We have lots of snow from the last few days and are expecting 4 to 5 more inches this evening. I am tired of it, but after all it is January. I am hoping for a January thaw later in the month, but for the next week or so we are expecting arctic temps, which doesn't thrill me at all. It sure is beautiful, though.
Meanwhile, I have been wearing a knee brace for a couple of days. I so want to be a runner and on Friday I did another walk/run combination on the treadmill, but I have a knee that is not all cooperative even when I am walking and it has taken offense at my pushing it. So I will resign myself to being a walker and not a runner. The last time I tried to be a runner, I spent most of August working up to it. This led to me starting the school year in a fracture boot for 6 weeks. I decided at that time that I was not meant to be a runner, but a treadmill is surely easier on the legs than a road is, so I decided to try one more time. But enough! I will continue to walk on the treadmill and am planning to reacquaint myself with my 5 pound weights this afternoon and think I will alternate weight days with walking days and see how that goes.
I did get some art done yesterday and I must say this was the most fun I have in my art journal to date. The house was empty and the phone was silent and I was in my own little world. First I spent some time with grayish watercolor doing a wash on the 25 4 x 7s that are due at the end of the month. This will be the sky. I am planning to stamp wintry trees on them and use stucco for snow to make a winter scene. I will try one first to see how it goes and then will go from there. I am thinking maybe a sledding hill or a cabin with smoke coming out of the chimney.......
Here is the spread I was working on yesterday. Surprisingly, my little one (who will be 6 on Wednesday) didn't like it much. She is always a big fan even of the stuff I am not so pleased with. I really like this one and was surprised when she kind of wrinkled her nose at it. So what do you think? Is this a keeper, or is it destined to be gessoed over and made into something else. Actually, I do my art for myself and I really am attached to this one, so it is a keeper in my mind.
I think the hubster and I are going to get out today. I have been cooped up in the house for a week now and am getting cabin fever. We don't really have a plan (at least I don't), but I think we will drive into Jackson, maybe go to the marts (Lowe's, Home Depot) and perhaps do lunch.
For now, I am going to get some breakfast and get this day officially started. As for you, don't forget to live in the moment!