Wednesday, April 18, 2018

My Happy Place

I'm in my happy place this week.  All my little chicks are in one town and I couldn't be happier.  
We all got together to listen to Af's boyfriend, Nick play jazz on vibes at Hodges Bend.  It was really a wonderful evening and B's bestie, who is like a third daughter, joined us for laughs and memories.  Tonight we go to the mother-in-laws for dinner with the entire fam.  Oh and Snicklefritz spent her last day off from school from the teachers strike with her Auntie Af and Uncle Nick bowling, go-carting, laser tag and eating Big Al's her favorite place.  Needless to say she was WORN OUT!  We also got to enjoy a fantastic vegan meal on Sunday evening, cooked by Af, of Tofu Piccata.  Let me tell you it was delicious.  

Nothing can be better than having my girls close to me!!!

Also finished this painting on Monday.

"Lady and the Red Rose"
30x40 oil on linen

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Teacher Strike

The State of Oklahoma is facing an education crisis right now.  We are in the 8th day of a teacher strike so kiddos and parents are left dealing with WHAT DO WE DO WITH OUR CHILDREN!  Now, I am in full support for our teachers, the teachers of our future but I'm not sure it's going to help.  Our teachers in Oklahoma are paid so poorly that they are nearly on the poverty level.  THAT IS A CRIME!!!!  The political leaders in our state just are not getting the job done and I don't think it's a priority for them.  First, I think one of the things that needs to happen is a complete accounting and open book on how our state is spending OUR money.  I think that is a good part of the problem. Plus the idea of all the 100 lawyer women in black that are marching and threatening that may file of offices I find very exciting.   I think the political mucky-muck are hog-tied by big energy and others that keep us at the bottom for teacher salaries.  There is so much mess going on in our state government and I think it needs an overhaul.
This face is just one of our future and we need to make them a PRIORITY!!!!  

Right now she is having a lot of days to go to work with her Momma and me.  That's fun but she misses her friends and school.