Hi everyone. It is a REALLY cold night here, more like January like March, and it has been a very windy and cold day too. A good day to stay inside although the hubby and I went out for some Mexican food for dinner and a margarita, so right now I am bundled up in several layers on the couch and ready to fall asleep. Last night was a late one since I had a surprise 60th birthday party to go to, and since we had snow squalls for awhile which made the roads pretty bad for a bit, I stayed later than planned until the weather settled down and the roads were treated. Yawn. Think tonight will be an early one for me.
First of all I have the page from my travel journal to share.There were no roses in bloom when I was away but I love this Lablanche image and it looks enough like a New Mexican church that I included it in my journal.
Here's a lightened view so you can see the bottom left corner a little better.
I am going to link up to Art Journal Journey since it reflects what I would see when I was Out and About in New Mexico 2 weeks ago. Thanks Yvonne for hosting this great theme this month.
I spent my day finally cleaning the house a bit, picking up the happy place a bit along with doing some art. And I tried to stay warm by sitting next to the wood stove and made a good dent in my latest book
I love how the author, Elizabeth Gilbert, talks about creative ideas being like living spirits which find the person to take them on. I have never thought of ideas as something that move about and offer themselves to someone. I saw them as something more organic coming from our own inner brain power. Its an inspiring read for sure.
Yesterday I had five hours to hang around between after work and before the surprise birthday party, and I knew if I drove all the way home I wouldn't want to redo the drive all the way back to the party, so I went to the movies and saw Hidden Figures. It was an excellent film.
I actually just finished reading the book on Thursday. I liked the book too. Its a nonfiction read about the American aeronautical and space program and the Black women who worked as "computers" doing computations. It was very inspiring also.
Think its time for me to go to bed, even though it isn't even 9 yet. Plus I can snuggle up under my blankets, since even with the wood stove the wind is strong enough that the house just doesn't seem to get really warm. Oh winter is being a lion and not a lamb right now for sure/ Oh yes, and we might have a HUGE snowstorm coming in a couple of days. Eeks.
Happy rest of your weekend.