It's Wednesday and the middle of the week and the Kay is working on a serious case of tired from dealing with some frustration and lots of busyness. I do appreciate y'all coming by and your unflagging support. Things are not all skittles and beer these days. I'll spare you the gory details and just say that it will be all right once I get my head wrapped around the problem and a satisfactory explanation. Groveling is in order. (I'm joking here.)
* I appreciate your kind remarks on my new template. I've decided that I like it, too, although orange is probably one of my 10 least favorite colors so I may do a little tweaking here and there as I add things.
* Y'all who have hung out here for a while know that I love words so the first paragraph's reference to 'skittles and beer' set me off on a Google search to learn it's etymology. It's roots are in Merry Olde England. Skittles was a bowling-type game played in pubs and of course y'all know about beer. Thus, the phrase refers to a having a good time. My times these days aren't all good but I shall prevail.
Here's a clip from a movie y'all might recall that sorta sums things up in a mere 38seconds and yeah, everything will be all right:
* I've been to two workshops on fiber art at Lynda's gallery and it's really interesting. I'm not really very artistic but Lynda is thrilled with what I've done because I adapted the technique and added "dimension and interest" in her words. God forbid that I do anything by the book!!!
* Russ' Filtered News debunks the cries of "Socialism!" from the GOP and it's toadies at Faux News (talk about "lamestream media"!) very nicely. It's his usual well-documented commentary and, as always, worth a look.
* I'm working very hard at some projects that have languished far too long which is hardly making a dent in all stuff the I want/need to do. Hey!! It's a start!
* I was stunned and amazed at a genealogy site I tripped across that dealt with my forbears on my dad's side. It was truly interesting and I really learned a lot about our family history since we left Scotland. It confirmed what I had long suspected: I'm definitely a candidate for membership the D.A.R. since my great-grandfather (4-5 generations back) was General Washington's water boy at the tender of fourteen and his dad and older brothers all fought in the Revolution. However, I'm with Groucho Marx: "I don't want to belong to any club that would have me as a member." Still, there are a couple good stories that might make good blog fodder.
* I'm hoping to get out of town this weekend with my new camera and visit some of the historic sites in the area and maybe look in on what the Amish are up to these days but we'll see how things go. Either/both are great de-stressors.
* Here's a blast from the summer of '66!!!!!
I tried mightily to get around to visit y'all and hope y'all are having a great day!!!!