Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Tuesday in Town

It is time to start my young student art classes again, but I just can’t seem to get going. Last week's art workshop provided much incentive, but I still have lots of little loose ends to tie up before starting classes. I have been mulling over my classes wondering if I could pare them down to one class rather than two. With my Painted Ladies on Wed, signing class on Wed evening, Thursday paint class, Monday with JoAnna class, it is difficult to think about starting back with Tuesday classes. I just feel like something needs to stop. I am hoping we start building on our house, and I have an excuse to drop some extra-curricular activities. We will see.

Yesterday, I had a dentist appointment early in the morning. From there I ran some errands for the Art Guild. I had a little "me time" at the used bookstore before visiting with Duncan Main Street Coordinator about upcoming art shows. I squeezed in lunch with Toby before my hair appointment, which took the rest of the afternoon. I did come out looking better than I went in. After my hair appointment, I spent a couple of hours at JoAnna’s talking painting, art, and computers. I always enjoy my time with her, but time is the problem these days. We picked some pears from her backyard – Toby loves pear pie. Then it was home to slice and dice tomatoes to make more tomato sauce to freeze. It is funny that we got very few tomatoes during th summer, but now we are overloaded with tomatoes and squash. Last night was the season premier of "NCIS," my favorite show. After "NCIS," there was the premier of a new show, "NCIS Los Angels." It was based on one of last year’s "NCIS" shows with Chris O’Donnell and LL Cool J. It really was not that great of a show last night, but the actors are rather hunky, so it will probably do well. I also love "The Mentalist" which has moved to Thursday night, darn it. Now I will have to watch TV two nights a week rather than just getting it out of my system one night a week.
Jesse called while I was getting my hair done. She is able to use Skype to call my phone. Amazing! Don’t ask me how that works, but it works well. She and Lindz are in Anger, France. She said that she and Lindz are not "stylin’" in France – that they look like American tourists (and she spent so much time trying to pack just the right outfits). My hairdresser said that they should buy clothes there – they will be in style here in about five years. Jesse also said that in Paris everything had "subtitles," but in Angers, no one spoke English. They like being out of the big city and crowds, but commuicating was difficult. Next they will go to Nice, which should be very nice (I had to say that). All is well, and they are having fun. They have been lost a few times, but I don’t want to know too much about that.

Well, I am off to clean house and get ready for the Painted Ladies today, but I need one more cup of coffee.


Jo Castillo said...

More smiles, sounds like those girls are doing well. Enjoy your painting today. Maybe I will do a little. We will be out with family all afternoon.

Buck said...

Wow... your days are MOST definitely full!

And Nice IS nice!! And there I go, getting all green again.

(pssst: I'm pretty sure it's Skype, not "Snipe." Unless Snipe is something VERY new...) :D

joyce said...

Let's see your hair. If you care to share.

I am so glad Jesse was able to skype in. we skype=ed with our son and granddaughter in Alaska for over an hour and a half last night. at one point, our son fell asleep on the couch, and the granddaughter stayed busy showing us everything, drawing us pictures, showing us her book so close that we could read it to her. amazing. at one point I said, "give Dad a kiss" and then I heard, out of camera range, "thanks, Abby" so I knew our son was still alive. yikes.

Anonymous said...

Nice is it there! And more folks will speak English there than in Angers, definitely.

The French *do* have their own style. It's so seemingly effortless...what IS that?