Life is for the birds --
and the bees and the flowers and the trees and the moon up above, and a thing called love -- Jewel Akens

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Anyone of my blog buds have people in the path of Sandy? How have they fared?
NYC underwater.

Why in the world would they build a whole city on such low ground?
I like Reason's take on predicting the presidential election.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Chuck Berry

Clean cars

Clean cars by Janis Gore
Clean cars, a photo by Janis Gore on Flickr.

The yard guy also cleans cars, inside and out.

Tahoes -- 2005 on the left, 1997 on the right.

I use the '97 for running around town. The newer one is the road car. Note that they're in Lucy's colors, which are also the colors for one of husband's past schools -- Louisiana Tech.
8 ways to say "you."

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Right Brain/ Left Brain Quiz
The higher of these two numbers below indicates which side of your brain has dominance in your life. Realising your right brain/left brain tendancy will help you interact with and to understand others.
Left Brain Dominance: 12(12)
Right Brain Dominance: 9(9)
Right Brain/ Left Brain Quiz

(Thanks, Sarah.)

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Visitor's bell

Visitor's bell by Janis Gore
Visitor's bell, a photo by Janis Gore on Flickr.

Look, you even have a bell for service.

Footstool from chair cushion

DSCN0925 by Janis Gore
Footstool, a photo by Janis Gore on Flickr.

I'm serious about visiting, y'all.

If you'll come, I'll sit on this footstool and rub your feet.

(Thanks, Roy Rushing, woodworker.)

(Thanks, Doctor Science.)
Everyone needs to run over to Sarah's place and watch the film. It's delightful.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Lana and I didn't go south. We drove out Martin Luther King to the end of the blacktop and onto a smaller road that passed Mount Repose, a John Bisland property.

Some distance beyond that we turned right on a narrow street into the woods. There we found a retired gentleman mud-logger in a charming weatherboard cottage that was neat as a pin. That's what Lana was commissioned to photograph and paint.

It was a beautiful fall day, and we drove with the windows down.

Friday, October 12, 2012

(Thanks, again, Mr. Crider.)
This Bill Crider is an interesting man, and his books are fun, too.
Oh, the timestamps on these posts. Well, I had a busy day and went to bed at 9. Woke refreshed at the stroke of midnight.

Great. Just great. I have things to do much later in the day.

UPDATE: That's better! I was able go back to sleep at about 4:30 and woke at 7.
I want to post this article on handwriting here so I can read it later when my concentration for the written word is better. I've been doing other things lately.
I have a play date with the artist, Lana, today.

I'm going to drive her south of town to look at a building that someone has commissioned her to paint. And since I still can't find the darned spinach seeds, I'm going to the farmers co-op for rapini and radish seeds.

She can choose to go with me for that or not.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Where are the other seeds? I plan to start the fall garden this weekend, and I can't find the spinach or radish seeds we had.

I bought broccoli, brussel sprout, and cauliflower sets, and mustard green, kale and carrot seeds.

Where are the others that were here already?

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Yikes! Put the black ones on hold. Red color. Every girl needs a pair of red shoes.

Monday, October 8, 2012

(Thanks, Bill Crider. Charles the Grey really likes it.)

Ten Steps to Surviving Lung Cancer

Scott Chaffin, a victim of lung cancer, currently stabilized, has asked us to post Ten Steps to Surviving Lung Cancer by Tom Galli. Looks good to me.

Tree of life

Tree of life by Janis Gore
Tree of life, a photo by Janis Gore on Flickr.

This little frip that I found at Amazon has abalone leaves.

Game table

Game table by Janis Gore
Game table, a photo by Janis Gore on Flickr.
I paid more than a penny for this game table, but not as much as it is worth.

Chess on top, roulette in the box (of the table. My brother gave me the jewel box on top when I was about 12.)

How I hate those bypass closet doors.

Sally Durkin's "Steel and Fog"

DSCN0922 by Janis Gore

What a bizarre light effect this morning.

That photo is black and white.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Master bedroom

DSCN0906 by Janis Gore
Master bedroom, a photo by Janis Gore on Flickr.
In other news, I did get that mirror hung by a sharp black guy from the hardware store.

He is smart, fast, and has a good eye.

Remember that table?

Reflecting in the mirror is local photographer Sally Durkin's photo of the Mississippi bridge on canvas.

And I really need to move that plug to the wall behind the bed.

Peggy Mach's "Cloud Fantasy" repro

I bought this thing when I was 21.

I was working at a restaurant on Elm Street in downtown Dallas one day, and it caught my eye in a gallery window.

It cost $125 in 1978. I paid it off at $25 a week.

Johnny Cash
So this morning at 5 am I am running my second load of laundry.
Where do I change the time stamp for posts?
Lets bookmark this curry recipe from Mostly Cajun.

Soups and stews, chilis and curries are my favorite foods.
Now I remember why I haven't been cooking.

John Prine was my companion yesterday while I spent from 4 until 9:30 pm cooking a huge pot of beef/vegetable stew and pan cornbread.

I was whipped when I was done, and passed clean out when I went to bed at 11. Then woke up bright-eyed and bushy-tailed at 2 am.

I took a quart to the guy who does the yard, Jason picked up a quart after work, and I'll take a quart to my brother today. And I'll still have leftovers.

Come on over. It's not worth freezing because of the potatoes and carrots.

Speaking of which, my friend Glenda passed some advice to me the other day.

We both use chuck roasts as our stew meats. She said to build the entire base up to the point of adding the vegetables, then separate and freeze what you can't use for one meal.

Next time, all you have to do is thaw the base and add the vegetables in due time. Smart girl, that one.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Oh, well. That's that. The book came with a handful of cards and a list of addresses.
I have received the loveliest gift book from my community. Take a look at it. It's filled with reproductions of masterworks of religious art from the world's museums. I'd have relished it as a child, too.

I would like to thank the sponsors here. (I am all tired of writing cards, but if you believe you need one, by all means, send a messenger):

 Concordia Bank & Trust Co.
 Concordia Parish Sheriff's Office
 City of Vidalia
 Vidalia Market & Ferriday Market
 Ronnie W. Williams of State Farm Insurance
 Young's Funeral Home

 Thank you all so much. The book is beautiful and suits my needs.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Whoever heard of a sexy luggage rack? I need something for the rose guest room.
Cowgirl boots
Where are you getting all this money, Janis?

Hunh? Oh. I'm not feeding two sorry overgrown boys and buying them toilet paper and paying off their legal bills. Next question.

Michael was right. I am a bitch. "The Queen of Mean," I tells ya.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Little beauty

DSCN0871[1] by Janis Gore

I found this little copper ewer for $2.50.

Doesn't it have lovely lines?

Pretty little box

DSCN0859[1] by Janis Gore

I found this little cutie at Primitives Unlimited on Franklin Street in Natchez for $4.

Lana Switzer, the artist who painted the canvas on my desk counter, and I went shopping together today. She's a lot of fun and very bright. We laugh together.

Too big pillowcases

DSCN0847[1] by Janis Gore

I need to stitch across the bottom seam on all four. I picked up the wrong sizes and tore up the packaging before I realized.

I do like how I don't have to struggle to get the cases on the pillows.

They're color-coded --  white for extra firm, green for firm and blue for soft.

So, yeah. I'm pulling it together. I pick up the Armani jacket from the tailor
 tomorrow. Mmm, mmm, mmm. It will be hard not to sleep in it.

I can barely wait to wear it with my new cowgirl boots (which I've picked out, but haven't bought yet).