pink pedals (well light pink) I may have to plant some shorter blue flowers under them ;-) or just wait and some may come up.

Quote: God writes the Gospel not in the Bible alone, but also on trees, and in the flowers and clouds and stars. - Martin Luther

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


Small Miracle

Thank God for small miracles. I was sure when I got on the scale that I would see a giant weight gain because of eating out two times in one day, not no ;-). I don't even want to know how many calories I consumed.

I have been pretty good most days eating 6 small meals instead of three large one.

My friend and I went to Chili's for lunch and I had one of the southwest egg rolls which I really love, then a big bites (little hamburger) and the spinach artichoke dip with chips. If that wasn't enough my friend wanted the fries with cheese, bacon and who knows what else melted on them and shared it with me.

I had forgotten that we were eating at Church, not that it would have stopped me.

Quote: We have not wings we cannot soar; but, we have feet to scale and climb, by slow degrees, by more and more, the cloudy summits of our time. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Saturday, May 23, 2009


Back to painting

Okay I know that I have said this before, but this time I'm really going to do it. I am making room for my easel to stay up and I ordered a DVD today from my favorite art teacher.

It's weird that even when you are good at something if you don't do it for a while it feels like you never learned anything and like it would take a long time to get back into it.

I am going to make space and time for painting and learning in my life.

Quote: let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance- - Proverbs 1:5 (NIV)

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


Frankly I don't see it

I have been seeing articles that they have found "THE" missing link. I don't really see it myself.

I haven't read all about it, but I think it's supposed to be something between mammal and a reptile or something like that.

I thought that the duck-billed platypus had a lot of that covered.

Quote: I have found the missing link between the higher ape and civilized man: It is we. - Konrad Lorenz

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


Still Here, just not posting

I will get back to posting. I have been busy. I've drug out everything from the back end of my closet to the recesses of the garage and I'm trying to get organized. Yes I guess it is funny and should be given a cartoon, but I have not gotten around to that. Next week should be less hectic and I will try to start giving better updates.

Here are a few updates

Did I ever find my other shoe? not yet but I bought another pair of very comfortable shoes ;-)

Weight - I'm still working on that, but I'm going in the right direction, which is not up.

Hair - The jury is still out on this, I found a new hair dye that is specifically for gray hair, but it doesn't come in as many colors as I would like which means I had to settle for a brown which looks like black (yes again)

Mowing - the front yard needs to be mowed again and if I don't get the back yard done soon, I'm going to need a machete instead of a lawn mower ;-(

Garden - nope I had all these grand plans, but they have not materialized.

Getting ready for work - yep that's what I should be doing right now - gotta run.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009



I am doing pretty good, except for those pesky graham crackers, or devil crackers as I like to call them. I haven't brought a lot of sweets into the house and that is the thing I have trouble staying away from.

I have found that one thing I have to be aware of is that I need to keep healthy snacks close at hand so I don't eat things that are bad for me. I don't think that graham crackers are bad for a person, but like chips, the serving size is not quite as large as I sometimes try to make it.

Quote: Before anything else, preparation is the key to success. - Alexander Graham Bell

Tuesday, May 05, 2009


Mother's Day Came Early

I bought my self a new cordless electric mower. Oh the joy of not having to flip a cord over and over to keep from running over it.

I have to charge it for 15 hours, but then look out tall grass here I come. It also has one of those grass catching bags so I'm going to try to start a compost heap to put that in.

Quote: Spring hasn't really arrived until you are awakened by the first lawn mower - not sure who said it

Monday, May 04, 2009


I'm so excited

I ordered a set of DVD's that explain the Jewish Feasts and it came in the mail today. I probably know a little about some, but not much and I really would like to understand them.

I think that three are already past for the year and there are 4 more to go.

Quote: A good conscience is a continual feast. - Robert Burton

Sunday, May 03, 2009


I've been very busy

I'm trying to count calories of everything that I eat. I found that somedays I don't eat enough, but some days I have a lot of counting to do.

Quote: Kitchen wisdom: Count your blessings but count your calories too. - not sure where this came from, but it's true