Monday, February 9, 2009

nary a spare minute ...

 i've been blogging for about two years now .... four hundred and something posts ..... lots of paintings .... lots of questions ... lots of explanations .... some of you have been with me since the beginning .... lots of you have been with me for hundreds of posts ... so ... just want to know, have we established yet that i'm not much of a shopper ? we have, right? i don't really even like shopping for art supplies ... i order them online for the most part ... so ... how come i never realized that this whole renovate a house thing is all about the shopping ? 

last week, nobs gave me hives .... why is nob not spelled knob ... i think it should be .... and why are there 9,764, 382kabilliontrillion kinds of knobs? isnt' that just a titch excessive? 

this morning, i was in a tile store ... heavens! there are more tiles choices than knob choices .... i had a VERY definitive notion (knotion?) in my head ... definitive ... tight .... unwavering ... and then i go all weak kneed (week need, weak knead) over this beautiful turquoisegreenblue wash of tiny glass tiles ..... ahhhhhhh..... i want to do a swimming pool in it .... but at that (gasp!) price, i'm not even willing to do the new kids' bathroom in it ..... so i went with my original knotion .. simple, clean, classic .... perfect to show off bright colors and big art ..... 

....and then .... more shopping ... off to roam the endless warehouse of counter tops .... the choices are knot as plentiful as the knob choices but they sure take up a load of space .... miles later i picked a counter top with flecks of orange yellow and red in with all this marbley otherness .... 

so ... remember that tracking of the art calendar that was my new year's resolution? 
i might kneed to color in the boxes on shopping days instead of art days ... cause i've had nary an art day in february .... well ...not nary ... i've had one ...one day in february that i put paint to canvas ... oh my! i'll have to work on that, huh? ... as soon as i'm done shopping ... my next shopping expedition is for a dress ... don't ask! 

ok ... challenge of the day (might be challenge of the week, month or year if i don't remember to challenge you again): say nary as many time as you can in the next 24 hours ... nary a complaint from you ... just say it... say nary lots ... and tell me when you did .....



oh! p.s... late night edit ...knob is right ... or write ... or korrect .... har ...

4 comments:

phd in yogurtry said...

yes, nobs and switches and trim and paint colors, and decisions, decisions, decisions. building our house wore me out, even tho I was able to defer most to my husband, it was exhausting.

p.s. I thought it was knobs, also ?

artmom said...

the english language kneads wurk....and I vote four you to wurk on it!!!I actually enjoyed the search for knobs, faucets, counter tops, etc. when we built this house! Mr. artmom did not enjot it at all so I did most of it!
Maybe when you write - right, rite-your book you can incorporate the new English spelling into it. headmaster george might not approve but so what!!!
enough - did you find a dress? I knew we should have gone shopping friday! xxoo

see you there! said...

Nary? Ok. There is nary a drop of coffee left in my cup and even tho it is neigh onto lunch time there is nary a sandwich in sight. I would appear to have nary a functioning brain cell left about now.

Darla

PS - loved looking at your pics/show. How did you do?

Chris said...

Kneed. hehe.

I couldn't help but think of someone getting kneed.

Anyway, I'm going to say nary a lot, but it's Wednesday. Is it too late to say nary?

I'm going to go read about your show now. I've had nary a moment to breathe lately.