Thursday, August 5, 2010

A Day Without Completes





It is true a day of only halves, things go half right. Things around th house are smelling funny, closed up house in hot weather, shirts and hats being put in the closet by the door that have been worn in hot work, and just put there to get out of the way along with shoes and bandanas, horrible stuff. So now that entry way smells like a lemon cleaner that is not true lemon, and most of the things have been washed, and I would tuck dryer sheet into them if I had some.

Besides that half, the bread won't rise, only by half. so it is shaped and sitting in a half warm oven to urge it along to a better rising status.

I finished a book I only half liked it had a disasterous terrible ending that nearly broke ones heart, except so strange you could go on the internet and read the alternative ending. The book was "Jimmy" by Robert Whitlow. Talk about putting one in a mood.

I really only sort of like this painting also, I think what happened was I lost the initial idea as it dragged on for several days and I was distracted frequently from the beginning.

Days go like this when one only feels half like doing things yet talks self into doing them. Not the book, I expected much better from this.

7 comments:

Jeanne Nelson said...

I have days like this also ~~ only half clean the house, and just can't make myself finish; or I put down a book, or work of art when only half completed; or leave the house and find that I left my jewelry at home and feel half dressed. These days, to me, feel like days that I was supposed to stay in bed ALL day, lol.

But I can't leave this post half completed, 'cause I HAVE to tell you that I ABSOLUTELY LOVE your painting! The colors are my favorite, the scrolls within her hair are the perfect touch, and she appears to be on the brink of finding something wonderful...just out of sight of the painting! I love her, Emelie, and pray tomorrow will be a WHOLE lot better for ya! I am SO ready for fall's cooler air to drift in! Hugs ~~ Jeanne

Rebecca Anthony said...

Emelie, This painting is really so pretty, the details around the edged are delicious. I can't stop looking at them. Try not to worry about things getting half way done, it happens to the best of us. Sometimes when I get in a funk it takes several days but then things start to sort themselves out again. Hang in there. You painting is a treasure!!

Nelda Ream said...

Sometimes I have to console myself that half is better than nothing. Sometimes even half done is a challenge. But there is just no excuse for spending time on reading a book only to discover it has a yucky ending. Now THAT can make me mad. Hope you have a good weekend. Hugs to you.

Nelda Ream said...

Oops...I wonder if my first comment said what I really wanted it to say. What I meant to say was that I find it really frustrating to invest a significant amount of time in reading a book, only to be disappointed with the ending. It makes me think, "Why did the author DO that?" And why did I do all that reading only to be frustrated?
...at least that's what I meant to say. Oh boy, looks like you're not the only one with half issues.
Now, I need a hug.

wanda miller said...

you betcha...that is what we need to do (per your message)put our hot bare feet up, drink some ice cold lemonade and watch the flowers grow! it's so hot in august and i think we definitely have different seasons in each of our neck of the woods emeily...sometimes it's still warm in november into decemeber, all depends on the year.
i just finished an hilarious and sad at the same time book, JULIA'S CHOCOLATES, it was so good i couldn't put it down...happy friday in august, em. xo

Say It In Color said...

Well, all I can say is "Your half" sure looks wonderful!....but I know what you are saying....But it is a beautiful painting! This heat is awful here in Texas right now and when I was watering yesterday I felt like little things crawling all over me....and needed a bath....then I remembered getting in the children's little swimming pool once in my yard clothes....I barely fit, but it was so soothing....of course I have a spot where no one sees that old crazy lady....that I know I may at times appear to be, but it sure was cool and relaxing until I had to figure out how to get in the house dripping all over the floor with all those clothes on....I don't know why I thought of this....but sometimes it's good to remember those "insignificant" things that became so significant....I love to read your blog and your art is wonderful, wonderful! AND bread?.....please send deflated bread....any homemade bread would be a miracle around here....hmmmm another thing to learn. You deserve a crown!! I wish you were my neighbor!

Nancy said...

I love your girl...she seems so thoughtful....maybe she's thinking about all the half done stuff...which we all encounter..I think it's the season and we know it's getting ready to change.....I can't seem to get at anything the last couple of days but play on the computer......and feed people....hahahha I've had alot of company and beginning to feel like I run a B&B....

Have a great weekend....