Monday, October 12, 2015

Kernels of Corn no. 10–Mid October


Have you ever been so exhausted AND you were SO restless and collapsed right where you were?  Is that what they mean by sleeping like a baby?


isn’t he precious?  Liam—was just that the other day. He would NOT go to sleep.  I finally picked him and and put him on the couch with me and let him crawl all over me, until he collapsed.  Eventually, I might have closed my eyes and gotten 10- 20- …40 winks, too!


I’m continuing the habit I picked up over the summer of drawing on a regular basis.  I started this after joining ICAD 2015.   I don’t have any formal lessons (as you can probably tell), though I do read a few blogs here and there that give pointers and there is of course, always YouTube!  (full of tips). 

If the photo of the drawing above resembles an APPLE, well, then I guess the practice is making improvement and you tube is in fact helping!


While looking for a particular set of photos from 2003—I found this old picture of myself.  I snapped a picture of it with my phone.  I cropped just the face, no point in showing all of me, BUT…  it’s true.  I’ve lost weight in the past 10-12 years!



and I’ve stopped coloring my hair.  The gray is starting to come in nicely too.  Oh how I long for a silver head of hair, like my Granny!

…and I have a crate of photos under my bed really need to be cataloged, dated; with names on the backs of the pictures and put into books so that people can enjoy them!  This job has been officially added to my list of TO-DO’s! …hmmm, de-cluttering or crafting lists? …doesn’t matter.  It’s on the list!



I snapped this picture…(yes, it’s true I was driving)  on the way to take my grand-kids to school this week.  This sunset was amazing. Taken through the dirty wind-shield of my car just doesn’t do it justice. ** I promise not to make this a habit.  I really try not to even look at my phone while I’m driving. So don’t lecture me in the comments….



The last kernel, this go around;  we’re making some head-way on the camper! I was finally able to slap some paint on the inside after getting almost all the trim up.  After that, it will be screens and … oh yeah!  we got the carpet cut and laid inside! I just love the chocolate-y color!  



Yes… it shows every bit of dirt.

Yes… it’s carpet. IN. A. CAMPER.  Sometimes it’s just better to let the Wookie win. There is a new post here @ Lil’ Camper that Could… if you’re interested.

While I’m on the last Kernel… let me just say, how very kind you all are--- for never once rubbing my nose in the fact  pointing out to me that I’ve misspelled the word kernel ever since I started this little feature.

…AND THAT’S why I love you dear readers! well, one of the reasons.


‘Til next time, be blessed y’all!

He has told you O, man; and what does the LORD require of you?  But to do justice, love mercy and walk humbly with your God. ~ Micah 6:8


Ann said...

I sure wish I could say that I've lost weight over the last 10 years. Just the opposite for me. I've got the gray hair

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

Liam is adorable!! Great job on your artwork. You are talented!
Have a great day.

Art and Sand said...

I am debating about going natural with my hair. I'm not sure how to ease into it. I started by having 5 inches cut off and already it looks healthier.

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Love a sleeping baby. They always look as sweet and tender and beautiful and ..... asleep. Took a peek at your trailer progress. Looking good, a lot of work.

Shug said...

Your last little comment made me laugh....Girl, I misspell ALL THE TIME and my punctuation is horrible. No one ever corrects me and I just keep on putting those commas IN. Must be the way I talk? Lol.. Camper is coming along very well....I know you will be happy to get out there and use it. Hoping your week is a great one...

NanaDiana said...

LOL- About the
You look great-I think you look younger than you did all those years ago. Your apple is perfect-great job, I think.
My hair won't take color anymore so I am silvery-white by I was blond so growing it out was pretty easy.
Have a great week, Patrica. Oh-and that little Liam is darling....xo Diana

Kristina said...

You look great! The camper is going well too. Your art work is coming along so nicely.

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

The apple looks nice! I don't think too many people worry about the spelling these days with all the auto fill our devices have. Glad things are going well.

My Repurposed Life said...

what a sweet sleeping baby! :)

yay for how good you look these days. I still color my hair, not sure I'll ever stop. hehehe

I've always thought you draw really well. I enjoyed your icad series a lot.

take care my friend!!!


Laurel@ChippingwithCharm said... sweet! I remember when my babies would crash like that...sometimes they still do :) I love your camper. I've been telling my husband we need one to redo too...

Mrs. W. said...


I came by through If you do stuff, stuff gets done.

Your blog name sounded interesting. :)
How blessed you are to have a beautiful grandbaby. I'm still waiting - no married children yet; it could be a long wait.

Good job on the drawing. I too am trying to get myself drawing on a regular basis - not so easy to do.

What fun for you to have a camper to fix up! I camper like that is a dream of mine.

:) Hope

Angel said...

I cannot let my gray go just yet. It's so stringy and yucky looking! When my mom's came in it was salt and pepper and beautiful. Not me. :(

Liam is so sweet!!!

Rhonda said...

Good morning, just dropping by to see how you are. Missed your posts....

Stone Cottage Adventures said...

Liam is adorable! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures