I'm back to the old grind alright. I came home from five days at the cabin and some much needed down time. I started a painting, by myself, and that is a biggy. It's a pic of Daddy's cat, Peaches who passed a few months ago. I've written about her before, The Devil Cat. She loved Daddy though and that is what counts, didn't love anybody else, trust me. Anyway, A took this picture of her a few months before she died and I liked it so I'm attempting a painting by myself. It is a work in progress so bear with me. I started to add some detail but the black was still a touch too wet and I need to let it dry completely so as not to bleed but here it is, the photo and the painting, so far...
I didn't accomplish any writing except to blog. I have an idea for a story but just can't seem to get myself to sit and do it. I will, sometime. I did finish a book and start another one, The Middle Place by Kelly Corrigan. I did the hammock one afternoon and was glad the neighbors weren't there as I woke myself up snoring, loudly. I had lunch with some ladies I don't normally visit with. I spent the evening with another one that lives there full time, Ally. I taught her how to crochet and we shared a couple of glasses of wine and talk. I, thoroughly enjoyed myself I must say.
On the remodel front: We have gotten to a point where we are stopped right now. The toilet is on back order so we wait. While we wait the other bathroom is getting a mini makeover and we are replacing all the cheap doors in the house and the hardware; door knobs, locks, etc. Kind of tired of not knowing who is going to be walking through the door at any time but it is all worth it. It will be a nightmare when we finally start the master bath add on. We meet with the architect today to finalize the plans. He's been getting bids and I think we just need to say "OK" and we start the process. It will be a long drawn out deal. They have to move part of the sewer, the gas line, the generator, deal with the water run-off then start tearing off part of the house. YIKES! It is going to be so very awesome. I will have a lot to show and write about when it begins so stay tuned.
(We're also replacing the floor of the other guest full bath and I will have pictures when it is all done.)
I've been torn about this jury duty thing. My main problem is I'm a scaredy cat when it comes to stuff like this and it takes me right back to standing up in front of a class and giving a speech. I always, always conveniently got sick and missed that day. Sometimes it worked. I was told that I could write on the back that I was the primary care-giver for my father, which essentially I am but as I was reading I would still have to show up. That is a problem. I think I'm just going to do it and if Daddy has a problem, well, I will have to leave then. We'll just play the cards as they were dealt. Whew! That is big for me.
Back to real life today. I worked out with the personal trainer, Wade this morning and now I need to shower and hit the road. I am first going to buy a birthday gift for the son-in-law. He mentioned last night that he's having a terrible time with the squirrels and his bird feeders so I'm going to get him a squirrel deterrent bird feeder at Wild Birds Unlimited and some seed. He'll love it. Then I'll drag myself to the office while B and The Hubby have their noon dance lesson. I'm sure I have a load of mail to open. Probably won't go in tomorrow. We head to the cabin again on Friday for a birthday party on Saturday. I think tomorrow I'll visit my Daddy and possibly Sis, if she is still at home recuperating. She may already be back at work I don't know as I've not talked to her since Friday. I know I'm bad but I didn't want the drama she was having with her physicians.