Sunday, October 28, 2012

Animal Wednesday on Sunday

I saw these railing decorations in Stamford, CT when I was there for Art is You.   The building might have been  a bank at one time, it had that look.  I believe it's a Hotel now. 

 I love the images - the squirrel hiding his nuts for the winter, the wise owl and the strength of a bulldog - at least that's how I read this.




And then the Cornucopia - with money pouring out of it.  I guess the message is clear - do you agree? 



I have been absent from the blogs as my poor DH had pneumonia last week and I've been taking care of him after his 4 days in the hospital.  He's getting better, and is getting stronger every day.  And I'm heading to Germany for the week, where I'm leading a large meeting.  I've spent months setting it up, have all the presentations, all the arrangements.  And of course I wish I wasn't going at all!   Plus we have a large storm coming.  In order to make it out before the storm, I'm leaving today instead of Monday night.  A few of my colleagues are doing the same, some are taking their chances and waiting to see what happens.   

I hate business travel at the best of times, and this is not the best of times. I am a nervous wreck!  I finally decided today that I'm going to push the meeting to be over a day early, and come home a day early if possible.  That is, if the airports are open.  Oy.  Send good flying wishes my way OK? 

So Happy Animal Sun-Wednesday to you all.  

11 comments:

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Love that squirrel. Safe travels to you and I pray all will be fine with your DH and home. What a horrible time to have to be leaving. Do keep us posted on how things are when you can.

~Babs said...

Oh!
Travel mercies and safety prayers for you and all yours Mim.I was wondering about you & all the other bloggers in the East.
Very glad your DH is better.
We'll be eager to hear that all is well.
Take care,,,,

Laurie said...

beautiful squirrel! Have a safe journey and I hope your husband heals quickly,

sukipoet said...

good idea to leave early. have a great trip. i am impressed by all you are doing.

love those animals too. wonder from what era the artwork comes?

sorry about DH. Hope he rests a lot and gets well soon

soulbrush said...

Hope your dear one is well and on the road to recovery- and hope you don't get caught in that storm. Take it easy. xxx

kj said...

i have to say i wish you were home. :^(

what a relief when this is over. i will speed time up for you, mim :^)

love
kj

Robin said...

Sending you love and strength across the Country and the Atlantic...I can relate to the stress you are feeling.... time to *channel* the strength of Ms. Em and the *WLG's*...you will be fine and oversee a brilliant presentation...

I am saying prayers that your DH is well on the way to recovery as you fly safely home! Love and hugs to both,

♥ Robin ♥

Teri Casper said...

Wonderful images. Love the 'tucked in' look, in fact I am inspired to try some art like that.
Prayers for DH.s quick recover Hope all is well after the hurricane also. Phew, lots going on in your life.
Hugs

Lynn Cohen said...

I thought all the airports were closed down there. You must have just made it out. Well then it's a good time to be gone.
So sorry DH was so ill. Do hope he has the strength to batten down the hatches at home. What a mess sandy is making!
Take care and get home safely.
The Steele a nimals are terrific.
Haw

Amanda said...

sending best wishes that the week ahead goes smoothly for you mim ~ sounds like a lot of stress. you deserve to schedule yourself a nice massage upon your return. hope your hubby feels better soon as well. xo

Amanda said...

p.s. i love the decorations on the fences - especially the owl!