Wednesday, July 8, 2009

To-Do List

One last laundry trip before leaving - Check
Take the daughter to her favourite Thai restraunt - Check
Print copies of e-ticket - Check
Pay all the bills and rent - Check
Arrange for someone to water plants and pick up mail - Check
Move the swim, music and karate classes for the daughter to September - Check
Travel lightly and pack into smaller fewer suitcases - Check
Arrange for the cab - Check

Oh, it feels so good to check off things in the To-Do list. Though I have quite some work left to be handed over, it still feels good when I can make lists and cross the tasks taken care of. Do you feel the same ?

Am looking forward to the next four weeks of fun, family, love and I am sure some drama :)

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Artist in the making

My daughter, she is an artist ! I am sure all parents think of their offspring as the best. I compare myself to her, I mean I think of what I did when I was her age and I can tell that she is so much better. I could copy art and even today I can copy to a certain extent but I am not as creative and I usually don't come up with original pieces. I signed her up for art classes for about two years almost, but unfortunately because of the recession the art class was shut down. I am on the lookout for another appropriate and economic one.

The power and telecom company of my town holds an art competition every year and awards the winners on the earth day. This year Shreya participated and won the first prize in her age group. She received a gift card of $25 for the bookstore Borders. I am very very proud of her. She could hardly wait to use the gift card. The card was put to good use. She picked up some really good books and the experience was well worth it for all of us.