Around Here

Happy Thursday morning, friends!  Thought I would pop in ever so quickly to say hi, check in, and send you some virtual hugs/high fives if you could use them!  We are already halfway through July, and I seriously have no idea how that happened.  The weeks are so long, but they are also flying's all very strange.  Well, around the Patrick house, we are all doing fine.  Last I checked with my (grown) kiddos, they are staying healthy and well, and so are we.  I've been a little under the weather the past week (no worries, just a summer cold...but aren't they the worst?), so I'm behind in everything work related.  Don't even get me started on housekeeping in the studio.  It's all just been put on hold.  But I'm feeling better!  It's KNOW when you've taken a turn, don't you?  Last night I slept through the night with no fits, and actually felt like walking the all better!

 One of my accomplishments this week was finally updating the Etsy shop with postcards and notecards!  You can find them HERE.  Several new styles, and refilled some of the classics.  I'm particularly excited about the "circle" notecards...they are reproductions of paintings from my Burn Bright show this past spring.  I have been having so much fun sending notes to friends I can't currently be with....and I LOVE seeing a colorful note in my mailbox.  It just makes my day!

If you've met my hubby, you know how lucky I am.  He really is one of the sweetest.  I was feeling down in the dumps earlier this week, and he brought me these!  I just had to share.  I'm OBSESSED with flowers lately.  OBSESSED.  Painting them, drawing them, growing them, gushing over them.  They are bringing us so much joy.  I'm happy to report that my gladiola experiment on the south side of the house is now paying off.  They are starting to bloom!  I'll share pics of those next time.  

I am also finding so much joy in my furry pals, Callie Mae (shown above in a rare moment of rest) and Bosco.  Callie Mae has been with us almost a year now.  She is a rescue lab, approximately 3 years old.  She was a mama once upon a time.  But now, she lives a life of leisure....and she literally takes delight in everything.  This girl is wagging her tail ALL THE TIME.  She's so happy just to be alive.  She has brought so much joy and laughter to our home.  Now we can't imagine life without her.  

I hope you are also finding joy in the little things, appreciating the small moments of bliss.  Keep putting one foot in front of the other.  We can do this.  We can make it.  Hugs, Dori