Monday, September 21, 2015

29 Faces in September... Days 12, 13, 14, 15

It was a long week, I hadn't won Lotto (AGAIN) & sat chained to my computer slowly churning out job after job that 'almost' pays bills, eating too much bread & cheese, and because I realised I 'should', throwing myself on my old rusted treadmill that seems to groan more than I, each time I step on her, wondering if her loud high pitched 'squeals' as I start her up are mistaken for early morning lovers by people who are walking their dogs on the road below, I get ready to start the day... TV remote control in hand to get my fix of vomit worthy political back-stabbing or back-slapping news depending on the previous days events, Ipad perched between 'calories lost' & 'kilometres walked', so I can access other entertainment & check Facebook updates, my phone within reach atop a pile of washing (reminiscent of the empire state building) in the laundry basket beside me, switched on incase my girls ring, or there has been a shark attack at the local beach where Big F goes surfing each day... I take a big breath, realise I am exhausted already, but made it right through to Friday afternoon before THIS happened...
 Big F had realised that it was FRIDAY, it was after 5pm & we had nothing (as in vino) to have with our traditional 'Friday Night Cheese-plate, Downloaded (of course it's NOT a pirate) Movie & Wine Night'... It was fast, it was stupid it was a BIG F-up. He raced downstairs, jumped in the car (we live on the side of a hill with a driveway so steep it could be classed as vertical) whipped it into reverse, realised he should grab his glasses to read wine labels, jumped out & the car took off through 2 trees, across the neighbours property & did a spectacular (think Russian Olympic gymnast) double flip & perfect side landing on the street below.

I raced out onto our deck in time to see Big F running down the driveway after it, nimbly jumping what was left of the native trees waving his hands like he was some F-ing wizard that would be able to freeze the car before it landed, smashing panels, windshield, ripping exhaust pipe, & mudguards off on the way.

Now for the Faces, getting there, s l o w l y (unlike the sad & costly descent of the Jackaroo)...
Day 12 - Dog Boy

Day 13 - Dream On

Day 14 - Cry Me a River

Day 15 - Yesterday's News






















Still plugging away at the 29 Faces in September Challenge thanks again to Martha at AyalaArt for hosting the marathon, and now if you excuse me, I need to go walk to the shops to get some bread ;)




15 comments:

Matt Jee said...

Glad everyones OK - did you get the wine in the end - you'd probably need a bottle (or two)after that. Car looks like it may need to go to hospital though. I see 29 faces challenge still going strong - keep up the good work!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

OMG what a week you've had!

Nic McLean said...

Wow, sorry about your car, just glad no one was in it at the time (of course if big F had been in it it wouldn't have happened!) I loved this post (minus the damaged car), you've a great dry wit for storytelling. Love the face too, especially yesterday's news.

Linda Wildenstein said...

Oh hells bells......so sorry about the car. Sounds like you need a do over with the week. Yikes.

Jo Murray said...

Thank heavens nobody was in it!...OR that it didn't hit another car. LOVE your faces.

Neena said...

I love all your faces in this post, but "Yesterday's News" really grabbed my attention, leaving me wondering what horrible news she read. Sorry about your car. Hope you have a better week.

Sarah said...

Wow! Hell of a week. Glad that nothing living was hurt. I love all your faces, but two really grabbed me. Cry me a River and Yesterdays News. Simply amazing. I identify with them both so strongly right now.

Magaly Guerrero said...

You know what I love most about this post? Well, the fact that you aren't losing your cool. The car ran away, flipped a couple of times... the trees will recover, the car will recover, and you guys are fine, so there is no reason to dwell on this. That, my Shelle darling, I love about this post. I hope the repair don't cost too much.

The expressions of "Dream on" and "Yesterday's News" are already writing tales in my head. How is it that your art always finds a way into the heart of my Muse? You're magic, of course.

Oh, and you should introduced "Dog Boy" to "Deer Me", methinks.

Debi said...

Never a dull moment at Sunshine Shellie's........I am very relieved Knowone was in that flying saucer! Your post made my heart rate leap! Well enough excessive for Me! Wine by the case....just saying! xoDebi

Ms Misantropia said...

Oh no! What a start to the weekend :( I hope your insurance can take care of the worst of the damages.

I love 'Dream on'. Beautiful face, and I have a thing for proper sized noses :)

susupetal said...

Oh no, what a week, good that everybody is OK.

That Cry me a river would suit well for my theme in 29-faces.
The colors in Dream on are awesome, so cool!

rose of Walk in the Woods, LLC said...

Oh no! But, as has already been said, it's such a Good thing that no one was injured.
As for the faces ~ spectacular!

Ayala Art said...

Oh my gosh!!!! The way you say things had me laughing, but the fact that it happened makes me feel so bad! Dang car... why did it have to take off like that.... UGH! when it rains it pours.... Is it fixable?
And the faces.... gorgeous as always, each better than the last... love them all ♥
Hugs!

Magic Love Crow said...

I am so sorry about everything! Poor Fraser! I have to admit Shelle, you make me laugh, the way you describe things! Even though the accident was not funny! Your faces are amazing! Going to look through your posts! Maybe I can buy one from you?? I really love Dream On!! Big Hugs ;o)

NatureFootstep said...

great work all of them, but my favorite is the Dream on. :)