Sunday, September 02, 2007


Juggler - Granville Island
Graphite 8 x 11
Copyright Jeanette Jobson

I feel a bit like I am juggling lately. There is so much going on in my life that its hard to keep up sometimes. Work, home, the farm, art, classes to prepare, prints, cards, etc etc. And now my mother.

I spent yesterday cleaning and clearing out her house. Well clearing out what she would let me. She clings, like many older people, to possessions even if they no longer have any value. Its so difficult to clean in her house as there is so much junk there. That, compounded by the fact that two large, very furry cats live there too, doesn't help.

Crisis management is the order of the day with my mother. There is no reliable forward thinking, as she wants intervention on her terms, which are difficult, and by the time intervention is required it is a crisis.

I will go to her house again today and finish what I started, then try to persuade her to have a cleaner come in a couple of times a week to keep on top of it. That I fear will be short lived.


Louise Rudy said...

Thanks so much for your kind words on my blog. I also have an interest in herbs and have a small herb garden. But what are the chances of this: The Hokosai quote you posted is something I had xeroxed from a book and taped to the wall of my studio about a year ago!

This is a lovely drawing. Keep in touch.

Jeanette said...

Louise, thank you for visiting.

And the coincidence of us both having that Holosai quote! Quite extraordinary...

I am sure I shall be a regular visitor at your blog. :)