Good morning! I have time for a quick note. This afternoon I am scheduled to jam with friends and acoustic guitars. In the meantime, I am so grateful just to be able to sit down at my art desk and drink my coffee and journal a little bit.
My Etsy shop, A Bit of Birdsong, is evolving into ephemera and papers. As you know, paper is definitely one of my passions. Look for the shop to grow exponentially as I finally turn in the keys to the little red caboose. What a great learning curve it was. The next brick and mortar I run will be in a much busier location. I already having a real estate super sleuth watching for potential locations.
That said, I listened to my sweetie play last night.
On a gardening note, I have begun to find creatures. Oh, what a sign of a little ecosystem! Parsleyworms have found me.
A little garden zen…
Oh, and some blog love. I came across a beautiful calendar over the weekend. It was outdated, but I guess someone local had purchased it and then donated it. Very lovely. I looked up the website. I don’t think I’ve ever seen such an interesting ABOUT page. All of the shop members have written a Haiku about their jobs. Wild Ink Press — cool stuff.
I have some things to do in the Etsy shop, so I must run. I really appreciate all of your kind comments. Between moving out of the Sidetracked shop and working on A Bit of Birdsong, AND working full time out of town a lot lately, I have had no time for this blog or to really leave comments for anyone, but I took tomorrow off of work and I plan to play some serious catch-up. I plan to rest some as well.
Just dropping in with a few lines. Looking forward to live music tonight, a surprise from my sweetie! Off work. All the birdbaths are all scrubbed clean and filled. The hummingbirds have fresh food. The tomatoes from the garden are fine. I continue to work on closing down the shop and transitioning to a private studio. I think a Friday nap may be in order. Or wait…I have time to go shopping! The Steelbender is prepping for a lesson anyway.
Oh, and I am still working on family history. Pictured is one of my McNeill ancestors: Thomas McNeill born in 1849, my great-great-grandfather. His wife was Martha Jane. ❤
I am truly shocked that I have not posted in TWO WEEKS. That does not even seem possible! Every day I have wanted to post, but every day has been consumed with things to take care of and I never made it to the blog. Then I would feel like it just wouldn’t be enough to drop in and post one photo. So much has happened. Consider this the catch-up post!
My right elbow has continued to give me major grief. The pain is intense at times. As much as I love the new Guild guitar, I have vowed not to pick it up again. I know I can sell it for a handsome price, but we may keep it for a studio guitar. That said, it’s always fun to shop for something new! I found a beautiful, and beautiful-sounding 2005 Martin 000c-16rgte.
Stay tuned for garden photos and more. Jason and I have been working on our respective family histories and we have had fun touring a few cemeteries. We have spread mulch, planted and reworked some areas of “Lynnwood.” Our cats, both at my apartment and at his house, entertain us all the time! In fact, Mars asked to be in my header photo today. I have lots to share. Just cannot seem to get here, but here’s to doing better!