Enjoying a late season, early morning thunderstorm. A nice way to start a day where I am feeling more like myself again than I have in the last two years.
I had a magnificent weekend hosted in Delta, Ohio. legi0n
kept us feasting on tasty things, gave us pumpkins to carve and sugar skulls to decorate. We slept in late and played Wii and just had such a great Halloween experience. The fog filled bubble machine was so much fun on a wonderfully mild evening. There weren't a ton of trick or treaters on Friday night, but enough to satisfy my need to be part of the fun.
I got to meet two incredible artists whose work I have greatly admired for quite some time, mykeamend
and his lovely girlfriend bajema
. We had nearly 24 hours of their company and shared all sorts of interesting stories. I hope while they are living in Michigan, that I can lure them out to The Hermitage for more visiting.seph_ski
and I exchanged late birthday presents. I gave her homemade gifts of perfume and coffee syrups, and she gave me a gift of a metal purse created by bajema
from one of my most favorite prints of mykeamend
's work. I need to take a photo of this because it has become a prized possession.
Last night we went to the Rosary Cathedral in Toledo to hear the Toledo Symphony Orchestra play Bruckner's Symphony No. 5 in B flat major. The acoustics in this gorgeous church were so phenomenal it felt like religion. I'm so glad that Jen & Craig suggested this because it truly was a beautiful experience.
I'm a little sluggish this morning trying to get into the swing of another work week and I feel like I haven't done nearly a sufficient job of describing how great this weekend was.
I have stolen a photo from Jen's journal to show some of our handicraft. Jen cast sugar skulls for Día de los Muertos that we decorated to celebrate some people who are no longer with us. Hers are the front row, mine are the back. These were so much fun to decorate. It felt nice to honor some memories.