Hi there.....

So kind of you to stop by....I do enjoy the company.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

A quote

I've been reading the Odd Thomas series by Dean Koontz.  There are some interesting thoughts and theories his character comes up with.  The following is from "Odd Hours" and says what just might be true today:

"If evil geniuses are so rare, why do so many bad people get away with so many crimes against their fellow citizens and, when they become leaders of nations, against humanity?
Edmund Burke provided the answer in 1795:  The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
.....It is also essential that good men and women not be educated and propagandized into believing that real evil is a myth and that all malevolent behavior is merely the result of a broken family's or failed society's shortcomings, amenable to cure by counseling and by the application of new economic theory."

Gives one something to think about.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

What to do....

The  frost is on the ground for the second day in a row.  I have a luncheon to go to.  Our fearless gallery leader will be telling us the latest in the possible passing of the baton of the 501C3 (the gallery we just closed). Meanwhile I have all this time on my hands now that I don't volunteer 3 days a week and there's so much to catch up on here at home I don't really know where to start.  I think the basement is the first place.  But now I have to think about getting ready for a wine festival where daughter and I will be vending next Saturday.  Everything is in boxes, etc. from when I brought it all home from the gallery.  Guess that's what I'll be doing the next few days.  It's only a one day event but hopefully a successful one. Daughter's best friend is even participating and she lives over an hour away.  I can only hope that the weather isn't as chilly as it is right now.  Indian summer would be welcome, at least next Saturday.  And no rain!!  I hate setting up in the rain.
Guess if I'm going to get the soup made for the luncheon I'd better get started.  Y'all have a loverly day and remember:  What doesn't kill you only delays the inevitable.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

I hab a code

I hab a code.  By nose is runnig.   I hab a coff, coff.  It's the change in weather.  Had to go down to the pond yesterday.  Luckily the water hasn't gotten code yet.  I need to go buy more tissues.  Maybe the one that kill germs.  Don't worry, you can't get it by reading this.
Hab a good day and remember:  Life is a four-letter word.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Home again

Got back home yesterday morning, took a shower, read my email then got on the road to Road Atlanta for the Petit LeMans.  Spent the day and half the night at the track, came home and crashed. 
It was a great week at the John C. Campbell Folk School.  I took an Appalachian Basket class. 
These are what I managed to get done.  My hands still ache but they'll be okay in a day or so.  I'm looking forward to getting next year's catalog to see what other classes will be offered.  Meanwhile I'll practice what I learned.
It's going to be a lazy day today.  I need more sleep.  Y'all have a glorious day.

Monday, October 7, 2013


Yesterday was the final day at the gallery.  Now the clean up begins.  I'm going over to get what I can fit in the van.  Tomorrow daughter is coming up and we'll hitch up the cargo trailer and go get the big table and chairs.  After she takes the kitty Peanutbutter to the vet to get that broken radius checked out.  Luckily she has a couple of people who are willing to take her (the kitty) after she has healed.  She's a sweet thing and whoever gets her will be pleased.
The last days at the gallery were quite sparse in sales despite that fact that everything was on sale at 30% off.  The people of Helen did not support us, that's for sure.  Nor did our friends and neighbors or folks who had been with us at the other location.  Yes, the economy had something to do with it, also.  But only this last year.  I can't tell you how many times I heard "I'll come over" from people I know but never saw there.  So J and I got tired.  Tired of people not showing up to "play" when they were scheduled.  Granted they were volunteers but it's still disappointing.  Many a day it was just J and me.  Now we don't need to worry about it. Everyone is going his/her own way.  There were talks about getting together every week or once a month at someone's house or studio.  I'll believe it when it happens.
"Nuff said.  Y'all have a really GOOD day and remember:  If it seems too good to be true. it usually is.