I haven't had such a stressful and weird period in my life since 1998. Thank goodness the worst seems to be over.
This is the longest I have gone without blogging, too. I was able to pop in periodically to check on everyone else's blogs, but my stagnated waiting for me to have time to sit down. Oy!
Here I sit. FINALLY
Everything in my life came to a head all at once. All three of the kids' activities went through the roof, obligations loomed, a friend passed away suddenly...
..and then there was THIS.
THIS is Cookie. She is a good girl, but she came to us with a lot of "un-learning" to do. And, if you are in any way familiar with Basset Hounds, you know that they can be a little...um....stubborn.
So, for almost two weeks, we have been working and working on making Cookie a dog that is comfortable and well adjusted. A few more tweaks and we'll be there.
It's a good thing that she's cute! Have you ever heard a Basset?
They don't bark; they BAY!
Oh Yeah! I almost forgot to mention....This was one of the "kid related" projects that set me back a bit. I was to paint coconuts for a dance.
68 coconuts. Sixty-eight.
Luckily, I actually enjoyed this one! It was a hoot. How often in life does one get to paint coconuts?The tricky part was finding time to do it when my daughter wasn't home, as it was supposed to be a surprise.
Luckily, it all worked out in the end.
Hopefully, I am back to stay. I was able to finish up some commission work, thanks to the patience and kindness of my patrons, and I should be able to roll along until the end of the school year. (No more commissions until July, though. Too many other obligations on the table.)
Until next time, happy treading water! Keep those heads up!