The textures and colors, flowers and foliage... orchids, orchid pansies, tropical bleeding hearts, pitcher plants... I'm so glad I brought my camera. Today is, I think, Day Four of rain -- and the prediction is for at least three more. How many ways can we say, "Dark and dreary"? If you've got a botanical garden or conservatory or arboretum -- even a nice nursery -- nearby, I recommend it highly to chase a little bit of the blues on a gray day.
News: My sister Karen called me yesterday and YAHOO'd in my ear so loud, I grumpily complained about a broken eardrum. I forgave her when she told me that the reason for her (more & louder than usual) exuberance was that she was FINALLY offered a full-time teaching position! Woohoo, Karen. You go, girl.
I had my first class last night and... I think I'm going to like it -- a lot. ; ) There's going to be a lot of work, but it's interesting -- everyone involved in the class is also interesting. The material is well prepared and very thorough and organized and that's a huge relief. It feels sane and even grounding, and I need that.
More later. There's still a lot going on -- or, more likely, I'm adjusting to all that's been going on. I feel a little on edge, like I could laugh hysterically or sob uncontrollably at any second (and maybe simultaneously) -- or not; like forgetting or losing something is almost inevitable, it's just a matter of what, when and where; like one of the tomatoes I'm juggling is going to suddenly go *SPLAT* at my feet.
Well, then I just make tomato sauce, right? I know, I know... I'm breathin'!!