I looked for rocks.

I am laying in bed. I just woke up.  All snuggled up in my new soft sheets I got at Costco. They had them on sale for $12.99 one day. It is 56 degrees outside, a little chilly. It rained last night. I watched the big puffy grey clouds cover the sky. Bolts of bright lighting would flash across the skyline. Bright and big, zigzag to the ground. Then a loud crack, rumble of thunder. My dog would start to bark at the noise. It was quite a show. I got my camera to take a picture but lighting is to fast to take a picture. I just started to record it. Maybe  I can get a picture from that of the bolt of lightning.

Yesterday we went to a place that sells rocks. My husband got out of the car and went in the office to see if we could get some rocks to paint. I have cancer. From the chemo treatments it made my hair fall out. It also screws up the nerves in your legs and feet. It kind of makes my feet numb and burn. It feels like I am walking on blocks of wood full of needles. My hair is growing back a little, it is about 1/4″ long. It looks like peach fuzz.

So I slowly walk  in the door of the rock office. I tell the guy that I want a couple of river rocks to paint. I would pay for some, how much? He said “Take what you want, no charge. Wow, he was so nice. He probably looked at bald me and felt sorry for me. People are really nice to me. We drove over to the big rocks. It was very muddy and my husband said he would look for a rock, I had to stay in the car. He didn’t want me falling on the rocks. I sat there saying “Get that one, the light tan one sitting on the grey rocks.” . He found it but it was cracked. He found me four rocks. He got a big round one. He wants me to paint a pumpkin rock.

I told my husband to drive up the mountain on Geiger grade road. I told him to stop at this little pull out. He pulled over. There were pretty colorful rocks. He got out of the car and found a nice flat white rock with red copper veins through it. It is square shaped. It might make a nice rock to paint on. We then drove home. I later got some paper and drew some pictures. I practice drawing to make sure I can draw a picture on a rock. Here is a couple of pictures I drew. I have been trying to draw a chicken so I can draw it good on a rock I want to paint. I am sending it to a blogger friend who is sick, to cheer him up.

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I just wanted to draw a cat, so I did. I might paint one on a rock. I put a hold at the library on painting animals on rocks. This one guy on the internet paints cats and dogs and birds on rocks and get hundreds of dollars for them.

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I liked this abstract rock, so I drew it. I might paint that on a rock if I find one shaped like that.

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I met an internet friend today for breakfast. She is in town so we met downtown and ate at a buffet. It was so nice meeting her. I have read her blog for years. We talked for 2 hours. It was wonderful meeting her. I am so happy to have met her. Thank you Annie for meeting me.

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I had a delicious Banana crepe with caramel on top with whipped cream. So good.

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I want to paint rocks.

I painted a rock with a eagle on it when I was a teenager and gave it to my grandmother. I saw on the news that people paint rocks now and hide them for people to find. I found several Facebook groups with painted rocks. I am amazed at the talent that people have. They paint beautiful rocks.

I went to the store and bought some paint and the dollar tree has paint and small smooth rocks so I bought a bag. Half of the rocks in the bag I bought were awful, cracked and broken but there is about 10 that I can use. I went outside and looked in the yard for some rocks that were smooth, I have some river rocks. I need to go to the river to find bigger ones. I want to paint this one. I think it is beautiful. It was painted by someone else and posted in one of the groups to show. It is an underwater scene. I think I will paint a dolphin, not the whales. I love dolphins. Isn’t that rock amazing. I need to find one like that.

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A friend of mine that I met on the internet got sick and went to the hospital. He and his wife are so nice and they were traveling and met me for lunch a few years ago. I gave them an ocean painting that I painted. He sent my son a few arrow heads that he found once.

I told them that I would paint a chicken on a rock and send it to them. I found the rock, and practiced drawing chickens. Now I have to paint it.

This is a picture of me I took today. Have a great week.

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Mama bird

I have a pine tree I planted in my front yard. It is in the center of my yard. I planted it 4 years ago and it is growing big and green. There is a bird, I think it is a Morning Dove sitting in it. Sitting in a nest she built. Not up high in the tree, in fact I can walk right up to it. I saw 2 eggs in the nest when she flew away. Every time I look, she is laying on the eggs. I took a couple of pictures of her.

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Then today I went out and took her picture.

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Maybe I will see baby birds soon.

Gummi candy,

Right now I am fascinated by these clear colored gummi candy bears. I am eating an orange one and it tastes like orange. I am not chewing it yet, just letting it slowly dissolve in my mouth. I don’t chew them because they stick all over my teeth. But sometime you do chew them, because you want to chew food in your mouth. But then it is a mess in your teeth. The gummi bears I like is Haribo Gold-Bears. The flavors are strawberry, lemon, orange, pineapple and raspberry. The strawberry ones are green in color. Then I love Haribo Happy Cherries gummi candy. They look like cherries. The cherry flavor is so good. I got them at the 99 cent store. I went in that store and got $15 worth of bags of candy. I also got the Haribo Happy Cola gummi candy. They look like little coke bottles. My favorite is the cherry ones.

I like the Hot Tamales fierce cinnamon candy. I love cinnamon candy but I can’t eat too many of them because they start to burn my tongue. They get too hot.

Well now I am chewing my gummi bears, darn! They over power your mouth with intense flavor.

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Reset

My son called home a little before 10 at night. “My new mp3 player quit working” I just bought that thing. It is 3 days old. He works nights stocking shelves. He got a job 3 weeks ago at Walmart. He applied online and the next morning they called him and hired him. It is his first job.

They have a specific outfit he has to wear. All the stores were sold out in his size, i had to drive to 6 different store to find a few shirts and slacks. I wanted him to look nice so I ordered a steamer to take out the wrinkles. I really like the clothes steamer. I hate ironing with an iron.

So anyway I was sitting in bed at midnight and looking up how to fix his mp3 player. I found how to reset the thing. I went to tell hubby that I was going to walmart to reset the mp3 player. My son loves his music. Hubby got dressed too and we drove to the store. We saw our son and I asked for his player. We pushed some buttons and reset it and it stared to work. I looked at my son and said “Thank you mom for fixing it for me” I then went and got 2 gallons of distilled water for my new steamer. I also got biscuits and some country gravy mix. I am having that for breakfast. Yummo.

Specific: Steam

The Daily post is all about Specific.

Yesterday we drove to Carson City, NV. The mountains all around us is white and beautiful. It looked like a Christmas card scene.

I saw this one mountain letting off steam. A big cloud of it was going into the sky, making clouds.

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To be specific, this is a volcano. Steamboat Springs is a volcanic field of rhyolitic lava domes located 20 km SSE of Reno, Nevada. It is between 2.5 and 1.1 million years old and consists of lava domes and flows.
There are no recent eruptions, but it is hydrothermally very active.

It steams all the time but it really shows up when it is cold, like in Yellowstone. I think the power company traps the steam to make power.

Empty tables.

My hubby wanted to go to Costco this morning. It is cold and snowy outside. I put on my boots and down coat and got in the car. The roads were a little icy. We went slow and put our jeep in the snow gear. When we got there, they had just opened. I told him that I was really hungry so I would go get something to eat while he shopped.

I went and bought a hot chicken bake and went over to a table to eat it. They only sell lunch stuff, an egg burrito would have been nice but the chicken wrapped in this crispy bread was good. It warmed me up. Most of all the tables were empty. I took a picture to show you.

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See, endless table space. While I was eating some guy came over and set his box of stuff that he just bought right beside me on the table top. I mean…right by me. He then left and came back and put something in the box. Then he went and got a hot dog and put it in the box. Then he said “I hope I am not crowding you.”……….Really, he hoped that.  It is not like he didn’t have a choice of tables to put his stuff on. He then went and got a soda and put it in his box and then picked up the box and left.

Most of the time the tables are all full, but not this morning. I mean, the place he put his stuff was right beside me.