Monday, January 15, 2007

We may need to build an ARK

Has this weather been strange or what? California is having major freezing problems, Colorado is burried under huge amounts of snow and freezing cold, and Ohio and the East are having balmy but WET weather. This is the middle of January and Ohio has had two minor snow falls, and one of those was in late October!!!! I know the ice and snow is headed our way, and I will moan and groan when it arrives but...the poor trees and flowers here have tried to bud and the ground is so saturated by all this rain, that I may just dig out the plans for that ARK and start sawing away.
This weekend was one of finishing up projects around the house. Dallas and I installed his faux wood grain dash and trim to his Honda Fit and built his new garage workbench and tore down one of the shelving units and I made a mess in my art studio...but had fun doing so.
Tomorrow I get to start cleaning it all up. (gotta have some place to build the ARK).

Art work for Vickie

A very well known art vendor, Vickie at BMUSE, was recently hospitalized for a brain aneurysm and is still in critical care. Many of her customers and friends wanted to create a healing book for her recovery and the effort is spear headed by Sandee on the Art Diva site. For more information, go to Sandee's blog at and read about and see the other art work contributed to the book so far.

To the left is the front and back of my 4 x 4 page that I am sending.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

It's a sad day in Buckeye Land

The championship game is over. Ohio State suffered its largest defeat since 1999 to Florida with a final score of 41-14. The game went from great to bad quite quickly. The very first play of the game....the return of the kick off brought Ohio a score of 7-0 and it went down hill from there. OSU's leading receiver got injured and was out the rest of the game.
Someone had to go home without the trophy or title and I am happy with the accomplishment that the Gators were able to pull off. Why? Well, their coach was born and raised in Ohio and was the football coach at DD's college a few years back. He really is a nice man and very capable and deserving of coaching a championship team. I am also sad for Ohio State as this has been a sad ending to a wonderful season and its very first loss this season.

What is in store next? Why snow of course...the weatherman is threatening our area with snow during the morning rush hour and the high winds are to continue. (I may have to buy that boat anchor for my dog, Maggie, after all to keep her from blowing away when she is outside.)

I picked up a cute item at Target today in the dollar bin. I hope to alter it maybe tomorrow and post the results.

Monday, January 08, 2007

Monday, January 8th

This isn't as easy as it looks. I have a photo way too big for the page and my posts are not going into the boxes I put them in...but a bit more play and I should be able to coax the powers to be to line up and fly straight.
DH is flying across the country today on a business trip. It is cold and rainy here in Ohio and DD is has the day off...gee...what to do? I could entertain DD and take her to lunch and maybe FORCE myself to stop by Michael's and see if they are having any great sales or I could clean the house and start to get ready for a condo wide community progressive dinner on the 20th, or I could do some art.... Maybe I should do all 3.
But tonight is the big championship game of Ohio State vs. the Florida Gators and I will be sitting in front of the TV with my OSU shirt on and eating all sorts of junk food that is required of a big fan on game day and cheering on my team. Keep your fingers crossed.