The fact is that I'm still recovering. Instead of saying anything overly brilliant, I thought I'd just let some pictures speak for themselves.
G and I are enjoying spending time together and I even have time to pursue a small hobby.
G and I went shopping around town on Saturday. It was a beautiful, sunny day and we wanted to enjoy the sunshine. I don't think there was anything we were shopping for, but it was fun to tramp around our little town. We shopped, we had lunch, we had a great time.
|There are tons of cool signs painted in alleyways around town|
|This is the Ellensburg Bull. He's famous.|
|We were Christmas shopping downtown and an impromptu parade broke out. I missed a picture of Santa driving a wagon. Pretty awesome!|
|Beet and pear salad at our favorite Ellensburg venue, The Valley Cafe|
|I just liked this shot.|
|More neat older signs|
One of the things I swore I'd do once I finished my doctorate was to pursue my own artistic interests again. So I am. Now that the quarter is over, turning my brains to something a little creative makes me really happy. It's nice to unplug and lose myself in details.
|This guy is in progress- He'll be a pencil holder in my office|
|I'm going with Scandinavian designs on this one|
|I like how the front came out|
I think I'd like to move on to other projects: painting furniture. The small projects are nice but I have neat stencils and designs I'd like to make bigger. There are also a couple of unpainted furniture stores in Yakima that we'll go check out. I've done some staining and have rehabbed old furniture, but I'd like to take a stab at working with new or newer stuff. So readers, what are your thoughts/suggestions for painted furniture? I really do want to know!
Finally, I think I'm going to grow my hair out a bit. I've loved having it short and G strongly prefers it that way. However, I've almost always been able to put it in a ponytail and I think I'll get it at least that long again. A year is long enough for a cute, short 'do.
I say that now, but in six months I'll be sick of it and will cut it off again...
|It's already longer|
|It snowed for something like four minutes last Friday. I had to snap a shot.|