Right away, Senor Cacahuate, our crooked-mouthed, almost toothless, Chihuahua (thinks he's a friggin' lion) began his yipping and yapping, off the decibel chart!! The motors started from both the mower and edger, on top of that, the 2 guys were screaming at each other over the noise of their machines...actually, it was a conversation, but in order to hear each other, they had to shout ...again, off the decibel chart!! So I decided I'd forgo the paper for now and go take a shower and listen to my favorite morning local talk show. I put up the volume on the radio so I could hear it over the shower, and as I washed up, I was yucking it up listening to a couple of comedians who were preforming at one the comedy clubs around here this weekend. Then they decided to finish up in the backyard, there went any kind of peace and quiet in the bathroom, no more radio listening, so I turned it off. At the same time, now both Chihuahuas were yapping and carrying on, I thought they were going to have a cardiac from all the excitement....sheesh!! They were clearing up all the dirt and debris from our recent dust storms...that's our lovely Spring weather around here. I then had to endure their discussions about the previous night's adventures in their prospective bedrooms or where ever!! Talking about a "rolling your eyes to the back of your head and oey vey" moment!!! Oey Vey!!! I decided it was time for a little breakfast, left over chilaqueles from last night, and head back into the living room and turned on the tv...LOUDLY!! At some point, the only thing I could hear was the sound of the rather loud television and realized, they were gone. Once again, it's peaceful, except for the distant barking of some other dog who also wants to rip the throats out of their owner's mowing guys!!
I have completed a portion of my studio projects, packaged and shipped them off to buyers and the gallery...feels good. For those of you who don't FB, here is a sample of the rest of the Easter Skellie Bunnies I have sent off to Xico, Inc. Also, I received this wonderful print and post cards from one of my FB buds, Sandy Garcia, from CA. She was born here in El Paso, but like all good Mexicans from here, the fam moved to LA!! I lost many pals to Cali!! I hope to meet her someday since most of her family still lives here and some in Austin...hmmm, she and I have that in common too!!
Small paper mache eggs
Small paper mache eggs
This week and part of next, I've decided I'm going to work on some stuff that I have put on the back burner till now. First, I'm making a couple of Calavera head pins for the shop owner who is renting my father's old office...she asked me back in November to make her a couple for her mother and aunt, two absolutely lovely ladies. Also, one of my dearest friends daughter married in Dec. and even though Iwasn't invited to the nuptials and reception, open to only family and very close friends of the bride and groom, I told Renie I'd make something for Megan and her hubby as a wedding gift. Megan loves the old paintings of local churches I used to make years ago when she was a little girl..her mother asked me to make one of St. Francis of Assisi in Tularosa, NM. So once when we were on our way up the road to Ruidoso, NM for a weekend getaway, we stopped in front of the church and I took some pics, then came home and made Renie a painting for her birthday....oh Lord, so long ago...was another lifetime. So Megs wants something like that. I decided on painting the Ysleta Mission on the Tigua Indian Res., which is just down to valley from us. Haven't painted missions in years, so I hope I haven't lost my touch!
I also have a book I must start for book club. I have had the book lying on my coffee table for a couple of weeks, but haven't had the time to even crack it open...have no idea what it's about, so going to be surprised!! My mother has another doc's appointment this Monday and it's with the marathon wait doc, so maybe I'll be able to read it in it's entirety like I have other book club selections, unless some woman comes in with a screaming baby who likes throwing bottles at people...remember that blog???
Before I say my adieu, I want to wish my ol' buddy, Linda from http://lindaomasoldebaggsnstuftshirts.blogspot.com/ and her adorable grandson, Ry, a very happy birthday..."HAPPY BIRTHDAY, YOU OL' PEDO!!!" & "A GREAT BIG HUG TO YOU, RY!!" Peace out.