signed up today...

after a VERY busy week and weekend, I am back bright and early this morning to my webpage creation and therefore this entry in this blog, which is a new thing for me and not something that I am all that comfortable with.  It is however, my understanding that having regular entries that give folks a look into the mind of the artist somehow helps them to be more interested in your art.  Combine this with the fact that journaling is considered a very mentally healthful activity and I do not see how this cannot but be a good thing to do.  This weekend there were, as always, surprises.  People surprise me.  I have been asked by some, "when you gonna stop being surprised" with a tone of mild disdain for my apparent childishness, and been told by others, "good, don't ever stop being surprised" with a tone that honors what they saw as my sense of childlike wonder, optimism and hope for the best.  Despite the disdain of the first group, I cannot change who and what I am and I am still surprised.  The Biker Rally at my communities went so very well.  The residents had a marvelous time, the folks who arrived, soooo not who I was expecting, were amazingly kind and helpful and truly seemed to enjoy helping my seniors to experience fun!!  then on to Oktoberfest and a surprise at the folks that were not there.  Sad it is if their absence is due to picking sides in a fight, for in this community, if you do that, you will forever be conflicted about where to go and whom to talk to!!  Sunday was a lovely day at the Art Fair with a different group of friends, and a wonderful dinner, and here I surprised myself, being VERY upfront and commenting on things I never comment on, not seeming to be able to just keep my mouth shut.  Funny how that works sometimes, isn't it.  Had a wonderful weekend and yet was at the end early to bed and wishing for my bestest buddy to share all my stories with....