Saturday, September 14, 2019

Totally Awesome!

Today has been great. Tony and I worked this morning and in a few hours it is back to work.

When Tony and I got home this morning, after hugging and kissing Roy Rogers, Beau Bridges, Henry Standing Bear, Big Al(ice) and Little Debbie I went outside to work on my writing cabin's door.

In no time flat, I finished the cabin's door and I love how it turned out, since I had re-purposed the blind's slats, that used to hang in the big window, in the big room.

After completing my door project, I cleaned up the cabin, even though it is not finished. I still have to insulate the ceiling and put up boards above the metal sheets and then trim it out.

Anyway, after cleaning my small 10'x12' Tuff Shed, I decided to take a picture of the door, so I could show it to y'all. Then I decided to go ahead and take a few pictures of the nearly finished cabin.

I ended up taking about ten pictures of the inside of the cabin and then I came inside and downloaded them into my laptop. When I viewed the photos is when I discovered their were orbs inside my cabin. It was totally awesome!

I was all excited to have the orbs inside the cabin, but the orbs were only present in the first two pictures that I took—the rest of the pictures had no orbs.

So I put the 2 photos showing the orbs side by side to look for any differences and yes, I found  many which means the orbs were moving about. Anyway, here are the 2 photos and I hope that you can find the differences in these pictures.



And here is the next picture that I took and the orbs are gone! So it is a mystery to me.


As I finish writing this I do want to show y'all the before and after pictures of the writing cabin's door and I hope that you like it.



Y'all have a great evening and keep on laughing!

3:54 Update:

I just went outside, at 3:54, and took three pictures of the cabin and none of them had orbs.
Also, I went back and checked the time that I took those first two pictures that show the orbs—both were taken at 2:41—just a few seconds apart and I never used a flash or cleaned the camera lens. 

Here is one of the 3:54 photos—no orbs.


Friday, September 13, 2019

Bob's Relatives!

Tony and I worked this morning and we are working tonight, so there is no time for me to actually write a post for today. So, I am going to share this with y'all. And by the way—today has been great.

Anyway, sweet Mari sent me an e-mail with a picture attached today and she wrote:

"But are they feeling sad or are they the alien version of the Blues Brothers?"

I love this picture and after I had quit laughing I wrote Mari back and told her that I was leaning toward the Blues Brothers. And here is why:


So now I am thrilled to know that some of Bob's relatives are musicians. And that is about it for today, because I need to take a short, sleepless nap with our four-leggers, before returning to work.

P.S. Mary, I wanted to let you know that Sandy & Jon Wolfmueller received the book that you sent to me and I cannot wait to pick it up at Wolfmueller's Books. You're too sweet and thank you for sending it to me.

Y'all have a great evening and keep on laughing!

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Bob Slept Here!

I just wanted to let y'all know that I am still alive and kicking, since I have not blogged much lately.

Knock-on-wood Tony and I are doing great and so are our four-leggers.

Tony and I have been working a lot of hours and I've been writing even more hours and between line—dancing and running back and forth to Kerrville is why we have been so busy.

Anyway, yesterday our very dear friends Hans & Marita came over after we got off work and we had a wonderful time visiting with them. And even though my callouses on my fingers have gone away, because I have not been playing my guitar much—Hans and I played guitars together while he and Marita sang. (I did not sing, because I am tone deaf and smarter than that.) And the only thing bad about their visit is my finger tips are still sore. But it was worth it.

Oh, in my spare time I've also been working on my cute writing cabin and it is coming along great.

Last week our big window's blinds broke that is next to our front door and because of that one side hung lower than the other and it drove me crazy all night long. So, the following day we went to the Home Depot and replaced and rehung the new blinds. (Actually, Tony rehung the blinds.)

Anyway, I hated the thought of throwing out the broken blinds, so I decided to repurpose the old blinds or better said—I am repurposing the slats.

After unstringing the slats, I began painting them red and I also painted a few of them with black and white squares, because I plan to attach them to the inside door of my cabin. Here is a picture of the inside of the door and a picture of the slats before I began painting them on the kitchen island.



Painting the slats turned out to be an all day project for me and I still have not had the time to attach them to the door. But it will happen sooner than later.

Like I said earlier I've been busy. In fact, today Tony helped me put our new (actually used, but free) rug inside my cabin and I love how it looks. It makes the cabin feel even cozier.

I am going to show you a picture of the rug, even though we still have not insulated the ceiling and above the metal sheets. So the cabin looks a mess right now, because we still have tools inside along with a small tv and the painted slats. 

So please remember this is just a sneak preview of my tiny writing cabin and when I/we finally finish it—it will be more than awesome. Here is the picture of the rug with the bed made and covered in one of my favorite Pendleton Camp blankets. (The same blanket that Bob used to sleep on in my old, pink cabin.)



And that is about it for now, because it is RAINING!!!

Y'all have a great evening and keep on laughing! 

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Mark Your Calendars—September 27th— 2 pm - 6pm — Texas Heritage Vineyard!!

This past week I've been writing up a storm even though it has not rained one drop here. :(

Our dear friends Marita & Hans Fredriksen, from Bergen, Norway are back in Texas! In fact, they are in Fredericksburg, staying with our dear friends Stephen K. Morris & Eva Robinett.

Marita sent me an exciting e-mail today with news about their daughter's upcoming art exhibition, at the Texas Heritage Vineyard, in Fredericksburg. The Habitat Art Exhibition & Live Music event, will be on Friday, the 27th of September, from 2pm - 6 pm.

Tony and I cannot wait to go to this event, because Christina Fredriksen, is an incredibly talented artist. Tony and I love her art so much, I am hoping to buy a piece of her art. (If she has a lay-a-way plan.)

This event is going to be so much fun that I want to invite everyone to please mark your calendars and come to it, so you will have the opportunity to meet Christina in person and view her fabulous art. And if you show up for this event I promise to also introduce y'all to Marita & Hans, too. (Hans & Marita are characters in my upcoming 3rd novella.)


I also promise to introduce y'all to Stephen K. Morris &  Eva Robinett, because you will love love listening to Stephen's awesome music and you will just  simply love meeting sweet Eva. (Stephen & Eva are also in my 3rd novella.)

Y'all have a great evening and keep on laughing!

P.S. My dear friend Kris & I have now taken 3 line—dancing classes and we are hooked on line—dancing, because we are having so much fun and burning calories!

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

The Proof Is There!

Today has been great. This afternoon Kris & I went to our 2nd line—dancing class and it was as much fun as it was last Tuesday. Even though I am still the worse dancer in the class. Tony took pictures of me today and the proof is there.

I apologize for not writing much this lately, but my excuse is a good one. Here is my excuse:

Basically, if I wasn't working next door or sleeping—I was writing, because I am determined to finish this third novella and self-publish it before my next birthday rolls around. (October 17th)

When I write I go into a trance or better said—the zone, where time literally flies by. Sometimes I write or edit for hours on end and when I am done for the day I am so exhausted with nothing more to say. And sadly I do not have the will power to make myself post something on my blog.

I love blogging and it keeps me happy writing about my days, but right now, because I am on a roll, so to speak I must keep writing to make this the best novella that I've ever written.

So, I am taking the next week off from posting on my blog, so I can put all of my energy and concentrate on my writing.

I hope you understand and will be patient with me. Now I must write!

Y'all have a great evening and keep on laughing!

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Sakamoto!

I had a blast this afternoon, at the Dietert Center in Kerrville. On our way, to the Dietert Center, to meet our dear friends Eileen, Kris & Jim, this old song from the '60s popped into my head.

I could hear the tune in my head, but I could not remember the name of the song or the lyrics. In fact, all that I could remember was it was a beautiful song sung in Japanese and it drove me crazy until just a few minutes ago, after I had Googled it.

Anyway, the reason that Tony and I met our friends at the Dietert Center was because Eileen and Kris were going to do a line—dancing class with me. None of us had ever line—danced before and we thought it would be fun to give it a whirl, so to speak. Plus it would be good exercise for us.

Jim and Tony came along to support us, even though they refused to participate in the class and it was fine with us, because they both had good reasons why they could not line—dance with us. Here is a brief description of Jeanette's line—dancing class, I found in the Dietert Club Ed fall catalog.


Tony and I were almost late (2:59) when we arrived at the Dietert Center. Kris & Jim and Eileen met us at the front door and we made it to the classroom at 3:00 sharp!

Jeanette, the friendly instructor, greeted us and talked to us girls as we signed up for her class and then about 20 or so women of all ages greeted us, too. And because Jeanette and her class were so friendly to us I knew that it was going to be a lot of fun. And I was right.

We line—danced for an entire hour. And I was the worse dancer in the entire class and I often caught myself going in the wrong directions or was kicking with the wrong foot, etc. to some really great music. 

The hour flew by so fast, because I was having so much fun, so I wasn't all that self conscious about making so many mistakes, because I just chalked it up to being old.

But my "being old" excuse didn't hold water for long, because when one of Jeanette's students asked her about her upcoming birthday—Jeanette proudly said, "This birthday is a really big one, because I will be 85."

And when I heard her say that my jaw dropped to the floor and I almost tripped on it, because Jeanette could easily pass for being 60 years old. So I want to highly recommend enrolling in Jeanette's class to everyone, because I plan to make her super fun, Tuesday line—dancing class a weekly thing that I must do. 

On the way home from my first line—dancing class that Japanese song kept popping up in my head, so as soon as we put the groceries up, I Googled it and I also found it on YouTube!

The name of the the Japanese song is Sukiyaki (Ue o Muite Arukou) and it was sung by Kyu Sakamoto and in the U.S. it reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 charts, in 1963. 

And this is an excerpt from Wikipedia about the song Sukiyaki:

"An instrumental version of the song was played by NASA over the radio for the Gemini VII astronauts as mood music, thereby becoming one of the first pieces of music sent to humans in space...."


Y'all have a great evening and keep on laughing!

Motel 6!

The past week has been a lot of fun. We've had visitors, been working and I've been getting a lot of work done on my third novella. And Darlene won last weeks steps competition. I came in 3rd place.  : (

I came into third place, because when I am writing I am not walking or at least that is my excuse for now.

I am really excited about today, because this afternoon, in Kerrville, Tony and I are going to be doing something that we've never done before. And several of our friends are going to be doing this with us, too. And I plan on writing about it this evening.

Here's some good news. This morning Chet sent me an e-mail from Roswell, New Mexico. And he sent me these two pictures of Bob, posing as a greeter, outside the Motel 6.



So now I am green with envy, because I want to go out to Roswell, New Mexico so I can greet him and shake his hand or at least put my arm around him and have Tony take a picture of Bob and me.

Tonight I am planning on writing another post for my blog, about what Tony and I did this afternoon, unless I am too exhausted from what I will be doing in a few hours. 

I am now going to get back to my writing.

Y'all have a great day and keep on laughing!