Happiness Project, Workout Wednesday

Yep, 3rd Time is a Charm

This is turning out to be like a prison bracelet, well, not really. I still haven’t made it 21 days of working out to make it a habit. Every time, I have allowed my business to come first. So, now what? How do I put me first? How do I make my tenants wait for at least a half an hour? I just have to start over, I don’t see another way to get it done. Is it more beneficial to workout at home or go to the gym? I am getting pretty tired of wearing my bracelet. UGH! Make it a habit

Galleria, Happiness Project, Museum Monday

Victor Cacciarelli

This is a watercolor. Victor was an 18th Century painter from Italy. The contrasting colors, and the details of the interior are exquisite.

CardinalHere are some of the details that are just amazing.

Cardinal detailThe old, yet crisp white face juxtaposed over the tapestry of the Llast Supper” Notice how Jesus is leaving his hand out, referring to the Cardinal. The lamp overhead hangs perfectly in between Jesus and the Cardinal.

Cardinal EaselTake a look at the cloth under the red robe, the detail of the lace is amazing. The beautiful, baby blue silk bookmark is yet another detail that is so simple, yet intricate.

Interiors and reading are a few of my favorite subjects. When the paintings are watercolors, they are that much more interesting because of the skill involved in creating such a masterpiece.

Fountain of Youth, Happiness Project, Terreni D' Oro Tuesday

African Geese at Terreni D’ Oro Estate Ranch

If you follow my blog you know that we lost our duck “Buttercup” to some kind of predator. We are still not sure what animal took our beloved Buttercup. In addition to our 11 ducks, we also have two African Geese. We purchased them when they were small, and one of them was very sick. It couldn’t even lift up its head, or make any noise. Her feet were curled up, and very pale. We called vets to see if there was a way we could get an appointment, but we were told they did not help “water fowl”. My husband remembered that when our dog was stung by a Tarantula Hawk, I gave her some Benadryl. He cut the Benadryl into a very small segment, and gave it to her. Several hours later she was starting to improve.

Her feet were no longer so pale. She couldn’t hold her head up yet, but one of her feet was starting to improve too. By the next day, she looked better, and she could stand again on her feet. She was resting a little more that usual, but she was improving. We tried to just focus on her achievement to get better! By the third day, one could never tell that she had an issue at all. She was honking, and walking.

Today, the two of them wait until all the chickens and the ducks are in their homes before they go into their duck house. They honk loudly to alert the dogs that something is not right. Just this mooring the geese were honking, ducks were quacking, and the chickens were clucking to tell us that there was a coyote outside the coops. I am pretty impressed how smart they are. Here is a recent photo of them with the ducks.

African Goose