Thursday, November 30, 2017

Day 1953: Bye Felicia! and November? aka more TMI?

"Seattle Sea Holly": photo, collage & digital

the original Seattle Sea Holly, 2014

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Yesterday, before the Costco adventure (here) ...
I saw Dr. Sodl, Kaiser's top sports doctor/surgeon.
I got a cortisone shot in my left shoulder, 
he uses ultra sound for prefect placement, and I am a fan.

He had injected the right shoulder October 26th,
but who's counting? TMI?  feel free skip to the "&" below.
Both shoulders are bone-on-bone and I am told
I am a perfect candidate for shoulder replacement.
I may have no choice eventually, but for now, cortisone!
Which made me think of the similarities of my body
and my aging condo. Though only 21 years old ...
I have decided condos age in dog years!
This tiny place has so many things that don't work.
Like my body, I do what I can to work around them.

I got an early call from Grandhunk #1 who lives 1-1/2 miles away.
WW had called him to get my decorations down in the garage. 
She told him to hurry or I'd get up on a ladder & do it. She's right.
 I planned to move my car to set up the ladder ... no need.
At 6'5-1/2" he reached up & brought it down. ♥
I unloaded my goodies & he reached up & put away the empty.
Soon decorations will be in place, just a few special treasures.
Well that was the plan, but WonderWoman called and asked ... 

if I wanted to go with her to eat and find a pair of jeans?

Is the Pope Catholic?

We went to "Snooze AM Eatery" a new place
highly recommended by Grandhund #2 & Grandcutie!

 3032 El Camino Real, Tustin, CA 92782  •  Daily 6:30am - 2:30pm  •  714.415.6269
*see actual menu here.

WonderWoman had the Breakfast Pot Pie
Snooze’s homemade rosemary sausage gravy smothers a flaky puff pastry, topped with an egg your style (we’d say sunny side up!). You’ve reached breakfast bliss, complete with hash browns.
I had the OMG! French Toast
Bread & Cie brioche stuffed with mascarpone then griddled and topped with
vanilla crème, salted caramel, fresh strawberries and toasted coconut. O. M. G.

* I did take pictures of shopping at Nordstrom Rack, 
but will save that for a future blog.
Already TMI!

For FB Throwback Thursday & my Mom's birthday ...

Sky Room, Long Beach, CA 1945

Dad, Mom & me on her 30th birthday.
Happy Birthday Mom.

A smile for Thursday ...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Day 1952: Costco/TMI?

Poppy: collage, photo , acrylic & digital

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A visit to 

... two days in a row.
Not by choice, but necessity. A return!
Sounds easy, but ... 

but there was a line outside to go inside to make returns.
And this is 27 days before Christmas!

I thought about going home, I only had 2 items.
But it will only get busier, right?

Once inside, more waiting ...  
as the Nuns taught us ... "patience is a virtue"
or,  as I taught the Grandhunks, "exercise your patience".
Funny how it all comes back to bite you?

And of course there is always people watching, cart snooping
or in my case ... ceiling inspection.

Still a ways to go ... 

Some of you have asked how I come up with a blog each day?  
Most of the time I just go with whatever happens.
In fact my most popular blog ever, out of 1952 days, here.
Day 1538: Costco, tires & a peach lemonade! 
It was October 2016 and I was apologetic then too, 
dragging you along with me to get tires! Go figure?

A semi-friendly, very tired clerk came up in line
and asked to scan my Costco card and the 2 returns. 
(btw: membership number is on the receipt) 
 I thought Great, this will speed things up.
But like the buttons at traffic crosswalks, my theory is that 
they are just to keep you busy while you wait.

Then I looked to my right to see these three, evidently amused.

The line moved and my leader was up at bat. Almost there.
I resolved to be more careful in future shopping selections.
Then before too long ...

I heard that beautiful word, "next!"
Once at the register, my card & items were again scanned.


Shame on me, 
complaining when I had the means to buy, 
the means to drive to and from 
and the time to do both.

A smile for Wednesday ...

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Day 1951: three hours to have fun ..

Uncle Owen, Aunt Pauline, Aunt Martha & Uncle Jerry: old photo, collage & digital

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I am getting ready for this Thursday ...

Cards, Tags, and Postcards
Thursday, November 30, 2017 -- 10:00AM to 1:00PM
During this fun class make cards, tags, postcards and envelopes to give out to friends an loved ones. You can collage, paint, draw, and more, with all supplies included.
REGISTRATION: $45. Skill Level: All. *sign up today!
6672 Westminster Blvd, Westminster, CA 92683 • (714) 891-3626

It's true we will be working on cards ...

possibly designing envelopes & cards.

 8 cards & envelopes with collage

tags & postcards too, but also maybe Stamp People?
However people want to use their three hours to have fun.

And, I thought I'd share another possibilities with you?

Do you get unsolicited cards in the mail, from 
well intentioned groups raising money? I can't throw
them out, but I can make them mine & collage over.
I found photo of cards made in 2014! Mentioned here.

cards & tags recycled with collage, 2014

Recycled holiday cards? 

How about that? 
I created a tag for the back of the original card.

So if you check this blog even once in a while,
you know I like to recycle junk mail into my artwork.
 I came across another way to recycle.
Not really for everyone I guess, not slick like store bought
... but fun & it makes me smile.
What do you think?

Hoping to see you if your near & free?

72 degrees, Sunny, Santa Ana, CA

A smile for Tuesday ...