Tuesday, February 11, 2014


I've been sick since Friday night, but I still had a busy weekend. I went with my family to finally figure out our cell phone issues, and ended up staying with my iPhone (but a 5S now) and going through three hours of paperwork to switch plans, make sure everyone's phone worked, and more. When you don't feel good, you'd take a tin can with string and call it a day, but I think it worked out OK. We'll see. I'm sure the bill will come and I'll have accidentally signed up for something bizarre!

My daughter had a cheerleader competition where she actually won a medal, and then proceeded to wear it for the rest of the weekend. I can't really blame her, it was pretty cool. I was never a cheerleader. Never. I wanted to be, but the truth is that I'm uncoordinated and shy - not the best qualities for a cheerleader to possess. I even tried out and really humiliated myself. I wish I hadn't, and then I could have said "Oh, if only I had tried out, maybe I could have been a cheerleader!" Instead, I know full well what a disaster I really was! Ugh!

My daughter, on the other hand, is a social butterfly. She's perfect for it, and she LOVES it. Right up until the boys go on and on about cheer not being a real sport. You would think they'd be smarter, considering she's also a soccer goalie (and a good one), and can probably kick their butts, but so far the boy's intelligence level for high school has rung in at about five years old. In all the years of my children playing sports, we've never had as many injuries as what's come out of cheerleading, too. So, I think it is a sport, but one that maybe needs to be evaluated more closely. Kids are getting hurt, a lot. More than if my daughter were playing football. Sorry, mom tangent.

Before I really came down with whatever it is that I have, I did manage to finish another little Valentine mini:

"All Mine" 3x3 inch mini painting

And I sketched out my "Mad Queen" for this month's auction on the Rabbit Hole Artist Collective:

I'm going to add mushrooms on the sides, to balance it all out.
I have two little Valentine mini paintings with bunnies left to do, and this mad queen, and of course my queen of hearts... but I also have a house that desperately needs to be cleaned too. Although, I don't think I have the energy for the cleaning, so maybe bunny paintings will hit the spot today!


Magic Love Crow said...

I hope you are feeling better! It's not fun being sick! Yepee for your daughter! Very proud of her! Your mouse painting is so cute and I am in awww of your Mad Queen! Big Warm Hugs ;o)

~Rasz~ said...

I hope you are feeling better. Congratulations to your daughter. I was never a cheerleader either. It's good that she belongs to something that makes her happy and proud!

As for cell phone contracts, on one of my good days I can leave the store and have no idea if what I thought I had done to my contract was actually done. The bill always tells :(

Your little Valentine mini is precious. I LOVE the traditional heart shaped candies. Your sketch is beautiful, can't wait to see her finished.

Hopefully you are resting and not on the computer or trying to program your new phone either. That is a guaranteed headache!