ABC Wednesday: D is for Dishes

A couple of years ago I started making a set of dishes.  Have all of the bowls and most of the plates done. The pattern is a bluebonnet.  The bowls have a field of bluebonnets and wild flowers.




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Know & Tell Friday

My New Friday Meme... Question 1: What can you draw well? Well, I have won awards for pastels (wildflowers), water (flowers), pencil drawing (humming bird), acrylic (mountain scene). I always enjoy drawing animals. However, most of my artwork now is digital.

Question 2: Name a TV show (at any period in your life) that you watched that you were probably a little too old to watch. Veggie Tales and Disney Movies, but I guess those really aren’t TV Shows.

Question 3: What color is the dominant color of your wardrobe? For pants, skirts and shorts: blue/denim, black and khaki; For tops: blues and purples.

Question 4: Favorite donut? I don’t like most donuts. Worked in a donut shop in college, however I will on occasion eat a blueberry cake or Krispy Kreme Original.

Question 5: Wear painful shoes just because they are cute? Not really. My preferred brands shoes are Timberlands, Crocs, Clarke’s and Doc Martins. Of course since moving to Florida I wear some form of sandal most of the time.

Bonus Questions

Question 6: Is there anything that you believe you do not believe God about? Not really, however there are some things I don’t understand or can’t figure out.

Question 7: In general, do you think it is ok to be frustrated with people? Frustration is a feeling. Feelings in and of themselves are neither good nor bad. Rather it is our response, reaction or what we do with feelings that can be the problem.

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Things to Ponder …

  • voluble: characterized by a ready flow of speech.
  • Apparently towns in Texas occasionally move around. I noticed this one when I was watching Good Morning America coverage about the removal of women and children from the polygamist sect near Eldorado, Texas. Can’t remember who was giving the news but what caught my attention was when he said this was happening at a ranch near Houston. I could clearly tell from the scenery it was in west Texas (geographic region not the city) and not the coastal plain where Houston is located. The next clue was the footage showing the van from First Baptist Eldorado. Well, the last time I was in Eldorado it was near San Angelo which is in west Texas hours away from Houston. We are often amused by how many times we catch little mistakes like that.
  • People who exercise regularly enjoy improved sleep quality. They fall asleep more quickly, sleep more deeply, awaken less often, and sleep longer.
  • At the store whenever we get a bulk shipment we of Bibles we always get several copies of the Duct Tape Bible. It is a normal Bible with a cover made from duct tape.
  • Dave Barry On Golf: “Although golf was originally restricted to wealthy, overweight Protestants, today it’s open to anybody who owns hideous clothing.”
  • If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?
  • “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” — Will Rogers
  • Interest in college philosophy programs is growing.
  • Found this interesting article in the NY Times about the similarities between composer Maurice Ravel and an artist inspired by his music. Dr. Anne Adams was a scientist and teacher who became an artist after a traumatic experience. In 1994 Adams became fascinated by Ravel piece Bolero and translated the score into a musical form. Both, Ravel and Adams suffered a rare brain disease, frontotemporal dementia (FTD). FTD is often misdiagnosed as Alzheimer’s. Ravel begin showing signs of the disease at the same time he composed Bolero. Adams begins exhibiting signs of FTD near the time she became fasincated by Ravel’s work. Both were 53 at the onset of the disease.