Friday, August 22, 2014

New found freedom

My most recent adventure outside of San Antonio consisted of moving my youngest son to one city and then the next day moving my daughter to another city. We moved them into their apartments, took them out to dinner and then left for home. Now they will have to fend for themselves, cooking, cleaning and studying.

The house is quite now, and as I reflect on my life, it's been an amazing journey. It has also been a new and strange week for me. Considering that I had my first child just I turned 18, and then had two more children, my entire adult life revolved around raising them.  This is the first week that I have not had to come home directly from work and cook for more than myself and my husband. It feels strange, but in a good way. I am starting to feel a freedom that I never felt before. I even booked a trip in the middle of a school year!

As much as I miss the kids living at home, my new found freedom is going to be my new life adventure!



Sunday, August 10, 2014

Family time

I love relaxing mornings. Sipping coffee with family, talking and enjoying our time together.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Moving on

This summer has gone by so fast, it makes my head spin knowing that we are already in August and my kids are moving out next week. We haven't had a summer vacation, only spending time together  and shopping to prepare them for their move.

So, in a couple of weeks, when reality sinks in, and I will only have to cook for two, I will be forced to move on in the next part of my life. It would have been nice if I could just pick up and leave town for a few days, but it's not that easy. I have three cats and two dogs that I will need to make arrangements for or bring with me. Hmmm. I always thought (in my fantasy), that I would be in a sporty little red, two seat convertible, with the wind blowing through my hair and not a care in the world! NOT! Oh well, at least I can dream.

On the flip side, I will be joining  the San Antonio Glass Guild this month so I can get back in touch with the glass world and see some old friends, maybe even makes some new friends too.
I have also started on a new mosaic project this weekend, and hope to have it complete very soon.

Meanwhile, the high heat hasn't discouraged the flowers from blooming in my garden.

Monday, August 4, 2014


Sometimes in life I need a little motivation to get started.  This weekend was no different. Luckily for me, my daughter needed a new journal so we headed for the bookstore. While she was on the hunt for the perfect journal, I came across a book by Julia Cameron, "the Artist's Way Every Day". As I flipped through this daily guide book, I realized this was written for writers but could easily be applied to any type of artist. Each daily entry was a paragraph, so I figured I can handle reading with my morning coffee.  The entry for August 3rd, was about the willingness to be open as a student to learn. I love to learn new things, but I didn't expect to learn anything on a Sunday morning. I was wrong. I was going through the blogs I follow, and there was a post with a free Saturday online glass class from AAE Glass. Well, it turned out that it was free for 72 hours so I watched it and learned 3 new techniques. I was pretty excited about it!