Friday, October 16, 2009

Venturing out

Aside from taking out the trash and checking the mail, I don't think I've walked out the front door since I got back from Miami. So today after my combined workout/trashy TV session (part of the bday indulgences), I went outside, got a fun bday card from lil sis, and then walked in the grass just next to the major construction outdoors and found my way to the arts and crafts center.

[Crossed these on the way.] Studio rental is $1/hour and $4/day here. Ridiculously huge and amazing facilities: wood shop, ceramics, quilting, stained glass, framing, etc. Not necessarily something I can access but it attests to the seriousness of military benefits. Yesterday, we found out that Ben is not going to Iraq in January. That's all we know. I love that they get orders saying only the negation of what their orders said a few months back, but not saying what will really happen. I think the very obvious, easy, and not cool answer is Afghanistan in early 2010. Which means more wrenches in my plans; I had only intended to stay up here until xmas.

On the bright side, I got lots of nice feedback from my Korean contacts and lots of love and wishes and hugs sent my way. I also booked my Dec flight and hotel to Miami. It's really happening, again! Velma also gave me the heads up on a nice little plug [about 3/4 of the way in] by Hilary Oak, the ED of the Saint Lawrence County Arts Council, who is hosting my lecture and class on hanji (the talk is Thurs, Oct 22 and the class is Sat, Oct 31: Halloween!). [One correction: hanji is the actual paper, and jiseung is paper weaving.]

2 comments:

  1. Happy (belated) birthday!

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  2. not belated at all! thank you!

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