Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Ghost of Toolshed Present: Busy, busy, busy

This picture intrigues me with its sense of work and industry and the shadows and shapes. It's some painting by a Depression Era artist who was paid by the government as part of the New Deal or something. There's a post about that here somewhere. The Lego-looking men are almost comical, but I guess their form also suggests the dehumanization of the world at that time. And who doesn't love Legos?

The present is the shortest period of time we experience because it's gone in a flash. All of a sudden it's the past, so it's really hard to justify spending too much of that precious present on talking about it instead of actually living it.. Time flies when you're having fun - or when you're too busy to know if you're having fun or not. Anyway, the future looms with its deadlines, responsibilities, and potentials that fuel the present. Speaking of presents, it's only 10 days until Christmas and Santa has lots of work to finish.

Merry Christmas to all!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Ghost of Toolshed Past

Heh, time has flown by - I blame the accelerating universe. Or is that now an outdated idea? Anyway, revisiting the toolshed I have to admit it's a pretty funny little spot in the cyberverse. I did alright.

Blogging has fallen by the wayside as I have used my limited time on many home improvement/maintenance projects. It's amazing how so many things in a dwelling need attention. I've been ripping out carpet and putting down new flooring, installing new light fixtures, repairing minor plumbing leaks, tiling the kitchen walls, repainting rooms and ceilings, and some other things I can't recall at the moment. Well, it's all part of being a home-maker. And I just didn't even think about documenting it all with pictures and blogging. Ooops.

But above all of that, mothering my children has been the primary focus of my life. The oldest is now a high school freshman and is the "beast" of the quads (tenors) in the high school drumline. My daughter is now in middle school and has thankfully so far avoided the middle school problems her older brother had.
And the youngest is in 4th grade, and he is still full of many potentials that are yet to be cultivated.

So that's just a very brief review of the passing time.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Thank You Blogger

.... for not dumping my sorry incommunicado self.

The inclination for putting thoughts into words in a blog seems to be trying to return. Well, I have some news anyway, for the moment.

I have another squamous cell carcinoma. This time on the other thigh. It will be cut out and checked for a clear boundary on Aug. 6. I'm trying not to get all freaked out and worried about some other cancers trying to spout elsewhere in and/or on my body, but I have looked up where else squamous cell cancers are prone to grow. It's time to get a good checkup and maybe some other tests just to keep an eye on things.

So, other than the country going all to hell around us, that's the state of the constitution.

Wednesday, March 03, 2010


Just haunting the old toolshed real quick....