In The Middle

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Labors of Love, Art & Earth

My first mosaic, finished!!

My first mosaic, finished!!

I took advantage of the beautiful weather last night, (cooler with no humidity) to spray a couple coats of sealant on my table. 

My husband made the comment (teasing as he does), “The flower isn’t centered.” 

 I came back (in my mind) with, “Neither are you.” 

 I didn’t do any measuring, I just freehanded and stuck stuff into adhesive.  All I know is this.  I was very centered when I made it and that’s all that matters!

 

I had to wait an hour for the sealant to dry, before I could re-apply.  I was already coated in bug spray, so I thought I might as well enjoy the weather and our deck.  I’m really getting into this book.  It’s an old book, like 1970’s but it actually seems timeless, like it could’ve been written yesterday.  I love it so far. 

What I'm Reading

What I'm Reading

Then, I had a thought.  I had this book in my hand when I got pulled aside at the airport on our last trip  and searched.  Probably not the best book to carry on an airplane, but who knows.  Perhaps it didn’t have anything to do with it. 

Check out that great tomato from our garden!


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Mosquitos, Mosaics and Yoga

Mosquitos are out, in full force.  We need to bale our yard.  The rain keeps coming and it looks like May here instead of July!  I’m covering a small patio table with beach glass.  It’s going to look pretty cool.  Spent the afternoon covered in bug spray laying out pieces of colored glass.  That’s the mosaics and the mosquito part.  The yoga part, another story.  I started a class a few months ago in a brand new “green” building in our city.  Beautiful studio, full of Pilates equipment.  Not enough space for a decent sized class.  Some people got a bad vibe from all the stuff.  Some people said it didn’t matter, that you can practice yoga in your bathroom.  True.  But in all honesty, if I’m paying $15 for a class, I prefer my room, well, roomier.  It’s been hit and miss, very sporadic.  I decided to drop it today.  Can’t pay to teach there.  I also make a trek all the way to the other side of town.  I prefer my yoga teaching in my little triangle, close to home.  Wait.  I now teach at four places close to home, so make that a square.  I’ll post a picture of my table top when I finish it.  If the weather stays this beautiful, it won’t take me long!


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Lake Taneycomo, Jelly & Dobro

Lake Taneycomo

Lake Taneycomo

I skipped out on teaching my yoga class yesterday morning.  It was a holiday weekend, so lots of people are doing other things, like being out of town.  We had no kids at our house this weekend, so my husband and I loaded up the boat and headed out to Lake Taneycomo.  It really reminds me of a wide river, not a lake.  And since the water is from the bottom of Table Rock Lake, it’s really cold.  Like 55 degrees cold.  Which means, when you get hot, you can’t jump in and swim.  But, you can go fast in your boat and freeze to death!  We had a great day with a haul of 18 trout.  You are only allowed to keep 8.  So we did.  We grilled them for dinner, they were awesome!  Later, we made black raspberry jelly from the berries picked from our yard.  We now have like 16 jars.  I just learned how to make it.  It’s actually really easy and doesn’t take that much time.  Just when you thought the day couldn’t get any better, I heard music flowing from our garage at 10 p.m.  My husband plays some music and the guy next door is in a band.  He brought his dobro over and my husband was playing his guitar.  What a totally busy in a wonderful way kind of day!  My life used to be busy, but it wasn’t what you would call full.  Yesterday was busy and full.  Doesn’t get any better than that!