Sunday, January 2, 2011

Things Flow

These past weeks have been full of the new grandboy.  This new year's beginning is no different.  Still enjoying being a grandmother. 

I was reading up on the posts from blogs I follow and came across one that started with a quotation from a grandmother.  It goes something like this:  "Be careful what you do on the first day of the new year.  You will be doing it all year".  This is a saying I have heard for as long as I can remember.  I know MY granny said it as well as some of her friends.  I suppose I even heard my own mom utter it a time or two.  I didn't remember it though until reading it on: www.snipsandsnailsandpuppydogtails-leslie.blogspot.com Good thing I was having a joyous day!

I slept in, then went over to my kids' house to see the babykins.  I took over lots of cleaning supplies so I could give them a hand with some housework.  I can still remember how grateful and thankful I was when my own son was born, when my mom came over to help out with the stuff that I just couldn't seem to catch up on.  Dishes.  Laundry.  Taking out the trash.   Bathroom and kitchen were the focus.  All was going well until the toilet sucked in my cleaning rag!  Took it right down.  Since nothing came back up I thought all was well.  Until my son came home and flushed!  Right up and over went the water, thank goodness that was ALL!  After trying on our own to clear the obstacle, my son had to go and roust the maintainance man.  The only time I was glad to see a "snake" brought into the house.  Three minutes and all was right with world again.  So, back to mopping the floor, which I had just done, now ALL. was perfect with the world!  Fed and played with Kohl for a while.  Packed up some laundry and came home.

To start my very first online art class!  Pam Carriker is hosting a Visual Journal class at Strathmore Papers.  http://www.strathmoreartiststudio.com/  It runs for 4 weeks.  Once a week lessons.  Large turnout for it too.  Well over 800 people are signed up.  Oh, the best part:  It's FREE.  Some of those classes are so amazing but too pricey for this ol' gal.  It's nice to get an opportunity to see what I've been missing.  And, of course, learn from a great teacher.  Bonus: the others in the class are very supportive and informative.  Willing to pass on tips and show their own artwork.  I am still stymied by my camera/scanner/printer and can't show any of my own, yet.  That's a New Year's Resolution for me...get savvy with the technology.  I'm so tired of feeling all dumb and ignorant.  I WILL know stuff this year!!!  I am putzing around online reading different how-tos and trying things out.  Mainly behind the scenes.  Once of my experiments was getting those pics of the baby up.  But, I don't know how to re-size them and he takes up a lot of space for such a tiny man!  Oh, well, I'll keep at it.  (I just did a preview of this post and it looks like the two top pics are missing!)  Wait!  I just remembered that the only way I could get the pictures up was to post them like a regular entry.  I guess that means they'll be at the end of this post.  Probably looking all amateurish. "Sigh".  I don't want to delete them, but it may come to that.  Did you hear/see/feel the "Sigh"?  Ditto that. 

I hope all of those who stumble upon this have a unique New Year.  No overflows.

Stay safe and creative,
redopal

6 comments:

Jenxo said...

Hey Missy , so good to hear from you, got your email too :))

hes just beautiful Tina and you'll be such a fun grandie.....

off to check out that classtoo sounds wonderful thanks for the link...

Jenxo said...

i meant to add that i spent new yeras day making stuff so it should be good year !!

cant get into that link either, its invite only (( xx

Peg said...

I hope your year is overflowing with joy (and not toilet water LOL)!! I hope there's some truth to that old adage - our New Year's Day was spent getting ready for a trip, and then heading out on the first leg - now that I could do all year!!!

Leslie said...

It sounds like your year is off to a good start! How nice of you to help out the kids. I am sure it was appreciated!

Kohl is a cutie patootie!

Peggy Alborn said...

Love your pages!

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