“Coloring outside the lines is a fine art. “

I am not in favor of busy mornings. Today was a busy morning. It was all medical, scheduled stuff, which took over two hours. I am glad to be home. Slippers are back on as are my comfy clothes. I am done doing for the day.

61˚ here right now. The sun was here earlier hiding behind a cloud. It comes and goes. The sky is blue in spots and white cloudy in other spots. The day is a nice one. Chillier weather starts tomorrow.

We used to color a lot when I was in elementary school. This time of year it was turkeys and cornucopias though I had no idea that’s what they were called. The classroom was quiet when we colored. It took concentration to stay inside the lines especially if the crayons had dulled. I always tried to do the best coloring I could knowing my pictures were destined for the refrigerator art gallery. My nephews gave me some of their colored turkeys. I put them on my fridge art gallery every Thanksgiving. The pictures are from their pre-school days when lines were arbitrary.

Soon enough I’ll pull out my old wooden nut bowl with the silver nutcracker and silver picks for pulling the meat from the shells. My mother always put her nut bowl out before thanksgiving. We used to open the nuts while we watched the parade. I remember shells flying and a pile of them on the table. I liked Brazil nuts. Walnuts were too dry.

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25 Comments on ““Coloring outside the lines is a fine art. “”

  1. olof1 Says:

    I’ve never colored a turkey or a cornucopia in mΓ½ entire life πŸ™‚ I can’t remember what it was this time of year but as soon as December arrived it was Christmas trees, Always with a golden star at the top, pigs and goats (two very impiortant Christmas symbols over here).

    A few times we colored Saint Lucias too but I can’t remember that they were common in the coloring books. Too difficult with all those burning Candles in her hair to be colored properly I think. The Yule gnome too of course, I almost forgot him πŸ™‚

    Cloudy but fairly warm here, Cold during the night though so there was black ice here and there on the roads on my way to work. Can’t say itΓ€s boring to drive when that happens πŸ™‚

    Have a great day!
    Christer.

    • katry Says:

      Christer,
      You haven’t colored them as they re symbols of our Thanksgiving. We also did Christmas trees and Santas but no pigs or goats.

      Yellow never really shows up as well as other colors so the candles wouldn’t look as colorful as other crayon colors.

      The weather is about the same here. The nights have been colder and starting tomorrow the days will be down in the 40’s.

      Have a great evening!

  2. Caryn Says:

    Hi Kat,
    It was foggy and rainy early this morning but the sun came out just before noon. Now it’s blue skies, warm temperatures and gentle breezes. Rocky and I have spent a good deal of time out in the yard doing nothing but sucking up sunshine. Excellent way to spend a Monday in November.

    Coloring books were a favorite gift to get. We usually got the Giant Coloring Book of….. fill in the subject. They were all different. I would color all the pictures on the right side first and then go back and color the ones on the left. It was just easier that way.
    I still like coloring. There may or may not be a coloring book and crayons lurking around the house somewhere.
    I don’t remember doing cornucopia but we did a lot of turkeys and Pilgrims. It was always a picture of two Pilgrims, a man and a woman. They always had to be colored in black and white because that is what they wore or so we were told. So my turkeys got rainbow tails because black and white and nothing else was booooring.

    Enjoy the day.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Caryn,
      We had rain all last night but none today, but we didn’t get the same nice day you did as the sun was in and out. I was out but not for long. Gracie came with me when I had my errands but she still enjoyed the yard.

      They were also favorite gifts for us. We got them in stockings and Easter baskets always with new crayons.

      I always have crayons around-never know when I might need them.

      I don’t remember doing pilgrims, but I do remember candles of a man and woman pilgrim. My mother used them to decorate around the house. I see copies of them in a few catalogues.

      I think our turkeys were related!

      Have a great evening!

  3. Bob Says:

    Most of the kids in my kindergarden class tried really hard to stay within the lines. However, there was always that one kid who just colored all over the place. He was one of those folks in the pics at Wookstock πŸ™‚

    Yes, it’s almost time for the nut bowl with the nutcracker accessories. Here in Texas the favorite is Pecans. Up north they are called Pee Cans but here in Texas we call them Pecons without the accent on the Pee. I am not very good at phonetic spelling. There is nothing like cracking Walnuts or almonds to pass the time while watching a Thanksgiving Day football game.

    • katry Says:

      Bob,
      I never wen to kindergarden so it was first grade here I colored. Hands were a bit more capable a year older. I don’t remember scribblers. Yours sounds like s free spirit.

      They are not a favorite of mine but I do pronounce them Pee cans as you wrote. I use walnuts in cooking more than any other nut.

      I loved cracking walnuts. They took so much strength for little hands when I was a kid.

  4. Hedley Says:

    Tuesday in Detroit

    Good luck Christer, we are watching.

    • katry Says:

      Good luck from me too!!

    • Birgit Says:

      Christer, good luck for Sweden!
      Hedley, you don’t watch England-Germany today?

      • Hedley Says:

        Birgit, it is one of those meaningless friendlies, unless of course England win and then it will be incredibly important in front of the world cup πŸ™‚

        I am very interested to see what happens this afternoon in the second leg of the European qualifiers and will not mind too terribly much if Les Blues are left behind. Should be a great afternoon of football

        E-N-G-L-A-N-D !!! (& Sweden)

    • olof1 Says:

      It went like expected πŸ™‚ I still have England to look and hope for πŸ™‚

  5. olof1 Says:

    Hi Kat!

    It seems I’m a bit confused today πŸ™‚ I’m one day ahead so I thought You didn’t post anytthing on Tuesday πŸ™‚ I’m on Thursday right now and no post from You fortwo days πŸ™‚
    Well I’m back on Wednesday again and realizes You actually did post something yesterday πŸ™‚
    Christer.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Christer,
      Yesterday I just posted I wasn’t posting, but I guess it was something. I’m still glad you checked on me!

      • olof1 Says:

        Now I got even more confused for a while πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ I didn’t check that because I thought it was a part of the posting on Monday but then I checked the date and started to wonder if I had the wrong date on my computer πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ I think I better go to bed now πŸ™‚ We’re expecting up to 4 inches of snow tonight, can’t even pretend I’m looking forward to it πŸ™‚
        Christer.

      • katry Says:

        Christer,
        Sleep well and stay warm. I do not envy you the snow!!


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