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Posts Tagged ‘shelter-in-place’

Painted Bottles – Christmas 2016

Posted by terrepruitt on June 15, 2020

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The first glass painting project I did was inspired by some wine glasses we have that I love.  I also was inspired by the bottles themselves. Although the one bottle (the St-Germain bottle) I think is beautiful all on its own, I did not do it justice at all. I was pretty much at a loss as to how to paint it and . . . well, I have more I would like to paint now. So one day . . .

I have a couple of dozen bottles I would still like to paint. I had thought I would get that done during our shelter-in-place, but I ended up teaching a few classes and that takes up my creative time and energy . . . so we will see.

Even though there are over a dozen pictures there are only two bottles, but I was documenting the way I painted them and how they looked with the lights on and off and the various sides.

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Oh drat, now that I have labelled everything tequila, it might have been a premade peach drink a friend bought from Costco. I don’t remember, but I do remember that I gifted the bottle back to her.

Do you do any type of crafting?  What do you do?

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What Have YOU Been Reading

Posted by terrepruitt on June 8, 2020

With the continuation of having to be sheltered-in-place and not being able to see students and friends in person, with all that goes along with that and everything that is going on, I have not been wanting to listen or watch my “normal” fare. I have been really needing just the easy, breezy, kinda cheesy type of stuff. There are a few books I listened to that fit that bill.

I finished the Gallagher Series. I was holding off on reading (listening to) it because it was the last book and I really loved that series. But, it was not the best one in the series. Not sure what it was about it, but it actually did not leave me wanting more like all the other books did. Maybe she did that good of a job at finishing the series that I don’t need another Cammie Morgan story? Not sure, but I enjoyed all the other books in the series more than that last one. I can see myself listening to a few of them again, but not that last one.

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I received Andrea Vernon and the Corporation for Ultrahuman Protection as one of the free books because for the last two months (or maybe it has been the last three months . . . I can’t remember . . . it all has bled together) Audible has been allowing members to get all of their “monthly originals” and not just two. Normally with your paid membership you choose two out of a monthly selection of books to get for free, but they have been allowing members to get ALL ten books for free. And Alexander C. Kane’s first Andrea Vernon book was included in the May selection. I didn’t even finish listening to it and I was buying the second one. It is funny. Again, we are not talking literary greatness, we are talking easy, breezy, cheesy, silly, laughable entertainment. It is FUNNY! Even though it is not literary greatness, but it is comical greatness.

I liked the first book better than the second book, Andrea Vernon and the Superhero Industrial Complex, but they are both funny and entertaining. I listened to the first book twice. I had been working my way through the May freebies, but needed a break (wanting easy, breezy, kinda cheesy) so I started to listen to the second book again, but the new choices for June came out so we grabbed all of them and I listened to a couple. I am in the middle of a third and will probably “take a break” by going back to the Andrea Vernon book two (AV2).

I am excited for AV3 to come out, I really, really, really hope that Bahni Turpin reads it because she IS Andrea Vernon and she is awesome.

So what are you listening to? Reading?

(Not all pictured fit the bill of easy, breezy, kinda cheesy type of stuff.  These are just some of what I have listened to while in Quarantine.)

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Cats’ Ripple Rug Play

Posted by terrepruitt on June 3, 2020

I wanted to add these videos to my Ripple Rug post, but I was having trouble signing into YouTube.  So I am making them a separate post all their own.

This first video is just Nessa seeing the Ripple Rug for the first time.  It is a “long” (1:26) video as she just walks around it.  Eventually she gets in (about :55).  It is fun to watch pets with a new toy (thing).  This is also when my husband was working in the dining area so if you have the volume up (not recommended) you will hear loud clacking.   He types FAST and he was using a noisy keyboard.

The next video is quick.  Just a quick look at the two girls and the rug.

The last video is of Nessa’s current FAVORITE game.  We spend a lot of time doing this.  She loves to attack the stick.

Well, as I said, I wanted these to be a part of the Ripple Rug post, but they didn’t make it.  And now they have given me something to post.  It is sometimes difficult to come up with things that are a step away from all that is going on.  There is so much going on and so many things (articles, videos, posts, tweets, etc.) already out there about what is going on, I don’t feel I need to add to it.  I honestly get overwhelmed and need to step away.  And I need distractions, if you do too, here you go.

Thank you for being here.

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