Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Unexpected Things And A Give-Away ~

Good Morning:

So.....lately, there has been a lot of unexpected things happening around my neck of the woods.  Most of them....MOST of them have not been good unexpected things.  No tragedies (thank goodness), but mostly irritations and extra hurdles.

Some of you already know that I am officially computer-less right now.  I have been sharing several different computers that are strewn about my house.  One of those computers was Mr. Gerushia's laptop.  A very old laptop.'s the computer he's always used since going back to school.   He has struggled to get through his classes and maintain a full-time job.  He is now on the last...LAST quarter before graduating with his Master's Degree and wouldn't you know it, his laptop died.  It had the nerve to just up and die!  Can you believe that?  

And yesterday, there was a terrible hoopla in my neighborhood.  One of the homes here on my block have a litter of pups...not newborn, they are playing and tumbling and such, but still very young.  The neighbors have a drained swimming pool and one of the pups fell in while no one was home.  I wasn't able to do a rescue mission because the momma dog is aggressive and I was afraid to go in the backyard to help the pup.  Thankfully, my call to animal control was helpful and the puppy was rescued. was a horrendous morning.  

And, well...there were other not so good unexpected things that found their way into my life this last week or so, but there's no use in going into all that silly detail.

I'm making every effort to do the whole "keep your chin up" thing.  Trying to enjoy my Everydays and not get bogged down in hopelessness and sadness again ~ 

I often find my way to the back garden when life is heavy and dense.  Just a stroll around my yard can lighten the mood.  Unless, of course, you are taking photos of lovely and sweet stone fruit only to find this unexpected horror...GAHHHH ~

There are just a wee few Nectarines left on my tree.  The last few big ones were infiltrated by these buggers.  I held my breath just long enough to snap this photo and then...I ran for dear life!!

But ~ I did find this unexpected funny face.  It made me laugh for a moment.  Can you see the face in this Nectarine? 

Oh...and my son found this disgusting and unexpected and way too long french fry.  This is such a gross picture, but, without my photo editing program, my photos are naked right now and this was taken indoors under artificial light.  Yuck ~ 

I figure, sometimes unexpected is good and sometimes, it's bad.  Today...I'm gonna turn it around and make it good. ~ by offering a give-away.  My favorite time to do a give-away is when things aren't going super swell.  

I think the 2 prints that I've chosen to give make a fine set ~

"The Uninvited"

And...."Dancing Fiona" ~

If you would like to play along, simply leave a comment.  I'll use a handy-dandy randomizer to pick a winning number between now and whenever my next blog post might be!

Keeping my fingers crossed that folks can easily leave a comment.  It's been a bit better, but I am still having comment issues every now and again.

*NOTE ~ Since writing this post,  it's clear that there are still some folks having trouble leaving comments.  I've received 5 emails so far from people that weren't able to leave a comment.  I will place those people with a name in the comment section myself.  If you are having trouble leaving a comment, please email me at gerushiasworld at aol dot com.

Here's to a day filled with unexpected goodness!!

Until Next Time:

Gerushia's New World

P.S.  If the winner would rather have 2 different can choose any 2 from my shop, if you like.  Click HERE to have a look at the print choices!  

P.P.S.  I just changed out the daily special.  Today's special is a $10.00 art print, entitled ~ "Piaf Sings the Blues".  This piece was created for Kat Von D and the original is in her private collection.  Piaf is her beloved Sphynx cat.


Grandmother Carolyn said...

AH, Kimberly - sorry about the peaches and the puppies and the 'puters! Sometimes it just all happens at once, doesn't it? Think like Annie and start humming, "tomorrow, tomorrow....."
Grandmother Carolyn

Manon Doyle said...

So many things going on, Kim!! Thank god the pup was rescued!!!!! Saw the nectarine and french fry on FB!! Yikes!!!
Love your prints!! xo

Girl With Chalk said...

Awww good luck with the "mishaps" they are probably the result of the mercury retrograde which ends on Aug 8th (bet that explains alot!) I am so glad you got the puppy rescued! That is a good thing! : )

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Dave said...

You're work is great. Very imaginative!

Charlino K said...

Oh, Kim -- It seems that we have both had a tough July, and so far have managed to survive our way into a fresh, new month. May the month of August be filled with much joy -- HUGS -- charlino

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