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Tuesday, May 24, 2016


Mrs. Cranky just showed me a flyer and asked if I would be interested.  The flyer was from a restaurant we frequent that was holding an art clinic.  For $22 they provide the materials and I assume some instruction for you to create whatever you please on canvas.

“Sounds like a nice idea, but I’m not interested in the art, I can’t draw a straight line with a ruler.”

“I thought we could take two cars, have a nice dinner and then I would stay for the art.  It is a Tuesday, so it’s “Deadliest Catch” night on TV.”

“Sure, sounds like a good idea, who knows, maybe you have some artistic talent, after all Casey (step-crank) is very talented, maybe she got some of that from you.”

“I can paint, I used to paint all the time, I gave all my art supplies to Casey.”

“What! You have artistic talent? We’ve been together for 8 years and I am just now finding out you have talent as an artist?”

“You never asked.”

“Why did you give it up?  I wish I had a talent for anything.”

“All the paints and spirits made me dizzy.  I would get high, not in a good way so I stopped.”

“What?  Just open a friggin window, or paint outdoors.”

“Well I could do that I guess.”

“Holy Hannah, 8 years…what other surprises are you hiding?”

“Oh, I have surprises.”

“Here’s an idea, maybe you could try that artistic talent on your grocery list so I could read it, or is your specialty ‘Modern Art’?”

“You’re a jerk!”

Mrs. Cranky's first attempt in 40 years.


  1. oh ,i am sorry that things for you end up always with arguments or negative words,

    you have to have just one talent the talent of appreciation whatever talent she has ,

  2. You have to learn the art of knowing when to shut up...but then you'd probably have to change the name of your blog:)

  3. I love her art work! Very nicely done! I've seen similar things here; not dinner, but wine with opportunity to draw/paint a picture. I'm thinking that could be fun to do, provided I have a designated driver and there is enough wine flowing; I'm sure even I could be artistic.

    I hope Mrs. Cranky continues with her talent; looks she has a good one here :)


  4. I love your conversations. I really do and mostly they end in the same way. you need to put jerk as your middle name. Just saying.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

  5. The butterfly is a good first step towards painting again.

    I wonder how deep this double life of hers goes!

  6. If Mrs. Crank outlives you, I think she should chisel your tombstone herself and just for laughs do it in her own writing so that for the rest of time NO ONE will be able to read your tombstone and won't know who the heck is buried there. That's a way to get even for the way you made fun of her grocery lists all these years.

  7. How nice. Did you paint or catch fish on the tube?

  8. Well she not only has talent but was considerate to have Deadliest Catch lined up for you as an alternative. Think she knows you Cranky. This time, I am on team Mrs. C.

  9. Just go paint! I've been to those paint parties before, they are rather fun if wine is involved.
    Gotta love you two.

  10. Gosh, Joe, you were doing so good there and then . . .

  11. it's lovely! you married a secret-keeping, talented woman. :)

  12. Hope she continues to paint now that she's tried her hand at it again. Love Katrina's idea, too!

  13. I like her art, and think that she should get busy painting all the treats she expects you to keep your hand off of...with a big red circle/bar painted across the picture, banning you from them.

  14. This reminds me of my kids, who always seem shocked when they learn new things about me.

  15. 8 years? Its amazing how long it takes to get to know someone.

  16. Just got around to seeing this. It is a really nice painting! Where you gonna hang it?