Can you believe it is already May? I’m shocked. And relieved as well.
April was a marathon of family events from simple visits to weddings and a funeral. Overall it was a good, albeit hectic, month. But now April is gone (whew) and May is here (woot!).
And now with all this free time, I’ve been letting my creative juices flow. I have cooked a little, written some, and crafted a lot.
Most of my cooking has been on the grill or panini press, though I did venture off into Le Creuset-land once with a spatchcocked chicken and a little help from Martha (in the picture up top… I added bacon and onions to the chicken and tomatoes recipe and it was amazing).
As for writing, I am taking another Humor writing class and been working on a couple of personal essays for that. I’ve also started playing around with fiction and have a couple of stories in the works. Now, let’s see if I can apply some of that writing mojo to this here bloggy thing.
And then there are the crafts. I’ve started painting and while I don’t think it’s all that fancy or great, I decided why not share my first painting here? (that’s a quote from Colette).
I’ve also been making jewelry…
Some for myself like this bracelet.
And some for my friends’ birthdays like these earrings. (The yellow/amber ones up above were also a birthday gift for another friend).
And that brings us to today.