Superbowl Sunday

2/3/13 Sunday at Benson, AZ (Valley Vista RV-PPA)

Up in time to be at Our Lady of Lourdes Church by 8:45 am, even after a pancake breakfast. Small church, with only 2 musicians, one of whom played the guitar and lead the singing. I even had 2 good singers on both sides of me. At the announcements Father said next Saturday they’ll have a “Welcome Winter Visitors” Potluck. Parishioners must bring a dish and “foreigners” were encouraged to share their unique dishes. Sorry we won’t be here then.

I spent most of the morning researching the Escapees for yesterday’s blog. Then, after enough procrastinating, I cleaned house and got the laundry going. Lunch came, then Karen called to say we were invited to their Superbowl get together with Karen and Pete. We declined. We’re not really into the Superbowl, unless it’s with the Seattle Seahawks – and then it’s John that cares. John wants to watch this game, still, and I want to work on my laptop – we were both in the mood for a quiet, gentle time. Thus that’s how our afternoon went. I got my monthly financial stuff checked out.

Supper treat during the game: tortilla soup and popcorn during half time. Wow, I loved Beyonce’s show. Great songs and visuals. I haven’t heard her music before.

So we’re sort of watching the game – lights out for 15 minutes, delaying the game for 34 minutes… SF gets touchdowns, things get interesting.

I note to John that we’ve done really well at keeping track of our amps and not blowing the 30 amp circuit. About 15 minutes later my reminder rings that the wash is about done. I then see that the lights are out on our washer. I remember another time….. Sure enough, the “charge” is not lit on our indicator panel. Then I realized – we were running the washer (15 amps), the heat pump (15 amps), the hot water (8 amps), the fridge (3.5 amps), the TV (.5 or 1 amp), plus lights. Guess somebody forgot to keep track!! John got the circuit breaker back on track, we waited 2 ½ minutes for the surge protector to check our power safety, then we’re back with power. Must keep track, must keep track…. I can’t believe I was so proud of keeping track just minutes earlier!!!!

Okay, John noted that the announcers for the Phoenix Open golf tournament today said that Phil Michelson’s score of 256 tied another player’s score of 256 years ago. Baltimore went on to win the Superbowl that day. Lo and behold, they did it again, today.

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About Patricia Elser

I've always loved the loose, flowing, transparent look of watercolors, of Chinese paintings and their calligraphy, but alas, no watercolor classes were available when I was in school, so that interest remained buried until my children were grown. Even then, I was afraid that I couldn't really paint, so upon my sister's advice, I actually started to take classes. I signed up for every class available, determined to learn no matter how afraid I was. I came upon a teacher, Stan Miller, who inspired me, who opened the door to success in watercolor. I love to look at beautiful images. I want to capture them forever. All my life, photography was how I gathered images of the beauty I saw. Thanks to all that photography, I enjoy composing pictures, especially up close. Watercolors allow me to add more of me in their translation of that beauty. My paintings reflect my love for music and dance, with their rhythm and flow. I am fascinated by the play of light, so it appears in my pictures as drama for they are filled with darks and lights. Maybe it's the challenge, maybe it's the beauty, but now, when a work comes together, it fills my soul.
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