Cold Day Warmed With Friends

10/5/14 Sunday in Gloucester,VA (Chesapeake Bay RV Resort-TT)

Cold night (in the 40’s) so we slept well – until 8 pm. Mass was at St. Therese of the Little Flower Church. Rather modern, I’d say, with no kneelers. On the whole I think it would be easier for older folks (not us of course) to stand a while rather than kneel down, then try to get up several times. It’s still a reverent posture. They also had a great choir that harmonized. I also thought it was a good idea to say the psalm refrain before singing it. That really helped me to get the tune when they first introduced it.


In the afternoon I did some RV research then checked out our monthly expenditures. We’re still solvent! We enjoyed another lovely time playing cards with Dale/Betty, clinching our learning of “7” and theirs of “13”. We parted with hugs, wishing good travels because they are leaving tomorrow. We may not see them again until Florida. We’ll miss them.  So go friendships in the RV lifestyle.

At home I watched a lot of taped “Mad Men” shows. I even asked John about going for a walk when I finished washing our supper dishes. Nope, he didn’t want to. It was cold. So more TV for the rest of the night. The danger of getting so many things taped with the DVR.



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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