Saturday, October 31, 2009


So, my friend Sarah came to me one day at work quite upset. Her pups had passed away. She knew I was an Illustrator and asked me to design a tattoo for her of a dog that was very wolf like. I said, no problem. Apparently, I made it look a LOT like her dog. She said I even captured his tufts of fur correctly. I never met Waka, who liked to sing to the harmonica, but I hope all those that met him remember him fondly. And I get to see my artwork permentaly etched onto someone. That's just kinda of nifty.
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A wee bit O golf

Hubby played a bit O golf with our friend Jong and some others. Yeah, tough life, I know. But sometimes, we need smack the crap out of a little ball to feel better =D

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This is during warm-ups for the in house Time Trial that took place a couple weeks ago. She just keeps improving on her personal times and making us proud. More importantly though, she's making herself proud and confidant!
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The last couple of weeks

A little color change and got some bangs. Then I decided to really put it in gear made it MORE red and turned myself into Arlene from True Blood for Halloween. My friend Sarah was my "Sookah!" It was her that got me thinking about the Arlene thing to begin with. She decided on Sookie first. Besides Carrie Preston just cracks me up in that role, she's so cute and has the only authentic southern accent on that show.
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The last picture is what happens when you think bringing a Wii home for the weekend is a good idea. It's not, at least, not when the 9 yr old thinks she can do it unsupervised. She's still alive, but has an understanding to not ask for ANYTHING for a loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong time

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Wow, has it been that long?

Work, running, swimming, pre-school, teaching, oh and somewhere in that mix some painting that has been put on hold for a month.

Life has been busy and then some. We've had our down time, but it's usually spent falling asleep on the couch watching our "stories" as my grandma used to call them.

Lil girl is having a splash on the swim team. Every meet she improves her time from the last. We are so proud of her. She is also enjoying the 4th grade a LOT. She has lots of friends, reads all the time and her writing and imagination are soaring.

Lil man, well, 3 1/2 is such a fun age. All the questions, the tantrums and everything else in between. He's doing great though. Had a scare about the appendix the other day, but we can breathe a sigh of relief that is was just a wee viral infection causing some flare up. Phew, dodged on bullet.

Sadly, my grandfather passed away. He was 86 (I think) He taught us all so much growing up and was a good man. He leaves behind his wife, 3 daughters (my mom already passed) and lots of us grandkids and great-grand kids.

Hubby LOVES teaching still, but it poops him out. The students do really enjoy him and he's a great teacher. Think it was in his genes. He's also organized some time-trial bike rides once a week. Many students from his HPV team come out for them.

I've been in training with a friend for my first 10K trail race. That's us at the top before the race. Even though it's over, I'm gonna keep running. This week I'm taking off. I turned my ankle on mile five and also jammed my shoulder catching myself when I slipped crossing a stream somewhere around mile 3 or 4.

Well, when my home computer is more cooperative, I'll get more pics loaded up. Have a great Halloween, and see you on the flip side!