Welcome to my world!

My life's been crazy since my Daddy moved in with me immediately after my mother's death in October 2010. My one and only kiddo headed to college at Carolina at the end of August. So...I lived on my own, for the first time in my life, for a total of a blissful six weeks. Then, I started the parenting gig with my dad. He's a combination of a grouchy old man, a surly teenager and a temperamental toddler. Needless to say, I get very close to the brink of insanity sometimes. I get through life by finding the humor in difficult circumstances. And for some reason, I wind up in the weirdest situations. I couldn't make this stuff up. So I wind up having lots and lots crazy adventures which make great stories to share with my friends. Writing about my life is so therapeutic. My ramblings range from funny to sad to angry (full of cuss words) to sweet. While my focus is dealing with the trials and tribulations of being a parent to my Daddy, I have lots of random, totally unrelated posts. Whatever's on my mind. I love to make people laugh, and I'm happy to think my readers will get my strange sense of humor. And maybe, people who are in my situation will be encouraged. That's all I can hope for...

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Doing Nothing

Wow.  I've just spent too many hours shopping online.  Didn't buy a thing.  Looked at a million things.  Several thousand, at least.  Watches.  Watercolor paints.  Sterling seashell jewelry. Cameras. Coin bezels. More, I'm sure.

This is my thrilling life.  I don't mind it though.  I sat in the living room with The Daddler and did the crossword puzzle and Jumble while he watched the old-time gospel singing show.  When I couldn't take it any more (around the time I finished the puzzle), I headed back to my office and started farting around on my computer.

Now it's almost 11:30.  I think I'll go upstairs and play with my paints a little while before I hit the rack.  I bought some resist, which is also called Colourless Art Masking Fluid.  Windsor & Newton.  The good stuff.  In case you don't know, you paint it on the paper anywhere you don't want the paint to go.  Then when the paint is dry, you rub it off.

Hey, I wonder if that glue we used in elementary school would work that way.  Mucilage.  Hmmmm, I haven't thought about that in forever...  Ok, after another 30 minutes spent searching for mucilage, I discovered that they don't make it any more.  At least Elmers and LePage don't.  Here's a picture.  It's selling on eBay in 9 hours and 25 minutes.  The highest bid is $10.99.  Wow.  It probably cost a nickel back in the day.  And this is why I have hoarding tendencies. 

Well, it's after midnight now.  I think I'll wait to paint until tomorrow.  Good night.


  1. You don't want mucilage for a watercolor resist, you want rubber cement. Works the same but is harder to keep from drying out since bottle mouth is so big. But do remember to rub it off promptly or over time it turns brown and refuses to be removed.
    L the quasi-artist

  2. Thanks for the tip, L. I think the rubber cement is probably too thick, but that could be useful, depending on the effect you wanted. I'd forgotten about that. In fact, the mucilage may not even rub off. And don't sell yourself short. You're a true artist. A da Vinci or Michael Angelo since you create in lots of different media. I should do a post about your mosaic creations, the tile, scrapbook printables, stencils on your ceiling, your Villa Lagoon houses, and so much more. I'm going to add a link right now. You inspire me.