Thursday, March 15, 2018
The mural is completed
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.