Friday, March 30, 2018


It appears that I have found something I can do even when all my art supplies are packed away. I found a lovely little class on making mandalas which fits the bill nicely. I am working on copy paper, with 3 pens, one pencil, a compass, a protractor and a ruler. Talk about limited supplies!

But it goes well with my new found meditation class and Tai Chi class. Quiet and calming which I very much need now.

Next weekend is our Open House for the condo. I want to be excited and happy but as long as I don't know where my grandson is going to live, I am not going to feel good. I will have to live with that for a while longer I guess.

There is a lot of guilt associated with a move of this distance. Leaving him behind, leaving my elderly mom behind, leaving my son and his family behind. I know I can come visit whenever I want. But there is still a certain amount of upheaval involved. We have waited so long to make this move.

Almost too long.

Saturday, March 3, 2018


I am finally getting back to painting again and it feels great. I really do have a tough time functioning without my art. It is like a limb is missing or something. I am still on my Zorn palette kick. I never seem to tire of all the wonderful color combinations I can get from just four colors! Black, White, Yellow and Red. It is amazing. Oh and I have added gold for a little pizazz.

I think I mentioned to you that I have been taking a Tai Chi class twice a week. It is really helping me with flexibility and concentration. Today I was even able to get down on the floor. Something I have not been able to do in quite some time. It was very exciting. I am still swimming 3 days a week but the Tai Chi is more for strength, relaxation, and balance. I just love it and plan to continue when I move out to Arizona.

We are inching ever closer to our move. The painter is coming next week to paint the kitchen and do some repairs.

My husband is back from his two weeks in Arizona. He had very cold weather when he was there. Unlike me and the nearly perfect weather I had for my entire month there.

Well soon we will both be there in the heat of June. There will be nothing cold about that! I am looking forward to taking some trips this summer to escape some of the heat.  One to San Francisco to see my aunt and another to Sedona to see Sedona! The place I take my Tai Chi class has some type of residence there which I am looking forward to visiting.

Well, have a great week!