Thursday, June 7, 2018

Art Night and Sneak Peek

Last week my friend Tammy texted me and asked if I was up for a last minute paint night the next day and I said absolutely. I need to get out of the house and last Friday was the first day I was alone with the two toddlers since my mom is currently in Florida visiting her parents. I was kind of nervous about it but I have to try sometime, right? 

Overall the day went by OK, I managed to get Jackson to school on time with both girls with me. Matt texted me to not forget them in the car and there's no way I could have since they were screaming the whole way back, they didn't realize they weren't going with Jackson. 

Anyways, the cried the whole way and thankfully it wasn't raining so I was able to take my time getting them out of the car. (I haven't put two kids in a car or taken them out in YEARS by myself, I always have Matt to help me.) So I was pretty damn proud of myself. We managed through the day, with Matt coming home at three to let me leave to pick Jackson up from school and it was alright. I did OK. It got a little dicey around lunch time and the girls not wanting to nap and I felt like I was going to lose it, but I ended up letting them cry and fight to the death over a pull dog toy (why they fight over it when we have two, I will never understand) while I did breathing in the other room. 

For the most part I think I'm competent enough to care for them on my own, it's my mood that gets me. I can go from zero to sixty in a second and I'm afraid of what I'll do if I get mad. I managed that day and I have maybe two weeks of this left? I have help lined up for part of each day, sometimes just for an hour or two, sometimes for the whole morning, and I'm feeling must more confident about this now. 

But Friday was still stressful so I was absolutely game to go out to eat and then paint away! We went to On the Rocks Art Studio in the heart of Canal Park, Duluth, Minnesota and their studio is a ton of fun and truly, someone with zero artistic ability can walk out of there with a piece their proud of. Our painting this night was the northern lights with a silhouette of Lake Superior. 
Not bad, huh? It didn't take as long as I thought it would and I was pretty happy with how it turned out. I'm not sure where I'm going to  hang it, maybe in my stairwell, but I do like it. 

So do you remember a few weeks ago I mentioned wanting to lose weight for a boudoir photo shoot and then I ended up gaining like 20some pounds? Yes well, I did the shoot anyways and I'm so glad that I did. I'll post more about that experience on another day but I'll leave you with a sneak peek of images. 

1 comment:

Shooting Stars Mag said...

I'm glad being alone with the girls went okay, but that's great you have help everyday - even for just a bit! That's got to be nice; I think any mom with two toddlers would appreciate that!

Ooh your artwork is pretty. I love the colors!!

Yay for doing the photo shoot. Those photos are just gorgeous!

-Lauren
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