Friday, September 6, 2013

Busy, busy

The days fly by during this time of year. There are too many places to be, school- and sport-related tasks for my little dude, garden items to harvest and preserve, a filthy home that begs for attention, a misbehaving cat who may or may not have an intestinal disorder, and the quiet but insistent footfalls of autumn as it nears...

I finished a couple of paintings recently—one a commission of a neighbor's pet kitty, and the other just for me because I liked it (a nuthatch, in case you're not familiar with that type of bird). I made salsa, twice. And froze some tomato sauce. Next on the list? Peeling apples for apple butter, in between layers of paint on an old wooden chest that needs a facelift.

And maybe, just maybe, I'll force myself to get registered on LinkedIn in an attempt to drum up some freelance proofreading. I so prefer the painting and preserving; if only those pastimes paid better. Sigh.


Facie said...

Beautiful paintings as always.

As for freelancing, I wish I had some connections in NYC. I have often said if I could find a few people/companies to work with there, they would probably be excited to pay higher than my rate; it would be a win-win for everyone.


Mel said...

thanks, facie! and yes, I hear you re: rates. still? you couldn't pay me to live there.