Thursday, October 14, 2010

Family is the best . . . . .

This past weekend we had our every two year " First Cousin" reunion. This was the 10th anniversary. We started here in Kansas City where we all basically were born except 3 of the cousins.

What a wonderful time with family from California, Colorado, Texas and various parts of the Kansas City area. My two wonderful sisters were the main force behind getting everything done. They did an amazing job.

The picture above is my immediate family minus a few. There is my Brother who looks like Santa Clause who is the oldest. My two sisters, the oldest with short hair & glasses the youngest with longer gray hair and glasses. My oldest sister's husband, 3 daughters, son-in-law and two grandchildren, my youngest sister's husband, and youngest son. Her oldest son and daughter in law live in Boston. My two sons were also not there. Scott and his fiance Erika came to the Sat. night gathering. Andrew the youngest is in the middle of moving from New York city, back to Chicago ( Long story)

Anyway, wonderful fall weather, attended and Irish Festival, ate non stop for three days and started my new job as a bank teller on Monday.

Will try to get better about posting from here on.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Zentangle R.......

I was amazed and awed by the pictures on the Zentangle Website of the pieces done at the retreat/Masters class. I especially loved the one where they used a letter in the middle, framed by Zentangle forms. I am not sure if this is finished yet or not. The area aroung the R looks kind of empty.....Any suggestions.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

I am back again.. . . . New job, hopefully more time for art.

First before I tell you about my new job, the picture above is of my 5 month old cockapoo Mollie. Mollie is on the right. She is with her sister Miley at their dog obedience class training graduation. The nice looking young couple are Miley's Pet Parents. Really nice kids.

Now for the job update. I will after tomm. night no longer be working at PetsMart. As much as I liked it the 9 hour Saturdays and Sundays and two nights a week until after 10 was really getting hard on my 61 year old bones.

About two and a half weeks ago I saw an ad in our local paper for part time Tellers at the Bank that my family has used all my life. My brother in law is on the board now and my dad was up until his death. Anyway, I applied and I got the job. It is perfect hours, especially so I can get some art work done.

I will work every day 1-6:15, every other Sat. 9-1 and every other Monday 8-5. A total of 32 hours a week which is about what I am working now, plus I will be making $2.00 more an hour. Yeah !!! I am really looking forward to it.

I have been checking in to the blog world every so often, and hopefully, everyone has not completely given up on me. Missed you all