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I named this photo "kicking dirt" because when you live on a farm or ranch the men always stand around discussing what work needs to be done while kicking the dirt around, hands in pockets, scratching their brows, etc.
Finally, raking the hay....
Then baling it. Of course, after awhile there was more dirt kicking but I won't bore you with more photos of that.
I've had this paper image for a couple of years. As you can see, it's an optical illusion. I love these kinds of images. When I caught school. I always had on up monthly to allow my students to figure out what they were seeing.
I enlarged this one.....
Used a light-box to trace it onto my favorite adhesive....Steam-a-Seam; pressed that onto the wrong side of my fabric choice, then began to cut.
I always cut the inside dead spaces first which makes things go a lot easier.
This is so exciting!!! I can see light at the end of the tunnel!!
Now, as it's turned to the right side, I begin to place & shift the pieces.
Picture this....a post menopausal woman asleep, dreaming of that extra slice of pecan pie she should have turned down. Are you with me so far? It's around 3AM & about 85 degrees when said woman (me), is awaken, sweaty, hair plastered to the face, pillow, neck....are you getting that into focus? Of course there's nothing to be done until the morning says Mr. Cowboy. WHAT!!! Are you kidding me! I could literally feel an inner temperature rising, beads of sweat flowing. I am in a full blown panic. Mr. Cowboy wisely decides to investigate, as my eyes bulge from their sockets.
I realize that climbing into a hot attic was not something he relished but I did not for one moment care.....no, I'm sad to say. After thirty minutes of searching, cussing (that's a Texas slang), a banged up knuckle or two, this is what was causing the problem....
I don't know if you can see it but it's a capacitor, says Cowboy.
Here's the conversation that followed..
Me: What's a capacitor?
Him: it's a .....blah blah blah
Me: I don't know that all that means honey.
Him: I saw your eyes glaze over.
Me: Can you fix it?
Me: Of course now!!!!
Him: Well, I'd have to replace the capacitor.
Me: Ok, do that.
Him: it's 4:00 in the morning.
Him: There are no stores open at this time of the night, woman!!
At this point I'm beginning to see why cool air is not in my immediate future but am unwilling to admit anything to the contrary!!!!
Me: what's it going to take to get this thing going?
Him: a long-suffering sigh...I can fix it by noon if I can find one of my electrician buddies.
Me: Noon! Ok, fine!
Him: he didn't say anything but eyed me suspiciously.
I went outside to the storage building, in my nightie with my trusty flashlight, pulled out three box fans, went into the sitting room & surrounded myself with "warm" air.....not ideal but doable....all because of a little $15 part.
I don't know what Cowboy did because I couldn't hear a thing over the noise of the fans.
The morale of this story: you're going to have to give me a few days to cool of before I can think properly. I think my brain was fried!
Mr. Cowboy was kind enough to hold up my catch of the day. The fish were very stubborn last evening but I managed to hook two while Cowboy moved some hay bales to higher ground due to all the rain & flooding around here. As for this particular photo, I downloaded a neat app on my iPhone that does all kinds of wacky things to spruce up pics. So I decided to play around with the fish photo to practice. This is the old view finder one.
I needed to get out for a bit, called up one of my "wacky" girlfriends, Annie & we saw the movie SPY!
This a great chick flick with lots of laughable moments. Melissa McCarthy is at her best in this movie. Jude Law & Jason Statham are quick & on the mark. The only drawback was some of the language, which I cringed at but I'm still giving the movie two thumbs up!! I'm still giggling just thinking about some of the scenes!!