Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Scribble Picnic - Mushy

What a week it has been so far! We have had very hot, humid days which are typical of our summer but, as we don't have an air-conditioner, we suffer temps around 38°C/100.4°F.  We've had some very nasty super-cell storms move through the past few nights one of which caused widespread damage...over 100,000 homes in our region lost power for between 12 to 48 hours. Power-lines and trees were down all over the place...debris everywhere. It was scary and reminded me of a cyclone. I feel so grateful that we at least did not lose power.

I had to bring my Mum over to our place for a day as she'd lost power and phone which she needs for her Medic-alert. She was without both for 24 hours.

On top of that, the unbearable humidity caused sauna-like conditions and flared up my asthma...add to that my wisdom tooth which also decided I was due a painful infection at this time. Needless to say,  it has not been a pleasant week at all.  I am now on antibiotics. And yes, I'm still dealing with chronic back and hip pain....somebody, just recycle me, or shut me up now! haha

More dangerous storms are expected this evening so I'm getting this post in early...just in case we lose power.

After all that, I did manage this week's Scribble Picnic sketch, albeit a very quick one.

The prompt was 'MUSHY' and, for the life of me, I just couldn't get mushy peas out of my head. English-style mushy peas are a favourite of mine...best cooked from the dried whole peas. YUMMY!

Here is my take....

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Next week, we have a 'Fill in the blank' prompt...can't wait to see what it is.

27 comments:

  1. Stay safe Serena, sorry you have not been well. Your quick sketches are my normal work lol. This is such a cute piece. Happy Valentine's Day in spite of that awful storm.

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  2. Hope you are better real soon. Love your peas in a pod...yes, you and Michael were on the same page this week.

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    1. Thanks, Wanda! Looks like a few of us were on the mushy peas wavelengths. haha

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  3. I LOVE this piece of art Serena, it's so amazing! Very sweet! Poor gal...she's going to miss her man-pod. :) Oh my gosh what a week for you!!! When it rains, it pours so to speak, I hope you feel better soon and don't lose power tonight. I keep forgetting you are halfway around the world from me and it's summer for you! I'm a humidity fan actually...I would be happy as a pea in a pod with 38 degrees right now! ;)

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    1. Thanks, Rain! I cope fine in a dry heat but it’s the humidity I can’t deal with. It saps all my energy and flares my asthma making it even harder to breathe. We had 80% humidity two days ago...Roll on, winter, I say. haha

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  4. How fun that you and Michael both thought of peas!
    Your drawing is adorable!

    So sorry to hear that you have so many challenges right now! Now fun.
    Sending healing light.

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  5. Wow - it really has been quite a week so far - I'm so sorry about all you've had to deal with... I hope you stay safe and healthy!
    I love your peas - it is such a fun drawing!

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  6. Oh how adorable! Such a forlorn expression on her face. Wonderfully done! Hope you're feeling better soon. Toothaches and backaches are the pits, I know.

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  7. OMGosh! What a time you all have been having!! I hope you get that tooth taken care of and the weather, your health, and life settles down!

    Cute picture. I have never heard of mushy peas. ;)

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    1. Thanks, Rita. I think mushy peas must be a British thing. :)

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  8. Mushy peas must be an English item as Micheal also had mushy peas on his page ... Ha, would never have thought of peas :) And, Oh my you did have quiet a week ... hopefully the worst is behindf you. Some days you have to wonder why you even got up :) Be well Serena and I like the kindness expressed between your peapods :)

    Andrea @ From the Sol

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    1. Thanks, Andrea! Mary also mentioned mushy peas so I think it must be a British/English thing. OH yes, I definitely have days like that...haha

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  9. Cute peas, nicely done piece

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  10. never had mushy peas, it just doesn't look good lol
    but cute sketch :)

    hopefully the predicted storms are not too bad and your tooth starts feeling better. will it need to be pulled?

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    1. OH, I love mushy peas, especially with mashed potatoes. Do you like regular peas?

      I see the dentist on March 1st so will get a better idea of what they want to do re. the impacted wisdom tooth then.

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    2. I use to eat "normal" peas as a kid, but they would just end up going bad now if I bought some :p

      hopefully the dentist has good news in March :)

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  11. Funny... I thought of mushy peas the moment I saw the word "mushy" in your title. Haha!

    Glad you didn't lose power in the storms you had before. Hope it's the case with the latest one too. We don't have air conditioning either. I'm glad we don't have temperatures like yours as a rule over here. I'd never deal with it. If England gets that hot, stay far away from me: I'm extremely bad tempered when I'm too hot.

    Sorry about your wisdom tooth infection, and that you're still dealing with hip and back pain. I hope you're able to take something that helps with the pain. Hubby and I were joking yesterday about wishing things worked like our nephew thought they did when he was four. He decided babies come from baby stores, since you get groceries in a grocery store, and shoes in a shoe store. I don't know if it exists outside the UK, but there's a shop I know we have that you might know about called "The Body Shop" which, if things worked the way our nephew used to think, we'd be paying a visit to. We're both in need of a few repairs at the very least. ;)

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    1. Yes, mushy peas is very English, I think...here in Australia, people like them on their meat pies but they are just as yummy on vegan pies with mashed potatoes. :)

      Haha re. Body Shop...I could sure use some body repairs too. Yes, we have The Body Shop here which has a lot of natural skincare and cosmetic ranges. Not sure about anywhere else but, here in Australia, we also refer to car panel-beaters as body shops.

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  12. I’m so sorry, Serena, you have had to contend with such awful things. I suspect the pain is the worst but those high temps would be the end of me plus humidity always kicks in my bronchitis/asthma too. Boy, don’t we sound like old codgers here?! Anyway, I do hope you are feeling somewhat better now, a few days later. So glad you did not lose power at least. It’s interesting to me that you don’t have A/C there with such heat. Do your newer homes now have that? Here in Colorado, they used to never have A/C but with more people moving in the new homes always have that.

    As far your mushy peas, I love it. A wonderful rendition of this and as well drawn and any mushy peas could be! Big smiles here. Great job.

    BTW, the “fill in the blank” details are up on the blog now. Thanks.

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    1. It's funny because I'm young at heart but this old body is letting me down...I certainly feel like an old biddy/codger some days. hehe This house is 11 years old and was one of a dozen or so homes built at the same time in the street. Oddly, some of those houses got air-cons, others didn't. Unfortunately, our house was in the latter group. But yes, the majority of newer homes are built with air-conditioning and are even installed on older homes too. Our climate seems to get hotter and more humid every year...it's the humidity I can't stand most of all.

      Glad you liked my rendition of mushy peas...loved your version too.

      I checked out the 'fill in the blank' so have my thinking cap on. What to do...what to do...

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  13. This is an incredible fun piece, Serena. Such fun! And I do hope you feel better soon! :)

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    1. Thanks, Alexandra....I will be over to check your take on the theme very soon. Running a little late.

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