Saturday, December 13, 2008

Longest Day Ever

And Even More Sky, 2008, oil on Gessobord, 4x4

Today has been a very long day. I had to get up at 5am, which was simply painful on a really cold, dark snowy morning, in order to drive an hour and a half to take my daughter to a swim meet. But the payoff for that was that she and I were able to watch the sun rise and reflect off the ice encrusted trees, from the previous night's ice storm. It was like driving through a million pink, yellow and blue sparkly icicles. Naturally, I did not have my camera along to document this beautiful morning, but sometimes things should just be experienced rather than documented anyway and this was one of those things.

I spent the next five hours chatting with the other parents which was fun, got my social thing covered for the next month or so, hehe, and oh yeah, I watched my daughter's events too. Which took up all of 4 minutes out of the five hours.

Then we drove to Saratoga Springs so I could pick up my remaining paintings from the gallery that closed there a few months ago. We did a little bit of shopping, and then headed home where my daughter finally crashed and delivered the mother of all tantrums, the kind most people might get locked up for, which was something I was considering until she calmed herself down and apologized. Should I be embarrassed about going to bed at 9pm on a Saturday night after all this? I think not.

So that is all I have for today folks. Not terribly exciting (except for maybe the fit) but then they can't all be, right?

I will close by shamelessly mentioning The Fine Art Department and Small Art Showcase yet again. Still plenty of time before Christmas to buy a gift for a friend, or family member, or yourself. Well, maybe not plenty of time but enough, anyway!


Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I say feel free to rant a bit. Loved the social life commentary hehe

Tracy Helgeson said...

Mary, yes a good rant is always valuable.