found on friday

alright, first of all, i found my camera in the absolute sorry mess that is piled around my laptop. no, i won't go into that, i'm done whining...

now, the first thing i found is downright strange. but amazing. i was tickled. a tree growing in my sink!

okay, you're humoring me... but there's also something amazing happening to the trees in the yard... look!

ahhh... now that's beautiful! you can't believe the cherry blossoms here in the spring.


to what extent will my son ignore that smell?

i'm inspired by and linking up with this week's prompt from the sunday creative:

definition…noun; 1. The range or space over which something extends 2. The point or degree to which something extends

yes, yes, this is a blog about my art... but i've been whining lately about how i have so little time for that part of me. so, in response to this week's prompt, and with a nod to the wit of one of my favorite bloggers who has recently shared one of her clever solutions to no clean underwear...
i bring you:

the miasma emanating from one of the bedrooms overpowers the enticing aroma of sauteed garlic...
and no one wants to eat :(
...to what extent will my son ignore that smell? and what is the furthest extent of that fetor?
your turn...
you know it's time to do laundry when ________________.


virtual coffee

if we were actually sitting down for coffee together today, i'd want to be sitting outside in the sunshine. it's a bit chilly, by our standards here, but to me it's gorgeous and sunny and we both need a bit of vitamin d, eh?

i'd want to show you some of the pictures of the dog show we went to over the weekend. no, we aren't dog show people, but we are dog people. my family's most precious companion died a bit over a year ago and we have been so heartbroken. indie was a "rescue" dog (meaning rescued from an animal shelter), the sweetest australian shepherd ever... but now we are in DESPERATE need of a "magic puppy head" (too much explaining, coined by a friend of ours). we know we want another australian shepherd, and i promised my sons that we'd get a puppy this time. i mean, how often do you get the chance? do you have any idea how ADORABLE an aussie puppy is? so on saturday we meet lots of wonderful doggie people and dogs; i'll let you know how the hunt progresses. and we just got so many kisses from so many precious friends! (i love how dogs will be your instant friend).

i'd also tell you how i can't even keep track of all the things i'm "in the process" of doing. my husband's contracting business has books that must be straightened up for the end of the year, and that's my job, my oldest son is a junior, so there's lots of college, SAT, etc. pieces to investigate, sign up for, follow up on, as well as who's getting a summer job and who's going to camp and who's serving at vacation bible school and where are we going to go camping, and there's substitute teaching, which isn't bringing in enough money, so i need to find more work, and my car isn't running and i never have any time for art. and all that means i probably ought to get going already, even though you've barely peeped a word!

but remember last week... i did all the listening :)
hugs til our next virtual coffee!