Wednesday, March 5, 2008

The first sign of spring!

Hello, all.

Sorry, no pictures today for you. I've been feeling remiss about posting and just wanted to give you a quick update.

I saw the first robins today (everywhere!) -- a sure sign that spring is near. After so many years in Seattle, where the robins live year-round, I had to inform Alicia about the great significance of the first robin sighting of the year. This came on a day of chilly temperatures, torrential downpours and emergency alerts of flash flood warnings. It is a mess here, really: rapidly melting snows, heavy rains, and cold nighttime temps = a solid ice-covered world that exposes plenty of mud and (!!) a little green grass.

Cruelly and inexplicably, Weather.com has erroneously reported the morning temperatures as 60 and 64 degrees yesterday and today. (Perhaps 30 and 34 degrees in reality??) I rushed out of the house for the gym in shorts yesterday... ouch!

We have temporarily resorted to painting houses on the side to refill the monetary coffers and landed a dream job for a wonderful, kind and generous couple. We are painting most of their house, sans trim and the husband does all of the prep work. Easy. Funny it is that as soon as we took a job Alicia sold a painting in her show and I have been turning down modelling gigs. Oops. Well, a temporary  and short detour and then back to what we REALLY want to be doing with our time and energy. (Did I mention our $1500 heating bill??).

Life is good. I am very, very happy -- but missing my friends.

Happy pre-spring.

Love,
Jodi

5 comments:

Lakey said...

Which painting did you sell? Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Hi Mary, I can't remember my password, so I writing to you as anonymous.

I sold "She Found the Earth Irresistible" - the long one with squares falling through it.

I went to DIA today and you have to go Mary! Everything is amazing from the art to the architecture, but I thought very much of you when I was standing in front of Sol LeWitt. You have to see them in person to appreciate them. I went with a friend from Seattle and Jodi hasn't been there yet, so maybe when you visit?

Congratulations on the extended fellowship!

Nina said...

$1,500 heating bill?!?!!?

Holly sh*t!!

Surely it just wasn't paid for a few months, right?

Time to relight the woodfire!

Love you all!

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