|The View from my chair...|
Behind my TV and the Announcement Board is a little mural. That's my closet under the clock.
Monday, March 26, 2018
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Keeping myself busy in the week before knee surgery turned out not to be a problem. Although I would have preferred to have more say in the way my time is being used...like enjoying Zentangle® or doing outdoor sketching.
Instead, out-of-routine problems like having my glass cooktop decide to "give up the ghost" and having to shop for a new one and planning to have it installed has taken up some inordinate time. ☹️
But it's a small thing. I remember reading somewhere when you stamp your feet in impatience you should be rather asking for grace. Indeed we need to be gentle with ourselves sometimes.
One joyful thing this week was the completion of the pool-side mural that ten of us in the Fine Arts Club took on as our challenge this year. (I am the tallest one in the middle.). I think we actually look at this now and marvel that we even tackled the project! I know none of us really realized last year at this time the amount of time this would take. Next season we'll host an actual grand opening and invite the whole park to the celebration. But for now we are taking a well deserved bow.
I am so looking forward to the arrival of my daughter, Julie, from Madison, WI. She comes on Monday to do care taking and be supportive through my surgery and the first few days home.
I am anxious to get on with this now as I am sure you can tell.
Weather cool in central FL this week but looking marvelous next week in the mid 80s. I am going to check out the Diva's challenge now as I think Zentangle is the very best calming thing now during the stress of this week ahead.
Sunday, March 11, 2018
Just reposting this as I finished the lower section. I decided on some grasses and some leaves. I looked up birch leaves to make sure I had them right...oaks I know! I decided on no color for now...I could always change my mind another day.
But it is framed and in the Hawthorne Art show for this afternoon!
Hoping to do another pen and ink soon as I found this fun and even relaxing to do.
The time for my knee replacement surgery is drawing near...a week from Wednesday so we are trying to get things in order here allowing for me to relax and rest and do my therapy. My daughter, Julie, will arrive a week from Monday and stay a week with us...holding down the fort.
Weather here in FL is lovely now...will be in mid 80s the whole time my daughter is visiting. My two favorite months in Florida are November and April. But March isn't bad. Coping with the time change today.
It is full spring here. The Jacaranda trees are purple and the Tabebuia trees are bright yellow. Azaleas are almost done now.
No hibiscus this spring since the hard freeze in January did them in. But they are re-greening now so there is hope. Hawthorne bushes are in bloom and orange trees send amazing sweet smells. The oaks here lose leaves and grow new ones in the spring...bright green and shiny. We have a pair of sweet ducks on the pond now probably nesting. (also a few small alligators!). The song birds are nesting now. Lots of sweet sounds in the yard!