Sunday, September 30, 2012

Home At Last

 


 
 
 




Wow... We made it home safe and sound ...Thank You! Thank You!!
 For lining the road with Angels....
What a ordeal the car getting fixed was,  but I am thankful its done and working well again....
Staying home there, I was able to get a lot of little projects finished, so that was a good thing...
We transferred many old slides and home movies onto the computer, which we have been wanting to get done for a while...
I started the 2013Sketchbook, and got four sketches completed.....
and I Worked on more Christmas presents...
So all in all it was a very good trip...
The weather was so beautiful, It makes it hard to get used to the 92 we came home to, but we will...
I am sorry I Had to miss work on Friday night, But get to teach Tomorrow night"Autumn Colors" won't y'all come paint with me ???
Please come to Painting With A Twist and help me fill the class... It's a pretty painting and looks just like the real thing....
The color has come early to the mountains this year and we were lucky to be there to see some of  it  .....
I was so happy that Barb and John got to come stay with us for the weekend.. We have not seen each other for 18 years, and have known each other since she was 13 and I was 15... wow it was a great visit and we stayed up until two each night just catching up.... I sure hope it won't be that long again ....
Well I best get to work.. I have a pre-paint to do..
Have the best of Sundays all....

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

First week

We have spent this whole first week in the mountains, trying to find out what's wrong with the car and how to get it fixed... not fun, but at least now it is where it needs to be, to be able to get some answers..At least I hope it is.... We had to have it towed to Asheville last night and it has an appointment to be looked at on Thursday...maybe we will know something then... meanwhile, Wy and I have rented a car [ 15 person van] which is all that was available.... what a sight....We are crusing now... all the way to the Grocery store and home again... I am really enjoying the cool weather..It's 46 degrees right now and I am not sweating ...Yeah!!!!.... Thank You! Thank You! It rained most of yesterday, and I was very surprised to see the photo that Becky put on Facebook of the rain pouring into the back room at Painting With A Twist, Tampa... First of all because...It's still raining in Tampa???/ and It's still pouring inside the building... I thought they got that fixed last week...Guess not....So Sorry I wasn't there to help you bail, Becky.... I have been able to get a few projects started,while we are sticking close to home. Things are getting done. I can't wait for our company to get here on Friday night.. We haven't seen each other for many years and it will be great to catch up...... I am thinking about reopening my etsy shop so have been taking new pictures of my original paintings and furniture.... We shall see ... It,s midweek so hope it goes well for all, the rest of the week that is... bye for now....

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Taking a Moment

I just want to take this moment to let you know how much I love you and I do know how much you were the biggest part of my healing.. While heading to North Carolina yesterday riding in the car, you taking a turn driving and I was rubbing the back of your neck, I got the strongest flashback, I have had in a good while, of us in our p.j.'s and you rubbing my hands and arms,night after night, to try and help to relieve the pain I was in...for months you did this without complaint,..... I want to let you know that I know it may seem like I had forgotten but believe me when I say, I have not ...you were and are my hero, best friend and always will be... I love you....Wyman Ragg, and I know how lucky I am to have you in my life... Thank you.... Forever..... Anyway on with the blog... I am so excited to be back in the mountains again, the fresh smell in the air.. the crisp cool and the beautiful views... wow... it,s been too long..We had a good trip up, and other than the car almost overheating, all went very well... Thank You ,Thank You... Everything at the house seems just as we left it ...and I can't wait to see what we get up to next... Have a wonderful saturday all....

Saturday, September 8, 2012

And The Rains Came and Came










 


 



Holy Smoke, It's Raining Inside the building now..... What the heck????
Anyway,  I got pictures while getting soaked, cleaning up this mess.....and the landlord is going to hear about this too!!!!!
It's been another busy week or two.... many painting projects. My favorite....
We found a small visitor (turtle) on the patio at home yesterday, smaller than a penny, and after a photo or two we sent him on his way...cute...
I have a class each day this weekend so that will be fun... [literally] I do have fun...
We celebrated PopPop's birthday this week with a dinner out and goodies from Housewife Bakery, eclairs and cream horns... His favorites. He would have been 106 this year. Happy Birthday PopPop. You are missed....
To the many people who have a birthday this month, we wish you the same.... Happy Birthday!!
I sent a painting off to be auctioned for the M.M.M. in New Orleans, knowing it will go to a good home and a good cause.  It is called "Speckled Eggs."

I sure hope you enjoy this beautiful Saturday...OK, it just started to rain again. Enough already!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Holiday Weekend













So Far So Good....
Thank You, Mark and Adrian for having your birthday celebration with us at "Painting With A Twist," on Friday night, It was fun and you are all artists now,  I'm so proud.....I sure hope you guys had as much fun as I did....
Yesterday started out with chores and a visit with Mom and Deb....
Than ended with a get together at Wallace and Val's... Yummy food and great friends made for a beautiful Sunday at their house on the lake....Even the weather cooperated...Thank You!!1 Thank You!!!
I was so happy, not to have to wait until Christmas to catch up with you guys...
I am doing a pre-paint this morning for my Thursday night class.."Days End", It is a nice sunset picture....
as for today I just don't know whats in store for us, but am looking forward to it anyway...
everyone have a nice holiday..
see you soon....