Monday, December 20, 2010

Quiet During Rain and Foggy Mists

It's been raining a lot. I guess it's in the news, especially the rain in SoCal, but here in Central California in the Mountains we've had our share. It's dreary and keeps me inside.

My driveway was strewn with tree debris today after the storm and now another front is on it's way to dump even more rain on us. We are grateful for the rain though filling up our water tanks.

I ventured to town expecting there might be some road issues, but the trees had been cut and cleared and the roads were fine. I made it to the fabric store and the grocery store but the shopping was mayhem. Irate, horn honking drivers who switched lanes without blinkers and sometimes without looking. The wait in lines was very long and I arrived back home exhausted several hours later than I expected.

During these storms I find it's a time to do quiet work. I've been busy with some new class proposals for upcoming retreats. Here is what my desk looks like so you get an idea of what the project is. I've also been doing some nuno felting in my studio and I will take pictures of those pieces in the next day or two.

I've got a pot of ham and beans on the stove and I need to make the spinach salad and cornbread soon to go with.

Hoping everyone has wonderful holidays!


Jomama said...

That's the RIGHT way to spend a rainy day...not out at the mall fighting crowds doing Christmas shopping. Good for you.

Joanne Huffman said...

Sorry about the shopping part. But your tie has certainly been well spent in your studio. Your flowers are amazingly beautiful. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you!