Sunday, March 31, 2013

happy easter.

I'm still recuperating and feel so much better than a few days ago, but needed to cancel my weekend plans which included a museum trip and catching up with a friend as well as time with my family.

Today I was feeling stronger but not strong enough to drive the 90 miles to my family.

So it's been a quiet day.   Catching up with season 5 of Mad Men.  Working out ideas for a new series. And thinking about my life.

It's really unsettling to see myself in a strange place and I don't mean location.  My temp gig ends in 3 weeks and I've been thinking about what to do next.  I've worked so hard all my life and have had a gift of time for most of the last year which meant looking at new possibilities.   In the last 2 months, the reality of my finances has affected my painting.   I've been mourning the space I'd have for exploration and instead was focused on what the work can bring to me.  That's not a way for me to create.  I don't like that pressure.

So...unless life throws me a surprise...I'm going to buckle down and seek out permanent full time work.  In some way it feels like I'm going backward but maybe I'm not.  I don't need to hold onto the job forever.   But right now I need some stability.  

I've spent much of this weekend sitting on my stoop enjoying the spring air.  Today's photo was taken there.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Saturday I spent 7 hrs completing a grant application that I had been struggling with for three months.  From there I spent a half hour in line at the post office to mail it out Priority Mail. 

Afterward I went out for a celebratory dinner with a friend. Within 5 minutes of getting home I was hit hard with a nasty cold. I was telling friends that I was thrilled I hadn't gotten sick like everyone else this winter.   But It was apparently waiting until I was done.

It's taken everything I have to make thru my day job while continually double-checking my work because my head is so full and fuzzy that I make mistakes. Chills. Sneezing. Coughing. And today...a nonstop runny nose. I hate being crazy stupid sick. The photo taken in Ptown when I was there early in Feb.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

It's been a rigorous winter....but the end is in sight.  After a self-imposed deadline of March 20th, things should be clearing up.

Photo taken last month in Ptown.

Friday, March 08, 2013

About 2 pm I'm driving on 146N thinking I can make it thru the little snow band between Providence and Sturbridge on my way to western MA where the weather was clear.  As soon as I crossed into MA, the snow became thicker and it was almost white out conditions.  At Exit 5, the state troopers had closed the road headed north and we all had to get off.  A quick call to my sister and we discovered that the area I need to go thru is getting hit with a pretty major storm and even all my out of the way alternate routes were dealing with the same mess.   I had to turn around and make it back to Providence.  Will try again early in the a.m.   

Photo taken on 146N as we were stopped on the highway.  

Sunday, March 03, 2013

It's been a crazy February.  Thankfully things should be settling in...and I can get back to a routine.

Yesterday was a quick day trip to NYC to support a friend who had an opening in Chelsea.  In 7 hours I saw some great art, attended a reception and had a wonderful couple hours over a great meal with a friend.  

Here are some photos from yesterday.