Sunday, April 29, 2007


Got this idea from my kids, Zatarains rice--big box
2 or three cans of dark beans, I used red and black
package of turkey smoked sausage (avoid if you are a vegetarian)
1 little can of tomatoes and green chilis-- so good

Did You Ever

arrive at Walmart and discover that your memory card was not in your camera? Then your remembered it was in some pants pocket that had been through the laundry? heart palpitations. This had some photos I had taken of students to use in their self-portraits and I sure didn't want to lose any more class time doing this over. I came home to search the lint traps and the pockets of freshly washed capris, or peddle pushers, whatever your generation calls them, and voila!! there it was in an empty bucket in front of the washing machine where it had fallen out as I was loading the washer. Whew, good save.


How is it that I type away like mad and have a full page of writing, then look up and it is all gone but one half of a sentence? grr. Hey little brother-- or daughter, what shortcut key am I unknowingly hitting? Anyway, this was a short tome on how beautiful and fully packed yesterday was with art studios, old friends, new restaraunt.. I will be back later. Today I must hobble down on my aching knees and do some work in my room.

Sunday, April 8, 2007

Spring Break Ends

A week of babysitting for a charming boy who is really the smartest and the cutest boy on the planet is how I spent my spring break. The only thing that went wrong was the weather! I did not take jeans or a coat---big mistake. We were trapped inside by below freezing temps day and night all week. He really was lovely all week until Saturday morning when he knew it was Daddy's day to stay home and he fell apart. Amazing how they have that clock inside them that tells them the weekly schedule. Henry builds towers and castles and lines up his big sized-trucks in long trains where he plays totally involved for long periods of time. I took along art supplies this time and did a few, very few drawings, including some handmade cards for my granddaughters who live in the wild west.

On the way home, I listened to Mahmet Oz interview an amazing man on contemplative prayer. father or brother Richard Rohr. I am ordering some books or CD's for us. I recommend listening to him for anyone on a spiritual journey. Usually I don't like how sessions on Oprah and Friends repeat, but I am looking forward to listening to Rohr again this week on my way to work. Of course, this will be the time I don't hear a repeat!