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Tony...Learning or Not?

Monday, April 25, 2016      16 comments

One of my 16 in 2016 goals is to teach Tony to shake hands. I knew it would be challenging but I figured I had 366 days and he has a natural tenden... Read more

An instructor and a glass of wine

Friday, March 25, 2016      19 comments

My "Snowy Barnyard." It is a rather simple picture but I enjoyed revisiting my sky, snowy yard and pine tree skills previously learned. The barn was tough for me and I had to cover up some of what I had done with more sky. Something I had pre... Read more

When One Door Closes...

Wednesday, March 09, 2016      18 comments

DH has struggled with pain in his right buttock that began in August of 2012. Since that time, he has seen 5 doctors, 2 chiropractors, a massage therapist, an acupuncturist and 4 physical therapists. He's had 6 cortisone shots. The most recen... Read more

Tony Gets a Bedroom

Friday, February 26, 2016      20 comments

Last night I draped a blanket over a chair where Tony was sleeping. DH wondered if Tony would stay there all night. Neither of us thought so but Tony did stay there. Clearly Tony likes his new bedroom. Read more

The Birthday Girl

Monday, February 22, 2016      14 comments

Today is my step mother's 93rd birthday. We celebrated on Saturday with a small party. She remembered all of her children but not me or any of the sons-in-law. The dementia has taken away more and more but we have still been able to support h... Read more

Cardinal on Barn Board

Friday, February 19, 2016      18 comments

Last evening I did another Paint Away workshop. I wasn't as happy with this one. It was more cramped than the last venue and the crowd was quieter. I found it more challenging that I expected to work on the barn board and some of my challenge... Read more

Paint Away Workshop

Friday, February 12, 2016      18 comments

One of my 16 in 2016 items is to take a painting class and last night I did that. The class I went to was a group class and the instructor directed us in making a birches in snow picture. As advertised, this class was supposed to make a moonli... Read more

No Good, Very Bad Weekend

Sunday, January 31, 2016      16 comments

Okay, as soon as I wrote the title here, I thought hey it wasn't as bad as last weekend. That was when my stepmother went over to the great grandson's house across the street from them and told him there was a strange man in her basement making... Read more

Staying Warm

Monday, January 18, 2016      17 comments

It has been cold here and I guess someone thinks it's cold in the house too. ... Read more

New Year's Resolutions

Friday, January 01, 2016      14 comments

We've all made our resolutions. Charlie wants to get more rest. Molly wants to get more loving. Read more

16 in 2016

Tuesday, December 29, 2015      19 comments

I'm going to put out my list for 2016. I have lots of ideas this year -- more than I need -- but that's a good thing because I usually have to make changes along the way due to time constraints. That's probably not going to change, for the bet... Read more

New glasses

Monday, December 28, 2015      12 comments

I certainly don't have this selfie thing down but here's my best effort. First, I'll post a picture of me in my old glasses and then a picture of me in my new glasses. They are both bottom rimless and I am not sure the color shows well. My ol... Read more

Successful end to 15 in 2015

Wednesday, December 23, 2015      12 comments

I completed my 15 for 2015 yesterday. The ideas I think of on the beginning of the year are not necessarily the same ones I complete at the end of the year. The goal is simply to try new things, return to things I used to do long ago and to ex... Read more

Some progress

Saturday, November 14, 2015      19 comments

I believe my heel is improving. I added Tylenol to my regimen and, for the most part, am pain free. I am vigilant about stretching, better about icing and, per doctor's orders, I increased the anti-inflammatory meds. I try to do less walking ... Read more

Out of the boot...for now

Saturday, November 07, 2015      19 comments

My follow up appointment with my podiatrist was this past Thursday. After two weeks in the boot, my stress injury was healed. That means we know for sure it wasn't a fracture because that would not have healed so quickly. Still, it was worth ... Read more


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