I just want to say that time really needs to sloooooooooow down! It is going entirely too fast and I'm having difficulty keeping up with everything! I think that's another reason why I try so hard to be methodical with my weekly blog. Time is fleeting and I want to remember as much as possible. This entire experience of returning to school is STILL dreamlike, even though it's now been 3 years. Right?!! Three. Years. Crazy huh? But I'm doing it step by step and remembering to be grateful along the way.
This week was Thanksgiving, and now the world ramps up to the craziest time of the year. I know, I know...there are people who thoroughly enjoy every last moment of Christmas. I am (perhaps sadly about it too) not one of them. I just don't get the commercialism, the lack of respect for fellow man to make sure you have everything on your list, the lack of taking a pause to be grateful in the moment.... All of it. I am so grateful for my dad and everything he does to support me with school and art. I make sure I show him every day. Not just buying him something once a year to show him. And honestly, there's nothing that I can buy that would ever be something that he couldn't already get himself. Stuff is just stuff. You can't take it with you. It brings momentary pleasure before it starts collecting dust. I know this all sounds horribly cynical, but bottom line, it's the truth. It really hit me as he and I were cooking this past week, and in the middle of doing something he had to sit down. And by the time I left, he was exhausted and couldn't get out of his chair to walk me out. It makes these moments together all the more poignant and important to be together while we can. When he texts me later to thank me for such a wonderful dinner...well, that's my gift right there.
It looks like my art show is definitely on! Dates will be December 2-30, with set up on the 1st and take down the 31st. I'm super excited. And hoping that I don't forget anything in the craziness. Ha! I'm sure I will. Let's just hope it's not something critical. Speaking of the show, I must run for now. I have to prepare signage for all the pieces and prepare an artist's statement etc. I'm sure I'll have stories to tell next weekend on how the "Great Show Hanging" went. Fingers crossed for me everyone! I'll need some positive thoughts to get this done! :)
Have a wonderful week everyone. Do something nice for someone!