Standing Guard, 2007, Oil on Panel, 12x16
I worried all weekend that after Friday's post (clearly I need a life), ya'll would think I am always that busy. Sometimes I am, but that kind of day only occurs once in awhile anymore. Since the beginning of the year, I haven't had much going on and whatever work I do have to do, I am just squeaking it by.
This is a more typical day lately:
I do all the same stuff in the morning, up at 6am, kids up at 7, out to the bus by 7:30, and then do the chicken chores, done by 8am.
Then I basically sit at my computer until around eleven or twelve (my how the time flies) answering emails, reading and commenting on blogs, reading the news sites, googling things that catch my interest and whatever else that doesn't require much effort and that I can do in my comfy desk chair.
Finally I decide to get up and consider doing a variety of things, drive into town to take care of some errands, or to take a walk or to ride my spin bike. Maybe prepare some new panels or clean out my painting storage cabinet.
Usually I end up deciding that all of those things can wait until the next day and I decide to get to work in the studio instead. Um, after lunch, which I eat at my computer which kills another hour.
By around one I get fed up with myself and finally get started in the studio, after checking my emails one more time, of course. After an hour or so I started to get in the groove and then soon after that the kids get home and I have stop which can be very painful. Mostly because I know that I could have gotten more done if I started earlier.
The rest of the day is the same as the busy one, although I do tend to let a few things go lately. Washing the pots and pans and scooping the cat litter can often wait until the next day.
What the heck.