Friday, August 20, 2010

Productive, in a roundabout sort of way


Well, this week has been a real marathon - who would have thought summer break could be so tiring?  I miss having the kids out at Summer Enrichment or VBS.  School starts soon, and with it the new routine, but until then I feel like I'm just riding the river, going where it takes me, shooting the rapids and enjoying the shallows.

Yesterday was one of those "Where did the day go?" days, but in a good way.  I got lots done, in a random sort of fashion.  Some cleaning, some cooking, some art, some Etsy, some time to myself, lots of time with the kids (who were still having issues).  But, I did get one drawing listed on Etsy - that's it above, the puzzle drawing.  The puzzle is an American symbol for autism awareness, and I've wanted to do something with that symbolism for a while, since our family has been affected by Asperger's Syndrome.  I'm pleased with how it turned out.

Today was finally payday, and grocery day.  It's also the day I had to take some stuff to the church tag sale for a friend, and get my husband and son's camping stuff ready for a Boy Scout weekend away.  We had breakfast at Dunkin' Donuts, which was a rare treat, and it tasted so good today.  This afternoon I think I've gotten all the camping gear together, and the last load of laundry so the guys have clean stuff to wear.  I hope they have fun, and that the weather is good.

While the guys are away, the girls will play.  Tonight I have a date with my daughter to play miniature golf and get ice cream at Zem's, a local favorite place to spend a summer evening.  Tomorrow I'll help at the tag sale for a couple hours, then take my daughter to the Herkimer Diamond Mine (not really diamonds, but double-pointed quartz crystals, which you can search for yourself).  After that we'll have dinner with my sister-in-law, and my daughter will spend the night with her.  I'll have a whole night on my own - how did that happen?  I think I might go to Barnes & Noble and enjoy some quiet time.

Yesterday I finished another drawing, something a bit different from my usual style, but I really like it.  It took a while, almost 7 hours from start to finish over three days.  I'll get it properly listed on Etsy later today.  Here's "Psychedelic Peacock" for you: