Hi Monday! CUTE. It's definitely time to get out the parkas around here. This weekend was cold and dark and incredibly blustery. Flurries are expected soon and that's pretty normal. We almost always have a little snow to get us into the Halloween mood. I guess I REALLY need to get myself some winter shoes ASAP!
It definitely wasn't my favourite weekend of the whole year. The watermain break on our property meant that our water was shut off completely. Thanks to the ONE CONTRACTOR out of the half dozen that Dan called - we learned that you can "steal" water from your neighbour by attaching your garden hose to theirs and turning theirs on. Like MAGIC we have water in our taps and toilet again - except it's coming from our neighbour's house instead of from our own. BLOW MY MIND BUT I DON'T CARE I CAN USE THE TOILET AND WASH MY HANDS. Dan would like me to point out that we are not actually "stealing" Larry's water - we got permission from him before attaching our garden hose to his. AND I would like to mention that we HAVE THE BEST NEIGHBOURS EVER. EVER. My baby-squished bladder THANKS you.
The watermain break also meant that we were waiting around for contractors to come quote on digging a giant hole in our front yard. But only ONE out of six showed up and even that one single good person said Saturday, but showed up on Sunday. No matter I guess. Pilot got lots of time to practice her walking. Dan was practicing his pacing. I was feeling under the weather and happily munching on four Honeycrisp apples from RADICAL Paulette and finishing my bookclub read: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. I liked it. I recommend it. It was fast and entertaining and left me with a happy feeling. That's all I ask of a good book. I don't think it makes for a terrific discussion book and that's cool with me because I like reading the books more than I like chattering on about them later anyways.
This painting is FOR SALE today. It's part of a cool series of 6. The image is about 8 x 8 inches on a large cardboard square. It's one of the pieces I did for Claudine Hellmuth's latest book. I'll release one per day this week with two on Friday. Price: $150 USD. First come - first served.
Today: High gear. I have a boat load of things to get done and organize before my mom drops in on us tomorrow AS WELL AS THE CONTRACTORS and a million other 'does-it-all-have-to-be-this-week?' things. Baby2 was causing me to see stars all weekend and I think that's NOT SO GOOD so I'm going to take it as easy as possible when I KICK THIS DAY IN THE BIG, FAT, HAIRY TESTICLES. LOTS to do including getting a couple of Tiny Art prints BACK to the printers to be corrected. And groceries. Cleaning lady. Bank. Dry Cleaners. PAINT? SHOES will have to wait until tomorrow when I can make BabaLuba (that's my mom) babysit ALL DAY LONG FOR FREE. Ha.
Good coffee today, Dan. I love it when you do that. Go!