The Weekend

I had plans for this weekend.

I had simple plans for beach time, a nice night out, a reunion with my son, some photography time, and a couple hours of art time.

My son, the Texas son, arrived home late Friday night.

He’s been in summer school since May, and now he has a couple weeks off before fall session begins.

He was last home for a quick weekend in June.

He was SHOCKED to see how much Fred has grown.

(Fred’s gigantic size is something you can’t really *get* unless you see him in person.  It isn’t fully conveyed in photographs.)

Anyway, my daughter surprised me by deciding to come visit also since her little brother was home.

A gaggle of her friends came along.

And that is how I ended up having a big  party  group at my house over the weekend.

I didn’t expect people at the house, other than my son.

As a result, I had pulled out an entire store’s worth of art supplies late Friday.

My house looks like a craft store vomited all over the place.

But, as unprepared as I was, I think it all worked out okay.

Everyone got fed and appeared to have a good time.

No one seemed to mind my kitchen table being covered in art supplies.

I had hoped to spend a big chunk of the weekend making prints with my gelli plate, but maybe that will happen later this week?

By the way, if you’re interested in playing with a gelli plate, it’s best to use cheap craft paints with it.

They have more water in the paint than “good” paint – which makes them great for work on a gelli plate.

(I pick up craft paints when they go on sale for 40-60 cents each.)

Anyway, other than all of THAT, my remaining time consisted of all the usual stuff like cleaning and laundry.

Fred has been shedding his puppy coat so I find I spend a lot of time either vacuuming,

And/or chasing dog hair tumbleweeds across the house.

Oh, Fred!

4 Responses to “The Weekend”

  1. Michelle

    Sounds like a great unplanned weekend. Good luck with the dog-hair tumbleweeds. 🙂

    • Suzanne

      I have a feeling I will have a lot of dog-hair tumbleweeds in my future!
      : )

  2. Denise

    I think a house full of young adults is exactly what you needed to end the week. 🙂

    • Suzanne

      It was fun.
      And yes, it did provide a nice distraction from a very bad week.


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