4.24.2007

A Story in Pictures

sHow are you doing today?

Today at the Harjes Haus . . .

listening to a little bonnie raitt today . . . she always makes me smile and dance a sexy little dance!
go bonnie go!
it is a rainy day . . .
just perfect for testing out all of my . . . well, i don't even know what they are called.
gels and varnishes . . .

basically, i spent an hour or so just messing around, mixing different mediums into my paint to see what would happen.
i think the super cool, "i have funky colored hair and you don't" girl behind the counter at the art store must have thought i was nuts when i showed up at the counter with all of these mediums.
she was probably thinking, "amateur! you are buying four things that basically do the same thing" . . .
and i thought about making a cute comment so she would know that i am indeed NOT an amateur.
then i thought, "but i AM an amateur. that's okay."
i left her alone.

then i went to the pool last night after work and felt like an amateur again when the girl i was sharing a lane informed me that she needed to get into another lane because the older gentleman and i were going a bit too slow and she was getting ready to start her workout.
what?
seriously?
she had already been kicking our butts!
and she was just beginning her workout?
that was her warm-up?
after noticing that she was faster than her new lane partner . . .
who happened to be on the Master's Team . . .
i consoled myself by telling myself that she must be training for the Olympic trials.

well . . . she might be.

anyway, i realized that when i just DO something . . .
sometimes, ANYTHING . . .
i have fun . . . more fun . . . than if i just sat on the sidelines wishing i could paint or swim fast.

this week i have been having fun swimming slow and playing around with my paints.
so there you go.

herb and I went to counseling this morning.
things are really moving fast for us . . . finally in a good direction.
we are so thankful.
on the way home, I suggested we run by Target for a quick little peak at the fun new pretty stuff . . .
well, an hour later . . .
I found some books for my pal Noble Sing Nanda . . . a four year old who reads at a second grade level.
Noble recently went to the doctor's office for a check-up.
he had so many questions that the doctor just handed him her copy of Grey's Anatomy and told him to take it home to read with his mom and grandma!
I hope these will serve as some lighter reading for him on the side!

In other news:
We are picking out new cars, as the lease on my car ends in a few weeks. Hmmmmmm.


There is lots and lots of work for me to do at this week at "the office" (basically, wherever i choose to set up shop at any given moment becomes, "the office").


And, just in case you are curious . . . here is our new living room set up. We hosted a little party on Easter and moved some furniture around to different rooms in the house. This is what we came up with. We like it.


Bye!

ps - i am very proud of herb . . . and this project he did earlier this month!


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6 Comments:

Blogger Tony Gambee said...

oh I wish I had...
1. lots of spare time like you
2. lots of creativity like you
3. lots of disposable income like you
4. lots of new cars to buy like you
5. lots of invitations to somebody's wedding like you
6. lots of green grass on your side of the fence... uh... like you.

5:33 PM, April 24, 2007  
Blogger travis said...

dittopantelones

6:18 PM, April 24, 2007  
Blogger Cara said...

dear tony and travis,
i can assure you that there is plenty of manure in the grass on my side of the fence. it might not look like a strapped income (ie: no children) or a busy schedule, but don't be fooled. all you are drooling over is the magical effect that blogger-world allows me to have . . . i can make my life look as charming as i choose.

i promise to write more about the manure soon. there is plenty.
most of it is in my heart.

sorry for causing a little grass envy today. i feel pretty bad about that.

hug your children, kiss your wives, and roll around in your grass a little bit. i am certain there is plenty of green grass over there for you to enjoy.

7:09 PM, April 24, 2007  
Blogger Jennifer of Dog.Yarn.Knit. said...

very good story. i liked it.

8:55 AM, April 25, 2007  
Blogger Matt said...

I am convinced that anytime the grass looks really green it's because there's probably shit everywhere (smiles proudly at how quick and witty he is...)

2:17 PM, April 25, 2007  
Blogger denverherbie said...

my, this grass is dewy.

4:12 PM, April 25, 2007  

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