Thursday, September 9, 2010

A Bounty of Distractions...

...are keeping me from my playtime (and blogging obviously).  Let's review:
  • Struggling through the first (and thankfully usually the only) upper respiratory ick of the school year...I swear all I have to do is walk past the school and I get sick...every single time...
  • Planning and prepping my class for 50 middle schoolers (starts tomorrow - yikes!)
  • Starting back to college with an art class ("Techniques in Watercolor") to supplement my degree (and to force some regular art time)...
  • Getting my newly 18 year-old son settled into a college routine of his own while he is also miserable with afore-mentioned ick...(he's a trooper though and I am very proud of him!) 
  • Sewing and painting furiously for an art show to hang in November/December...with every stitch I think "What was I thinking & is it too late to switch gears!?!"
  • Booking two more shows for 2011 and wondering when the crazy impulse to overschedule will subside...
  • Considering joining a local artists' collective...it would mean I'd have to build a large stash of work with a consistent look...hmmmm...
  • Visiting family so I can get in some snuggling time with my baby nephew!
  • Cleaning like a woman possessed for annual housing inspections...I will be sooo glad when those are over! (A ream of paperwork precedes those appointments so there's that too...)
  • Chasing and chastising my neurotic & naughty marmalade boy while trying protect calico girl from his shenanigans...this is also prompting a few "What was I thinking!?!" moments...
AND just this morning...
  • Moving furniture in the studio so apartment maintenance can get the old, tired stove out and a new, much more cooperative stove upstairs and into place...can't wait to bake in something with a reliable thermostat!  Oh, and dials with the numbers not rubbed off!  (It's the little things, people!)
Lost Coast Post will return to its regular (well, semi-regular) broadcasts on Monday, September 13...hope all is well (and frantic-free) for you and yours!  Thanks for stopping by!

2 comments:

sharon said...

Love your hand piece Michelle, the background is luscious!
Sending you healing prayers, and hope all your endeavors run smoothly from hear on out!!

Terri Kahrs said...

Woah!!! You've certainly got a LOT on your plate, Michelle! I'm sooo happy that you're teaching again this year, but sorry to hear of your bout with the "ick". Hope you feel better soon. And . . . good for you for going back to school too! You can your handsome son can compare "notes"!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

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