Just another Saturday that has gone by way too fast. I realized this morning that I didn't feel like knocking myself out over anything - I did enough of that yesterday. I did a load of laundry, line dried, and folded it, and that makes me feel virtuous enough!
I was talking to Ara on the phone when the electricity (which means no water as well) went off in the entire Park. A little over an hour later it is now back on, but I passed the stage where I feel like cooking dinner, a shame because I had everything ready to start. I opened the fridge quickly and retrieved a bottle of beer, got out a bag of cheese puffs, and may fix a turkey sandwich a little later, or maybe not.
Ara says "thank you" for the birthday wishes in my comment section. She and a friend have been rafting, biking, camping, etc., in the Ozarks and I want photos! She said something about the fact that she doesn't take many photos. I thought everyone with a smart phone took pictures incessantly!
I just looked out the window and the sunset this evening is beyond words. I wish I could paint those colors.
The planes practiced a little today, but not as much as I thought they would. There were a couple of breath-taking maneuvers though. Would you believe that neither of my cameras would take a photo?
It is so much cooler today and I hope we are past the sizzling summer so common in Sacramento. We might even get a bit of rain by Sunday. I'm going to enjoy sleeping tonight with the cold breeze blowing in through my window.
I just looked outside again and couldn't believe the colors. It looks like a Bob Ross painting with the palm trees silhouetted against the beautiful sky with all shades of red streaks. I did run out with one of the cameras, and I can tell that the colors are going to be drab. Some things you just have to store in your memory.
I've just about decided that I'm going to set the painting aside as whatever I do to it now is not going to be an enhancement. I plan to use some small 5x7 canvas boards and am looking for easy, uncluttered pictures as subjects, but having a difficult time finding anything. I looked at the magazine racks at Michael's this morning but they aren't the type of thing I'm hoping to find. I think I'd like to paint a flower, or a piece of pottery, or just something more simple where I'm not so attached to the colors. I need a rest from the one I started on, and a couple of weeks doing the small and simple scenes will get me back on track, I hope.
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