I returned home last Sunday to a tumultuous work-week, and I'm so glad it's done and the weekend is here. I wasn't sure if I would have any energy this weekend or not to get anything accomplished creatively, so I didn't plan on a lot of activity.
But yesterday was deemed lovely for several reasons, not the least of which was the opportunity to return to bed for extra sleep.
Around mid-day, my husband & I traveled to see our grandson and check on his little-brother-to-be. It was a cool, sunny day, and Granddaddy had a new camera to try out. The perfect recipe for walking outside and exploring the world.
After being assured that my expecting daughter-in-law and son were doing well, we took them out for steaks and enjoyed the entertainment of a 15-month-old who'd rather be exploring than sitting in a restaurant highchair. His antics included parroting mom's instructions, and testing every object put before him to see if it would bounce on the floor. (Because Daddy already taught me how to bounce a ball, and I don't know why other things don't bounce too...?)
After eating the most tender prime rib I've encountered in this life, I reluctantly kissed my family good-bye and noticed the full moon amongst tree branches near our parked cars.
We headed home to enjoy a quiet Saturday evening.
Once in the car, a student called me to excitedly share the news that he'd purchased some Copic Markers to start his collection of colors for the art he creates. I was honored that I merited such a call, and returned his excitement, making him promise to share his new color work with me as soon as possible.
Hubby and I stopped to pick up a few household supplies, then took the scenic route home, viewing the cloud-framed moon presiding over the night sky as Mona presides over the Louvre.
Riding home, I munched on a bar of chocolate purchased with the supplies, humming happily, as if I'd been given a million dollars.
Playing with my granchild, a good steak, chocolate, and a full moon.
We spoke of the day's events to remember them, and agreed that it had, indeed, been a good day. Even better, it had been a restorative day in which the stressors of the work week were pushed into the background.
Now, if I can whittle down my To-Do List, I can also carve out some time in the studio to paint.
Hoping you have time to pursue your creative interests
with Love & Laughter,
When you look up the word "sweet" in the dictionary, you'll see this pic beside it.
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