Things are great here—knock-on-wood. Yesterday afternoon Tony and I went to Kerrville to run several errands.
Our first stop was at Wolfmueller's Books, so we could visit with Sandy & Jon and so I could pick up the awesome book Songs Of The Cowboys by Austin E. & Alta S. Fife, that sweet Mary Sanders, in Georgia, sent to me via Wolfmueller's Books.
"Mary I love this book! It was so nice of you to think of me and to send me this great book. And it was perfect timing for this book, because the last few nights I've been binge-watching the fabulous, PBS Ken Burns series Country Music. So, thank you very much!"
As you already know Tony and I have been working a lot next door and in my spare time I've spent my time decorating my writing cabin and I am having so much fun doing it.
It is nearing completion and I have my fingers crossed that I will be done with it by the end of this week, so I can show y'all pictures of it. And I can start using it to finish writing my third novella.
This afternoon Tony and I are going back to Kerrville, so I can pick up a few signs that I've had TNJ Engraving make for my cabin.
A few of the metal signs are some of my favorite photos to hang up in the writing cabin. And one small sign that they've made for me is white with black, block lettering that says:
No Matter Where You Are
You Are There!
I love this quote, because it always makes me laugh and I hope that it made you chuckle too.
Before I finish writing this post this morning, I want to let you know that I've finally picked out what I plan to wear to Christina Fredriksen's Habitat Art Exhibition & Live Music event at the Texas Heritage Vineyard.
And I hope that Tony and I will see y'all there, because it will be so much fun. I am not sure if I am going to wear a cap or not, because lately I've stopped wearing caps. But I might wear my favorite cowboy hat. So that decision is still up in the air, so to speak. Anyway, I do hope you come to it.
Y'all have a great (day) evening and keep on laughing!
The last few days Tony and I have been working a lot and in-between working, Tony and I worked on my writing cabin.
With the help of our friend Ernest, the walls and the trim work are completed and the ceiling is finally insulated and finished, too.
During the three full days of working on the cabin, while working mornings and evenings next door, I sprained my ankle on the first day. So, if someone were watching us I must have looked like a female version of Chester, on Gun Smoke, as I limped around.
That first day after spraining my right ankle early in the morning, it was late afternoon when we finally called it a day and put away our tools. And when I went inside The Cabin, to go take a shower before going to work that night at Escondida—Henry Standing Bear was limping when he came to the door to greet me.
Henry was limping on his front right paw, so when Tony followed me into The Cabin, he joked, "Henry must be having sympathy pains for your ankle." And after we had checked out Hen's paw and had found nothing I agreed with Tony's diagnosis sort of.
"He must be faking it." Anyway the good news is Henry and I are fine now. No more fake limping or sprained ankle. And once I finish decorating my cozy cabin, which should happen some time next week, I will take pictures and be ready to show it to y'all.
Now I want to do a big shout-out for Christina Fredriksen, because her upcoming art show, The Habitat Art Exhibition & Live Music event is this coming Friday, September 27th from 2 pm - 6 pm, at the Texas Heritage Vineyard, in Fredericksburg.
Last week, after asking Marita to please send me some more information about Christina's art exhibit, so I could blog about it and promote her art show. Marita wrote back:
"Christina chose the theme "Habitat" for her art exhibit to illustrate the relationship between living and belonging somewhere. We all need to take care of each other and the environment that we live it. It is vital to our existence!"
Norwegian artist making drawings and installations inspired by nature and geometric structures. Fascinated by the autonomy of natural patterns, discrepancies and similarities to human taxonomies, I aspire to investigate and disrupt the formalities and identities of natural forms. This I do by deconstructing, repeating, assembling, scattering and/or superimposing within space, different material structures, objects and geometries. I strive to apply new meaning and quality to the experience of space, inspiring viewers to reflect on their own existence, spatiality and perception of being in and of space."
And just so you'll know—Tony and I have already made arrangements to be off at work, so we can attend Christina's art exhibition and I hope that all of y'all will come to it, too. It will be a fun time for all and I promise that you'll love Christina's beautiful art and enjoy listening to Stephen K. Morris' fabulous music.
Things are good here and Tony and I have been working a lot next door. As for my writing these past few days I've had to put it on the back burner once again, because there is just not enough time in the day to do everything.
Today my dear friend Eileen sent me the most interesting, amazing video to watch titled: Who Built The Pyramids or How The Pyramids Were Built by Graham Hancock. It is under 5 minutes long and after I watched it—I am still in awe.
So, I want to share this video with y'all, because I think it is a must-see video for everyone. And now I am wondering if maybe Bob and his fellow aliens may have had something to do with the building of the pyramids. And yes, I am being serious. Who Knew?
So please watch this amazing, fact-filled video and let me know what you think.
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!
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.
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.
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!!!
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!