Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The Fragrance of a Tuesday!

My house SMELLED like a 'Tuesday' today!
The most familiar Tuesday scent is turpentine! Even though I seldom start to actually paint until after 6:00 pm  I put out the art table much earlier! This sets the stage and gets the creative juices going.

It was 100 degrees today but the mornings continue to be bearable in the gazebo.

While I didn't take in a movie - I DID make a Goodwill run!
I found 3 more wine glasses from the Alto Vineyards to go with the 2 I bought a few weeks ago.
The 'Girls Gone Wine' glass is especially pretty!

I also picked up this lamp for $7.99 (less 25%!) for the kitchen table.
It is heavier and nicer than the one I was using.
That one will go out in the camper.

A Ramen Noodle Salad recipe has been making the rounds on Facebook.
I made it this afternoon and it is delicious!!! We'll be going over to Quadville tomorrow and my Mother and Deanie are coming to see the babies and have lunch with us. An assortment of salads seems like a good menu.

Another delightful smell in my house today - a sour cream pound cake!
This will be dessert tomorrow!

For supper Louis Dean and I had a bowl of pinto beans ladled over home made corn bread and served with slices of onion! An old fashioned meal - but a good one.

I finally finished the chores of the day and settled down with a glass of tea and my oils!
I couldn't find the recipe book I took this picture from so I simply finished painting it to my satisfaction and called it DONE! 

I also finished the Umbrella painting.
'Rained' it. Glazed it. Framed it. HUNG it.
Never mind it is still wet! The WALL is the safest place to put a wet painting around here.

Thank you so much for the many prayers for our little Raynie! I am happy to report that she is MUCH better! She is home now and improving by leaps and bounds. 

She was such a trooper!!
Raynie actually WATCHED as they put the IV in and didn't even bat an eye at it!
WOW!!! She's a tough cookie!

It appears she had a case of Cyclospora. 

Cyclospora is an intestinal illness caused by a one-cell parasite invisible to the naked eye. It takes around two weeks to incubate then causes intense diarrhea, loss of appetite, weight loss, stomach cramps and pain, bloating, nausea and fatigue. 
"It's typically a lower intestinal symptom like diarrhea and it can go on for a very long time, for weeks," says Dr. Ed Dominguez, an infectious disease specialist in Dallas, TX. 
Praise God she is getting well now! Her biggest problem was being so severely dehydrated.
You can use a spray solution of vinegar and water (1 part white vinegar to 3 parts water) on your fruits and veggies then rinse thoroughly with water. That's what we are going to do!

Louis Dean is playing the piano while I write. He is pretty amazing - he has played the guitar for years but at 76 years of age he is now teaching himself to play the piano! He is truly a life long learner!!
I'm about to shut the house down and go to bed.
It's been a GOOD Tuesday - and the house STILL smells good!!


Shannon Hopps said...

LOVE beans, cornbread and sliced onion! I was raised on that. Makes me miss my folks. Glad your little one is better, what a tough couple of days she has had! Great blog entry as always.

Kathy said...

I am so glad Rayne is doing better. We will continue to pray for her complete recovery.

Tuesdays surely are YOUR day. Love both of your paintings. And the lamp you got for your table reminds me a lot of the one I have on mine. Guess we have the same taste.


That umbrella painting is MARVELOUS!! Shows so much emotion I think.

And the ramen noodle recipe?!! Where do I find it? It does look delicious.

It was good to read the good news - health-wise.

GrandmaSue said...

I just love reading your post each morning. I can not wait to retire ( 3 more years) and paint and cook and spend time with my sweet husband of 40+ years. Thanks for sharing.

jackie collins said...

I love your blog. I am new to blogging and want to thank you for sharing your talents, your beauty and your inner self. It is such a treat to log on and read about your day, you are such a delightful person. Love the photos! I have posted your blog onto mine, thank you for allowing us to be part of your life!

Val @ It's Always Sunny in Somerville said...

Linda, I've never commented before but I was on CNN.com today and saw an article about a cyclospora outbreak. Have you seen this?


Susie said...

Linda, Is there anything you and LD can't do?? So talented, both of you.I absolutely love the umbrella painting.Love it !! So glad to hear that Rayne is doing better... I've been reading about that cyclospora going around...we need to always remember to wash everything from the stores. xoxo,Susie
p.s. I am still praying for Rayne, can't stand when kids are sick.

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Your painting is fabulous. I can't paint a straight line...so I really appreciate other's art!!

Carole said...

Linda, I really like your umbrella painting - just lovely!

Linda said...

Hi Linda, I absolutely love your umbrella painting! I really like the lamp and wine glasses you got, too.

bj said...

O, dear Linda...that painting !! the Umbrellas...
I am so in love with it...do you ever sell your paintings? I seriously would LOVE to hang this or one like it in my new home....:)
Beans, cornbread and onion...one of our very favorite meals..we have it at least once a month. I like a big glass of Texas Sweet Tea with mine. :))
I am so happy to hear your Rayne is doing much better. Bless her heart...

Vee said...

That painting is exceptional...will it keep that "wet look." So glad that Raynie has responded quickly to treatment. We got I'll once on watermelon so now I make sure to wash it before we cut into it. I just hadn't thought of it the way one thinks to for other fruits. Soon you'll be sharing a video of LD playing the piano!