Really, it's a bragging post, but I didn't want to write that straight off, lest you stopped reading.
'Cause Imma gonna let you you get back to your life, just as soon as I tell you this:
1. I am going back to school. Well, I hope to go back to school. IF I get accepted, get off the wait-list and get funding. That's a lot of "ifs" but I have faith. IF all goes well, I'll be studying Social Service Work at Loyalist College.
I am very, very excited and have been thinking about this for some time. It feels good when I wrap thoughts of study and learning around me - it feels right to be learning how to be helpful member of and asset to my community.
Now, if only I could kick the asses of all those potential students ahead of me, I'd be set!
2. When my Mum retired, she decided to try her hand at learning to paint. Water colours, to be precise. She soon moved onto to drawing and sketching to oil on canvas and without so much as a whisper of bias I can tell you this:
She. is. amazing.
Who knew? Certainly not Mum, who's as dazed by her awesome talent as we are, but who gamely creates beautiful works of art all the the time. In fact, she has so many pieces, my Dad convinced her to enter her (our) favourites into an exhibition north of Lakefield.
Shameless, absolutely shameless plug forthcoming:
It's worth the drive to Lakefield! Beginning this weekend, Mum's work (along with other artists') will be hanging at the Harbour Art Gallery (http://www.trentsevern.com/kawarthapark.cfm) all summer and you really ought to see it. Seriously. She does great work. Here, for example, is something she whipped up for my husband, for Father's Day:
Just like that. She does outdoor scenes, too. And the prettiest lighthouses. I'm just sayin'.
3. Matthew graduated from Kindergarten this morning. That's actually all I'm planning to say about it tonight. I'm saving all my tears and weepy "where'd-my-baby-gooooooo???"-ness for his last day, which is only six blog posts away.
You have been warned.
And you? Got any cool stuff going on that you'd like to
brag about share?