I missed Tara‘s Weekend Update link-up yesterday and I’m so disappointed! It was a hectic weekend–even crazier and busier than usual, which is saying something. I just couldn’t get it together well enough to write a blog post, so here I am, on a Tuesday, without anything to show for the weekend.
Because I’m still swamped with holiday-prep, work, and life in general, I can’t get a real blog post together, so I’m going to give you a peek of what I’ve been up to over the last several days via photos and captions. A phone-dump, if you will.
But at least I’m posting something, right? Can I get partial credit on my blogger exam?
Snow: One of my favorite scenes from “The Nutcracker.”
The weekend wasn’t all about “The Nutcracker.” My son and I ran into our favorite jolly old elf at the grocery store.
I went with a group to Art Studio 27 for a “sip and paint” session where one drinks wine and then
tries to paints a picture.
My adorable friend Angie owns it. That’s her, pouring the wine. In addition to being a skilled wine pourer, she’s a talented artists. Those are some of her paintings hanging behind her right arm and shoulder.
We were tasked with painting a bird hanging out on a wintry branch. As you can see, I was dubious about how my piece would turn out. Angie was patient and explained things well, step-by-step, but I was still anxious.
In the end, my painting turned out pretty well. The bird’s head is disproportionately large (much like its creator–me), but otherwise I think I did okay! I attribute the fact that this doesn’t look like a 3-year-old’s finger painting to Angie’s teaching abilities.
So that’s what I’ve been up to, for the most part. I left out the boring stuff–like working, doing laundry, sleeping, etc.–but I don’t think you miss that. Here’s hoping things calm down around here enough for me to compose a regular blog post this week. ‘Tis the season, right?
Have you been busy getting ready for the holidays? What are some of your tips for taking a step back from the holiday madness?