Relaxation Day

2/15/13 Friday at Marathon, TX (Marathon Motel and RV Park-weekly rate)

Woke at 4 am to wind pushing our rig from all directions. At least this time I’m not as worried about awnings, wheel covers and falling over. John had tied on the wheel covers and the RV didn’t suffer lasting problems with the bigger gusts in Deming. Still, it’s hard to sleep. But we gave it our best, sleeping in until 8 or so. French toast for breakfast, laundry started, dishes cleaned, then we settled in to watch our tape of Thursday’s basketball game between Gonzaga and Saint Mary’s. They are Gonzaga’s major rival in that conference, so it’s always a nail biter. John knew the score, so I let him tell me. We won 77-60. SO glad I knew. I could enjoy the game without all that fear. Really good game. St. Mary’s pulled ahead at the half, but we kept up our pressure and stayed ahead for the majority of the game.

The rest of the day I spent working on the blog for the last 3 very busy days. John played with numbers on the computer and watched old TV shows. All day, until supper.

Even after supper I worked on the Valentine’s Day blog, then washed dishes and enjoyed a warm shower. Good day to catch our breath.


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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