September has proven to be one of the busiest months I’ve had in a long time. Then again, I say that about virtually every month. As I grow older, I really expected things to slow down rather than speed up, but that has not been the case.
(Charlie, I know I owe you a phone call. I haven’t forgotten, and will call as soon as I can. #CharlieZero.)
Work has been overwhelming. I’ve had three major work projects going on. One has been professional fact checking that keeps me up late into the night. The other is a research job that I’ve signed a NDA about, so can’t discuss, and the other one, of course, is the never ending Chinese catalog that Ive worked on for the past 3 years.
I have also been making art like a fiend, and have three pieces going into a gallery that I’ve always wanted to show in. They are all Frida Kahlo pieces for a Day of the Dead Show. I’ll write more about them at a later date.
Our granddaughter, Maya, visited recently, and spent a few days with us. It was great to see her and to get caught up. Her life is as busy as mine, so our communications aren’t as strong as they could be, but the love is definitely still there.
John and I recently worked a wine festival in West Linn, just for the fun of it. Had such a good time. We were invited to sign up by Rae Gordon, a local blues singer with whom I’ve recently become friends.
I’ve been taking long walks and enjoying the incredibly beautiful, mild weather we’ve been having here in Portland. This is such a beautiful city. I couldn’t be happier here. I laugh at my stalker’s efforts to disparage it.
And on that note, I’ll sign off for now. Ciao~ See you in the big city.