Winter notes

Yesterday was Sunday, about 5:30 I was setting up my next weeks medications for my weekly meds container and set aside my nights meds that I usually take at about 8pm. Without thinking I took those medications and vitamins right then and by 5:30 I had that sleepy feeling that feels so good. I’m a longtime insomniac and sometimes don’t feel that sensation all night so when I do I take advantage of it to go to sleep. I woke up about midnight feeling wide awake but it’s cold and dark so instead of writing here I day dream a great post which now I can’ t remember to put it on paper. You would have liked it!.

It’s 34 degrees outside and cold in here I turned on my space heater but it’s having a hard time,spreading some heat, glad my electric blanket warms us while under the covers, I say us because Charley is sleeping with me while its so cold, it will be hard to get him to sleep in his own bed when it warms up in Spring. When I bought this RV I tore out the furnish coils because the huge coils took out so much room and I wanted a space for cabinets and books. I thought that this small space could be heated with a space heater. I have the afgan my daughter made me hanging as a curtain to keep out the cold by the window and that helps and looks nice…….plus Charley doesn’t get it full of dog hair,my only regret in getting Charley is the fact that he sheds like crazy!

Today ‘s high is a delightful 68 and sunny. I may wash some clothes. I have to wash in small groups, because its a small machine, last week underwear, next day socks…I have many of both so I wash in groups when I run out of socks or underwear. Sometimes I hand wash clothes inside and then take them out to the washing machine to spin and then hang outside. I wait for a sunny day, last time my socks didn’t get really dry and when I put them on they feel cold so when the sun shines I’ll take them out to finish drying. Wet socks are the pits. I don’t do any scrubbing but rather refreshing my clothes, today I’ll refresh some of my warm clothes that I’ll need for cold mornings then by afternoon I change to something lighter.

washing machine

I’ve been painting the same thing over and over lately, not exactly the same but the same style and I think I’m over it and can start painting something different, something recognizable rather than abstract shapes and colors. I wanted to make some xmas cards for friends here in the park but my wifi was so bad I couldn’t get a signal for my printer. So I painted some little 5 x 7 panel paintings, abstract and colorful but weird because they were nothing about xmas or new years either. I haven’t gotten a lot of feed back for them, not too surprising! I used some chalk paint on them, very bright.

Charley is waking up, he likes to sleep in actually he just likes to sleep, that’s just about all he does, I guess life is boring for him with this old lady who takes him out a few times a day when she is restless.. He’s pretty good about running out to pee and running back inside for a treat. I tell him in an excited voice to run fast fast fast come back for a treat. He is not supposed to be without a leash, but damn it’s cold outside and he usually comes right back though at night it’s a little tempting for him to wander but I have a powerful flashlight that I train on him so he knows I’m watching him. We go to the dog park for him to do his poops. He has this process before going that I have been tempted to video it is so funny how he dances in circles before the actual event. On that note I’ll close for now and wish you a good day.

You see that Charley has grown into his legs.

Charley now
Charley when I got him

notes

It’s cold outside but cozy in here, thought I’d do some writing .

I haven’t been in the mood to write for a while now, thought to close the blog but looking thru it decided I like it and should keep writing, so here I am.

It’s been a difficult few months, actually many months, terrible things have happened to us as a nation, you know it as I do so I’ll skip past most of it, we need no reminders, we are not out of trouble yet.

My children’s father died during covid19, very sad, travel to Panama was out of the question now, later we can go to celebrate his life together.

Okay no more sad stuff.

I’ve been busy painting. Lately painting outside my RV and now I have just finished (for now) inside.

it looks pretty cool, I painted one side of the RV, I used craft paints and decorative tapes, I got the idea from washi tapes I bought without knowing what I was going to use them for. I painted a table and used the tapes and looked at GG she needs an updating. So far I haven’t had a problem with keeping it together,(the project) we’ll see what happens when it rains but I think it will be okay.

Being it’s winter and cold I’ve spent more time inside. Looking around for a project I spotted a small pot of chalk paint a friend gave me and thought to try it on canvas. It’s a very soft flat look, I liked it and then thought about painting the walls with chalk paint. As it is usually used on furniture there are limited colors. I used celery on the top storage spaces and red on the entry and fridge wall. I added a bit of yellow to the red expecting a red orange color which would look good with my Indian fabric. but got a beautiful rose color and just love it. I still have to touch up under the cabinets as I painted that it was dark outside and nearly dark in here too, I was so excited to get started I didn’t wait for the sun to come up. The color rose is a little off next to my multi-colors fabric so I painted some small 8 x 10 panels with the same paints but added some orange and have them on the front of the cabinets. Looks fine.

I was listening to Jose Feliciano just then, had not thought about him in many years he sounded good.

I updated the bathroom when I remove the tiles and wasn’t sure what to do with the damaged and ugly wall. I bought a piece of very thin plywood to make a new wall and used stick on tiles with a Spanish feeling and that worked just great. I used the tiles to cover my book shelf too.

That is one confusing picture. I have my plants over the cab with lights and humidifier and I’ve used the fabric above on the ceiling to cover some spots, then in the back to hide stuff and again in the front of the plants that is not closed it toward the side and yet again to cover the inside of the cab where I have clothes hanging.

I need to save a few things to write about so I’ll close here for now, next I’ll tell you about my purple hair, don’t think I’ve written about it.