Our bed is very high, and I am short...so I use a stool to get in bed. That means Gucci can jump up there easily.
Phoebe, on the other hand, does not have the same springs and needs to be lifted. They both told me how much they love the newly decorated bedroom and snoozing there.
Time to do chores tho, so they had to get rolling. It was a mild morning...very grey.
Gary came out and helped me clean a couple of stalls. His walking partner is out of town so he was back at the farm early.
Everything was set by a little after 9, when an electrician showed up to make a couple of changes in our bedroom.
I am making a real effort to simplify things around here, so I had a lot to put away or dispose of. Each time Gary paints a room, I will get rid of more stuff. The next room is the library, and we have hundreds and hundreds of books...just packing it up is going to be a major chore.
We met Jenny and Cooper at 11:30 down at the Golden Eagle for lunch.
Cooper put on Grampa's hat so he could pretend he was Indiana Jones.
Got home in time to vacuum and get ready for my class.
Look at what Donna brought....a cherry pie from Sweetie Pie's (a bakery in Chili). Every once in awhile we have a special treat and this was one of those days. I just happened to have some vanilla ice cream...first things first.
Mel showed up with two pieces he completed during the last week. This cardinal, in colored pencil...
and a water color. He has been busy!
Donna brought in some samples of the cards she is making...sometime she will lead us in a paper card making session.
My students are such multi taskers...they can eat, drink tea and work...all at the same time.
Sandy's pastel pencil horse is starting to take shape.
Donna has started painting a watercolor of her daughter's barn.
Colm worked on a drawing of a lion. I so admire his style.
Tina started on a drawing of bunnies...
Dick worked on an acrylic painting he started a long time ago.
Here is another drawing from Colm. All you horse people would love to have him do a portrait of your horse.
Tina and Sandy bring little treats for Phoebe and Gucci.
They have to work to get them.
Dick brought in several pieces for our upcoming show.
His acrylic painting of an iris...
and the barn painting he finished a few weeks ago.
Dick is a retired Prof from SUNY Brockport, where he taught Criminal Justice. His wife gave him art lessons with me as a gift, and he has been coming here off and on for years. It has been such fun watching him develop...he has a real style now.
Around 4pm, I took a nap. Somtimes that doesn't work too well and I get up groggy. There is no reason for me not to rest during the day, but 99.9% of the time I don't. Why not?
I didn't go out to the barn until after 5:30. Hay and water were all set up, so all I had to do was grain and paddock picking.
Got all the ponies tucked in and it was pretty dark when I got back to the house.
Dinner? Leftover pasta and a tomato salad.
I keep getting sucked in to watching the Olympics. It's like a marathon isn't it?
The word is that a big storm is coming our way about Thursday...maybe a foot of snow.
Over and out. Night all.