Every time the kids are away I have some regrets that I did not spend my time being productive. I am starting to feel that way even as I post this. I didn't even get out of my pajamas until about 2 o'clock. But I did work on this oil painting, which is going to occupy some wall space in the basement. Dave built this canvas for me when I was in University, and it was a landscape that I never wanted to paint in the first place, but now it gets to be whatever I want. You can still see the textures from the landscape underneath, and I like that effect.