Stopped by today and realized that it has been a year since my last post! I think it is because I am on FB a lot.
I was not a great fan of FB but I got more involved as I started posting for the Auxiliary. I am one of the administrators on several FB pages with duties to post and monitor comments, etc. That takes about an hour each day, and now, I am about to take on another Auxiliary FB page for the Auxiliary at national level. It is a pretty big job and I am honored that they asked me. At any rate, it is the time demands by these other social media venues that keep me away from here. That, and I have been gone so long that I feel disconnected.
I have not been painting much but this year, I took a stab at miniatures. The lighthouse above is a watercolor just under four inches high. I don't have the right type of material to paint miniatures. The best surface is something called 'ivorene' but I refuse to spend the money to buy it as it is expensive. Instead, I apply gesso to watercolor paper and burnish it until it is smooth. For now, that works well enough.
I am getting closer to my sister even as the gulf between me and my son widens. His wife attacks me mercilessly which I do not understand. I've never done anything offensive to her. She acknowledges that but says it is because of how I treat my son.
In April I flew to Nebraska to visit my sister. I had to pay for my dog and my luggage, but because of my accumulated frequent flyer miles, the entire trip cost me less than $300. I wish I could see my grandsons, but when my son and his family came to Florida last year, they went to Disney World, only about an hour from me, but I was not allowed to see them. They were "too busy." So God is my witness, while I was not a perfect mother, I did NOT abuse my sons either! I do not deserve this treatment from them.
Life goes on.
I am getting my house in shape again- at least what I can afford to do. I desperately need a new roof but I cannot afford one. In the mean time, I am getting some of the landscaping replaced and the exterior painted... but I really need a new roof!
Here is another mini. A sea otter!