Friday, November 21, 2008

Gobble Gobble

Well, its coming, its almost here, Thanksgiving! I love it because right after I get to decorate for Christmas. I love how Ronell has already decorated for Christmas but I have to wait. I don't want one holiday to overrun the other. My family is all coming this year, to be with mom, it should be alot of fun and very noisy! I recieved a challenge in one of my painting groups, they posted the head of a turkey, quite ugly by the way. No wonder they lose their heads. I thought I would take a few minutes and paint it last night. As I painted this little song started to come out of my mouth. It was a song from long ago, a school play that our youngest daughter was in. I sat and sang and painted. Jennifer said it was very creepy! LOL

Here's the picture, I challenge everyone to paint their own version of this goobler for Thanksgiving. Then post your link here, let us know how to come and see it! Here is the song... beware cuz its pretty catchy.

Gooble Gooble Gooble, Fat Turkey Fat Turkey
Gooble Gooble Gooble, Fat Turdeys are we
We're not here for living, we're here for Thanksgiving
Gooble Gooble Gooble Fat Turkeys are we!
Happy Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Christmas cards

Its that time again, even with so much going on I still really want to paint my own Christmas cards again this year. I think its so much fun to send cards that I have designed and printed myself. With the limited time I have had I haven't been really thinking about Christmas. Besides the fact that anything Christmasy that I might want to paint is still packed away until after Thanksgiving! Jennifer happened to find Pee Wee's Christmas dog collar as she was cleaning out her drawers the other day. When I saw it laying on her dresser I jumped all over it, its the closest thing to Christmas colors I have seen. Here is the little bells that are coming off of the collar. I might try some cookie cutter too, I should be able to find those!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Time slips away

My mom came down to stay with Jennifer so Randy and I could go to Houston. She got sick the day she arrived and after 2 911 calls and several trips to the hospital they finally admitted her and did some test. They found a mass in her abdomen and needless to say we have all been very upset and worried. After almost 2 weeks in the hospital I got to bring her home tonight. She is so weak and thin. They are going to let her try and build up some strength and then in a few weeks do a biopsy of the mass. They are not sure if its cancer or just a fibrous tumor but it is around the main arteries in her body and her kidneys. I haven't painted or drawn or done much of anything except just take care of her, and be with her. I have had family flying in and flying out, its been crazy. Its during these times that we remember how short our lives really are. We remember the things that are truly important and the things that aren't. We patch up silly family squabbles and overlook each others imperfections. Its a time when we all rally to support each other and be there to comfort. I am often amazed at how in the best of times people can be very ugly, selfish, petty and small yet in the hardest of times they can be generous, warm, loving and supportive to each other. Is it any wonder why God allows the hard times to come? I am praying that God gives her many many more healthy years with us, we all love her so much.
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