A long night's sleep last night, filled with crazy dreams and a cast of characters any author would love to possess. And a few wake ups with pain so bad I didn't want to move my legs. This contributed to the long sleep. You think..."if I can fall back to sleep, maybe when I wake up again it will be better." Like resetting a computer. But, sadly, often it doesn't. Boo.
Dropped Tilly off for a much needed grooming at PetSmart at nine, then gave into an impulsive Target run to visit the cappuccino makers. It all started two weeks ago, when I got a sudden craving for cappuccino. Knowing that I haven't been tolerating coffee well, I was skeptical in my ability to handle the strong stuff. I was surprised to find not only could my gut handle it well, it gave me MUCH NEEDED OOMPH after school so I wasn't crippled by the need to crash. I found myself gravitating to Starbucks almost daily after the school day for a "quick cap uplift." Made a huge difference in my quality of life at home. One little cuppa magic...sure beats tea.
That being said, that little Starbucks cuppa is expensive and adds up. So, today I indulged in a machine to make them at home. Will pay for itself in no time, and I won't have to make a run downtown where I bump into former and current students while desperately getting my scratch. When I was married years ago we had one of these machines, and I remember loving it and using it a lot, so I know it won't be a waste to have around. I am naming her Catherine, and she is my new assistant. I have a day FILLED with housework ahead of me -- which seemed daunting before brewing the first cup. One yummy serving later and I am ready to take it all on. Go Catherine! If only she'd brew with voice command...sigh. It came out PERFECT, too! It's a quality of life thang...if I want to stay up and get art done at night, and deal with Toby et al, I have to have help!
Am putting together my Saatchi Online site...stay tuned! Will be taking an inventory of all single small pieces that are for sale and posting them soon. And maybe a few big ones, too! Looking forward to digging into the fabrics I made last summer and seeing what they want to become. I plan on adding different media to my page, too -- maybe some drawings, collages on canvas, etc., as long as the quality is there. We might be getting a blizzardish snowstorm this week -- a snowday would sure be put to good use right now!
Off to put Catherine's energy to good use in preparation for my clean little shaved pinky-dog's return! Move over pugs, here comes the mop.