Tuesday, August 27, 2013

So...it has come to this

Hello all.

Sorry for my lack-ish of blogging and commenting. I am a bit under the weather.

Still under the weather.

This dang cold has been holding on for the better part of two weeks. *Sniffles*  And instead of feeling like I'm getting better, I actually think the cold is taking a turn for the worse.

There is also a fire sort of near where I live and all the smoke from that has been mucking with the air here. Let me just say, it isn't helping matters.

I got off work at noon today. Which was nice. I came home and shuffled about the house, blowing my nose, sneezing and feeling a bit sorry for myself. Rather like Howl in Howl's Moving Castle. "I am going to my room... Where I may die." lol.

Alright. I'll stop being a whinger now.

The smoke and fire has been making for some rather lovely sunsets. The sun has been turning the most brilliant shade of redy-orange.

As usual, pictures don't quite do it justice. So you'll just have to take my word for it. It's stunning.

When  Treskie and I went out to the meadow to watch the above sunset, she snapped a picture of me hurdling a fence. Because she's Treskie and she likes to capture these moments. Her timing was right on.

"They're AFTER ME!" 

For some reason, I chortle a little every time I look at it. I remind myself of a rabbit. *Snicker* You may all feel free to laugh. :)

I drew a picture that actually turned out well. The frustrating thing is, the picture that turned out well is my 'rough draft' that I doodled on a piece of scrap paper to help me with my actual project. But wouldn't you know it? The doodle turned out awesomely. I'm still working on the 'master' but I don't know if I can really do better than this. I might have used up all my talent right here. That happens to me a lot.

The Boxer

If my 'master' copy turns out better, you can bet you giddy aunt that I will post it! lol. But for now, I'm going to enjoy this fellow. I still can't decide on a name for him. (Er...yes. Sometimes I name my pictures.:) What name do you guys think would suite him?

The weather has been getting cooler here and the wind is distinctly autumn-y. I am torn between feeling excited about scarves and hates and fun socks, and holding onto the last warm days and all my summer clothes with a death grip.

I really do love autumn. It's one of my favorite seasons for a lot of reasons...But I never really like saying goodbye to Summer.

This song is pretty adorable. You should really watch it. It makes my little heart go, "Awww!" :) The two main singers really are married. Which is sort of adorable too.


God Bless!


  1. Feel better real soon. And no worries, you whine all you want, you are sick. Being sick feels awful.

    I hope you don't live near the fire. i heard about it in the news. My uncle, aunt and cousins live up north of California and my dad was worried that the fire might reach them. but I'm guessing not since we haven't heard them mention it when my uncle called.

    That's a pretty good picture. Isn't funny when that happens, when your rough draft turns out better than the final one? How about naming your picture.... Brandon, the boxer, the rebel. ;) Up to you. No hurry in thinking up a name for it.

    Have a good night and hope you feel better very soon.

  2. Colds are rotten and mean and when I take over the world I shall banish them. You're welcome.

    I like your drawing a lot, it turned out very well. No names come to mind, but probably because it is only six thirty here and I am never able to do much thinking that early in the morning.

    I feel your pain with the fall and summer conflict. I love fall, but saying good bye to summer - to getting to sit around reading, going on walks without freezing, playing in rivers, is hard.

  3. Aw, thank you, Hilda. :)I'm starting to feel a lot better and am mostly just left with a rather annoying cough. But hey! These things happen.
    No, I'm not particularly close to a fire. There are fires all over the place aren't there! It's crazy. But no, I'm in no danger of being burnt out of house and home. :)

    Hey Jack!
    Banish colds? "Jack for world domination!" lol.
    Aw, thank you. I am fond of the little boxer fellow...he's cool. :)


    1. That is one vote for my world domination, now I just have to get everyone else to vote. (Not that it matters. I'm not going to win the position on votes.)

      I know how you feel - what you said about dropping out of acting class. Last night I was ready to hide under my blankets and give up on college all together. Good thing I didn't have a heads up or I never would have gone in the first place.

  4. Ye've been tagged. http://missjacklewisbaillot.blogspot.com/2013/09/just-because-you-see-black-man-driving.html

  5. Hope you feel better soon! (Interesting piece of trivia: I just wrote "feel better much soon". Hmm. I guess that is down to it being 20 to 10 where I am, WHICH COUNTS AS LATE, and I just can't grammar good.)

    As for your picture, IT IS AWESOME. I always find that I draw my best things in, say, my homework diary or on a piece of lined paper during class. >.<

    Last thing: I love that picture of you jumping! XD

  6. Stopping by to say hi and that I miss you and treskie.

    Have a blessed Sunday. :D

  7. Hey, Jack! Thanks for that tag. I promise I will get to that soon!

    Thanks, Emily. This sure has been one tenacious cold! I'm sure I'll be better soon, though. *Sniffle-cough*
    D'aww, thank you. I don't like very many of my doodles so it's nice when one of them turns out so well. ;)
    Isn't that just always so? I am always doodling on the wrong paper. Then I'm all like, "I will draw a masterpeice today on REAL art paper!" ....and it's all just blots and smudges... ah well.

    That's so sweet, Hilda. I promise I'll be back tomorrow. I'm working on a blog post and it will explain the long absence. :)


    1. aww yay!! Can't wait. No problem. :D

      I'm doing a giveaway if you want to take a peek. http://hildald.blogspot.com/2013/09/the-surprise-is-here.html#comment-form