April 29, 2012 20 Comments
If you didn’t see the comments in my last post about school, here’s the official word: I passed my watercolor class!
My prof was impressed with my improvement over the semester, which counted for a lot with him. He invited me to take the advanced class but my nonverbal first reaction let him know that wouldn’t be happening, but thanks for asking. I’m actually interested in doing more with drawing because, of all the watercolor crap, I did like best the sketching you do first. There’s a tiny art gallery around here that has Saturday classes sometimes, so I thought I’d check out a drawing class if they have one.
That would be the only class I plan to take this summer, though. It wasn’t awful to have 4 classes this time, but it will be nice to take a break from that pace for a while. There are 2 summer sessions and Jazz has said not to swear off taking something in the second session just yet even though I’m dead set on not taking one in the first session. So OK, I won’t say never, but I’m not really looking.
So my summer will mostly be working for Mr. Dean Sir and that’s perfectly fine with me. I’m on vacation this week, though, both because I wanna and because my friend Elizabeth is coming to visit (FINALLY!) for the first time in forever. She’s staying with some friends of ours who have an apartment and I have all kinds of plans for showing her around. She’s never met Jazz in person, for one thing, seen our house or where we work, hasn’t seen my dad since she was a kid, and I’m planning to throw her into Jazz’s family because Mama Bear could use another daughter and Elizabeth could use a real mom. (Unfortunately, there aren’t any singletons to match Elizabeth up with, but I’ll keep looking.)
Jazz and I have some vague ideas for a couple of small vacations this summer, there will be the finishing of the backyard — deck, landscaping, etc. — writing lots more, Jazz’s 30th and Grams’ 75th birthdays and general normalness. Aside from the extreme fun of entertaining Elizabeth and being entertained by her this week, my plans are really to wallow in laziness and take care of my hubby.
Viva la summer!