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- hi all… writing from hotel computer..just got here.. thank goodness they have one! yeah… made it here, game in 3 hrs… and…
Thank you Kathryn for the nudge!!!!! I don't know what my message says… not going to my email here.. gotta hurry.. ha… but know it's a good kickstarter! :-)
now… Nancy.. we did it! yippee.. will click that little package in a min… we got on road this morning and I didn't even once think about my computer… blahhumbug! sorry!
now, my old tradition to rekindle.. will be… to start meeting my sweetie at the door when he gets in from work.. daily… I used to, but have got out of the habit---tradition… :-) dc done!
maybe I'll think of a old better one for a yearly or something thing.. later…
On trip up we passed lots of gorgeous pine trees.. their limbs cloaked in heavy sleeves of billow white.. the snow came and went.. we had good road whole trip…
now… off…. hope all has a great weekend!! March 8, 2014 at 23:53 UTC
Show moreDarrell L. and others posted 4 replies.
Karen L. replied March 9, 2014 at 4:00 UTC:
That's such a wonderful tradition that I may have to do something similar because he usually gets home before me but maybe I will greet him with a kiss when I get in the door. Have a wonderful trip and peaceful evening.
Patti C. replied March 9, 2014 at 4:20 UTC:
So glad you made it there safely!!! Ohhhh.....I hope your grandson's team goes really far!! Have fun watching the kids play!
Love, love, love the starting of the old tradition again! I bet hubby will love it too!!!
Blessed Sunday to you and hubby!!!:)*HUGS*
- Vicki.. you handed me smiles, thank you for the words about you little Yorkie guy.. 2 years.. you must've really had a bond, yes, I think I'll still be looking for the lil' miss priss for a long time too. :-)
Ahhhh seems easier if exhale thru mouth, and hear 'whisper' in throat… but, I did the slow inhales, exhales thru nose.. felt relaxing. DC Done.
and thank you to all who've sent me such a heart hug.. I appreciate you all!
Now… my senior citizen class yesterday.. what a hoot…
To start with, they were gabbing and yacking all around the class.. not paying much attention to me when I walked in…, .shoot, they were not paying ANY attention to me…
so I began to make silent words and over-exaggerated arm and hand gestures, talking with my hands flapping.. pointing and looking surprised.. I acted like I was really intent on something important.. mouthing SILENT words like.. 'and then… what do you think? (as I shrugged my shoulders with wide eyes looking right at everyone, who had begun to stop talking and were gawking at me in silence as they realized they had been babbling awhile..
Then the laughter started and they got quiet and sit in their seats… heeheee…
First thing I asked them…" Do you have time to paint at home.?".
followed by chorus girl line of… high pitched whine.. "Ohhh noooo!" and they went on to give reasons of.. dishes, cooking.. washing… feel guilty to have mess on table… etc etc.
Then I had them cut 6 pieces of paper from one large sheet watercolor paper.. so, around 4x5's inch sizes or so..
then told them.. "Have these papers ready, get your paints a little wet and ready to paint with, use a medium size brush , no small ones.. and DO NOT do anything till I turn you loose." and then, I waited till everyone was ready with brush.. then told them.
"You will have one minute to paint the word I am going to give ya'll. I'll let you know last 15 seconds but when I say 'stop', that painting goes to dry, you get another from stack.. I'll give you a second word to paint…"
And they groaned and looked 'deer-in-headlights look. But these gals have a determination of an ant after the whole enchilada, not the crumb… their glazed eyes went to fire.. that "I can do" look…
hands gripped brushes..
and I gave them the word, "Freedom" … countdown 60 seconds.. stop, ready.. word.. "Migration"… 60 seconds..stop, ready, "Claustrophobia" and on through 3 more words.. then they stopped and I had them all hold up each painting at same time so all could see the wide varied 60 min paintings of.. feelings. Lots and lots of talk.. lots of.. "but it's not finished yet.. "and lots of.. "I love it un-finished, I see it finished to me" from the on-lookers. Lots and lots of. . "I love the abstract of it!!"
And so I think each person got a lot out of how others see our work.. so many different points of views from so many backgrounds and feelings… a great little exercise!
Then I looked at them and spoke loud and clear… "You've each just painted 6 paintings in less than 7 minutes total time.. total.. so ya think you might have time to paint…?" heehee….
and we went on to settle down into painting a larger painting.. they choose to paint from one of my demos I did for them the week before.. window sills and flowers.. loose and free, a fun little painting, in fact I'm matting it for the art walk tonight. it will go in a 20x16 mat.. nice size.
and I'm blabbering again so will hush… Nancy, day 4 and tomorrow we'll wrap this one in the bag, stick it to a flat rock and skip it across the ocean! heehee…
then, Sweetie and I are off to Regional basketball games tomorrow night.. yippee… even if they do not make it to state finials.. goodness… they are a super young team, and have done so great already! I'm tickled peachy for them! ahhh life is good.. yeppers it is…. so glad I do not suffer from amnesia… :-)
love to all!!!!
Wanda ought to be doing pretty good now.. from the 1st surgery.. please lets all keep her in our prayers as she follows this path.. and we each need to have our water to sip no matter where we are.. sip sip sip… walk walk walk… I didn't do so well last week… weight watchers… but I know I nibbled too much… this week will be better! I'm close to minus 8.. and I'll claim that.:-D
Thank you dearly again for all the kind words and thoughts.. much much appreciation.. March 7, 2014 at 17:15 UTC
Show moreMaya W. and others posted 11 replies.
Cherine K. replied March 8, 2014 at 8:04 UTC:
Hi ya'll… a great Art Walk and nearly all my class gals came by to visit too!, saw a lot of folks who hadn't been out in a couple months, and some new ones too… sold lots cards and a repeat client fell for my little pony on a hill gazing at stars.. a whimsical! So, she put it on layaway.. I told her to take that critter home, but she wanted me to keep it with the sold sign on him.. till she comes back in, after measures her spaces.. this was 1st time she'd been in since having to place her hubby in a place he can be watched better.. sad… but she did say he was happy there and visited with some of the others like old school mates.. even though he doesn't remember his own home.. he always had a grin for me when they came together to the art walks last fall..
I wish we could all get together and paint!!! The manager of the Botanical gardens came by with his family.. and still wants to take private lessons from me.. I told him… I'd come to the gardens and we could get some lessons in, during his lunch time since he's so pressed for time.. he grinned ear to ear.. his kids and wife told him.. "Do it!!" great support group he has!! so, maybe , time will tell… I think this time of year is super busy there, I gave him a quick demo with my inks.. and water tonight and he left with drool and a spark in his eyes!!! hahaha!!!! He has been bit by the bug , now if he'll just admit it… he will do great! LOL
ahhh… I gotta get some sleep, we are headed in rain or snow.. or both tomorrow, for CO and my g'kid's basketball games.. smiling all the way! will be a quick dc in the morning.. but, will get it done! they better have mine posted for me to do… hummm….
Nancy, one more day and we can do the can-can dance!!!
Vickie A. replied March 8, 2014 at 8:26 UTC:
What an inspired class you had. It reminds me of what Natalie Goldberg would do with her writing class. She would say, Now write about your grandma's teeth..10 minutes.. you got them thinking. I am so sorry to hear about your baby. She stayed along as long as she could. It was time to go. I am sure she didn't want to leave. She has left a spot in your heart that only she can feel. She is still with you. ♥ Hugs!!!
- Ladies, ya'll are special…, I have been on the run all day… class and meetings, nearly dosed off in my chair.. and my brain feels static today.. anyway, just now getting to my Dc, and this computer was filled with such kind words of encouragements from you.. thank you each so much! Vicki, Nancy, Jill, Glenda, Patti and Maya… I did this stretch, arched back like a cat… a really good stretch and I needed that. DC done. Nancy, we already bounced off day 3!!! wheeee!
Okay… so my little dog tickled my mind today… I sit in my recliner, she always snuggled on one side and when I switched my knees from resting on the left.. to go right.. I reached for her.. to move her with me so she could snuggle on other side… but came up empty… funny how much some things we do are so ingrained in us after years.. we just do the movements without even thinking…
I opted to take it with a smile for my heart… now so sleepy.. off to bed, thank ya'll again.
I hope everyone has a warm Friday, it's Art Walk already tomorrow.. where oh where do the days run and hide? March 7, 2014 at 6:03 UTC
Show moreNorma C. and others posted 3 replies.
Cherine K. replied March 7, 2014 at 17:23 UTC:
thanks Norma, gosh, I actually got to todays post (Friday) before it got late too.. :-) Thanks everyone… so so so much!!!
Cymry R. replied March 7, 2014 at 21:48 UTC:
I'm glad Smidgen is close to your heart. She'll leave you slowly. No hurry to rush those memories away. Enjoy them.
- Vicki, Angela, I'm sending the colors of Thank You to each of you!! May you see something that brightens your day today that's so colorful you will wonder if I really did send them!! :0) …I did, I did! lol Vicki, I forgot to set out my water… now I will get it! thanks!! Also.. Wanda is in my heart and prayers as she comes through this new path..
DC-- I stood, I let arms loose to flop.. like a limp dishrag they were.. fists at the end.. loose ..and I twisted slow my torso.. the imaginary kids climbed aboard into the "Fist Flop..any kid's-tall-enough-ride" and I swung it to the right, swung it to the left.. each time a little wider and fists flapped my hips, all way to my back pockets by time this ended.. then I let them slowly come to a stop, the kids crawled out of my fingers all jittery and giggles… and I will go on about my day.. coffee and Dc… DC done. :-)
for you who keep me going here… I hope your day is blessed with lots of heart warmth.
We've had freezing days recently, my little old dog would make a shivered delivery to the yard a few times a day.. then I'd bundle her up in her pink blankie.. and she snuggled till warm, then kept snuggling anyway… well… yesterday the sun came out and calm filled the skies, little dog has been slipping quietly for the past month… she loves loves loves the "Sun Monster" and so, for the 1st day in ages, I took her out on her blanket to lay in the warm.. her title eyes told me she was soaking it in… in bliss.
I toted water hoses to and from the horse pens, filled all water tanks to the brim and did a few other chores in shirtsleeve smiles, going to check on Smidgin often, and turn her as she tended to lay in one position, a tiny glint of satisfied ease in her look.. yet yesterday was so hard… I knew…
This little thing who had my heart at her 4 weeks of age, then I brought her home a couple days before she turned 6 weeks.. she's been on so many road trips… we thought the basketball games a couple weeks ago would be her last.. she fooled us.. she made it to this last District champs" game, but of course, she opted to stay at the ranch, warm in her bed while we rooted at the games.
Home on pellet ice we came, cold outside..frigid.. but then, yesterday the warmth of a momma hen's nest under that sun.. she had her last outside Sun Monster tickle her dreams..
Quiet she left us around midnight, I had been petting her tiny eye lids.. her sweet head..… , peaceful.. sleeping… she faded.. she rests on the hill overlooking the garage.. sunshine can reach her spot.. and we can't help but see the rocks on the little hill when the garage door opens.. where we will pack her memories each time we go on another road trip.. … I don't even try to plug any leaks today….
I have the tiny class today, guess I'll work on something for the ladies…
Please pet any pets that might claim you.. they really do refill our hearts when needed, and we don't even know it sometimes…
aghhhh,,, okay… onward… stiff lip and a smile… today it freezes.. snow falls light and rain sent forth her ice earlier… it was so nice the little pup angels prepared a warm day yesterday…. it was a good day to go find a soft cloud.. March 5, 2014 at 16:22 UTC
Show moreVicki F. and others posted 12 replies.
Nancy H. replied March 6, 2014 at 18:12 UTC:
I love your heart and soul. All is well with Smidgen now :o)
Viv H. replied March 7, 2014 at 3:56 UTC:
Crying, tears won't stop, so very sorry, but you were the best friend she could have had. Wish I were close enough to hug you and cry with you, and share your memories. Take care my friend, there are a lot of folks sending you and Smidgin hugs
- Vicki, ahhh soaks to my hands, lotion, massage to my fingers.. sweeeeet! this sounds deeeeviiine!
and, I just drank more water.. thanks! heehee.. also, Wanda is front center in my prayers! thank you so for the nudge!
Nancy… yeahhhh… even with Aussie time, you caught me! hahaha!!! and day one.. we are off and running. slip-sliding around, yeeehawwww!
Patti, you are always so kind to remind me to slow down and rest.. with my sweetie.. and, yes, those roads were kinda slick, not as bad as down near Dallas though! We danced through that little snow flurry. :-)
Kathryn, ohmyyy.. loved loved the poem!! and I twisted and turned my hands and wrists.. did my Dc with extra smiles while thinking of ha'll's nudges!
I didn't need to set alarm.. I just did several of these.. still doing.. so easy and feels good too…
sorry this one short… and late… I've sit with my lil old pup near all day… as an artist who loves to create… it is so hard watching her softly fade….
hugs to all…. tomorrow is a new day…. March 5, 2014 at 4:03 UTC
Show morePatti C. and others posted 2 replies.
Norma C. replied March 5, 2014 at 16:01 UTC:
You know.....it's the end of their beautiful lives that is so difficult.....you wonder if all the pain is worth it.....and....it always is. I'm so sorry you both have to go through it but.....you do.....and you will......and your sweet pup knows you are there.....as always........there to the end. My hert goes out to you sweet friend.
Cymry R. replied March 6, 2014 at 3:57 UTC:
What a day you had. ♥
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