Sunday, February 26, 2012

Good Morning Sunshine

As I sit awaiting the Sun to join me this morning reliving the great day I had yesterday brings a smile to my face.

paint day, painting one love, friends, good people, great customer service, home depot customer service rocks
Lakiesha, Paint Supervisor at Home Depot, Antioch, Ca
I enjoyed my visit to my second home, Home Depot that is.  Saw some friends I have made in my many visits, and made some new ones.  Lakiesha is the supervisor of my favorite department this week, the Paint Department, smile.  I met Lakiesha on my first visit to Home Depot when I drove up and down the isles making my first wish list after my battle with the wind.  From first contact till now, on each visit that I have been blessed to see her again she has always blessed my day with a smile and lots of laughs, thank you Lakiesha for being such a cool person and making my days  brighter every time I see you.

Josh, tthe resident artist and blending expert, smile
On my last visit I brought in the sketch of the tree I had drawn to ask questions about blending and shading with home paints as I am not accustomed to working with house paint for my art work.  She told me I needed to speak to the Artist and expert in the house who was off on that day.  Yesterday I was lucky to meet him.  Josh is super cool.  Instantly friendly and took his time to not only help me with blending ideas but also went to find the store manager Todd for me so I could ask him another question.  The big guy in charge though busy took time out to come over to paint and see me and he was just as cool as his staff, no wonder this store has such positive energy, good management has a large impact on employee morale.  Thank you Josh and Todd for all the helpful information.

Mathew the Really Cool Dude!

On my previous visit when I found my first mistakes I met a really cool dude Mathew who was happy to add some color to the mistakes for me with managements approval of course.  I didn't have my camera with me on that day and was bummed I didn't get a picture of him, well I got lucky yesterday he just happened to be in the store and shared the same big smile with me he had on the last visit.  Thank you again for being such a cool dude, You Rock and so does your Raiders Hat, Raiders Nation, Yeah!

Succulent Shrimp Scampi, yummmmmy
I found two cool mistakes and put them on hold till I have the funds to pick them up and headed back to One Love to do some more base painting.  My face sun burnt, hands and clothes covered in green paint I did as much as I could and called it a day.  I was invited to a friends house in the South end of the East Bay for dinner with Colleen so I got ready and we headed down to enjoy some good eats with a great cook.
I haven't had home made Shrimp Scampi in quite some time and have to say this was the best I have had.  The conversation and dinner was great, the food was so good and presentation awesome I had to snap a shot and share.

A beautiful night, a great day!
After Dinner we enjoyed some laughs on the balcony with a great view of the sunset while the Moon made itself known through the beautiful Cherry Blossom trees surrounding the balcony.  With a great view of the Moon and Jupiter, good company and full belly I enjoyed a nice evening and regretted saying my goodbyes but had a drive ahead of me and it was getting close to my bedtime.  As I made my way back to One Love the moon followed me and I remembered many years ago as a child believing that the Moon really followed me.  My sister and I used to sit in the back seat of the car watching it chase us as the car rolled down the many streets we traveled as children.

Tired and ready to call it a night, thinking the day couldn't have gotten any better until I was joined by another new friend I have grown very attached to on my visit here on Colleen's property, Miss Shotsie the family dog.  She has taken a liking to hanging out in One Love and decided she was staying the night.  It was so nice to have her snuggled up next to me while I watched "2012 TIME FOR A CHANGE" directed by Joao G. Amorim, highly recommended btw, very informative and makes you take a look at what we have become  and how we have treated our world.
Great Documentary, Really made me think about my impact on Our World!

Miss Shotsie
Even nicer waking up to see Miss Shotsie all wrapped up in her blanket snoring, haha.  What a nice way to wake up after a great day, today will be another wonderful day, time to listen to my playlist you Youtube and when the sun meets me this morning I will begin painting.  I only have until about noon as the forecast calls for rain tomorrow and the paint needs time to cure.  I see the Sun just beginning to light the skies from the East and hear the roosters crowing, oh beautiful day has begun, I am blessed to be here to enjoy it.

Even  more blessed to be having company visiting me today from Santa Cruz, Kirsten and Lisa are coming up to spend the day with me, that makes me super happy it has been a long time since I have seen them both.  We all go back about 30 years, it will be great to spend some time with them.

Have a blessed day everyone, Sunday's Rock!


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