First off, let say this day was the day of the incessant telephone and doorbell. I was out most of the morning but from the time I stepped foot in the door, something was ringing. It got to the point where I actually yelled as I answered the phone. I was just trying to get things done, have a little studio time. But when you have a small child out of the house, well, you just can't let it ring. Anyway...I was wondering this morning what the average life span of a cotton shirt should be. I have a favorite long sleeve t-shirt. It's an LLBean, an ultrasoft seafoam colored lovely. I bought it on a bit of a spree about a year and a half ago when my last job position was moved to the company's Toronto address, knowing I would be spending a lot of time at home and soon wouldn't have much extra money for clothes for me. And I've worn it plenty - at first it was probably once a week - when it was clean! Then after the novelty wore off it was probably every other week. Yesterday when I put it on it was suddenly shapeless, stretched and although still comfortable, it has now been relegated to the pile of things to wear when I am not going past the garden gate. I guess I expected more from it, since it was LL Bean and not that cheap. I like to buy quality over quantity as much as I can. Maybe I'm in mourning or denial but I am kind of ticked that's the end of that, like the old song, "is that all there is...is that all there is...if that's all there is my friend, then let's keep dancing, bring out the booze and have a ball". I always liked that song and, despite popular belief to the contrary, it really has nothing to do with the invitation to go on a bender.
Riley past a milestone today and I was without my camera. At the park after school he got on the swing, started pumping and got up and swinging high without a push. *sigh* I was so happy for him, he has struggled with that talent since last summer and it finally all came together. And then he started jumping off, mid air. *groan*
And the cherry blossoms are out, really out there now. Testimony to that fact is my allergy to those beauties. Check it out:
August 2017 – Ten-Minute Art – 14
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