Sunday, January 27, 2013
Pacifica Moonrise, Jan. 25, 2013
Outside My Window... we've got off and on rain, cool temperatures and blue skies. It must be winter in northern California
Around the house and garden... the dogs take up a surprising amount of my time. They're working out their pecking order. Strangely, the cat (with her claws) rules the roost.
I am thinking... about all the soccer games this week. Henry has three games, including a big home game on Friday night where the local youth teams are invited. We get an announcer and run a big snack bar. It's always a lot of fun! Sadly, Clara's basketball season is over. But she and I are thinking of signing up with "Team in Training."
I am thankful for... Henry getting into a college close to home (Sonoma State). Although I'd like him to seriously consider University of Oregon or Gonzaga University, he is relieved to have an option that is within a few hours drive from here. He's still waiting to hear from the University of San Francisco.
From the kitchen... a lot of repeat home cooked meals (hamburgers, spaghetti with ground turkey meat sauce, teriyaki chicken, beef and broccoli, pork chops) alternated with a lot of take-out meals.
I am wearing ... my Tim Holtz painting apron. It's fun to get out my paints and gesso again!
I am hoping ... for good news on Paul's health. He's having a biopsy at the end of the week to better determine his current situation and to help the doctors figure out what the next steps should be, as well as his longer term prognosis. For now, I'm just really happy that he's done with chemo and is around the house to help.
I am reading... lots of lecture notes and power point slides. I have a very busy teaching schedule this semester. Although it's difficult, I'm enjoying being back in the classroom.
I am busy creating... art journal pages that integrate paper, painting and drawing. It's fun to bring together all the various skills I've been developing over the last few years. Also having a lot of fun playing with Paper 54 on my ipad and taking lots and lots of photographs. My muse is definitely on fire right now.
I am hearing... my conscience telling me it's time to get back to the gym.