Monday, December 11, 2017

Chuckles and Chortles

And here we are with another Monday rolling in. How are you all doing? Was the weekend a good one? What's going on with you? Share whatever you'd like in the comments. I always enjoy hearing from blogging pals. Speaking of blogging pals, if you're new around here and haven't commented yet, please do so. I'd love to hear from you. Meeting new people is fun. And It'll also give me the opportunity to visit your blog if you have one. Go on. Don't be shy. We're a nice bunch here.

Now let's get to some funny stuff.

Have a good one!

Friday, December 8, 2017

This Week

Is it Friday again? It certainly is. This week I had periods of super productiveness and periods of total sluggishness. Monday was the busiest of all. I cooked and baked up a storm. I covered all our meals up until yesterday’s dinner and even threw a few things into the freezer for another day.

Our weather is pretty erratic. It’s cold. It’s mild. It’s freezing. It’s mild again. We’ve had snow, so I get my winter boots out. Then it melts and I get my shoes out. And back and forth it goes. How’s your weather these days?

Yesterday I went to pick up some groceries and when I returned to my car with my shopping cart I noticed that the vehicle next to me was parked so badly it was taking up two spaces in the parking lot. I didn’t snap a photo but it was something like this (image from internet):

This is not the first time I’ve seen bad parking. And this is certainly not the worst. I once saw a pickup truck that was parked sideways. Why do people do this? Do they not care? Do they not know how to park? Perhaps more practice is needed. Or a little consideration. I live in a small city and parking is not an issue, but in big cities where parking spaces are limited, people can and will lose their minds when someone takes up two - sometimes three - spaces. At the risk of offending anyone, it’s your responsibility as a driver to learn how to park properly.

End of rant.

Next up: art. Because this month is a busy one with the upcoming holidays, and I have less free time for drawing and such things, I do quick and fun sketches whenever possible just to keep practicing. Here are a few examples:

The past couple of weeks I feel like I’m more relaxed and certainly more content. I like when things are in place and there is some type of order around me. It’s nice to finally be able to walk through a room and be pleased with the surroundings instead of seeing boxes and dirty walls and misplaced furniture...month after month after month. Below is an example of a room that makes me happy. We put up our holiday decorations early this year for this reason. A visual reward for our hard work.

We will hang artwork and picture frames at some point in the future.

Speaking of home renovations, our cats were very helpful, especially when we were painting. How helpful? This much:

Our fuball, Mocha, loves basking in the sun.

They sure do have it hard around here, don’t they?

And that’s it for now, friends. Thanks for popping in for a visit.Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

The Handsy Man

I ran across the video below yesterday and shared it on my Facebook page. Now I'm sharing it with all of you.

In the words of Tracee Ellis Ross who is featured in the video: “Treating another human with respect isn’t complicated, but it seems a bit confusing for a lot of men out there,” Ross said. “So I wrote a book.”

This video is hilarious, but it also conveys a very important message. Take a moment to watch it. You'll be glad you did. And after you're done, go here for a post by Natalie related to this topic. It's upsetting to read, so you can just imagine how she felt that day. Go show her some love and support. Thank you, Natalie, for courageously sharing your own #metoo experience.