Friday, June 17, 2011

JUNE? Art? ME??????

OMG, the differences between that snowy February and today's 90+ degrees in June. I have a new job, an new hobby and want to share both.

First though--a give away is going on at Green Isle Crafts..for a very awesome book I have been waiting on to come out:

go HERE to find out more:

More posts coming soon on MY artwork!!!!


Sunday, February 13, 2011

Getting on board--again

I realize that several blogging trains have left the station without me over the last two and a half months. I even have half-way decent explanations--

In December, Atlanta has had the WORST snow in a decade and we were actually trapped in our subdivision for 4 days before a group of men from our subdivision (including my husband, son, and son-in-lawn used shovels and icepicks  to break up the ice sheet that was covering the only ingress and egress from our subdivision (geesh, how many times can I use this word in this post!)

Then in January, i was to have surgery, when it happened again--MORE *^$##@; SNOW. Surgery was canceleled and I worked from home, again.

I had a birthday at the end of January and the beginning of February saw not only my rescheduled surgery, but my youngest children, my twins, turn 19.

So I have been snowed in (and I am, like, from California, totalllly!) aged, stressed and relieved all in short order.

My surgery was to be just the removal of the right ovary, but turned into a hysterectomy. I do have the left ovary. Should be a problem hormone-wise, as the doc said my right ovary had not been working for quite a while, probably many years. The really geeky cool bit is that it was done laprascopically, by a robot (DaVinci Robot). How cool is that?? Sci-fi of my childhood operating on my timmy! AND I only have 4 little scars to show for it.

So, I tried to relax, my kids and husband took GREAT care of me and I am ready to get back on the train (wagon?) and post just little bit more often.

Oh, by the way, this is a pencil/charcoal drawing my daughter did of me. What do you think?

Monday, November 29, 2010

A rainy November Day

Had knee surgery the day before thanksgiving, and am recovering now. Go see the doc tomorrow for the low down on the thing. This is the 6th surgery I have had on it.  LOTS of arthritis.

Right now I am just sitting here, listening to the rain. I think I have gone through enough re-assessing and am settled on where I am right now: middles aged, good family life, good work life. The only thing that would make work better would to be able to work from home more often.

Will be glad when my knee is better so I can  go geocaching again, but at least i am getting alot of stitching done =)

Arent these the coolest geocoins??

I want!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Reassessing goals

I have been thinking about my life lately. Its a pretty good life; my kids are mostly grown, and we all have a good relationship. My husband and I have been married over 25 years--not all of it roses, but overall, pretty good, and better now than ever before.

I am surrounded by four-footed babies. I have a good job, that I like and have  friends at work and at home.

All in all, sounds like I have a great life, and I have no complaints true, but I fell like I am missing something.

I have chronic pain, and several other conditions that create pain. I am always in pain, despite pain meds and trips to the pain clinic. I am at the point where the docs say this is as good as it will ever be.

It does impact my work and family life, and my internal balance, because I want/need to be productive. I am sure it takes a toll on the family as well.

I stitch, but not as much as I need to , or want to. Some of that is time management--some days I come home from work and crash for a couple hours, some of it is pain in my hands, some of it is the brain fog I have some days.

I write, both fiction and non-fiction, and would LOVE to make my living writing. To that end I have been trying to clear my mind and body as much as is possible to have the time and focus to write.

I have been writing, both genres, and the more I do it, the easier it has become--LOL, not necessarily better, but easier.

Does anyone else write? Make their living from home? I would love to hear from you.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The boys have left me

In my last post, I wrote about my unexpected geocaching find--a momma cat and her kittens, near to starvation.

I took them in and fattened them up. They mellowed out and started playing, venturing out of my home office for forays of toe sniping and pants leg climbing. Emily still guards them from all the four-footed inhabitants of the home.

My  friend Scarlet, the Domestic Goddess that she is, offered to give my boys a home together. Considering that Louie  is dependent on Cheeze, that was a really sweet thing for her to do.

And then........

we found out Louie was a Louisa! Yep, he was a she. Thankfully Miss Scarlet still wants my boys (girls). AND I get to visit them and see them grow up  

Emily is still with us, and swiftly worming her way into my husband's heart.

I just want to say:   Thanks Scarlett!!!

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