This morning I was reading the new posts of the bloggers I follow, thinking I used the “like” button a great deal lately – kind of to let you know I visited and appreciated your words – but have not been so generous with comments. That shortage of words that I’ve had most of the time lately, I guess – certainly not intended to convey the impression I don’t care about what you have to say. I hope that’s understood. But, I digress – so now, on to share with you all and with Cee as I listen to the crows yelling at one another outside.
How do you like to spend a rainy day? That depends (my magic word) – sometimes I like to curl up in my big chair and read, sometimes I like to play with my inks, on a warmish day that isn’t blustery I might sit under the canopy on the deck and watch the raindrops fall. Always, I will take a nap. I might even, if the winds are blowing the right direction and karma is in the air, cook or bake or (gasp!) do some housework.
List at least five favorite treats. (They do not have to be sugary).
1.Chocolate. Anything chocolate. Unless it also has coconut.
2. Smoked Gouda with Good Thins corn and sea salt crackers
3. Salty potato chips
4. Ice cream topped with fresh fruit (warm weather only)
Where’s your favorite place to take out-of-town guests? Crater Lake. Living where I do, it has to be Crater Lake.
You are trapped in an elevator, who would you want to be trapped with? Someone with a sense of humor and a extra dosage of understanding, and it had better be a big enough elevator to allow me room to bounce off the walls. Preferably my kids, because they would understand and they would make me laugh. I do not like enclosed spaces for very long periods of time, nor do I like feeling trapped.
Optional Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? I am grateful for having done a couple of paintings I’m satisfied with. I’m grateful for sunshine, breezes, and glasses of wine on my deck with my furry girls. I’m looking forward to the arrival of my kids for their summer visits – Kat flies in this evening and Gep expects to arrive this weekend. My summer joy.
I must, I must do some vacuuming and dusting today. My old vacuum took one look at all the Shasta hair (labs like to shed) that had accumulated the other day and declared itself dead. It shouted “Nope! Not gonna do it!” My new vacuum arrived yesterday evening, and says it needs to jump into the fray and show me what it can do. And then I must ready myself to go pick up my Kat. But, before I do any of that, let me share those couple of painting I was satisfied with and one that was just for the freedom and fun of it. Those of you who are Facebook friends have undoubtedly already seen the first two.
Wishing you a day, a week, a life filled with enough.