Thursday, September 06, 2007

reason to celebrate: week one of another new start.

Oh great joy! I think this is an inkling of what it must feel like to be a mother with a day off from mothering. Louis, the lovable and rambunctious pup, went to work with V. today because the first Thursday of every month is "dog day." It never seems to work out because of holidays or business trips, but today it did...which is perfect because it is also my first Thursday of a new schedule. Unfortunately, I'll be adding Sunday to my work week in exchange for having a weekday to myself, but the vast expanse of "Thursday" stretches out before me with wondrous potential. I love my husband; I love my puppy--but no interruptions? Umm....heaven!

At the moment I'm sipping a lovely espresso in my troll cup (reserved for especially wonderful days). And after this wee little moment with you (dear blogging friends) I'm headed downtown on my bike with some paints and a camera. I'll stop at my favorite art store (the one that's independently owned, looks small from the outside, but stretches backwards into an art-filled infinity); then maybe the Center for Book Arts (oh, I love that place!); and somewhere along the lines I'll stop for coffee where there's outdoor seating, pull out the paints, and see what becomes of it.

I water colored while camping (as I hoped I would be able to) and being surrounded by so much endless nature made me think about the different environments that I find myself in. Sometimes I feel like I live with my feet in several different worlds all at once. It made me think about where I find comfort, inspiration, irritation. It made me think about what makes me feel the most alive--and I came to the conclusion that I am a woman of extremes. This can't be helped.

For now, I'm cutting this post short in order to enter this day a little bit further from home. I'll probably be back again later today. Why? Because I can! :) Oh glorious Thursday off!

later,
j.

9 comments:

martha said...

Have a Lovely Thursday. May your coffee be refreshing and your painting be lively.

Maddie said...

you made me laugh out loud
with your joy and enthusiam:)

go into that bright beaming day -
with your box of paints:)

hugs!

laundrygirl said...

sounds amazing!

Olivia said...

Have a GREAT creative day off, Jessie :)

Tammy said...

Welcome home! Enjoy ;)

Elizabeth said...

Glad you had a good camping trip and that you did get to do your watercolour painting. Can't wait to see the results...
Thank you muchly for the LOVELY compliment on my blog about me :-) Big smiles :-)


I know how you feel, son went back to school (new class) on Wednesday. I missed him a lot, but the time to myself... oh BLISS! Not being a coffee drinker I marked the occasion with a large hot chocolate, topped with whipped cream and a chocolate dunking stcik, in a favourite cafe. Yum!

Your new paintings are fantastic and I REALLY enjoy them, such positive energy! You are very talented too.

deirdre said...

Sounds like a wonderful, joyous day. And interuption free too - how good is that?

Anonymous said...

i thought about you this afternoon and wondered what you were doing with that expanse of time. i hope you had a lovely creative afternoon!
~ruby

tkg said...

oh i wanna see those watercolor creations...