Did I mention that I have a bad cold? I stayed home all day yesterday with my head feeling like it might explode and that feeling of tingling my sinuses that you get when you dive into a swimming pool and get chlorine up your nose. Today is better, but not great. I am staying home again today and hoping that rest and relaxation will help. Maybe Toby will make me another hot toddy.
And I’m bored out of my mind. I’ve been surfing the net and leaving long messages on comments. I’m sure everyone loves for me to blog on their comment section. Although I am terribly dull and not a thing is happening, I thought I might as well come to my own blog and post something today. Besides the computer, the dogs have been my main source of entertainment. Ranger took over the new toy that I bought for the puppy. The puppy moved on to shoes, socks and gloves. After much debate and discussion, I think we will call the puppy Jack. – after Captain Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean. Of course there is also Jack Frost, Jack Roan, Jack be nimble, Jack the Ripper, etc. All of those seem to fit him pretty well. Jesse and I watched old Hanna Barbera cartoons on YouTube looking for appropriate sidekick names, since the pup seems to be a sidekick to our other dogs who ignore him as much as possible. We have Ranger, and we thought about calling the pup Tonto, but it didn’t fit. Bobalouie from Quick Draw McGraw seemed like a good name, but Toby didn’t like it. I liked Reddy from Ruff and Reddy (and the dog is red) but no one else liked the name. Huckleberry was a possibility, but not. Anyway, we had fun watching the cartoons on a Saturday morning. I have always wanted a pink poodle that I could call Ruby Tuesday, but it isn’t a good name for a male dog even if he is red. I liked Rubio, but got shot down on that one too. Jack will be a good name – if it sticks to him. A name has to fit and be easy off the lips. We will see.
The good news is that the weather is lousy – cold and windy – so I am not missing anything outdoors. Toby got in some elderberry plants to go with the huge garden and orchard he has been working on. If the weather is better tomorrow, we will plant them. He also started some plants from seed – something like 72 little plants. It is going to be a busy spring and summer. I feel like Claudette Colbert in The Egg and I. If you have never read that book, it is much better than the movie. I can picture myself canning more stuff than we could ever eat.
I got my card entries painted for the Soldiers Angel’s contest. SA wants to make more cards for the SA store. I don’t really know what they were wanting, but I painted four scenes from military life. Maybe one will work. I will post them soon. I am not on my desktop right now – leaving it for Toby to be working on tax stuff. – and the laptop has my paintings on it. I did post a couple of my paintings on my FaceBook page for Jake Woods to see, since I borrowed a couple photos from his blog and got permission to use them. Thanks Jake. Chris let me use one of his photos too. Thanks Chris.
Okay, enough rambling. I may go read my romance novel, since I don’t have an Amazon Kindle to download something really interesting. Or I may make the rounds of my favorite blogs and leave some more comments.