Monday, May 18, 2015

Monday Morning This and That

Celebration is a kind of food we all need in our lives, and each individual brings a special recipe or offering, so that together we will make a great feast. Celebration is a human need that we must not, and can not, deny. It is richer and fuller when many work and then celebrate together.

Corita Kent and Jan Steward
Good morning, everyone.  Hope you all had a good weekend.  I know I did.  Spent a lot of time on hobbies and reading.  On Friday I went to the fruit stand and found broccoli on sale...2 bunches for a dollar.  Couldn't resist so I bought two huge bunches.  Would have bought more but hubby doesn't eat it.  Later I sprinkled it with garlic oil, sesame oil, and low sodium soy sauce and put it in the oven for roasting.  It tasted so good.

Practiced some with my art on Saturday.  I've come to the realization that the projects I have been taking on are far too advanced for me and have decided that simple projects are the way to go.  I tend to get discouraged quickly when I spend a lot of time on something, and then I mess it up because I don't know what I am doing.  I also have to start listening to my instructor and stop trying for perfection.  Instead I have to make it my own.   With that being said, I am going to start all over again, and this way learn the correct way, not trying to jump ahead of the instructor.  

I just didn't know where to stop.

And I never know when to leave well enough alone.  For example, I was painting some little plastic flowers I had in a vase, and it was looking very nice.   But. I wasn't content so I kept adding and adding and adding until I totally destroyed it.  All I can do is keep practicing.  Definitely not giving up.

On Sunday morn I went to church then headed back home.  Too warm and humid out there for me.  The weather has been so changeable this spring.  Hubby and I were talking about it last night.  I actually had to dig out one of my flannel gowns the other day.  It was so darn cold in the house.

Made a simple meal last night...spaghetti with meat sauce.  Sunday is always pasta day.  To begin with, I grew up with pasta Sunday.  At least two Sundays a month we had Italian food.  I also like to have pasta at least four days before weigh in because, I'm sorry, I can't eat half a cup.  Heck, I can't even eat one cup I love it so much.  So, having it on Sunday gives me 3 full days until weigh in.  And that, my friends, is my weekly cheat.  Better than cakes and candy.

Have a good one.  


  1. I've never made broccoli that way, sounds so delicious. I'm going to have to try it.

    You would be surprised to know that many artists have hard time knowing where to stop. It's so hard to put away that brush and call something done.

    Funny you should say about the weather... I was just talking with hubby about it. This May has been a roller coaster so far. We have stretches of hot summer weather and then stretches of cooler weather when daily temperatures are great but at night it goes down to 2-3 Celsius. That's crazy. This whole working week supposed to be like that.

  2. There's a saying -- "Art is knowing when something is finished." A hard skill to acquire! Every artist has to learn it!