Another Woman’s Kitchen

Hey now! How goes it? You made it to Saturday, January 30, 2021, and that right there is a good thing! The past few days I have been tuning out of the world and painting. The news and just seeing comments from social media acquaintances was fraying my nerves a bit. I am ever so glad that my sons and daughter are not into conspiracy theories or trying take over the government. I guess all the “If you get taken to jail, don’t call me to bail you out!” I mostly said that as I knew I could never afford to bail them out should something happen and I was not one to ask for help. Not really. I had to put a fear into them about going to jail and flying in semi-straight line. Anyhow, how can anyone stand behind those senators and their baseless, imagined claims? The stink of the big cheese lingers. So, I mostly, slept, watched really cheesy movies (I just watched White Chicks for the umpteenth time, make hundred and 99th time). I have no shame in proclaiming that I frigging love that movie and can recite most of all characters lines. I also found a couple of my faves when I was looking for that CD that I can’t find. One of them is the chick flick, The Sweetest Thing. I won’t review it or tell you what the story is about but Christina Applegate was genius in this movie. It also rained, for a bit here in the valley, however, the mountains are covered in white and Palm Springs even got a snow. A true gift from Mother Nature.

One of my favorite songs to sing in the car, shower, in the market, and most definitely at karoake!
You were warned.

Oh, for shits and giggles, here is one of the scenes from my favorite chick flick, The Sweetest thing, sorry, no, not sorry! Ha hA!!! It’s the weekend and this is my blog, enjoy or don’t . Fair warning they say PENIS a bunch of times!

So, yeah, I have been avoiding sitting at my desk and typing. Only a few more weeks and the weather will be warmer and I will get a bit of relief as Arthur Itis will be a quieter house guest. Another cool realization is that I can actually make plans to redecorate our place. I have never felt at home, almost like I have been cooking in another woman’s kitchen. It is no secret, Hubby and I both had very full lives before we got married and the ghost of our past lives kept lingering but that spirit has been exorcised. Alsoo, it has taken almost seven years to start changing our place as I have always rented and could never change the wall colors and such, old habits die hard. Anyhow, we are getting new flooring and it has just been fun looking at all the different colors and trying to reimagine our place. We have had cement floors since the plumbing issue a few years ago. For the first time ever, I just bought a new couch and chair that no one has never owned before! I almost feel like an adult. Hubby is okay with my idea to change our upstairs bedroom into a den/studio! Who needs a she shed when I got a master bedroom to convert! Really though, I was stuck for a few years and yes, I am going to point the finger at the medication that I was on as I haven’t felt hopeful and my mind seems clearer. There are still a few residual affects that linger, the eye pain and the upper right quadrant pain is getting checked out next week. I know that I have gallstones as during the long road to find out what was wrong with me, they found that I had small gallstones and kidney stones, but ruled them out as causing pain and issues before my big surgery. Just another thing to deal with but at least I know that I can rest a little better knowing that Hubby rolled his sleeve and got the shot! YAY! I still have to wait but know that just the fact that he got vaccinated, lowers his chance of getting sick and bringing it home to me. Thank you Hubby and all you people that are rolling up your sleeves for the shot! Y’all rock!!! For that, here is a song break, please press play…

Love this song!!!!
Not sure what I am doing when I paint but it is a cool mess πŸ™‚

Our anniversary is coming up in a few weeks. I have never been one to give conventional gifts, that is when I can afford to buy gifts. Anyhow, I have mentioned that I shoot photos with hopes of reimagining them. Until a few days ago, the Topamax demons that lived my head, made me feel like I was not capable of anything. I had started painting things to just keep my mind sharp and to keep me from watching the news. A few days ago, something just clicked and now I am painting a few for Hubby to gift to him on our day. The first painting I did was a photo from that moment when we were pronounced “Husband and Wife’. Is it perfect, naw, but that is the thing about art and music is you make it your own, your style will show through, no matter what. Oh, I am not good at keeping secrets or surprises….I had to show him!

It is rare when we get a photo of us together.
This was a selfie taken at a friends party a few years ago.

The cool thing I learned is that the local dollar store has so much craft and painting supplies! I think I spent a total of twenty or so bucks to get canvas’ and paint. The brushes I got from Amazon for under 6 bucks. Poor Hubby, our walls are about to get colorful!

Just noticed, I left off his glasses…d’oh!
Jenny our pug, sure loves us!

Well, that is about it for me and the sitting position! Oh yeah, I just got a new lap top and can now blog from the comfort of my bed! Yay! I tell ya, good thing sometimes take time.

To you dear read, thank you for the visit. Where ever your journey take you today or this weekend I hope you get there safely. May your world be full of glorious colors. Hugs to you and you and especially YOU!

10 Comments Add yours

  1. Your artwork is terrific!

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    1. Thanks Jeff! It sure has been fun trying it out.

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  2. rkrontheroad says:

    The paintings are great! You seem to have captured your personality in that one.


    1. Thank you Ruth! Much appreciated.

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  3. Great blog, good for you for knowing when to tune out . Enjoy your weekend

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    1. Thank you Chrissy πŸ™‚ Yes, it is to step away from all the noise.

      You have a great weekend as well. Take care.


  4. morishige says:

    Howdy, M!

    Thanks for writing about White Chicks. I’m really into cheesy movie these days. Last week, I watched The Woodsman and the Rain, The Naked Gun, and The Naked Gun 2 1/2 πŸ˜€

    Are you sure you are not related to van Gogh? Kidding. πŸ˜€ The lines and the colors on the last painting reminds me of van Gogh’s self-portrait paintings. I love it!

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    1. My favorite cheesy movie of all time…HA HA! I haven’t seen the Woodsman and the Rain. I will check that one out. I have also been watching lots of independent films, just so I can see my old neighborhood. They film lots in Echo Park, CA. Leslie Neilsen is the best. I saw Naked Gun a few times as well as the even cheesier sequels. We just watched Ground Hog Day cause well it was Ground Hog day here πŸ™‚

      You are funny! I have no idea what I am doing. I just trace the outline of one of my photos and then fill in trying to copy the lighting with paint. It is like playing with a coloring book, really.

      Be well and safe! Hope you get more warmer sunny weather πŸ™‚

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      1. morishige says:

        Hahaha… I’m gonna check Ground Hog Day. I hope Netflix has it. πŸ˜€

        No, really, M. I like your paintings. I wish I could mix colors the way you do. πŸ™‚

        You too! πŸ™‚

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      2. Hey there! Good morning rom California!

        I hope it is still available for you to view. Bill Murray is funny in this movie. He was also in another favorite and old movie, Caddy Shack.

        Thank you. I only started painting a few months ago. I have a basic set of paints with only primary colors as I can’t afford the good stuff that is already mixed πŸ™‚ I just wish I had a few more varieties of colors to work with πŸ™‚

        Be well πŸ™‚


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