Keep it simple

My mom’s birthday has come and gone, along with another father’s day. This year was a bit better, maybe it’s in part because I know I will see them in a couple of months…

Drove home tonight and finally sent my baby sister a voice note. I don’t do too well with Skype… seeing family and not being able to touch them is still too hard. Got home feeling exhausted and saw a message.

In that moment where I heard her message…and voice, I felt like I just wanted to be home. To go home and just sit and have a glass of wine with my mom and relax. No pressures to do more or do better or to move house or to stay or too make friends or or or…

Just something simple.



Gosh, I must admit it has been a crazy few weeks and it won’t ease up for a while. We have been working on marketing for our daughter’s hockey team fundraiser for weeks. The annual art exhibition and sale was a success and had over 700 people attend.

I exhibited 3 pieces of which 2 sold within the first few hours, so I am very grateful. I have been commissioned to replicate the one for a customer and I’m quite excited about it. It was great standing silently as people discussed my paintings, touched the rough layers and took photos.

I have had an underlying cold that has caused me to have two difficult weeks of little sleep feeling very grumpy and took of today to try and get some much needed sleep.

My husband and I spent the morning taking down promotional posters and I had a good nap this afternoon before starting the process of looking for a new rental and checking up on work email.

As I head off to bed feeling no more refreshed and ever more tired, I have a great sense of accomplishment and feel very grateful to have survived the busy weekend. Met heaps of new people, have some possible new opportunities and got to spend all of it with my best friend, working alongside me all the way.