Friday, November 21

dress-tea cozy-sweater...

I just had to re-post this photo! This is the original sweater-dress I made for the Chug. I later unraveled it and made the one below. I don't know that is is any better, but at least it is not a dress! I am going to make another attempt at it, soon. Frankenstein can hardly wait!
It's back! The sweater that looks like a tea cozy. It was so cold yesterday Frankenstein wore his sweater under his new coat.

Yesterday I managed to plant a few flower bulbs, before it was too cold and we had to retreat to the house. Frankenstein was traumatized by the cold. I looked up from my planting and he was standing there shivering looking sadder than a Chug should ever be. I had to hold him and make a warm nest of blankets by the fire place in the house for him to warm up by. He has no use for the cold!

We are getting ready to get out of here. Holiday visits ahead of us. Our Friends who are going to stay with Truman are in for an interesting week. Truman is in heat.

I think I finished the globe, globe 5! It is too wet to take a proper photo of. It was a long labor that started on Nov. 5th...earlier this week it was at the point where I was screaming for drugs...give me the damn epidural!!! It was a hard, long, painful birth! Yesterday I painted all one point I was listening to Maya Angelou speaking on an NPR show. I was in a good painting place, no ego, no thoughts interfering with process. The only problem was I keep crying, caught up in her words and was making my hands wobbly. I managed to compose myself...and push push, breath, push it out!!


Monday, November 17


The Head and I made Paella this weekend. It was our first try and it came out extra yummy! We cooked it out on the grill in the yard, after dark and in the rain. It was easy once you have the pan and sea food lined up. We visited our local fish monger and got really good fresh sea food for our dish.

It was a big food weekend. We also made a visit to our local Super Market. They were having a Holiday extravaganza! Picture one of those giant Mega Super Markets now add a Chocolate fountain and a Nog fountain, to the Fruit and Veggie section. Carolers singing Christmas songs By the Meats and food samples around every corner. We are not talking toothpic sized sampes. These folks were making plates of ham, sweetpotato pie, stuffing and some sort of green! It was like a Christmas party-domestic chore mash up! I found it pretty unsetteling. But just weird enough to be fun.

The local Wine shop was also having a wine tasting food tasting with unussually good foods and large portions. I have never seen so many people in the place! Free+food+wine=a full parking lot!

In short, our weekend was all about food. Tracey is getting larger!..but happy.