I have a long list of things to include in my sketchbook for "The Project". Something that popped into my head this morning was the Jackpine Savage Beard Contest that our local paper sponsors every year. We're proud of our backwoodsy, scruffy beards! So, I immortalized this local custom for my third entry. I had some bleed through from the other side of the page again, so his face is a little smudgy. Oh well!
It was a good day off. It got better after a 2 hour nap! I worked hard yesterday and then stayed up too late (my fault). That combo is never a great thing.
It was beautiful outside today. The birdsong was tumultuous. Redwing blackbirds, pileated woodpeckers, starlings and dozens more. It's good to finally open windows and patio doors and let spring inside.
I'm going to try to be smart and get to bed early. Five o'clock alarm in the morning. We said good-bye to a great co-worker yesterday. She's retiring and she deserves it. She's in her 70's and was working part-time just for something to do. We'll miss her positive attitude and great work ethic. We have two new girls, so hopefully they'll learn quickly and stick around. One girl who had left on a long school trip is back and she's coming back to work. That's exciting! But we still need a couple more to be up to speed. Prayers appreciated. We're a weary bunch!
Goodnight all! And shalom to all of you!