Updated: A lovely day

I took today off and spent most of it on a train to travel two states away for an art exhibit and to meet a friend. It was so worth it.

More tomorrow. So tired.


Morning! Let’s try this again. I basically passed out on the sofa last night. All the tireds and then emotionally spent as I’ve a medical bill mess to untangle but potentially it is fixable but it’s a problem for Monday. Here’s hoping to a kick-ass admin at the peds office.

So yesterday was lovely. So lovely. It was nice to do something that I’d have done pre-kids. Long solo train journey to an art exhibit (Yale Museum of Art had an exhibit on Roman Art in the Provinces) and this time with the added bonus of meeting a friend.

Yale has a rather extensive art collection. They’ve re-done their building and it’s wonderful. Well worth a visit and walkable from the train station.


The train journey was perfect alone time. I finished my current book (J a novel which was so-so), started another and then knitted and listened to Imperium as my audiobook.

Zoey wanted to know if I was lonely. Not really.


Sliding towards the weekend

We had a day of leaf art (like many of my friends this week ahead of art exchanges) and baking. I’d hoped to get on with some Christmas sewing but I had to bake all the things: pita bread, apple oatmeal cookies and pizza.





We tried a few different techniques with the leaves but the printing really gripped them. Though complaints that we are running low on watercolors… They are getting more for Christmas so it’s pick another color or share a palette till then.

We had some help on the baking front. Best friends Pooh and Eeyore pitched in.


Ready for the weekend, and looking forward to the short week ahead with Thanksgiving next week. Our first Thanksgiving as Americans!

Drawing skateboards

We spent a large chunk of today outside: playing, drawing and football! It’s warm and not humid at the moment so embracing all the time outside.


Whilst I was working on my Latin they got on with drawing. It was interesting seeing how their drawings developed through copying and helping each other. Zoey told me she was drawing a skateboard:


Nomi decided she would draw skateboards too. One for her, Zoey and Daddy. She outlined and then colored them in.


Both girls were happily looking at each other’s drawings, and are not in the least bit bothered by copying at this age. Zoey went to draw again and Nomi told her it needed four wheels so Zoey drew these skateboards:


It’s really nice seeing them work together yet separately.

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