Sunday, January 15, 2012

Silver Liningness Sunday

Happy Sunday! Time for a little silver liningness reflection...

First of all, this week I got a blogger award.  Now I know these things float around all over the blogosphere, but whenever I get one, I still get the warm fuzzies.  Sharing this one, however, requires a confession of sorts. 

I have another blog.

But, it's NOTHING to me!  I don't even refer to it as a blog.  It's just something that happened over the summer when I needed some.. some.. RELEASE.  

I had all these paintings and drawings laying around, and I wanted to have my own place to organize and categorize them, so I made this page for them.  That's all it was, I SWEAR.   But then some other artsy people started to visit, and so I started to visit their artsy places, and the few of us could just geek out on each others' techniques and ... well... there you go.  One of my "others" gave me this Candle Lighter Award this week. 

This award belongs to those who believe, who always Survive the day and those who never stop Dreaming, for those who cannot quit, for those who keep trying and if you’re in this catergory, you are Entitiled to this Award.

Anyway, I got it from my artsy friend, Cha, and I rather liked the sentiment behind it because sometimes, we can be our own worst critics.  I know I can, anyway. 

And speaking of other blogs, I wanted to share this great recipe I tried this week for pork ribs and saurkraut.  I got it from a food blog and I didn't save the link because I was pretty sure I could make it again from memory (I'm all about the simple).  I was looking for it this morning to link here.  There are a crap load of food blogs, let me just say!  If I ever find that recipe again, I'll give the link.

But anyway, the Real Food Project of 2012 continues.  My testers declared this recipe a keeper and I will make it again - from memory.

In movie news, I made it through Fast Five, the fifth  freaking  installment from "The Fast and the Furious" franchise.  I have now seen all five movies, and I'm pretty sure I've seen the first one more than once.  Vin Diesel aside, I know I am not the target audience for these movies.  I only mention it here because I think this makes me worthy of some award for testosteral tolerance. 

Yesterday, Chaco had some birthday money burning a hole in his pocket, so the five of us took a trip up to Denver for some big city slicking.  It was a nice little trip - weather-wise, traffic-wise, all-around-wise.  Well, except for getting pulled over by the Sherrif's department on the drive home, but that's for later...  Good thing for paint-a-horse rehab, and  now I'm better for it.


  1. Ooooh. Another nice shiny award. Didn't realize you were moonlighting over on another blog. Don't know how you keep up with two sites, I can barely keep up with my one. You've definitely got my vote for the blogger award.

    And Fast Five was about what I was expecting. I'm waiting for F&F 6 - Wheel Chair races.

  2. Congrats on your award! Your artwork and words certainly do qualify you for it.

    Jake is a major fan of those Fast/Furious movies, and so I've seen my share. I have to admit, even though they're not my typical fare, I love 'em.

  3. Oooooo... Coming out of the closet a little. :)

    I wonder what the course of my life would have been if my three "princesses" (lol) had been born princely boys. Would my blood pressure be lower or higher? Hmmmm...

    Which of your 4 princes (well, 2) got pulled over... or was it the lone princess? I'll be waiting for the post.

  4. Congratulations on being recognized with an award by your artsy peers! :)

  5. Anita - It was actually the "Queen", and that's all I wanna say right now...

  6. I thought about my "title" mistakes after I hit enter; i.e. Queen and King.

    Sooo, Queenie, it was you. Ah hah!

  7. I wondered if you were two timing us with another blog. Somehow I received a link to it, and checked it out, and I THOUGHT the picture looked like you, but you didn't mention a whole lot of art in this blog, so I just didn't know.... Thanks for clearing up my confusion. :) I hope there's a silver lining behind the sherrif story... you can't just leave us hanging....

  8. You commented on my blog that you painted - and now you give a link to some of your work! Excellent!

    You are really good and have a distictive style - the Red Baron particularly appeals to me.

    Thanks for sharing!