Thursday, February 13, 2014

Planning Ahead is Overrated

K Man was like Mr. Incredible of the Valentine world this year.

Me: Don't you think you should start writing your Valentine's? This is Monday and Valentine's Day is on Friday.

Him: I've still got time.

Me: Okay it's Tuesday now so you only have tonight, tomorrow night and Thursday to write out the Valentines.

Him: I've still got time.

Me: Okay so Valentine's Day is tomorrow. It's 4:30 now and you go to bed at 8. We should probably get those Valentines written out.

Him: I've still got time.

We finally compromised and he wrote his name on 25 Valentines. No names in the "to" box. Still a lot of writing for the boy with dysgraphia...which is why I wanted him to start earlier so he could spread out the time. But, you know, he still had time.

Monday, February 10, 2014

New Addiction or Phase...Phase probably sounds better

There is a new-ish business in town where you go and drink wine or beer and follow along with an instructor to paint an easy-ish painting that you get to take home at the end of 2 1/2 hours. I went with a friend a couple of weeks ago and promptly went out and bought myself a tabletop easel, acrylics, and brushes. I'm now channeling my inner Bob Ross.

This was my first attempt at a painting on my own.
We have sky. We have water. Very blue.
 Then the moon showed up.
 And a tree sprouted from an island.
Not too bad for my first attempt.