Sunday, March 26, 2017

Peppers and Onions

My goodness, I about let Sunday Sketches and Paint Party Fridy just slip by me. I have an excuse....

I leave in the morning for a trip to the beach. It will be a bit cool but that's okay. I will love just watching the ocean come and go and hear the waves crashing even in the dead of night. What peacefulness.

My art work this week includes:
          
                                                                  A Pepper in pastels


                                                     
                                                              and Onions in watercolor



I will think of you all while I am lollygagging around on the beach!! Well, I will try! 

Friday, March 24, 2017

I'm Whining...

It's been a disturbing week. Let me tell you all about it. Oh geez, you say, just what I need.. someone else's problems. Sorry, just need a shoulder to cry on. And, I think the folks over at Willy Nilly Friday and Five On Friday have that shoulder!! Come over and visit them. They'd love it.

1. Nothing is worse than an aching tooth. Well, not that I can think of right now. And, that's what I have.

2. I had a good dentist and he up and retired on me. How could he do such a thing?

3. I thought the lively young lady who took over his practice would work out fine. Boy, was I mistaken.

4. Tuesday I had a crown removed and a temporary one put on so I can prepare for a tooth pulling. It wasn't hurting until she put that temporary one on. And, now my lip is all 'chewed' up and hurting like crazy. It was swollen but has gone down now. She kept me in the chair twice as long as needed. She had me confused about the upcoming tooth pulling. The assistant jammed the suction tube against my gum so hard I could feel it cutting (and believe me, the jaw was NUMB) and so much more. I was upset.

5. Children to the rescue. Shirley (she's the middle daughter) and Michael (my only son) put their heads together and made plans. Shirley got me in to see her dentist the next day!! Imagine that. I'd waited 2 1/2 months on the other one to see me. And, I now have a new dentist. 

               Now, I've gotten that off my chest. Aren't you glad I am through whining? 



                                 Okay, I am all ears now... You can unload on me. I will listen.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Whatyoumacallit

When our group from my apartment complex went out to lunch not long ago I was drawn to this odd piece of machinery which was sitting on the sidewalk outside the restaurant. I have no idea what it is or what it was used for. Do any of you?

Joining in Tuesday's Treasures


This is a shot of the long 'handle' or 'tongue' or whatever it's called.