Friday, March 16, 2018

This Week

Happy Friday, blogging friends. I hope life is treating you well. Here I am posting for a second time this week. Fi-na-lly. The funny thing is that I always have a gazillion things going on through my head that I want to share and then when the time to write a blog post rolls in, I draw a complete blank. I tell myself that I should jot down these ideas but I never do. So...I will just fly by the seat of my pants today.

First things first. Kitten Kazee, the newest addition to our family, is doing wonderfully. She is a bundle of energy, talks a lot, follows us everywhere and is as stubborn as they come. She gooses our other cat, Mocha, every chance she gets, but despite being an irritant to the older cat, they are getting along very well. I’d go so far as saying that Mocha even likes the little one. A little bit. Some days.

A bundle of trouble love.

This week we cleaned up our nest. Everything is dust free and shiny. Do I like cleaning? No. Would I hesitate to pay someone to do it if I won the lottery? No. Will I ever win the lottery? No. Because I never play. Therefore I’ll be doing the cleaning for a long time to come. Unless the most amazing man in the world wins the lottery. He plays occasionally and maybe he’ll get lucky, which means we both will. But I’m not holding my breath. Look at me all glass half empty and negative stuff like that there. *snort*

I recently treated myself to a beautiful set of coloured pencils. I couldn’t help myself; the temptation was too strong. And I blame thank blogging pal Rain for pushing me over the edge encouraging me to do so by sharing her beautiful purchases on her Instagram account. Now I have two sets of pencils. The cheap ones to scribble and practice with on cheap paper. And the higher quality ones to use on higher quality paper for when I’m feeling more artistically inclined. And speaking of art, here are some older drawings (because I’m really behind in sharing).

And here’s Kazee helping me photograph my artwork. Because she’s helpful like that.

Now here’s my pet peeve for the week...

You know what I cannot stand? Beauty commercials/ads. You know what I’m talking about. Those commercials/ads where they show some miracle product...anti age cream...anti wrinkle moisturizer...perfect skin mask...youth enhancing serum...blah, blah, blabbity blah. Why do these things annoy the living daylights out of me? Because the companies selling these products pile on six inches of makeup/foundation on the models/actors they hire and Photoshop the hell out of them. To the point where there isn’t a single line, wrinkle or pore visible on their faces. Not one. No one looks like that. No one. You seriously expect me to buy into the product you’ve sold your soul to peddle, Jennifer Aniston, when you don’t have a real face in these ridiculous ads/commercials? Do I have gullible written on my forehead?

End of rant.

Not too long ago, blogging friend John shared the song Una Paloma Blanca by George Baker. It had been years since I’d heard it and it took me way back in time. It’s an upbeat, catchy tune that makes me want to skip along a white sandy beach with it playing in the background. Ah, the beach, if only...sigh... Okay, enough with the pity party. I’m now sharing the tune with you. Enjoy.

And that’s all for now. Thanks for stopping by and have yourselves a wonderful weekend!

Monday, March 12, 2018

Chuckles and Chortles

Happy new week, my friends. How was your weekend? How are you all doing? What's new in your part of the world? I'm still not in the mood to blog, so I haven't been. But that's okay. For now I'm enjoying visiting your sites and everything you have to share. Eventually I'll create some posts with before and after photos to show you the work we did on our home last year. And I'll even share some drawings and thoughts and opinions. And, of course, later this month I'll answer the questions you recently asked. So it's not like I have nothing to write about. I do. I'm just not motivated to do it. At some point I will be.

For now, I don't mind if I post just once a week to keep this blog alive and make you smile with some funny stuff. And speaking of which, here is this week's silliness...

Have a great day!

Monday, March 5, 2018

Chuckles and Chortles

Happy new week, bloggers! How is everyone doing? Did you do anything special on the weekend?  We went out for dinner Saturday night, which was good and bad. Good because we enjoy getting out and bad because the restaurant was super busy and super noisy. We could barely hear each other, so it wasn't the most relaxing meal. Ah well, at least the food was good.

Hey, thanks to everyone that asked some questions on Friday for this year's Ask Me Anything post. They're all great, even the silly ones (and I won't name names or point fingers). I won't be getting to the answers until later this month, so if you want to participate, click here or click on the link on the sidebar -->

Now let's get to some funny stuff, which is why you're here...

Have a good one!

Friday, March 2, 2018

Ask Me Anything

Today, instead of my usual 'This Week' post, I'm going to invite my blogging pals to go ahead and...

That's right, for the fourth year in a row I am inviting you to ask whatever strange, random, personal, absurd, silly, weird, wacky, serious and even creepy questions you may have about me. I will happily answer everything you throw at me. Mostly. Because I also reserve the right to tell you to mind your own flippin' business give vague responses to anything that is way too private or uncomfortable.

So fire away with as many questions as you want. I can take it! I'll let this run for at least a couple of weeks and then begin posting answers soon after.

Ready, set, go...

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Question Of The Day

I realize that this may be a very uncomfortable question for some to answer but please feel free to leave a comment knowing that you will not be judged no matter what side you're on. That's not what this blog is all about.

I'll start first...

I totally understand why some would support this, especially if they've lost someone to a violent crime. And I'm sure if I lost a loved one that way, my knee jerk reaction would be "hang 'em". But after the initial shock wore off and the grief would become a little more bearable, I'd get off the fence and back to my senses, which is this:

I strongly oppose the death penalty. I don't believe that a court has the right to decide who lives and dies, and I certainly don't support "an eye for an eye" kind of justice. But more importantly, there is always the possibility of a wrongful conviction and an innocent person being put to death. Even one wrong execution is one too many. That is a risk that cannot be taken.

What are your thoughts?