Boy, am I a cheer spreader or what… let me depress the neighborhood with my depressing posts about dying animals. Tune in tomorrow when I give you all the sad tale of my pus-filled toe. Reality note: I don’t really have a pus-filled toe, but wouldn’t that be something that y’all would die to read… right after you hit me in the head with a frying pan. Pus stories will be saved for my Journal that I haven’t written in since approximately 1988 when I told everyone about the weather and what we ate for school lunch that day… corn dogs, I believe… and something fried.
Saturday I was bound and determined to spend as much time on my feet as possible… keep my mind off of things… get in my steppage… and do some fun things. I had a packed day planned… none of which included watching the Real Housewives of Logan, UT marathon (LOL… so there is not such a Real Housewives show… but how awesome would that be!? All these Loganite women arguing about Kohl’s sales, Jell-O salads, green or orange… and sick kids! TUNE IN!) It just so happened that Saturday was the annual “Art On the Lawn” shindig up the street at this really cool older house. I’m all about the older houses… especially the ones with a 2-holer out back… Sears and Roebuck catalog on the side. I’m definitely not artsy myself… in fact, I’m pretty sure I was born with the anti-artistic bone… just shoved in my body at birth. I was one of those kids who had a hard time drawing a stick figure correctly… but I think that I was definitely born with the “appreciates arts and crafts” bone and I love to look at the creations others come up with.
This sign is from 2006 (durrrr), but they have one from every year hanging around the house… and all the attendees (kids and adults) create it by slopping some paint on the canvas on their way out. Gives it character, I think!
This here was my chair because they thought I still weighed 530 pounds… Do not adjust your screens… the chair IS that big!
We just so happened to run into my good friends, Merle and Haggard… That’s right, Haggard… cheez-it up that grin! Merle had obviously had a rough night… hanging out at the trashy bars! 😛
And also ran into my car, Beulah, the Buick’s great great great great great grandpa 4 times removed… (take that Avster… Buicks DO have more fun!)
It was a beautiful day… a fun artsy lawn thinger… and I was even inspired to attempt my own crafting project when I saw these:
What the heck are they, Merle!? They’re pretty little lawn flowers made out of copper tubing (the stem) and old plates, saucers, and cups, glued together to make the flower portion. I guess I’ll have to hang out at the DI and/or antique shops more often!
Art on the lawn… gotta love it! By the by… dude in the hat does NOT come with the bench if you purchase it… DOES NOT! I already asked. I came away with one treasure. I bought me a little ceramic plate thing that I aim to set underneath my soap dispenser in the bathroom. It’s crafted with the words Live, Laugh, and Love all around the edges. A nice reminder for me when I’m washing my paddies for the 5000th time that day.
Question of the Day: Are you artsy? If so, what do you do? If not, what would you like to be good at?