Had an okay walk. Moss still hates his halti and Katherine still travels at the speed of a two-almost-three-year-old, so we must have looked a fair sight. One woman walking a normal border collie on one leash and a whirling, leaping, psycho-collie on the other with a child in tow who insisted on jumping everywhere, usually on one foot. The only low point was when Katherine wanted to walk Wikket (which she can do on quiet side roads because Wikket will always listen to my voice commands anyway) on the busy street and I said she couldn’t. There was, of course, public hysteria. Why are there always old women around who look at you like you must regularly strangle children when that happens?
Got back, Katherine made herself a sandwich (sort of – she did most of the spreading and putting together) and we had lunch. Did some helping her to set up paints, clay, etc. and then assuaged her hurt pride when she stabbed herself with a pin. Then we had yogurt and juice and it was QRT (quiet reading time – a hold-over from when Katherine wouldn’t take a nap, but would lie quietly in bed and read and eventually fall asleep). She’s not particularly quiet (having an imaginary phone conversation with her cousin Eleanor about her other cousin’s birthday), but at least she’s enclosed and happy!
Where did the morning go?!
Trying to get through some actual real work, in and around everything, as I just realised that the deadline for the City of St. John’s Art Procurement is November 16th. The Craft Fair starts November 17th. The Comfort & Joy Piece needs to be in November 20th, although I may have a small amount of leeway on that. The Arts and Letters deadline is January 20th and hanged if I’m missing that one again! Plus the Craft Fair folks are looking for people to do demos in the lobby and I’m thinking that fabric painting might actually be a good one and that I should contact them.
I’m being pulled in a dozen different directions here. The only remedy that seems effective is to simply pick something and put one foot in front of the other and work on it. What I need are more feet…..