Art class tonight

Art class tonight was very productive. I managed to paint my hand, arm and pants… all different colors. I was aiming for the canvas.

I also got through several hours of my audiobook. I managed to do it without laughing out loud or arguing with the author tonight. My classmates know what a big accomplishment that is.

I didn’t finish a painting, but I’m more than halfway through the current one. I have plans for finishing the one I’m nearly finished with. That must count for something, right?

International night

My daughter’s dance troop was asked to perform at international night at an elementary school.

There were several other dance troops there.

This was part of the Tahitian group that included my friend’s daughter. I hadn’t seen my friend in quite a while, so it was nice to catch up a bit.

This is part of the Hawaiian troop that one of my daughter’s instructors dances with.

The performances went smoothly, other than a few technical difficulties with the music and microphone.

Shazam

I had little on yesterday’s agenda, and Shazam was playing nearby, so I decided to take myself to the movies.

The movie was cute. It wasn’t the same as when I was a kid watching it on Saturday morning cartoons, but I laughed a lot and followed the action.

After the movie, I stopped at Starbucks then at the book store. I browsed for a long time. Independent book stores are great. I always want to buy them out. Today, the employees were discussing an upcoming contest involving guessing how many objects are in a jar. One was arguing that they can’t do that because someone can do the math and figure out the exact amount. No one is going to do that was the argument back. I pitched in my two cents. These are readers, not mathematicians, plus no one is going to take the trouble to figure it out mathematically.

I took the train home. I got to the station and just missed a train. I looked at the board and there was nothing listed for upcoming trains for my line. I was really confused. I went up to the board that showed each train and where it was on the line. There was a train about 8 stops away. And one ten stops away. “29 minute wait.” Something was definitely wrong with the system. I watched the train move closer and closer. It arrived about fifteen minutes after I arrived at the station. So much for 29 minutes. On the way home, the drive was smooth, other than the driver stopping at a stop that isn’t a stop anymore. Scenic route, I guess.

It was a nice, mostly uneventful day. I should have more of those.

What are you reading Wednesday

I am still working on Where the Crawdads Sing on audiobook. I am about halfway finished. It’s getting really good.

I am getting well into Where’d you go, Bernadette? I may finish it today or tomorrow.

I have two ARC books to finish by the weekend. Estimated time by the author is three hours. I think I can get at least one done.

Gardening supply store

Black pansies.

My daughter and I stopped at the gardening supply store over the weekend. She loves to look at every plant and stone and takes forever.

After we’d been there about fifteen minutes, I attracted the attention of the staff. She wanted to know if she could help. I requested that she wave her wand and hurry my daughter up. She said she can’t do that, but she could offer me a chair in the shade. Sounded good to me!

I have a feeling we’ll be back. At least I’ll know where the chairs are next time.

Art club today

At art club today, we drew words to work on a surreal picture. Unfortunately, it was a quick pencil sketch and I couldn’t get a decent photo of it.

I drew the words cat, eye, and fish. So I came up with this. A fish bowl with a castle with eyes and a guard cat. Fish with eye bodies and fish with cat heads swim in it. We had only twenty minutes to come up with it, so I think it’s pretty good for the amount of time I had with my minimal drawing skills.

I am doing my best to not become president or vice president of the club. The advisor realizes that I have the skills to organize the group, but I know I don’t have the time. I have been practicing my “No” responses.