Woo Hoo! I got to sleep late!

I like this saving daylight thing – I really do. It was because we’re saving daylight that I got to sleep late this morning. The clock said so. The clock told me that when my furry girl told me it was time for her breakfast (lots of things tell me what to do) it was an hour later than what has been usual. Never mind the light level was exactly the same as it was yesterday – the clock said! So I’m a happy camper, and will be for the next few months. Let’s not discuss what kind of camper I will be when fall comes – unless the powers that be get smart and opt to just keeping saving daylight all year long.

There is another difference today. We have blue skies and sunshine. Just piling up the happiness things here. The snow is melting so I can now walk down my driveway without the fear of slipping on ice and falling. I can also see all the pine needles that will need to be raked up when it dries up. Unless I just let nature rule and go primitive. Maybe get some goats and let my grass grow.

I’ve limiting the news I watch. But I did read a summary of the speech DT gave ostensibly for the candidate in Pennsylvania’s special election which will be held Tuesday. At least that’s what they said the speech was about – but it seemed to me DT did what he does best – brought it back around to himself and how great he is. Is everyone convinced yet? Can we just move on with some civility and reason in governing now?

I watched the Academy Awards last weekend. After a day of thinking I wouldn’t watch because I haven’t seen any of the movies and anyway, who cares? But I did. Because it’s easy watching, requiring nothing of me. It was okay, and I might even watch a couple of the movies now that they’re available for streaming. I say that – but I still have one of last year’s winners in my watch list. Not watched.

My chipmunks have apparently decided it’s not time to hibernate. I’ve had one that’s been out foraging where I throw birdseed for a few weeks now. More recently, he was joined by a second one. This morning there are three of them. Our crazy non-winter winter – or what was a non-winter winter until the middle of February – must have them really confused. Sometimes one of them will come peek into my morning room door window. One of the squirrels does that too. That’s fine now, but I’m questioning the wisdom of my hanging screen door when summer comes. I might end up with more inside pets than I really want.

I’ve been trying to learn to paint with acrylics now. The key word here being trying. I’ve decided to call my style “representational” because that allows for my lack of ability to paint well – or in a realistic manner anyway. I’m liking palette knife painting right now – although I cannot say I have a real technique or am the least adept with them. Hey, it’s all in the name of fun anyway. Maybe someday I’ll post some more of what I’ve done. Or maybe not. We’ll see how I feel later.

I’ve finished my second cup of coffee now, so I guess I should think about getting dressed or doing something constructive. Or not. Life will show me the way. I hate that saying. I had a boss that said it all the time, but it was always when I brought up a problem that really needed to be dealt with. I think it’s called avoidance.

Wishing you enough.

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I'm me - nothing unusual, just me. Widowed, 2 grown children who are my best friends, 1 dog, retired, loving being retired. I am woman, I am strong.
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17 Responses to Woo Hoo! I got to sleep late!

  1. Carol — Yaaaaay, we have blue skies and sunshine too!

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  2. dawnkinster says:

    Katie and I stayed out too late at my brother’s house Saturday, so got home in the dark and I, for one, was grateful that it started raining about then and rained all night and until noon today. Because she and I napped till then and it was wonderful. Sure we went out in the rain 3x last night to do her business, but we were always lulled back to sleep by the rain on the roof. Now that it’s finally stopped raining (and the backyard is a flood and there will be no burning of leaves today) I guess I should get dressed and go to the grocery store. Or not.

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  3. loisajay says:

    Bosses have the darndest sayings–and why do we dislike them so? One of my (disliked) boss’s (he had no idea how to supervise, so he bossed) favorite sayings was, “It is what it is.” Grates on me to this day. As long as you are having fun with painting, that is what matters–according to me. I am playing with watercolors. ‘Playing’ being the operative word here. Who knew it was so difficult?! Cloudy and grey here–enjoy your sunshine. Ours should arrive tomorrow.

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  4. jay53 says:

    Yay for sleeping in and blue skies and new paint projects! But oooh, how I hate those non-sayings! ‘It is what it is’ is one that grates on me too. At least with ‘life will show us the way’ there is some hope, and some kind of philosophy … as if you’re actively looking for a solution. I do agree though, most people will just say that kind of thing as a kind of verbal placebo.

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    • Carol says:

      I do have to confess I do occasionally say “it is what it is”. Usually when talking to myself because something hasn’t gone the way I’d hoped it would. Like, maybe I burned dinner.

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  5. leendadll says:

    I was binging craft videos one night and thought of you when I saw someone combine “acrylic pour technique” with blowing on the paint, like alcohol inks, and they end up with a cool “flower” painting, just like alcohol inks but easier. I’d like to try it but I don’t have the space.

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    • Carol says:

      I’ve seen some paintings done with pouring acrylics, inks, and resin all together. Interesting, but they seem to all be much the same. I looked at the pourable acrylics but opted to mess with heavy body, brushes and palette knives. Minimally successfully.

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  6. Robin says:

    You sound really good, Carol! So glad you’re getting some sunshine and extra sleep. 🙂

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  7. Ally Bean says:

    “Life will show me the way.” I’ve never heard that saying before, but agree with you. It’s all about avoidance. Your boss must have been a dandy person to work for! 🙄

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  8. Lisa says:

    I have a love/hate relationship with the time changes. One one hand, I like the extra hour of daylight in the evening, but on the other, it’s such a PIA to adjust back and forth twice a year. I hope our winter is about finished. I know I’m done with winter. So. Done. I’ve not watched an award show for years. And now, it seems many of them have become platforms for political posturing. I hope you continue to have sunny, blue skies! xoxo

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    • Carol says:

      My affection for a time change is only this one, and I would prefer we just stay here and not bother with the falling back anymore. That one really messes me up.

      Our sun and springish temps lasted two days. Now we have rain, with snow in the forecast. Sigh.

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  9. I’m so happy it’s now Daylight Savings Time! Even when it’s still cold outside, it gives hope that spring is around the corner. As for that Pennsylvania race, I read this morning that it is almost tied. I hope Conor Lamb wins! I just wish it weren’t so close. I want it to be a landslide for Lamb, in a show of opposition to Trump and his hateful agenda. And yes, he always does bring everything back to himself. I’ve never known such a narcissist.

    I didn’t watch the Academy Awards; I know The Shape of Water won best picture, and as I’m so NOT enamored of monster movies, I’m not inclined to see it. However, I’ve heard so many people rave about it, perhaps I’ll have to reconsider. I’m so impressed by your artful forays – acrylic painting now! Good for you. I can’t wait to see some of your work. Enjoy the rest of your week, Carol. Are you getting excited about Thailand? 🙂

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  10. I think all of wildlife (including me) is confused about the weather/time/life. We have a total of over two feet of snow on the ground now thanks to March storms, and yet, the squirrels are playing around like it’s May. It’s 30 degrees and WHITE out, guys, what are you doing? And…the bluebirds have arrived. Bluebirds like warmth and sun. Their little bodies are shivering on our suet feeder. Poor things – no wonder they’re blue. Lastly, the squirrels are hungry. They’re hanging upside down on the birdfeeder, keeping away the sweet little songbirds who are trying desperately to find something to sing about. I implore the squirrels to hibernate another month or so…like me. xo

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