Today is a fairly cool and overcast day in big sky country. I've had the majority of this week off after working the first straight week; next week I settle into the regular routine of 4d/wk. Although I'm not out hiking today, I am doing data entry of the information found at each site this past week. Although I manually enter info in the field, I have to translate it to an evil Excel application that is currently testing my sanity. At the end of the season this data will be compiled for Bobbie's project.

I'm sitting in a local coffee shop and I have to say that this town is great! The people are nice, the food is great, and the scenery couldn't be better. Last night I walked through town for their monthly art gallery exhibits, where local artists feature and sell their work. I need to get to work on my own paintings because I would really love to exhibit something for August!
This is one of my paintings, chalk pastel and acrylic on canvas, of my cat Chopsticks. I love to paint the cats!

Today and tomorrow there is an arts festival in town that I plan on going to, in addition to the local farmer's market. This Sunday I'll be celebrating our country's independence at a lakeside BBQ with Bobbie and family (there are around 4 lakes in 5 miles, so I have no idea which one).  So far I'm really loving this little town, and my job (minus the dreaded Microsoft application).