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K Taylor-Green
10-10-2005, 11:13 AM
Good morning all! It's Monday again, and time for our new weekly chat thread.
This is where we visit and talk about our lives, kids, families, jobs, and pets.

The Fall/Pumpkin/Halloween thread has a lot of good work in it, with time for lots more. If you have a yen to paint something with an Autumn flavor, like pumpkins, :eek: check it out.

Artistammy
10-10-2005, 11:58 AM
I'm feeling crumby with a cough & congestion & not much energy for anything. Thus here I am enjoying WC. I had a good weekend with working on my dog portrait & going to an art show. I went in spite of not feeling good & the rain because there aren't very many shows where I live. This is a nature art show without a booth fee so maybe I might try to be in it next year.
Tammy

CM Neidhofer
10-10-2005, 12:18 PM
First snow!!! :eek: Nobody likes it, but there's always something exhilerating about the first snow. :D :wave:

Christine

E-J
10-10-2005, 12:34 PM
Christine, nobody likes it? I LOVE the snow!! I live in a small town and don't drive, so I'm always the first to be jumping up and down like a 5-year-old when the white stuff descends. That said, it's an unusually sunny, warm day today considering we're in October so I won't rush to trade weather with you just yet :)

I've had a sore, stiff neck and haven't painted for a couple of days. I do have a dog portrait I'd like to try, though, and hope to make a start on that tonight.

Tammy, sounds as if you had a successful weekend, so don't feel too bad about taking a bit of a break to get over your cough.

CM Neidhofer
10-10-2005, 12:38 PM
I love it too, E-J! :clap: :clap:

Piper Ballou
10-10-2005, 04:38 PM
christine, I heard that colorado might get some snow....I am not a snow person at all, but love the pictures.

Just a quick hello to everyone, I will be back later
piper

K Taylor-Green
10-10-2005, 08:55 PM
I am so not ready for snow. It never knows when to quit around here, along with subzero
temps........yuck. But the pictures are pretty!
Chill and rainy here. Foggy this morning. Supposed to be up in the 70's the rest of the week. I'm going to enjoy it while I can.

I'm being lazy and don't want to hunt for the Atlas. Can anyone tell me how far it is between Raleigh NC and Charleston SC? My geography sucks.

Trilby
10-10-2005, 09:05 PM
Hi all, After working my lil heart out on our Art In The Park, I crashed for 14 hours and awoke with congestion, post nasal drip, coughing and runny eyes--my annual October crude that I presume is allergy. I never remember to factor it in and am always caught by surprise. I've alternated between very long stuffy naps and sessions at the drawing board. I fall asleep at the computer so am way behind on commenting on everyone's fine new works. I do check them out. I'm on our Association's gallery schedule to be June's featured artist. I'm excited. It will be fun to see my body of work hung all in one place. Lots to do before then. Lots to do before next month's judged show too! I have to finish "The Young Fancy Dancer and get him framed up proper. And yikes Christmas is barreling down upon us. Where in the world has this year sped to? I've signed up for a watercolor workshop in November about doing flowers, the next day is one on landscapes, may sign for that one too. I keep thinking I'll do something in that medium again, but it was never my forte. There are a dozen or more clayboard etchings on the list, and a dozen pastels. Where do we go to get cloned?
Well, I'm ready for another nap. Everyone take care of themselves, enjoy the varying weather (still in the 80s here, cold at night though), paint and have a good week. I may not be posting comments, but I'll be checking on everyone.
TJ

CM Neidhofer
10-10-2005, 10:04 PM
I'm being lazy and don't want to hunt for the Atlas. Can anyone tell me how far it is between Raleigh NC and Charleston SC? My geography sucks.

About 420 miles :)

K Taylor-Green
10-10-2005, 11:04 PM
About 420 miles :)
Thanks Christine! you're a doll!

HarvestMoon
10-11-2005, 09:43 AM
My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Pakistan, Kashmir, and India as they deal with the terrible toll from the earthquake. Also the people of guatamala with the terrible landslide. I hope next year brings more world peace and less natural disasters as well!

My dane/lab mix and daughter's welsh corgi are attending dog school; so far they have not flunked out, although the big one outweighs all the other dogs in the school by double. He is great at 'drag your master'. They now use no choke chains, just clickers and treats if you catch them being good. I can't see how that will stop them from chasing goats if they get out, but we will see...

Have had fun arranging and re-arranging my pastels and doinig really quick sketches on cheap paper with my daughter. It is funny that the better my pastels, and right after getting a roll of wallis paper, it all seemed too expensive to touch, so I didn't. Now I am digging into the crumb box and cheap paper and just doing 10 minute sketches for fun.

E-J I have heard of snow LOL... a few years ago we had to take the kids to new mexico so they would know what it was... then it snowed (a little bit, not enough to do much with) here shortly after that. We just couldn't stand it though when they were thinking it must feel like marshmellows.

scall0way
10-11-2005, 10:07 AM
Well I'm sorry for those of you not feeling well. Tammy and TJ, I hope you are feeling great soon. I'm mostly fine though a bit sore today as I took a tumble in the park yesterday walking to work. I stepped on an acorn I didn't see and my feet rolled right out from under me and I came crashing down on the cement on my right shoulder! Nothing broken luckily, but I'm a bit sore and achy today so will see how the art lesson goes tonight.

Next Monday is my "red" art show so I spent a lot of the weekend trying to organize my house, as I'm having a little get-together for some friends and neighbors before the show. I'm the world's worst hostess. My house needs so much work on it. I spent Sunday afternoon replacing some of the bannisters that my dog Willow had chewed as a puppy. Since she is 9 now you see how quickly I get to some of my chores, LOL. Well I had tried to do it before but had only hand tools and it was a struggle. But now I have a drill and a power saw so it went much more quickly! I ended up missing the Sunday VPON session though. :(

Sometime in this fall it looks like I'll be heading down to NC when my dad has his surgery at Duke, but not quite sure when that will be. I'll have to organize a travel set of pastels so I can do some painting while I'm down there. :)

No snow yet here in NJ! It's coolish this week though, and rainy. That's okay, I don't mind rain. As long as the beastly heat of summer is gone I'm happy.

angecald
10-11-2005, 10:25 AM
LOL, Purples. They do feel something like marshmallows, I suppose. Tiny, cold marshmallows.

The first snow really is exciting, but still appalling when it comes in October. One year it snowed before Halloween here and it stayed. We had six months of winter. I hope it's just an early visit for you, Christine.

It certainly has been a terrible year for disasters. My daughter made me laugh by claiming that we have "the best climate in the world" here in Eastern Ontario. I reminded her that we only have two seasons - too hot and too cold. We're on a fault line for earthquakes. And remember that ice storm in 1998, when we had no electricity for eight days? She insisted that nothing ever happens here that can't be handled with a little patience and fortitude. They're inconveniences, not disasters. And I have to admit that's true. So, folks, come on and retire in Eastern Ont. Just bring your patience and fortitude with you. :D

I just saw a glimpse of blue sky. Nope, it's gone again. My sister is coming for lunch, and I was hoping it would be nice so we could walk in the park, but maybe it's going to be soup by the fire.

Have a nice day, everybody.

CM Neidhofer
10-11-2005, 10:31 AM
Take care, Debbie! Luckily, nothing's broken. I had a mishap like that about six years ago, only with some broken stairs. I ended up with a broken shoulder and had to have it replaced.


purples, I know what you mean about the kids and snow. My boys were born and raised in Florida. My oldest never saw snow until he was 18 and took a road trip with a friend of his to Virginia. He was just ecstatic when he got home...Mom! It snowed!! Had pictures of him and his friend making snow angles and throwing snowballs...was so funny to see them acting like little bitty kids!! My younger one never saw snow until we moved here to Colorado. We had a blizzard in March the first year we were here. The week before spring break no less! Another ecstatic kid, at 14!! Out in the yard making an igloo. I bought him a cheapy coaster sled thing. Our duplex was on a hill. Had a big bush next to the front porch with about two feet of snow on it. He decided he would jump on the sled on top of the bush, slide off the bush, down the hill and into the street. Next thing I hear...Mom...mom...mom!!!! Opened up the door and he's sitting down in the middle of the bush and can't get out!!!! LOL Guess I forgot to inform him how SOFT snow is!!! Guess you had to be here to see it, but I still crack up every time I think about it!!!

Christine :D

CM Neidhofer
10-11-2005, 10:36 AM
I hope it's just an early visit for you, Christine.




It is a little early, but not unusual. We usually get our first very cold, rainy weather, or big snow just before or on Halloween anyway. But Fall is returning this week, at least until the weekend again.

khourianya
10-11-2005, 11:44 AM
we've had our first dusting of snow here, but it is now rather lovely weather. Blue sky, mild temps and warm fall winds. It has been lovely for sketching outside - even though there are no leaves on the trees anymore. Winter will be here soon, but in the meantime, I shall enjoy the loveliness.

We went to lacombe this weekend for Thanksgiving and to Celebrate Kayden's birthday. Such a sweet lil guy. brave too. He took to sneaking up on Abner when the pup was occupied with his bone...and he would just crouch down and pet the dog while atching the TV. Abner turned around to give face kisses a couple of times, but beyond that was very well behaved. I think it is because Kayden isn't a squealer...so Abbers doesn't get riled up like he does with our other niece and nephew.

Speaking of the other niece and nephew - Auntie Cori is taking them to see Wallace and Grommitt tonight. Should be an adventure. Cama nd his brother want to go see Serenity (and I have no interest). I think they are taking bets that I will lose one of the kids at the theatre...I told them that I can handle a couple of kids so I guess we'll have to see what the story is like tomorrow!!!

well, back to work with me.

Khadres
10-11-2005, 12:29 PM
First snow!!! :eek: Nobody likes it, but there's always something exhilerating about the first snow. :D :wave:

Christine

Looks about the same as down here in the Springs...lots of broken trees, etc. but at least the roads weren't too bad. I'm not sure I'm ready for winter yet! Wahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

CindyW
10-11-2005, 01:12 PM
Wow....earth and its nature is sending its human occupants loud and clear calling cards.
Southwestern NH is going through flooding like it's never seen....towns with roads and bridges broken apart in bits and pieces....one can surely understand the devastation of Katrina and Rita when hit with something similar in your own backyard. I'm on the eastern side of NH so I've been fortunate so far to be far enough away. The news has shown the destruction nightly now and rain is still predicted here and there for the next 3-5 days.
I'm wishing all who are in the midst of these weather events across the US and the world much peace and strength.
Cindy

khourianya
10-11-2005, 01:17 PM
Yikes - I hope you continue to stay relatively dry, Cindy. It is times like this past couple of months that I am happy to be landlocked at a relatively high elevation...and no humidity. I hadn't heard anything of this at all - you'll certainly be in my thoughts.

There is a stupid road crew outside my window here at work that has been using a jcakhammer steadily for the past 2 hours. Another road crew just finished tearing up this road and re-paving..and now this crew is doing it again for a different reason. You'd think the city could coordinate it's road work so that water and electrical work could be done concurrently.

Alisa
10-11-2005, 01:38 PM
He decided he would jump on the sled on top of the bush, slide off the bush, down the hill and into the street. Next thing I hear...Mom...mom...mom!!!! Opened up the door and he's sitting down in the middle of the bush and can't get out!!!! LOL Guess I forgot to inform him how SOFT snow is!!! Guess you had to be here to see it, but I still crack up every time I think about it!!!

Christine :D

this struck me as so funny! Be sure when he is grown to tell the story a lot LOL

Anyone know how to deal with getting skunked? Dino dog got sprayed, and right in our yard so the smell is everywhere...I'm living in a stink wave! I washed him with lemon juice, dish soap and baking soda and it at least took the worst of the odor out. You can only smell it if you stick yer face close to his fur. I put "odor away" oil all over the house...but the thing is the smell is all over the yard and keeps seeping in. I opened a window on the "clean" side of the house.

Any advice appreciated for getting the stink out the house!

Alisa aka Stinky ...really is one of my nicknames LOL.

Orchidacea
10-11-2005, 01:50 PM
Cindy--where are you in NH? I lived in Dover and Kingston for years. I get so "homesick" for NH, now that I'm living back here where I was born and raised in western NY, lol. I'd heard about the NH flooding--it sounds terrible. I guess this is the year Nature makes us sit up and take notice!

We're having a period of cool, gloomy, rainy weather...but I really can't complain because it's been unseasonably warm until now, and we remain free of natural disasters in this part of the country. The strangest thing is that the leaves have been so late in changing this year--I always thought that was dependent on day length, but apparently temperature also has an effect.

Agnes, we have about the same weather pattern here as you describe, lol...though we probably get more snow here on the southern shore of Lake Ontario, due to the dreaded "lake effect". Our major threats are earthquakes (not very likely) and ice storms. I can't say that I love the weather here, but at least we're pretty safe. I'm still planning to move to Hawaii at my earliest opportunity!

I can't believe I just went on for three paragraphs about the weather*sigh*. I do find weather a fairly compelling topic, lol...and I love hearing what the weather is doing in all these far-flung parts of the continent (and the world). It's one of the things I love about WC--so many people from so many different places. As someone who has never had a chance to travel, I just love hearing about it all!

khourianya
10-11-2005, 01:57 PM
Alisa - I always heard that if your dog got sprayed that you should bathe them in tomatoe juice (I probably wouldn't recommend it if it was a white dog, though).

As for the residual smell in the house..try those odor absorbing things. I think they are called "Air Sponge" They come in a small plastic margarine-like tub and can be found in most pet sections as well as the air freshener section. We have sugar gliders as pets and they tend to give off a skunk-like odor - these air sponges really hep (along with a weekly cleaning and sanitizing of their cage). With all of our various pets, we usually have 3 or 4 of these around the house. :)

Alisa
10-11-2005, 02:24 PM
Thankyou cori, what's a sugar glider? I am picturing slugs.

I have seen the air sponge you are talking about at the local hardware store, so I know exactly where to go and get it. Seems like it had an orange or citrus scent.

Alisa

khourianya
10-11-2005, 02:32 PM
http://www.sugargliderinfo.com/
http://www.sugarglider.net/

hardly slug-like...just cute, furry, marsupials.

Khadres
10-11-2005, 02:59 PM
....cute, furry, STINKY marsupials! There always has to be a down side, doesn't there? Sighhhhhhhhh.

Alisa
10-11-2005, 02:59 PM
omg, they are so so CUTE! Still browsing the photo gallery, thanks for the links.

Alisa

Alisa
10-11-2005, 03:04 PM
....cute, furry, STINKY marsupials! There always has to be a down side, doesn't there? Sighhhhhhhhh.



but but Khadres....so cute!

Can't smell as bad as what my dog rolls in ...skunk aside! LOL.

Alisa

khourianya
10-11-2005, 03:06 PM
lol - now that we found that using Yesterdays news litter in teh very bottom of their cage, curbs the main smell and makes it smell more like corn husks, I am fine having that cage in the otehr half of the basement!!!

angecald
10-11-2005, 05:24 PM
Alisa, we had a white cat once that managed to get skunked every other week. He was always pink from tomato juice. That does work, but the results were no better than you report getting with the lemon juice. (That's a lot of lemons to squeeze, though! :) ) If you can only smell him from close up, you've done all you can do. That residual stink will stay for weeks.

For us, the smell in the yard just went away after a few hours. Inside, I would try Febreeze on anything your dog touched and Oust as a room spray. They're the most effective products I've found for animal odours in general, but I haven't tried them on skunk. Vinegar might be good, too.

Best of luck.

Orchidacea
10-11-2005, 05:49 PM
Alisa, I'm sure I saw products at PetSmart or PetCo that were designed specifically for removing skunk odor from pets. Probably overpriced, but most of those enzyme-based products are pretty effective.

As to the lingering odor in the sir---I dunno what to tell you. We had a spraying incident right outside our front windows one year, and the stench lingered for days...it was nauseating! Good luck!

michellej
10-11-2005, 05:53 PM
Hi,
Hoping tha I might join in on your weekly scumble:)

khourianya
10-11-2005, 05:56 PM
Of course - Welcome Greta! This is where we all share a bit of our outside lives with each other. Feel free to tell us about yourself so we can get to know you better.

CindyW
10-11-2005, 05:58 PM
Kim, I live in Sandown! We saw a house in Dover we almost bought instead of Sandown but we're closer to work here. The house prices are insane here now, quite unbelieveable. On my way to work, I drive by a mortgage specialist on 121a south in Plaistow who has a huge video sign displaying the latest houses in the area and the lowest I've seen lately is $369,900 for a small cape in the 6 town area. Too scary. How the heck can anyone afford such prices?
Ain't it great to be able to connect with so many all over the world in an instance? I am constantly in awe of the technology. It might have to do with trying to slow down life and actually "taste" some of what I live each day instead of flying through and losing days upon days of my life to getting the list checked off daily. And I do that, anyways, but at least I try to smell the roses and one of the roses is visiting here with so many great people!
Cindy

CindyW
10-11-2005, 05:59 PM
Cori, do the little critters fly around in your home? or are they in the cage with you taking them out every so often?

khourianya
10-11-2005, 06:03 PM
lol...not really. when we take them out - the will glide back and forth between things (and between me and Cam). One night, in our old place, right after we brought Emo (the baby) home - they got out of the cage and Liko (the older one) came looking for cam. Freaked me out when cam woke me up to tell me Liko was sitting on the headboard watching me sleep!!!

Kitty has gliders too...she said her son can take them out in the yard and they will climb a tree and then glide right back down to his chest! I don't know if ours are trustworthy enough for that. I'd be afraid they would want to live in the tree forever.

michellej
10-11-2005, 06:11 PM
Thanks Cori,

I live in the Caribbean so we don't have to worry about snow, but the heat is unbearable just now. All I want to do when I get home is take up residence under the shower.
I am a single parent just now (divorced) with one beautiful daughter who fancies that she'll be an artist and art teacher like her mom.
I try to divide my time between her and the painting (not always successful):o

Alisa
10-11-2005, 06:28 PM
angelcald LOL....poor pink kitty! Will get some febreeze too, love that stuff and I'm out of it.

Kim, the lasting odor outside....boy we got that! The sun is out today so maybe that will help. I think the slow constant rain drizzle we have around here made it worse.


thankyou for the input everyone, much appreciated....have a shopping list going and this will make it tolerable now.

CindyW
10-12-2005, 01:15 AM
Hi Greta! Have fun here, it sure is a great place!

Ok, just recapping the evening and kinda teed off....I thought I'd have something new to post and share over on a studio thread but I reworked it and reworked it and it's still far from done. It's a turquoise water scene from The Bath's in St. Johns, VI, and the paper is NOT Wallis so it won't hold all the layers of colors I want to add. Blah. Enough for tonight. I had wanted to get this painting done for this weekend when we go to western NY near Buffalo to my husband's sister's. It was a present for her that I should have finished long ago. She's been patient. I've been antsy to finish and now I want to scrap it because of the lack of flexibility of the paper but I am determined!! to finish it and make the best of it because I've put in some time on this one. Quite challenging to make paper work that doesn't quite live up to expectations that I now have with Wallis. Well, anyway, I hope to share it with you all before too long, good or not so good.

More rain is expected for the next couple days. Andover, Mass, is now on a flood watch for the Merrimack River near the Shawsheen Plaza, in case anyone knows that area. How is the snow for you all in Colorado? Sooz and Christine? I hope you're doing ok!

Cindy

Kathryn Wilson
10-12-2005, 09:12 AM
I'm being lazy and don't want to hunt for the Atlas. Can anyone tell me how far it is between Raleigh NC and Charleston SC? My geography sucks.

It's about a six hour drive - are you coming to Raleigh? Whatcha gonna do?

Kathryn Wilson
10-12-2005, 09:16 AM
Sometime in this fall it looks like I'll be heading down to NC when my dad has his surgery at Duke, but not quite sure when that will be. I'll have to organize a travel set of pastels so I can do some painting while I'm down there. :)

Let me know when you are coming! If we can't get together, I can at least point you to some good places to paint. Also, Art in the Carolinas in November - a huge trade and workshop show that Jerry's Artarama puts on twice a year.

Kathryn Wilson
10-12-2005, 09:23 AM
We're having a period of cool, gloomy, rainy weather...but I really can't complain because it's been unseasonably warm until now, and we remain free of natural disasters in this part of the country.

I'm still planning to move to Hawaii at my earliest opportunity!

What out for those volcanos and lava flows! Every part of the earth seems to have it's special brand of nastiness.

When I lived in western NY, I didn't appreciate how calm the weather can be. Rain is gentle and long - not huge downpours. Snow falls gently and with warning and the road crews are stupendous. Ice storms can be tricky on the very hilly terrain of lake country - but you learn to stay home.

And I miss the fall color and the grape harvest!

CM Neidhofer
10-12-2005, 11:29 AM
How is the snow for you all in Colorado? Sooz and Christine? I hope you're doing ok!

Cindy

Hi Cindy. Snow's all gone in my neck of the woods. Seemed to melt away as fast as it came. Had more rain than snow. Did get about 4" of snow, but again, it's all gone. Falls' returning for the rest of the week at least.

Christine

khourianya
10-12-2005, 11:30 AM
I took Maddy and PArker (Cam's niece and nephew) to see Wallace and Gromit last night. Really cute movie. SOme of the humour was a bit adult for their 2 and 4 year old minds, but they still had fun...laughing whenever people in the theatre laughed. After the movie, we played the vending machines (meaning I gave them each a quarter and showed them how to turn the knob) and then we got our photos taken in one of those 3 min photo booths. They had never done that before so were quite thrilled to get a photo of themselves with their Auntie Cori. Then it was off to the bookstore until Cam andhis brother came out of their movie. All in all a very fun evening for everyone.

Cam and his brother were quite skeptical that I could handle the 2 kids on my own. I told them not to be. I used to nanny when I was in high school and was once one of the more sought after babysitters in our small town. I've dealt with bullies and troublemakers, as well as temper tantrums and spoiled brats...Maddy and Parker are nothing compared to some of the hellions I have had the lack of pleasure to have dealt with! The only time I faltered at all was trying to coordinate getting them both onto the escalator to go back into the mall after the movie. That was a bit difficult since they were both scared of it. Other than that - all went smoothly.


After I got out of the theatre, my throat got really sore again and now I am feeling quite yucky. It is worse than last week almost...I'm hoping it is just a short-term thing and will be gone soon!

K Taylor-Green
10-12-2005, 12:34 PM
It's about a six hour drive - are you coming to Raleigh? Whatcha gonna do?
Gonna be in Charleston next Sept. for the Army Reunion. Hoping to work out something where you and I can get together.

Greta, Welcome to the Scumble! Don't be shy. This is about the only place we can get to know each other. We need some new friends.

Alisa, I used carpet deodorizer on Raven when he rolled in a dead skunk! He pouted for days, but it really helped.

CindyW
10-12-2005, 12:41 PM
Ooh, yah, I see how an escalator could be scary for kids!
We're heading to western NY for a 4 day weekend to see family and we're supposed to see Wallace and Grommit at the drive-in with 3 small kids! Apparently, they have an outdoor area for kids in case they get antsy. Never done this before but we'll see how it goes!
Hope you feel better, Cori.
Christine, glad to hear you get a bit more Fall time! I do like snow but when Fall is shortlived, it's kind of a bummer. I love that crisp air and the smell of leaves and cool earth to stick around a little longer.
Cindy

Ron Biggs
10-12-2005, 12:45 PM
Hi All, just stopped for a coffee and thought I'd pop in and say hello.

Every part of the earth seems to have it's special brand of nastiness.

When I lived in western NY, I didn't appreciate how calm the weather can be. Rain is gentle and long - not huge downpours. Snow falls gently and with warning and the road crews are stupendous. Ice storms can be tricky on the very hilly terrain of lake country - but you learn to stay home.

Bad weather seems to be the norm these days, we've already had floods in the north of England, and it's only just Autumn. What's it going to be like when winter hits.


I took Maddy and PArker (Cam's niece and nephew) to see Wallace and Gromit last night. Really cute movie. SOme of the humour was a bit adult for their 2 and 4 year old minds, but they still had fun...laughing whenever people in the theatre laughed.

Hi Cori, not sure if this reached your news networks but the makers of Wallace and Gromit had a fire at their warehouse and lost most of their props.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/bristol/4329426.stm

Hope your feeling better soon.


Have a good day all, have to go back to work know.

khourianya
10-12-2005, 12:58 PM
yep - I'd heard about the fire. It seems as though the most valluable things were stored elsewhere, so that is lucky. I'm looking forward to reading the investigators report on the fire...

CindyW
10-12-2005, 08:00 PM
Hey, you all....I am not sure I can ask about this here but it is a scumble and doesn't have to be art related, yah?
Well, I was going through my little safe with my coins in it and I would love to know if anyone has D's of some of the state quarters and is interested in swapping with me. I won't ask elsewhere on WC because I've come to know people here in the pastel world. Anyways, if anyone is interested in swapping quarters, I'll give you P quarters in exchange for D's. Lots of mine in rolls are pretty new looking as I save each one I get my hands on as soon as they are circulated.
PM me if you're interested.
Thanks!
Cindy

khourianya
10-13-2005, 09:42 AM
Well, I am home sicker than a dog again. Ugh. This is completely different from what I had last week so I am not sure what's up. All I know is that I feel like my chest is about to explode...can someone please put me out of my misery? PLEASE! lol.

Orchidacea
10-13-2005, 09:54 AM
Oh, poor you! Hope you feel better soon! HUGS

Orchidacea
10-13-2005, 10:03 AM
Kim, I live in Sandown! We saw a house in Dover we almost bought instead of Sandown but we're closer to work here. The house prices are insane here now, quite unbelieveable. On my way to work, I drive by a mortgage specialist on 121a south in Plaistow who has a huge video sign displaying the latest houses in the area and the lowest I've seen lately is $369,900 for a small cape in the 6 town area. Too scary. How the heck can anyone afford such prices?
Ain't it great to be able to connect with so many all over the world in an instance? I am constantly in awe of the technology. It might have to do with trying to slow down life and actually "taste" some of what I live each day instead of flying through and losing days upon days of my life to getting the list checked off daily. And I do that, anyways, but at least I try to smell the roses and one of the roses is visiting here with so many great people!

I can't believe it--practically neighbors, lol. I've heard that about the housing prices. They started going up years ago, but now they're ridiculous. And renting is almost as bad. Hard to believe I paid $85,000 for a 3-BR, 2-bath house on 2 acres in Kingston back in 1990. It was driving me nuts even then that they were building up all the rural towns and making that exquisitely beautiful area into one giant subdivision.

I'm with you about the technology. It's a wonderful privilege to be able to connect with so many so easily.

On your trip to Buffalo, you're going right by here. Wave as you pass by the Rochester exit on the Thruway!

K Taylor-Green
10-13-2005, 11:36 AM
Poor Cori! Hope you feel better, soon.
Hi, Ron! Stop in more often!
We are in the middle of harvest here. The noise always gets to me for the first day or so.
Combines, grain dryers, ben dryers, all have their own particular sound.......all loud!
But soon, I will be able to see the horses from the house again, no fields of tall corn in my way. Yippeee! Hmmm, doesn't take much to make me happy, does it?

Trilby
10-15-2005, 07:42 PM
Hi all, you might notice that there are few posts from me at this time. In addition to saying "yes" too often and acquiring more irons in the fire, I am struggling with my annual October crud. My story--and I'm sticking to it--is that it is allergies. I'm stuffy, coughy, voiceless often, can't sleep soundly because the nose is dripping --or the antihistamines effect my dreams and nervous system, can't stay awake because I couldn't sleep and I'm dragging and miserable. Pastels seems like a lot of work right now, all that standing at an easel,dragging out the sticks, etc. The scratchart is simpler right now and sneezes don't moisten it and effect it. This too will pass and I will resume human form and participate again. In the meantime I am checking out all the new works as they are posted. My, what a talented group we are with so much inspired work and visible progress from everyone. I do have to find some resemblance to human form soon as I am doing a presentation for the Art Association in NOvember and getting ready for the November show. It will be a great show, so many fine pieces are being submitted. The reception is being catered (la-dy da,) and a music ensemble is providing music. The TV guy is gearing up so I will eventually be doing that as well--but not now Puleese. The dog is looking at me so hopefully, so I am going to hike down to the river with her before our next gully washer storm, then it's back to bed--or maybe a curl up under the afghan with a light book.
Let's all keep a prayer or thought for all the hundreds of thousands of folk around our country and world who are survivors and victims of the many disasters occuring. A friend remarked that we are sure getting some loud notices from the Land Lord. I think she may be right and we had better pay attention.
A good weekend to all
TJ