There is a shiny coin on my desk, an American quarter, from Ohio.
I didn’t realise until recently, that there is a quarter from every state and now I am wondering just how many I might be able to find when I make that trip across the world next year.
Still planning and saving and although at times it seems like it will never happen, the coin is a solid reminder of my goal and so I will keep looking forward.
Friday saw the closure of the office I was helping out at, three weeks after my office closed, and although I had little emotional attachment to this place, it was still a soul sucking exercise trying to remain positive in an environment full of anger and negativity.
But it is now done, and new adventures await.
Today I get to go work in an office that I expect I will be spending a lot of time in from now on. From what I have been told (and of course it is a little vague and likely to change) I will be moving between two main business hubs and covering leave and absences.
And I am looking forward to the variety. Honestly.
Today starts new adventures.
No more art classes for now though. Not forever hopefully and probably not at the school I just left (I might have spelled out some of my dissatisfaction in an email) but fingers crossed, remaining with my teacher and working at her studio Saturday mornings.
This hasn’t stopped me painting though, despite still struggling to get out of this creative slump.
Of course, being hit with the cold from hell hasn’t helped my general motivation but I did manage to play a little on the weekend.
My cityscape is taking shape now.
And I saw a technique where you could effectively paint with oil pastels after dissolving them with turpentine. Funky smell but a fun experiment. (painting isn’t wonderful, but as I said, an experiment with technique)
Also I discovered Ben & Jerry’s ice-cream.
The brand is very new to this city. Picked it up at the market (along with other yummy stuff) after heading in for a lovely breakfast with MJ
That stuff is seriously good…frightfully expensive but OMG wow.
Could very well be a new addiction..nope, have to be strong.
Need to keep saving.
Holidays cost a bundle and I reckon I can get my fix when I get there.
Shit, look at the time..better get this butt out of the chair and into my work clothes.
Can’t be late on the first day now.