Sunday, August 23, 2015

Summer's End

Our summer's in upstate New York are short.  Way too short.  This is my second summer being unable to do anything because I am caring for dad.  No swimming, no picnics, no horse races, and the list goes on.  That said I just cannot let it slip past without finding a way to enjoy it so I have gotten into the habit of spending a few hours sitting on the porch every day.  I set up a little table and some chairs right in front of the living room window .  This way I can just turn my head and peak in at dad every few minutes.  His armchair that he lives in all day is directly across the room in front of this window.  So being able to see him I can get up and go in when he needs me or I see him getting out of his chair.  Otherwise I can sit out there and enjoy the sun and heat and sometimes a breeze that allows my mom's windchimes to tinkle.  Over the last few weeks I have been working on this bead embroidered painting while enjoying my porch time.  Took a while but the only time I have worked on it is while sitting out there.  It is finished and I have exactly one canvas left in my supplies so I think I will pick a sketch and start another.  I can't think of a better way to enjoy the weather and be outside while accomplishing something besides!  Hope your enjoying the weekend!

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