The Queen

11/06/2011 08:57:00 PM Posted In , Edit This 14 Comments »
 Well, I'm still trying to draw something everyday, but I'm finding that it's so far Most days at best..  I have spent this weekend shredding.  No, not Shedding, Shredding ... as in papers.   About 12 years ago we were involved in a lawsuit dealing with insurance fraud.  In the capacity of Powers of Attorney for my parents, my sweetie and I bought a home here in Michigan for them while they made all the arrangements to move back here from Nevada.  The broker offered credit life insurance as part of the deal - my parents wanted it, so we went ahead and bought it.  To make a long story short, it was a scam.  The broker took the money in a lump sum for the insurance, never filed the paperwork with the insurance company, and when my stepfather died a few months later, they wanted to refund the premium money rather than honor the policy (no surprise, since there wasn't a policy).  A lawsuit ensued which the "enemy" lost, ending in a much larger payout than if they had just paid the face value of the policy in the first place.

Fast forward to this weekend.  As a result of having to have a new furnace installed, I had to clean out the furnace room.  There are many boxes filled with who knows what, but a prominent one contained all the paperwork from the lawsuit.  I shredded that paper all day Friday while the furnace guys were here.  I shredded most of the day yesterday.  I shredded a good part of the day today.  I filled 13 large trash bags with the shredded paper!  My sweetie walked by me yesterday while I was shredding (using a terrible shredder that kept jamming in the process) and remarked that it was like a prison sentence.  That made me feel a lot better about it.

Anyhow, a moment ago I took up my ballpoint pen, looked down and there was Abby - she's an old, faithful Springer Spaniel who only wants to be loved on and petted.  Well, she also wants cookies, but other than that, she makes no demands. And yes, she sees herself as the Queen of the Domain ... which she is.   I took a wee bit of paper (2 x 2) and did this quick sketch of her face.  It's not much, but it's what I have today.  I figure at least it's something.



14 comments:

Rita said...

A sketch of the queen will do just fine. I'm surprised your fingers and arms worked at all after all that shredding and jamming!

Glad to hear they won the case you were shredded and releasing! Good to hear. :)

InnerSpirit said...

I love the look of your website!

Vicki Holdwick said...

That's my Abby!

I'm impressed with your blogging lately.

xoxo

Scarlett said...

Hi Abby. So sorry to gear of the scam, but glad you all won in the end. My oho my that's a whole lotta paper you've shredded! I love the sketch you did, captures the emotion so well. I'm amazed at how tiny it is.

Sandy B said...

Abby looks like a faithful friend. Lovely sketch - keep it going.

Charlotte said...

It may be small, but it's a beautiful sketch!

Revelle Taillon said...

At least you took some time for yourself after all that shredding! I thought you might want to do a drawing of some shredded papers! LOL!!!! Your puppy is cute! Keep drawing now that the shredding is all done!

Sandra said...

Oh my, you did work hard. Your last post got me motivated. Although I did not shred 13 bags, I least started clean some piles before they got big-thinking of you as I did it!

Ann said...

Good to see you posting again! Wonderful sketches! Abby looks so very sweet :-)

Alex said...

So sorry to hear about the scam that you and your family had to go through, it must be tough, and I am glad shredding those paperwork relieved you from the pain.
Love the little sketch and Abby looks like a very sweet dog ^^

Cathy Holtom said...

She really does have that 'give me a love' face!

Cynthia Eloise said...

but you caught her longing expression asking for attention.

marancat said...

A sweet dog with a sweet face - and a sweet little sketch!

raena said...

Sometimes it is all we have time for and I'm so glad that you took the time because this is a cute little sketch! Love the puppy dog eyes!