Frustration abounds around here...... I am about to give up on oil painting. I'm not sure why I can't get a handle on this. I shouldn't check my emails right before I paint because that can be a big source of frustration too. I guess, as usual, I need to go away from this and go back when I'm in a better mood. I'm cooking osso buco from Dorie's book and it's smelling heavenly. And I'm getting ready for ANOTHER storm that's supposed to hit tonight. I got a name of a vet who may be able to take care of Chloé but I haven't made the appointment yet... I'm waiting to see if I can get out of my driveway tomorrow! BREATHE. right? I'm behind on reading your posts too because I wasn't even on my computer much at all this weekend. Yesterday was a pretty good day... I read a lot and Nathaniel and I have been playing chess (we're tied 2 wins to 2 wins!). Better get back upstairs... I am making an orange olive salad to go on the side... it sounded interesting and rice pilaf. Hope you had a better day than I did!