Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Watercolor at the breakfast table

This painting began yesterday at Lou Currin's watercolor class. This morning I finished it at the breakfast table. There is something about the blue and orange that I like.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

I saved my dog this morning!

At the breakfast table, Buddy was doing his usual jumping on me and licking me (which usually means he wants me to fill his ball with treats so he can spend the next 20 minutes getting them out)...but I felt something.....something on his felt like a splinter of wood or thorn possibly. Every time he licked my hand, I could feel it. It didn't seem to bother him. I gave him his acrylic bone with some peanut butter thinking that the roughness of the bone - he might get that thing out by himself. I fretted. And I fretted. I took a shower. Came out and it (the thing) was still there. I got dressed. Thinking of the $100 at least bill from the vet. Then I got myself together, and sat on the bed. He came over and looked up at me. I opened his mouth and I could see a needle had pierced his tongue. It was at least 1/2 inch into his tongue and another 1/2 inch sticking out. I reached in and pulled it out. No sign of pain except on my face.

I feel so much better now that the weight of the world is off my shoulders. FYI: The needle was 1.25" long and sharp at both ends....I don't know where he got it or what it could have been. Maybe I don't want to know.


Sent from my iPad

Monday, March 25, 2013

March 25 at the breakfast table

Painting on the ipad at the breakfast table has been one of my favorite things. 30 minutes, I can share it! Today was "Pear and Mug". Enjoy!

Friday, March 22, 2013

From my breakfast table this morning

An orange with leaves. Created on my ipad with 53 paper

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Just made a batch of crystalized ginger!

Very easy but it takes some time. Start off with cutting off the skin of over a pound of fresh ginger. Best to buy in Spring before the ginger gets stringy.

Once the skin is removed, cut the ginger in thin slices. Then cook the ginger in a stainless steel pan. Bring to a boil and then on simmer for ten minutes. Drain the water and put fresh water and cover the ginger and cook it again (same way)...

Add 4 cups of sugar (that's right, that is not a typo,) to the pan with the cooked ginger slices, add the candy thermometer, boil until it reads 225F. Let it sit for an hour and place into a glass jar with lid. It will last a year in your refrigerator.

Did you know that eating ginger is good for people who suffer from "vertigo".

Saturday, March 2, 2013