Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Bad Hair Day Story

So I have been humming and hawing over what to do with my hair for awhile now... I have super thick hair and it seems to be harder to do things with it on days when I am in a lot of pain from FM.

Lastnight I found these funny looking curlers(?), they are more like cloth covered wire with a small square sponge in the middle, I decided I would give them a try ~ if they didn't work out nicely I could always straighten my hair in the morning - NO PROBLEMO, right?

Ya right!

I woke up this morning and started unrolling the rollers... as I let the bottom of each piece of hair go it sprang up to my head and I was left with these funny looking, very fuzzy curly q's stuck to my scalp, some of them didn't curl at all because they didn't dry so they kind of just hung there 1/2 curled and limp looking. It was an intresting sight to see, to say the least!

No problem... I'll just wet my hair down, blow dry it and straighten it and all will be well in my world!


I went to plug in my straightener and suddenly it wouldn't turn on! "WHAT???? No, this can't be happening! I haven't used a curling iron in years, in fact I don't even own one anymore and all I've ever used to tame my thick frizzy long hair is my precious straightener!"

Endless thoughts float through my brain...

I wet my hair as I planned and began to blowdry my sopping wet mane of locks, my bangs are bone straight and are hanging in my eyes which are already beginning to irritate me. I am not a happy camper, in fact I'm kind of freaking out!

It took me 30 minutes to dry my hair, 20 minutes to locate an old round brush, another 20 minutes to paste my bangs into place... and boy if someone had had a video camera pointed at my bad hair day experience they would have been seriously entertained at my expense!

In the end I went to work with my bangs in my eyes and my hair definitely not in place and shiny, (more like fuzzy, strangely wavy and very dull looking indeed). But hey, it's only hair right?

Oy Vay!

Do you have a 'bad hair day' experience you would like to share with me? I would love to read it! Just send it on over to me in the comments!

I hope you are all have a wonderful hair week!
Hugs and many blessings to you all!


Saturday, April 23, 2011

Finally A New Post!

Just been playing around with Martha's "Calligrafun" lettering and some doodles. I am not so sure that I am finished with this one yet. We shall see. LOL! Is an artist ever really finished with their work? Why does it never look "COMPLETE"?

I hope everyone is having a fabulous Easter Weekend. Happy Easter to you all.

Hugs and many blessings


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Home Again, Home Again Jiggidy Jig

We arrived home lastnight around 2:30am all tired out from the flight but it was a wonderful trip. We all so needed to experience the warmth, the sun shining, the flowers blooming and the birds flying around.

Isn't the above tree gorgeous? I love God's trees!

We were so blessed to be able to stay at my sister-in-law's condo, it makes the trip that much more enjoyable when we have a free place to stay. It was right on a golf course which was kind of funny because we aren't really golfers but were highly entertained by those on the course itself. The fellows who mowed and took care of the landscaping every morning were hilarious - they each took turns golfing on each hole they finished maintaining ~ they had a blast doing it too! LOL! What a gorgeous place to be able to work at every morning! I would say they are 'living-the-dream' as the saying goes!

This was my "HAPPY PLACE" every day but one where we went to the mall with the big arcade for the boys! I can actually say that I got just enough sun to warm me through and through (for a while anyway)!

This wasn't a "shopping" trip for us but more of a "Sun-warmth" trip for me, but my hubby got me two treats that I absolutely love, the mask is one of them.

Talk about fun, right?

and this is the next...

I'm a simple gal... I love my sketchers! I decided I would try these sketchers 'shape-ups' which are supposed to tone your legs and thighs etc, as you walk. I hope they will be okay and not hurt my back!

We came back to snow on the ground but God has given me peace about that! The sun was shining today!

Have a blessed day! Big hugs!


Thursday, April 14, 2011

Hello From Arizona

Hi my lovely friends in blogland. I thought I would say a quick hello from Arizona. I am really enjoying the blessing of the warm sunshine and beauty of this State! I captured a beautiful shot of a crane while here. I love listening to all the birds chirping and singing around me in the morning with my cup of tea and my bible. What a perfect way to start the day!

Coming back to the condo from getting a gelatto we were greeted by this little guy! He doesn't look as tiny in the photo but he could seriously fit in the palm of my hand! He was so super cute! I didn't want to go into the condo because I knew that he would run away and sure enough he did! Bummer. But he was so cute!

So for today we are on our way to the mall for a few hours in the big arcade for the boys! Fun, fun, fun. Did I tell you how much I love being a boy mom? LOL. I really do, at least I get to go shopping while the boys play!

Many hugs and blessings to you all! Talk to you soon!


Thursday, April 7, 2011

Decorah Eagles

A dear blogging friend of mine from Creative Treasures has a link up on her blog to a place in Iowa where you can watch live bald eagle 'eaglets' being born and I knew I just had to share it with you. Thanks Michelle for posting this on your blog.
Have a look for yourself, I could personally watch this for hours and hours!

Type in your browser: http://www.ustream.tv/
Scroll down to Decorah Eagles
Happy Weekend Everyone!
I'm off to Arizona and will be away from blogland for a few days, I will check back here and there.
Big hugs to you all!


Friday, April 1, 2011

Grandpa Sends Boys His Old Leather Jacket!

So yesterday was a fun day in our household. Hubbub received a large package from his Dad and inside was his Dad's old leather jacket that he used to go riding with. Unfortunately it didn't quite fit Hubbub so the boys took it over, hence the reason for the dashing photos above.

Why do they need a leather jacket?

Because hubbub finally got a motorcycle! Not a new one, a very used one! He has already replaced the muffler and is planning to do some intensive surgery on the motor etc., it needs a lot of work, but what a wonderful thing for Hubbub and the boys to do together!

I just thought I would share the joy that we've been experiencing - BOYS AND THEIR TOYS!!!

Hugs, blessings and happy weekend everyone!


A Border Makes All The Difference

What is it about a nice black border??? Some of my art just does not feel complete until I put a black border. What do you think?

Happy Weekend everyone! Hugs and many blessings to you.