Monday, September 25, 2017

Chuckles and Chortles

Happy Monday, everyone. I hope you all had a nice weekend. We're having heat wave weather the past few days. It'll continue until about Wednesday and then the temperature will drop to more reasonable levels for this time of year. What's it like where you are?

Yesterday we met up for brunch in the small city of Vaudreuil with my daughter and her boyfriend. It was wonderful to see them both and a reminder once again that moving closer was the best decision.

What was your weekend like? Share in the comments below. Now let's laugh a little...

Wishing you all an awesome day ahead!

Friday, September 22, 2017

This Week

It’s Friday! Time for another post filled with random thoughts and trivial babbling. Because that’s what we like best around here.

First, house news. The spare bedroom/art room downstairs is done; washed, painted, new flooring, ceiling fan, blinds, wall plates, switch covers, outlets and all that fun stuff. Today the most amazing man in the world who also happens to be the handiest will hammer in the quarter rounds, add new hardware to the doors and put back the shelving in the closet. It’s amazing how much work is involved in one little room.

We’ve got the front room left and that’s it for major overhauls. Once that’s completed, we’ll fi-na-lly be able to unpack everything and put it in its place. And we’ll even be able to add a dining table in our dining area that we’ve been using as a TV room. (I’m taking photos as we renovate that I will share in the future.)

We’re almost there. YAY US!

Next…drawing! I am still doing it every day and loving every minute. And I’m thankful to all the people out there, especially the YouTubers who generously share their expertise and encourage people to learn new things. I’ve been following along on these step by step drawing lessons for weeks and all the practice is paying off. I’ve noticed in the past few days that I no longer need to watch the entire video. I freeze the screen and draw what I see. *squee* My goal is to eventually venture off on my own. For now I’m perfectly happy learning from others. Here are some of my latest drawings.

Speaking of drawing, it brings back memories of when my older daughter was 3 or 4. We used to watch a show called Pappyland; an American half-hour children's television series where there was dancing and singing and the teaching of life lessons. But the main focus of the program was about drawing. The camera was positioned directly above Pappy’s paper as he drew, and children (even older ones like me) were able to follow along and create the images he did. Well, my daughter and I, and often a neighbourhood kid or two, would be all set with our pencils and crayons and juice boxes and snacks each weekday morning, and we’d draw along with Pappy. It was so much fun! And you’d be right if you guessed that ours was the most popular home in the neighbourhood with kids. So you see, this isn’t my first attempt at trying to get beyond stick figures. Have you heard of this show? Here’s a video of one episode:

This is getting much too long, so I’m going to stop here. You’re welcome.

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone! Have fun. Be well.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Chuckles and Chortles

Happy Monday, everyone. I hope you enjoyed the weekend. Our weather has been pretty amazing lately. It looks like summer has finally found us. What's nice is that it's warm during the day and cool at night. You couldn't ask for better. I hope that this is the start of what will prove to be an amazing autumn season.

We are continuing to be busy around here. Today the most amazing man in the world is going to start laying down new flooring in the downstairs spare bedroom/art room. And I'll be painting quarter rounds to be installed later this week. Things are moving along nicely and we're excited that most of our indoor work is completed. Next spring, outdoor stuff...including lots of gardening! Can't wait. But let's not get ahead of ourselves.

Shall we get to the funny stuff? Here we go...

Wishing you all a great day ahead!