No, I have not fallen off the face of the earth or the corner of the Internet. Life has been fairly dull and routine with nothing to tell. I can't even say it was a busy week; it was just one filled with lots of little things.
On Tuesday, I had all eight of my art girls here - it was a full house. We started an acrylic painting, one that I had done a long time ago. All the girls took to it right away. It should be a good painting for everyone.
Wednesday was the usual tutoring and grocery day.
Thursday I went to WF to check on Toby's mom. Although she is improved, she is not back to herself. It is a scary feeling to think that she may never be back to her old self, but the doctor says she will. There is hope.
Friday morning Shay and Lindz came for breakfast and brought us six new chickens (on Sunday, one chicken escaped and Max did her in. Not good) Friday afternoon, I had two ladies come to paint with me. One was my favorite old art student who has surpassed her teacher. I showed her the basic technique learned in the recent workshop using pastels and watercolor. As usual, she took to it and more. She left here with the start of a very nice pastel.
Saturday, Toby and I went back to WF to spend the day with Toby's mom. The day started off so much cooler than the rest of the week, and there was a chance of rain. The rain missed us, but the day turned out beautiful. I was beginning to feel as if the weather was going to be hot forever (seriously depressing thought). This week is suppose to stay in the 80's. Yeehaw.
The great weather carried over to Sunday, but church went long, and we were inside for a while. We spent the rest of the day being lazy and watching football. Well, I crocheted, and Toby watched football.
Jesse blew through this weekend. We saw her briefly Saturday morning before she went to OKC with Lindz. They had some sort of help-the-poor-people day cleaning up in the downtown area. Then they went to a concert to hear Kathy Mattea, whom we used to listen to quite often - back in the cassette days. Jesse said it was fun, but not a great concert.
We got to visit a bit with Jesse again after church before she blew back to WF. She has also been listening to Spanish CDs. She told me that some of the things you learn on those CDs were quite funny (yep they are) and that she had recently listened to a learning conversation where you were supposedly in a restaurant with a friend. She had learned to say, "Voy al baño. usted paga." or "I am going to the bathroom. You pay." Jesse said, "Finally! Something I can use!"