Thursday, May 31, 2007
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Here's a photo thanks to NH Fish and Game and the internet. Last night we had a bat in the house, which Leo spotted (well Leo eyeballed something but being a cat- it could have been anything from a moth to a mouse), I heard it trying to get out the screen on the skylight, and Katie spotted. (Twice, the first time she thought it was a big moth). Of course we didn't know it was a bat until katie saw it and recognized it. She comes into my room and says so matter-of-factly "There's a bat in my room." I tell her to close the door to her room, and then I decided to go in and open her windows so the bat can fly out. Now I'm not scared of bats- they swoop around otuside while we use hot tub and I don't even flinch, but this one was crawling out from under her door into the hall. Not what I expected in any way! I screamed and ran into my room, slamming the door. "Dave- get the net."
"You're the animal man."
With Leo as the tracker, he eventually got the bat in a fishing net in my studio. It was stunned when he let it go, but this morning there was no bat to be found outside. I hope it flew off eventually. In the NH Fish and Game website it said these bats can live for 20-30 years and eat 50% of their body weight a night in insects- like those mosquitoes that are everywhere right now.
Of course, my screaming scared big old 90 pound Harley to death, and he sat on the couch with Katie and myself as we waited for Dave to make his catch, shaking, and then once caught and we were going to bed, Harley went outside and wouldn't come back in. I had to pull him by his collar. Poor baby boy. And Katie who was so calm earlier decided she had to sleep on our floor- just in case the bat was still around which he wasn't...
Wish I could be calm and not a screamer, and I'm ok afterwards because I will pull my courage together, but that initial unexpected action is what sets me off...
That was our Adventure at home at 10 p.m. on the Memorial day Monday!
Monday, May 28, 2007
Saturday, May 26, 2007
Thursday, May 24, 2007
Was reading the reviews, not the best- but that's ok, it should be fun- and hopefully they don't try to do everything like Spider Man 3 did (Spiderman: get rid of the Sandman- especially since they changed the story of the uncle's death and that was old from movie 1- didn't need addressing in my opinion).
OK, so favorite Johnny Depp flicks-where I can actually gaze onto him-of course
My #1 Johnny Depp film: The 9th Gate
Then we will add, but not neccesarily in order since the next 3 are all pretty close to call-
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Benny and Joon
I know I'm missing a few that are not hopping into my head right now, but this is a good start at least. The 9th Gate is a favorite, great story, a bit gothic/a bit spooky, chance to see some of Europe in glimpses, which is topper with me right now, has books in it-which of course books are GREAT...
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Friday, May 18, 2007
Helps to talk to someone and come to the realization it can be ok to say NO.
Can I just put in for a leave of absence? I will need to work but let Dave take care of the main things instead of me. I am tired of that. I don't have excitement for here now. What could I do instead? HMMMMM. I am careered out right now. I am thinking it is time- that the moment is now to go and make a change.
I wish I knew what. I am tired of feeling this way and this was suppose to be just atemporary hold over- yet it turned into a long temporary 22 years...not so temporary- time to find what it is I am suppose to do and what I can do that won't drive me constantly crazy and will get me off high blood pressure meds and give me some not so scheduled time- I am so tired of always a bell every 90 minutes...
I know- whine, whine, whine, but sometimes I just feels really good to whine.
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
and then Cashel. From from inside looking out.
Saturday, May 12, 2007
Thursday, May 10, 2007
Remember my year's project, a museum a month- a few museums a month in some cases . To recap- in January I went to Harvard Natural History Museum, February- the Credit Union Museum of America, March-I saw 3! The Museum of Fine Arts Boston Paris Fashion Week Exhibit, The Darwin Exhibit at the Science Museum, and a field trip to the Aquarium. April- Back to the Harvard Natural History Museum on a field trip, and then all those places in Ireland- were they really museums? Lost of ruins, Cathedrals that might as well be museums, (Ireland was a trip about walking outside and seeing various historic buildings/ruins).
Tonight Katie and I went on a shopping adventure- really fun and nice change of pace. Got some shorts and some new short sleeve V necks at Eddie Bauer- great for our summer weather1
Fill you in on my adventure tomorrow.
Wednesday, May 9, 2007
Tuesday, May 8, 2007
Monday, May 7, 2007
But who's complaining?
30 Days of school left!!!!!!! (Then I get to be an artist full time for the summer- well, sort of full time, since everyone needs some summer to read a good book, kick back and relax.)
Thursday, May 3, 2007
Week is going fast. Put some small finishing touches on my travel journal- mainly filled the 3 pages that were empty. I had a hard time figuring out how to judge the space in the book-but did a great job keeping pages and making them varied- I should take some photos and blog them for your viewing.
Otherwise- been getting back into NH time- going through my pictures and adding some words or cropping. Its like reliving the trip again.
So commercial on tv- question- if you could drop it all for 3 months- where would you go?
1- England, Wales, Scotland
4- Back to Italy
5- West Coast of Ireland
9- Siciliy, Capri
10-Maybe a quick buzz to Morocco
11- Norway, more of Sweden and Denmark
13- Not to forget- Amsterdam/The Netherlands
Maybe I will find something not popping into my head right now-like do the whole continent-add Switzerland, Estonia...etc.
I would do Monument Valley, Petrified Forest, Mesa Verde
Back to Vegas, then Death Valley
Of course back to California
this list goes on and on
never mind Japan
where would you like to take me-Dave?
Now the show is the Western Ireland- where we never got to unfortunately...think I'll focus on that. Goodnight.