Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!

Google image enhanced.
Tried uploading this image half a year past unsucessfully. Tonight it was achieved. What was I thinking when I downloaded this picture? A horse of a different color? Maybe things aren't as they appear? Or was it back when I looked for meaning of a zebra toy discarded roadside? In any event, the individuals although similar in appearance would have different spirits and attitudes. We often hear, "act as if," as if things were as we would like them, as if lifes meaning were just around the next bend, as if peace were possible in our lifetime? I do wish for peace for all this new year, 2009. Not someday...but this year. Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

It's a Wonderful Life.

Finally weather held up and gave me an outing to draw! Bob is a great model and I look forward to future sessions. After three Tuesday nights cancelled because of dangerous roads...the glistening of flurries as we left this evening were still welcome. Added to the atmosphere. Enjoyed parking in front of the dam and seeing the rushing river, listening to it's powerful roar. The were sheets of ice breaking up and crashing below. Could have spent time right there, there was much to breath in. I'm overdue for a trip to the river. But a visit to David Hettinger's studio was in store and a glimpse into the working habits of a great artist were upon me. The flight of stairs to his studio raced my heart and breath...I do remember a time when I could race up and down stairs laughing...where did they go? Might I find them again? I was disappointed that the few artists I had invited could not make it out this evening, but with space constraints it may have been nicer with just the three of us anyway. Adds another plus for me since my large group conversation skills seriously lack...unless of course I am leading discussions. I felt as if I were back in my heart again, where time didn't exist. I was drawing...with light conversation and companionship and welcomed the return. Why don't I do that more often?

Friday, December 26, 2008

Hypothermia and Frostbite

Hypothermia and Frostbite

Many companion animals are at greater risk during the winter season than their counterparts. Those with an underlying illness, very young or very old, stray or outdoor companions without shelter, and those in shock from other trauma are at a greater risk for hypothermia. Dogs will shiver to speed up metabolism, temporarily raising their body temperature. Move a companion indoors promptly if he/she exhibits prolonged or aggressive shivering, shows no interest in playing, lifts one paw at a time, acts weak or lethargic, is confused or disorientated, walks in circles or doesn’t respond when called and begin the warming up process. Wrap him/her in a warm blanket and turn up the thermostat until he/she stops shivering. Warm water bottles or a heating pad on a low setting may be used to expedite the process, being certain to wrap the heat source in a towel to prevent accidental burns. Monitor the pets rectal temperature. A normal temperature for a dog ranges between 99.5-102.5 degrees Fahrenheit. A cat’s normal temperature range is 100-103.2 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove heat sources and un-tuck blankets once normal temperatures have resumed. When warmed and alert, offer food and water to provide added warmth and strength. If his/her condition does not improve or worsens, contact your veterinarian immediately. Signs of hypothermia include a weak pulse, decreased heart rate, dilated pupils, shivering, pale or blue mucous membranes, stupor, unconsciousness, and coma. Frostbite will generally affect the tips of ears, tail, genitals and footpads. Alongside the symptoms of hypothermia, there may be pale skin, blisters or hair loss. Quickly re-warm affected areas by immersing in warm water. Do not rub. If possible, elevate the area and apply a sterile dressing and bandage. Consult with your veterinarian on tissue damage or loss to the affected areas. May your winter season and be safe and comfortable and your New Year be filled with joy for you and your companions!

Upcoming article...repeated seasonally, but so very important. I picked up many frostbit strays after weather had warmed and snow is wet. Kittys lose tips of ears and tails quickly...and pads of feet are easily burnt by salts!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas Morning

We had a lovely Christmas Eve celebration with my family. My daughter had worked late and had not made it, but family and food and carols and joy pervaded the evening. Here my children came for breakfast. Familiar waffles and sausage, tea, coffee and juice. I always make plenty and freeze some quick breakfasts. Plenty of gratitude as we spent the morning together.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Dreaming of a White Christmas?

Finally the solstice, tomorrow our days begin to lengthen, even just a few minutes each day brings optimism. The dangerous wind chills and drifting snow are causing emergency warnings. But the predictions give us a white Christmas that we generally just hope for and more often than not don't receive. I'm working at rearranging my living area for working and I have 7 dogs underfoot. To take a break from that I have a cat who needs to wrap around my neck while I'm on the computer. Well actually anytime, but at the computer I'm a sitting duck. She needs a nail trim. I'm somewhat scarred from being her climbing post. She doesn't understand at all why I'm so displeased with her affections. It must be cabin fever. Captain is balking at the cold and I should fashion him a sweatshirt of sorts since his coat is barely a half inch thick. Dixie, the chihuahua also refuses to go out. Back to the reorder of living quarters for Christmas much to little time.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Black Iris Gallery

I intended to share this info a while back and life just keeps happening. The gallery is hosting Kendall Art Guild's Holiday show. I'm exhibiting my small holiday prints here through January 1st. Was not aware it existed before KAG's newsletter. It is a gallery/frame shop and owner, Nicole has been swamped with holiday gift jobs. Hoping they'll shop when picking up their orders!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Winter Wonderland

I was snowed out again. Tuesday evening and plans were for life drawing. I felt fortunate to make it home safe. This morning I saw a car wrapped around a telephone pole. It must have been overnight as a Com Ed truck was parked behind it. Do I want to know it's story? Not sure I can handle it right now. So awful are the roads and so unsafe for travel. I got off at 3:00PM, an hour after the snow began to fall and it appeared that many, many others got off early today. The roads were full of cars, and the ride home was harried. Once home, I could begin to enjoy the snow and did a little shoveling. Not much as most likely drifting will cover whatever I remove. The dogs enjoyed the snow. It was not like last weeks ice storm. It glittered. It was cleansing. I had emergency furnace repair on Saturday and new part installed on Monday afternoon, loads of gratitude as the part and service were written up under warranty. Seems just in time, propane tank filled and repair before storms. Tonight I matted a group of my Christmas prints. It was a good thing, to spend some time with my art. My finger is not healing as quickly as I'd like and many different projects have made me wince. It is numb while I type. I'm working hard to keep myself out of general winter depression and am so looking forward to the upcoming solstice and lengthening of days! I don't mind cold as much as darkness.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Is it winter yet?

Hit black ice on my way to work and wondered if I'd stop 20 feet past turn! But the skies out west were blue and it cheered my spirit. Before I got to work the skies above were sunny and I was able to get my lunchtime walk in today as the sunshine cleared the main roads. It was lovely, I was getting warm till I turned back to the chill and I could feel my cheeks brighten. I needed that sunshine more than I needed food or rest. The days are growing so short and my time so restricted. The dogs decided to craze me back over as the sun went down...barking at the honking geese...playing door games...I'm sure you've been out three times and haven't you been out four? They're asking to go out again but I've shushed them all, I'm winding down and need to keep a single focus for a moment and half. A Christmas letter was really appreciated today. Cousin's son was married in September, I hadn't heard, was someone expected to fill me in? Positive family tales are so soothing in the bleakness of this recession. It's so easy to only hear those trials and hardships that challenge our core beings and keep us from moving forward. As usual I hadn't accomplished my intentions today, but I did move forward...maybe tomorrow the camera will come out again.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


New pictures would be nice! I am saddened that winter has arrived early...there will be a lot of snow before spring, and drifting and shoveling. Canceled evening plans to draw, should have worked on comission while home but putzed through some more decluttering. Keep on hoping I'll find my lens. Guess it's the needle in the haystack and when the haystick is gone, there it will be. Had a busy day with projects at work, all day hoped an evening of drawing would be in he plans, but then an evening of reading would be nice also. Several books I've been setting on for awhile while trying to keep up with tribes journey through some great inspiration. Maybe I'll get some snow pictures. Best get off to bed to rise and shovel my way out!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Somewhere Over the Rainbow.

All the intentions for the day seem to just fall to the wayside as pertinent tasks reclaim my time. As I drove home from work/chiropractor/grocery, I saw off to my right a brilliant orange sunset and to the left a sherbet rainbow heading directly above me. The weather had finally broke from the freeze and I spent an hour out with the dogs cleaning up after them in the backyard. That pleased them so. Hopefully the evening rains will not freeze a layer of ice over the car and roads. I'm so looking forward to an evening of drawing tomorrow and will be disappointed if predicted storms come to pass. A coworker was laid off today, and I couldn't feel positive about the downward spiral my finances and life have taken. Still no lens for my glasses. No repair for car break in. Rear brakes still needing repair. And the phone calls to elicit donations? They don't want to hear what I am saying, likely what the majority of their calls are saying, but I was once told charity begins at home. When new glasses become reality, I will be able to consider giving cash donations again. The upside of having rescue supplies come through for me and knowing the dogs will have food for the next four months without weekly concerns if enough money will be made to feed us all. The odd correlation this week is the famous icon photo of the great depression by Dorothea Lange referred to as the Migrant Mother made the news again and I've been considering borrowing my ink wash of same for fabulous fakes exhibit coming up in February at Naperville Art League. Or maybe I'll do a color pencil drawing of Michelangelo's David. Time will be a factor in determining directions. I will never forget my son telling me that we should leave it all and live out on the beach in California. We could be the poster for current recession. Homes being lost...time to buy into the promised land. Is it on a beach out there? Is that job offer still good?

Saturday, December 6, 2008


Winter's not even here and I'm tired of it! The frigid temps and icy roads are rather uncomfortable. We've been through odd temperature changes and this current chill is unsettling. We could be here for three-four months since it isn't officially winter yet! Tonight there are tractors out taking down corn for silage. It was odd to see them out warming up with lights across the fields. Now they're nearly in my back yard! My rescue supply of dog food came through today and we're set for a couple months. Big sighs of relief as I had to buy last weeks 4o pounds. Not sure how I was going to swing feeding the pack without aid. How do you release misfits back into a system that condemned them? The food took up most of my day as I had some total rearranging to fit 540# food in an overcrowded basement. Besides unloading the car to the living area then 30 trips downstairs to the basement. I had about three bags left, when my legs began arguing about stairs. But it is done, I got a great workout, and made progress on cleaning the basement...which is where I print and mat and frame! And of course colonise my rescue cats!I am cold yet now...the heat is not rising as quick as my body temp needs it to. I'll probably need to start dropping the temp less while I'm gone...unless of course a warm up is going to return. So my day off, or I should say my day of just one evening job was eventful, exhausting, and even encouraging. Hope tomorrow brings good.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Winter is here.

The shortened days are quickly passing. Does that mean Spring will soon be here? Triple shifts, extra errands and certainly my day is overfull.I had a child's Grandmother a half hour late on Tuesday! I was unable to drop off my work at new Sandwich gallery, and quite fearful of what weather forecasts were sharing!Evening shift started rather late yesterday as I made time after children's class to fit that errand into agenda. What am I looking for at this point? Christmas sales will come in handy in January.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

I found it!

Well, I had intended to drop off my work at Black Iris Gallery in Sandwich but a little girl's Grandmother was a half hour late picking her up in the class I substituted today. Hopefully I can swing it tomorrow. It's quite frustrating when drop off hours are only during working hours. Some artists have to support themselves and children at regular jobs. I was able to get down and print up the beginnings of editions of my series. I will have to remember that I must wear clothes to get inked rather than clothes to teach!
Im watching for the winter wonderland that other's are reporting but I didn't get four inches snow, but snow mixed with rain and walks are icy yet. Tomorrow is expected to bring more of the same. I'd intended to get weights in the back of my top heavy vehicle, we'll see how the morning progresses. Another day, another class and hopefully a run to the gallery before evening shift at clinic.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Where did they go?

I was uploading image for NAL's Holiday Art-Craft Show, I blink my eyes and it's lost in cyberspace! Overtired. Managed to get art to holiday show and returned home to finish pot of turkey rice soup and finish framing piece with mishap yesterday. Picked up a new piece of glass and it snapped! Finally re framed without the mischievous cat hair that vexed me yesterday. In touch with life group invited to next weeks session. Hopefully a go. Tomorrow I substitute for a Yorkville class then off to Sandwich to turn in pieces at Kendall Art Guild's exhibit there.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Camera Crisis

I took a ton of family photos, and I don't believe anyone else brought their camera out. But my settings were off and all my pictures had movement in them! Photo of my daughter Rachel and boyfriend Loyal. Photo with nephews Dale, Rex and center son RC and Randell. My mountain man, can't even see his dredlocks and my mirror image son who like me just got his glasses at 20. He's followed my heart and it's hurt him also. Can you even see his glasses in the blur. His smile was evident to me and I need that. More than anything life has to offer I need to see my children smile. It makes every little discomfort worthwhile.
After fogging out online, sleeping in front of computer, I was able to grab that second wind and get to some more framing. Had crisis with one print. Glass was non glare and didn't have another piece in same size. After deciding to use it anyway, chipped frame paint...touched that up and while it's wet noticed a cat hair beneath the glass. For some reason it seems that piece wasn't meant to be, but tomorrow when the paint has dried I will remove that.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

More pictures to take tomorrow at family's Thanksgiving. It will be so good to see all the family, I believe they all will be there. My children will be there anyway. It's not often enough that I get to see them.
Currently taking care of self...last three days bike rides and last two days target training muscle groups. This afternoon's trips up and down stairs were rather trying. I was able to get another set of prints matted, the first set framed and as evening fell, another coat of paint on second set of frames. Unbelievable that four coats are necessary.

Friday, November 28, 2008


Working to keep a forward momentum and things just don't cooperate. Cooked down a pumpkin that was frozen and came up with pumpkin water. It will enhance the turkey soup. My frame painting trial became disaster after paint did not dry after 24 hours, when it was supposed to dry by 4-6:00 hours. I cleaned off the upper layer with paint thinner and looked at inspiration. Deadlines are coming quickly.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

I'm Thankful

For the wonderful weather. Last year at this time we had freezing rain. I saw something or other about snow but I wasn't going to pay attention yet! My son came over today with a ladder and helped me clean the gutters and hang Christmas lights. I cooked the turkey and stuffing, cleaned the bird, made a first batch of turkey soup stock and interacted with the new neighbor. My suspicion is the chestnut is not broke as it wore no halter and stayed quite distant from my attentions. They apparently have access to the barn by way of new paddocks. Maybe a shared carrot tomorrow. I had an afternoon bike ride and pleasantly there was very little traffic. It likely was dinner time around the area. I only noticed one of about ten houses that had guests in my four mile ride. The others must have gone out to relatives or friends. The young male calves watched me pedal my ole Schwinn and one had the audacity to charge forward to the fence line, he received a happy how do you do as I so enjoy the attention of kindred spirits. I set out to accomplish much today and with some realignment I still accomplished much. Just not the same as my days agenda. Still to find the eyeglass lens. Maybe tomorrow.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

I'm Thankful for...New Neighbors!

Oh, I hope they stay! I came home and such a lovely sight. Ran out and took some photos, they were rather aloof, but it would be their first day here! They are so beautiful..can't wait to see them run!
After,before, between jobs today I tended to tasks needing to be done. Caught up on laundry, dishes, banking, grocery shopping, thawing turkey, sanding and painting frames. I'm now ready to set awhile with a good flick (The Notebook, I just found after many searches!)and see what happens if I add some color to my butterflies.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Life Tonight

Challenging evening with two models. Twice as much work in same time frame. Although one of my sketches just had single model. I was pleased to see Lauren after many years. I regretted that I had picked up my work from previous show on Saturday as there had been one of her. Sounds like she scheduled to come back after holiday break. Last evening of life drawing session until holiday show comes down. It was packed. Just enough elbow space. People I'd not met before. Sharing of wine and appetizers must draw the friends out!
I had an interesting children's class today, subbing I had no idea where these kids would be in skills and what had been taught previously. The school is out already for Thanksgiving and boy were these kids talking! I was a little frustrated with their aspiring perfection and left it at a point where they must imagine and create their own backgrounds and decorative motifs. We touched on skills in technique that would apply to each picture they create and left it on that.
Stopped at vet to pick up my free turkey and waited about 20 minutes for practice owner to come out of appointment to thank and wish a Happy Thanksgiving. I'll be there tomorrow evening but doubt that he will. Too bad I don't start holiday tomorrow! I'm ready for a long one. Second coat of paint on recycled frames. One may need a third as it was initially white. Keep on keeping on!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Making do.

My daughter's clothes drying rack was easier to pull out rather than hang lines for prints to dry. Truly not too many will fit.
Looked out at the rain this morning and no sooner thought, Thank God it's not cold enough to snow when the flakes arrived. With rain under the snow the car windows were messy. I'm not at all ready for subzero temperatures, ice, and least of all the darkness.I have a really hard time leaving for work when it's already dark. I want to stay home. But I walked today in meditation, had chiropractic adjustment, banked, worked second job, made overdue phone call, and most importantly, sanded and put first coat of black paint on recycled frames,and matted a set of prints for holiday show. Wanted to have them ready tomorrow to save a trip, but the paint wants a 24 hour recoat plus 24 more to dry. Hoped I'd have time to put my feet up for a spell, but eating dinner at 10PM. Suppose that's much better than snacking at night. Tomorrow is last life workshop till after the holidays. Which road am I traveling?

Sunday, November 23, 2008

A couple more proofs.

I thought I'd add color pencil to these proofs as I'm very displeased with them as they are. I might go back and try an inked proof, but I'm not visualizing it in a solid color.
My day today was in culmination of ideas. I had intended to sand and paint some recycled frames for these prints tonight but sheer exhaustion from extensive afternoon yardwork, settled me into chapter of Art and Fear. Probably first week of this new book I'm on track. I raked an extensive area of lawn, hoping to find the missing lens, but no reports of it's whereabouts. Burning leaves. Putting away lawn furniture and new canopy. Removed gas from one of the tractors for winter care. All of these positive accomplishments could not rest my mind as todays revelation albeit always an unspoken knowing was made apparent. My father will continue chemo indefinately. He's been given a two month prognosis if he discontinues chemo. While we pray for miracles, it's brought an understanding as to why my father isn't fighting this disease like a winner. All the crazymaking selfserving insanities can set on the backburner while I pull into acceptance.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Looky Loo!

Today I crossed comfort levels and guess what? I loved it there!I pulled together several little linocuts so long overdue to print and proofed them. I so wanted to continue working with them but I had to get ready for evening work. But these pieces are drying and will get framed up for several different holiday shows. Plates are about 3X5 inches. Should fit into that Christmas gift price range. It was crazy to do, I had no room to soak and blot papers. To ink plates and print. To take time to discover where I needed press settings to fall to emboss my prints. But yee hah!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

A quote.

"You have to leave your comfort zone and go into the wilderness of your intuition. You can't get there by bus, only by hard work."

Photo's taken by coordinator of Women's Business Network. A sampling of Laura's work, and my nudes so graciously accepted by group. Of course I smiled. I didn't feel judged by my subject matter. Intend to have a much more polished exhibit next year. And of course a new pair of glasses!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Computer issues and exceptional photo!

My computer crashed repeatedly tonight as I upload photos. This picture Laura took of my mentors studio table. It is so grounding to see it, feel the reverberations possible of all the different items atop the table. I was intending to upload the album Laura had taken and shared with me and of course it wasn't showing up in my files. Would it help to kick the computer? Not likely. Another day tomorrow and I need to catch a little shut eye before it arrives.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

life tonight

Well...I've taken pictures three times and coming out too blurry too share. Tomorrow is another day. Same model as last week, Jordan, now 24 years, is traveling to Colorado, taken a tourist season job. Doesn't that sound wonderful? Thinking in four months instead of lifetime? Same age as my little girl, a whole lot less constrained and capable of seeing life as a whole. Maybe when she comes back I can introduce her to my little boy! Hope they're decipherable!

Monday, November 17, 2008

WBN Expo

Had time off today to prepare and get ready for Expo. Rachel dropped in to get a few more of her things and just when she thought she was through, I had her go back again through a few things I wanted to give to Goodwill. So we got a bag together. That's a little declutter accomplished today! Cleaned art and wrapped corners for transport. Wiped down exhibit boards and hauled them out to my van. At some point today I lost a lens to my glasses and I fear it may be somewhere out in the yard under fall leaves. Had an old pair of atom ant glasses and thought at least they are returning to current fashion. Just another crises to deal with, when it fits in schedule. Or when finances can compensate with new eyeware. find that lens. My cousin Nancy came to Expo, it was good to see her and she said she'd come back to January meeting. That would be so great to see her more frequently! We'd been seeing each other about once a year at sister Dorene's annual pigroast. I didn't go this year either. Always working.Subbing another class this week and the days should fly quickly into next weekend...into next week...and so on and so on and so on.

Sunday, November 16, 2008


"Care for your soul. Honor the Divinity within you by practicing extreme self-care."
Gift card I had received at Potlatch not too long past. A worthy reminder when 30 directions seem like no forward motion. Some extra self giving overdue. A good nights sleep may help. Believing that needs will be met. Stepping that toe out into the future even though blackness obscures the view.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Friday, November 14, 2008

Be Open.

Be open, be available, be exposed, be skinless.
Dance around in your bones.
~Wallace Stegner

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Thanks Laura!

Here's the flyer I was so unsucessful with yesterday! Laura shrunk it and emailed it to me. Why didn't I think of that?
I had a enjoyable class today with an easy lesson so the hour was quite interesting. I understood the kids intentions and was able to challenge them. Except the one little stick in the mud who had no intention of doing anything I might have requested. Imagine her shock when her little brother was advancing with skill rapidly! Did she listen while she still rejected my lesson? I was told afterward it normally is a talkative class that doesn't accomplish as much. Which is why I get placed in classrooms where discipline is already lost, the truth is what I teach, not would you care to join us? We're all in this together and it's happening NOW!
Did not get to the sorting needed...Still need to locate items for the bank. Where do I begin to look? Years of insanity pile things together. Why doesn't Captain Destructo handle these issues for me? It would be so much nicer to throw away a box of paperwork than another pair of shoes! Overdue rest is calling. And tomorrow I may "Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal." ~Pamela Vault Starr
I should say, "my soul!"

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Well, whatever.

I've wasted the last hour trying to upload a file image!
I'll just retype it here without graphics as I've wasted far too much time:

WBN EXPO - November 17th
North Central College's Annual Women's Business Network Expo

During the evening area women will share with attendees their businesses. A variety of businesses will be represented including:
*Wellness Products
*Skincare Products
*Hand made greeting cards
*Proofing Services
*Mentoring Service for Writers
*Real Estate Brokerage
*Creative illustration and design services
*Fine crafted accessories for the home and wardrobe including handbags and scarves
*Pearl jewelry
*And more!

Items for Sale- Giveaways- FREE!

November 17th, 2008 from 6:30-8:30 PM
North Central College
White Activities Center-Fireside Lounge
325 E. Benton Ave.
Naperville, Illinois

See that exclamation point after the "And more" that's me who procrastinates far too much and doesn't accomplish intended tasks! OK...maybe because I was waiting for approval to show my nudes...but the group said YES! I'm nowhere near what I intended to achieve since I've had several months to prepare, but heck, I'm preparing 30 different directions and usually it's my personal intentions that fall by the wayside. So be there or be square...and hope I make it too! (I'll be there if even with a small portfolio.)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


Life came just in time! Before more sprockets blow! I really didn't sleep at all yesterday,the night long it had been impossible to relax. Well, I slept soundly a couple hours before dogs woke me, but then it was over. Where's that leap of faith? I stepped out and took some action on making changes and found out there's a mulitude of uncorrected garbage on my credit rating. Will history ever let go?

Jordan here is a new model gaining experience. She has stamina and beauty. We had a wonderful session with David Hettinger explaining the direction he takes with his drawings and why. Enlightening, grounding. Shorter sketches to share here. Jordan has beautiful proportions and no one seemed to notice how they drooped with the passing of time. Muscles changed and so did the drawings. The close up was a foreshortened pose I really blew...well, it looked nice but there was space that shouldn't have been there.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Battle grounds

Worked today with a collector who imposed harsher unrealistic payments of me. A judge would have been fairer. Even the judges of this area who believe they've heard it all and impose bias against all before them in court. They believe the justice system works? When attorneys and judges open their hearts to truth and honesty, then the system will work. Until then their bias unfairly treats all stand before them. While twisted minds get away with evils and innocents get blamed. A tangent? Do I go to court and hope there is a heart? I've spent over ten years in the courts and have yet to see anything but attorneys taking money from impoverished people who have learned that in the courts their still small voice doesn't count. What counts is how much you have and are willing to pay an attorney. If I had enough to pay an attorney, would not then the debt been repaid? Would that life ever be kind? There are users everywhere feeding off the system and users feeding off the just. How much change can one person create? How much loss is expected before eyes open and ears hear? Who is the vulture holding your debt? Likely the same one that advertises to be the good guy rather than the loan shark who will take all so you might have medical procedures necessary. They also want your soul.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Not ready for winter temperatures.

Recent pictures from state park. Much warmer day. Reflections upon the water of colors I'd been hoping to see. I spent afternoon getting somewhat caught up with outdoor work. Mulched leaves inside fenced area. Cleared wire from burning pile. Rearranged garage to get new tractor inside. Flat tire, stressed battery...I pushed it in, but it is in and there is no longer ice on the seat! Found a glass tiled piece of plywood in the garage with glass shattered. Not a clue where that might have come from. But will go out with Tuesday's trash. Quite a bit of rearranging, still need to bring in patio set, but darkness set in as well as chills. Baked some zucchini bread to warm the house and crashed the evening. Wiped out and looking forward to some shut eye.