Sunday, August 15, 2010

Doodling Away

OK so here I am back again with a new thing. I told y'all a while ago that I doodle when I am on conference calls and I am on a few every week, whew! Since I have to have a notebook to write notes of the call in I also doodle on the pages.

Well, in my studio, I have a table next to my computer and I always cover it with newspaper. So for quite a while now, every Wednesday and Saturday if I can get home from work by 6:30 I have been watching Paula Phillips work in her journal live on UStream, and while that is going on when I am not in the middle of the chat I have been doodling on the newspaper on my table, hence the photo above. I have found that I love to draw and doodle on the small print on the public notices pages and because of the state of the economy, there are a lot of public notices.

It is now almost 4 o'clock. I actually came home early from work and fell into bed for a 2 hour nap. Now I want to work in my journal and make a page with the above doodle drawings, maybe I will, and I have to go over to my folks this evening to see how things are with Daddy.

Oh well, Later days and better ways!! Ha! You thought I was going to say something else, didn't you? Never *wink*

Thursday, August 12, 2010

100th Post....Irony

Here we go. My Dad came home from the hospital on Tuesday afternoon. Here he is looking all cool in his shades on the porch after the drama of the weekend calmed down. We were told that his heart is now beating at only 20%. 3 years ago when he had his heart attack, it was beating at 40%. So if you do the math.......

He always said he wanted to live to 100, and so that is the gist of the title of this post. I now know that will not happen. They did not give us a month/year range, but I'm thinking a year or year and a half, IF he does not have another heart attack or something else. And I hope he beats my prediction and knowing him, he just might do it.

The Dr told him he could still drive, so the first thing he did when he got home was to grab my Mom and the dogs, jump in the car and head for KFC for grilled chicken, cause he ate very little in the hospital and he was starving or so he said. Last month he turned 92 and renewed his driver's license for another 5 years and told me that this would be the last one. I teased him and said Thank God, the other driver's on the road thank you!! We laughed alot over that one, and then he said, I can drive just fine cause I have Cat Eyes!! Obviously cats can see damn good while driving!! He is a funny old guy. He will tell you a VERY dirty joke, just to watch you freek and then just laugh and laugh!! I am going to miss him desperately when all this happens.

I wanted my 100th post on my blog to be a happy one, maybe the 101th.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Just a Quick Update

Sorry it has taken me this long to post. But since I am now working 7 days a week, I am not taking the time to post, and work in my journal?? What's that?

So yesterday, my husband called me to tell me that he had taken his OWNSELF to the Hospital ER because he was having some issues that we had talked about, well he talked, I bitched..........So I came home, dropped my laptop off and went straight to the ER to meet him. Imagine now that we were there beginning at 2:00pm. At 3:15, he got called in, yea, not too bad, at 3:30 my Mom called and said my Dad was having problems, so I left husband at ER and took off to my folks, took one look at my Dad, called an ambulance, and he went to another hospital. So I had to take my Mom to Daddy's hospital and we waited, waited, waited, while my husband was waiting, waiting, waiting at the other Hospital. We texted all evening back and forth until finally he went home at 9:00pm, after 7 hours at the ER. My Dad ended up being admitted after, are you ready??? after 8 hours in ER. I got home at 1:00am and got up at 5:15am, cause yes, I have to work today, and so here I am with sand in my eyes and that's the rest of the story.