Good morning friends, The hmj :coffee2: is brewing & needed this morning. For whatever reason I've been up most of the night & accomplishing a great deal of painting & listening to a new book on tape. I'm pleased that I finished the October challenge given by the artist's group I belong to this evening. I'm pleased with the outcome & the calmness of the scene. I've needed a finished painting I've felt pleased with ~ the last few I've either torn up or started over & gone a totally different direction. I've started painting my holiday cards (short list - just family). I guess I just need to rest after our vacation last week. The builders are coming in today to put in new steps on the front of the house (half tiered, wider steps) to accomodate my cane; that along with stronger larger hand rails. It's been needed & I've kept putting it off. My dad, brothers, & brother in law's are coming in a couple of weeks to do the back of the house with a small deck so we can add a wheelchair ramp if necessary. Sorry, I don't mean to feel so down this morning. Here's to a happy day! Hope your difficult children are cooperative, your commute easy & your co-workers a breeze to labor with today.