I made the deadline - totally moved out last week. Then I literally collapsed! I stayed in bed for 2 days! At the end, items were odd shaped and didn't fit in my boxes with lids, so they were "unstackable". So, these items ended up in our living room! Ugh! Yesterday I took these items up into the attic space in the garage (bumped my head about 5 times), so it looks more like a living room, and I have space to do yoga.
I've been resting a lot all week, but reading art books and art magazines. It is helping me get in the mood and excited about painting again. Tomorrow's visit to the Haggin Museum in Stockton, California, to attend the awards reception for the Pastel USA show should REALLY get me excited to paint! I am so looking forward to seeing the show and the fantastic works by outstanding artists! (I still can't believe my little painting will be there with them!).
On Sunday we will start looking for another home - a middle-size home - with a room for me to paint! Hurray! A "studio"!!! Then we will sell our little, cramped townhouse. This time, the moving can be more gradual - without a big rush - especially since we need to have a few repairs done on the townhouse before we put it on the market.
The weather here has been a windy April month. At times, gusts up to 50 mph. This weekend it is supposed to warm up to 70 degrees. My garden is starting to grow. The dormant roses are starting to leaf out. I fear two are dead - it was a harsh winter this year. The hollyhocks are already taking off, showing promise of a good year of flowers. So, by the time we put this townhouse up for sale, we should have a pretty backyard.
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