Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Orange!






(missus and the easy peasey Monday crossword, and me and a piggy doodle)
My pal Tink has the weekly photo challenge, and here is some ORANGE!
Missus collects fountain pens and she has a few. I have a few too, and this is my set. Parker made what they called the Big Red fountain pen and pencil in the 1930s, but what they call red is actually orange. Classy and cool, eh?


(wavy groovy bottles by Gary Rith)


(our purple house)

Where does the time go? Feb 28, 2006 we closed and left our house in New Hampshire with a big UHAUL and 3 dogs and 2 cats and a check in our pockets for central NY. We stayed in my parents barn (it has been restored into a painting studio for my dad) but we sure as hell didn't plan on staying there long, on a snowy hilltop in the middle of nowhere in a little barn room with all our dogs and cats and belongings. We saw this house March 13, said we wanted to buy it and move in right away. Many people were interested in this house, but the purple color put people off, and ours was the most serious offer, and it was 70 degrees, unusally beautiful, March 31, 2006 when we moved in. (it snowed all the next week, totally ordinary!)
So, we spent exactly a month in my parents' barn, and now here in our HEAVENLY purple house for 3 years. :)

Just remembering, I dreamt first of a zombie invasion. They were SO slow and would have been harmless, but they were relentless. (hmmm, Sean of the Dead anybody?) Next i dreamt a friend of mine was telling me I am fat. Hmm, I weigh the same that I have been since I was 17. Maybe even thinner than when I was 17. I think I am going to have to punch this friend in the nose next time I see them, LIAR, SLANDERER!!!!!!!!!!

13 comments:

g-man said...

Love the psychedelic cat masthead. Concrats on three years. (Happens to be my eldest sons birthday, he will be 20 this year)

jimgottuso said...

congrats on the 3 year anniversary... i love crosswords! i was looking in the picture to see if you all were stuck anywhere but no... doing them in pen means confidence. is that wavy groovy the one in the previous post? that would be some fast turnaround.

Knight said...

Ha ha. I hate when I have dreams that make me upset with people for no real reason. Don't punch the friend in the nose. Just give them some cookies to fatten them up a little.

Jay said...

I don't do crosswords in pen. I have to be able to erase my stupid guesses and put in the correct answer after I've googled it. ;-)

fiwa said...

Whoa! I LOVE the new header picture - that is so cool!

Did Maude make the sweater she is wearing in the top picture? It looks so cozy. And I love the groovy wavies.

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

No, she didn't make that one, and I was surprised she did the crossword in pen (but I needed this pic!) but she didn't mess any up, I helped a little and it was only the easy Monday after all....

Linda Starr said...

Wow, those wavy pots came out so beautiful, congratulations; I'm mellow yellow today.

Janet said...

I loved Sean of the Dead!!!

Farmer*swife said...

YAY on your house! I love it and I think it fits you and the missus perfectly. Knowing you, I couldn't imagine you in anything ordinary.

And, a potter in a purple house? Perfect!

Reb said...

If I do crosswords in ink, I am guaranteed to make a mistake! Love the pen & pencil set though.

Beautiful colour on the wavy bottles.

kcinnova said...

Knight is funny: make your friend fat instead. Revenge is sweet, esp. when there are cookies involved!

Tink said...

I stink at crosswords. Great piggie. And those pots are lovely as always.

Emily SIL said...

You saw the house for the first time on March 13, 2006? Did you know that's your late father-in-law's birthday? (You have three birthdays on the thirteenth day of a month among your in-laws: Grandma Beth was 10/13/02, Dad was 3/13/32, and I'm 1/13...as well you know. But I think that date, 3/13 is prophetic.