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#365DaysOf Happiness Day 19

Painting this again.

It’ll progress slowly. I didn’t elaborate on the story behind the painting (Day 9). 

Catch Up Info (if you dont want to go back) I only said that I got it as a gift for Christmas. 

Have you ever heard of those paint night classes? You pay an amount to go to a restaurant, a teacher instructs you on how to paint a certain picture, and all the supplies are provided. 

I’ve been interested in going, however there are a few problems. 

It’s expensive. They average $60. Which is great for what you get; don’t get me wrong. Supplies probably take up two thirds of that price and a meager $20 per person for the instructors time. But it’s expensive when you are a stay at home mom/indie author with a shift work husband. It’s not just $60. It’s $60, plus whatever I’d have to pay a babysitter, plus gas to get downtown and back, parking and whatever I decide to eat or drink while there. 

They always seem to be at bars. Aka. The need for a baby sitter rather than having her accompany me. I follow a seemingly unpopular opinion on parenting that I don’t do babysitting. My kid has never been babysat by anyone. She’s been looked after by people for 5 to 30 minutes or so, with me no further than a shout or a minutes walk when required. But we don’t believe in dropping our kid off with someone and running away for hours while she’s still a toddler. Just not our thing.

And if you think I can time it to fit in with my husband’s schedule, you have more faith then I have.

Then, what if I don’t like the painting that’s being done that night?

What if they force me to socialize and interact with a bunch of people? (Social anxiety)

Anyway, so a friend of mine thought this would be a nice alternative. 

So she got us both the same picture (because we both picked the same one), and that was my Christmas present. 

We’ve committed to getting together to paint them a few times a month. Which means we see each other more regularly.

Supper, drinks, and painting. My toddler even gets in on the fun by painting her own pictures.


What's there to say? I'm diverse in interests, thoughts, and experiences. I'm human and can be hypocritical. I can fall for fads or be too stubborn to try somethings. I make mistakes, but I learn from them (eventually). I have two cats, one husband, and one child. I have an extremely large family thanks to adoption, fostering, and marriage/divorce. Through all of that, I see many walks of life.

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