Sunday, December 28, 2008

Wii Interrupt This Blog

Well, I hope everyone had a very merry Christmas. I know my family did. My wonderful daughter came home from Florida, and we all joined my sister to go to my parents' house, about an hour and a half away from here. My other sister's family stayed at their new home in Kentucky, but we texted fairly often during the day and talked on the phone several times. I have the best family. I hope they all know how grateful I am for them and how much I love them.

My hubby gave me a Wii Fit for Christmas, and we had the best time all together playing sports and doing balance challenges. The evening after Christmas, of course, I was at the stores picking up Guitar Hero -- World Tour. Oh yeah. I loved this gift -- it had us all DOING something together. Let me repeat -- TOGETHER.

Of course, now we're back home, the wonderful daughter left this morning, and Doug is really more interested in watching football. Fortunately, one can also Wii SOLO. Wheeee!

Therefore, it is with some wii-grets that I have to announce that blog postings may temporarily interrupted, as I quit my job, cancel all social engagements, put a hold on all hobbies, and set the telephone on standby while I work on my new careers of professional bowler, fitness instructor, and Rockin' Guitar Heroine.

Fond wii-gards,

Lead guitarist stage name -- Lindora
Bass guitarist stage name -- LindyB
Band -- The Venom Spitters
Other Band -- D Legyndz (Rock On, Alexandra!)

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Bing and Bowie

Oh, it has been sooooo very busy. No good art to show. But there's always a minute to fit in a song, don't you think?

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Christmas Candy

Off shopping today! Maybe I will end up at the mall after all. Sigh.
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Thursday, December 11, 2008

Pencil sketches

I'm back! And although I said there would be art today, I'm only showing pencil stuff. I'm playing with some mixed up acrylic stuff on watercolor paper, and it is waaaaay slower going than I'd expected and there's nothing to show with it but a bit of a mess right now. Meanwhile -- I realized I was letting my day planner Moleskine go to waste, so I started using the paper for pencil sketches. I think that I'm going to find a way to carry a little one and a pencil with me from now on -- I'd forgotten how fun quickies with a 2B or 4B could be!
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Of course I have to figure out how to keep the pencil from getting all "smeary" as I don't relish the idea of spraying fixative every day in a sketchbook. Not that it matters....

Anyway, maybe I'll manage to do something Christmas-y tonight! How is everyone doing with their shopping? So far I've managed to avoid the mall COMPLETELY.

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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Happy Snow

Happiness is...
A Dog Having a Blast In the Snow

I mean really -- who could resist this?

Art tomorrow!

Monday, December 08, 2008

Dear World

Dear World,

I'm back from my week with no Internet access just in time to take 5 minutes to post and then run out of town for a couple of days. The problem WAS the modem and it took him less than ten minutes to get a new one out of the truck, replace the old one, and check that things were up and running. HOW WONDERFUL is THAT!!! It's been a busy week, and I spent the weekend in Kentucky visiting my sister, so will tell more about that when I return.

Meanwhile, while I'm gone, I will have the chance to look at some of YOUR stuff, just not the chance to post anything myself. See you soon.

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Monday, December 01, 2008


And the theme for December will be ...

(Look, I have an internet connection -- I'm on! Then I'm off ... then on ... then off... and I've tried to make some comments with no luck. Oh well -- great work out there tonight, what little I've been able to see! :-)

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More Gremlins

I can't believe I just got on! Our Internet connection is spotty at best right now and has been all weekend -- I called our provider who figured out that we had NO signal to/from the modem (at that moment, at least).

"Yeah, we can get somebody out there. We'll have to make a service ticket. Um, our first available appointment is the 7th."


"Uh, yeah. That would be next Sunday."

"Well, we can't on the seventh. Do you have anything a little bit EARLIER?"

"Uh, well, no. The first available would be on the 7th."

"Well, how about Monday. Can you come Monday in the evening?"

"Uh, well, no. We can come Monday between 12 and 2. On the 8th."

"This is the first. That's a week."

"Uh, well, yeah. Monday. The 8th. Between 12 and 2."

"Okay. I guess that will be it."

"Uh, well, yeah. If it DOES start working between now and and then, you call us right up and we'll cancel."


Not bloody likely. I can't believe I just noticed the little light on the modem and run up here to catch it in a good moment now. If it keeps working from now until then, I'll call them Monday morning. Otherwise, they're replacing that modem!

So if I'm spotty in posting this week, I'll catch up when I can!
(And as fast as I can I'll put Twitter up on the sidebar...)
(And really, they're a pretty good provider company and are always very polite and as accommodating as they can be. I'm GLAD that their business is good enough that they're busy. I just wish they had a spot in their schedule NOW for me. TONIGHT. Sigh.)