Sunday, September 18, 2016

Getting back to painting

I've been so busy with work that I haven't had time to do much painting... I think there might have been a touch of "artist-block" in the mix too... but this past week I have been able to pick up the brushes and play with some watercolors. The top painting is not finished yet... the bottom one is.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Take me home - RIGHT NOW!

 Poor Odin had to go and have a couple of shots today, he was a brave boy... didn't even make a sound when they injected the medications... which I think means he has a good Vet.... but from the look on his face in these photos, don't you think he was saying he wanted to go home?

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Puppy Dog Eyes....

I just love this photo of Odin... he just loves to play with his toys and gets so focused on them, it makes it easy to take a photo of him. I just love his floppy ears, I think he will always look like a puppy... and you have to love those puppy-dog eyes! He doesn't always smile... but he really is a happy puppy!

Monday, April 11, 2016

Life is good.

Again, it's been a long time since I have posted here. Too much work, not enough time to play.
The photos above are from the trade show last month. I won't bore you with all of them, but I did want you to see how beautiful the flower arrangements were that I put together, and to see one of the two Tiki Towers I designed and had in the trade show room. Next year we will do more with our booth at the trade show. I wanted the Tiki Towers to be a part of our booth, but Tim had me move them in front of the booth, more like an entrance inside the room... they looked good, but it took away from the theme I had planned for the booth.

Hi from Odin. Here he is concentrating on his ball. He's a good dog.
He will play ball for hours is you let him. We eventually have to tell him to go lay down.
He loves treats. He will "sit", "lay down", "come here", and "roll over" for treats.
He barks at his reflection in the window, which always seems to happen when Jeff is asleep in his chair, which for some reason, doesn't make Jeff very happy. Odin is also a sock thief, and will chew on anything he can get in his mouth. But I love him. :)

Last but not least is my handsome 21 year old son, sporting his new facial hair... he does look mighty cute with the new hair style his Uncle Scott gave him... yes, life is good.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

a young man and his dog...

Here is Matthew, less than a month away from his 21st birthday! I can't believe that I am old enough to have a 21 year old son! Matthew is big into drumming these days, and Odin loves Matthew, so he posed like a good-dog for a photo.

One more semester of college here and then the plan is that Matthew will head back to Michigan State to get his Bachelor Degree... It's been good having him here again, but I know he needs to go and finish up his education. I don't know who will miss Matthew more, me or Odin.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas

I didn't want the day to pass without wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year... I hope once the holidays are over, I can find some time to catch up on here.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Halloween

When I pulled into the parking lot at work one day last week, the sun was just about to rise, and this beautiful sky with reflected color on the clouds was just beautiful... I had to take a photo so I can try and paint it at some time in the future.

Since I have been working two full time jobs for almost a year now, my office at home is starting to resemble that of a hoarder's closet. It doesn't help that Odin likes to shred cardboard and what ever else he can get his teeth into. But the good news is that I have nothing in my "in-box" today, so I might actually get to do a little cleaning in here.

My friend Jan is having a halloween party tonight, Jeff and I might go over there for a little while. Matthew is up in Lansing for the weekend. He played a gig with his band last night, and will return in time to go to work tomorrow. He has a busy schedule with college, calculus 3, biology and computer science classes, working part time at Menards (a really big hardware store for those of you who don't live in the US), and these occasional trips to Lansing to play drums with his heavy-metal bad.

Time to go clean the bathroom, and then hopefully have energy to start tackling this messy office. I hope you all have a happy Halloween!