Kahlo at the DeYoung

Kahlo exhibit opening

I have been waiting for things to start opening in my area. Nothing has been open for months. Last week, things have slowly been opening, including hair salons and gyms.

I got the email that one of the museums will be opening soon. One of the first exhibits is Frida Kahlo, as mentioned in the above linked article. I thought I’d missed it when the museum closed. I’m so excited. Hopefully, I’ll be able to get there and start my adventures again soon.

Picking Up Stuff from School

When we suspected that school might be closing back in mid March, my daughter and I took most of our stuff out of the cubbies at school.  We left a few paintings behind, thinking that we’d be back in a few days.   We also had paintings on display in the student building.

Once we went to Zoom, we asked the instructor a few times about when we’d be able to get in and retrieve our belongings.  “The dean will contact you.”

During the final Zoom meeting, we were told that we’d be contacted during the first week of June to get the paintings that were on display in the student building.  What about the stuff that is in the cubbies?   No response.

Last night, June 26, we were FINALLY contacted about getting the paintings that had been on display.  No word about the stuff in the cubbies.   I scheduled my time and asked about getting ALL of our stuff.   “Yes.  But you have to sort it out yourself because I don’t have any idea what’s yours.”

Well, at least I have a day and time that I should be getting everything.  Finally.   Fingers crossed. 

Bookshelf inserts

Bookshelf inserts

I was looking at the bookshelf inserts in the above linked article. I decided that I wanted one. They are adorable! Then, I started looking at prices. Nope. Not happening. While they are beautiful, I just can’t justify spending that much money on decorations for my book stack. I still enjoy looking at the photos of them, though.

Quarantine Barbie

Quarantine Barbie

The above linked article tells about blogger Tanya Ruiz, http://ronandtonyaruiz.com/, and the Barbie sets she designs.

She started out giving talks about body image and about how Barbie gives children a warped image of what’s normal.

When her grandchildren found the box of items from her talks, she went on a quest with the grandchildren to find Barbie dolls that look like each member of the family.

She started making custom Barbie sets. Many of them are shown on her blog and on her Instagram page. They are funny and very creative. She did a beautiful job of capturing the way life really is, and not just the way it is in Barbie’s world.

@grandmagetsreal is where you can follow her on Instagram.

Finishing books

I am finally getting to the point where I am able to finish some books! I haven’t gotten around to writing the reviews, so I haven’t posted them here yet. I hope to in the next day or two.

I have completed 56 of my goal of 100 books this year. Most of them were actually in January and February. I am glad I got ahead back when I was feeling like reading. It’s been difficult to concentrate on reading when there is so much of everything else going on in my head.

I am lucky enough to have been working at work, and not solely in the house. I have been doing the household errands for family members while I am out, so that not everyone is going out. One person making one trip to the grocery store for three households is much better than three people going out. Especially if those households have elderly people. Plus, I know it’s done correctly if I do it. (Yes, I am a Virgo, for those who believe in that.)

I am still trying to finish up my painting class for this semester. Zoom meetings twice a week break up my schedule.

I feel like I’m handling the shelter in place fairly well on most days. I just wish I could get more reading done. I know it’ll come back, since I’m getting there slowly.