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06-27-2011, 12:01 AM
hi Doug:Hi Peter, stay out of trouble :D
Only trouble was opening packet of sausages tried to pull packet open each and every-way would not come open lost my rag with slammed it on table grab knife stabbed sausages missed got finger lots of tomato sauce every where :eek:
JJ: be-careful with thought arms :Dthere can be dangerous don't pick up knifes
Darla :how you start fire rub 2 boy SCOUT together :lol:
Kay :yep me to lazy to go running even for charity
Darla we x-posted. I think it must be genetic engineering that hoarders pair up with thrower-outers. Makes for lively discussions. :D
now I know why thing don't get thrown outin house the other half is genetic engineering to keep thing :D:D but I still LOVE her:heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart:
HAWLTAIN :heart:to all
06-27-2011, 12:03 AM
Oh P.S no major damage bar knife is now some where out in garden lost Rag again:lol: :lol:
06-27-2011, 01:42 AM
Afternoon, Peter. You are a chef after my own heart. You clearly love that plastic shrink wrapping that is on everything these days as much as I do Yes, a lunge with a sharp knife usually does the trick .... Minding the fingers of course ((())) :lol:
Bbl I need a nap after work :wave:
06-27-2011, 02:53 AM
Good morning Peter :rolleyes:
Hi Annie and all to follow. A nice morning here, going through a mini heat wave 31C in London 18C here already.
Nothing on the cards today except our regular Monday afternoon at the nursing home. I am running out of clients to do family trees, many are not mentally able to remember details of their family :o
06-27-2011, 04:51 AM
Am up at this unearthly hour as I have had to get on to my bank to cancel my debit card - someone hacked into my xbox live account and purchased some microsoft points (that you use to add things to the games).
I was alerted by an email from microsoft about the points being purchased and because I hadn't been on my xbox all weekend when I checked I couldn't get into my gamertag - it said it was invalid. Am now waiting for microsoft to get back to me.
A quick check of my bank last night showed no money had been withdrawn at that time so rang them this morning to check and still nothing been taken but cancelled my card to be on the safe side. Cannot begin to tell you how annoying and inconvenient it is - will have to wait up to five days now for a new card ------ grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!
We have a funeral later this morning too - my Dad's cousin's husband died unexpectedly last week :crying:
So a busy day ahead - better get a move on - will bbl.
Waving to everyone :wave:
06-27-2011, 05:08 AM
Good morning all,
Hi Peter, I have found knives very tricky things to use too, had many a mishap with them during my work over the years. Hope damage is not too bad!
Hello Annie and Doug:wave:
It is going to be a scorcher here today in the Fens 30 C, clear blue skies, golden orb hanging in the sky, slight breeze. Maybe thunderstorms later in the day, changeable weather as usual, nothing seems to last too long!
Hope you all have a great day even if it is Monday:eek:
Regards to all yet to come
06-27-2011, 05:09 AM
Hi Pat , it seems we cross posted. Have a good day
Have had the most wonderful day together, very relaxing and peace-filled.
Good thing because the rest of the week is very busy with people.
Pat, how annoying, even if I don't know what you are talking about lol
Peter, nothing is worth losing your rag over lol Be careful with knives!!
Happy napping Annie!
Doug, you do a good thing with those elderly people. :thumbsup:
Tony, every day is a good day to me! 30C? just like it was there this time last year, we remember very well!
Enjoy your Monday everyone, be good!:p
06-27-2011, 07:24 AM
Good morning! I seem to be the first North American online today... :) we have the sunshine that was much wanted/needed on Saturday at the Ontario Meet! Despite the rainy day, we had a great time!
We enjoyed lots of good food, lots of warm visiting with old friends, lots of art and even some laughter and tears... Gail and Dan open up their home to us and make hosting this event look so easy... Shelley led a class that resulted in a room of gorgeous paintings... And then provided a musical interlude on the piano during our pizza lunch! Lynn patiently demonstrated some gouache techniques, sharing her beautiful work with us... Ellen and I (of course) HAD to talk about pigments!
Our trip home was uneventful, but fun, filled with lots of chatting between Uschi and I (go figure that) while Ted did the chauffeuring.
Today, I'm back to my routine and will have Students traipsing in all day... I need to get some chores done before they arrive (as usual)...
Oh my gosh, Doug! It's pretty rare that you suffer that kind of heat!
((Pat)) That is SO annoying! Thank goodness, nothing was withdrawn from your bank account!
Hiya Annie, Tony and Lulu!
Thinking of Hap and Annie and hoping that things are progressing well there... :wave: to all who are yet to come... I hope your day is happy and creative... :heart:
06-27-2011, 07:36 AM
Hi Char, you are always so busy.
Just had a walk along the canal and into the village - my was it hot :eek:
Lots of boats moored along the canal. just had a canal festival in the village.
06-27-2011, 08:22 AM
Good Morning all,
It is almost 8:15 a.m. on a lovely, cool morning...will get muggy later on, but right now the windows and doors are open letting in the lovely air. :D
We are waiting for the Oakwood street repair crew to arrive...they are going to replace the apron from our driveway to the street. Had to get the car out of the garage by 7:00 a.m.!!!! Still no sight of the crew. We won't be able to use our driveway for 7 days, naturally Larry is all worried about possible hail storms since the car will be parked on the road.
We had a lovely visit with our daughter Christine and GS Quinn in western Pennsylvania over the weekend. Quinn is almost as tall as I am now:
He reminds me of his Uncle Kent at the same age...he used to love playing Dungeons and Dragons too:
I'm off to my art class this afternoon. Fortunately, I still have my water lilies painting to work on. :D
I loved seeing the thread with photos from The Gathering. You all look terrific and the paintings you did were exceptional! Glad Ona was well enough to attend too. :thumbsup: Maybe next year for me.... :crossfingers:
Anita, Good to hear your son in Minot is OK on the Base. The poor people in the area with their flooded homes are really having a rough time of it. Hope your son gets an assignment he likes after his promotion. :thumbsup: to him on making Captain. (Tell him it gets harder and harder though.)
Peter, I guess you've learned the hard way that knives bite back if you don't treat them with respect, eh. ;) Sorry you cut yourself. :o
Pat, Wow, glad they called you about the bogus charges so you were able to take action to stop anything more happening. Sounds as if they were kids if they stopped with stealing gaming cash and not the real thing. :rolleyes:
I've been off the computer for three days, so need to catch up on all I've missed. :wave: to all who were here before me and to those still on their way.
06-27-2011, 08:22 AM
Good monday morning y'all!
Nothing new up here in boring cold Ohio. Sigh. My mom and I drove down to Tennessee Friday to pick up DS from Scout Camp, and then back again Saturday. For those of you keeping track, that's 3000 miles in 20 days. (2000 in just the past two weeks - 1000 in the past two days.)
DH is now on his own on Alabama. I won't see him for two months. 'Tis the military way.
On the painting front, I wandered down to the local half-price book sellers at the end of the block - shopping is something that this place is NOT lacking (not used to that)- and stumbled upon THREE fantastic books!!! One turned out to be a North Light book. I don't have them handy, or I'd tell you the titles, LOL.
I'm looking forward to maybe going to another shop this week.
Beyond that, I'm still shopping and cooking for 9 daily. My OCD/ADD is adding cleaning to that list.
I have some great paintings in mind, but need to find the peace and dicipline to accomplish that.
06-27-2011, 08:32 AM
Hi Sylvia, welcome home.
Caryl, Ohio has some interesting places to visit. have you been to the Armstrong Air and Space Museum at Wapkoneta? My niece used to live in Lima, the tank place.
06-27-2011, 08:46 AM
Doug, I grew up here. I know EVERY NOOK and cranny of the whole state! This is my stomping ground. But thank you for concern in the entertainment zone. :D
06-27-2011, 09:03 AM
Hi to All
Lovely and cool here today, I don't envy the temperatures in London today.
The exhibition was great fun over the weekend, but only sold one, but one is better than none!
06-27-2011, 09:03 AM
Happy Monday Washers:wave:
What fun it must have been at the Ontario Meet. WHOOHOO....for all those wonderful pics in the thread; it ALMOST makes one feel like they were there.;)
Sylvia, those photos are wonderful; Quinn is getting SO tall! You and Larry look marvelous and Quinn and his curly hair; well he must be the popular one with the ladies.:D
Doug, oh my that is one gorgeous picture of the canal!! The water was like glass and the reflection of the trees in it is just breathtaking. Just the right amount of color on the boats/barges. Thanks for sharing. Keep cool!
(((PETER))) owie.....knives are SHARP....you MUST be careful with them.:evil:
Annie, work must have been stressful if you needed a nap after it!:confused:
Hello there TONY!
Caryl, wow that is a LOT of traveling in 20 days. You must be exhausted.:o
We had a WONDERFUL weekend weatherwise ANd otherwise. I was a bit jealous of all the great comraderie that took place at the Ontario Meet.:envy: But I'm SO GLAD they all enjoyed themselves and Char is right; Gail and Dan are SUPER hosts.
Pat, grrrr....yes indeed when someone steals something like a debit card it makes for SO MUCH work. I'm glad they didn't steal/withdraw anything from it.
Larry will be in negotiations ALL WEEK and they are bringing in a mediator at the national level; things are quite "stalled" and Thursday is the end of their contract and they cannot seem to come to an agreement. So any extra good vibes would be appreciated.:crossfingers:
I hope you all enjoy your day and make it a GREAT CREATIVE one!:wave: :grouphug:
06-27-2011, 09:09 AM
Good Day All,
Gosh, Pat, that's awful. I'd hate to go through that. I hope you get it all sorted soon.
Come on, Annie, enough sleep. There's gardening to be done.:)
Lulu, 30 C is hot for England. We had the most beautiful weather when were there after you. We dodged all the rain, almost, and had a lot of sun. It was never too hot.
It's going to 27 C here today.
Doug, you bring back good memories of our walks along the canals.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Jun-2011/83119-Canal_industrial_scene.jpg Same place?
Char, I'm glad everyone had a good time and you all arrived home safe.
Syl, Quinn is getting handsomer every day. Almost as good-looking as Larry.
For the fourth time the same black, feral cat was caught in my live trap last night. While he sat the night out locked up, a raccoon dismantled by bird feeder. My fault! I used salmon skin for bait. Next time I'll use peanut butter. Cats don't like peanut butter. I did feel sorry for him, but he was mad as hell.
More outdoor chores today. I feel myself getting stronger. I do take a lot of breaks.
06-27-2011, 09:27 AM
BTW, I got to see a little of Kettlewell on TV last night as I watched "Calendar Girls" :): It was a very scenic film.;)
06-27-2011, 10:50 AM
Pretty chilly here today and I have been reluctantly moving away from the heater from time to time to cart "stuff" down from the guest room to the new painting room - where does it all come from :eek: :eek: :eek: Time for a big throw-out I think.
In between I've been sitting on top of the heater in front of my laptop doing some family history research - very interesting but also very frustrating. Unravelling things bit by bit.
Will have all the family here tomorrow :D - looking forward to that.
Peter - tomato sauce is no good with sausages :lol: I prefer gravy - do be careful in future
Annie - was it a :cat: nap?
Doug - lovely pic of the canal. I love the canals in the UK and it is my dream to take a narrow boat holiday one day
Pat - thank goodness you were alerted to the hack - hope you manage to get things sorted - so inconvenient to have to cancel a card
Tony - I'd swop your 30C for my 16C anyday! Enjoy the lovely sunshine.
Lulu - glad you had a restful day - hope you got to store up some extra energy for the rest of the week
Caryl - no luck on the house front yet? You must be getting sick of all that cooking!
Henry :clap: for selling a painting
Darla, :crossfingers: that the mediator helps bring negotiations to a successful close. Loved your pic of Klaira in yesterdays post.
Syl - love the pics of your grandson - wow he has loads of figurines - looks like fun
Bill - glad you're feeling stronger . Cat in a bird-feeder sounds quite funny :lol:
See you tomorrow.
06-27-2011, 11:01 AM
Sitting here quietly at the "Pines" with Ellen and Reggie. We are waiting for Brian to come back from Toronto and then we are on our way.
I just realised this morning I did leave something behind. :-(( I bought a gorgeous etching from the Carnegie in Dundas, and forgot to go pick it up. sigh.. No worries, Lynn will sort it out for me..
Have a great day folks..
Love - Hugs - Healing Vibes.. :heart:
Ellen in Ont
06-27-2011, 11:01 AM
I am sitting at Shirley's after another big breakfast. Reggie, JJ and I are sitting at the table working on our computers. Brian is at his pre-op check up in Toronto and will pick up JJ and I this afternoon. We will get home very late tonight but this will save him coming back to Toronto a few days before his surgery. I can't wait to get home and check out my yard and my plants. The cats have probably disowned us after all our travels in the last couple of months.:rolleyes:
We are off shortly to go to a close store to window shop. I'll keep this short because I also want to check out the meet thread.:D Char summed it up neatly and it was a wonderful weekend.
06-27-2011, 11:18 AM
Ready for another hot day here...it was 94F (34C) here yesterday and since I live on the third floor of our complex the heat is pretty intense. I hate air conditioners (takes all the negative ions out of the air and makes me grumpy!) so it's my last resort. At least being high and dry we can always count on a cool evening.
Have lots of business bookkeeping to do today, so probably no painting time.
The pictures of the meet were great - loved the herons. I'm going to try to go back with my slave flash and see if I can get some shots of the paintings in the Pikes Peak International Watermedia Exhibition. Salimen will be teaching a workshop and giving out the awards next month.
Watch out with those knives! I'm a whittling chef, not a chopping chef, so I tend to make slices into my fingers rather than chopping an appendage off :-)
06-27-2011, 11:31 AM
Morning Washers from a Sunny, Sunny and warm morning in the Grove... :clap:
It was wonderful reuniting with all our friends at the Meet and meeting Reggie and Al for the first time.
My heart felt thanks go out to Char, Uschi, Ona, and everyone else, who stepped in and co-ordinated dinner for Dan and I as we rushed Eve to an Emergency Veterinary Clinic. She collapsed Saturday afternoon and quickly became unresponsive and shocky. Despite being taken immediately into Triage, she was in critical condition and there was nothing that could be done for her. Unbeknownst to her and to Dan and I, she had a tumour near he spleen and heart that had burst. We were able to be with her and hold her during her last few minutes.
Returning home without our girl, the love and support of our W.C. friends will never be forgotten. :heart:
I am off to the garden to enjoy the sunshine.. BBL
06-27-2011, 12:10 PM
(((Gail & Dan))) I am so sorry to hear of Eve. How fortunate to have friends nearby.
06-27-2011, 12:15 PM
:grouphug: Gail and Dan :grouphug: so sorry to hear about Eve.
Caryl, often we don't appreciate the things we have around us. It is the same here, until we get guests we think the place quite humdrum.
Yes we are lucky to live quite near to the Leeds and Liverpool Canal Gill, lots of pretty boats etc to photograph.
Bill, yes the same place. Incidentally I didn't know Kev had a canal boat:
I forgot to congratulated the meeters on their heron paintings- a wondeful subject Shelley and wonderfully taught.
Temperature has dropped 10 degrees in the past couple of hours, the heatwave seems to be over.
Next week I have offered to paint portraits of some of the nursing home residents. They should be perfect models as they do a lot of sitting around. It should be good practice - no guarantees :lol:
06-27-2011, 05:05 PM
Firstly - Gail - I am so sorry to hear about Eve - she was such a lovely dog sending you big hugs.
Well I rang xbox and it seems that whoever hacked my xbox account used the points to buy two games but they bought them online at the xbox shop so they can trace them. The total amount came to £51 - the guy said I was lucky in a way as they had had a couple of incidents where it had run into 100s of pounds.
So now they are going to investigate which will take up to 30 days but they will keep me informed along the way. All this means now is that I cannot go online to play but can still play on my own :( At least no money was lost so am happy about that.
Gosh it's been a hot one here in downtown Wigan - reached 28 degrees centigrade - I love it - Mum doesn't.
The funeral went well today (well as well as these things can go) but I have threatened SWMBO she had better cut out the cakes after having to push her up the steep hill surrounding the church.
Later we had the wake in the local church hall - with a free bar - and of course I was driving so was on shandies. We ended up sat with some of Ronnies navy pals - all in their late 80s early 90s - all served with the landing craft at Normandy - it was fascinating to talk to them but boy they were rum beggars.
Been invited to their monthly meeting at the British Legion club - am definitely considering taking Mum as well. Talking of whom - fell asleep when we got home - am not surprised she had two halves lager - a rum shot and a sherry - honestly can't take her anywhere.
Doug - LOL who'd have thunk!!!
Glad everyone at the meet had a good time - looking forward to seeing the pics.
Waving to everyone :wave:
06-27-2011, 05:15 PM
I don't sit still well. Watercolor has done wonders in that area. But I've always enjoyed explore anywhere I've lived to the maximum. I am waiting for the museum of history to reopen this Friday with a new exhibit :D I will OC get MORE photos while in the village, then there are all the parks and holiday festivities, fishing, caving, you name it!
06-27-2011, 05:36 PM
Morning all :o ... my nap was interupted by our guests arriving home and they insisted on cooking dinner (they know how to survive my cooking :evil: ), so we had a lovely stir fried pork in plum sauce followed by fresh dates, oranges and sour cream (Sylvia :thumbsup: ). Then as the blood rushed from my head to my stomach, after an episode of Foyles War... it was time for slleeeppp.
This Winter getting up in the pitch black cold morning has got whiskers on it.
Gail (((()))) so sorry to hear about Eve.
The Meet photos are certainly interesting. It look like a good time was had by all. :clap: The paintings are excellent.
Sylvia, Quinn looks like a lovely young man. You and Larry are looking well too.
I do want our 30C days back again :lol: ... and the light.
The canal photos are :thumbsup:
06-27-2011, 06:02 PM
Hi to All
I have booked a short hotel trip starting this Thursday lasting 3 nights, 1st night in Fort William in the highlands http://www.visit-fortwilliam.co.uk/, 2nd night in Portree on the Isle of Skye http://guide.visitscotland.com/vs/guide/5,en,SCH1/objectId,RGN259vs,curr,GBP,season,at1,selectedEntry,home/home.html and the 3rd night in Oban http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/oban/oban/ , I won it on ebay for £40, would you believe it! I'm looking forward to it.
Jan 94 f :eek: I would not survive that temperature
06-27-2011, 09:10 PM
Zipping through before going up to read for a while, but I wanted to say how sorry I am about Eve, Gail. It must have been even harder since it was so unexpected. :grouphug: to you and Dan, I know how precious our pets are to us.
Annie, Glad the fruit and sour cream dressing worked! :clap:
Thanks for the kind words about Quinn. Believe it or not, he recently got a haircut. He has the thickest head of luxurious, silky hair I've seen in a long time. I would love to give him a proper haircut, but I'm afraid it might cause a real family catastrophe. :lol:
Congratulations, Henry, on winning that wonderful vacation trip. That is a real bargain price for what sounds like terrific places to visit.
Caryn, If you like architecture, they've recently opened The Westcott House in Springfield. It is a renovated Frank Lloyd Wright house that is wonderful to see. The Springfield Art Museum has a beautiful Asian art collection too. Don't know how far away from Springfield you are, but it would be a nice day trip.
:wave: to all and a Good Night.
06-27-2011, 09:32 PM
45 minutes door to door and it IS a wonderful place. :D
Having a good day, have been out and about, gyming, cafe-ing, walking, visiting.....and now home to work.
Sylvia, what a lovely photo! I love the hair.......I wonder what 'a proper haircut' means to you??;) :D
Gail, I am so sorry to read of the loss of your dear pet Eve. It's very hard, I know. :heart:
Doug, we all take the beauty of our own 'backyard' a bit for granted until we see it through someone else's eyes.........your area is very pretty indeed.
Here are a few more Leeds and Liverpool canal photos from last year.
06-27-2011, 11:06 PM
Lulu, we seem to have the same eye.
I am presently doing a small painting of this scene.
Great photo Bill, will make a fabulous painting!
06-28-2011, 02:40 AM
LOL you have both been on the canal walk. A nice easy walk and doesn't involve the car. We all have a painters eye :)
It was so hot yesterday though I had to have a shower and change when I got home.
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