Thursday, December 29, 2005

Thursday's Thirteen #19

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1. I missed doing TT13 last week. I'm not sure I will get thirteen listed... I live a very boring life.

2. I've been in a strange place lately. No, not my apartment. I mean emotionally. BORING.

3. I saw my deranged neighbor take in a supply of moving boxes yesterday. I wish I knew if she would be staying until her time is up or if she will try to be out by the first of the month. I doubt the first is her goal... that's only two+ days. She has a load of stuff to move. Her apt. is crammed with stuff.

4. I don't truly hold any ill will towards my neighbor, although I've been trying to. Maybe that's why I've been in a strange place lately.

5. I don't 'get' a lot of the art that is out there. And I'm not saying its necessarily the art work. It may be more a problem of my own restricted thinking... but my gawd, you mean you actually paid money for that piece of crap?! See. I'm such a pedestrian sometimes. Holy Crap, Batman... you mean they devoted a full gallery for displaying that bullshit?! Yet at the same time there have been a painting here and there that I could relate too. Sigh. Such a pedestrian!

6. I'm babysitting one of my grandsons this New Year's Eve.... until the following evening. I can't do both at once so 'mom' has to line up two babysitters. I wish I was a better grandma, but I'm not so suck it up and move on with your life.

7. I'm gonna be chopping off my hair in the next few days. The only reason its as long as it is is because I didn't have any scissors that would cut hair. Fortunately, it doesn't make any difference what it looks like when done so no pressure there.

8. I've discovered a new coffee house fairly close to my place. Not a big deal, I know, but I discovered it by reading a blog and following a link. Gotta love those blogs.

9. I seldom get commercial coffee drinks anymore. I can take the money spent on one cup and buy some flavoring of my own that will last several days... and I like it better.

10. I'm impressed that Leanne can actually get through all her TT13 partners (reading the entries). That takes dogged determination. Its particularly impressive since she has family to care for and paintings to paint.

11. So, how much money do you make from selling your art?

12. Its interesting to see how many people feel their situation is "special" when in fact there are gazillion others going through the same thing. The big picture is illuminating.

13. Buggar buggar puddin' tain... Ask me again and I'll tell you the same. Huh?


Uisce said...

I hear you loud and clear on #9. A couple bucks on one cup of coffee, yikes! Thanks for stopping by my place!

Shelli said...

Lovely list. I am sure you are a fine grandma. Don't be so hard on yourself.

Thanks for coming by My 13

Leanne said...

Hah, now we're on the same TT! I knew we'd catch up with eachother one day. ;)

I'm a total "art pedestrian" too. I can appreciate it, but liking it and appreciating it are two entirely different things. ;)

Chopping off your hair?? How long is it? I'm growing mine out - no haircuts for me for 2006! (yeah. Wish me luck.)

10 & 11 - We had a couple of quiet days over Christmas - Friday was especially peaceful around here and I got all of my bloghopping done! How much money do I make - between paintings and graphic design/blog design - I make enough to call it extra income, enough to supplement when we're short. During my vacation donation I received over $3,000 in donations for paintings - that was over a couple of months. I don't know the cumulative total though, I haven't done my books yet. :D

Yes, it's worth pursuing, if that's what you're asking! xoxo

Anonymous said...

Flying over and dropping in to say hello, and whisking off cause I have no time to stay and play. My broom just cost $1,100 to wouldn't be the holidays if we didn't have something crapout on us. Happy New Year.....a new bill already in the making!!!!

zeb said...

Hey, I hear you about art. I am amazed sometimes at what art can cost and I can't even figure out what it is.

Boring you say, well heck you can be in a whole houseful of people and to me what is almost worse than boring is waiting on everybody making up their mind about who wants what to eat, where we may go to eat, who works late, who doesn't, who might ...oh well you know.

Anyway once again, I am enjoying your blog.

colleen said...

I like lots of art but what I would hang in my own house is a different story. Hope your haircut comes out nice. I'm playing too.

Veronika said...

I'm with you on the coffee thing! I love coffee, but not enough to dump $5 a shot.My grocery carries lot's of flavored syrups, not to mention flavored creamers - and it's just as good.
I hope your kids are grateful that you babysit!
I really like your #4. It's easy to hold a grudge and think of what you can do to p... her off, but what comes of that? I can't wait to read that she's finally gone!

MommaK said...

A hair chop, hmm? Can we see before & afters? You're very brave. I know someday I will have to cut my locks and I'm dreading it already!!

Happy late 13 & Happy New Year! :)