The Back Story

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Grand-pup and Painting

In a mother's heart there's a desire to nurture and care 
for little ones that never goes away. 

At least I can speak for myself, and don't
think I'm alone. 

Many of my empty nester friends have gotten
pets at this stage in life. 

That need to "mother" always has
a place in our hearts even when our
kids are grown and gone from the house.

These were my thoughts as I painted 
this week's painting. 

This past week I've been dog
sitting for the little white pup in
the next picture. His name is Finley
and he's a sweetie. 

The little black cutie is my new
"Grand-dog" Gus. 

He's only 8 weeks old. 

He's the most adorable little Berniedoodle. 

Here he is after sniffing around in
some mesquite leaves. 

He's the sweetest puppy ever! 

I just love him. 

Growing up, I had an Aunt that
was a golden retriever breeder.

I have the fondest memories of going
over to her house to play with all the puppies. 

Finley's heading back to his home tomorrow.

He'll be missed, but I'm really looking forward
to my future visits with Gus. 

Hoping you're having a wonderful
week so far. 

Warmest regards,


Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Paintings and Thoughts on Procrastination

I've found one positive thing about 
myself in regard to procrastination today.

When I procrastinate about doing 
the thing I don't want to do, I'm extremely
productive in doing everything
else that eventually needs to be done. 

Laundry's done, dishes are done, birthday card
that had to go out is in the mail, blog post
almost finished. . . 

Speaking of which, I'll get
started on now. 

I was sort of willy nilly in my
painting this week. 

I had some wood pieces my husband
had cut for me that I wanted to use up.

Here's what I came up with for now. 

It's funny, the thing I'm procrastinating about
is not a big deal at all.

It's just something I don't feel like doing. 

Oh, I just remembered the pomodoro time
management method!

That's what I'll do, set the timer and get started.  

Thank you for visiting today!

I hope you have a fabulous week.