So it’s January. And it’s cold…very cold. I usually love the winter, getting to snuggle up in big sweatshirts and blankets, hot chocolate, watching it snow in the evening…except we haven’t gotten any good snow! This week was the best attempt so far, but was still a big disappointment to my daughter and myself. As far as we are concerned, if it doesn’t snow it can go ahead and be spring already! Since the snow ended up being more hype than anything else and the temperature remained in the teens for most of the day, Raleigh-Rae and I decided to bring what little snow we could inside! I got a big bucket, filled it with snow, then brought it inside for her to play with in towels I spread out on the floor. We had a really fun time making mini snowmen!
Other things going on this January are obviously J-Term! I’m taking a collaborative print making class that has been a lot of fun, although I never knew how lengthy the process was to make a print! It takes a ton of work from start to finish just to get one print, but the end results are really cool. There are so many different effects and techniques and tools to try out. We are even helping some staff members at Roanoke Memorial learn how to do their own prints and will be having a show at the end of January for everyone to show off their work. While I would not consider myself a talented artist, I have always enjoyed taking classes and creating art. The classes here at Hollins have been especially great! I have really enjoyed experiencing new things here as well as learning more about things I’ve already experienced in the past.
I will be glad when spring semester finally gets underway. It will be a nice way to pass the time until we get to meet the newest addition to our family in mid July! Baby Carr #2 is growing fast and I can already start to feel him/her moving and kicking around in there. And on Valentine’s Day, we will finally get to find out if we are having another little girl or a little boy this time!