Monday, August 24, 2015

Spilling Over with Joy - Part 2

Today was the first day of school for the school year...and it was fantastic! I loved every second of it! And I even remembered how to teach. Seriously, when you take two-and-a-half months off from a job and then jump right back in, you tend to be just a tad nervous. But just like it has been for the past eleven years, the skills were all still in place. It's a lot like riding a bicycle.

And while I was at work today I took a moment during my lunch to text my husband, Dave, who had the house to himself with the big guy having moved out and the little guy and I back at school.

Me: "How is that quiet house?"

Dave: "I miss you."

Me: "Good answer."

While I'm sure he was dancing with joy and singing, "I've got the Whole House to Myself!" at the top of his lungs, he still managed to say exactly the right thing.

I decided that the vase wasn't quite right, so
I started working on it...unsuccessfully. I also
started darkening the background so the flowers
and the vase would stand out.

I decided that I needed to have a do-over with
the vase. Still not right, but getting closer.

I kept reworking the vase. The horizontal lines
were working so much better than the vertical ones.
I also started lightening the background a bit.

I added details to the flowers. Now I feel like
my bouquet is coming to life! Still much more to do, though.
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