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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (December 10): 12/10/18
I finished the painting of the hen, completing my ten painting series of birds. My next big project will be three landscape paintings. I'm thinking two local views and one from a road trip. Although I might two one local, one from the Sierra Nevadas and one from Wyoming. If I get on a roll, I might do more.
Before I get started with the landscapes, I owe my daughter a painting of "Sad Hei Hei." When she was in 5th grade I took a quiz on her favorite things as part of back to school night. I forgot at the time that her favorite film of the moment was Moana. So when I was "correcting" my work, I drew a quick doodle of Hei Hei with a tear down his face. I promised to turn it into a painting and then the move happened. Anyway, I'm nearly finished with it.
The rest of the week was trying. I'm not going to say awful because it could have been so much worse. The shot version is we had a family emergency. My husband ended up in the hopsital over night on Monday. He's basically fine but is still recovering. We have to make changes. Again, not a big deal — just an adjustment.
His illness came when our daughter was recovering from the flu. Then while he was recovering, he too came down with the flu. And now I have it. I am exhausted. The flu could have also been worse. We did all have flu shots so what we have is fairly mild.
What I read:
What I'm reading:
Comment #1: Monday, December 10, 2018 at 11:54:02
I love chickens. I used to have backyard chickens. They were fun to watch. Enjoy your books!
Comment #2: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 21:39:00
I would love to have chickens. They're legal where I live but my yard just isn't configured right for them.
Comment #3: Monday, December 10, 2018 at 14:56:13
I love the paintings, especially the first one with the hen. I'm glad your husband is doing well. I wish him a speedy recovery.
Comment #4: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 21:40:00
Thankfully it was an easy fix for him. But it was a tough week while he was recovering.
Comment #5: Monday December, 10, 2018 at 15:00:42
Oh, dear! I hope everyone's health improves. You always have such a great assortment of books. Come see my week here. Happy reading!
Comment #6: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 21:43:00
He's recovered, thankfully. As long as he continues to avoid certain things in his diet he should continue to be fine.
Comment #7: Monday, December 10, 2018 at 19:41:29
I hope everybody feels better soon! I love both of your chicken paintings :). Have a good week.
Comment #8: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 21:44:00
Thanks. He's back to normal and I'm nearly over the flu.
Comment #9: Monday, December 10, 2018 at 21:16:17
I love the hen and Hei Hei paintings! Well done.
I am glad that your husband is okay. Sorry you are all running through the flu.
You're still doing well on the reading!
Hope this week is better.
Comment #10: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 21:46:00
Thanks. Both paintings were fun to make. Husband is basically well now and should stay that way with some dietary changes. I'm nearly over the flu.
Comment #11: Tuesday, December, 11, 2018 at 00:59:21
Hope your husband's okay! And that the flu passes for you guys quickly!
Comment #12: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 21:48:00
He is recovered. I'm nearly over the flu.