Today I worked at a family friend’s art gallery . . . it was pretty interesting. Not very busy, but I got to help people choose mats and frames for their artwork, which was a lot of fun. Apparently I have an eye for colour, which made me proud. One couple brought in an absolutely stunning 11×14 picture of a Monkshead flower (up close, with dew drops on it, in vibrant purples with green foliage). It was so interesting picking out matting and frames to enhance the beauty of the picture. I enjoyed my day, and I will be going back to help out again in a couple of weeks. Because it wasn’t too busy, I got the chance to read some of my Risk Management textbook, and so far I seem to understand it. So that’s good . . . hopefully once the assignment is posted, I still understand it all 😉
When I got home, I took the dogs outside to play fetch. This runs the wigglies out of them, and I get to enjoy the fresh air. Well, at first my niece Kenzie was helping me, by throwing a separate toy for Billy. Well then my mom brought my other niece out (Tashie), and we had a rousing game of soccer. Somehow it was 3 on 1, with my mom, Kenzie and Tashie all taking me on. I should be sore in places I never knew I had by the time tomorrow rolls around 🙂 But it was good exercise, and I should sleep soundly tonight. The dogs enjoyed it too, so it was really a family affair.
Then we came in and enjoyed birthday treats, to celebrate Farley’s 7th birthday. Mom bought birthday hats for everyone (at my request), and she had picked up some wonderful treats in Denver too. Asking for a sit stay from an eager 13 month old puppy and a 2 year old that sees “treats” on the table is inviting trouble . . . but I managed to snap one decent picture.
All in all it was a good day, although not without sad news. My good friend’s husband got a job in Calgary, which means she’ll be moving sometime before Christmas. I will miss her immensely . . . we have GOOD times together. But we’ll just have to make more of an effort to get together on a regular basis. And it’s definitely a good move for them.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend guys!