|Ellis and Me at a healthier, happier time. This photo was taken BC. My hair was "Richard Gere Gray."|
We're sick. We missed Christmas. We're missing New Years. We're missing feeling festive. We've got cabin fever.
|A woman with a cold isn't a pretty sight.|
Actually this one looks like I had
more than a cold--like the mumps.
Self Portrait #1, watercolor
I have seen every Christmas movie there is, (with the exception of The Bad Santa with Billy Bob Thornton and The Santa Clause with Tim Allen), plus a few not so Christmasy ones. Taking a break after The Girl With The Pearl Earring and before the start of War Horse, I checked the computer on my way to get a new box of tissues and discovered I had cleared 25 GB. For a brief second, I was thrilled, actually felt better, but then went into a hacking coughing fit that took me back to the couch where we are down to the pay movies. The Bourne Legacy is a pretty good fourth edition in that series even without Mat Damon.
I resented having to pay for Home Alone and The Family Man, but I could never find them for free when I was up. Comcast really sucks the bucks, but I'll probably pay in six more for the Tim Allen and The Billy Bob classic to round up the season.
Food has been a problem. With both Ellis and me knocked out of the ball game with headaches, coughs, chills, scratchy throats, you name it, neither of us wants to venture out to the market. We want our moms.
That being impossible, I went last Wednesday to stock up on Barq's rootbeer and get some blintzes to make a souffle. Ellis made his way there Sunday to get some more--and some potato chips--and some Mother's chicken soup with matzoh balls--not the crap I made up from substitutions.
|Self Portrait, Drawing Pen|
Maybe this was the last time I had a cold?
Sick or just dissatisfied with our congress,I
didn't see myself looking too good.
Ellis says I'm eating too much salt. I say, "What's it going to do make me sick?" We're going slowly out of our minds. That's all I need is a vertigo attack on top of all this. Today, we might venture out to pass this thing on-- just like that woman on the plane who couldn't stop coughing and didn't cover her mouth. I put a hex on her house!
Sorry folks. No more Mrs. Nice Guy. One more day on the couch or at the computer may kill me. If you're in this area, don't go to Alexanders. We'll be the couple in the corner wearing sanitary masks and coughing our guts out while spraying the table with disinfectant. Happy New Year to you all though. May you be in better condition and spirits than we are.
LANDSCAPE STUDIES I'VE REDISCOVERED THIS MORNING suggest not to give up the genre. I like the abstract quality and the intensity of these drawings. The fact that I discovered them sifting through my files once again this morning shows I'm improving--but I'm still far from the happy, go lucky kid I usually am :-)
|Spring Grasses, Pastel|
|Grasses, Soluble markers|
|Spring Snow, Soluble markers|
|Spring Woods, Soluble Markers, Study|
|Spring Woods, Soluble Markers, Study 2#|
|Ragweed, Soluble Markers|