Wednesday, June 11, 2008


Time - sometimes our friend, other times our enemy! I have no idea where time has gone so far this year. Already we are mid-way through June and here am I posting for the first time in 2008! I guess I've lost all my regular, good-hearted readers and shall have to begin at the beginning once more!

I apologise for my absence, but I have been very busy with this and that and a bit more of that!

As you can see from above, some of my precious time has been occupied with painting in acrylics and I thought I'd show you a couple of my completed "masterpieces", just to prove to you that, in fact, I haven't had idle fingers or hands!

Where do I start in telling you what I've been doing. I think I will broach the subject/s slowly so as not to inundate you with too much information! Suffice to say all is well in my neck of the woods - the gloriously lush, green woods in which I dwell. My mountain greenery and sanctuary has benefited from much welcomed rain of late, so everything is standing sparkling tall and bright in thanks to Nature's gift.

I promise I shall not be so slothful in my jottings from this moment on. I do hope someone pays me a visit. I have missed all you wonderful folk and hope all is well in your respective lives.

The fear of not remembering how to do all of this set in for a moment or three - but I guess it's kind of like riding a bike!



  1. Well, a big ol' howdy from Texas! How ya been Darlin? Glad to see you back!


  2. Lord save Ireland, look who's back!

    Glad to see you have not been wasting your time, my dear. Very attractive indeed.

  3. southerntragedy6:32 PM

    GTO: Dang skippy!

    You have been missed, shuuug, and your paintings look fanTABulous. Wished I had a better monitor.

    Maybe you need to come to Texas to have them professionally framed. I'll letcha cook. he he he!!!

  4. Hi Lee, welcome home! looking forward to hearing what you've been up to.

  5. Hey there gto - great to see you, too. Thanks so much for popping in. :)

    Hahaha! jmb - good to see you, too. I have to admit, though - I have wasted a little time during my sabbatical - but I won't tell, if you don't! ;)

    Hi-de-ho, ST - equally as wonderful to catch up with you, too. It's closer for me to go to the framer around the corner and down the road from where I live! But I'll throw a couple of thick, juicy, tender steaks into my backpack and head on over! Open a bottle of red in readiness!

    Thanks y'all!

  6. G'day there, Peter. Good to see you too. I do hope all is well with you and yours.

    I'll try to be more frequent from now own - a dose or two of prunes is not what I mean! ;)

  7. You crossed my mind as recently as earlier today and by golly here you is.
    While you've been away, We're preparing to save the world with a new President. yeah right.
    I'm just tickled pink to have you back among the living. So happy indeed that we just grilled a full rack of 'baby-backs' in your honor. I shall return.

  8. Hiya Cliff! Thanks for popping in. It's good to see you again, too - thanks for the feast - I'll be there in a jiffy! (What actually is a "jiffy"?)

    I hear what you're saying about the "world saviour" that is soon to be upon your and our doorsteps. I have a sneaky feeling that John McCain might just surprise everyone! ;)

  9. Lee,
    I was sure you were busy creating!
    Welcome home.

  10. Hi Lee, welcome back! You were missed very much and looking forward to reading more this year.

  11. Lee
    Like the paintings. I still get to paint only if I leave the hill and go to a Senior Art Class. The class starts up again this coming week so my batteries will be recharged weekly for awhile.
    I am still waiting for you to find us more time. LOL
    So glad to see you back at the Kitchen. Peace

  12. Thank you, Willie, for your kind words. I'll try to be more diligent from now on! ;)

    Hi Lady Di. I'm glad to hear that you're still painting, too - or will be once the classes start again. My back room has been taken over with my paints, paintings and all things relating thereto! I've never been a class/group person, so I fiddle around here at home, teaching myself as I go along. trial by error! I do enjoy it, though and it keeps me off the streets!! ;)

    Cheers to you both and thanks.

  13. Whoops! Good to see you, Rel. :)

  14. woohoo!

    Nope, here's another one you haven't lost - I haven't been blogging this year either, but I've been reading a bit and checking to see if you were back, and lo, behold, there was your comment on Merle's blog.

    It's so good to hear from you.. it doesn't look like you've been wasting ALL your time..

    I've just started to blog again in a new place, now that I've done turningsixty, my new blog is called Barkley Blah:

    yay! it's good to be back.


  15. Welcome back and thanks for showing us a couple of your "masterpieces", which prove your one very talented young (young at heart) lady who I would never dream to think has idle fingers or hands or mind !
    Best wishes

  16. Dear Lee ~~ Great to see you back and I love your paintings. You have been missed,
    so stay with us this time. I am still
    making your meat-loaf, but now I put it in muffin tins - no carving and easy to serve!! Thanks for your comments and again Welcome Back. Take care,
    Love, Merle.

  17. Della, Lindsay and Merle - how nice it is to catch up with you all again. You are all so very generous with your kind comments and I definitely will aim to do better from now on in the postings department. I deserve an hour in the corner!

    I'll be visiting your site over the weekend, Della - great to see that you're back, as well.

    I needed a bit of a sabbatical, I think - to recharge the brain cells! ;)

  18. Welcome back, Lee!

  19. Thanks, Liz! :)

  20. Hi Lee,

    Glad you are back...been wondering about you...and a little worried too.

    I will comment again on your next post. I had you on RSS, but it doesn't seem to be working any more. I will have to re-do it.

  21. Wow it is great to read and see that you are doing well. Paintings look wonderful. I am so looking forward to reading about all your adventures. Now that my daughter and granddaughter have moved out and I am here, empty nest by myself in this house I am looking forward to renewing our friendship.