Saturday drives have been happening more and more often after I get off work at the shop. They give my husband and me something to look forward to each week (that he's not on call). It makes a nice buffer against the occasional (and frequently less) bad attitudes that walk in the door.
These little outings will be all the more critical when Saturday is my new Friday, starting next week! As this "shift in my shifts" occurs, I'm very much looking forward to a nearly 4-day stretch to allow this aging-but-still-willing body rest, while the mind plays with watercolors and whatever else needs playing with around the house. Anything is game to make our lives that much more comfortable and fun, while still getting my artwork and studies done!
Today that "play" has been birding. First thing this morning, my husband gave me the best news I could ask for - we're allowed to put bird feeders back up again! I was going to wait until it was warmer after lunch (woke up to barely 31 degrees Fahrenheit whew, c'mon spring you can do it!), but I couldn't. The above picture is how I'm laying out seed at the start now, knowing damn well that it'll become a crazy mess. They're already starting to come back, even just an hour after putting it up. I'm so excited to see them again, and hear their cute little chirpings!
I'll write about the latest project soon. Going to work on it now. 🖌️