Monday, March 23, 2009

Still here

I'm still around, just in school a whole bunch. I've been so lucky to have this opportunity, to re-connect with the whole 'school' thing...
I forgot how much I enjoy writing and learning.
Part of what we are doing in the Health and Wellness piece of what I'm doing involves doing ART each class! After not having access to any of my visual art supplies for a few months it was a lovely surprise to find that we were going to be spending time doing drawing and collage as part of the self-exploratory part of our class. I love, too, that the art is presented as an avenue anyone can participate in to find their own quiet inner space or to explore things in their own lives. The classroom teacher treats it all very respectfully and is aware that things can get emotional for people as they are moving through their own 'stuff'.

I'm moving into exam time soon, finishing one practicum and preparing to begin another.

I guess I'll have to keep doing art to keep my inner equilibrium! Aw, shucks. Well, anything for school....

On the house front:
We're getting closer. I need to post photos of progress, I know. My DH is building our interior stairs out of maple - and they are absolutely beautiful. So classic, so strong, so beautiful. He'll be building all of the window and door moldings, baseboards...anything out of wood. I can't wait to see what it looks like all finished!

Almost all our lighting fixtures are in. One of our bathrooms is fully functional. All the little parts of civilized lifestyle are coming together bit by bit.

I admit that I do love the challenges and lifestyle that comes with our circumstances, but there are days when I'd like to have easy access to an oven, and hot running water in a kitchen setting.
Don't think I'm complaining, though - our family may never live so close to each other (in the same room like this) ever again, and with our boys moving toward adolescence, I try to treasure every day.



swooze said...

Can't wait to see the house pics. Everything sounds great. Love your drawing. I enjoyed my college drawing class but never did anymore with it. Maybe someday...

Debra said...

Good to hear from you! Keep moving forward with your progress -- it sounds healthy and invigorating!