Wednesday, May 12, 2010

What happened??

Well, I guess mostly LIFE happened.

I haven't had such a stressful and weird period in my life since 1998. Thank goodness the worst seems to be over.

This is the longest I have gone without blogging, too. I was able to pop in periodically to check on everyone else's blogs, but my stagnated waiting for me to have time to sit down. Oy!

Here I sit. FINALLY

Everything in my life came to a head all at once. All three of the kids' activities went through the roof, obligations loomed, a friend passed away suddenly...

..and then there was THIS.

THIS is Cookie. She is a good girl, but she came to us with a lot of "un-learning" to do. And, if you are in any way familiar with Basset Hounds, you know that they can be a

So, for almost two weeks, we have been working and working on making Cookie a dog that is comfortable and well adjusted. A few more tweaks and we'll be there.

It's a good thing that she's cute! Have you ever heard a Basset?

They don't bark; they BAY!
"A-rooooooooooooooooooooooooo. A-roooooooooooooooooooo!"

Oh Yeah! I almost forgot to mention....This was one of the "kid related" projects that set me back a bit. I was to paint coconuts for a dance.
68 coconuts. Sixty-eight.
Luckily, I actually enjoyed this one! It was a hoot. How often in life does one get to paint coconuts?

The tricky part was finding time to do it when my daughter wasn't home, as it was supposed to be a surprise.

Luckily, it all worked out in the end.

Hopefully, I am back to stay. I was able to finish up some commission work, thanks to the patience and kindness of my patrons, and I should be able to roll along until the end of the school year. (No more commissions until July, though. Too many other obligations on the table.)

Until next time, happy treading water! Keep those heads up!



  1. Welcome back Theresa! Yep, life can certainly get in the way of computer time periodically. Love the coconuts, they look great! Cookie is basset hounds.


  2. Welcome back! So sorry about your friend. Cookie looks like a ton of fun and those coconuts are fantastic too! :)

  3. hahahha...oh,'re working on slowing down..... right.... and in between all the other stuff you're painting 68 cocoanuts.... hmmmmmmmm

  4. I was wondering where you were!!!

    Glad your back Theresa!

    My sister owned a basset hound, and yes that dog had a mind of it's own~ but oh so sweet...

    Pattee : )

  5. Welcome Back Theresa. Love your dog, very,very cute!
    The cocnuts are wonderful, just wonderful!
    Glad to see you!
    Love and hugs!

  6. Wow.. what a lovely cookie she is :O) 68, OMG how did you ever do 68!! My concentration wouldn't have got me passed 3!

  7. Hi Theresa!
    Life is busy... Love the coconuts!
    and I just want to give Cookie a big hug. She is adorable.


  8. HI...I missed you. I hope you can come back soon. I so can relate and understand... Have a great weekend!!

  9. Cookie looks so sweet. Best of luck with the "un-learning" :)

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