Amigos! How great it feels to be well and 100% Zeebra again! Your get-well wishes surely helped speed my recovery! Thank you!
I am recharged and in full-throttle creative mode! On Sunday and Monday I prepped five or six large panels for painting – (three to five coats each!) With a wheelbarrow, I moved a dump truck load of earth and then transplanted small trees and flowers to better locations. These bursts of energy* usually precede heavy rains. Over the years, friends have witnessed this strange occurrence and stated, “You might have warned us.” (*Do you think that a subtle change in barometer triggers my creative output, or does my creative output discharge into the atmosphere?!!!)
Tornadoes, straight-line winds, 30 inches of rain in one week – those are some of the most memorable storms that followed an energy binge! Many times after painting for ten or twelve hours, I put down my brush, and half an hour later the rains begin. The rain seems to diffuse my energy, and later I have little desire to paint or shovel or scrub the house spotless! Every so often when I realize that I’ve been rolling for hours, I pull in my reins and say, ” Uh-oh… prepare for rain.”
We received a barely-noticeable drizzle last night, and I smiled. It’s the first in months. Typical for the first rain after the dry season, we also lost power! We will lose power a lot in the next six months, so when I vanish from cyberspace, suspect lack of electricity!
A repair & maintenance and improvement project kicked off today at the river house. Continue reading