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2006-04-03 - 10:11 p.m.

My world is asleep Ė both J and Grommet have hit the hay Ė so I decided to sneak in an entry. It's really just some newsy catching upÖ

Daylight Savings Time, oh how I love thee. It was almost 8 pm by the time the sun was faded from the sky. Of course, this is going to wreak havoc on Jís sleep schedule as it gets lighter later Ė his bedtime is at 8:00 and when it starts to get dark later than that itíll be hard to make himself go to bed that early. He doesnít have a lot of choice though if he gets up at 3:30 am.

It was over 20 degrees Celsius a few days ago. Spring is definitely in the air. I can even shrug off the flurries weíre supposed to be getting this week, knowing warmer weather is just around the corner.

I went to the art supply store this past weekend and went mad! They were having a big sale so I got some paint, some canvases, and even treated myself to some new brushes. I keep saying Iím going to do more artsy stuff this summer so I decided it was time to put my money where my mouth is. After all, how could I do more paintings unless I actually had canvases to paint on? I was thinking that if I could make myself finish 5 decently-sized canvases by, say, mid-June, Iíd have a decent shot at getting enough done by the fall in order to submit some work to the Ottawa Art Festival selection jury. The catch is, Iíd have to submit not only samples of my work, but a CV as well, and I canít truthfully say that Iím a professional artist or that Iíve been pursuing it as a lifelong dream. Still, I might be able to fluff it up a bit by dredging up some old factoids to include, such as the fact that I have been painting for a long time, and that I took some acrylics courses (okay, a course) in University. Iíd much rather just submit the work and let it be judged on its own merit.

Not much else to say for the moment. Each day slides not unpleasantly into the next and I donít miss work at all Ė Iíd have to say motherhood agrees with me. We went to my dadís for dinner last night so Grommet met her two uncles for the first time. Theyíre just teenagers so a baby doesnít hold a lot of fascination for them, but the older one seemed quite taken with her nonetheless. We saw my mom for dinner tonight. Easter is a-cominí so weíll have lots of chance to do the family stuff then too. Iím off to bed míself now. G'night.

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