Friday, May 9, 2008

Mommy Sick Day

It's not often that Mommy's actually get a sick day. Unfortunately, I have come down with a throat infection, and my mono is active again - so basically, I have the "icks." My Mom was gracious enough to take the girls and give me a full sick day, actually a full sick weekend to try to get some much needed rest. Mommies aren't supposed to get sick, and when we do, it is hard on everyone in the family! I don't know what I would do without my parents to help me out when these flares hit me like this. I am definitely blessed! It's my girls, though, that come out ahead on the whole deal. They get to go to Granna and Gramp's house and get spoiled absolutely rotten!

I did take advantage of some of my free time and finished up a few projects that I have been working on and paintings that needed finishing. One of them is my picture from my "All About Faces" class with Paulette Insall. This was the last week for the class and I can't believe it has already been six weeks! I learned a lot from her and am so glad I took the class. I love learning new things, and my background is mostly landscape and still life painting, so painting human faces was a whole new world to me that I was quite intimidated by in the beginning. Now, I feel like I have overcome a "little fear" and learned a lot of new techniques that I can use for my paintings.
I am going to hang out on the couch this evening, watch T.V. with my hubby and just relax!


Lorri said...

Hi Stacy,
This is wonderful, your face has turned out so beautifully. I have been contemplating a class too :)
I hope you are feeling much better soon!
I will email you about the html blog stuff - eeks

take care xo

Mare said...

Hi Stacy,
I LOVE your painting! Great work! I hope you are feeling better soon.... :)

Stacy Kay said...

Aw, Thank you ladies,for your sweet comments! I am feeling much better today! : )

Fannie said...

Hi, Stacy. I found you through Terri's blog.

We're neighbors. I live in Texas too. ;-D Also, I've signed up for Paulette Insall's "All About Faces," which is starting soon. Your painting is great! I can't wait to start her class.

Re: health challenges--I can relate. Been there. I'm much older than you, but I remember those days. Having Mommy sick days is a necessity, even when you're not sick. Young mothers need a day off once in a while and do whatever makes you feel balanced--like napping or creating. ;-D Take care.