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Saturday, March 13, 2010

Succulent Saturday - Completions...

What a couple of BIG BIG sighs of relief
I've been able to breathe this week -

First of all, after months (more accurately years) of working on the Wind Dancer series, I *finally* painted the last painting and Fedexed off the last piece of art. It took extra-extra late nights of working - and I ended up pulling an all-nighter to get it finished/scanned/covered/packaged. Got to bed after 8:30am the following morning - I think that's a personal record!

Secondly, while I was sleeping off the all-nighter, the kitchen fairies came and installed the countertops and sink! A few hours later, my fix-it guy came and hooked up all the plumbing and did all the finish-work. After waiting the 24 hours for it all to dry, we now have a working sink, disposal, and dishwasher. I must say, life is much, much easier now. I've ordered fancy-schmancy cabinet pulls and knobs and there are a couple of little odds and ends, but it is essentially *done*. Big, big hooray.

I can now take a bit of a breather to catch up on things like sleep, and housecleaning, and seeing my family, and The Garden! In fact, I got to import my mother for a week to help me with long term garden planning and organization (she's very good at this sort of thing, and I find I am still pretty much without a brain, so all help in that arena is appreciated!)

And if things go well, I may even get to go out and *read* blogs again. I've missed being more two-sided the last several months. Hope to see you soon.

9 comments:

LDahl said...

I am dancing a happy dance just for you. It is a virtual happy dance 'cause I still have FluHell, but it is the thought that counts right?

April Jarocka said...

Kitchens are soooo important to women...NOT so they can be pregant and barefoot in them (lol) but because they are where we make our coffee and can just...OH I DON'T KNOW....eat chocolate???? It's a woman thing isn't it>!
I've just had a stone floor and new colour on my walls in my kitchen and it's so NEW...you probably don't know yourself in your new kitchen. It looks beautiful. I love it. Enjoy it.

Soozcat said...

Hooray for being done! And for new kitchen-ness! And for gardening! And being able to have a life again!!

The Garden Ms. S said...

I love the multi-stemmed trunks of those trees - their form is stunning. Welcome garden, welcome spring - welcome kitchen! :)

The Art of Kim Kincaid said...

Your kitchen turned out beautifully. Can't wait to see what delectable meals you will concoct there. What do the knobs look like?

Jennifer Rose said...

the kitchen looks great :D
have a good rest and enjoy the time in the garden :)

Michelle Palmer said...

So happy for you... ahhh! Oh the happy little faces that will see your illustrations soon! Your kitchen is beautiful... and do hope you enjoy warm & sunny garden hours with mom~
Yipee!
Michelle

Terese Nielsen said...

Happy day Tara, on ALL accounts!! I can't imagine that there's a woman even better in the garden than you. But I guess if there was one, it would very likely be your mom.

Happy to hear you've completed a VERY long art project. That's such a great feeling.

Vickie said...

just beautiful!