August 28 – Sprained my ankle. How, you ask? Just walking. Literally. My ankle was all “I’m a ballerina!” My neighbor helped me up, and I limped to my car and went to work.
August 29 – Car accident. Old man crossed two lanes of traffic and hit me. Acquired silver streak on passenger side of my car.
September 6 – I painted a hedgehog attacking the Indianapolis monument for the Art vs. Art competition.
September 8 – My cat Hoggle went missing. Stephen and I searched everywhere, assumed he was dead. Wept like a baby.
September 9 – Found Hoggle. Overjoyed. Somehow crawled into neighbor’s basement of our duplex. He is no longer allowed in the basement.
September 12 – My 30th birthday! Also, online voting began for Art vs. Art.
September 13 – My dear sister and her wonderful wife threw a reception at their new house to celebrate getting hitched back in June, when the ban on gay marriage was deemed unconstitutional.
September 15 – Wallet went missing. Suspected it was taken out of car.
Today – Wallet found, sans $40 birthday cash. At least I don’t have to get a new driver’s license…
Saturday – Competing in another art contest, Masterpiece in a Day.
A lot of ups and downs these past few weeks. My ankle still hurts, and my car accident claim is still processing. I would be absolutely delighted if you could take a moment to vote for my painting at Art Vs. Art. I am also taking suggestions for what to paint on Saturday.