Paint your wagon.



From the very early star, it was a “get it done” kind of day.  And that was all fine and good.  There are times when you simply need to get it done.  Period.

But tonight was more for play.  Okay… all for play.  We joined up with two of our most awesome grandkids, and my brother and sister-in-law.

Dinner at Buckeye Jake’s.  It was great.

And then off to the Preble County Fine Arts Center, for an evening of Unwind and Create.

I’m not sure how much unwinding we did, but we sure did create.

There are a couple of things I’d briefly like to say about the Preble County Art Association.  First, it is an awesome organization.  I don’t just say this because I am Vice-President of the Board this year.  I say this because we are. Awesome.

The PCAA has so many great programs and offerings.  All of this is orchestrated by our truly amazing Executive Director, Vicky Fanberg.  She came to this organization a couple of years ago.  She has brought it from zero to fifty in nothing flat.

There is so much to do, to learn, to be a part of… for people of all ages and walks of life.  I can’t say enough about it and about the things she has brought to this community.

Tonight, at Unwind and Create, about 30 strangers got together and painted our model painting… which was a bicycle.  My brother, probably has never done such a thing in his life.  And his painting was tremendous.  As was Mary’s, and Betty’s and Haylee’s and Levi’s.  All of us rocked it.  Our teacher was kind and patient and so very knowledgeable.  The Rock Star of the Painting Classes… Erin Abney.

So there you have it. We had a great bunch of fun doing something we normally would not do.  But mostly because we were doing it together.

The other thing I’d like to say about the evening is this.  One of the greatest gifts in life is sharing time with the people you love.

Tonight, I was surrounded with  those wonderful gifts.  The people who continue to touch my heart.  Through all of my life.   And for that I am thankful.

Lucky, lucky  me.


“Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.”
― Anaïs Nin