This is the last day of the icon class. As much as I have enjoyed it, I am ready for it to be over. I am tired in a very special way. The bags under my eyes that developed some time last year have finally gone away. I feel much much calmer. But this is such intense work that I am worn out from it. I am hopeful that tomorrow I can just sit around, maybe take a nap, maybe make a nice veggie pizza for lunch, I have just discovered the most amazing recipe for pizza crust made from sour dough. It is crispy and delicious!
For now I have oatmeal raisin cookies in the oven to take to my class today. In between running outside to move my sprinkler and visiting with my neighbor, I am eating breakfast and drinking a second cup of coffee while blogging. We have watering restrictions this year and can only water twice a week. For some reason, I decided that I didn’t need to turn on my sprinkling system this year since I can water so seldom. Didn’t really think that one through. I think I will turn it on some time this week.
This is my icon as of the end of yesterday. I am discouraged, but trying to have faith in the process. I kept following the instructions and the personal advice of the two instructors and this is what I ended up with. Please God, may it all come together today.
Tomorrow there will be a finished icon and a day of rest. I am looking forward to that. And today, I will have another day to soak in the lectures and cherish the individual attention I am getting.