June 2008 Archives
I kept drawing throughout, so if you scroll down the page you can see what my month has been like. I've missed the community and conversations, and am very glad to be back again!
Leftovers brought home from our long walk today - took the kids on a four-and-a-half mile urban excursion, stopping for gelati and then dim sum en route. We also browsed at a toy shop, played the rhythm instruments at the fair trade store, updated my prescription for glasses, and bought a couple of belated birthday presents. Out of the house for six hours, all told.
20 June. Tomorrow our oldest child leaves for a month of travel and study in Spain. The household is full of lists and photocopies. He's calm, packing. I'm trying to find other things to do, so I don't annoy or distract him. I've moved most of my daily art and tech stuff to a straw bag for the summer. In a couple of days I'll decide that it is the wrong bag, and move everything someplace else, but for now, this will do.
17 June. Espresso fuels a very very late night drafting a grant proposal - we heard about the opportunity moments before the deadline, but it was a great match for our work with the Pittsburgh Signs Project, so we decided to try for it anyway. We'll find out if we got an award early in August. Writing up the idea was satisfying, even if I feel jet-lagged for a day or so.
4 June. Our farm share season begins, and this radish is among the vegetables in this first week's crate.
3 June. Feet up for a moment while I consider what to do next. (This was the day I was beset with a combination of blog database and laptop troubles. 20 days later, after a lot of scrambling behind the scenes, and a valiant rescue by Ms. Jen, I am catching up again.)