Ok, so I turn around and it is Friday again and I am thinking “How the hell does one week seem both so long and yet have disappeared in a blink of an eye?.
Just one of the many mysteries of life.
Of course if we go by drying time of these lovely new paints, it feels like only a day as some colours (I am looking at you Alizarin) are still tacky after nearly a week.
Yep, I did it, crossed over to the dark side and started a new class term with my brand new oil paints.
What a mind fuck.
Sooooo different from the way I paint with my acrylic.
Jury is still out on a verdict of whether or not I like them yet (much less love)but as all super heroes must have an evil nemesis, I resolve that I will defeat them and make them my bitch.
Its going to be 37 deg C here today. Somewhere around 100 F I think for my friends on the other side of this blue ball in space.
Bit of a jump from yesterday’s 29 deg C, but I am not complaining.
It has been a dreadful attempt at summer so far. Not impressed Mother Nature.
There should not be uggboots out from under the bed or woolies close at hand. All such winter apparel should be well and truly packed away and gathering dust.
Sadly, what has been gathering dust is the cover on the unused pool, something I hope to remedy this weekend.
Big C had the stitches on his face removed this week after a minor surgical procedure to remove a cyst.
His grandmother played taxi, and helped out while I was at work. After the appointment, they stopped for coffee with my handsome son, picking up the tab. Grandma, being awesome, offered to buy him lunch.
Bad move Grandma.
Fiercely independent 18-year-old, promptly and politely told his grandmother to “Back off” as it was his responsibility to treat her after all the running around she had done for him.
I am so proud of that boy.
My mum and I are still laughing about it.
And that is where this stopped on Friday….
Feet up, starting to think about my nightly cuppa tea as we watch for the first time a new TV show “Shark Tank”.
This is after my latest fix of my current obsession, the Australian version of “I’m a Celebrity, get me out of here”.
But there has been more to this weekend than just watching TV.
Friday finished after a long hot afternoon, with a cold shower and couple of glasses of wine leading to a very sleepy me, dozing in the recliner. My work in the city office is much more physical than some other offices and quiet honestly, I was shagged, and not in a good way.
Saturday, up bright and early for Art class. As a bonus, an opportunity to work once again beside a dear friend who I hadn’t seen for months.
And those oils.
This time though, it felt less foreign, and with the gentle guidance of my wonderful teacher, things started to happen.
And the apples, actually look a little bit like apples
Still plenty of more experimentation and practice required, but I will get this figured and hopefully, shortly, I will be back to painting more instinctively.
After class, a long overdue trip to the hairdresser, before a lovely evening of pizza and wine with good friends.
Of course, when you mix warm weather, wine, pizza, more wine with the neighbours after a spontaneous wander down the street after waving good-bye to said good friends, and then throw in a 6 am alarm so the youngest can have a driving lesson, a slightly thick head is pretty much par for the course.
So today was spent getting the washing done, catching up on overdue emails and now finally finishing this post.
Oh and completely wiping and restoring my ipad…ugh. it hasn’t been happy since the last ios update and today the almost constant restarting got me pissed.
So I saved what I wanted, noted my passwords and then crossed my fingers and plugged it in to the lap top.
So far so good.
Anyway, that is what my life has been like lately.
Several good friends have checked on me as apparently I have been a little on the quiet side, and my only excuse, is life is going well, busy, but nothing stressy or dramatic or out of the ordinary.
Boring mostly as I kick the saving plan into high gear and my favorite reading matter is Trip Advisor.
Time to drop the hint to the hubby to bung the kettle on.
Hope y’all are enjoying your weekend. (see that, practicing my Texan)