Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)

Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)
Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)

Saturday, August 31, 2013


Well, today's my birthday. 36 and counting.

It's been a really nice day so far. The girls gave me some lovely presents- Mozart's Requiem, a cross necklace, some red frogs and best of all, a day course thing with a potter to learn how to use a pottery wheel! I'm stoked about that.

We went to the local cafe for brekky, and then while E took the kids to the movies (My Little Pony! Eeeeee!! EEEE!!!) I went and did a painting. E even packed me a special goodie bag to take with me-- home made florentines, Cheezles, a ham and salad roll, cheese, strawberries and crackers and a thermos of tea! What a woman).

As is always the way when I go painting, I drove and wandered about forever, not finding anything I wanted to paint. It gets tense, because time is of the essence, and suddenly all my surroundings seem so boring and unpaintable! Just chooose something!, I cry, come on! says I. Anyway, I eventually settled myself by the side of a road and painted a little garage over a fence. I'll post a picture of it soon.

After that I came home and cleared the veggie patch of weeds to get ready to sow some stuff. I'm a bit frustrated with how dusty the soil is after all the compost and good stuff I've put in there over the past couple of years. I hope it goes a bit better than last year at least.

Anyway, it's now nearly tea time- E's cooking taco's and a peach and apricot pie. Yum! When the kids are down I'm going to try and con E into watching a samurai movie with me. I feel very blessed.


RodeoClown said...

Happy Birthday old man!
Hope it was great!

And now you get Father's day. Bonus!

Crazyjedidiah said...

Sounds like a fun day. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!

Katrina said...

Sounds like you had the perfect day - and pottery is fantastic!

Meredith said...

What a great day. Happy birthday.

Laetitia :-) said...

Happy birthday!

Did you get the samurai movie with company?

Ben McLaughlin said...

Thanks very much guys.

didn't get to the point of samurai, as both conked out early

Anonymous said...

Happy (belated) birthday!

P.S. Can E come live at our place?