And then I got a phone call. My daughter was trying to catch up from her week of sickness and had the day off and would appreciate it if I came over to give her some motivation to get started with the catch up. And her water pump on her well was leaking and making funny noises so someone was coming over to check it.
I took a quick shower, packed up some homemade pea soup, a dozen clementines, a handful of apples, and the laundered clothes she'd left here when she was sick and headed for her house. The girls loved the clementines especially Little Miss 3 who found she could peel them herself. I sat with the little one while her Mom started picking up the house. After some time Mom got in the shower and then asked if I minded if she ran to the grocery store. No problem. When she got home she asked if I would stay until the water man came in case they had to run to a store to buy supplies. No problem. As it turned out, I didn't get home until almost 5 pm, starving and with a headache. No art play yesterday. I've already blown my latest resolutions.
Late last evening, DD called to ask if I could take the girls today around noon and keep them overnight and until she gets off work around 3 pm Thursday. No problem. That means that my alone art time will be severely limited again. However, I have a plan to do some art while the little ones are arting (I know, here I go making up another word). Usually I am so caught up in what they are doing I don't do my own art when supervising them. That is about to change.
When I got up this morning before I even turned on the computer, I got out my sketchbook and my watercolors and made myself do a bit of quick art. Here are the results:
|I don't think I am really happy with the results of this playing, but I am very pleased with myself that I not only put watercolor to paper, but that I am sharing it as well. I would really like to take another watercolor class.|
I woke up this morning with a huge headache and every time I sneeze it is intensified. After a couple of mugs of coffee it has subsided a bit and I don't think I am going to have to take any medicine to tame it. I really hate taking medicine and I find that sometimes when I do I get rebound headaches.
My only goal for today is to enjoy my girls and try to produce a bit of art while we are all playing together. I'd like to combine a sketch with a bit of watercolor and see what that looks like. Here's hoping for a fun-filled, arty day with my girls.
I do need to clean bathrooms and the hubster is taking down the tree today, so I will vacuum and rearrange the living room. I love how big the room looks after taking the tree down.
I have a couple of cornish hens thawing in the refrigerator and maybe the little girls and I will make some interesting stuffing and plan a feast for dinner. Stay tuned......