To say I have been busy is an understatement - but it's a happy busy thank goodness. My DH and I went on vacation to Florida right after the first of the year and bike rode, visited friends and family, saw a lot of my mom and of Scruffy and had a not-relaxing time but a good time nevertheless. I did do some painting there and that made me happy.
We flew home on a Sunday and got a call that DH's aunt had died (somewhat unexpected), so we continued on home, then turned around the next day and drove 5 hours to Long Island for an early morning funeral. Long sad day...it's his last direct relative to pass away, and we cried a lot...and then drove the long drive home. I have to go back down there one weekend to empty out her clothes...what an awful job that will be!
Then 3 days of work and then we left for Disney for 4 days. Mucho mucho fun.
Back this week and catching up on work. Meanwhile I have signed up for a Saturday class on Children's book illustration - given in Boston at the School at the Museum of Fine Arts by the illustrator of "the Velveteen Rabbit". I know that I will learn a lot from this class...I was a bit reluctant to give up my Saturdays for the winter but it was such a great opportunity! The class starts tomorrow and I'm excited and nervous. I'm sure that there will be professional illustrators in the class, and that I will be the least experienced but that's OK too...I just want to learn learn learn.
I have been asking myself the usual question - am I taking on too much? I think I am but I'm hoping to enjoy it since it's for a short time. If I can keep my loved ones...and myself ...healthy thru the winter then I'll be OK with it. I'm not sure where I'll fit in laundry or any working out or time with hubby or friends but it's only for a few months (I think!)
I also start back to comic class - focused on digital art - in a few weeks.
And oh yeah, the cooking book that I wanted to assemble? Well, I asked my BFF to put it together since for awhile she was out of a job but then she went and got hired and doesn't have the time to do it now so I have decided to start a new blog. This blog will be the cooking book on line...and I'll be testing the recipes as much as I can. I'll give my cousins and family access to the blog and then they can order the blog as a book when it is ready. Brilliant idea right? I'll just have to get up few hours earlier each day.
So that's what I am up to. I am looking forward to a productive winter with much to show in the spring.
Do ya'll think I'm nuts?