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Sunday, June 26, 2016      1 comments

Confession: I've been pretty down in the dumps lately. After spending most of my time alone for the past year and mostly enjoying it, I've been finding myself feeling very lonely and a little hopeless these past few weeks. Partly I think t... Read more
Saturday, June 25, 2016      5 comments

I mentioned in my status the other day that I'd seen where someone had created a meal category in their tracker called "sweets and grazing" and I decided to do the same. Here's my rationale: I already have categories for breakfast, mid-morn... Read more
My dad
Sunday, June 19, 2016      5 comments

I was inspired by TWEETIE's post to write a father's day blog. My dad was almost a stereotypical 50's dad. He went off to work every day in his hat and overcoat looking like one of the guys from Mad Men or a Humphrey Bogart movie. When he ... Read more
more adventures in exercise
Saturday, June 18, 2016      5 comments

So about a week ago I tried swimming laps and noted that it did aggravate my knee a little. It was also the day that I did all the exercises the physical therapist gave me, several sets of each twice a day as he had recommended. Well, by the end... Read more
I have a staff!
Thursday, June 16, 2016      6 comments

Well, my sister has been acting as my agent and has done a really good job of talking me up, helping me drum up my first commission and helping me set prices, things I'm terrible at, and now my daughter announced yesterday that she's appointing ... Read more
Wednesday, June 15, 2016      5 comments

I started feeling under the weather last Thursday or Friday and had to tough it out through the big weekend on Ibuprofen, with my daughter visiting and my family all coming up for the show. It was still great having them all, but I was feeling p... Read more
more adventures in the pool
Thursday, June 09, 2016      6 comments

I tried water walking and it was incredibly boring, so I went ahead and swam some laps. And the PT is right, it aggravated my knee a little even though I barely kicked. Next idea: I have an old pair of knee braces that I don't use any more, don'... Read more
physical therapist says I'm very strong!
Tuesday, June 07, 2016      4 comments

This was my first ever physical therapy session, and possibly my last as he just gave me some exercises to do at home, but very informative. He did a series of tests that were kind of like arm wrestling, where he'd put his hands on part of my le... Read more
and the search goes on
Monday, June 06, 2016      4 comments

I tried out a water aerobics class last Friday, and I really liked the instructor, she took it seriously and addressed our form - it was a regular exercise class but in the water, exactly what I was looking for. I did wonder why I was traveling ... Read more
mixing it up
Thursday, June 02, 2016      5 comments

Once again I find myself looking for new exercise routines that I'll stick with. For a while now I've been settled into ST class twice a week and mountain hiking as my main activities, but now the knee doctor has suggested I do less climbing and... Read more
at the beach
Tuesday, May 24, 2016      9 comments

I drove the 4 1/2 hours down to the family beach house in Delaware to retrieve a painting of my dad that I want to put in the show. This used to be a two-day journey from Ohio that I had to save my vacation for all year, so it's very nice to be ... Read more
Thursday, May 19, 2016      4 comments

I'm so glad I decided to go see the knee doctor! It's a relief to know what's going on. She took xrays right there and showed me - I have moderately severe osteoarthritis behind the patella where the cartilage is wearing away, but I'm not at bon... Read more
Friday, May 13, 2016      7 comments

I think this is finally done. Was nervous about ruining it so I put it off a long time. Glady, the older woman, is a no-nonsense person with a very quiet kindness and a dry sense of humor. I was trying to capture that but I don't know if it's to... Read more
postcard for my show
Sunday, May 08, 2016      8 comments

The gallery chose this image for the postcards they're printing up, it's a painting I did of myself in 1982 at age 32. We came up with this title fo... Read more
Friday, May 06, 2016      6 comments

Almost one year to the day that I left home, I got the papers in the mail today. Got my name back and it's all over! It gets me to thinking about the past year, and one thing I realized: even though I gained a few pounds this winter, even though... Read more

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