My incentive has been lacking this winter. It could be the cold. I am so ready for better weather. In the meantime, I mentioned my lack of incentive to my friend Jo, and she sent me a little pick-me-up package. It got here yesterday during my art class with the little girls. I waited until they left to open my package - some things are just more special when you take time for yourself.
When Jesse was about nine year old, we went shopping in Sante Fe at the mall with a good friend. Jesse continuously begged and begged me to buy her some little white gloves - like for church. Eventually I gave in and bought a pair of lacy white gloves for her. Jesse opened the package of gloves while we were shopping. She put them on and stretched out her little fingers and said, "Now I can steal something." It sent my friend into peals of laughter. It was so Jesse. But I know how she feels. It is kind of the way I feel about my new art stuff. Now I can paint something!