Getting up early and making lunches for the whole family. Attending classes and thinking about new things. Walking a lot more with a nice heavy pack on my back.
It all wears me out.
I take comfort in knowing that I will be fully adjusted in the next couple of weeks and won't think twice about all of this.
This weekend I didn't have to do homework becuase I worked hard this week, and got everything done by the end of the day on Friday. So instead we did domestic things around the house, did some shopping for art supplies (which is a constant thing in this house) and harvested the rest of the veggies in the garden and cleaned up the planting beds.
My plan is that cleaning up now means a lot less cleaning up in the spring before planting.
My mom and step-dad are coming over for supper tonight. We are having a family dinner, with the ulterior motive being to have leftovers for suppers during the week next week and easing off the cooking burden a bit for myself as well.
So really the end of the week was pretty great.
I also cleaned out my ArtFire Store this weekend and got rid of a lot of stuff that just wasn't selling. Clearly you can make some fun things, but if they only appeal to you then leaving them in a store for 3 years to sell is just taking up space.
I'm going to recycle, or reuse those pieces for something else - probably at school.
I have started to list some of the really beautiful prints that I made last year for sale. They are very limited editions (either of 5 or of 10) and I love them, but I can't house a hundred prints in my space. So I'm selling them in the hopes that they will find a new home, and that I can buy some more art supplies with the proceeds.
One of the first ones that I have listed is this really fun print called "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress" that is an etching using two processes and a collaged piece from the book of the same name by Robert Heinlein that I found about to be thrown out because the binding had given out. So I made space ships out of it. It seemed fitting.
This piece was made for my husband, but once again, how many can he hang in his office?
So, week one is done. Week two starts in 15 hours.
Naturally I'll be keeping you posted.