Monday, November 24, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving from TPC and me

It's almost time for Thanksgiving, so hopefully most of you are having short work weeks! I am working as ever, at my artwork, as this is the season for sales (even if the horrible economy is making that tough on us retailers, so far we are doing pretty good).

My mom and dad are up in Ohio, and will have turkey dinner with friends out in a beautiful area I used to ride horses at. There used to be a big stable called Red Raider out near Burton, in the rolling hills of the country near our old house. Now, the huge stable has been sold and all the land was made into luxury homes. Time moves on, I guess, but the homes are lovely. Their friends live on a lake there, so I am so glad they will have a great atmosphere and good friends to be with on the holiday. I'm homesick and wish I could be with them. Florida is nice but I love Ohio. If I move back there someday, I'm going to live somewhere near the countryside again. I miss those rolling hills. Florida may have a hill somewhere in this state, I just haven't found it yet. Flat as a pancake.

Today I will stop working long enough to make a pumpkin pie and mashed potatoes. I am not doing the whole feast this time, but will at Christmas. My Tgiving is going to be a roasted chicken from my local grocery store, which is really good (and cheap). How I wish my Thanksgiving was like the Rockwell picture (above), with family all around. Truth is, my family is tiny and we live so far away from one another. They are with me in my heart, though and when we can see eachother, we will. To me, THAT will be my real Thanksgiving. Until then, it's work, a little good food and two purring cats to help me with the leftovers :)

One cat who isn't afraid of the Roomba! hehe

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Now I've Seen Everything

Some marine biologists apparently have a little too much time on their hands, hehe. Now, for your useless bandwidth viewing pleasure is...a shrimp on a treadmill. It's about time that little crustacean slacker got a little exercise :) Move those swimmerets!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Holiday gift ideas for friends and family

Here is some of my latest designs on a variety of great gifts for animal lovers. Click on any item to go to it directly or go to my Zazzle site at:

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Congratulations, President Barack Obama!

Do the "Dance of Joy"

The elections are over, and everyone I know is celebrating, including me. Our candidate, Barack Obama is the next President of the United States! It is really exciting to know that we will have a leader who looks out for the middle class. Hopefully, he will restore this nation to its once dignified and respected status.

On a sad note, Sarah Palin, we will miss your folky interviews and skits on SNL. I sure wouldn't have wanted to be a female politician in such a race. A tough thing to do, and now you can go back to Alaska and be done with it all.

I think John McCain is a good man and wish him well. He did his best, and loves his country. If he wasn't up against such a strong opponent, he may have had a chance. Give yourself time to relax after this crazy race, you sure do deserve it.

As for the rest of us, we can all take a break from election mayhem. What a race. It was the best one I've ever been involved with.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Cats for Obama


Kitty biting on Bush's head

Here's a few feline Barack Obama supporters, courtesy of Cats for Obama at:

Monday, November 03, 2008

Election Day Eve..Drawing and Waiting

It's a gorgeous day here in Florida, cool and perfect. I am working on a poster illustration as I watch the political frenzy on CNN. Pundits wonder who would win if Hillary Clinton won against Sarah Palin. Geez, that is desperate, that's no contest. Hillary would and should win. One guy wrote in and said to the guy who thought this comparison up, "You're a sick and twisted man. Go lie down." LOL My sentiments exactly. Sarah Palin is likeable but in NO WAY an intellectual or political match against Hillary. The thought of it is absurd.

Meanwhile, the candidates are making their last minute speeches all over. Barack Obama is doing his campaigning while inwardly mourning the loss of his grandmother. He is one strong, cool character, good for him. She is surely in heaven looking down at him and is proud of all that he's done. Thank goodness he got to see her before she died (about a week ago). Apparently she died of cancer in her sleep. May she rest in peace. And, may Barack Obama get some rest once this campaining push is over! I don't know how McCain does it either, all that travel and everything at an older age! Good for him. All the coffee in the world wouldn't give me that kind of energy.

I think that when this election is finally decided (please, folks..NO hanging chads like last time!!) there should be a national, week-long "siesta" mandated by the government for everyone. Just stop everything and sleep in. Things have just been spinning too fast for everyone for awhile now. I feel lucky to be able to be on the at a distance but watching the mayhem. Life is good, but will be better if Obama wins! According to CNN, Dick Cheney's hometown supports Obama, LOL!
See it here:

Sunday, November 02, 2008

The Race Heats Up

This is one of the funniest SNL skits, which was aired last night on the show: