Friday, October 9, 2015

Catching Up

Well, hello, blog.
It's been a while.
It's been the longest I've ever not posted.
Friday rolls around every week and I'm surprised each time.
Friday again and I haven't blogged?
Good grief, I tell myself. What on earth could I possibly be doing instead of blogging?

First off, this house project has taken on a life of it's own.
We have been running marathon days getting bids nailed down and along with each bid comes a learning curve.

But we always look for fun along the way.

Do you know how many choices there are for casing?
And what the heck is casing?
It's the molding around your doors.
Pick one.

Then pick door knobs.

And figure out pricing on tile.
Which tile?
Pick one.

The vision is slowly coming into my head, but being such a visual learner, if I can't touch it and see it, I feel like many times I am playing pin the tail on the donkey!

Some how it turned into fall and became October and with that comes
National Down Syndrome Awareness Month.
If you follow me on Instagram, I'm posting there on this subject.
We are working and getting help and focusing on getting this love more and more independent.
Thank goodness for our team. At 21, she reminds me of myself at that age.
As in, I didn't think my parents knew ANYthing when I was at that stage.

Then there's art and Jesus.
Passionately pursing both in different ways.
Usually with coffee.

More journal time.

More reminders and smaller work.

Sometimes blank canvases,

and one glorious hour filling a whole canvas while at a workshop.

Throw in some dog sitting, working on eating clean and that's my month in a nutshell.

While my newest love is garlic mashed sweet potatoes, I was out so long yesterday figuring out tile, I embraced imperfection at a drive through with tacos and french fries.
Yes. It was good.

Thanks for catching up and Happy Friday!


  1. OH, my goodness! You are SO busy! What fun. Love your artwork, too.

  2. Wow, that IS a lot to be picking and choosing so many elements in renovations-and you have to think of each part and color so it all coordinates in the end. Glad you have team help and are able to still squeak in beautiful art and lettering!

  3. a great catch up and like you my mind freaks out a little bit at the choices in renovations etc... we are about to embark on a huge one so I am already dreading the brain overload that I will be facing... but it will be fun I am sure... glad you are still squeezing in some painting time and that all is well in the world... welcome back... you were missed

  4. The week comes so fast...I am always sucker punched by it too!! You are always missed...your fun unique perspective is always a weekly treat! Love all the photos and beautiful artwork!! Too many choices that's for sure...it's good when you know what you love that's for sure!! I look forward to the instagram piece!

    Hugs Giggles

  5. Wow you are so busy. Yes I have remodeled my house before and it does take on a life of it's own. LOL
    This is a great post and I enjoyed it very much.