Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Winging It

I've got the day off today and there is a ton of stuff I should/could be doing but I seem to have gotten sucked into the vortex of the internet and am having trouble breaking free.  I also figured I hadn't written a post in two days so I needed to come up with something!  So ... this isn't exactly a random stream of consciousness thing but here we go ...

I could get used to having regular days off again.  This week I'm only working five - that's right FIVE - shifts and it's kinda nice!

I picked up my photo from the Mystic Arts Gallery on Sunday at the close of the show that it was in and was handed some paperwork by the lady at the desk about a couple more shows coming up very soon.  She was very complimentary towards my photo and suggested I submit work for the upcoming shows.  I'm thinking about it but just can't decide on which pictures to use.  What I think of as art is definitely not what a lot of other people think of as art!

Matter of fact, when I stopped at the gate to the parking lot where the attendant collects parking fees and said I was there to "pick up my artwork" I felt rather strange saying that as I don't consider my photos to be artwork - just pictures.

Amanda is an artist - I just like to fool around with the camera.

There's some drama at work with one of my dispatch partners and her marriage that has made me again remember why I don't mind being alone.  The decision to end my marriage was tough but in the end, it was definitely worth it.  I wouldn't want to be walking in her shoes for love or money right now.

I would, however, love to be able to hold hands with someone again.  There are times when the Queen song "Find Me Somebody to Love" plays on a continuous loop through my head but I guess that's just life.

Reading posts by Sandee's husband, Zane, makes me really wish for a good man in my life - especially as it seems he and Sarge Charlie are competing for most romantic guy on the internet!  Why are all the good ones always taken??

A very special guy in my life dropped a cooler off on my backstep this morning that contained a very large, very chilled bottle of wine - a gift from he and his wife to help alleviate some of the stress I've been having lately. Guess what I'll be doing later while catching up on shows on the DVR??  Thank you, Andrew - and Bethany, too!

I need to renew my driver's license, Amanda needs to get a state-issued ID card, I need to open a bank account for her, she needs to get a meningitis shot that she's really NOT looking forward to, I need to mow the lawn, Amanda needs to get her final high school transcripts, I need to write a really large check to Montserrat, Amanda needs to think about what she's taking with her to college ... I need to get off this computer!


  1. Your photographs are art Linda. I wish you would just embrace that fact. Just saying. I'm so very proud of you.

    Zane is indeed a romantic as is Sarge. Miss Bee is a lucky lady as I am.

    You need to do lots of stuff and I hope you did get off the computer and get things done. That way you can enjoy a glass or two of that wine. I know you enjoy a good glass of wine. Me too.

    Have a terrific day. Big hug. :)

  2. Anonymous12:22 PM EDT

    hmm, regarding that special someone who dropped off the wine--I don't know much about this "someone" but that sounds very romantic to me! I would love it if I had someone in my life to drop off wine on my backstep! :)

    Enjoy your day, Linda.

  3. Of course your photographs are art Linda!

    With all you have to do on your mind open that wine and drink it NOW!x

  4. What Sandee said. I love to see you go to work for some travel journal magazine. Your photos and history posts are awesome!

    Big checks are only fun when you're on the receiving end, that's for sure!

    And I too would love to find my soul-mate. I wouldn't mind if he wasn't all that romantic. ::sigh::

    Big hugs :)

  5. So much red tape you have to get through.

  6. Anonymous4:37 PM EDT

    I third Sandee's comment. The meningitis shot isn't too bad. One quick poke and it's done. it's the what happens when you don't take stuff that she needs to worry about...

  7. oh gosh honey, i totally see your photos as art!!! and i love this kind of post too...

    smiles, bee

  8. Since I'm late arriving, I am now 4th on Sandee's comments! No doubt your work is art...and worthy of showing the world. Go for it. And good luck on all those chores. Just take one thing at a time.

    Big hugs, honey...

  9. I think your photos are art. You find the subjects. You carefully frame them with consideration of the light and composition of objects. You capture the image.

    Art is a variety of things created in a variety of ways.

  10. I'm tired just thinking of the stuff that has to be done, but you will get it done.

  11. You deserve all the best in life, Linda. You will find him...or better yet...he will find YOU. Just keep being you.


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