Friday, November 28, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us. A Schweitzer
Friday, November 21, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Living in Vermont where winter lasts from November to April, you get used to the snow and the cold. It might take a squall or two, but you eventually find a balance between you and nature.
And speaking of balance, I have been putting more art back into my life, little by little. It's taken a while since we moved. My studio/workroom is still not set up yet. I've been working on some new books in the dining room. I still have to sort through piles of images that I've somehow accumulated over the past few years. I'm going to do a few give aways on my blog. Some lucky person will win a parcel full of collage materials.
Then there is the Middlebury Actor's Workshop. They contacted me to design, a three women show, On The Verge. The production opens in March, which give me some time to get everything done. With my responsibilities at home and work, it's the only way I could have agreed to do it. The play is about three Victorian women who stumble upon time travel while they are exploring the globe. Thinking some steam punk influence here. We'll see.
Friday, November 14, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
This is the norm for me:
Friday night, quick dinner and then work on art projects in the studio. Multi task by doing a load of laundry or two. Do some organizing, downsizing of some part of this cluttered home and post things to give a way on Freecycle, usually by multi-tasking while I watch a movie with the kids.
Saturday: Do some house cleaning, go to the post office and ship orders, run errands, do the weekly food shopping, continue working on art projects, do yard work, take a long hike or walk with my youngest, multi-task dinner preps for the week ahead. Play cards with the boys,
Sunday: Sleep in, make a big breakfast. Jack and Henry love stuffed french toast with not so crispy bacon. Make more meals for the week ahead or bake. Work on art projects, clean. finish the laundry. take a long walk work on art projects. Hang out with my kids. Go to bed early.
This past weekend- not so boring and definitely not relaxing.
Henry's birthday was last Thursday. His birthday wish was to go to Carnagecon, which is a gaming convention here in VT. Friday night, I had homework to do from my day job, and getting Henry ready for his busy weekend. No rest for the weary, for sure.
We got up at the crack of dawn and drove an hour and a half to Fairlee for the convention. We hung out with Henry for an hour or so and then Jack and I went to the Montshire Museum of Science. It's a fabulous educational place to entertain your child(ren) for hours on end. Then Jack's favorite road for, BK for double cheese burger kids meals ( for the both of us) and to meet Mickey in Ascutney, Vt.
Mickey is a german shorthair pointer, who was being put up for adoption by his family, who had one too many GSP's too care for and not enough time to give him all the attention he deserves (and needs.)
Then it was back down to Ascutney with Jim to decide on the dog. He fell in love with Mickey too and decide we would try him out and see how he worked in with our home. With the new pup in the car we drive back up the state, cruising through old haunts in White River Junction and Wilder and eating lunch at an old favorite: the 4 aces in West Lebanon, NH. Bellies full, we got back in the car and picked up Henry in Fairlee at the convention. He was beat from playing cards all day but stoked about the dog.