Thursday, September 27, 2007

Thursday Thirteen

Thursday Thirteen

Since I'm being Pollyanna today, I thought I'd count my blessing.
Here are Thirteen Nice things that happened to me this week.

1) We opened Calderwood Books! Hurrah!

2) My high school chums from St. Thomas, Lucy and Harrie, contacted me, and we have been reminiscing.

3) I got a terrific cake recipe, made it, and everyone loved it. I think it was the raisins soaked in the rum that did it.

4) My son Alex got a meal program at college. Yes, I know, it's a trifle, but now I don't worry about my dakhla dakhla not getting enough to eat.

5) My husband shot a wild boar and brought the meat home. Wild boar is delicious, and tonight I'm making a roasted leg of wild boar with a really nice fig and wine sauce, served with sweet potatoes and green beans.

6) I got news that 'Les Grands Ecoles' de Paris are holding an art auction, and they want my drawings and paintings. I got to work listing what I had, and decided to make a website to showcase my equestrian art.

7) I finished the website. Well, almost done. I still have to scan some more drawings and load them in.

8) I have been playing lots of golf, and I'm taking some lessons to help get back into the 'swing'.

9) My friend Pat (Orion) is sending me an autographed copy of The Lottery!!!!!!!!!

10) I got news today that Daisy is in the October issue of Carmel Magazine for her Cook book, 'Cooking With Friends'. It's a Great cookbook, and I'm not just saying that because I have a recipe in it, lol.

11) The weather man has been predicting rain since Sunday - and it's been sunny and crisp every day.

12) I've been taking advantage of the nice weather and have been playing a lot of golf. I love golf!

13) I went to the gym twice this week, and I'm not sore! Either I'm getting in shape, or our teacher is slacking off.


Rosie said...

Sam, that is a lot of absolutely wonderful news. Congratulations on the art work. I've got to go to work right now, but I'll be back to go check out that web site. What a fabbo week!

Daisy Dexter Dobbs said...

Big congrats on the opening of Calderwood Books, Sam!

The wild boar sounds interesting--but the rum-soaked raisin cake sounds better. LOL

Great news about your artwork! :-D

Seeley deBorn said...

Oh gawd! I want #5 for dinner!!

I'm going out for French tonight, but they serve bison here, not boar...

Sam said...

Rosie - thank you! It has been a nice week!

Daisy - the cake is Great - and EASY - I'll post the recipe. Yum!

Seeley - French Bison? Hmmm - why not? The boar was delicious - it's all gone as of now, lol. We just finished it!

Oopsy Daisy said...

I want to live in a country where the hubby can go out and shoot wild boar!

That is so great about your paintings!!!

Thanks for the mention on the article. I am still in shock over how nice it turned out. Although they could have been nice and airbrushed my 2nd chin out. :-/

John Nez said...

Such exciting happenings on all artistic art fronts! Paintings, illustrations, novels, exotic cookery and editorializing... very impressive.

I'm quite enjoying 'Alexander'... and I agree that dialogue is among your strongest points. I can't imagine how novelists go about writing complicated storylines like that. But you seem to pull it off effortlessly.

And all the while with a wild boar roasting on the fire!

The art site is great... I like the comical more social illustrations in pen & ink and the painterly pieces the most.

Such talent!