My husband left last week, rather suddenly, for Thailand. A job opportunity had presented itself. I am thrilled that he is going to be flying the 747 again, but Thailand is SO FAR. All of the responsibilities that he had taken on have now become my responsibilities. I am glad that I can help, but of course everything places a demand on my time - time that would be spent on my art. (oh, and this blog!) We had a few precious months of him being home, which is something we have rarely enjoyed in all of our years of marriage. Just as I was getting used to having him around, *poof* and he is gone once again. We are not sure when he will be able to come home. It is a contract position for 5 months. FIVE MONTHS.
I take deep breaths. I give the Pono dog lots of hugs and kisses and probably more attention than he is really interested in. And I do whatever I can to be at home near the computer at 5 pm, so that I can talk to my husband on Skype. That is how I will continue.
Here is a page from my sketchbook. Studies of the antelope ground squirrel - one of Pono's favorite desert creatures. (They squeak! They dig holes! WHAT could be more exciting?!)