Art On A Limb

Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Another Tuesday


1. Are you almost finished with your holiday shopping or you haven't started yet?

I have some of my holiday shopping done and plan on doing the rest this week.

2. What do the holidays mean to you? How does this affect how you celebrate the holidays?

The holidays mean continuing tradition and creating traditions in my own home. The spiritual meanings are important to me as well, but not necessarily as they once were, however, I am not diminishing that aspect to my own life - I imagine I'll get into that in the near future.

3. Are you going away for the holidays or staying home?

No, we'll be staying in town and being with my family this year. We alternate between here and the in-laws - this is my year :-)

4. What two things do you like about this time of year?

The weather is cooler and people seem to be infected with the holiday spirit - they're just nicer!

5. What two things do you dislike about this time of year?

The impatience of some and crowds.

Thanks to Tuesday Twosome for the questions - why not join in??

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Art 1

Given the name of my site, I thought it might be a good idea to share a piece. The following is one of my latest - I named it "Kris" because she reminds me of my niece. Click on the picture to see it full-sized:

See more of my work here

Monday, November 29, 2004


Today's my 46th birthday. They were right - the get here quicker each year. I won't post too much tonight, but I will share the message I got from Totally Unique Thoughts (TUT) this morning:

A few years back… not so long ago, heaven and earth erupted into a major celebration with the news of your impending adventure into this very time and space. You see, someone like Lynda doesn’t come along all that often… in fact, there’s never been a single one like you, nor is there ever ANY possibility that another will come again. You’re an Angel among us. Someone, whose eyes see what no others will EVER see, whose ears hear what no others will EVER hear, and whose perspective and feelings will NEVER, ever be duplicated. Without YOU, the Universe, and ALL THAT IS, would be sadly less than it is.

Oh yeah, got the big head now ;-)

Sunday, November 28, 2004

Two Weird Moments

If someone else told me they were sitting at a computer typing in an online journal while watching "The Making of Alexander" on HBO and sharing some kettle corn with a dog, I'd think, "Sure!" but, it's true in my case.

Of course, it's not the weirdest moment I have ever had. Once upon a time...a long, long time ago and under the influence of a substance known by three initials, I remember listening to Fascination by Human League (this is pre-CD, so it must've been a tape). This was in the beginning of MTV, which was on the television at the time, however, it was very late at night, so there was a documentary, of sorts, playing. It had something to do with sailors at sea. They were wearing striped shirts, sailing on a tall ship, whilst an unseen announcer with one of those extremely deep voices was reading a poem about the sea and sailing. This wasn't the weirdest part. Amidst all this, including the before unmentioned roommate and boyfriend cooking in the kitchen, I suddenly see the sailors convene in a dining area to have dinner. Okay, this wouldn't be so weird, except they were sitting with their pet - a chimpanzee... and they were all eating spaghetti!

Indulge me and imagine this scene... A chimp in a red-striped sailor shirt sitting at a dining table eating spaghetti with fork, a deep voice reading you a poem about the sea, and Fascination playing in the background.

I had a big glass of Tang, but it didn't seem to have the miraculous powers someone led me to believe it contained.

Of course, today you wouldn't know I could've ever been in that space. That's okay - my dog eats kettle corn and all is right with the world.

Unconscious Mutterings

Ah, an exercise in free association - I love this stuff! Why not join in by going to Unconscious Mutterings yourself? Here we go!

  1. Limited time only:: Get it now!
  2. Voluptuous:: On the edge of plain, old "fat"
  3. Nutritionist:: Remedy to voluptuos
  4. Belt:: Oh man, I have to tuck my shirt in.
  5. Star crossed:: Someone's gonna die
  6. Snakeskin:: Redneck cowboy boot
  7. Athlete’s foot:: I'll take one of those attached to the rest of guy
  8. Boom:: The other shoe dropped...
  9. Freezer:: I hope I never have to use ice trays again
  10. Store hours:: Could we have some that are child-free?

Enjoy the day!

Saturday, November 27, 2004

Shopping Around

I avoided the "Day After Thanksgiving" rush to shop and went the day after the day after... not much better, I imagine, however, I really just went Christmas card shopping, so it wasn't too stressful at the Hallmark store or at Barnes & Noble. I bought cards at both locations. After that, I went to Half Price Books and the cards were very inexpensive, but I didn't get any more. I don't have that many people to send them to.

As I sit here in this moment, a lady is cleaning my house. We love her. It's worth every penny. She's about through - she just has a final mopping to do and then she's on her way. It's takes her about 3 1/2 hours. Like I said, we love her.

Boy, do I need to go exercise, but I don't foresee that in my immediate future. Maybe I'll walk Gordy tonight (he's a dog, by the way). Of course, I have 2 movies I want to watch and plan on adding that activity to the list as well....

Out of the blue: Don't you wish they had child-free shopping days? You could shop without people's kids crying, whining, and running around? I would love that.

Gotta fly!

Friday, November 26, 2004

Done Day

It's half a day later and the day's been great. I met my sister and niece at the ceramics shop and we spent the day together just being "crafty" as Rosie O'Donnell would say. It was nice to just spend time with one another. Kristin is a freshman in college and probably has a gazillion other things she would like to be doing with her friends while she is home for Thanksgiving break, but she gave up a few hours for her aunt and mom. Maybe one day, this will be a good memory for her as well.

Seems like I am always in a whirlwind of activity and it felt good to just do something out of the ordinary that didn't have time constraints.

Okay, I ate too much for Thanksgiving and feel like I am going to pop! It's been over 24 hours. Time for diet-mode to reignite along with a healthy helping of exercise. Maybe I'll go to the gym tomorrow. The trainer is on vacation this week and I could let it slide, but it's not in my own best interest, however, who said I needed to tend to that?

The Day After

Well, I've had this blog for a while and just haven't used it, so I this may just be a good time to start. I've found I really enjoy writing, however, it's not really my "passion" like I know it is with so many others, but I'll make an effort to not be incredibly boring while still keeping record of a "normal" life.

The Day After?? Sounds so dramatic, doesn't it? Good thing is, is it isn't. Thanksgiving was really pleasant. Jerry and I went to my brother's for dinner. His wife always does a great job with the holiday extravaganzas. My sister, Susan and her family were there, too, so a good time was had by all.

Today, instead of facing the shopping rush, Susan, Kristin (my niece), and I are going to go paint ceramics just for the fun of it. The weird part is that painting ceramics is nothing any of the three of us would just do, however, I think we're gonna' have a blast!

The rest of the weekend is still open for adventure...

I guess I should go edit my profile and actually fill in the blanks if I intend to keep doing this.

Gotta fly!