Monday, October 25, 2010
I don't like Mondays (tell me why)
Last week my sister came up from Minnesota and we attended JTMM's funeral. Over a thousand people attended, and my Dad was an honourary pallbearer. It's all too unreal - Jim has always been there, and now suddenly, he's not. I painted this large abstract landscape during this last week, and although I've titled it '103 Miles to Chicago' it sorta reminds me of the autumn mornings when Jim & Dad would go out hunting.
This morning brought more news from Mum - another life-long friend is in the hospital, along with a new friend who had a mild heart attack, and my favourite Auntie needs to have an angiogram. (sigh)
I'm heading off in two days to Minnesota to spend a week with my sister and her kids, and in the thick of things up here preparing for my trip I've gotten a whopper of a headache and have been kinda grumpy for the past couple days. The snow on the ground today didn't help either!
But then, just as I was planning on grumbling some more, the lady at Staples re-did my botched print order for free, along with two extra pages! And then the guy in front of me at Starbucks bought me my Chai - and apparently does this all the time - lucky for me I was behind him in line. So although there is a lot of clouds lately, there is also a silver lining (every once in a while).