a big week with many goodbyes and many new beginnings
a little overwhelming at times
but I'm focusing on the big picture
while being grateful for the small things
culminating in a brand new year
today i'm 47!
we said goodbye to the best dad and husband ever as he flew off to Koh Samui for a 12 month contract
i had my very last day at work in special ed...I'm going to miss those kids
especially this one, the wonderful Az!
who even did a little goodbye and thank you speech for me
and then i did one and tried not to cry
i wrote a list of things I'm grateful for
and turned it into a little painting
then i played a little more and explored some ideas for my LifeBook lesson
i took pictures of the sunrise to send to Marco so he wouldnt feel so far away
and slept in our big new bed alone until Santana came into snuggle with me for her last two nights at home
enjoyed sushi with Sienna
and played with my new Silks Glazes to finish off a painting that's been hanging around unfinished for months
loved the luminosity!
and juicy colour!
even the names of the colours are scrumptious
spent some time in the garden
taking in the beauty of the winter light
thought about how filled our home is with love
and spent lots of time pondering the big picture and seeing the perfection of the plan
arranged my beautiful leaving gifts from work
and then said goodbye to this beautiful girl who is off to move into her very first apartment in Sydney three hours away!
i cant even begin to say how much I will miss her♥
enjoyed some pre-birthday champagne with our lovely neighbours while the kids played and the fire warmed our spirits
and then enjoyed a morning bath on my birthday today to take the chill off the Winters morning...... looking up found this sweet message from Sienna :)
I Dream of Possibility. Tracy Verdugo. 2012. acrylic/mixed media on canvas. 75x60cm.