A collection of doodles with a bit of commentary by RICK GREEN - your cartooning friend

Monday, September 29, 2008

What? Me Stress?

Thank you to everyone that took the time to post a birthday wish to Jim-Jim, my BIL. I really appreciated it and so did he. My sis, Beck, said that he saw the post early in the day, but got to celebrate the rest of his special day by visiting a couple of doctors. Oh joy!

Last week, the wife and I were at a conference where the speaker, a medical doctor, stressed the need get the proper amount of rest and relaxation. While he was speaking, instead of taking notes, I was relaxing by doing some doodling. Here's is just one of the creations that I put down on paper.

Maybe you can relate.

Speaking of stress... We're on an 11 day countdown to our daughter's wedding. There is MUCH to be done, and we're feeling a bit stress - not enough time to get everything done.

One of the projects that we have going is the collecting and drying of hydrangeas for the floral decorations. Our laundry room, and my office is full of hydrangeas. It's amazing how many little critters live in those things. I discovered one the other night crawling across my drawing table.

(Now I'm going to brag here: You can't see it, but our laundry room is one of the few that I know of that has a view of the ocean. But don't go thinking that I spend a whole lot of time in there.)

And hey!... This doodle is another "Copy & Share If You Dare" creation. I'm thinking that some of you out there can find a reason to post this piece. You know the rules... drop me a note so that I can come and take a peek.

It's late. Peace out...

22 comments:

Chris H said...

Oh yes, I love that doodle, and will probably use it one day! 11 days till a wedding, how cool! I didn't know you could dry hydrangeas, they are my most favourite flower!

brokenfairy said...

Hope all goes well for the wedding!!
I think I will be using that doodle soon lol I do get dtressed so that is so me,will let you know when I do
Thank you for sharing.

Krystyn said...

I know all about stress! But, I love the doodle.

I hope the flowers turn out beautifully. You'll have to take pictures of the final product!

Mekhismom said...

Wow, you have a view of the Ocean from your laundry room? I can just imagine the view from other parts of your home. I know those flowers are going to look amazing at the wedding. How do you feel about giving away your daughter ?

Rick said...

To Mekhismom: I love her hubby-to-be, but I'm such a big baby that I tear up every time I think about giving her away. The other day I saw the photo of when we first carried her through our front door - it nearly put me under.

BloomingAlmond said...

Yey! weeding! Hope you and your family have a lovely day in 11 days :) Wish your daughter a very happy married life and that her husband to be respect her and love her like every woman should be respected and loved :)
Tks for the visit and comment! :)*

MJ said...

Great doodle. I used it today, here:
http://margeauxj.blogspot.com/2008/09/stressed.html

Coffee Bean said...

How exciting!!! I love weddings! You will have to tell us how you handled it! Be sure to squeeze out a few tears. My Dad was so happy to get rid of me that he could barely contain his glee. Of course, when we were signing the marriage certificate he was all wanting me to hyphenate my maiden and married names. Uh... no tears.. NO WAY old man!!! I left that maiden name in the dust!

I'll let you know when I come back and lift the doodle!

Cathie said...

I feel like that right now in regards to my mother in law! Even if my laundry room had a view of the ocean, I still would put off doing it!

Enzie at World Market Portraits said...

How exciting! A wedding and lots of opportunities to catch everyone for future doodles! LOL

Robyn said...

Hope you survive the wedding madness!

Karen Deborah said...

A wedding of a daughter is the most stressful thing for a Dad, just get through it.

DK said...

Wow, your daughter is getting married! Congrats! Hope it would be a wonderful and memorable wedding.

Rebecca said...

congrats on the upcoming wedding. what an exciting time. I added the stressed out cartoon to a column I wrote a few weeks ago, called "When Pity Partied Fail." It had to do with a week of personally feeling overworked and under appreciated--anyone relate? The following link should take you there: managingyourlife.blogspot.com/2008/08/when-pity-parties-fail.html

Thanks for the fun art.

Betty Flocken said...

Love your laundry room!!! :) Congratulations on your daughter's wedding coming up. We've done two (daughters) weddings and there's so much to do.. Never had to dry hydrangias though:) Love your doodle and yes, I can relate!

Reddirt Woman said...

Rick, I'm envious of your ocean view.

I'm glad I never had daughters because I'd make them elope or I would be in a huge puddle of tears at their weddings. I cry at weddings on tv so one could imagine what I'd be like if I had my own children and they were getting married... I'm sure all will go well for you and your daughter.

Helen

Reddirt Woman said...

Rick, I did it!! I figured out how to copy your doodle...

Come on over and check it out!

oh, yes, and thanks a bunch.

Helen

AirmanMom said...

Good luck with these final days before the wedding! Thank goodness, both my daughters are now married...my oldest son came to me during my younger daughter's wedding and promised he would simply ask me to meet him in Vegas, if he gets married! WHEW!

~AirmanMom returning to her blog...

Tonjia said...

oh man, do I need that doodle!!!

good luck with the wedding, arent you glad they dont have one every year??

Becs said...

I showed my husband your post and your comment about tearing up thinking about it, and he just asked me if I was trying to make him sad.
Hope the wedding goes well, but it looks like things are well on their way.
Its a special day for you too, Father of the Bride :)

Linda Cecilie said...

Stress is a huge part of my daily life so I can totally relate!!
Love your doodles! They got so much character!! And I wanted to say thanks a million for commenting on my blog! I really appriciate it! MAkes me wanna keep on drawing. :)

De'Etta @ Choosing Joy said...

Rick - the prefect doodle for my catch up post tonight. Thanks!
http://not2many.blogspot.com/2008/10/oy-vey-i-opened-my-browser-to-search.html