I do want to someday re-do my about page and re-design this site somewhat. But I just don’t update like I used to when I was living overseas and this blog was a great way one-place spot to stay in touch with everyone.
But I don’t want it to die either…. just to morph. When it’s ready.
My health? Getting better all the time. No side effects from the meds. If my semantic cognition is changed, I’m now too stupid to know it, anyway. :-)
I’ve also been going to aqua aerobics. I love it. The workout changes all the time and my instructor does a xena war cry from time to time. She’s crazy in a very good way. Right now I am hating that I’m missing a class tonight due to a bad cold. Blah. But, I’m signed up for the Summer sessions…
Due to more exercise, better eating habits and a couple of meds for my thyroid and other stuff (I really do hate talking about medical stuff, feeling like an old lady going on and on, but want to keep people in the loop just the same) I’ve lost 20 pounds since the start of the year. And I’ll keep at it!
I spend more time doing artwork and in the garden..planting some veggies as well as flowers this year. Planted a dogwood tree for Mom as a Mother’s day gift. She’s always wanted one, and her Mother always did too, but never had one. All of her kids chipped in to get it, and a gardenia plant.
I’ve been enjoying time with the nephews so much. They are my buddies. And my Sister and her husband have not only been a tireless support for me, but dearest friends. We all went to the local ball park on Sunday and heard my Sister-in-Law’s music students sing the National Anthem and it was beautiful. The game was fun. I can get a little bored with sports, but baseball is fun, especially with the right people! We’re all proud of my brother who has been busting his butt and getting A’s in his graduate work. He decided to take the Summer off from studies this year and that’s so good..
Some new art ideas in the works…portraits, fundraising for a cause or two, etc. Going to set up something..probably an Etsy site (after wanting to for years) so I can start selling my artwork again. I will update the progress once I figure out, when, where, how, etc.
Have some art done that hasn’t been scanned yet. Sometimes scanning/photographing art is a chore to me so I put it off..and sometimes I’m just spending more time outside.
I’m done rambling. Now you know where I’ve been. Thrilling, ain’t it? :-)
I’m still in awe over the no chemo thing. I was gearing up for it for almost a year!
Much love to all who care enough to help me along the way.
Your thoughts/energy/prayers have been heard, loud and clear. And a special thanks to any and all who have emailed/talked me with specific thoughts and their own experiences. I’m amazed at it all. “Your support means the world to me.”
It’s a cliche for a reason.
Online, I catch up with people on facebook now and then, but mainly I hang out on flickr, so that’s where you can find me.
Here’s a favorite recent post of mine: