Thursday, December 10, 2009

A Very Best Week

This week is what I call one of my very best weeks.  Every day is a good day but some are just outstanding and this week was full of those kinds of days.  First of all you already know my sister spent the first half of the week with me and we just had constant fun.  At least that was my take on it.  We went to the mountains, went shopping, ate great food, and saw a bunch of mutual friends.  She went home yesterday.  Boo hiss.

Today started out with the morning spent in the studio with my art class and the best teacher anywhere.  I finished the last assigned drawing, after a year of drawings, and will start oil painting very soon.  Don't worry,  I will let you know how it goes.  This last drawing is a copy of a Weeping Russian woman by an unknown (to me) artist.  It's not my favorite drawing but I'm still amazed and proud that I, such a novice, was able to produce it.

After art class I met a very good friend for lunch at Sugar Cakes on the Square.  Finally we had found time to sit down, spend some time together and catch up on our lives.  Friendship does take nurturing and I was happy to give and receive some friendly nurturing today.


Next on the agenda, on my way home, I stopped at a Christmas party.  The setting was in a beautiful home, the food was scrumptous, and we were serenaded with Christmas carols by a superb male Quartet.   As great as all that was it paled in comparison to the company.  This was a group of colleagues who worked together for twenty years or so, and, in a way, grew up and 'grew up our children' together.  That is what made this gathering special.  Shared experiences of every kind you could imagine have knitted this group into a tight community of love.  There was talk of the frailty of our parents, the lives of our children, retirement activities and such as that.  Learning that one of our group passed away suddenly in November made smiles turn upside down,  and news of weddings and grandchildren turned them right side up again.  Connections we share and laughter we enjoy is what made the party so special.....and the end of a perfect day.

  So if any of you are dreading getting older, you see it isn't all bad!  I miss my kids and 'all that' to pieces but having time for myself to design day after day ain't bad at all.

19 comments:

  1. Isn't it great spending time with family and friends? All is right with the world.

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  2. Great post - beautiful art!
    Love to you.
    Kelly
    http://www.ivebecomemymother.com

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  3. the drawing is wonderful! you're such an artist. better start an art blog!

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  4. Matty, Yep. I totally agree.

    Thanks Kelly.

    Sarah, Thank you. Art is my dream. I'm finally pursuing it with gusto.

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  5. Doesn't get much better than that!


    How do you do your snow? I want snow, or maybe drizzle seeing as it's England

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  6. The drawing is beautiful!
    Good for you!.
    We all need to have time with ourselves sometimes.Have a great weekend:)
    hugs hugs

    Thanks for your kind comments on my blog.

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  7. Glad to hear that you are having such a good week - lets hope that it turns into a wonderful month.

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  8. Beautiful art girl ...... really beautiful.... You have a God given talent...

    And as for getting older and speaking of things past and the frailty of the parents.... I am so there.. but as my sweet grandmother once said... getting is not so bad and birthdays keep you alive.... She was a wise old gal.. I miss her..

    Merry Christmas

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  9. Thanks for sharing this...you're right on the mark. And I wanted to thank you soooooooo much for stopping by on my Special SITS Day. It's taken me a while to get back, but I hope to see you around the blogosphere again soon!

    The Sun Also Rises

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  10. Thanks guys. Today is a wonderful day so far. I hope so for you too. I'm home alone wrapping gifts, listening to John Denver's Christmas, and doing a little blogging. Perfection.

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  11. Thanks guys. Today is a wonderful day so far. I hope so for you too. I'm home alone wrapping gifts, listening to John Denver's Christmas, and doing a little blogging. Perfection.

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  12. So glad you had such a fabulous week. Your drawing is amazing.

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  13. TMHats, Denise, Betty and others who commented on the drawing. I have been working on that drawing for about 5 weeks! It's not just that I am slow, it's that I am learning baby step by baby step. I appreciate your encouragement. I need it to make my dreams come true. Thanks again.

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  14. What a wonderful post and what the artist you are!

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  15. Time to myself sounds wonderful.

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  16. Kys, One day you will have lots of time for yourself. Right now I know it is such a luxure....even time just for a bubble bath. It will come though.

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  17. Oh wow! I just love your sketch of the Russian Woman! I never knew that you could draw so well!
    And if you think your home is a mess, you should just take a look at mine at the moment!
    It looks a bit like an explosion in a firework factory!

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  18. Sandra your drawing is absolutely awesome! I love it!

    That sandwich is making me rethink my lunch plans...hmmmm.

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