Monday, March 31, 2014

Sunday, March 02, 2014

Waiting for Spring

I'm anxiously awaiting Spring. Although it hasn't officially arrived yet, I needed to put some color on my ARTkissed Banner... and liven it up with some COLOR!
Next  weekend, we'll get Daylight Savings Time back!... yes!

I spent most of my only day off, doing nothing...... what a surprise.
I'm just not motivated, to clean, organize or even do ART, on my one day off. I want to.. I really do.. but I just need to do nothing.
  I did throw in a load of laundry, that counts.. right?
and I did "attempt" to detangle a box of ribbon.... that lasted about 1/2 hour.. and I got bored.

We had more Snow over night.. but nothing big and by afternoon,
we had Sunshine... or "Veiled Sunshine" as our local TV Meteorologist, calls it.'s SUNSHINE!  I'll take it!
This made me really laugh out loud...
and I really do feel JUST like that!!!

So, as my Sunday winds down.... I'm thinking about what to have for dinner.
I'm thinking Pork Fried Rice.. and Teriyaki Chicken.. hmmm. maybe. Then settling down to watch the Academy Awards. Yes... I only watch to see the Dresses. I've only seen one of the movies nominated... "August Osage  County" I had mixed feelings about it. I do think both Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts, deserve their nominations. ... in my opinion

So... that's it.. another lazy Sunday almost gone. I have one more weekend day to work.. But then I get to see my little Gar-Bear next Sunday!!!! AWESOME!!!

Enjoy your week!


Friday, February 14, 2014


Absolutely THE BEST 
Valentine, I've EVER received... oh!!!
It brought me to tears!
With the help of his awesome Mom,
Garrett "made" me this sweet Valentine.
I will love it forever!!!!

In heavy concentration!

I don't think Valentine's Day is just a romantic day,
I think it's for everyone who loves someone. It's just a little reminder of how much.
Also, a reminder of how much we're loved.
Just my thoughts on Valentine's Day.
So... we're exactly half way through February. This excites me.
January, was the longest month on Record.
Cold, Snow, Cold & Snow, Snow.....that was January.
February isn't really much different.
In all my "___" years... I don't recall such a long period of
below freezing temperatures. I know.. .it's that
"Polar Vortex" thingy.. .but. man!!!
Before.. I'd say "I can deal with the cold.... it's the Snow!"
having to drive in it, the ICE..... but I've changed my mind
I can't deal with any of it!!!
You'd think, living here my whole life... it wouldn't phase me.. 
But "we" complain about "IT".. from the minute the very first
Flake falls.. to the last one melts.
Funny, I'm so quick to grab my camera to take Snow Pictures.
I really appreciate the beauty of it's White-ness... the way it turns
everything lacey and beautiful.
Snowflakes continue to mesmerize me. And I love Glitter snow.
So... I only like to LOOK at it... not walk in it.. not drive in it
and NOT scrape it off my car.
I just heard on the news this morning, that 49 out of the 50 States, have snow.
Crazy right? And now, I'm questioning which State has none. I'm sure they
probably meant Hawaii?... but even there ( according to a lady in Hawaii I spoke with today, )
they have snow in the mountains. Maybe that doesn't count.
Anyway..... We swapped weather info... She was enjoying a warm 85..
and we're at a (Cleveland Winter) "warm" 25.
On that note.. I will share some Winter pictures I've taken, from the cozy warmth of my
apartment. I even had one of my photos featured on our local TV channel.. (that was cool!)
Snow pictures taken January 25th.... when we really got dumped on... and had to
cancel our PSMWG... grrh!
Picture shown on our local TV channel....
the two photos were actually taken 13 minutes apart
(according to the time stamp) amazing!

check out my "name" top left corner  ha!

It really was a WHITE OUT!!!

So... let the  countdowns begin...
for Daylight Saving Time.. on March 9th.
(no more driving home in the dark! yay!)
and then SPRING.... about 32 days away!
Doodling hearts at work. Using
 my current favorite medium, Prismacolor, Colored pencils.

My "Hot Lips" T shirt that I wore today.

And a must-have Valentine Socks
From last year

And a collage done, several years ago
(sold on Etsy)
It's Friday!! and I have a 3 day weekend! yay!
My company is actually giving us a "floating holiday"
on Monday, Presidents day... yippeeee!!
Enjoy your weekend.. I will!



Saturday, January 25, 2014


We're still freezing in Cleveland. Single digit "highs"
below Zero lows.
I's Winter, but these are not "typical"
temperatures..... here. We don't like it!
It's only January...... yes, almost the end.. but still.
We have February..... get through.
I can't stand it.
THUNDERSTORMS...instead of Winter Storms.
I think I suffer from SAD {seasonal affective disorder}
caused by lack of daylight.... and I think, seeing nothing
but shades of grey... 50 shades of grey.. ....
sorry... couldn't help myself.
We are under yet another
3-6 inches possible tomorrow and 2-4 on Sunday.
I have to work Sunday.. 4 -10pm.....isn't that just great.
AND.... tomorrow is our PSMWG at G's.
So's a "go"...... but.. that could change if the weather does.
I hate that everyday in the Winter... is completely dictated
by the WEATHER.  Have to get up earlier....
"Gear up"... and get out... to CLEAN OFF THE CAR.
then warm it up.
Drive slower..... watch for Ice......
"want to go out for Dinner?".. "Maybe if the weather's not bad"
My job involves talking to people all over the country.
Inevitably,  I get the question of  "where are you?.... and what's the weather like there?
Among family and friends, weather is always a topic. "How many inches did you get?"
"We got (more/less) then that... we're supposed to get more"
This end's the complaint portion of this post.
The artwork , are just random things I've been doing.
Notice the color?....I'm color deprived. Oops... another
sarcastic weather reference.
Good news.... the days are getting longer.
This makes me very happy.
Now.... when I leave work at 6pm.. the sky (if not cloud covered)
is a deep Periwinkle... instead of pitch Black.
.... I keep saying... ."just think how much lighter it will be this time next week!"
Silly....... but it helps.
I'm tired.
I'm babbling.
I'll go to bed now.
Spring is coming.

Tuesday, January 07, 2014


How appropriate is THAT?! because we are!!!
Are you in a "Deep Freeze" too?
we are!.........
Brrr is right!
We have been.....
for 2 days now WOW it's COLD!!!
Getting into my car after work yesterday, the temp.
said -8. Today, coming home...
 it read a "balmy" 2
My Favorite Cleveland Meteorologist,
Betsy Kling! She's so good at her job,
and posts Facebook messages with weather updates
all the time!

It was scary driving, not because of snow.. but because
of ice. What looked like dry pavement, could be "Black Ice"....
so you were afraid to go too fast. was a little dicey.. but thank God.. and I mean
THANK YOU GOD, I got home safe.. and so did
my kids and sisters.. and hopefully everyone did too.
So, this post is just to say
because you don't break  60 year old records
and not talk about it!
Luckily, the temperatures are going to start
RISING tomorrow.... going up to a now comfortable
20. and by Saturday, we'll be a
"Tropical 41!!!"

So... I hope you're all doing well and staying warm!
I'm counting the days till SPRING...
I think we're at 70...... and it can't come fast enough!