Sunday, January 27, 2013

A Peek Inside My Life


Pacifica Moonrise, Jan. 25, 2013
Outside My Window... we've got off and on rain, cool temperatures and blue skies. It must be winter in northern California
Around the house and garden... the dogs take up a surprising amount of my time.  They're working out their pecking order. Strangely, the cat (with her claws) rules the roost.
I am thinking... about all the soccer games this week. Henry has three games, including a big home game on Friday night where the local youth teams are invited. We get an announcer and run a big snack bar. It's always a lot of fun! Sadly, Clara's basketball season is over. But she and I are thinking of signing up with "Team in Training."
I am thankful for... Henry getting into a college close to home (Sonoma State). Although I'd like him to seriously consider University of Oregon or Gonzaga University, he is relieved to have an option that is within a few hours drive from here. He's still waiting to hear from the University of San Francisco.
From the kitchen... a lot of repeat home cooked meals (hamburgers, spaghetti with ground turkey meat sauce, teriyaki chicken, beef and broccoli, pork chops) alternated with a lot of take-out meals. 
I am wearing ... my Tim Holtz painting apron. It's fun to get out my paints and gesso again! 
I am hoping ... for good news on Paul's health. He's having a biopsy at the end of the week to better determine his current situation and to help the doctors figure out what the next steps should be, as well as his longer term prognosis. For now, I'm just really happy that he's done with chemo and is around the house to help.
I am reading... lots of lecture notes and power point slides. I have a very busy teaching schedule  this semester.  Although it's difficult, I'm enjoying being back in the classroom.
I am busy creating... art journal pages that integrate paper, painting and drawing. It's fun to bring together all the various skills I've been developing over the last few years.  Also having a lot of fun playing with Paper 54 on my ipad and taking lots and lots of photographs.  My muse is definitely on fire right now.
I am hearing... my conscience telling me it's time to get back to the gym.

22 comments:

Amy said...

A fantastic collection of thoughts today Rinda! Our winter is similar to yours and I know what you mean about the conscience natter in the back of your head - happening here too!

helena said...

a beautiful photo. great to hear your muse is on fire - look forward to seeing the continuing results

scrappyjacky said...

Lots to take in today,Rinda...and a busy time you're having.
Glad to hear you're feeling very creative....my muse seems to be on holiday at the moment.
The cat is definately in charge here as well....if she sits on the dogs' sofa....they wouldn't even consider trying to chase her off!!!

Margi said...

You are definitely one busy woman Rinda, so glad your creative outlet is alive and well for you. Lots of prayers and good thoughts headed to surround all of you and the docs too!

Missus Wookie said...

Sounds like a busy time. Congratulations to Henry on the college place. Glad Paul is finished with Chemo and home, hope the news is good. Yeah for wearing aprons and getting to get a bit inky/messy :)

soulbrush said...

Love reading all of this and getting to know you better. Good luck for results this week.

Ladkyis said...

Such a lot of things to hold in your head! I am so glad Paul is past the chemo stage, now we concentrate on the next stage eh? I will continue to send healing thoughts.
College is such a big step isn't it? Henry is doing well to be accepted. Excellent news all roung

Cheri said...

You are one busy lady Rinda! Send lots of positive thoughts out into the Universe that Paul's news is good!

Sian said...

Great news on that college place! I'll be thinking about you all at the end of the week

*jean* said...

my goodness what a busy list! it is nice to know more about you, dear rinda! best of wishes headed your way regarding Paul...hope you have a great week

Elizabeth said...

Oh, I do hope there is good news about Paul's health. You've been so brave, I think a good prognosis will be a relief.

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

I hope Paul's biopsy goes well & yay on Henry being accepted somewhere not too far away!

Karen said...

Well done to Henry, hope Paul's results are good and have fun painting.

Louise said...

you are a busy bee! good news on the college place and hoping its good news too for paul x

Melissa said...

What a great peak into your life right now - so glad Paul is doing well, praying for good news!

becky ruppel said...

So many balls to juggle, take that gym time to balance your life

becky ruppel said...

So many balls to juggle, take that gym time to balance your life

Irene said...

Praying that Paul gets good news.

humel said...

Hi Rinda,

I'm spending my (rare!) free moments reading rather than commenting for now, but I had to comment here to wish you well for Paul's appointment. We'll be thinking of you and praying for good news xx

Karen said...

They say the busier you are, the more you accomplish and it seems to be true for you! You know how much I'm praying for good news for Paul. Glad he's back at home.

Alison said...

Will be thinking about you and Paul this week...great news about Henry!
Hugs
Alison xx

Anonymous said...

oh i'm so glad to hear that Henry chose a college close to home.. he'll be able to meet you for those baseball game tickets you buy ;)

sending good thoughts for Paul's health and hope Clara is enjoying her school!

M