Wednesday, October 31, 2012
I have a classroom management class next week. Technically I could start subbing tomorrow but I realized that I was the only one in the orientation who hasn't had classroom experience and though there is plenty of information online, I'd prefer to have that additional session under my belt.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
She took an entire album of photos that she posted to Facebook. Maureen took this and it's all I have. I knew Maureen would enjoy Chris and I wasn't wrong so they ended up meeting me for Mass, followed by this lunch and then an afternoon walking through the arboretum. The day and weather were lovely. We walked and talked and finally sat and talked. I cannot think of a more lovely present than friendships.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Melissa came up from SoCal for the SOAR (SpinOff Autumn Retreat) conference at Lake Tahoe.
She came a day early so we could spend some time together. While I waited for her, I finished weaving the scarf sample. After dinner we knitted and watched the Giants game.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
This is a major craft fair in our area and it also benefits the high school my kids attended. It's a massive undertaking and completely managed by volunteers. We're excited!
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
I pulled the last warp off the loom today. I knew I was pushing an almost impossible deadline since I started winding the warp last Friday. It was close but I did get them hemmed and done. I won't do that again - ever. These are my Country Gardens colorway.
priated the dining room for my staging area. I bought a cash box yesterday and went to the Bonanza Casino on my way home to get change. We're going to use the Square so I have no idea how much change we'll need. This is my first major craft fair and the first time to collect tax.
I love the whole idea of self suffi-
ciency. While I'm weaving and weighing different craft fair venues, Ian is up in the Sierras cutting firewood. We have a furnace, but we elect to heat entirely by firewood. Our woodstove and the open construction of our two-story house are ideal for this. I don't know how Ian figured it out, but if you know him, you won't be surprised. There's a naturally occurring black-oak stand within the NFS permitted area and that's what he's cutting from here.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
We were going to drive up to our favorite restaurant in Beckwourth tomorrow to celebrate my birthday, but I told Ian tonight that I'll take a rain check. until after the craft fair when I can breathe and feel celebratory. This is the BIG one and I'm celebrating that I still can weave 3-4 hours a day. That's a gift in and of itself.
Tuesday, October 02, 2012
He messaged me yesterday that it was done and it was ready for pick up so while I was in town today, I went by his studio. I was really disappointed. It didn't occur to me that he would have painted in oil. He was fine with that and said he'd go ahead and put in the gallery and paint one for me in acrylics, same price, he'd treat it as a commission.
He lives in the Riverside artists lofts and doesn't have a car so I said as I was getting ready to leave that I could do him the favor of transportation to paint sometime. That sometime turned into a concrete time. I'm going to drive him to a plein air class he's teaching for the Nevada Museum of Art the end of this month. The bad news is that I have to pick him up at 8:15 in the morning. The good news is that I get to participate in the class and he'll loan me an easel. I need to pull out my sketch pad and warm up before then!
October is here. I love this month. It's still warm due to the high pressure system over the West Coast, but that's supposed to change tomorrow and bring in the real October. Our CSA box now has pumpkins and squash. It's been too hot to turn on oven and bake them - ham and acorn squash coming right up - and I'll finally be able to bake break again. I love this month!!