Thursday, January 14, 2010

Full day

The building that we rent space in for choir is about a seven minute walk up the hill from us, and is an old church turned into an art space. When we arrived on Monday for choir, there was a young woman from our neighborhood who we recognized as a beagle-walker. She was hanging her paintings and her dad's writings for an art show that opens tonight. She and Eliza got to talking and Eliza told her that she too was an artist, and how does an artist have a show like this? Leah invited her to bring some of her paintings or drawings and she would hang them in the show. A very generous offer that she reiterated to me. Eliza took her up on it and we walked her paintings up the hill this morning.


We'll go tonight to support Leah and see Eliza's paintings hanging beside hers. After we dropped off the paintings, we all continued up the hill to the "uptown" and lunch at a hot dog joint called O'Betty's. I highly recommend the tofu dog with baked beans and coleslaw!!
And on the day went...to the Athens County Historical Society and Museum, down the street. They have an exhibit called Please Touch! (when I told Eliza what it was called and asked if she'd like to go, she said "Please Touch? That is for ME!!"). The girls got to dress up as pioneers to this area and explored a house, general store/post office, doctor's office and schoolroom that they had set up. The museum is still under construction, but they were entertained enough for us to be there for an hour and a half!
Dad, in the schoolroom


Washing clothes the old way
Look, Mom! It's a "human weigher"!
Sounds like a full day, huh? Well, wait! There's more! We pass an old cemetery on our way to and from the uptown, and the girls wanted to do some exploring. The weather was beautiful today, the temperature nearing 40, with bits of green ("Mama! It's the first green of Spring!" says Ani) and blue skies...




The day's not yet over...home, smoothies, SET, time with Morfar and Gramma before they leave, anticipating pizza with Papa tonight, before he goes...Filling up...

5 comments:

Stacy (Mama-Om) said...

Are you loving your new camera? I am! :)

Merry said...

What a full, beautiful day of exploring!! How wonderful that no one was sick! I'm jealous!

Tan Family said...

Amazing day! I really loved reading each thing that you did. Beautiful pics of snow, too!

Kerry said...

An art show! How lovely. Your snow is so gorgeous, and seems like it has stuck around for quite awhile. Here in Oregon it is all up in the mountains, and the only deer tracks are in the mud. Ah well.

J & Reba said...

Eliza, your paintings are really great! I love the colors you chose and you are also very good at deciding where things "go" on the page. Lovely.

I love seeing your "artistic" pics debbie. They are beautiful.