I so wish I could keep up with all the great blogs out there who post every day or so, with interesting stories and great photos, but my life just doesn't seem to work that way.
I spend a lot of time with a dear old kitty who is just hanging on, but loves to be held and brushed and talked to.
I spend time with these two goofballs, oops, I mean sweethearts...................trying to stay involved with my daughter's school and preparing a healthy dinner each night and fighting for the 15 or 20 minutes that we three sit at the dinner table together.............before the phone rings or homework calls or whatever other interruption that seems to occur regularly whenever we try to have family time.........
I treasure any time I can get with this man I love. This must have been a Saturday - my usual, no make up and a comfy Mexican dress! I think we had just made homemade ice cream here - looks like we made a bit of a mess!
If I am lucky I get some text messages from this cutie pie several times a day, and if I am really lucky, I get a nice, long chat with her!!
She loves to cook when she is at home. I don't even complain about the mess anymore - I am just thrilled when she is here!
Some days I get to spend time with repairmen who check gas leaks and ovens that don't work, and dryers that decide to quit, or I talk to computerized systems (God forbid a person answer the phone!) at Lowes trying to understand why, oh why, no one really cares that my warranty doesn't guarantee that anyone will actually show up to repair the dryer.........or trying to figure out the latest mystery this week - the flashing red light on the thermostat ( I know, it's all so fascinating) and grocery shopping and running to the bank and the cleaners, and did I mention the six dogs that love to be fed and talked to and played with?
and this spring is time for more college visits...............hmmm.....wonder if we could we choose our visits based on good architecture and university owned art collections?
Speaking of art collections, I nearly ran off the road the other day on my way to the post office. Stopped at a light, I glanced over at Insight Gallery on Main Street and saw this magnificent painting by one of my most favorite artists in the world, Donna Howell- Sickles. Her work just brings me pure joy - it makes me smile from the inside out.
So, how do you find time to read all the fabulous blogs out there, and the even bigger question is how do you people (you know who you are!) find time to create such long and interesting posts? Tell me later - I better get to the grocery store - we are supposed to have snow and ice later today and the Thanksgiving leftovers just can't quite cut it for another weekend!
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