Which means it is Paint Party Friday! Many thanks to Kristen and Eva for hosting this weekly collection.
I've added some more items to one of the pieces I showed you a few weeks ago. I went pretty realistic except for a couple of little surprises in the window.
Every piece of art needs something a little surprising, or so they say. Here's my 2 kitty angels. I have been missing them lately. I need to add faces to them. I think I should maybe make them appear more transparent and maybe little less solid. I guess I picture angels being a little more ephemeral than these 2 are right now.
And although not finished, I made more headway with the other window, potted flowers piece too. (Ignore the rug around the border of my painting as I photographed this in the best light which was to lay it down on the floor.)
I've also dabbled in a little baking this week.
My husband, the anti-muffin man, decided that he LOVED cinnamon chip muffins. So I made a batch for us with streusel topping.
And I've been reading a bit. too
And my mom has pneumonia so yesterday I took the day off from work, drove the 2 hours down to her house, and took her to the doctors. He wanted her checked into the hospital as she is 86 and had been on lower antibiotic doses for a few days already to no avail. Getting her checked into the hospital took the usual hours.
(I must say, emergency rooms in the city are something I had never experienced before- living here in wooded rural New Hampshire. I couldn't get over the number of people-with beds filling the hallways too. In our local small hospitals a rush would be 5 maybe 10 people. Once I needed an emergency room in San Francisco, as I passed out during dinner at a restaurant and even though I came to the manager had called for an ambulance. The EMT's brought me to a small private hospital instead of the big one near the restaurant. It was an interesting ride up and down the famous hills of that city in the back of an ambulance-my first and only ride in one to date. Come to find out I was dehydrated so I was soon sent on my way back to being a tourist and visiting some friends of my husband's family. But the best part of this story is that the friends, who have done very well in California, took us out for a scenic city tour at midnight in their Jaguar which was fun (because riding in a Jaguar isn't very common for me) but also delighted my daughter who was 17 at the time.
OK, after that long winded detour back to my original mom story.
Then once Mom was settled into the hospital I drove 2 hours home. It was a long day, but even with Mom being sick, she was in a pretty fun mood. Her short term memory loss has made her into such a comedian. More than worrying, I am still smiling over all the great laughs we had yesterday.
Sounds like they expect that a few days of heavy duty antibiotics and prednisone will put her back up on her feet.
And now, this morning, we have snow!
Enough they have canceled school! Kind of a nice surprise (since we were suppose to be missing this storm until the forecast changed last evening) and really appreciated after my long day yesterday.
Yesterday it felt like April and which was sooooo nice I nearly forgot it was February.
Happy Weekend everyone!