Monday, February 04, 2008

Order in the House

Our luggage arrived Sunday night about 10:15. I had given OKC my telephone number, but I had given them my son’s address, because it is easier to find his house than it is to find mine. I expected them to call first, but they just showed up with the luggage scaring my son and family who were not expecting someone to ring the doorbell after 10 PM (made me laugh). I was just happy to know my luggage was here. When I went to pick up my luggage this morning, I also picked up GBN1 and took her to Wal-Mart with me. She chattered non-stop. To keep her busy, I handed her my grocery list. Very business-like, she looked at it and said, "It says we need to look at bikes."

Several times as we shopped, GBN1 mentioned the helium balloons around the store. So, as we checked out, I bought her a helium balloon. She was thrilled. She laughed and squealed all the way to the truck saying her balloon was "wild". Our next stop was to the Finance Center to see Toby at work. GBN1 entertained Toby’s coworkers with her balloon. She chattered away to everyone and had a big time. When I took her home, she made a grab for the little ceramic tea set that I had brought her from Scotland. She dropped several pieces and broke the lid on the sugar bowl. I felt bad for her, but it was bound to happen sooner or later. When I got home, I unpacked our luggage to find that two of the teacups that I had bought for myself were broken. Very disappointing!

The rest of my day has been filled with laundry duty since I refused to spend another forty bucks doing laundry in the UK and brought all of our clothes home dirty. It may take me a while to get my life sorted out and cleaned up. Although several of my little art students asked me about starting art class again, I think I may wait until next week. I want to get back into the routine, but I need to get things put in order.

With the Scotland trip behind me, I have been doing some thinking about what I want next – where I want to go from here – New Year’s resolutions a month or so late. I still want to build my house soon, but I also want my art to change. I have spent the last year doing my little paintings of the week, and that was good. But now, I would like to concentrate on bigger work. The little watercolors were kind of quick and easy. It would nice to do something more challenging. Doing portraits has always been my first love, and I feel that I have lost that somewhere along the way and would like to get back to people painting. I would like to do more pastels. I would like to take a workshop. I would like to work more on my teaching - especially adult art classes. I want continue my blog, but not let it take over my life. And of course, I would like to lose weight. What else is new?

I may have waded into a fight on someone else's blog, but then I haven’t had a good fight in a long time, and I seem to be spoiling for one.

Is anyone else having trouble with their spell check?


Becky said...

That was too cute what GBN1 said!

I'm not having any trouble with my spell check, but I seem to be getting into fights on forums every time I turn around lately.

Ashley said...

I am glad you are home and settling back into life in the grand OK.

Buck said...

I'm not having issues with Blogger's spell-check (mainly coz I write in Word and then paste into Blogger), but I've read similar complaints on a few other blogs.

Firefox has a built-in spell checker that works where ever/whenever you enter text on any web page. Upgrading is easy, if you haven't already done so, Lou. Details and downloads here.

The "burning in" process when you get back home ain't all sweetness and light, is it?

Dawn said...

Wow, I just emailed you and should have checked your blog first, consider my questions somewhatly answered.
and yes my spell checks really been on the blink, Thank you Buck for the download info!

inpassing said...

Glad you are back home, Lou!!

The Friendly Neighborhood Piper said...

"It says we need to look at bikes."

She's so intuitive! She's such the Calvinist. Not as in John, as in...and Hobbes.

Blogger has spell check? Boy am i behind. I never knew. So observant i am.

Would i qualify for that adult art class?

Oh yeah...welcome home MamaLou! I got the posty yesterday...very cool. I'm thinking about taking a pic and writing a blog about it.

Laurie said...

You hint about a fight and then not say where? Such a party pooper.