Nearly every time I I start another blog post, I am amazed at how fast the time has past. Two weeks… gone in a second! Summer? Poof, gone! Well the heat is still here but summer vacation is over and it is already back to school time.

For me that means my lazy days of sleeping in late are over. I’ve probably said it before, but to me one of life’s most greatest luxuries is sleeping until you wake up naturally. And for me, that is somewhere in the hour of 10-11 am. I really think my natural clock is wake up at 11 am and fall asleep at 2am. Of course back to school isn’t about sleeping in until 11. Ugh… No! It’s 6:45 am. Bleh. That is too am for me.

It’s too am for him as well.

Asher at breakfast

Too am

But ready or not, back to school is already here. The first day has come and gone and we are already in week two. What?! Yep, and in my un-organized fashion, I just found out this morning I’ve already missed an open house. Best Mom of the year award here. What do they say… Life happens while you’re making plans. Man, truer words have never been spoken!

But with back to school, comes more painting time for me. Good thing, too! I’m behind on paintings this year. I’ve got a show in no less than 39 days and I need to get busy. Funk in the City is a great show for me. I’ve got information about this downtown Evansville, Indiana art show right here.

I don’t post too many of Asher’s photos anymore since he’s told me he doesn’t want the kids to be able to look him up online. I understand that. I also understand that I’m a proud mama and I want to show off his cute little face! Hopefully, I hope I’m not embarrassing him too much. So of course I want to share with you photos from our first day back to school. The above photo is how the day started.

Getting ready to leave in van

Getting ready to leave in van

sticking his tongue out

Hamming it up – this kid has my sense of humor


Sleepy face grin

Sleepy face grin

boy in front of Jr High school

I can’t believe my baby is now in Jr High!

I’d like to say I went back to bed like Loki here (remember our new kitten?) but I didn’t. I need to get back on schedule so I took advantage of the day to clean up around the house including the freezer. Fun times let me tell you.

orange tabby kitten sleeping in giant dog bed

Loki – Little Orange Kitty happily in Dreamland

The day went fast for me and new for this year is Asher riding the bus home. It gives me a little extra time to do all the things involved with running a small business and trying to keep house as well. It seemed I was always right in the zone while painting when my alarm would go off to stop and leave to pick up Asher from school. It was hard if not impossible to go back into my studio and pick up where I left off. So, I’m happy for the bus.

Speaking of the bus. Man have times changed. In my day of riding the bus, it was a roar of laughter, screaming and music rolling down the road. It was a time to catch up with friends on what happened that day and it was fun! Our bus driver must’ve had nerves of steel, he always had the radio playing for us and the windows were open when warm and we were allowed to talk and laugh, eat and more on the bus I remember getting up to change seats and others did too without the scream of the driver that is heard now. They have cracked down. Sadly for Asher it is now sort of a lonely, silent, bumpy hot ride home. The drivers don’t play that anymore.

Truth be told, we’ve tried the bus before several years ago… Asher didn’t last but a week and the old driver(someone different) sent home a note and informed the school of trouble. All he wanted to do was turn around in his seat to chat to the kids behind him. He was only in 1st grade! Too many rules these days. Let them be kids while they can I say. So I decided to pick him up after that. But new school, new try.

boy getting off school bus

Zoey is happy to greet him

Here is the new bus dropping him off. Zoey was excited to see him. What you don’t see is Zoey climbing up in the bus. Asher was already down, but she went right up. Some loyalty, huh? hahaha she loves to ride.

So now it’s a quick sandwich and then down to the art studio. An artist friend of mine, Vicki Wilson, is coming over in a bit as well. It’s so great to bounce ideas off each other and talk shop.

paintings by Jaime Haney of New Harmony, Indiana

Learn more about me on the ‘About’ page in the menu at the top. I’m an artist – a painter mostly and an avid gardener. I paint a variety of subjects including birds, koi fish, my gardens, ponds and flowers as well as anything having to do with nature especially trees and tropical scenes. I also enjoy painting abstracts and have started created more and more of them. My most favorite thing to try to achieve in my painting is is mystery.

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