Joining Amanda at the habit of being for weekending. . . .
The cool autumn breezes blew in this weekend. We had some rain again. I wonder if I will ever be able to plant my garlic. I kind of need to get it in the ground before said ground freezes. But back to the breezes. They felt and smelled beautiful. I do love sparkling autumn skies.
I had a mini-freakout about my art show coming up in less than a month. Hmm is the group show piece even started yet? You would think yes, but you'd be mistaken unfortunately. Given the art situation around here, I'll be a bit more scarce around blogland for a bit.
Helena and Elijah gave Eden the name of Official Royal Maiden.
There was a lot of dancing to Ray Charles. I need to see if I can catch and record Doran singing Ray's "Night and Day" and "I've Got a Woman". I just know I am up for some kind of parenting award for this right?
Saturday I took some time in my studio to get some more work done. In addition, I started reviewing which photographs to print and put up for sale. Luckily I already have my note cards, or at least most of them. I think I may order a few more of different prints. There is so much to do, painting, cutting mats, framing, taxes (can't forget those), and I sure I am forgetting something. Time for the trusty lists and smiling meditation.
Doran showed us again how much he thinks and what he thinks is funny. He (and all of the kids) are not to say "oh my G-d". It's just something we do in our house. Well, of course he said it. I told him to stop. So he comes back laughing with "oh my dog. Oh my D-O-G." He just broke out in peals of laughter. I tell you that kid . . . . It's kind of like the lying he does sometimes when he is trying not to get into trouble. He's not supposed to be able to do the things "neurotypical" kids do-but sometimes, many times, he does. So even when he is being saucy, I kind of enjoy it.
There was plenty of dressing up and block playing.
On Sunday, we visited the flea market where Greg and the kids scored all kinds of free stuff (some binoculars for Greg, a citrine for Elijah, a metal cuff for Helena). That place is a bonanza. I am in absolute heaven there. Helena claims she is starting a marble collection. She did buy some pretty cool old ones. Elijah found a vintage Bertie the Bus for 25 cents. He has a good eye. We even went on a fun (and free) hayride. A fun-loving lady played some fun sing-along songs on her squeeze box. Even the teenaged boys got into it. It was simply merry.
So off we are to start another week-already-pretty amazing. I hope I'm ready.
How was your weekend?