Toby made it safely to Scotland - no trip trouble. He said the weather was mild, but drizzling. He is able to walk to work. Although the place he is staying at is very simple, it is comfortable. He also said the Scots were more formal than Americans at work, wearing suites and ties. He had been teased for rolling up his shirt sleeves. If they could only see him wearing his overalls to church, what would they think? When I told him that I had been shopping for my upcoming NY trip and bought a coat, a purse, gloves, scarf, and hat, he asked me if there was anything left at the store. I replied that I would go back and check today :) Actually, I am getting my hair trimmed up and maybe a pedicure (such a wild woman).
Art was wild yesterday. I had twelve kids here. We painted small Christmas cards with watercolor. Although my newest students seem to be good at drawing, they were not worth a darn at painting. It was hectic trying to help all of them. The older students worked very well on their own, but I needed an eggnog when everyone left. At one point during class, a student said, "I think your dog is eating one of your plants." I looked out the window, and sure enough, the great Dane was eating another pine tree. We had to have some doggy discipline in the middle of art and maybe put a little fear in my students too ;)