Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Is It Bigger Than a Breadbox?

Hubster was being pestered by a fly the other morning. He had to stop it's advance of attack. Interesting the size of it shown below. The fly probably didn't know he messed with the wrong person!Art isn't happening right now - oh snap! But it will be soon. Oh ya, this blog is a "periodic journal of life as an artist living in NCK" and we are "do-it-yourselfers" on most everything we do. That takes away painting and art time. I don't profess to be a "full-time" artist, I bask in the thought and would like nothing better, it's just that all these "other" things take time. We are still replacing kitchen cabinets. Big job! Here is a photo of the laundry room/entry way. The upper cab has glass doors. I have loaded all my cookbooks into that one. I also got to place my food items in my new food pantry and my pots and pans in my new pots and pans pantry - get it "pan"try?! Makes you wonder where that word comes from. I will have to research that. Ha! Lucky me, I get one more pantry (these cabs came from a "master" kitchen) and that will be a "catch-all" or "junque" as hubster calls it - pantry. Seem to have lots of that stuff, still hangin' around. Although we have AC, the heat and humidity plays with my energy levels - daily.
Took a quick ATV ride last night to check out a "burn" we could see on the horizon, never found it. We scared up a whitetail doe and twins in the stubble wheatfield to the south, they were just darn cute and very cool to watch. Their tails wag like a dog's tail! Electric fence is keeping those and other critters at bay around the sweet corn. We are going to have sooo much corn when it comes in. You should see me cringe, though, down around the pond, where hundreds of tiny Woodhouse toads are jumping out of the open cracks in the dry earth. Hasty Herman bit into another one last night before sundown. They are poisonous in case you haven't read my late rantings about them. Lots of wind and some rain at 3 AM. Sleep wasn't in the mix too much about that time.

Oh - and this one goes out to my family - who I may have told - I wasn't going to Guatemala??? Well, left my options open and then decided that I would go. (At least I will be painting!) One shouldn't pass up these opportunities in life - the world will just have to adjust. See my sidebar. Not many days til I leave. I am planning each day with what to take and how. Traveling with art supplies, as well as everything else, will be interesting. And...I am preparing my body for bug bites. Mosquitoes devour me at sunset every night!
P.S. Happy Birthday to my step-daughter, Leslie, who is 23 today! We are expecting her for a visit next week.


Susan Carlin said...

That's so COOL that you're going to Guatemala! Can't wait to hear more.

Leann said...

Wow, heck of a fly!
I can't believe Guatemala is coming up that fast! What a great time!