Thursday, November 18, 2010

A Day in the Life

It's another beautiful day in the Ole North State & I'm here in front of my computer...well, why break traditions. We've had a little rain this week which has caused a blizzard of colors to drop from the trees.  My truck was covered so I decided to take him out & let the wind brush the adornments from his face.  My first stop was to see Tyrone for a quick holiday cut & for him to cover the natural "highlights" in my hair that keep popping up with more frequency as the years (maybe weeks) go by.  Ty gives me great cuts & color (for a fraction of what I'd been paying) & who doesn't like to be called Princess & kissed on the head when they leave??  I'll take it.  

Then I ventured over to Whole Foods for a few bulk items, then to the yarn shop to get the skein of yard that I bought last week rolled into a ball.  It's so much easier to have them do it than to try to make Dakota hold out her little paws while I do it.  

Then off I go to look at things I can't buy, but like to hold.  Why is it that when I don't have money I see sooo many things that I want, but when I do have a little extra, I can't find anything?

I stopped by a local establishment to see a few friends & to do a little art.  I love this place because I can go in with paper, pencils or yarn & knitting needles & do whatever I like to do.  Drink juice or water...or maybe something a little more recreational, & catch up with the news.  I chatted with friends & ended up with a couple more commissions for jewelry for Christmas.

I came home & noticed a big pile of limbs & branches in my yard.  Aaawww, Earl had been here while I was gallivanting & had cut down the 3 trees in the front & had filled up my yard bin.  I knew he was going to come by & do it, but wanted to be here to help him.  He did  great job & I think I'm going to have to throw in something a little extra in exchange for his help along with the necklace...I wonder if his wife wears earrings?

I worked on the last assignment for the online art course I'm taking here then realized that I had accomplished more than I had planned except for the most important.  I'd forgotten to get my little sweetie more food.  Poor, little, neglected puppy.  

(BTW, she's laying on a flannel sheet, a wool blanket & her down duvet, yes, it's her down duvet.)

Well, I did have enough food for a couple more days, but must run out to get more today.  I don't want her calling anyone & telling on me.

Here's my little angel painting.  

Still practicing, still have a long ways to go.

Have a great day!!


Beth said...

I LOVE the little angel painting almost as much as the fact that Dakota has her own down duvet :)) Sounds like you had a great day!

Willow Branch said...

Thanks Beth. The angel is my first one, but I want to keep working & practicing until I can find my own style. Dakota kinda claimed the duvet as her own a couple of years ago & she doesn't like to share. If I try to pull it over me she stretches out to cover as much of it as she can & takes her paws to pull it back. Spoiled much??? Oh no!! lol


Pretty Things said...

I agree about getting the yarn shops to roll the yarn for you! I end up spending waaaay too much time unsnarling knots!

LOVE the angel!

Willow Branch said...

It's so much easier. The first time I saw that thing I didn't know what in the world a yard shop would do with that object of torture, but soon found out. I love going into the shop & feeling all of the wonderful I just need to figure out what to do with them. :)