John Goes Golfing!

1/31/13 Thursday at Benson, AZ (Valley Vista RV-PPA)

This was one of those “but first” mornings, when I jumped from one project to another before finishing anything: yesterday’s blog, reinstating our membership in RPI, laundry, completing financial information for Mom’s estate, researching what temperature is best for the fridge (under 54 degrees), looking into Escapee membership..oh yes, having some breakfast too and washing the dishes.

In another spur of the moment idea, John and I walked to an Escapee RV park. It looked close on the map, but took 15 minutes of brisk walking to get there. We were still grateful for the exercise. After getting some information (she encouraged us to return in our car and check out their large park), we scurried back so we could finish lunch in time for John to leave for golf. He’d made arrangements with Sherrie (met at Mount Vernon) to golf today and was he excited. He hasn’t managed to play as often as he’s wished. I’m grateful for a quiet afternoon to catch up on “homework” like the blog, mom’s finances, typing our Indio Rally notes into the computer and enjoying my novel. Painting would be nice, but I want to get on top of these chores.

Justin has been improving all this time and says he’s  going home from the hospital today. Yea! He could go to work Monday, but he can’t drive or ride his bike there, so we’ll see if he works something out. We’re SO glad he can go home to his wonderful family.

When John got home, he was so cold and glad to step into our warm, cozy RV.  Soon he got more warmth from our supper of potatoes, gravy and roast beef.  Then he went off to the hot tub while I posted these latest blogs and washed dishes.  Oh, he didn’t do all that well with his golf game, so we won’t say any more about it.

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About Patricia Elser

I've always loved the loose, flowing, transparent look of watercolors, of Chinese paintings and their calligraphy, but alas, no watercolor classes were available when I was in school, so that interest remained buried until my children were grown. Even then, I was afraid that I couldn't really paint, so upon my sister's advice, I actually started to take classes. I signed up for every class available, determined to learn no matter how afraid I was. I came upon a teacher, Stan Miller, who inspired me, who opened the door to success in watercolor. I love to look at beautiful images. I want to capture them forever. All my life, photography was how I gathered images of the beauty I saw. Thanks to all that photography, I enjoy composing pictures, especially up close. Watercolors allow me to add more of me in their translation of that beauty. My paintings reflect my love for music and dance, with their rhythm and flow. I am fascinated by the play of light, so it appears in my pictures as drama for they are filled with darks and lights. Maybe it's the challenge, maybe it's the beauty, but now, when a work comes together, it fills my soul.
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