Tuesday, January 6, 2009

New Year, New Hobby/Obsession, New Look

It's 2009!

Wait, just said that in the last post.

We are officially all back into our regular routine of school, work, cleaning, activities, etc. There is much to do and get ready for this first week back. L started back to dance and K has her second basketball practice Thursday and her first game Saturday. *That* should be interesting. Speaking of K, she had an appointment with the eye doctor this morning. She's been having daily headaches for awhile and I figured it was her eyes. Turns out, I was right, and K is the proud new owner of a nifty set of glasses.

K picked out a very stylish pair of women's frames. Between the simple, understated glasses and the smirk she has from trying to avoid the camera, doesn't she look older? The glasses make me think of Sarah Palin. K doesn't have to wear them all the time, just when she's reading or watching TV or stuff like that. Thankfully, she doesn't need them for basketball or softball so maybe they won't get broken nearly as often as mine did when I was young.

And speaking of me, I have discovered the ultimate in fun awesomeness. Last month I saw a float in a local parade for a place called Cajun Canvas. It was a pick-up covered with canvases painted with all kinds of fun pictures that they taught people how to paint. Like I said, awesome. I turned to Mr. at Home and said something along the lines of if he really loved me, he'd get me a gift certificate to there for Christmas. And, by golly, he does love me!

Last night a friend and I went out there equipped with Route 44 drinks from Sonic (she never knew those existed!) and a pizza. Because you never show up without the necessities. We ate, chatted with the owner, and then got started on our masterpiece. In 2 and a half hours, we went from blank white canvas to this.

Isn't it awesome? We had so. much. fun. Tracey and I laughed and chatted and compared and the teacher was amazing in how she could break it down into how to sketch the big details, mix the colors, load the brush, and put it all together. Absolutely anybody could do this. And it was *cheap* considering that they provided all the materials and expertise. The most huge incredible thing is that Mr. at Home was thinking way ahead and put enough money on the gift certificate that I can go again. Gosh, I love that man. So if you're interested, Tracey and I are both headed back there very soon and we'd love to have some others come with us.

1 comment:

Marybeth Whalen said...

Ok, I looked at the site and I am game! Let me know if you want to go on the 21st or the 28th-- I like the wine and the coffee ones. The wine would look great in my dining room and the coffee would be great in my kitchen! Seriously, I am interested...