Thursday, March 29, 2007

i really am here

i know i know i have been a terrible blogger and blog friend lately-- I made it through my way over-full sloshing over the sides week (which only was further complicated by a tragedy in the lives of some close friends and a few other unexpected events). Despite all of that, I made it through kids night out at school, finished sewing my dress, finished a painting, taught my last after school painting class for the year, finished all the gift baskets, had fun at the town ed foundation auction and now my mom is here visiting (so i am trying to use every precious moment!)- our plan was of course to whip my sorry house into shape after some serious trauma forced upon it by the ever active almost 2 yr old smart baby and to help it recover from the serious neglect I had shown it as of late. So I have been spending my days cleaning everything out from under bathroom sinks, sorting through those piles that seem to spontaneously appear, revamping laundry room closets, spring clothes clean out, food storage shelf redo, etc. This cleaning extravaganza was interrupted slightly by a phone call yesterday at 1pm (you should know when the caller id shows it is the school -that you afternoon is about to be shot) Smart son was running a fever and needed to be picked up- so we have the coughing and fever action going on here- So I will probably be scarce for the next week or so as i continue to use my every moment of maternal assistance on behalf of my house and sick kids-anyway stay tuned

6 comments:

Sarah said...

I like the painting. Do you usually frame with or without a mat? Or does it depend on the artwork? Thanks for the advice!

Zoe said...

Woo wee! Sexy picture!! I am sorry that there has been tragedy around you. I hope that everyone is okay. How fun to have your mom visit. Mine just left after a 2 week visit! I hope that you had fun!

smart mama said...

sarah- if it is acrylic/oil on stretched canvas no mat or glass -just frame--if it is on paper- mat and glass then frame are the general rules

zoe- moms rock!

Andy said...

CUTE shoes! (Dress is cute too.) It's just that I'm...well... a shoe sort of gal.

Sarah said...

Thanks, Smart Mama!

Aubrey said...

what a beautiful painting!

no worries, we all have busy lives, but you win the prize of the busiest!!

have fun with your mom and i hope smartson isn't TOO sick. poor guy!