The plight of an artist

My lovely hubby is a therapist and he has just opened up a new office. When he saw one of my doodles, he decided to take a chance on me and asked me to draw some inspirational quotes for his office.

So, enjoying this sudden new job as an artist and of having my first ‘customer’, I started doodling

This was my first picture.

My hubby reluctantly accepted this one. But explained he wanted something more …more. Not having a clue what he meant by ‘more’, I drew some proposals and showed him my ideas.

He didn’t like any of them. Apparently, they were too girly for therapy.

Now, I know he’s the therapist but too girly?

Maybe this would be more to his liking:

 

If we were having coffee

 

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If we were having coffee I’d tell you that, after talking to a friend, I decided to leave my plant-based diet a few weeks ago. I dropped it like a hot potato thinking I’d be able to switch without an issue. As it turns out, switching diets can have an impact on your digestive system. Mine threw a tantrum worthy of a two-year old and I literally ran back to my vegetables, fruits and legumes.

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If we were having coffee I’d tell you that my week off from work is done and I’m heading back tomorrow. I’ve tried to explain this to my furry babies but I’m worried they have not understood and will be really upset tomorrow. We’ve been doing long walks and having snuggling sessions on a daily basis and they’re definitely going to miss that.

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If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I’m worried about Texas and how everyone will endure Hurricane Harvey. I keep watching the news for updates and hoping things will work out somehow.

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Finally, I’d tell you that I’ve been snooping around other blogs and really enjoying reading what other people are up to on their weekend. Weekend Coffee Share is such a great idea. A huge thanks to Part Time Monster for running it!

My ridiculous beef with Game of Thrones

It’s almost the end of Season 7 in Game of Thrones. It’s a series that’s been hard to watch for me mostly because of the violence. But this past episode just sent me over the top and for a very different reason. The lack of realism with winter.

Living in Canada, I can tell you that the very first thing Jon Snow and his band of Men should have worn when they walked north of the Wall was a hat. Your head loses something like 30000% of your body heat and it’s super important to flatten your hair during the winter. No, seriously, you need a toque or bad things are going to happen.

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I stared and stared but there wasn’t a single hat among the lot. These were brave warriors alright, but were they fighting the enemy or hypothermia? They were chatting away as they walked and no one winced at the cold, or put a warm hand over their ears. I can tell you from personal experience that uncovered ears will scream in pain as soon as the temperature dips.

Frostbite should also have been on their minds. They had pretty solid clothing which included mitts but those ears would have been in trouble and so would their cheeks. Their heads and faces should have been covered.

Most importantly, they should at all times keep dry. And good old, Jon Snow…fell into a frozen lake.

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By all rights, even if he had made it out alive, most of his digits would have been goners.

Yeap, we do a Polar Bear Dip in Canada but we have First Aid and support right there and are only in the water for literally seconds. Plus, we’re Canadian…we’re pretty nuts.

And don’t get me started about how cold they would be riding on a dragon through the air. The wind up there would have made the windchill something that would kill much faster than the Night King.

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Honestly, doesn’t anyone have a snowsuit in all of Westeros? Sheesh.

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Recipes for doggies

I have one week off and then start back to work, so I’m trying to get some treats for my sadly-neglected pooches. Since it’s summer, I thought of something cool…like ice-cream, but that’s not good for them. Instead, though there are tons of great recipes out there for doggies who are hot and want something to cool off.

Did you know they love watermelon?

Here are some sites that have great ideas for cool doggie treats: www.pinterest.com/explore/summer-dog-treats/

www.rover.com/blog/homemade-dog-treats-freezer-summer/

Just one suggestion: give it to them outside. I gave mine a piece of a beet inside and the mess that ensued defies description.

If we were having coffee

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If we were having coffee I’d tell you that I can already see the first signs of Fall in the trees. Some of the leaves are changing and they’re getting to that beautiful reddish hue that only maples have. I love fall, but I miss the extra hours of daylight that summer provides.

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If we were having coffee I’d tell you that I’ve been watching a British show (we only get UK channels with our new system) called: Paul O’Grady for the love of dogs.

Not only do they rescue, help and find new homes for the dogs, Paul is hilarious and makes me laugh with every episode. He chats with the dogs and asks them questions and he’s just so funny. It’s hard to stop watching and yesterday, I watched an entire season in one go.

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If we were having coffee I’d tell you that River has been itching like crazy lately. I think he might be allergic to something, so we’ve started giving him allergy medication…but, just in case, we’re also going to give him a bath. Since River hates baths, giving him one is akin to trying to wash one of the dragons from Game of Thrones, a herculean and massive task to be avoided at all costs.

Finally, I’d ask you how your week was going, how things are on your end and what news you have to share.

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Where my hubby doesn’t measure

My hubby was determined to have a potted plant. He got a plant and a pot but guess what he forgot?

The blue arrow is for the pot. The red is for our planter.

Yeap.