My toes, that is! I got a pedi tonight (first time in simply ages!), and now have pretty pink toes! The colour is "Aphrodite's Pink Nightie" by OPI, for those of you who care about such things!
Here are my positives for today:
1. Going to the Atascadero Flea Market on Saturday.
2. Having lunch at Frankie's Deli.
3. Enjoying a delicious Chardonnay from EOS>
4. Sleeping in on Sunday.
5. Resting and relaxing all day!
How perfect is this? The theme for Photo Time Tuesday this week is "Self-Portrait." I just happen to have taken this self-portrait as I waited for my new writing class to start last Thursday evening. Good timing on my part, eh?
Last night's Memoir Writing class went really well. We were able to move into a different room, so we could all sit around one table, rather than all side-by-side in rows. Instructor Marc thinks that's better for workshopping, and he's right. It's nice to be able to see who's talking about your work, rather than just hearing a random voice. It's nice to be able to talk to the person who's writing is being workshopped rather than just speak into the air.
For the in-class assignment, I wrote about the slide I had as a kid. While I liked the brief (one page or so) piece I wrote, I will probably revise it and make it longer. I still have to go over everyone's comments and my own notes, but I think it might turn out to be a really nice piece. Funny. I always knew I loved that slide, but I didn't realize just how much until I started writing about it.
The longer memoir I brought in for workshopping next week is about David and I renting our beach-front apartment in Lincoln City, OR. I was a bit rushed at the end, and I'm sure there will be a lot of comments on that next week. Honestly, I'm not sure I really want to write about that at all. I mean, I do, but at the same time, I think I'd rather focus on something else, like my childhood in Pasco or Cle Elum. Then again, the LC piece could be really good - it starts out happy and optimistic and ends tragically. There's no real resolution, but there really wasn't any resolution for me for many years. It's still not completely resolved. Maybe that's why I should write it; maybe I'll find some resolution.
*Sigh* I don't really want to think about that. Not today, anyway. So, on to happier things: the Atascadero flea market is tomorrow afternoon. The Weather Guessers keep saying there's a chance of rain, but I don't buy it. Sure it's a bit overcast and cool, but I really don't think we'll get any rain. Even if we do, it won't be enough to deter us from attending the flea market.
The past few years, mom and I have found some pretty cool stuff at the flea market: a metal coffee maker we use to melt wax for candlemaking, some wooden blockes we painted and stamped so they spell out "Merry Christmas", a 12" Revere copper-bottom skillet with a lid, and a clip-on hair piece that totally matches my hair colour, and completely fooled my family when I wore it this past Easter.
We really don't have anything we're specifically looking for this year, but we like to look at all the neat crap people have. You never know when you're going to find something really, really cool!
And finally, I would like to personally thank Jace at BlogHosts for helping me with my site! I had managed to completely screw it up, and he fixed it for me in a matter of minutes. Or, at least I'm guessing it was a matter of minutes. I don't know. Anyway, thank you, thank you, thank you, Jace! You rock! I promise I'll never again mess with any permissions or codes or anything I don't understand!
I took these pictures a couple weeks ago, when I was at Farmer's Market, but never got around to posting them. I chose to do a black and white series, because I hadn't done one for a while. Enjoy!
OMG! I want, want, want this so badly!! It would make an excellent addition to my "Hamlet" collection!!!
Here's the description of it from Christie's.