This past week has had a lot going on for both Eric and me. Eric is switching out shows at the museum which means a lot of extra work, but this week he had to hang a temporary school art show as part of the museum's community outreach efforts. The show is so awesome, and SO BIG. There are a thousand pieces! Of course Eric did not work alone. He had the amazing staff at the museum as well as the teachers. Still, it meant he had some very busy days.
I have had a massive storm of papers and assignments to grade. It is steady work as I try and give my most thoughtful feedback to each student. This becomes tedious when working through about a hundred assignments.
Of course there was preschool and home school and classes and dance rehearsals and play dates and other stuff that I am surely forgetting.
On top of this we had to skip town over night. I say that we had to, but really we got to leave town. We drove up to Ucross where they put us up in the beautiful hotel The Ranch house. It was absolutely a magical afternoon and evening. Bright and early the next morning Eric did a radio interview for our show while I led a workshop in conjunction with the show! The girls spent the overlapping time with a friend at Ucross.
Let's review this week!
Eric and Elise reading a book together. When life gets crazy and hectic it is these moments that really ground us and remind us that being busy means that we are moving forward, but only so we can enjoy more moments like these.
Sunday was Eric's birthday. Cordelia chose these socks as his gift. I am very proud.
Birthday boy in the shadows.
They were playing Queen. Well, Cordelia was playing Queen. Elise was doing a jazz harmonica solo.
Night at Ucross. I wish you could hear the sweet sounds of the birds at night. It was so very beautiful.
Later, Eric took the girls into Buffalo while I led my workshop.
Playing at the park.
The girls were soooo exhausted! We still had miles to go. After the conclusion of my workshop we all drove home. We grabbed some grub and dropped Eric off downtown for the Art Walk while the girls and I went to ballet dress rehearsal.
I treated myself to a small glass of wine and a little peace before getting back to work.
It was a crazy week, but a good one!