Monday, September 7, 2009

Happy Labor Day

No, no cookouts for me, no get-togethers, not even a day off.

I'm planning to get a bunch of lines today since it's holiday pay.

But how to concentrate with Maddy seeking neck rubbing?

Just about to give up on me.

Pouting time.

Compromise. We both think the giant pink roses wallpaper is lovely.

Latest obsession/time waster: (click for a closeup)

I discovered logic problems way back in the 80s when I worked at the school and made copies of logic problems for the gifted class. I thought they were neat but only saw those few. Later on, I found out that Dell had published several books of logic problems, and I ended up buying all of them - more than once (you forget the solutions).

Then I discovered the logic magazines in the bookstores and sometimes in Wal-Mart and the grocery stores. I can't get enough of them. The easy ones I don't bother with any more; level 2 are pretty easy. Level 3 are my favorite, even though some of them stump me. I hardly ever get Level 4 and 5 and challenger ones, but it doesn't keep me from trying. If I'm feeling tense, it's a good way to relax and it usually puts me to sleep, but I get a great deal of satisfaction when I've worked on one and solved it.

Now I've discovered logic paint-by-number - on line. I've done the ones I can find through the years in magazines, but it's a little frustrating that if you make one mistake (with a pen) it pretty much messes things up. But now that you can do them on line, all it takes to erase is a click of the mouse. It's way too addictive.

This is one I finished this weekend. Looks like I have a mistake, but does it matter in a tree?

Not that you have any great work of art when you finish, but it is fun. I did one last night, a small one, and when I finished, I thought, "And what is this?" It looked kind of like a white bird in the middle of a black background. Then when I walked away and looked at it from a distance, I realized it was the portrait of the side of a woman's face.

It hasn't done much for helping my common sense and problem-solving over the years, but hopefully it will help stave off Alzheimer's - that's what I hear anyway. Crossword puzzles are also good for that - anything to keep your mind busy. Mama does puzzles all the time, and her mind is pretty good at 86. It's either that or Days of our Lives.

Good football wins for my two teams this weekend. Auburn and Texas Tech beat their opponents by almost the same margin - 38-13 and 37-13. War Eagle, go Red Raiders! Next, I guess we'll be pulling for the Washington Huskies! Looks like they did pretty well against LSU.

I have more pictures in my camera but no time. I'll add them later.


  1. It has not been easy being the person who has had to be right ALL the time; but that cat's name is MATTIE.

    Not Maddie.

    It was formerly known as BabyCat.

    Longsufferginly, Mike

  2. Wrong. You know yourself that you named that cat Madeline - INSISTED on it. So Maddy is short for Madeline. Also formerly know as BabyCat.

    Shewhosuffers more, Becky