Tolkien, artist

Happy Birthday to Me

 So, it's my birthday, combined with my day off, combined with my studio day today.  I have one story being beta read by a friend in Arizona, and another that I will post later today. 

My computer is running super slow today, so I'll defrag while I'm off galavanting around town, and the weather should be rainy with possible thunderstorms (oh, joy!). 

We had clouds like this over our western suburbs last night when
we had hail and tornado warnings.  Ah...spring in Minnesota.

But for having spent years walking this earth, I doubt I would change much.  This past year has been wonderfully growth-oriented.  I've started great projects, continued work on my artistic focus, gained many new internet friends, and started writing.  I really can't complain because it's all good. 

As a note of historic significance, on this date in 1659, the Massachusetts Bay Colony Puritans banned Christmas celebrations claiming that they were too Pagan.  Love it - thank goodness we loosened up a bit from those days :-)  Enjoy your day - I know I'll enjoy mine.  
Happy birthday! I'm very grateful to have come across you and your artwork. Every time I walk past the jewelry box on my dresser, I have to stop and say "Oooooooohhh..."
Thank, Ann. I'm so happy you love your box, and that we share a fandom in common - it means a great deal to me. I'm celebrating to the best of my ability :-)

- Erulisse (one L)
Thank you, Clodia. I was translating some Latin plaques today that I was contemplating purchasing and couldn't help but think of you - my favorite scholar :-)

- Erulisse (one L)
I actually ended up with English, but the sentiment is wonderful: "Imagination is evidence of the Divine" by William Blake.

I like to give babies something that they can grow with. If she works with this as her theme, she'll be a great addition to society and have an impact on others in her life.

- Erulisse (one L)
Thank you. It's raining, but I have a 40% off coupon for art supplies at Dick Blick, and I bought myself two e-books at Barnes and Noble, so all is MORE than good :-)

- Erulisse (one L)
They are called mammatus clouds and they are spectacular. Usually found with really lousy weather - we had a tornado warning and golf-ball sized hail along with rain last night in parts of the city, so that's why they were there. This isn't the exact ones that we had, but it is a glorious picture of that type of cloud.

See? The things you can learn on an F-list - LOL.

- Erulisse (one L)
(smile) Thank you for the info!

Our weather is mild, it never rains, it only drizzles. No storms, either.
Oh, I really love thunderstorms. They are so beautiful. Lightning, cloud formations, I love it all. Even the tornadoes. I just don't want them hitting my own house. But they usually are fairly localized and I've lived with them for my whole life, so I don't think too much about them :-)

- Erulisse (one L)
Well, we have earthquakes here... Not the same, but I guess I'm used to them too.

I'd be very afraid of a storm (g)
Thank you, Linda. I appreciate the good wishes very much.

- Erulisse (one L)
One year older, One year wiser, and One more year to play! Yippee!