Although we will have mostly sunny skies, the temps will be dropping from the 70's into the 60's. That's fine with me. I neglected to take advantage of the sunny warm days to hang sheets on the line to dry, but I'll get them out there someway.
Today I hung the remaining 3 paintings in the kitchen. Click on the picture to enlarge it.
I've made a lot of mistakes in these paintings, but it's good for me to see them together and up close. I hope I can remedy what I'm doing wrong in future efforts. They are really just my first try, although as I struggle with the Irish farmhouse I feel like it's the first time I ever looked at paints and a brush. I think I did fairly well on the house, but the surrounding area is giving me fits!
While I like a challenge, I think I should stick with the smaller efforts such as those I hung in the kitchen, for a while at least. I'm not thinking of doing more subjects from my fridge, but maybe plants, leaves, and such. I probably need to take some walks outdoors with my camera and see what little items I can try to paint.
After my walk at the gym I returned the case of Ensure to Costco this morning and did a quick run through the store - I ended up with a gallon of their ice cream, plus a package of some crepes rolled up around hazelnut chocolate. I ate one when I got home and it isn't bad, although it isn't as incredible as I thought it would be. I will enjoy them once in a while and it's a better substitute for calories than Ensure! That's the way I look at the ice cream.
I also filled the gas tank as I was running on the last gallon! I hadn't checked Costco's price lately and was pleased to find it at $2.19/gal. The Shell station at the corner of my street is still at $2.60, while for some reason Chevron across the corner is $2.75. What marvelous additive could they have to warrant a 15 cent a gallon increase over Shell's price!
The moon last night was really a beauty. I got my first glimpse of it in the eastern sky when Donald & Jeannie picked me up to go to Straw Hat. When I went to bed later on it was shining through my window and onto my pillow which made me feel so good!
I can't remember if I posted anything about Straw Hat when I got home last night, but it was great, as always. There were two big groups there but we had no trouble finding a big table for ourselves. One group seemed to be young soccer players, and the other was probably a large family group. I love how free the kids can be to have a good time there. If they talk a little loud, then nobody worries about it - there are usually adults talking a little loud as well. It is truly a family place and it's our good luck they have superb pizza, salad bar, and several beers on tap!
I've rambled on enough for today. Tomorrow is my last art lesson, so I may not get a blog posted. I wish there was a true "class" nearby I could attend and learn from scratch, but as it is there are lots of Youtube videos I watch and learn from. Some are so bad I click them off after 2 or 3 minutes!