Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Lately, 9.2.15

Lately...


Making: Plugging away at the hand stitching on this piece.



And added another layer of cut paper and fabric scraps to this multi-media collage I started over the summer.

Drinking: Red wine, ginger-lemon tea and lots of water

Eating: Pistachios, almonds, chicken sauteed with onions and mushrooms (so good!), ice cream and yogurt. Still trying to choke down my daily 5 cups of greens that my doctor recommended, but, man, it's hard! 

Watching: Since the move back to the Little House on the Big Hill, I've been craving familiar movies. Lost in Translation, Mad Men, Julie and Julia and Horse Whisperer have been on my rotation lately.

Reading: Lots of Art Education blogs, trying to find new ideas for my classes.

Listening to: Need to Breathe, The Fray, the original version of Please Come to Boston by Dave Loggins (even better than the Kenny Chesney version), and an oldie but goodie, There's a Girl in Texas by Trace Adkins

Thinking about: Ways to make this house our home again. I've gotten a lot done in the last week or so, but, really, I'm taking it pretty slowly. I don't want to end up with any amount of clutter anywhere so I'm thinking a lot before doing anything. So far, so good. It's coming along and feels much more open and spacious than it felt the last time we lived here.

Made some progress in the Grandkids' room, but still a few things to do. A tent/bed is in the works and three more buntings- one for Baby G. and two for the twins :)

Reuben J and I bought this furniture 22 years ago. Between us, Sister and Eddie, the separate pieces have been back and forth between 7 homes and is now all back together again in our basement family room. Sister was very happy about that! There are lots of memories attached to this furniture. (Oh, by the way, the lone picture above the couch will soon have some mates. It just had to be in the picture since it's always been with the furniture. haha!)

Laughing at: Our Wednesday art department meetings. When you don't teach a core subject, sometimes your department meetings are actually fun! Today was one of those days :)

Disliking: Disrespectful teenagers! And, boy, do I have some this year. Not the greatest start to the school year, but I'm hoping it gets better. The respectful ones far outweigh the disrespectful ones, but those few can really drain my energy. But only if I let them, right?!

Loving: Having an unexpected get together with pretty much my entire family at a rodeo last weekend. The only ones missing were Little Man and his girl. Which brings me to something else I'm loving right now- this boy of mine is making some very grown up decisions lately and he's making them on his own and learning some really valuable life lessons in the process. I'm so proud of him.

Well, that's my lately! Until next time- Juli

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