Sunday, January 25, 2015

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Random pictures from my life. I 've been too busy recently.Too much work and no play.No time even to think let along dream or do art.The closest thing to something  creative was to take pictures during those two or three weeks.As you can see in the pictures I still try to keep up with my New Year's resolution and drink a lot of herb tea.This one is mint and the ginger bread cookies...well,I had to make them even after Christmas,They are so delicious!!!One of the reason to be busy after work were my daughter's basketball games.It is so much fun to watch her and her team play.They are not the strongest team  in the area but they grew up a lot and it is so entertaining to watch them play.I look forward to watching every single game.At some point during those endless work weeks I started feeling the cabin fever really bad .I had to go out for a walk in the snow.I had to...Down the bridge,down the bike trail I went in wind and cold....But I felt really,really good after that walk.
And yesterday we went to eat out at Texas Road House.It is a little bit spendy for us but we had a good reason.My husband and I celebrated our anniversary and it was a special treat for all tree of us.The secret is:we looooove their BBQ ribs.
The last drawing  of a random cat was inspired by the Internet.I hope I haven't posted it before,It's an old one and I do not want to bore you with the same images over and over again.She reminds me of our new cat Maya.I am under the influence of her overload of cuteness and at the same time she can be a naughty little thing.But I can never be mad at her.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Happy New Year!








   
Christmas brought a lot of warmth and joy to our house.Christmas songs have been played on the trumpet,delicious food has been eaten,lots of presents have been opened,So much excitement for people and pets.And then the New Years celebration was quieter,spent at home with some more delicious food and a glass of wine watching the New Year's show from Time's Square.It was quieter in the house because the kids were not home celebrating with their friends.They had fun for sure as well as we did.I loved this New Year's show and almost all the performers who sang.It was great!
And now we have to start getting used to the idea that the Holiday season is over./I wish it could last at least for another month!!!/I have to start thinking about a New Year's resolution.I don't know yet...The only thing I could think of was that I have to start drinking more herb tea.There was a period in my life when I drank a lot of herb tea and was very healthy,no flu could knock me over.Oh,...and maybe my regular one:To make more time for sketching/drawing and art.In two words to be creative.So,guys let's be more creative in the New Year 2015.Let's make time for  the things we like to do!HAPPY NEW YEAR to all of you,who stops by to read my blog!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

The most wonderful time of the year!!!










It's the most wonderful time of the year as they say in the song.I enjoy every minute of it whenever I can.Especially this weekend.I am almost recovered from the nasty flu I got at the beginning of the week.It was not fun I am telling you.My whole family was sick with the cough,fiver,chills,body aches-the works!But we survived and everything is back to normal now,thank god.These pictures are snippets of  my day today.Very rarely I will be able to post pictures on the day I take them but today is one of these days.I got a lot of rest and drank a lot of herb tea with chocolate cakes,did some chores and took a lot of pictures,cooked delicious creamy potato soup and went to the Christmas parade with my girl and her friends.It is one of those days that create memories.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Snapshots from the end of November







It was a wonderful three-day weekend spent in the slow lane.There was a lot of  resting, cooking,decorating for Christmas,knitting,reading books,coffee drinking and shopping.
Down went the Fall decorations and up went the Christmas tree.We can't have a real one because my husband is allergic to pine trees.And this year we also have to skip on all the breakable decorations because our Maya is quite a trouble maker.We are afraid that one day when coming after work we will find the whole Christmas tree down on the floor.Let's hope she won't go that far though.
The cute deer in the first picture is a thrift store find.I love treasure hunting in the thrift stores.
I've been in a knitting mood recently making hat after hat and scarf after scarf.When I am stressed out I reach for the knitting needles.Knitting has such a therapeutic effect on me.The idea for the hat with the little owls is from Pintrest.I saw the picture and thought to myself "Oh,I can make that!"And I did it.My daughter liked it too ,so I made one for her as well.I am sorry I don't have a picture of hers to show you.
The pencil sketch in the last picture is from 12 days ago.I did it when I started reading The Fault Of Our Stars by John Green.I finished the book yesterday and I loved it.I haven't see the movie yet.I did not want to see it before I read the book.My daughter has seen it already and she said she cried a lot.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Random post







Random post with random pictures from my fall. Snippets from my life.The ground is covered with snow but astronomically it is still fall.A fall that was warm and sunny not long ago and now it is freezing cold and snowy.My life is busy and exhausting at the moment and it was kind of surprise to myself to find time to blog.I am usually so tired that I prefer to do something more passive like reading a book or going on my tablet.I am so glad that I am back to reading Surprisingly I sometimes menage to do some sketching but forget to take pictures of my sketches.This is why my sketch is back from August.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Maya




We added a new member to our family.She is about one year old,adopted from the animal shelter.They found her wandering downtown Rochester.Apparently she belonged to somebody who hadn't been able to take care of her anymore.Why do I think so?Because nobody claimed her from the shelter.We named her Maya.We thought about different names like Nelly,Autumn and even Olga,my daughter's idea but it seems that Maya fits her the best.We are in love with her!She is the sweetest,cuddly little kitty!The picture  would be perfect if our other kitty ,Precious,was not going through a very jealous stage.At first she was very interested in her and looked like they would get along but now she is trying to put up a fight almost every day.We usually interfere when the things start to get ugly and hope that the time will help them learn how to live together.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Smiles from our Halloween

Our cat Precious and a pumpkin.It could have been our Halloween card.

Auntie Matilda visited us for Halloween  again.




The pumpkins!

The trick-or-treating bunch ready for action.
Some goofy photo shoots

At the end it is all about candy.