Wednesday, June 21, 2006


I spent today drawing. I did a couple of sketches first, then started and completed two drawings for my cousin. She has two dogs and two new kittens. I had fun yesterday playing with the kitties and taking pictures of them.

It is hot here. Supposed to be 104-112 degrees F the next two weeks. It wouldn't be as much of a problem if I had air conditioning in the house. But no, we have what is called a swamp cooler. On those really hot days, you don't do anything if possible but sit. Any movement and you start sweating. We have to run the cooler and fans all day, the fan over the bed and the cooler all night and we are still hot. Hard to sleep.
If we had air conditioning, we would be unable to pay our bill or would have to keep it so low that we wouldn't get the cold air any way. So it gives me a good excuse for not doing housework, not cooking, and sitting at the computer or drawing. And we drink a lot of iced tea, water, and sodas. In this town it is rare to see anyone running around town without some sort of beverage in their hands. Then we hope for no power shortages where they cut off all electric in random areas. Then you either go to the mall, sweat, or go somewheree they have air conditioning and you don't have to pay the bill.
Above are the pictures I drew. The two dogs are Lucky (rescued from the shelter) and Roxie. The two new kittens are Lady (who is very much a little lady) and Tiger (who almost got named Tramp). He is very loveable but likes to wander and check everything out. She is more skittish and will sit still for photos.
"Let every man be quick to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger" James 1:19.

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