Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween

This has been a weekend of getting next to nothing done. All day at Sea Witch yesterday and today leaves me with absolutely nothing done at home. Ah's fun painting the kids faces and it's for a great cause  - all the money raised goes to the Y's Strong Kids Campaign, and we pull in some serious money over two days.

I have so many photos on my camera that I haven't downloaded to my computer yet - all the way back to the mud run! Hope to get to that soon.

Today's Post Secret fave. I totally get this.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Too funny

I didn't know how to embed this one, but it really cracked me up. This could be me going through a haunted house.

A a gross kind of way.


No, not Christine O'Donnell. The Sea Witch Festival in Rehoboth begins Saturday. Sherry and I will be facepainting all day Saturday and Sunday. Bring your kids for a unique experience that benefits the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign. The lines are long, but it's worth the wait. Check out the pics on my website, under face painting.

Monday, October 25, 2010

71 degrees

at 9:30 on October 25? I'll take it!

Sunday, October 24, 2010


Another funny PS. Look at her face. hahaha......people "stay" for all kinds of reasons, and this one isn't any more absurd than other reason for staying where you're miserable.

Got about 100 bulbs in the ground yesterday. Red tulips, one of my favorites, will be a new reason to look forward to spring.

Beautiful day today. Time to go take some photos for the winter painting project.  :)

Friday, October 22, 2010

Play it again Sam.

Personality tests....ugh

It's kind of disheartening in a way to come out with the same result from every personality test I take. Makes me feel so boooooring. I took the Briggs test years ago, and it was right on the mark. Just took one at a staff retreat, on a much smaller scale, but still very accurate:

(unfortunately my "animal" was a beaver.)

Beavers have a strong need to do things right and by the book. In fact, they are the kind of people who actually read instruction manuals. They are great at providing quality control in an office, and will provide quality control in any situation or field that demands accuracy, such as accounting, engineering, etc. Because rules, consistency and high standards are so important to beavers, they are often frustrated with others who do not share the same characteristics. Their strong need for maintaining high (and often times unrealistic) standards can short-circuit their ability to express warmth in a relationship.

!!! I think I'm offended! Unrealistic standards?? Phhhhfffft!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Lie to me

David Cook - singing Lie to Me. Funny how there are quite a few songs out there, begging people to lie so the other doesn't have to know the truth. I don't know which is worse.

I took the night off from painting tonight, will be back on it tomorrow, working on a couple commissions and some work for the CBH show in December. Watched a little of  "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo". A long movie that I will have to finish tomorrow. Looks pretty interesting.

Oooh, now it's One Eskimo "Kandy". What a fabulous song. Must listen.

this and that.

Because the above are pdf files, I was not able to upload them here, but they are invites/flyers for the Cadbury event, featuring the Wilmington skyline painting.

Below are the five new mini's for the Peninsula show next month. All Rehoboth cottages/houses/shops, etc.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Giving tea a bad name.

I think in the not-too-distant-future, that we will be ashamed and shocked that in 2010, these people were given any attention at all.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Pleasant Valley Sunday

This PS made me laugh. I've worked either as the Fitness Director or a fitness instructor for the Y for about 18 years now, and whenever I would run into a member or class participant at the grocery store, they would look in my cart to see what I eat. Because I have two kids, often times I would find myself explaining the Capt. Crunch or the Oreos or Pop Tarts. It was funny, defending myself and pointing out the soy milk and soy chicken that belonged to me. Ridiculous, really. Now that Dusty is gone to school and Hale is only here every other week, my cart looks far more respectable.

Planted a beautiful Bradford pear tree in the front yard yesterday. The leaves are burnt red in color and they make a nice crinkly sound when the wind blows. I love it.

And I love Sundays too. David Grey playing on the stereo, hot coffee, a full day ahead to do whatever I please. So nice. Enjoy yours!

Friday, October 15, 2010

:) Couldn't resist.

Fray - All at Once

Sometimes the hardest thing and the right thing are the same.

whoo, ain't that the truth.

Sunday, October 10, 2010


Great weekend in VA with the girls. Happy hour on the Potomac, nice run around Lunga Lake with Lorrie and her rescue dog Dewey, (that dog can run fast and doesn't wear out.....he must get the latter part from his owner) wine festival on Saturday in Fredericksburg, followed by a great night at Brock's, a local restaurant/bar to finish up the evening. Well, actually IHop finished up the evening, but that's another story. I definitely give Lulu, our server, 2 big thumbs up for putting up with us.

Back to reality now. Here's a Post Secret for everyone who has had someone go through this.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Over the river and through the woods...

to Lorrie's house I go. My house has a security system and a large dog, so don't even try it.

No painting this weekend, strictly r&r. Goal for next week is to finish the rest of the minis for the Peninsula show so I can get them scanned and submitted. But this weekend.....pure, unadultered fun.

RIP Don Van Sciver, everyone at the Y will miss you terribly. Thank you for our your heartfelt hard work, kind smile and giving soul.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

This is for....

Christine O'Donnell and her "I am You" commercial. (somebody give me something to throw up into.)

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

October's DE Beach Life

that's my painting on the bottom left.

Monday, October 4, 2010

LHS this weekend

Comfortable by John Mayer

I just remembered, that time at the market

snuck up behind me and jumped on my shopping cart

And rode down, aisle 5

you looked behind you to smile back at me

crashed into a rack full of magazines

they asked us if we could leave.

Can't remember, what went wrong last September

Though I'm sure that you'd remind me, if you had to

Our love was, comfortable and

so broken in

I sleep with this new girl i'm still getting used to

my friends all approve, say she's gonna be good for you

they throw me, high fives

She says the bible is all that she reads

and prefers that I not use profanity

your mouth was, so dirty

Life of the party

and she swears that she's artsy

but you could distinguish

Miles from Coltrane

Our love was, comfortable and

so broken in

she's perfect, so flawless

or so they say, say

She thinks I can't see the smile that she's fakin'

and poses for pictures that aren't being taken

I loved you

grey sweat pants, no makeup, so perfect

Our love was, comfortable and

so broken in

she's perfect, so flawless

I'm not impressed, I want you back.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Social Network

I saw The Social Network last night. Great movie. There's something about hyper-intelligent, quick-witted nerdy guys that I just love. :)  The FB inventor is a genius, but apparently lacking in social graces slightly. More than slightly. Facebook is as addictive as cell phones and computers can be, but now I have a whole new respect/outlook, knowing how it got started. Fascinating.

So, out of about six days, we've had one day of sun. It's currently COLD and rainy. Again. Yesterday was beautiful. Guess the sun is taking some time off. I'll bet it's shining in Tuscany, dammit.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Daily Om

There seems to be so much unhappiness in the world right now - more so than usual. I found today's daily om to be pretty inspirational.

Now is the Time

Bloom Where You are Planted

There are no guarantees in this life, so when we hold back we do so at the risk of never fully blossoming.

Having a vision for our future that differs from our current circumstances can be inspiring and exciting, but it can also keep us from fully committing to our present placement. We may become aware that this is happening when we notice our thoughts about the future distracting us from our participation in the moment. We may find upon searching our hearts that we are waiting for some future time or situation in order to self-actualize. This would be like a flower planted in North Dakota putting off blooming because it would prefer to do so in Illinois.

There are no guarantees in this life, so when we hold back we do so at the risk of never fully blossoming. This present moment always offers us the ground in which we can take root and open our hearts now. What this means is that we live fully, wherever we are, not hesitating because conditions are not perfect, or we might end up moving, or we haven�t found our life partner. This can be scary, because we might feel that we are giving up our cherished dreams if we do not agree to wait for them. But this notion that we have to hold back our life force now in order to find happiness later doesn�t really make sense. What might really be happening is that we are afraid to embrace this moment, and ourselves, just exactly as we are right now. This constitutes a tendency to hold back from fully loving ourselves, as we are, where we are.

We have a habit of presenting life with a set of conditions�ifs and whens that must be fulfilled before we will say yes to the gift of our lives. Now is the time for each of us to bloom where we are planted, overriding our tendency to hold back. Now is the time to say yes, to be brave and commit fully to ourselves, because until we do no one else will. Now is the time to be vulnerable, unfolding delicately yet fully into the space in which we find ourselves.