Just SOME of my new supplies.
Don't wait to have it handed to you! Get it for yourself!
Finally there is the chair I like best and it is based on a favorite painting by Jean-Auguste Dominique Ingres called La Grande Odalisque.
Can you see the connection?
Andie, thankfully came by just in time to save me from more information than I am really ready for just now. We spent a couple lovely hours together. The girl is going to change this world. I know it. She is one intelligent human.
To make my day even more special I talked to my elusive son Michael twice today! Actually it was IM but same thing almost.
Here is the update: He is being sent to Iraq in June. Didn't think he would be able to visit home first because he had filled out a form wrong. He will , however go to talk to someone about it Tuesday. He just spent 7 weeks in the cold, freezing snow up to his knees at least, in tents but seems to be doing fine. He sent me this picture of his friend.
Yup! That's me. Didn't we take her and 2 friends out for a birthday dinner? Check. Didn't I then deliver the cake to her friends house where they were all hanging out?(Okay John delivered it but I bought two containers of icecream to go with it and I put candles in the bag.) Didn't I drive her 3 HOURS to a mall that had 2 floors like she requested???? So I just said the only thing I could think of..."Shutup." I am so over 16. Who made up SWEET 16. Sweet my ass. I can not live in teenage world anymore. Too many years of teenagers are aging me very quickly and I feel trapped. The walls are closing in. I keep counting. 16...17...18. OHMYGOD. And Johnny is only 12! And you know if she reads this blog I will be in grave danger. But okay, see this pitcher?
On a brighter note...I met my friend Patti at Starbucks for coffee this morning. Patti has three daughters who are all teenagers. We talked about our lives...Laundry, driving, laundry, driving, laundry, laundry, laundry, LAUNDRY! and how much we love it. And also how we can't remember anyone's name. So if you see us and we don't know your name it's not because we don't know you, it's just that we don't at that moment know your name. It's always great to have coffee with Patti. Speaking of good things... when the mail arrived today my Paste magazine was in it. Yay!
Every issue comes with either a cd with songs or dvd w/short films, videos and film clips. Today's issue came w/BOTH! The CD this month is awesome. And the DVD has my favorite new artist KT Tunstall's video and 29 others! I just added her to my ipod a couple weeks ago.
Note: I take my spelling very seriously. I know how readers are ready to pounce on my every error. With that in mind I wasn't sure if shut-up was one word or two. Spell check thought it should be shutoff. I then checked in Websters (no entry) and the Garfield dictionary...shut-in, shutout, shut-out, shutter, SHUT UP! There it is. To cease or cause to cease talking. Good ole Garfield. Two words.
Johnny on the other hand didn't do so well.
Friday night we had plans to go to open mic night at the Waterline Gallery with Maggie and Jimmy. We got there and saw plenty of our other friends. Heres Maggie with Bill Rolig and one of Debbie Roligs paintings hanging behind them.
Bill and Deb are very talented. I love, love their art. I would love even more to have some of it but can't afford it. They have a big opening in April and I can't wait. It is always a joy to see their work. They are extremely fun to hang with too.
Saturday we made a quick stop at Camille's 27th bday party. She had all her young friends get together at Castaways.