Friday, April 16, 2010

Missing Redux

When I had a few minutes to myself on Tuesday I reworked the Missing art I showed a few days before. Now it's rougher and more like graffiti you see in Europe. This may not be the last thing I do to this little 8 by 8 piece.

Wednesday and Thursday were long days at work. And today I was up before 6 am worrying about handouts for the two classes on Saturday. Yes, two different, new to me, classes on Saturday, which is supposed to be my day off. And the weekend is supposed to be cold and rainy. Perhaps a bit of snow. Nice. I work 10 to 6 today. I refilled my pain pill prescription and had a hot fudge sundae with bananas for supper last night at 7.30. Just under the wire. I can't eat after 8. I'm thinking I'm too old for this kind of hard work. And my clothes and socks were wet most of the day.

G rearranged the sunporch yesterday on his day off and walked the dog twice. He also traded his phone in for a new one. I guess he had dropped the old one and it didn't work "right". G tends to not quite tell the truth. I stopped believing most of what he tells me years ago. He tells you what he thinks you want to hear.

My walking buddy reported in with a neighborhood update. We have a SUV with a blonde woman in it, parked on the end of our street three days a week from 3 to 11 pm. She sits there talking on the phone. Yesterday a gray Saab was parked behind her and she had another woman in her car and they were talking. My buddy's husband walked over and asked her what she was doing. "Surveillance from 3 to 11 pm". Another neighbor called the police and got the same short answer. N & I can't figure out what this woman can SEE from where she is parked. There's a nursing home and a house getting a new driveway. But they can SEE her. Everyone driving up the road can SEE her and because there is never any other car parked along the road (ever) her parked car is very noticeable. I think G called the police this morning (he didn't know about the emails from N) if he remembered. I thought she was just looking for a cell phone signal but had no idea she was parked out there until 11 at night. I wonder what she does if she has to pee?

Time to get dressed for work. Nice and warm and with an extra dry tee shirt. I have my salad packed (lettuce, carrot, dry cranberries) and coffee made for my thermos. I've decided to carry a thermos so I can have a hot sip of coffee during the day, when I need it most.

I have a whole pile of handout sheets to copy for the classes. The Bark & Berries one is really pretty wonderful. My best work yet. The Roses one is all about the bad stuff that happens to roses. And we still try to grow them! Optimists.


dee said...

Hope your day goes better. This piece of art reminds me of the wall in Germany as they were breaking apart bits of it.

Love to know the real story behind the surveillance and best not to think about what she does when she has to pee. Kind of creepy no?

Your classes sound very good especially the bark and berries.

Terry said...

Boy, I sure hope you eventually get the rest of the story on the surveillance woman. That has me curious. Maybe she is stalking someone!

Diane N said...

I like the piece pictured in today's blog so much better since you have reworked it. It looks simply amazing now!

The surveillance thing is kind of creepy.

mathea said...

The surveillance thing sounds intriguing.
I really like this piece, all those layers of text - it really looks like wall graffiti.