Saturday, March 09, 2013

Somewhere in outer space

LoL I'm not sure whence that title sprang. Today was cold, rainy, and windy here in the valley. Urf. I'm starting to think earnestly about spring and summer.

This morning began differently! Jack and I opted to go early to the mall to walk, since it was so icky out. And after a pleasantly brisk walk about, we had breakfast at The Good Egg.

Then I went home and read Jonathan Livingston Seagull in its entirety-- first time I'd read it. I'm probably the last person who had never read it, but that's fixed now. Cute book with a strong message about dreaming and doing. ..or at least that's how I read it. I always wonder if authors really intend for us to get all these fancy messages from their works.

This afternoon was the Michigan party, and it was fun. We did the tables by pushing 3 rectangles together to make a square. Twelve people sat around each, making for lively and inclusive conversation. Jack was in charge of it and that's the last thing that he's in charge of for awhile.

Location : E Centrepark Dr, Tucson, AZ 85710,

Friday, March 08, 2013

Rainy day

...and the only even slightly creative thing I did was to pass a pleasant hour or so playing my penny whistle. I've discovered, my delight, that I've actually memorized the Irish tunes I've been playing from a couple of books.

Exercise class was abs Friday, so it was good. People are still excited about how much fun the show was.

I accompanied Jack to his cardioologist appt. He's still trying to get his pacemaker pacing correctly, and, after a cardiologically difficult week, we're hopeful that this will be the tweak that takes care of it.

Sawmill chicken dinner was this evening, and we were at a good table full of amiable people. Tomorrow is the Michigan chicken dinner. :-P

Location : E Centrepark Dr, Tucson, AZ 85710,

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Judging the Judge

I was a judge for our Far Horizons' Got Talent show for the past two nights. I was a ditsy person all decked out in Hello Kitty attire. I even had Hello Kitty shoes! I am hopeful that the photographer got a good shot of me, because I took a shot with my phone and it was not good. My hello kitty bow was not on, nor were my hk shoes. Sheesh.

Today was a good day of post-show chilling and reveling in all the compliments. Everyone loved the show, got lots of laughs, and had fun. I think that's what it's all about.

Jack made dinner tonight--meatballs and gravy, mashed potatoes, asparagus wrapped in prociutto, salad with lettuce I harvested from our garden, and a homemade cherry pie!

Location : E Centrepark Dr, Tucson, AZ 85710,

Wednesday, March 06, 2013


I finally have something of my own creation to post. This is not a photo, but is a digital painting. Most of it is done with a 1-pixel-wide brush, in Photoshop. I used a photo from the internet as my model.
This is a style called photo-realism, in which my goal is to come as close to getting all the details as I can, within a reasonable time frame. I add that last qualifier, because I know that I could always get more detail, if I didn't care how much time I put into it.

The show went well last night. While it was not a sell-out, the people who did come had a really good time. One more night, and then it's back to real life, whatever that is.

Today I got onto Facebook for the first time in several days. (Aren't we entitled to a break from social media from time to time?) Lots happened without my being aware. I have spent most of my life being disappointed in my family's secret-keeping. I guess now is just another one of those times.

Anyway, I hope you like my bluebird!

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Well, heck. I guess I'm not doing well with posting something creative daily, am I? That was a lofty goal, but I thought that my creativity was going to be small stuff. I've been working on some art, though, which you will see when I deem it complete. I am sure that it will be worth the wait for you. I know that it will be for me!

Well, the show goes on tonight and tomorrow night! I have a part that began as a minor role, but has expanded to be a more important part. When the show's over, I'll post a pic of myself in my stage makeup!

By the way, I had complained about my jeans getting a little tight. Despite a most delicious onslaught of Jack's homemade chocolate chip cookies, I've gotten back to my fighting weight. :)

Sunday, March 03, 2013

Ready.... Set...

After a good church service today, and a nice lunch out with Peggy and John, I've been getting ready and set the rest of the day. Ready for ... dress rehearsal for our entertainers' show. My getting ready had included such diverse tasks as printing scripts, painting my fingernails (!), and buying shoes. I hope that I have some pix to post after the show.