Sunday, April 19, 2009

Slowly but surely...

I am going to get the hang of this new format. My website has existed for years, but crashed and I decided to move it away from its former server for financial reasons. Switching to a google blogger site was a brilliant move, but I'm still trying to get the hang of it.

Anyway, I'm slowly getting caught up on blogs. If you are reading my blog and would like me to read yours, let me know that you're here! If you have a button that I can put in my sidebar...feel free to send it to me! I'm still trying to figure all of this out, but at least I know how to put stuff in my sidebar now!

And I will be giving away something very soon. I promise! All I gotta do is get it ready, take pics, upload pics, and voila. Hopefully sometime this week...bear with me! I'm working on a couple of awesome blog carnivals as well...so excited!

Tomorrow (well, technically TODAY) I have a meeting in Mobile that I must attend, so I am going to do my best to get out of bed at a reasonable hour and head that direction. If I can swing it, I'll go early and visit a church in the area. I'm in LOADS of pain still but I absolutely, positively cannot miss this so I am going to be there with bells on. Everyone is aware that I'm not well and I believe that they will do what they can to make me comfortable.

Have I mentioned lately how much I love my Bob Ross students? I couldn't ask for a better group. I wouldn't have made it through the last class if they had not helped me unload my car, set up, clean up, and load up my car. I didn't ask for help but they could see that I was not well and did whatever they could to make things easier for me. That's loyalty, folks. These people are becoming family to me, and I am so blessed to have this job...albeit, a very very low paying one...it's still the greatest job in the world. I did talk to my students for a while concerning my health and they were all very understanding.

My students at Art With Heart are also great. I have a little kindergartener who is an absolute JOY to be around! She is so smart, loves art, and talks non-stop. I did some watercolor with her last Tuesday and she had me cracking up. I wasn't feeling well and she followed me to the table and said "Here, let me get that for you!" and pulled out my chair so I could sit down. Then she shared her crayons with me. :) It was so sweet. At one point, I sighed and said "Lord have mercy..." That child didn't skip a beat. She finished my sentence with "ON MY SOUL!" Hahahaaaaa! Oh man, I laughed so hard. She finished my line! I love that girl. :)

The high schooler that I'm mentoring couldn't be a nicer guy. I've been talking to him about keeping up the good work in school and going to college someday. He lives in a bad home situation and I'm trying hard to encourage him. I feel that he is receiving it well, and it has done us both a lot of good to be there every week.

So some good things are happening. I don't want to seem like a downer all the time, because I really don't mean to be. I'm really struggling with my health and financial situation right now, and throwing it out into the blog world is my way of dealing with it. Writing and prayer are my outlets. If you've been reading my blog long enough, I'm sure that is obvious.

This week, I'll do my best to catch up with all things Art With Heart, as well as prepare for my Seascape workshop on Saturday the 25th. I also have to get my sister's wedding invitations done pronto. It's going to be another busy week...gotta get well and get to work!

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