Monday, November 30, 2015


Bye Bye November, long day today.  Flute lesson tonight went well learned some new notes.  Today starting at 9am and finishing around 4:30 the ARS technicians, got our new A/C heating unit installed.  He did demonstrate the heater, by setting the temp to 85 to get it to turn on,  right now the A/C in running... warm days still around for a little while.

Sunday, November 29, 2015


Breakfast at the Goose Creek American Legion, then over to the starting line for the Abate Toy Run today.  Over 500 bikes and $9,000 raised for the Salvation Army today.  Couldn't ask for better weather, it was just gorgeous today.

Saturday, November 28, 2015


We went to Yemassee SC for lunch today, with the Charleston Hog group.  Great ride thru lots of backroads to a great little place for lunch.  We cut the ride short on the way home, because we had dinner plans with family.  Tomorrow another Toys for Tots ride... 

Friday, November 27, 2015


Today was a quiet day, did a little shopping for a few toys, for the next Toys for Tots ride on Sunday.  Got a few items from the grocery store, and joined hockey friends Laura and David for Italian Food at La Fontana a favorite place for Italian food here.  Got the paper work finalized for our new heater/AC unit... very expensive over $10,000 sigh, hopefully, this will be our last unit like this to purchase.

Thursday, November 26, 2015


I feel like I spent the day in the kitchen all day, cooking, cleaning, more cooking and of course eating, then putting up left overs.  I'm thankful to be alive and able to put a nice meal on the table.  Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving today and everyday, counting my blessings.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015


Quick trip to the grocery store to pick up a couple of things, store closing at 6pm, and the place was packed, I don't believe I've ever seen so many people there.  Most of them like us, only picking up a couple of items so even though the line was long it moved quickly.  Hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving tomorrow.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015


Well the A/C-heater unit gave up the ghost, not worth the money to get it going again, so we need to buy a new whole house unit.  We find out tomorrow how much this is going to cost and when they'll be able to install it.  Another cold night ahead for us...

Monday, November 23, 2015


I'm afraid the cold snap tonight will be the end of my roses and hibiscus for this year anyway... the heater was needed today, but sadly refused to come on, repair man to be here tomorrow... sigh.  Going to be a cold night tonight, inside and out.

Sunday, November 22, 2015


Ron and I were married on Charleston Harbor by our good friend Wanda Usher on this day twelve years ago.  Today we celebrated by attending a Toys for Tots ride, crossing over the Cooper River Bridge we had a view of where we took our vows.  Happy memories, happy days ahead with the love of my life.  

Saturday, November 21, 2015


Dinner and a movie tonight, we went to see the new James Bond movie.  I really enjoyed the movie, and Ron stayed awake for most of it.  He has a problem with falling asleep in theaters, comfy seats, and a slow passage and he'll be snoring through the love scenes.

Friday, November 20, 2015


Negative space drawing, after watching the Danny Gregory video this morning.  I used my tiger model to capture the negative spaces.  Actually turned out better than I would have thought.

Thursday, November 19, 2015


Hard rain this morning woke me up, then this song rattled around in my head all day long.  Found a close up photo on the internet of a water drop, so had to give drawing it a go.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015


My driving glasses are brown, I think I need new ones.  My working on the computer glasses are blue, they work great.  I'm so glad I got them, they are bi-focals so I can read and they are adjusted to about 2 feet in front of my face (which is where my monitor sits).  I pretty much wear the blue ones all the time, except when I drive.  My computer glasses work great at the grocery store too, as I'm about 2 feet away from the shelves or I pick up an item to read the label.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015


Exploring using these new watercolors, love the transparency of them. Found this quote a while back and thought it was time to use it on a page.