Meanwhile, I've been playing with grandgirls and cleaning like a mad woman. I can now actually walk in my walk-in closet, the closet in the guest bedroom is cleaned out. I've made a trip to Goodwill and have put the overflowing garbage bin out for pick up today. My art room is clean and beautiful. I relocated a large rattan side table from the living room for the wireless printer and have freed up more work space on the counter top.
While I was cleaning my closet, I found a basket of books that I made several years ago to sell at a show that for some reason or other I had to miss. How fun it was to look through them and remember all the occasions represented therein. These were printed on 36" x 6" photo paper and then folded. The ends were then glued to covered book board. Here is what they look like:
While I was playing with Little Miss 7 and her 5 week old sister. I was given this lovely piece of art. In case you are wondering, it is the work of Little Miss 7. Baby sister hasn't yet been introduced to my art room.
While I was in the midst of my cleaning frenzy, I almost cleaned off the front of the refrigerator, but I couldn't bring myself to do it. I think it is time to commission some more art from the girls to replace what I have now. Here is what it looks like right now:
|All three of the older girls are represented here. The giraffes are from an art friend, but I can't quite read the signature.|
I made a lovely chicken soup on Saturday using boneless, skinless chicken thighs. I added chicken broth, garlic, onions, carrots, celery, a little basil and some parsley. When it was all done, I put in some leftover rice from the day before. It was delicious and there is some left for the hubster to have for lunch when he returns from making maple syrup. I am expecting him some time this afternoon.
Yesterday I spent time in the living room acting like a man (I was watching two channels almost at the same time.) I was going back and forth between the Tigers vs. Yankees baseball game and the Sony Ericsson Tennis finals between Novak Djokovich and Rafa Nadal. It was difficult to decide when to switch over. I finally figured out what commercials are for. I did spend that time putting the huge pile of papers that were on top of the paper shredder into the shredder and then into a large plastic bag. I was officially a multitasker.
I'm hoping to get several books made today, so I need to finish my second cup of coffee and then grab a bowl of cereal and get this party started.....
I've missed you - Oh, one other thing, I have to read the more than 100 new posts in Google Reader. I will do that before I move on.