I think I will blame typepad for my lack of posts lately. They "upgraded" their service, and it is slowing me down. I am having to re- learn stuff, and I didn't really want to. I just want it as it was- I could pop in and in moments have my post as I want it, and now I am searching and struggling, and obviously complaining. O.k. enough complaining ( but I reserve the right to continue at any time). What's new? Still struggling with art projects- there is something on the tip of my brain and I just can't quite see it to make it yet, I only see parts of it. So, I go into my studio, and walk around and touch stuff and think I am on to something- and then realize that I am not and I leave. I decided to make myself a list for this weekend, so that my mopey popo-ness wouldn't eat all my time and that has been very very good. I did get the bathroom clean ( walls and everything), and I did finish my bark project. Oh- the bark project?? Yes, that involved carrying 20, 65 pound bags of bark ( o.k. that is just an estimated weight) up 30 stairs. It has taken me easily a month because some weekends I moved none. I have also set up my pool (YIPPEE !!! ) and done I think 102 loads of laundry. We are a dirty couple. H and I hauled out the wood chipper and finally dealt with a huge pile of bramble, and I weedwhacked part of the yard. 5 hours in the yard will change your outlook in general. My back is screwed, but my outlook is pretty great right now. Also- I have started the next session of dance classes. I decided to take the 101 class again just for more dance time, and I am in 102 as well. I love it, it is so dang fun. We have a good group of people in both classes. That pretty much covers it for now- I am off for a date with my couch- I will leave you with this picture actually taken in my car, some flowers I took to a friend. I love peonies.