It has been a slow week, and I have nothing exciting to say. That could be good news. At least nothing horrible has happened.
My Little Girls art class came on Tuesday. We did graph drawings. Using our rulers, we made one inch squares on a photo of a dinosaur (statue). Then we made a graph on our drawing paper. The lesson was to draw the individual squares exactly as you saw them. As you draw each square, the whole dinosaur eventually takes shape. Of course part of the lesson was to look at the whole picture to make sure you got it right. Then we transferred our dinosaur drawing to a clean sheet of paper and added the details (eyes, scales, muscles, etc) and the shading. My girls did well, but there is always someone who draws what is not there - what they cannot see. Ex: the feet of the dinosaur were hidden by grass. You could not actually see his toes. Yet, one girl drew toes on the dinosaur, and another girl copied her toes. So I asked, "Can you actually see his toes or do you happen to know what a triceratops' toes look like?" It is funny how our minds work. We often draw what we know, but not what we see. Chances are that what we know is wrong.
In other big news, the hubby had a colonoscopy. Last time he had one, the anesthesia made him loopy all day. Fortunately, they used different stuff, and he was coherent afterwards. He got a good report, and we came home to rest and regroup. Later in the day, we went over to Lawton to do a bit of shopping and to eat Mexican food since Toby was hungry. We went into Hobby Lobby to do some shopping for a birthday gift for GBN1 and to check out the art supplies. I have a love/hate relationship with HL. I love to buy art supplies there when they are on sale, but sometimes they make me crazy. A few weeks ago, art paper and pads were on sale 40% off. I bought up lot of art pads for my girls. As I checked out, the clerk said that one package of art paper was not on sale. Now, I've bought this same paper many times before when art paper was on sale, and I said as much. She turned to the manager who happened by and asked him if it were on sale. He said no, because it was not "bound" paper - like a pad. I chose not to buy the paper - general principle of the thang. The next week when I was in HL (yes, it can occur weekly) I pointed out to the clerk that she had been in error - that many of the art pads were not "bound" and yet had been on sale - so why not the one pad. The clerk just looked at me. So I tried Michaels the next week. I bought a pad that said it was half-off. At the check-out, the clerk said it was not half-off unless you bought two pads - it was in the small print. I threw a fit telling the girl how small print made me madder'n hell. So yesterday in HL when pastel pencils were on sale, I tried to buy a small set of pastels - a brand I had never tried. At the check-out, the girl said they were not on sale unless they were over 9.99. I burst out laughing - how very ridiculous. It was that small print stuff again. Toby was very proud of me for not throwing a fit this time. Yeah well, I started to ask the girl if she wanted me to put them back and then throw them across the store. Na, you know I would never do that.
I did start a painting this week, but it is too early to show you. The weather has been cold and windy, which I don't mind. Although, I need to be out walking and riding my bike and getting ready for great adventures this summer. But, I seem to be a fair weather exerciser.
That's all I got. Sunday will be my tenth blogoversary.