Lots to to share this morning, but things are a bit jumbled and mismatched. Still, I need to do some catching up on my blog posting.
First I would like to share some photos of Maximus. We got Max August 25th when he was about five weeks old. Jesse wanted to put him in her purse - he was so tiny.
a month ago: now. He was smaller than the kittens when we got him. He is now bigger than the cats and loves to terrorize them. They are much quicker than he is and therefore safe. Although his personality is very different from Zoe, who was so sweet and gentle, I love this puppy, who can be a bit of an alligator snapping dog. Zoe was also very long and elegant. Max is heavy duty. I had been picking him up out of his crate to carry him outside to potty at night. He would still like for me to do that (spoiled puppy that he is), but carrying him is laughable. And he has outgrown his crate. Fortunately, he sleeps through the night now.
Last week Barb started working with her husband in his dental office - it was a rough week. By Friday she was needing to paint and laugh. We decided to do some experimenting. Barb reads all sorts of art books. I don't, but her ideas can be interesting. I have a post of its own concerning her later. But here is what we painted on Friday. We used only primary colors - red, blue, and yellow - although we did use two different blues, two reds, and two yellows. Any mixing of colors was done directly on the painting. Barb had a photo of a river/mountain scene. It was quite green, which is not my favorite to paint, but I gave it a try. We did an under-painting (glaze). Then re-wet the paper and painted wet on wet. Here is how mine turned out. Okay, it is not a masterpiece, but it was brush-time. Today my big girls art class will be here. Maybe we will do a masterpiece.
We got some much needed rain this past week - the kind that falls all day long - slowly. It cooled things down and has been so very nice.
the History Center. It was Homeschool Day with free entry and activities. We met up with some other homeschoolers from our church and had a big day. The weather was perfect with blue skies, lots of sunshine, and temps right at 80. I took my tutoree and another teen around the museum expounding what little knowledge I have - while the younger kids stayed with their mom's. I don't really like doing herds, so this was a good arrangement. The other homeschoolers had brought lunch and had a nice picnic outside under the trees. I don't think like that. I think like I'm in The City and I want to go out to have a nice lunch. My tutoree thinks like I do. So we left the others and went for a big lunch and a bit of shopping before we headed home. Just before I dropped my tutoree at her house, she said, "I told Jordan, 'Don't I have the coolest teacher!' " That kind of talk will get her most anything she wants. I love you, too, Kate.