Happy Friday everyone. Home from my walk, picked up the kitchen and now taking a few minutes to check in. Had a nice visit to my Mom's yesterday and was happy to hear she is in fantastic health for an 87 year old woman. I hope I get her body and my dad's brain when and if I get to that age. My mom has some pretty sever short term memory loss. But she remembers older stuff so well. In fact, when we got to my car, which I bought new last winter and she hasn't seen, she said "Oh, you bought yourself a new car." Go figure. She can't remember what she did 5 minutes before, but she can remember my old car which I had for 11 years.
Then went to see my sister-in-law who lives near my mom. She's going through some heavy duty chemo for breast cancer right now, but she is doing well. She is a fighter. The first round of this breast cancer appeared 24 years ago, and now it has spread into her and sternum (breast bone). She seems to be doing well right now, or as well as can be expected, and has a good attitude. We had a nice visit for the afternoon.
BUT, I tell you, I give kudos to those people who drive in that Massachusetts traffic every day. It wore me out. I learned to drive in Massachusetts, so I can be a real Mass driver when need be (Massachusett drivers are known as some of the most aggressive and least patient in the US). I know these roads mean nothing to most of you but I was in stop and go traffic (both ways) on route 3, route 495 and route i290, the 3 major highways I needed to travel to get to my Moms. Eeks. I'm sure some of it was work traffic, just the fact there is more traffic in heavier populated areas, but then add in the early weekend traffic and the vacationers, it was insane. I don't know how people do it every day.
But on to lighter and brighter things. I have another page for the Summer Love Challenge, hosted by the lovely Elizabeth over at Art Journal Journey. This is a page from this past Monday in my drawing journal. It was a hot day so I went up and spent the afternoon at my mother-in-laws, who lives in the town next to where I live. One of my sister-in-laws and her husband were there too.
I'm having fun drawing my little doodle people and dog shapes. They are pretty silly, but hopefully at some point I'll get more confidence to try drawing more than black silhouettes.
I also had fun stamping with a few sets of stamps I had.
And another tag for Try It On Tuesday. tags is the current challenge there too.
Guess that's all for me today. Time to go pick up all the paint drop clothes in my daughter's room and put it all back together. She's coming home for the weekend to get some more things (good that she is coming home AND taking more of her things) so I need to get that done.
Happy start to your weekend!
And I always appreciate you stopping by my blog too.