This is one of those times when I am not quite sure how to start this post so bear with me if it all gets a little rambling.
It has been a weekend of surprises. Wonderful surprises. And smiles.
Although apparently I made a friend cry.
Happy tears. All because I am sending her a painting.
Which only reinforces that it is better for my art to be on the walls of people who really love it, than sitting in my studio gathering dust.
I told her that she was being “silly” but it made me smile to know that she was so happy.
I had thought I would be sending off another painting, my “Paperboy”, but the person who showed interest, never replied back so I guess it stays with me until the right person comes along to claim it.
Still on the art thing, I am making slow progress on the cityscape.
Today MJ & I went to the local shopping mall for an ice-cream event.
Listened to the live music that was on the stage next to the ice-cream van and walked away with generous scoops of “Phish Food”.
Apart from the guy in the cow suit having photos taken with the kids, there was a man collecting coins for fauna rescue.
Of course, I grabbed out my wallet and dropped a gold coin in the bucket.
What happened then, made me the proudest mum ever. MJ, without prompting, reached into his pocket and also threw coins into the collection tin.
So I have not only raised an ice-cream addict, I have a young man with a strong social conscience and a generous soul.
I am not sure I could ask for anything more.
We did some shopping, had some lunch and then I came home to paint. It was a bit of a grey day and cold too, but the washing got done and now I have wine and the heater on.
As I said though, it was a weekend of happy surprises with emails and a lovely long catch up with a friend who I had lost contact with.
It made me so happy as I had truly missed her and now I hope we will again stay in regular touch.
The universe seems to be regaining some balance for me….
This feels a little like one of those posts with only vague direction, but I felt the need to come here and talk happy stuff.
I am looking forward to the new week. Still working in the city and a shift that will actually have me home before dark.
There is an outing planned with the girls from art class tomorrow (Monday) night. We are going to the Airport to see an art installation/exhibition by a local artist that taught one of my first lot of art classes.
Then we might have dinner in one of the airport bars.
Remind me to make sure not to carry my nail file in my bag as we will be going through security.
Certainly a different reason for going to the airport but it will be fun and not the first time I have gone there for a reason other than meeting or catching a flight.
Need to finish this up. The boys will be hoping to be fed shortly.
Home made hamburgers with “the lot”.
Now that is something to smile about too.