Feeling a little low Today

Comforting myself with a few spoonfuls of Nutella, chocolate always makes me feel better.

It was another windy day but not cold, without the sun it felt dreary. Today I planned to either varnish my tiles or cover my kitchen with the paper that finally arrived to do the job. I chose to do the kitchen.

It was tough to do the job alone, a helper would be good but two people in here makes for a tight space. The paper tore when I tried to reposition it for the 4th time, but I was able to piece it together

I made the mistake of covering a table when I should have been covering the kitchen counter. It was the counter that I bought to paper for (it came from China I believe, as many things do on Amazon do)

Faux Gloosy Marble Contact Paper for Countertop Self Adhesive Vinyl Film Peel and Stick Granite Shelf Liner 24 x117 Inches

So when I went to do the kitchen, I didn’t have enough! I had to piece it in many places to cover it and it looks bad.

I’m disappointed.

I’ll have to do it over …some day,

Meanwhile it looks nice on the table…it’s not really a table, it’s the shelve that Jose made.

And I didn’t have enough to do the bathroom, that small bit of a ledge there.

I need to put the nutella down!

Tomorrow I’ll varnish my tiles, I have a couple new spots to put them, over the microwave and over the fridge. but I don’t have the adhesive , I wonder about the spray gorilla glue would hold them.

Guess I”ll find out.

I’ve Joined a Few Face Book RV Sites……..

I see so many RV styles bigger and better, prettier than my little GG. I call my 22 ft class C GG because of her gas guzzling habits.


But I like mine the best which is fortunate because she is all I can expect to have at this time of my life, (cuz I’m old) and that’s okay.

The interiors of the new RV’s are beautiful, I see women redecorating and rearranging to make them their own, men are involved as well but it’s the ladies that make them a home, their enthusiasm is notable and the sense of community I found on face book surprised me. Imagine that a question on wind chimes got over 100 responses ! Mostly negative. Would I like to have one? A new RV not wind chimes! I could never manage it on my own, the complicated electronics and management would be too challenging for me, I’d be afraid to drive it. I don’t see many solo women driving the really big rig’s, but I could be mistaken.

I’ve shared photos of GG and the problems I’ve encountered over the past 4 months…..I’ve only been full time for less than 4 months and there are times that I look at what I have and wonder how long I’ll be happy here. But most of the time I’m glad I’m here and when I get bored I can just move on. When I look at what I’ve been able to accomplish I’m satisfied to keep working at making GG as comfortable as I can within my limitations.

It was fun to add my photos on face book and I love that so many liked what I’ve done, and at least temporarily, raised my number of visits here! Thanks folks! Which is fun but not my reason for writing. I’ve been able to do my writing daily for a week now, hoping to make it a healthy habit.

Yesterday I felt restless, hard to settle into doing one thing. I haven’t been outside for several days, too chilly and I spent the time writing. I need to get outside and walk. I went to an art class in the morning with my friend, me to learn water color painting which I’ve never tried because I suck at drawing and Becca to practice painting on silk, she’s making some gorgeous scarves. I’m looking at learning Chinese style watercolor tho I’m not sure I have the personality to pursue this style that is so minimal. Just looking at what I’ve done in my painting makes it questionable. It’s another challenge I’ll give it a try, I’d like to paint with those cool Chinese paint brushes! Every new project needs new supplies! Now I wish I’d brought more of my art-how-to do books, I had so many, but concerned about space and weight I left them behind. Boo hoo.

I’ve been asked if my Art Tiles are for sale.

Maybe at some time I will be able to sell them but now it would complicate my life just when I know what’s next.

Making the tiles is very simple. Just glue your photo to a tile and finish it with resin or polyurethene or varnish.

Use your own photos, or I can number the photos that I have so you could order just the photos and do the rest yourself. That would be a lot more cost effective than getting the tiles in the mail, and a fun project.

Send me an email if this interests you. I’ve made pages for the different images you can order and will have this listing put together soon.

Send me

Before and After

This is GG as she was when I bought her, pretty blah no personality. Then I started painting, moving, reorganizing. Then Jose built the table for me and now I have less to tie down when we move. I have different curtains now because I can change the look of the space so easily but can go back to my Indian fabrics anytime I want or get tired of what I have up.

This is the process of try and trial and many errors to find the best way to keep stuff .from moving………this shows how unsuccessful this attempt was. all those boxes fell over when traveling. All the walls were painted with gripper paint and several coats of paint, it could still use another coat, maybe some day. Everything gets moved around as I find a better way to arrange my stuff.

I had Hoped to get Outside Today

(You may want to skip this post if you feel queeezzy or are not interested in dentistry and dentures cuz that is my rant today.)

It looks miserable out there, the wind is back, the sky is gray it’s raining little crinkly sounds on my roof so I’m inside thinking about food.

I’m a tiny bit bored and I want a cookie.

I have some frozen dough I want to try the little 3 in one breakfast set to bake 4 cookies. Alas, there is no way to control the temperature and though I was watchful, the cookies burned.

I ate them anyway.

My friend Robert brought me some good chocolate, at my request, because everything is better when I have chocolate. Life is good.

I need to take some pictures to add here. I want to get out and about soon so I have interesting things to write about and hopefully I’ll have a car to get around I want to make my posts interesting. It’s fun for me to see when someone reads here, like my efforts are validated and maybe useful to someone or at least amusing, The time it takes to write here is time well spent for me, I have plenty of time. I have to spell my words, find the words I want to use, and often have to change the word I want to write because I can’t spell it. I need to think and remember so I can tell my stories before they are gone.

The worst experience I’ve had in this past year would have to be my dentures, (as we don’t talk about the real worst thing that happened). No one talks about their dentures, it’s an embarrassment to admit you have them or need them. They don’t talk about the pain of becoming edentulous (toothlessness) nor the months it takes for your mouth to get comfortable again…….actually I’m not sure that ever happens. Having this big apparatus in your mouth extending up to your nose changes the shape of your face. I lost 20 pounds during this painful period, I’d have been happy losing 10 pounds, 20 was too much as I can tell from my photos of little old lady shrinkage.

You have to figure out how much glue you use to fasten them, not too much, or too little, it’s between losing control of your teeth and having it fall out or having difficulty breaking the seal to take it out.

And of course you can misplace or lose them as they are not in your mouth all the time. My friend would tell you that we spent hours searching for my denture and finally found it in my pocket.

I take mine out when I don’t expect to see anyone, but then you aren’t able to snack. How many times have I put food in my mouth and then realized I couldn’t chew because I ‘d taken out my teeth, I admit sometimes I have tried to chew with my gums, not a pretty sight and you can’t have anything hard, ice cream is okay.

I wonder how it feels to kiss someone with dentures, I mean passionate kissing, how about when both parties have dentures? As I have no one interested in kissing me passionately, I won’t know the answer to that. Can you tell me?

Laundry – This is all about RV laundry


I’m finding that I am much more tolerant of inconveniences in this space I live in. Nothing matters too much life is simple, except for getting the laundry done.I should have left clothes behind that I won’t wear until spring/summer and then just buy a few things when I need them., like Reacher, who travels with what he has on and a toothbrush, he buys what he needs and tosses his old. Never having to pack anything. You know who I mean? Tell me if you do.

Instead I have some nice things stored in a box taking up space in my loft and some others hanging in my one closet ( because what would I do with them, I might need them someday, somewhere?) Now I wear the same clothes day after day and really only need a few pairs of sweat pants/tops. I don’t like going to town in sweats but I did it, won’t do it again, looks too sloppy, got to maintain a certain self respect.

I can see myself coming to the point of not changing clothes to sleep in, just stripping down and climbing into my heated blanket, no need for pj’s, one less item to wash or more if you change pj’s every night. I have lots of are socks and underwear. I have lots of tops I haven’t worn cuz it’s too cold.

Everyone here wears their clothes at least 3 times, and there’s no reason not too. , one friend told me he last washed clothes in May and he always looks nice and clean. Gone are the days of wearing an item once and tossing it into the laundry for washing whenever I want.

Laundry, this is all about laundry .

I can’t remember ever using a laundrymat , don’t even know how to spell it, washateria? It’s a simple thing slide your quarters in (16) add soap and wait. same with drier and wait again. If you are lucky and have arrived before the crowd you can get out of there quickly but sometimes you have to wait for a empty machine. You can read, converse with others stuck doing their laundry in public , or as I did last trip, I went back inside my RV to pick up stuff that had fallen during the trip into town. Cuz stuff always falls.

Soon all that will change. I’m waiting to hear about my smart car, it’s been a challenge that I have made worse by thinking I’d buy it here in NM. Instead I will buy it in EL Paso when it gets there, I am hopeful I’ll have the car soon so I can do my errands when I want to do them, without bringing my house along , but I’ll still have to do the laundry.

Somebody on FB Bought a Birds of Panama Cell Phone Cover from Zazzle today!

Cool. So maybe I should do more show and tell on Facebook. I would but sometimes I can’t get it done right, it confuses me. I’ll work on it. I ordered a Birds of Panama tote today. I have not ordered a tote on zazzle before. I’ll report on the quality when it arrives. I really like the red tote ..pictured below

This is another option to replace plastic bags cluttering our oceans, harming out birds.

Not much happening here today, it wasn’t too windy but the breezes are a bit nippy, I sat outside for a while to work on my quilt blasting my music outside with my new speakers.

Like this cute tote? From My favorite painting, I made painting this for kids, but I like it on a tote for me.

zazzle.com/othonk. Many options many items



I am a Happy Camper !

Well I don’t identify myself as a camper, what I’m doing isn’t anything like camping it certainly isn’t rustic, though some folks might think it is! I’m more like a mobile …….. person…we need a new word to refer to our lifestyle, I am at the lower end of this category if we must categorize ourselves (my next door neighbor has a rig with two bathrooms,) this is where I want to be.

I am a happy woman, today my new speakers arrived What a beautiful difference, my DVD Player is now a pleasure to listen with good range of tones, plenty of base.. Bose companion speakers for free from my credit card points what a great deal.!!!! Yah, I know you get nothing for nothing, but it feels good.

Andrea sounds incredible even on my old setup but now it sounds like he is singing to me, love that voice. .

I made meat loaf in my insta-pot today. I was disappointed and it didn’t look appetizing, it looked nude, like it wasn’t cooked, no browning I suppose one could brown it in the broiler, I added lots catsup and that helped……..do I have a broiler? RV kitchen equipment isn’t the same as household I haven’t used the oven except for that time I burned the pizza. I need to figure out the temperature problem before I burn anything more. I invited Robert and he said it was okay, probably better as left-overs I think…I hope cuz left-overs there are. The beer helped I think plus a whif of weed.

I was thinking the other day that if anyone asked me what is my favorite item that I’ve bought for the RV. I’d have to say my water pitcher heater, so convenient and quick to heat some water. Doesn’t take much space, I don’t see the make but got it at target

I am less satisfied with this three in one set, difficult to manage temperature burnt toast, coffee doesn’t seem very hot, one side of the grill is hotter than the other side. But its cute and coordinates with my red kitchen space.

Not that anyone will ask me what are my favorite items are but just in case I’m ready with my answer.

I don’t know about the insta pot yet, seems everyone here has one and love them. I’ll need to try some more recipes, should I get them in my inbox?


Does anyone else feel frustrated when you go to a website to find something and are asked to add your email before you even get to see the site to know if you really need or want anything there. I was looking for a recipe for the instapot and each site asked me to add my email address for recipes to be sent to my mailbox directly. Just what I need more junk in my inbox.. One site wouldn’t even open if you didn’t give your address. I don’t blame them they want something for their efforts but it’s annoying . One even had a commercial product review of soap. The web is turning us all into consumers looking for ways to monetize our time and energy.