Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Two drawings down and one to go. Not a very good picture of the drawing, but I thought I'd try it instead of scanning it. I will scan it before I frame it though. ■ Yesterday it was warm - somewhere around 60 degrees, or so. In fact it was warm when we were unloading for the gig, but by 2:00 am the temperature had dropped and it was snowing. At least we didn't get much snow - not even enough to shovel. ■ Holly and Aaron drove to Louisville, KY today to see Libby. It's the only chance he'll get to see his sister before he has to go back to San Diego and the Navy. They'll be home tomorrow, but I'll probably be at work by the time they get here. ■ Time for bed. I'm sure Zoe is warming up my spot. ■
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Friday, December 26, 2008
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Yes, we're getting more snow. Some of the neighbors are on top of it, (that's Jac in the picture on the far right) and some of us aren't. I'll have to get out and shovel and try and keep up with it. ■ And just to make shoveling interesting I've got another gout attack in my right ankle. Now I get to see if the new med I've got will get rid of it. It's really (the med) supposed to be a preventative thing. ■ I've got a couple of drawings I'm working on and need to get done. Off I go. . . . . .
Monday, December 22, 2008
Boring . . . . . if not to you, then at least to me. I have too many pictures of our lovely dogs. And, I think, mostly in the same postitions --- lying on our couch. ■ I think I've got another gout attack (if that's what you call it???) My left ankle began hurting again last this afternoon. I just started on my "anti-gout" medication - but maybe too late to prevent this occurance. Ah, who knows? ■ The last 'out of state' Christmas drawing went out this morning. $27 odd was the cost for sending it. I only charge $15 for shipping. I don't intend to make money shipping, but I don't intend to lose it either. That's life. ■ Sold a bass guitar and bass amp today. That's good news. I wish I could sell 20 guitars and amps every day. ■ Just took my night-time meds. I don't think I can take any pain meds for my gout-infested-ankle yet, so I'll just have to live with it. I really detest having to take so many meds. ■ I still need to shop for Christmas . . . . . . stay with me . . . . . . . . .
Sunday, December 21, 2008
We received a Christmas card from Alanna and Bill. As you can see Alanna is using the drawing of her home for her cards. And, as you can see, their home graces the cover of my book. ■ And speaking of my book, I've got to look and see how many new drawings I've done since I last published. Business has been slow this year - yes, my business reflects the slowdown in our economy too. ■ Made chili this afternoon. Turned out pretty good. I was going to smoke the meat, as I usually do, but it was -5° (minus 5 degrees!) out and I said, "Nope, I'm not going out in this cold." At any rate the chili turned out well despite not smoking the meat. ■ I've got a split in my right-hand index finger. It kind of hurts to hold anything using that finger. I wonder what causes those splits. Yet something else to wonder about . . . . . .
Friday, December 19, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
This is a picture I took with my iPhone - at the patio door. You can see the snow we're received, but you can also see the reflection with our bear in the corner decorated with some white lights. Way over on the far right - about the middle of the photo - you can see the fire from the fireplace. Actually you can only see a couple of the small frames, but it is from our fireplace. ■ Our son flies home tomorrow. I can't wait to see him. It's been a long time. ■ New Year's Day: We're hosting brunch on New Year's Day. I've got to get the invitations out and the website built. I'm not lazy - just too much to do . .. . . . . . . . . . ... . . .
And our bandmate/photographer took around 130 pictures at our last gig. I'll have to get those up tomorrow - actually today since it's 12:40 am. ■ Sleep: I'm having a hard time getting to sleep. It used to be that I'd be able to close my eyes and 20 seconds later I'd be sleeping. Now I get tired, hop in bed and boom! - I'm awake - not sleepy. So I end up staring at the ceiling for an hour, give up and get up and on the pc - hoping that will get me sleepy. My sleep patterns have been changing. ■ Cold. Burrrrr. It's 8 degrees out. Way too cold for me. And we're going to have more of this cold along with some snow. Burrrr. ■
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Here's a quick picture I took with my iPhone this afternoon. That's one of the Rock-U bands performing. They were all very good. I took a number of pictures of the event, which I'll post on a web page for all to see. ■ Holly baked a full chicken in the oven tonight. Delicous. Mmmm . . . I want more, but I'll have to wait until tomorrow. ■ Into work early tomorrow. I've finished another drawing and need to matte, frame, and ship it. ■ Time for bed.
■ More later, or perhaps a post, or two from the recital.
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Music - that's kind of what you're looking at in this picture. What? Yup. That's someone playing the iphone ocarina. Looks like they're from somewhere around the midwest. And you didn't know that the iphone was also a musical instrument. Yup, it is. ■ I know I owe my readers a recording. I'll try and do one either tomorrow, or Tuesday and see if I can't post it on this blog. Got to figure out how to do that. ■ Got to get to bed. Night. . . . . .
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Our bass player called late this afternoon and asked if I wanted to ride with him up to Powers Lake, Wisconsin to deliver posters to the bar we're playing at next weekend. "Of course", I replied. Long-story-short --- we drove up there and dropped off the posters. They're supposed to have great burgers there, so I think we'll go up early and eat dinner before the gig. That's a quick picture of the outside of the bar. It's a nice place with friendly folks. It should be a fun gig. ■ It's cold here. 18º and dropping. Old man winter flipped the switch here on December 1st. ■ Our daughter is back in the Chicago area for a baby shower tomorrow. We'll get to see her them. Can't wait. ■ It's late and I'm ready to hit the hay. ■
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Here in Cary, Illinois and the environs - not in the picture. That's a drawing of a home in NC that's been finished for some time, but lost contact with the customer. ■ And, yes, snow. Not much, but enough to make driving for folks around here slippery. ■ Terry sent me pictures from the gig this past Saturday, but I haven't had time to get them put up on the Bullfrog site. Gotta get that done. ■ Bedtime . . . . . .
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Had to get a current picture of the bear into the blog. ■ December 1st came and with it came cold weather and snow. Burrr . . . . I'm not ready for this. ■ The gig this past Saturday was ok. Not a whole lot of people, but the folks there enjoyed the music. Lots of compliments on our playing. ■ The scanner I ordered came today. I've got to get that setup and running. Lots to do. ■