Life Goes On

 I haven’t written for a little while and I find that I am very busy these past weeks with a little of everything. I guess it is time to implement the “short little update post”. I find that even when I have a moment to think about something to write, I don’t have the time to get embroiled in a long post.

I have been painting lately, of course, and this past weekend marks the very first time my work has been publically displayed in a local event. I’m looking forward to showing my work again soon, there are several art fairs coming up and I’m excited to set up a table and reach out to a wider spectrum of viewers and potential buyers.

Besides art, I have an amazing little eight month old to keep up with. Faith continues to grow way too fast and has started saying some words. Mama, Da-da, bite, and ba-ba are used quite often and are now distinctly recognizable. I sat her in her high chair earlier and Josh, who was at work, had parked his motorcycle on the back patio. She could see it through the sliding glass door and she got all excited and said, “Da-da!” while jumping in her chair. She is so sweet. She LOVES her Daddy.

The rest of my time has been dedicated to gardening, driving, house keeping, driving, yard work, healthier eating and a new exercise regime, and driving. We continue to live in the car a lot as my wishes and obligations take me all over Kentucky and into Tennessee. Thankfully, I usually don’t mind a nice drive and Faith loves taking trips. She is the best baby when it comes to car rides, she barely ever fusses, even when she’s been in her seat for hours and she’s over due a feeding of some sort. I couldn’t ask for a better little trooper.

I had the pleasure of an over night visit from my mom and Nevada the other day. My mom hasn’t been able to get back down to Bowling Green since the day we moved in. (About 7 months.) It was nice to have a little visit in my own home and I had fun cooking meals I don’t normally cook. My drab, leftover odds and ends, cold out of the fridge, were not to be seen for a whole 24 hours. Instead we had Cranberry Mandarin Chicken Salad, Home-made tomato soup from home-grown tomatoes, fresh home-made goat cheese, (courtesy of Mom) chess pie, and for breakfast I made a spinach and bacon Quiche. I love to cook, but since it’s usually only me, I don’t find the motivation to go through all the fan fare. Josh’s work hours keep him from sharing meals at home, so any cooking I do is usually Sunday or sometimes Tuesday. It was nice to pull out the stops and get my hostess game on.

Anyway, I’m thinking about firing up the coffee pot (my newest favorite coffee hour is between 7pm and 9:30pm) since the baby is down for the night and I can finally relax after a very long day. I’ll have to tell about our adventures today, (buying and picking up a motorcycle in a thunder-storm with a tornado watch in effect from 2 hours away in Tennessee) but I’m just too pooped to get it all out right now. Let me just say….. fun – no it wasn’t.