Showing posts from November, 2014

Soup's on.

I would tell you how cold it is here but I know that it is cold there, too, and you don't really have any sympathy - you are too busy trying to keep warm yourself.  I went out today to the studio to take something and get some canvases. The sun was so nice, but the studio wasn't a place to linger. DH has ordered and we have received a heater for the studio but it isn't installed yet and may have to wait until the guys are here for Thanksgiving since DH can't really lift over his head and the heater is a ceiling mount. We will put plastic over the leaky windows and I will be cozy as can be. Until then, I have dragged the paints and some canvases into the house and I will work in the pantry.  SO Last week, when making tomato basil soup, I had a little incident with the Ninja (blender) I also found tomato on the exhaust fan over the stove which required taking it apart, the floor, myself, and there is a small spot on the ceiling that looks suspiciously red. The next day …

I'm Still Here

You might have thought that I had given up blogging and I nearly did, but here I am again. I have been busy with three classes again but one is finished, one is finishing in ten days and one is finishing in two weeks except that I have to write a little talk to give on 1 December for graduation(EfM). There are, of course a few other things to do as well. It appears that November will be a busy month.

Meanwhile, I, whether for good or not I am not sure, have run across this book.
I always thought of tidying up as putting things back in place and maybe running a dust cloth over the furniture. Not so to this Japanese girl who believes that tidying up means handling everything, and I mean every little thing you own and deciding if it "strikes joy" or should be discarded in one way or another.  She suggests starting with clothes and that is what I have done. We  have given away about six full kitchen garbage bags of clothes and shoes and I haven't really started on the shoes.…