And in other news...
I’m sitting here in southern Idaho, waiting for the grass to defrost. I had a nice little break in January when I flew to Louisiana to present at the Louisiana Council for Exceptional Children conference. (Met some wonderful people and tried some hushpuppies!) I’m heading to Montana soon to attend the Apricot Lane, Missoula Grand Opening. And then I hope to hide out in my studio and create to my heart’s content! (In between laundry, dishes, and the desperate scramble to find something for dinner that is healthy enough to ease my conscience and yet simple enough to prepare in fifteen minutes or less.)
Oh, and soccer season! Which, around here, is turning into a twelve-months-a-year, all-season sport--at least with my daughter “Pandora” (I always use the pseudonyms I use in my books when I talk about my children). Wish me luck on the weather. It was well into May last year and I was still bundled up in my Eskimo coat, mittens, quilts, and warm socks to watch a game in blizzard weather.
My current favorite things are:
Sketch books, my around-the-house hoodie, and the old record player and cabinet we just found at a yard sale.
By the way...
Kudos to my sister Sheila who manages Charbonneau’s Chocolates, which is also becoming a member of the Apricot Lane family.
And a shout out to...
Ellie Brown, who is probably dog-tired at this point in time because she’s running around making everyone’s life just a little sweeter--and to Teen Challenge Montana, which is one of Miss Ellie’s causes.
A halloo and a thank you to John Martinez, my brother-in-law, who saved my sorry, tech-challenged self and helped me move forward with this website.