Tuesday, 8 August 2006

Ran after balloons again

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Got an sms telling me "the balloons are flying". Went to look for them but couldn't see them. So I went to pee. And through the bathroom window I see - a balloon! Forget peeing, off I went.

Here is the results.. or some of it. I suppose all of the photos are rather mediocre, but I so enjoy balloons that I insist on posting them!









































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Monday, 7 August 2006

Balloons and Painting

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So. What happened shortly after I wrote last night's post, was that as I was taking the garbage out I saw a hot air balloon real close up, with the sun from the right angle and all. So I ran in after my camera, but found that the battery was totally dead. Charged it for two minutes, then ran out hunting the balloon.. in slippers. I don't come far before I see another balloon even closer, but it disappears down behind the trees some distance away before I get in range. The first balloon was a bit too far away, and I now had the sunset against me, but well.. here is what I got. (Click to enlarge).
























Today I finished the painting, I think. You never know.
This is a horrible photo, wet paint, too bad lighting and the flash being too unflattering, but well, it's what I got. This is the first I have painted since christmas '04.
























I wanted to make a white painting. I failed badly.
Woman in a park at night.
I think it maybe looks like she is growing out of the water, or standing in it. The painting is darker than it looks here, though.

Sunday, 6 August 2006

To find time for it all

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What I did do this weekend:
  • Cook 2 lbs of chicken fillets (80% meat according to tho package - I presume the rest was water, it usually is. But I will not rant about cheating grocers.)
  • Cook a large kettle of beans, and one with peas. For my freezer, makes cooking quicker later (for those not in the know, it takes some hours of watering them out, then of boiling them).
  • Spend time with Skid. Yay!
  • Test the grill Tru left me with the flat (spicy sausages, corn cobs and pineapple on the grill and baking potatoes and an onion in the coals).
  • Sleep (amazingly enough)
  • Bake an apple pie. Yay 2!
  • Clean the bathroom and the kitchen.
  • Mend a top that had lost its button (which reminds me, I have more buttons lying about that need to be reattached).
  • Spend some time with my plants (the only one which is dying is a cactus. Everything else thrives.)
  • Cut my right thumb and my left palm.
  • Sort all my clothes except the ones that are in boxes in the attic. Result: Two banana boxes of clothes and one of shoes/boots to sell/give away.

What did I not do that I should have done:
  • Finish the painting I started earlier in the week and was intending to photo and post here.
  • Photo.
  • Drink my bottle of wine that I had chilled.
  • Test my new sewing machine.
I am sure I forgot something.

My apologies for my lack of diligence with the photos - but life sort of takes over at times.