How things turn out sometimes

Wednesday, November 28, 2007 at 3:17 PM
Christmas time at the Riverside Plaza

I think last weekend was just full of bad karma. I was feeling a bit sorry for over that. But things were going awry. Like on Friday night my iphone kept going in and out of service. By Saturday I was on the phone between apple and att. Finally on Sunday Apple concluded it was a problem with the phone. All ended well on Monday when at&t replaced my sim chip and Apple gave me a brand new shinny iphone! Now we are all happy!
I spent a good part of the weekend exploring my new imac and finding it easier than I thought to switch from my pc brain to mac os. Do you think it's that right/left brain thing?
I also picked up the knitting needles which always put me in a meditative mode and began a pair of pretty lilac and pink socks! As I knit I caught up on all Grey's Anatomy episodes and sipped hot tea.
Monday was awfully busy at work but good to be among my little friends again. But I felt so tired by the end of the night......alas....woke up yesterday feeling blah again and found that laying on the couch with a fuzzy blanket was a good place to be.
Today I was supposed to meet up with Deborah at the Bower Museum for some sketching but I woke up feeling achy so I had to bail. I was so disappointed because I was looking forward to meeting her and making a new friend.
Rudy is home today and wanted to go browse at Borders at the Riverside Plaza. He loves to just go browse the shelves as do I. He convinced me it would be just for a little while since I'm not feeling well. We left for a bite to eat at one of the sandwich shops and I saw the giant tree in front of the movie theater was all set up. I thought it would make a fun sketch sometime. We left but as we approached my car he noticed one tire had gone flat. He told me to go back inside the book store and wait while he changed it. Instead I found a bench to sit on even though it was chilly and very windy and quickly did this sketch.
It's turned out to be a nice day even though I didn't get to Orange County.   Maybe it is a good thing I didn't take off for the OC because I probably wouldn't have made it with a bad tire.  Apparently the nail caused enough damage that it can't be fixed but needs replacing. 

PS I spent lots of my time yesterday looking at your blogs. Such great postings going on! I will try to say hello in the next few days.


  1. Frankye Says:

    Marta, I hope you are feeling better. You made good use of your time with the sketch of Riverside Plaza and the Christmas tree. : ) Nice work, good colors, and the feeling of the place comes through!

  2. juj Says:

    Hope you're feeling better now - sorry you missed getting to meet your friend. Your sketch is great - I love the loose line work and the bright colors.

  3. A lovely sketch...I love all the decorations going up in the towns everywhere! Hope you feel better and hope you get to sketch with Deborah - I missed her in Paris so you'll have to make up for me too!

  4. Mim Says:

    I'm interested in your comment about the PC and the Mac. I am in the middle of deciding which way to go with the same question.

    lovely drawing - your work is wonderful.

  5. Quilt Knit Says:

    Hi! Marta: and To All: Let me tell, sometimes things just work out. The Christmas tree is wonderful.
    I am so glad you are feeling better. Glad you will get OC later and with safe tires.
    As far as choosing which computer to Purchase- Apple/MacIntosh, hands down. Go to this url:
    I am taking this straight from the Apple comments from the above url: Comments from Iona College:
    November 28, 2007
    iMac delivering “twice the bang for the buck”
    At Iona College in New Rochelle, New York, iMac offers the best of both worlds, allowing students and faculty to “run their Mac-based programs of choice, while still enabling access to the Windows applications they need.” Says Dimitris Halaris, Iona’s associate vice provost for IT, “Now that we have the versatility of being able to put both operating systems on one computer and the pricing is competitive, it doesn’t make sense not to go with Apple.”
    As an artist with a AAS- BFA in Graphic Technology
    I know Apple/MacIntosh is the way to go.
    So much more for artist.

    (((Circle of Hugs)))


  6. Mim Says:

    thanks to Marta and Sherrie for their recommendations for the MAC - I am off to the Mac store today to try out a few models. Mim

  7. Quilt Knit Says:

    mim: Glad to hear you are taking the time to explore MAC. They have a wonderful staff. Ask for all the information you want your computer to be able to give you. They have great online information for all the products. Make up a list of software that you use and all new software you want to have.


  8. Sharon Says:

    Marta, What good fortune the tire went flat in the parking lot and not on the freeway AND your husband was there to change it! (BTW glad to hear you liked the cranberry relish. I just made a second batch. I seem to be craving it like chocolate chip cookies. Must have a Vit C deficiency, or something...) As always, I enjoy visiting your blog, viewing your lovely artwork and reading your lively posts!

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