Friday, September 16, 2016

South Padre

As I sit in my cubicle, pushing papers around and on the computer typing all day, my Hubby is working out of town........ in the most southern tip of Texas of South Padre Island.  It's one of my favorite places in Texas. As much as I would have loved to take a few days off and stay with him down there, I just didn't want to spend my days alone while he worked.  Also, there was a red tide warning which means the risked of getting sick going into the water. I just can't see myself going to the beach and not get into the water.  
Last night my hubby sent me some pictures as he went for a walk. He had a companion following him for a few blocks, even crossing the street with him without getting hit.  I asked him if the crab was going towards the water or away from it, he said away from it..... I guess even the crab is fleeing the red tide...

 This summer I didn't go anywhere........ Hopefully soon I will get to go on an adventure, somewhere. 

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

pizza, a loner, and a new tv show

During my lunch break today, between running errands, I stopped at a local Italian restaurant for a slice of pizza. Once I got in and ordered at the front, the place was packed with no empty tables in sight.  I walked all the way to the back and there was a old man siting at a table with three empty chairs around him. I asked him if he was eating alone, which he proceeded to stumble over his words and finally saying that he was with someone....... uh huh., Ok fine, so I look around and low and behold in the corner, on the other side of the soda fountain machine, an empty chair and tiny table..... so I as I walked by behind him to sit down as he fidgeted like a nervous little puppy. I have a feeling he was scared of me. I wonder if we have become so anti social that we fear EVERYONE that we personally don't know.  Some of the most interesting people that I have met in my life were complete strangers that I have shared a table with.  I understand that some people prefer to eat alone, I get it...   but his reaction and response wasn't like " I want to be alone", it was more like a nervous, scared, child. To me it felt like he thought I was going to commit some kind of crime against him. Anyway, his back was facing me as we both ate our food, and each went on our separate ways. On the flip side I did get some drawing time in so that was good.  

I finally finished watching Harley and the Davidsons on Sunday, (I recorded the mini-series, it was really good!) and there was a small portion of the new show called Sacred Steel on the recording before it cut off. It looked interesting so I decided to search it on the Discovery Channels website, and they actually had the entire episode to watch online. Yay for me! It was their first episode and I am enamored with it.  I am so glad I have a new show to watch!


Saturday, September 10, 2016

Keep on moving forward

 September rolled in and is going by pretty quick. I can only tell that the season is changing inTexas when I wake up in the morning and can't breathe through one side my nose, otherwise its still in the high 90's and feels like summer.

My day job has been pretty slow lately and staring at the computer, reading all day make my brain feel groggy by the time I leave. Last night I came home, jumped in the pool and stayed there for a long time, just floating around.  It felt good for my brain to be outside of the cubicle and away from the computer.

My daughter is in her 5th year of architecture and currently in the residency program. When I talk with her about her day, it amazes me how creative her job is even as an intern. I am so glad that she decided on a creative career where her mind will be constantly challenged in so many creative ways.
Once her residency ends in December, she goes back to school to finish her spring semester to graduate. I don't know where her career will take her but I look forward to seeing her soar!

On another note, I was working on a fused glass window panel in the month of August. Since I don't have my big kiln hooked up yet, what should have taken me a couple of days took every weekend of
August, but I finished it, and the recipient loved it and and asked for two more just like it. I said no.
Maybe later when the big kiln is hooked up..... Here is the final project:   Ok, so I have to figure out how to upload a picture from my iPad photo album onto the blog....... 
"My Poppies"

So I wasn't able to get the picture uploaded from my Ipad, but I had to figure something out, right?

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Very weak

This week I decided to join the gym. I am starting out slow. When I mean slow, I mean slooooow. Being a dormant coach potato for the last decade or so I have become very weak.  Tuesday I started on the elliptical for 10 minutes, manual, level easy... my legs were on FIRE by minute two! I pushed through and moved on to working out my legs.  I had to adjust the weights on the machines to very low weight (Remember, I live in Texas and walk NO where, I drive).

Tonight, I set the elliptical for 12 minute, manual, level easy..... I wanted to quit by minute eight. I was sweating and had a heart rate of 167, you would think I was running a marathon, but I made it to 12 minutes. I had to stand there for about 5 more minutes to make sure I wasn't going to pass out when I got off.  So I decided it would be work-out-arms day...  I couldn't even put any weight on ANY of the machines... I took the pegs out of all the machines I went on, and was straining to lift, push, or pull the bars themselves, I don't think I completed a set on any of them. Well, at least I started. Maybe I wont feel so weak in the near future if I keep it up. It's just sad when you can't even lift 15 pounds with two hands.....

It feels like it's going to be a long road ahead of me


I am a dreamer and my imagination soars about the possibilities that could be..... Maybe it's just because I'm a Pisces,,,,,

Sometimes I think about what life would be like living in Canada, or in Greece, or maybe even back in New York.

I think about traveling the world, and not having to work in my cubicle,

I think about what it would be like if things were different or if I did things differently.

And then I wake up in the morning, and my husband hugs and holds me, even  after 25 years together, and I realize I am happy right were I am, doing exactly what I'm doing.  That's love.


Tuesday, August 9, 2016

just pondering things....

It's been a struggle for me to post anything on this blog lately.  I just worry about saying too much, too little, too personal, not personal enough.......   Then I wonder who is reading my blog. The last post was in the beginning of July yet the biggest hit of views, was a single day in mid July from Russia.... really, why????  I'm not that interesting.

Anyway, I have been pondering at making some extra money on the side. I work a typical full time 8-5 job and am considering weekend work.  All of my artwork is piling up in the office/studio and I have not really put it out there to sell, just a couple of facebook posts.  Do I want a low paying weekend hourly job, or do I need to hit the pavement and try to sell art? I really don't know how to go about this. I just know that I need to offset some bills. I am also not sure about working 7 days a week either..... ( I don't consider creating art work). This is my dilema.

In all reality, I just wish I had enough money to just travel the world.  So since I don't, even though it's only August, I asked my husband for a really nice world globe for Christmas, so I can just dream.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

loopy doodles and paint

As a creative person I try to find something that will take me "away".  I have thrown myself into these very large loopy, doodle paintings that keep my mind off of everything as I paint.  This one is is now on the wall in the upstairs TV room. It's huge 54" x 60" I'm also painting another one.... not sure where that one will go.
Music and Martini's